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  • FIRST® LEGO PROGRAMS & LEAGUE COMING FALL OF 2019

    Posted by C.McGreevy on 6/7/2019

    FIRST® Lego Programs Coming Soon In New STREAM LAB 

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    FIRST® For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology

     

    FIRST® Lego League's Grade Breakdown & Videos:

    • VIDEO: -> First Lego League Jr Grades K-4  
      Challenge: BOOMTOWN BUILDSM 
      Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements 


    • VIDEO: -> First Lego League Grades 4-8  
      Challenge: CITY SHAPERSM 
      Elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design 

     

    About FIRST® 
    Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.

     

    Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $80 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition for students in:

    • Grades K-4 : Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements.

    • Grades 4-8 : Elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design.

    *FIRST Core Values

    We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through our Core Values:

    • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
    • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
    • Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.
    • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
    • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
    • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

     To learn more about FIRST, go to www.firstinspires.org.

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  • Student Workshop Held in KidOYO Coding Platform

    Posted by C McGreevy on 5/23/2019

    KidOYO Visits Quogue! On May 23, 2019 co-founder and instructor Melora Loffreto along with mentor Sabrina of KidOYO, provided students in grades fourth through sixth a private hands-on student workshop in coding.

    KidOYO is a multi-language coding platform for students age 8 and up. Thank you mentor Melora for an informative two-hour student coding workshop!

     

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  • Hands-Only CPR Instruction for 5th & 6th Grade Classes

    Posted by CMcGreevy on 3/22/2019

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    As Quogue School's heart healthy and awareness activities continue, the 5th and 6th grade classes had the opportunity to learn about, and experience hands-only CPR instruction, by the Quogue Police Department.

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  • Rock Your Socks!

    Posted by CMcGreevy on 1/28/2019

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    On March 21st everyone in the Quogue School will wear fun and crazy socks to support the L.I. Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation! An assembly will begin at 8:30AM to showcase all the school projects in recognition of 3-21 day.

    March 21st is internationally recognized as World Down Syndrome Day. This ''Lots of Socks'' initiative is part of the International Down Syndrome organization which encourages people to start a conversation about diversity, uniqueness, inclusion, and acceptance. The idea behind “Lots of Socks” is that all types, shapes, and sizes of the same thing can be unique in their own way yet do similar things!

    321 group shot   321 School birds eye view  Rock Your Socks World

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  • A Thank You Assembly to Veterans

    Posted by C McGreevy on 11/4/2018

    Veterans Day 2018

    In addition to honoring our local veterans, the Quogue School has set a goal to raise monies to support a soldiers treatment at The Elk Institute. The Elk Institute is a non-profit organization that was established to provide mental health treatment to our military. The institute specializes in psychological trauma (PTS, PTSD) in the military and provides services at no cost to the soldiers. We are raising money to provide a soldiers PTSD treatment. A representative from Westhampton's 106th Rescue Wing will be at the assembly to accept the donation on behalf of The Elk Institute.

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  • Unity Day Assembly: United Together Against Bullying

    Posted by C McGreevy on 10/24/2018

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    October is national bullying prevention month. The Quogue School faculty, students and parents came together today in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support of Unity Day. Since 2011 Unity Day has been the signature event of national bullying prevention month sponsored by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Each class shared messages of kindness written on orange links of paper, and tips to follow if one is cyberbullied. To participate in Unity Day, we wore the color orange to show support for students who have been bullied. At the end of the sharing, students joined together as one united link of hope, love, and kindness. Here at the Quogue School, we too stand for kindness, acceptance & inclusion.

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  • “Kait’s Angels’ Buddy Bench” Donated by Quogue PBA

    Posted by C McGreevy on 10/22/2018

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    A "Kait’s Angels’ Buddy Bench” was donated on Friday, October 22nd, marking National Bullying Prevention Month. The Quogue Police Benevolent Association donated a friendship-building bench to the Quogue Elementary School to promote kindness throughout the school.

     

    Each buddy bench is built by Joe Doorhy, who founded Kait’s Angels, a Mattituck-based nonprofit organization with his wife, Darla Doorhy, in memory of their daughter, Kaitlyn Doorhy.

    “That’s what this whole thing is about: being kind and including everyone,” Quogue PBA Vice President Barbara Tiedemann said. Reported by 27 East Reporter Valerie Gordon

    Click here for more information about Kait's Angels

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  • Safe Halloween Trick or Treat Walk & Spooky Walk

    Posted by C McGreevy on 10/1/2018

    Safe Halloween 2018

    Save the date:  October 26th
    Time:  4 - 7 PM

    Cost: 
    $10 Trick or Treat Walk
    $5 Spooky Walk

    Dress up and bring a treat bag
    Safe Halloween 2018 Flyer

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  • Hudsy 5K Run Sign Up & Information

    Posted by C McGreevy on 10/1/2018

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    Sign Up Link: 
    Hudsy 5K Run Sign up & Information

    The Hudsy 5K and Fun Run (for Kids) Honoring Joan Hudson 

    October 20, 2018 • RAIN / SHINE 9:00 AM START
    Sponsored by Quogue School Heart Links Project
    Proceeds fund heart-healthy activities at the Quogue Elementary School

     

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  • Cyberbullying Assembly

    Posted by C McGreevy on 9/28/2018

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    Speaker John Halligan presented to the 5th and 6th-grade students today with the hope that his true story inspires students to make positive changes in their lives to reduce bullying, cyberbullying and prevent teen suicides. In John's speech, students were reached to examine themselves and how they treat others. His request was not to be a bystander as they witness bullying behavior at school or online, but to be an upstander. An upstander is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right. When we stand up for what is right and do our best to help support and protect someone who is being hurt, we are being socially responsible.

     

    To help the fight against bullying and suicide prevention John started the website www.RyansStory.org, and has successfully spearheaded the Vermont Bully Prevention bill which was signed into law (ACT117) in May 2004. He also successfully led the passage of the law pertaining to mandatory suicide prevention education in public schools (ACT 114) in April 2006.

     

    Outspoken about the need for more awareness and prevention of bullying, cyberbullying and teen suicide, John has visited more than 1,800 schools, reaching more than one million students directly with Ryan’s Story.

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