Mrs. Johnson's Class

Life Skills in room 203


Welcome to Mrs. Johnson's Life Skills Classroom. We are all having a wonderful time getting to know each other and learning new routines. The students have all adjusted well and we are working hard to meet our goals. I've started this newsletter to give you a sneak peak into what we are doing in the classroom. I hope you enjoy!

Open School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 7pm

478 Edgewood Avenue

Saint James, NY


The students went with Mrs. Wilde to visit Mr. Warner's science lab. They each had the opportunity to touch a millipede!!
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Sugar Cookies!

Friday morning we went to use the oven and kitchen supplies to bake cookies. We followed the recipe step-by-step to make sure we would get the best tasting cookies possible! They were delicious!
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Unique Learning System

Dear Parents and Family,

Your child’s classroom is using Unique Learning System® as the classroom curriculum. The curriculum program has been designed specifically for children with special learning needs. While the foundation of Unique is the academic content standards (reading, writing, math, science and social studies), the lessons are modified to make sure that all children have a way to participate and learn. There is a strong emphasis on life skills that are embedded in each lesson. Unique Learning System provides monthly units that teachers are able to download from the Unique website. Each month there is a new topic built around a science or social studies theme. There are six grade bands; Preschool, Elementary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School and Transition, so learning is new as children progress through the years. Your child’s teacher has selected the grade level band that matches the ages and grades of the children in his/her classroom. There is also a three-year cycle of new units for each grade band. In that way, your child will have new learning materials even if he or she is in the same classroom setting next year. Teachers who have worked with special learners have created all of Unique’s lessons and materials. Lessons include stories, chapter books, comprehension activities, writing activities, math lessons for time, money, counting and problem solving, as well as recipes, craft projects and science experiments. Many of the materials are designed in three levels so children of various abilities can actively participate. Materials have been created with SymbolStix™, which is a graphic library of symbols to help children who learn best with picture supports. These pictures can also be seen in books available on our online library called the n2y Library. These books can be used to help support the theme of the monthly unit, to help build your child’s reading skill or for enjoyment. Unique Learning System has several tools that will help the classroom teacher monitor your child’s progress within classroom learning. The primary goal of Unique is to give each child a way to participate, learn and succeed in the classroom.

Bell Schedule

Period 1
7:50 AM - 8:31 AM
Period 2
8:35 AM - 9:16 AM
Period 3
9:20 AM - 10:01 AM
Period 4
10:05 AM - 10:46 AM
Period 5
10:50 AM - 11:31 AM
Period 6
11:35 AM - 12:16 PM
Period 7
12:20 PM - 1:01 PM
Period 8
1:05 PM - 1:46 PM
Period 9
1:50 PM - 2:31 PM

Important Phone Numbers

79 Edgewood Avenue, Saint James, NY 11780

Main Office: (631) 382-5105
Health Office:
(631) 382-5115
Counseling Center:
(631) 382-5130
Principal - Mr. McCabe:
(631) 382-5105
Assistant Principal - Mr. Furey:
(631) 382-5120
Counselor - Jennifer Harnett (A-K):

(631) 382-5136
Counselor - Stephanie Mueller (L-Z):

(631) 382-5133
Psychologist - Patrice D'Elia:
631- 382-5138
Psychologist - Christian Forie:
(631) 382-5137
Social Worker - Frank Grieco:
(631) 382-5134
Speech - Bonna Gittleman:
(631) 382-5132