It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. I am hopeful that you celebrated wonderful times with family and friends this summer. The staff and I are rejuvenated and excited to begin the school year with your family.
You will notice the improvements and summer projects at Brooklyn Avenue as soon as you arrive. The two-story portico in front of our school was repaired and restored. It looks amazing. Our custodial team worked diligently this summer repairing, painting, and polishing instructional spaces and floors. They removed the old TV/VCR setups that were replaced by our Smart Boards and this has aesthetically opened-up the visual landscapes of our classrooms. The students will love the new look!
The district continues to be on the forefront of 21st Century technology and education. Our Technology Team has achieved the goal for one-to-one devices for our students. This will enable our students and teachers to advance the curriculum with technology across all subjects without interruption. The magnificent Valley Stream 24 initiative with the i3 LearnHubs, iMo Cubes, and Span Boards will continue to prosper this year with students and teachers collaborating among our schools as well as with students across another continent. The Inspire Science Program is moving into its second year and we are thrilled at the ability for our students to further their exposure to STEM instruction and hands-on activities.
The Valley Stream UFSD 24 School Board, our Superintendent Dr. Sturz, and central administration provide a great deal of support and encouragement to the Brooklyn Avenue School. Also, we are fortunate to have a hard-working and dedicated Parent Teacher Association (PTA); I am hopeful that you join our PTA and become involved in the exciting events that they planned for this year. We welcome our incoming President, Ms. Mendonis.
We are excited to continue the high expectation and wonderful traditions at the Brooklyn Avenue School as we commence to another wonderful school year.
Scott J. Comis, Ed.D.