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Halloween Parade

This year Clear Stream saw the return of our famous Halloween parade. It did not disappoint! Our students dressed up in costumes that ranged from superheroes to original creations. Students who chose not to participate were engaged in a fall craft conducted by Ms. Miller and Ms. Freiberg. This year's theme "Lights, Camera, Action," was the focal point of our festivities. Mr Greiss and the Third grade teachers really got into the spirit.

Our Clear Stream parents lined the fence to see the festivities and cheer their children on! It was wonderful to see the students outside and enjoying themselves again.

Board of Education Appreciation Night

Hooray For Valleywood

On Oct. 24, Board of Education members for the Valley Stream District 30, as well as families and loved ones, were treated to music, dancing and a show by Clear Stream Avenue students akin to a full-on Hollywood production.

The screen above the Shaw Avenue auditorium read “Valleywood” as students set the stage for a big thanks to the board. Students put on a short sketch, and second and fourth grade chorus singers performed under the direction of Stephanie Cooke. A new song, “Hooray for Valleywood,” written by Clear Stream Principal John Singleton, celebrated the unique qualities of the students’ hometown. Student Emily Arias then took center stage for a dazzling dance.

The event culminated in the premiere of “Valleywood the Movie,” in which Clear Stream students took on the roles of the district’s board members and acted out a business meeting. After the showing, each board member stood on the stage with their actor counterparts to share their mutual thanks.
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National School Psychology Week 2022

On November 7, 9 &10, 2022, Clear Stream Avenue Schools will be celebrating National School Psychology Week (NSPW) to highlight the important work school psychologists do to help students thrive. Our school psychologists will engage students in activities geared toward raising their awareness of the role of school psychologists and how they support children.

This year's theme, "Together We Shine" is derived from how we see hope after several challenging years. We have all faced difficulties created by the pandemic, social injustice and inequity, economic stress, and challenges to mental and physical health. For some, it has been a time of real darkness, and finding light is critical to building resilience and hope.

Though each of us has our own inner light-the strengths and attributes that shape our capabilities and dreams when we bring together our ideas and actions to uplift each other-we shine even brighter together, both as individuals and as a community. Feelings of isolation and disconnection have been challenging these past 2 years. Reconnecting with others and reestablishing the sense of being valued parts of a greater whole empowers students and adults to find purpose and possibility.

Pumpkin Patch

The PTA has had several successful events this year including a book fair and movie night. In October, the PTA did not disappoint. Students came outside to find a plethora of pumpkins on the Clear Stream lawn. Each student carefully chose the pumpkin that spoke to their personality. As in years past one special child found a pumpkin with a dollar underneath it. Big thanks to the PTA and all of the Volunteers. Keep up the good work!

Future Engineers!

This year we are excited to announce that we have multiple opportunities to enrich our students in the area of engineering. District 30 has added a new club - Drone Blocks! Currently this club is being offered to our 4th and 5th grade students and has generated a lot of excitement in such a short amount of time. Through the use of iPads and/or Chromebooks, children program blocks of code to fly their drones. Each lesson challenges the students to follow the specific requirements and guidelines to complete their task. Clear Stream's very own Jake Winston is the advisor to the Clear Stream club. Below see a short video

Our Learning Lab is open and ready for business. Mr. Carr taught our students how to create and design a Lego Propellor. Engineers use a process called backward design. They develop a sketch of what the final product is and then they create it. Our future engineers are definitely ready for take off!

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American Education Week

American Education Week will be celebrated during the week of November 15-17. On this day, schools across the nation invite parents into the classroom to experience what the day is like for their child.

According to experts, parents need to take an active and assertive role in their children's education on a daily basis for optimal success at school. Ongoing research shows that parental involvement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores confidence among parents in their children's education. Parental involvement means reading to your children, checking homework every night, limiting television viewing or screen time on school nights, developing a relationship with your child's teacher, and simply asking children about their school day. Whatever the level of involvement, it is important to be consistent in order to make a difference in your children's lives.Parental response to this event has always been very positive. . We will be using a similar format as in previous years.

The teachers will be sending home RSVP permission slips. All permission slips must be returned to your child’s teacher by November 10, 2022 for entry into the building. Space is limited so only one parent per child will be permitted in the classroom. For security reasons, only parents who have returned this sheet will be allowed to enter the building. All visitors will be required to sign in at the main lobby and will be admitted based on the scheduled time of visits.

Please do not bring younger children to this visit. They will not be permitted into the classrooms. Also, no photos or video taping will be permitted.This is a wonderful opportunity for you to observe your child’s classroom experience. I look forward to seeing you during the week of November 15th for a visit to your child’s class.

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Lee Denim Day

Lee National Denim Day is a one-day fund-raising event, that’s annually observed on the first Friday in October- this year, 2022, October 7th. This event was started in 1996 to contribute and support breast cancer research and wellness program.

Lee National Denim Day started when several Lee Jeans employees realized that they were affected by breast cancer in one form or another. During the conversation they came with an idea to start some kind of event, that could raise money to help all women suffering from breast cancer. Thus the event was shaped.

Clear Stream Teachers Celebrated the Day by wearing "Pink and Jeans" to spread Awareness.

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