November Parent Newsletter

The fall season has certainly arrived with shorter daylight, leaves changing color and the conclusion of the first marking period.

The first quarter concluded on November 10th with posting of grades on the Parent Portal on November 18th.  In the event you are not able to access your child’s grades, please contact the guidance office to obtain a hard copy of your child’s first quarter report card.

Parent-Teacher conferences took place on Monday, November 21st for students in grades 7 and 8 and on Tuesday, November 22nd for students in grades 7-12.  In the event you were unable to schedule an appointment to meet with your child’s teachers, you are encouraged to email or call them directly to plan an alternate date/time to meet.

We request your support and assistance in reinforcing with your children the following building expectations:

  1. Students are requested to attend school on time.       First period begins at 7:50am.       Families are requested to report all absences to Mrs. Claudio, the District Attendance Clerk.
  2. Students are expected to wear appropriate attire to school on a daily basis. If students select to wear inappropriate attire in not keeping with our building and BOE policy, appropriate discipline will be awarded.
  3. As per our BOE policy, students are not allowed to use or be in the possession of E-Cigarettes. If students are found to be in the possession or use of this device, appropriate discipline will be awarded.
  4. Students are allowed to have clear water bottles containing water while in school, however are not allowed to have beverages other than water in the classrooms and halls.

In the weeks ahead, please expect to see the posting on our website to the 2017-2018 Program of Study for both Middle School and High School. Both documents have been revised and contain new exciting opportunities for students for the 2017-2018 school year.

The early winter sports season has begun. We congratulate our sports students for their fall season achievement.  Please access the Southold Settler’s Athletic Department webpage for upcoming game schedules and come out and support our teams.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teachers or certainly myself. By forming a cohesive partnership our students (your children) will be best prepared to meet and exceed global expectations to achieve and reap the rewards of a well rounded education.  Please access my principal blog at https://principalgalati.wordpress.com/ or follow me at Twitter at #PrincipalGalati for most current and relevant school related updates and highlights.

Best regards and have a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

News from Academic Departments and Clubs

Family & Consumer Science Department

Ms. Rizzo

Culinary Arts I and Interact Students made and donated 30 pumpkin breads for the Annual Southold Rotary Community Service Project for Thanksgiving.

The 7th grade Home and Career Skills students are currently completing an extended lesson regarding food shopping and creating an appropriate and manageable budget.

Chef Tom Hashagen, retired culinary instructor from Riverhead BOCES came to the Southold College Culinary Arts I class to demonstrate a delicious fall style vegetable dish. While here, Chef Tom demonstrated knife skills to the students. Chef Tom volunteers through the East End Slow Foods Chefs to School Program and provides local students basic culinary skills.

Junior and Senior English and Resource Room Classes

Ms. Foote

Students recently finished reading Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam-era novel The Things They Carried. Because Veterans’ Day coincided with the end of this unit, the students designed original thank you cards to give to local Long Island veterans. Additionally, Mr. Ed Lovetere (served in the US Navy) and Mr. Richard Hansen (served in the US Army as a paratrooper) visited the classes as guest speakers.  Discussing their prepared questions and getting advice firsthand from these veterans was an experience the students described as “unforgettable.”In addition, students studied Billy Joel’s classic song “Goodnight Saigon” and analyzed the lyrics for historical content as well as poetic and literary devices. With the assistance of our Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Johnson, students used books from our school library to collaboratively develop an informational Google Slides presentation that summarizes this important time period in history. Lastly, as a culminating assessment, students wrote letters to the author Tim O’Brien about their perspectives of his novel and about their experiences during this unit.

The Class of 2020

Mrs. Imbriano

The Class of 2020 sponsored the beautiful, patriotic flag display on the front lawn of Southold High School.  The flags are a beautiful way of thanking veterans and current service members. Heartfelt appreciation is extended to all who sponsored a flag.  Additional special thanks go to Mr. Pfister for helping make the flag poles and to Julia Vicinanza, Nick Vicinanza, Adrianne Portillo, Vincent Imbriano, and Mr. Imbriano for working hard to set up the display. In the coming months, the Class of 2020 will be making a donation to the Veteran’s Health Alliance, which is an organization that helps veterans as they transition back into civilian life.

Advanced Performance Athletics

Advanced Performance Athletics is taking it to the next level this year, releasing a new line of athletic clothing, along with a new basketball, stopwatch, and much more while still keeping last year’s soccer ball. We are working vigorously to improve our company and help more buyers and consumers Train Smarter and Play Harder. Wish us luck at our first trade show December 16th!

Advanced Performance Athletics is taking it to the next level this year, releasing a new line of athletic clothing, along with a new basketball, stopwatch, and much more while still keeping last year’s soccer ball. We are working vigorously to improve our company and help more buyers and consumers Train Smarter and Play Harder. Wish us luck at our first trade show December 16th!

 

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