Denton Avenue Blackboard Newsletter

December 2015

Principal's Corner

It’s already December and the holiday season is quickly approaching. November and December are busy months at Denton with many parent visits during American Education Month.

We are looking forward to many exciting events in the month of December. Thanks to the efforts of our PTA the children are enjoying purchasing holiday gifts for their family members at the Winter Boutique. We look forward to being entertained at our annual winter concerts on Wednesday, December 9 (Band & 4th Grade Chorus) and Wednesday, December 16 (Orchestra & 5th Grade Chorus). Both of these concerts will take place in the gymnasium at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, December 22 our PARP committee will be sponsoring a special Pajama Day reading event. Students are invited to wear their favorite pajamas to school and “Curl up with a Good Book”. Secret Readers (parent volunteers) will visit the classrooms and read a wonderful winter story to the children. What a great way to kick off the Winter Recess!

Our guest author, Sarah Weeks, will be visiting us on January 20th. Don’t forget to order an autographed copy of one of her books by December 9th. Be on the lookout for information on January’s Health and Wellness Week, which culminates with an evening of fun activities and workshops for parents and children on Wednesday, January 27th. If you are willing to host a fitness or wellness workshop during this week, please contact Mrs. Beth Rosenman, Assistant Principal or Mrs. Gina McLauglin, PTA Programming. We will send home additional details about this exciting school wide event over the next few weeks.

On behalf of the Denton Avenue staff, I wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year in 2016!


Mary Louise Haley

Important Dates

  • December 4th- School Closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • December 8th- Picture Retake Day
  • December 18th- Submissions for Reflections are due
  • December 24th to January 1st- Winter Recess

The Snowman Holiday Botique

Monday, November 30th thru Thursday, December 3rd and Tuesday evening, December 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Every student will have the unique opportunity to purchase his or her own inexpensive gifts at our spectacular boutique. There will be items for Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle and all other special people in our lives!!!

Each class will be assigned a specific time and day to attend the boutique.

Please feel free to shop with your child during our

evening hours on December 1st.

Contact information

If you have any questions or would like to VOLUNTEER to help, sell or wrap, contact: Kara Ledwith or Saba Ahmed

Denton PARP Update


DECEMBER 22, 2015

We are looking for parent volunteers to read a winter-themed story to your child's class (or another class) on Tuesday, December 22nd. Come with a book of your own, or select one from our library. Wear your robe and fuzzy slippers, bring ablanket or stuffed animal, and a snack to share.

Interested in volunteering?

Please email Randy Sheinberg at with your name, and your child’s name, grade, and teacher by Friday December 4th. We will contact you by December 15th to confirm your availability for the time the teacher has selected.

Happy Reading!

Fundraising Updates

Schoola Fundraiser

Recently your child brought home a flyer for Schoola. It included a label for you to attach with your clothing donation. The school will earn 40% for all clothes sold. A great way to clean out your closets and help out the school.

For any questions or for more information, please contact

VP Fundraising, Stephanie Visconti

Upcoming Meetings

Special Education PTA (SEPTA) meeting

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 10am

999 Herricks Road

New Hyde Park, NY

Join SEPTA for their December meeting "Breakfast with SEPTA"

Board of Education Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 7:30pm

999 Herricks Road

New Hyde Park, NY

The next board meeting is on December 10 at 7:30pm Community Center, Room 208 The committee studying whether to change High School hours will be presenting a report. This is your chance to voice an opinion.

Denton Avenue PTA Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2016 at 7:30pm

1050 Denton Avenue

New Hyde Park, NY

Please join us for our next PTA meeting. It will be held in the small APR on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:30pm. Every voice counts!

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