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‘I Love My Park’

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Idle Hour students Emilie Mannola and Landon O’Donnell made an impact on the environment and the Long Island community through attendance at the 11th annual I Love My Park Day, held on May 7. The students braved the wind and rain to plant dozens of plants to beautify Heckscher State Park.

I Love My Park Day is held annually the first weekend in May and draws thousands of volunteers across New York State to assist in preparing public lands for spring use and enjoyment through cleanup, enjoyment and beautification projects.

The Idle Hour Elementary School faculty and administration congratulates Emilie and Landon on their quest to beautify the Long Island community.

Date Added: 5/16/2022

Women’s History Told Through Facebook Profiles

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In celebrating Women’s History Month, fifth grade students at Idle Hour Elementary School set up Facebook profiles for the women in history that they studied.

Under the direction of librarian Julia DeMaio, the students researched a famous woman who contributed to history and were then instructed to write the information on an organizer. The organizers included where the individual worked and went to school, where she lived, where and when she was born, and a famous quote. This information was then transferred to a Facebook profile. During a presentation to classmates, students also had to include new things they learned about their subject. Some of the researched women included Amelia Earhart, Jane Goodall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Ella Fitzgerald.

Date Added: 4/6/2022