If you love to sing and dance, you should check out the Primary 1's classroom! This week I learned a new song and dance that is part of Primary 1's morning routine. I was so happy to learn the new song Twinkle Twinkle Little Friend. Ask your child to sing it to you! It is a great way to start the day! Thank you, Mrs. Schoenstein for inviting me in!

   Primary 2 was busy this week learning how to write postcards. Students wrote to friends, family members and even their pets! I loved reading them and having students share their pictures on the front.  Next week, students will begin their research projects. They will use Google Junior to help them research a variety of animals.

  Intermediate 1 has been busy tracking Hurricane Joaquin. Each day, students have plotted coordinates on an Atlantic Basin Hurricane Tracking Chart. They are also working in small groups researching and plotting lakes and mountains found in New York State. I am very impressed with their knowledge of our wonderful state. 

  Intermediate 2 is getting ready to begin preparations for the Peconic Esturary Project. Students will work in groups to prepare for their October 23rd full day of being out in the field at Narrow River Road. We are excited to work with Cornell Cooperative obtaining data for Brookhaven Lab. More information on this project will follow!

  I love having the opportunity to pop in to the special areas classes! The students are having a wonderful time in Art class with Mrs. Sanders, Gym with Coach and Music with Mrs. Bogden! Come check out what they are doing!

   We closed out the week with a kick-off to our Reach for the Stars program designed by Mrs. Poveromo.
  Students welcomed Zach the Mad Scientist to our school for an hour of science fun! Zach shared many of his 
  most intriguing experiments including a shower of bubbles! Be sure to ask your child what their favorite part of 
  the show was! Thank you Mrs. Poveromo for organizing such a fun assembly!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Don't forget the PTA Movie Night tonight at 7:00 p.m.!

       Mrs. Wissemann


  • Low Teacher-Student Ratio
  • Common Core Aligned Curriculum
  • Technology Embedded Instruction
  • Project Based Learning
  • Full Music Program; Instrumental, Strings, Drumming
  • Elementary Foreign Language
  • Reasonable Non-Resident Tuition Rates
Interested? Please contact the school at 631-323-2410

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 6
Taco Tuesday
Friday, October 9
Pizza Lunch
Reach for the Stars
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day-School Closed

Bus Transportation for Students attending Private or Parochial Schools

Resident pupils of the Oysterponds UFSD scheduled to attend, or who anticipate attending, private or parochial schools are invited to request bus transportation in accordance with distance limitations provided for the public school students if the distance from home to the private or parochial school is not greater than 15 miles. To apply for transportation for the 2016-2017 school year to a private or parochial school, a request for a transportation form must be received by the district office no later than April 1, 2016. 

This transportation form must, by law be submitted each year. A separate form must be filed for each child. If, after applying, you wish to change the school which you had originally requested transportation for, you must cancel your previous request and submit another request for transportation on or before April 1, 2016 deadline. 

Submit written request for schools within the 15-mile limit to: Superintendent of Schools, Oysterponds UFSD, 23405 Main Road, Orient, NY 11957

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