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East Elementary School

Virtual Clubs

Club Name: Kindness Ninjas!
Club Advisor: Ms. Kirstyn Golden
Grade Levels: 3-5 (ALL SCHOOLS)
Club Description: The Kindness Ninjas will work on activities and projects that are focused on promoting kindness and compassion within LB schools, the larger LB community, and kindness to ourselves! 
We will also work together on some "secret missions" to help spread our kindness initiative.
Meeting Dates: Thursdays 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
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Club Name: 
Coding Club
Club Advisors: Ms. Kylee Nicholls
Grade Levels: K-5 (ALL SCHOOLS) - LBVE Students attend with their home building
Club Description: Interested in coding?! Love learning how to program through mazes? Want to be a computer programmer one day? You will love the coding club! In this club, students will learn how to code using sequencing, loops, and conditional statements! Students will experience different programs to explore the world of coding. At the end of our 10 sessions, students will have the opportunity to show off their coding creations with their peers!
Meeting Dates: Tuesdays 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
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Club Name: Let’s Explore Spain and Mexico
Club Advisors: Ms. Molina (East)
Grade Level(s): Grade 2 and LBVE Grade 2 Students attend with their home building
Club Description: Students will practice Spanish speaking skills and learn about traditions in Spain and Mexico. They will create art crafts found in these 2 countries.
Meeting Dates: Mondays & Thursdays 3/8, 3/11, 3/15, 3/18, 3/22, 3/25, 4/8, 4/12, 4/15, 4/19.
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
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Club Name: Animal Discovery
Club Advisors: Ms. Alisa Gore (East)
Grade Levels: Grade 3  & LBVE Grade 3 Students attend with their home building
Club Description: Students will learn various topics of wildlife and their relation to natural history. Students will explore the natural wildlife of Long Beach and New York City.
Meeting Dates: Mondays 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17.
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Sign-up here: Animal Discovery Sign up form

Club Name: Art Club
Club Advisors: Ms. Jackie Gropper (East)
Grade Levels: Grade 4 & LBVE Grade 4 Students attend with their home building
Club Description: 4th grade students who have an  interest in wanting to draw more realistically will want to join this club. The art club will focus on observation drawing combined with some imaginative elements. Students will strengthen their drawing skills, practice a variety of drawing techniques and skills i.e. ways to create texture, emphasis, or arrange a composition. Activities would also be influenced by students' interests and what they want to learn/improve upon.
Meeting Dates: Mondays 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7, 6/2.
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Sign-up here: Google Form for Art Club

Club Name:
 Neptune News
Club Advisors: Mr. Edward Courtney (East)
Grade Levels: Grade 4 & LBVE Grade 4 Students attend with their home building
Club Description: The Neptune News will be a broadcasting club for grade 4 students. Students in this club will work as news anchors, correspondents, and camera technicians. Club members will need to be comfortable in front of or behind the camera, be able to use technology, be organized and work well together.
Meeting Dates: Mondays 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 6/7.
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Sign-up here: Neptune News Broadcast Club Sign Up Form

Club Name: Math Olympiads
Club Advisors: Ms. Jennifer Diamond (East)
Grade Levels: Grade 5 & LBVE Grade 5 Students attend with their home building
Club Description:  5th grade students in Math Olympiads will be introduced to important mathematical concepts, develop flexibility in solving problems, learn to foster mathematical creativity and be  challenged through monthly contests. Students are required to solve problems included on the registration form.  
Meeting Dates: Mondays & Thursdays 2/22, 2/25, 3/1, 3/4, 3/8, 3/11, 3/15, 3/18, 3/22, 3/25
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Sign-up here: Math Olympiads Sign Up Form

Club Name:
 East School Online Newspaper
Club Advisors: Mrs. Bauer (East)
Grade Levels: Grade 5  LBVE Grade 5 Students attend with their home building
Club Description: This club offers 5th grade students the opportunity to investigate and report the good news and fun events happening at East School.  Once we have investigated the amusing and cheerful news of the building, we will put together a virtual newspaper for the whole school to read. Get your pencils out and your investigative minds churning!
Meeting Dates: Mondays 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 6/7.
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Sign-up here: East School Online Newspaper Sign Up Form

Current News

International Dot Day Inspires Creativity, Courage and Collaboration in LB

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The Long Beach Public Schools’ elementary buildings participated in a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration on Sept. 15 when they observed International Dot Day. This movement is inspired by the book “The Dot,” by Peter H. Reynolds, which illustrates people’s power to make their marks on the world.

Throughout the schools, classes read and discussed “The Dot” and other books related to the theme. Students participated in Dot Day declarations, artwork and other activities, and many incorporated dots into their attire as well.

Students at Lindell shared their reflections during their morning announcements. “I make my mark by being kind,” “I make my mark by being creative” and “I make my mark by being different” are some of the thoughts they expressed.

East, Lido and West students showcased their abilities to make their marks through illustrations and paper dots, and West students additionally demonstrated the day’s message by raising funds for those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

East School Students Keep on Dancing

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Fifth graders at East School in Long Beach put on their dancing shoes for a culminating Spring Fling showcase of their 10-week-long Dancing Classrooms of Long Island program on June 21. The playground area’s pavement became a stage for the students, who are now experienced in various forms of ballroom dance.

Following welcoming remarks by Principal Kathleen Connolly, DCLI Educational Liaison Eileen Clarke and Teaching Artist Kristin Altfather described the program and commended the students for acquiring dance skills during a difficult year. They introduced each class and announced the performance pieces.

Mrs. Breen’s Team presented the Merengue and Rumba, Mrs. Bauer’s Team demonstrated the Foxtrot and Cowboy Hustle and Mr. MacConnell’s Team featured the Tango and Swing. The three groups then gathered for a finale, and family members in the audience were invited to step up and join the students for a special dance.

While many districts and schools participated in virtual opportunities offered by DCLI this year, East is the only school on Long Island that implemented its in-person Safe Residency program, which involved professional dance instructors and practice sessions that kept participants spaced apart. East is also proud to be the only school that has never missed a year of dancing since the program began in 2008, even when faced with challenging circumstances including the pandemic and Superstorm Sandy. As a result of this dedication, DCLI featured East in its May gala video, and East has received special awards from the program in the past.

“We are very fortunate to have the support of district administration and Eileen Clarke to run this fabulous program at East,” Ms. Connolly said. “Our students benefit from Dancing Classrooms in so many social ways, it’s a beautiful event every year. We are proud of our students and their achievements.”