The Mighty Dragon
Ruth C. Kinney Elementary School
I can’t believe that June is here and we are preparing to wrap up the school year. June will be a very busy month with all of the special events planned for our students. Please refer to the newsletter calendar for the many activities we have scheduled. Please note that on half days of school, dismissal will be at 11:42 a.m. and the last day of school will end at 10:12 a.m.
Thank you to the entire community for a passed school budget!
A special congratulations to all of our R.C.K graduates. I am confident that you will be successful in all your future endeavors.
I would like to take this opportunity to also congratulate our office staff member, Stephanie Lanigan, on her retirement. I am sure many of you have had wonderful dealings with her through the years. She has been part of the R.C.K Family for 29 years and will truly be missed.
On behalf of the entire staff of R.C.K, we wish you a happy, fun-filled summer!
Hillary Bromberg Ed.D.
East Islip Board of Education
Vice President…….........William Carpluk
Trustee..........................Philip Montuori, Sr
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RCK Field Day
Thursday, June 8th, 9:30am-2:45pm
1 Spur Drive South
Islip Terrace, NY
Field Day is Thursday, June 8th. The rain date is Friday June 9th.The Field Day schedule is below:
9:30-10:30 Field and 10:45-11:45 Dance Party w/ DJ (Parents can interact with students on black top during dancing)
Grade 5 and Mrs. Sternberg
9:30-10:30 Dance Party w/ DJ (Parents can interact with students on black top during dancing) and 10:45-11:45 Field
Grade 4 and Mrs. Iuliucci
12:45-1:45 Field and 1:45-2:45 Dance Party w/ DJ (Parents can interact with students on black top during dancing)
Congratulations to Lilyana Graney for Receiving Honorable Mention at Brookhaven Science Fair
Colonial Times Day
Dear Parents and Students,
It’s hard to believe that the end of another school year is upon us and summer is almost here. My two years as PTA President are coming to an end and at this time I would like to say Thank You! It has been an honor to watch our children learn and grow over the past years. It has also been a privilege to have worked so closely with so many RCK parents, faculty and staff.
Our Executive Board at RCK dedicates an enormous amount of time planning and executing events and activities. Without their support the programs PTA has provided for students over the past two years would not have been possible! To our dedicated volunteers, whether you gave a few hours of your time or supported us through a fundraiser, it has never gone unnoticed! Also to our principal, Dr. Bromberg, it has been a pleasure working with you. Your dedication and commitment to our children are greatly appreciated. We have a great PTA Executive Board stepping into their positions and I know they already have many great ideas! Best of luck to all of them!
Finally, congratulations to the RCK 5th grade class of 2017! I wish you all continued success as you move on to EIMS. From the entire RCK PTA Executive Board, we would like to thank all of the parents, students, faculty and staff for another fantastic year. Have a wonderful, fun-filled summer!
June 6th – PTA Meeting – 9:45am
June 13th & 14th – Father’s Day Sale (set-up June 12th)
Thank you for your continued support!
2016-2017 RCK PTA BOARD MEMBERS:
President Kelly Schumacher firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Vice President Deni Cuoco email@example.com
2nd Vice President Cheryl Rigogliosi firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Briana Martinez email@example.com
Recording Secretary Melissa Kneisel firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding Sec. Nina Penny email@example.com
PTA Reflections Awards
Brandon Piacenti - RCK Certificate of Recognition in the Visual Arts Category
Jordan Schumacher - RCK Certificate of Recognition in the Visual Arts Category
Amante Tucker - RCK Certificate of Recognition in the Literature Category
Fallon Juengerkes - Suffolk Region Award of Merit in the Literature Category
Kiara Zeledon - NY State Award of Excellence in the Dance and Choreography Category and the Suffolk Region Award of Excellence
Class Placements for 2017-2018
Please be advised that the class placement letter and welcome back packet for the 2017- 2018 school year will be sent home in August. Supply lists will be on the district website in July. Have a very happy and healthy summer vacation!
Suffolk Zone Award Winners
Congratulations to Angelina DeAmicis and Jesse Najera for being selected as the 2017 Suffolk Zone Winners for RCK. The Suffolk Zone Award is given to students who are exceptional leaders and demonstrate exemplary skills in Physical Education.
Excited to Review Science Knowledge!
Question posed to students on Smartboard
Answer choices show up on their Chromebook screens.
Students choose their answer choice
Using their touch screens, students selected their answers quickly.
Students demonstrated their excitement for choosing the correct answer!
June's Patriotic Song
For the month of June, our patriotic song for the daily morning announcements will be
Grand Old Flag. Please take the time to look over the words and join us each morning as we sing and celebrate the great country that we live in!
Grand Old Flag
You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love
The home of the free and the brave.
Every heart beats true
‘Neath the Red , White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
Box Tops for Education!
The Box Tops for Education program has been very successful. Through the Box Tops for Education program, an everyday trip to the grocery store can make a difference for the students at Ruth C. Kinney Elementary. This program allows families to clip the Box Tops coupons, found on hundreds of common grocery items, and send them into school where they will be combined with coupons from other families. Each coupon is worth 10 cents for your school. The dollars add up quickly! The average family purchases more than 100 Box Tops products each year, and 100 Box Tops totals $10 in earnings for our school. Ruth C. Kinney Elementary can earn up to $20,000 per year with your help.
This school year we have raised close to $1000 so far! Keep them coming!
Grade 3 Students Shared Their Published Writing Pieces
Our Makerspace is located in our Imagineering Zone
What is Makerspace?
Makerspace is a unique area in our school that allows for creativity and innovation to occur. Students have the freedom to design, engineer, fabricate, create, build and collaborate. We are starting small, but thinking big! Makerspace is part of the Maker Movement and it incorporates STEAM initiatives – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
What can we Use?
We are always accepting donations from the community for our Makerspace. These materials enhance the learning for the students during the time they spend in our Imagineering Zone. Please feel free to bring any of the supplies listed below. There is a bin set up in the main lobby labeled "Imagineering Zone". Thank you!
My favorite elementary school memory is...
Mr. Chiarelli's Class...
meeting/seeing wonderful teachers and students that became some of my best friends -Alana Curran Frost
getting to take care/learning about ducklings-Laaibah Amer
when I met all of my best friends -Alyssa Giaccone
when we hatched and let our butterflies go- Angelina DeAmicis
when I went on a field trip to the zoo in 3rd grade - Shaz Khan
when I went on the fourth grade fishing trip- Justin Diaz
when I play recess with my friends - Jamison Draddy
when I went on the fishing trip with my dad in 4th grade - Catherine Sasso
going outside and having extra recess with Mr. Orlando in 4th grade - Fallon Juengerkes
going on the third grade field trip- Keith Leonard
going to the courthouse and meeting Judge Bianco - Jesse Najera
getting Mrs. Cardillo as my fourth grade teacher-Lauren Smith
Chorus and violin concerts, all district violin, and field trips. - Gabriela Rivera
going on the field trip to the courthouse. - Alex Johnston
going on field trips.-Steven Nogaro
when I saw my brother at the middle school.-Reyli Ramirez
when I walked into my kindergarten class on my first day in a long island school - Thomas Rice
when I went on the 4th grade class fishing trip. - Nathaniel Kole
when I did my Colombia project. - Olivia Graffagnino
when I play kickball with all my friends during recess-Sebastian Regis
when in fourth grade we had a field trip to go fishing.- Ethan Zeledon
when we went to the museum in fourth grade. Gavin Veltman
going outside for recess. Kristy Claudio
when the spinny thing was added to the playground. Ava Rodrigues-Reyes
Mrs. Talbot's Class...
when we went to the court house in fifth grade. Noah Abruzzo
when we went on the fishing trip in fourth grade. Anthony Azzizzo
when I got Mrs. Whitehouse for a teacher. Delilah Bauer
going to Old Bethpage in fourth grade. Deanna Bentrewicz
after having Mrs. Breen and Mrs. Danowski, getting Mrs. Talbot. Hailey Blore
making new friends after moving from Staten Island. Marissa Damian
putting on a play for the school in first grade. Kimber Davidson
when I performed in my first concert. Alyssa Deutsch
the fourth grade fishing trip. Brianna Dort
seeing Mrs. Ruppert after she had her twins. Kayla Farino
starting a new instrument with the best music teacher, Mrs. Stewart. Ayana Frigiola
going to Safety Town in third grade. Dylan Gaulrapp
meeting the nicest person, Mr. Baldo. Ethan Greene
participating in Field Day. William Jackson
when I won PARP with my brother in second and fifth grade. Ryan Kelpie
seeing a guy do an electric “concert” using a synthesizer. Brendan Kroupa
participating in Field Day. Dylan MacIntosh
going to Safety Town in third grade. Cassidy McConnell
the fourth grade fishing trip. Jack McGarry
doing Field Day with my friends. Jaclyn Scandale
participating in Field Day. Travis Stockton
going to the Makerspace. Leah Vetrano
when I started my instrument. Kaylee Wilko
Mr. Lake and Mr. Young's class...
when I moved here and made more friends. Amante Tucker
when we had a field trip to see the Nutcracker in second grade. Alexandra Benavides
when I walked home from school and got to see my teachers. Alessandro Jarvis
when I went to the fishing field trip in 4th grade. Anthony Spaeth
last year, after a field trip, Mrs. Cardillo let us start talking and hanging out with our friends, and everybody got to take out their phones. Victoria Crowell
going on my 4th grade fishing trip. Chris D’Angelo
when we went to the court house and did the play. Matthew Baldino
learning how to play the clarinet. James Rapuzzi
when my dad and I went on the fishing trip. Luca Centauro
when we went fishing. Jake Ocenasek
when Mrs. Stewart chose me to be a bass in orchestra. Jocelyn Olds
when I met new friends. Christian DeCristofalo
my 1st Grade Field Day. Jake Vessalico
when I went on the fishing trip. Richie Laspina
when I went fishing in fourth grade. Joanna Wylie
when Mrs. Buonasera shot the ball into the hoop and everyone said, “Ooooh!.” Emily Stannish
when they called me down to the art room because I won the Winter Concert Cover. Alexandra Totillo
in 4th grade when my teacher gave us a party, candy, and no homework. Ian Schneider
Mrs. Sternberg's class...
one of my favorite RCK memories is playing on the old playground, bouncing on the tires. Ryan Campanaro
I liked making a candle in 4th grade for Colonial Day. Anthony Kentros
My favorite field trip was the fishing trip, I caught the boat and 4 fish. Derek Wichert
I remember playing on the playground and playing kickball. Devin vonHassel
I remember Safety Town because I liked driving the safety cars and riding bikes. Denny Espinal
Mrs. Macher's class...
participating in field day. Kevin Bartolotta
meeting Mrs. Talbot and Ms. Macher. Ashley Campoverde
meeting new teachers and friends. Leah Dolson
starting third grade in R.C.K. Samantha Feerick
going to the fifth grade mixer. Nicholas Groneman
Mrs. Stewart teaching me how to play my viola. Adriana Iacono
winning the IXL challenge in 4th grade and having a pizza party with a basketball game. Jared Kelly
hatching baby chicks in kindergarten. Jenna Kilbourne
when we hatched butterflies in 3rd grade. Jillian Knapp
holding baby ducks in kindergarten. Matthew Kwiecinski
meeting both my 5th grade teachers. James laskowski
when I met my best friends Nate, Kevin, Christin, Matthew, and Chris. Michael lewandowski
Meeting my best friend Marissa in 4th grade. Brooke Lubin
raising chicks in Mrs. Coppola’s Kindergarten class. Kayla McKenna
when I went with my mom to the 3rd grade trip to the planetarium. Brendon Munno
going to the Vanderbilt Museum field trip. William Ouk
on the first day of second grade I followed kids to their classrooms. Jada Poindexter
when I was able to meet amazing friends and teachers, such as Mrs. Talbot and her comedy gold and Mrs. Macher’s fears and favorites. Denzel Sanchez
going on the 4th grade colonial times field trip. Christopher Seelig
meeting Ms. Macher and Mrs. Talbot in fifth grade, and Sophia Perry in kindergarten Terri Sonnanburg
going to the petting zoo in first grade. Sean Wichert
making my first friend. Batuhan Yildiz
when my teachers helped me learn. Mackenzie Yuska
Mrs. Johnson's class...
going on field trips. Dylan Aristides
helping teachers. Ashley Bartick
at Connetquot going on the playground. Gia Biancoviso
hanging out with Mrs. Johnson. Grace Cuoco
meeting new people and making new friends every year. Taylor Donlin
having Mrs. Ruppert, my teacher from 3rd grade, as my teacher again in 5th grade. Emily Gut
traveling on field trips. Jaeisha Hicks
in 2nd grade I slapped a cookie from one of my friends hand and it went in the garbage . Thomas Ivers
when I was in fourth grade we made slime and I got some of it on my shirt. Sienna Kateridge
the funny experience on the 4th grade colonial field trip. Brady Kneisel
I wore goggles on the last day of 4th grade and brought plushes to school. Daniel Landaverde
going to Old Bethpage because I saw two chickens fighting each other and a fat pig sleeping. Nicholas Laskowski
when I went to the pumpkin patch in kindergarten with Brady, Sean, and Michael, Brady's cousin. I picked the biggest pumpkin and it was the best time ever. James Mack
the fourth grade fishing field trip. Vincent Margarita
recess outside and inside. Ralph Mierzejewski
when I met my best friend Sophia .she likes harry potter like me. and we like to joke around together. Nikki Miller
having the best teacher in the world. Michael Ness
going to Old Bethpage with my fourth grade class and friends and drinking root beer there. Meagan Olson
building rockets in 5th grade. Ryan Penafiel
When I made my first friend Vincent. Andrew Perez
Is meeting my two best friends, Terri and Kimber. Sophia Perry
when my 3rd grade class played the math game. James Powers
participating in field day each year. Nicholas Williams