The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a long list of changes and modified practices, but Flower Hill Primary School students are still off to a great start to the 2020/21 school year. The youngsters are working hard, getting along with their teachers and classmates and learning fun and interesting things every day.
Flower Hill students are an overall happy bunch. They disembark buses each morning and exhibit a spring in their step as they head toward the building’s main entrance. The youngsters genuinely enjoy attending to school. They absorb whatever their teacher is focusing on like a sponge soaks in water. They are eager to please and simply love to show-off all that they know.
Principal Lucia Laguarda was thrilled to present the initial round of Star Student Awards to an especially enthusiastic group of boys and girls spread across grades kindergarten through third grade. The students were given certificates to bring home to their loved ones and their names was affixed to a special commemorative bulletin board to highlight their achievement.
September’s Star Student Award recipients include:
Kindergarten: Sarah Palacios Jimenez, Stanley Guevara Guerrero, Benjamin Daley
First Grade: Grace Bergmann, Ian Osorio Argue, Ryan Shanley
Second Grade: Eva Alfaro, AnnaLisa Hernandez, Ella Mardovich, Chloe Foulke-Hudson
Third Grade: Kimbirly Cruz Velasquez, Katelyn Brite, Charlotte Kindelmann, Christian Recarte Ordonez
A hip video was created to give each of the youngsters some extra special recognition. It can be view by clicking on this link: https://video.link/w/woolb
Flower Hill Primary School has established a well-deserved reputation in the community for emphasizing academic excellence and social growth. Opened in September 1954, the school today houses students who can compete successfully with those anywhere on Long Island.
Flower Hill School is committed to helping its students achieve their full academic potential and to supporting the development of social skills that will help each child successfully navigate through the school setting during their formative years. To this end, the school’s goal is to consistently provide a learning environment that fosters the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of each student.
Flower Hill’s staff of caring professionals offers a child-centered educational program in a supportive and nurturing environment. It is hoped that by providing teaching that inspires, informs and challenges, teachers and support staff can instill a love for learning that will continue throughout each child’s school years and beyond.
In addition to the rich regular day classroom program, each child receives instruction in art, music, physical education, library skills and technology from teachers who are specialists in each of these areas. Flower Hill also has a school nurse, psychologist, social worker, reading and math specialists and other professional staff members who provide critical support to students.
A strong partnership between students, parents and teachers is very important to daily life at Flower Hill. Ms. Laguarda and all teachers and staff members are confident that by working together to build a positive collaboration between home and school, Flower Hill will continue to provide quality educational experiences for all of its students.