Check out this great video!
Check out this great video!!!
Throughout the week of February 28, all three schools in Valley Stream 24 were busy celebrating Read Across America Week. At the R.W. Carbonaro School, the celebration included an Around the World Wednesday Parade of Peace. Students wore clothing and designed flags that represented the many cultures in the VS 24 community.
Students across VS24 are always looking for opportunities to help worthy causes. Recently, RWC students, through a candy cane fundraiser organized by the school’s Student Council, raised $676.00 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Way to go, RWC!
Valley Stream 24 students continue their love of different cultures and reading in celebration of Read Across America Week. For example, RWC students read Everybody Cooks Rice by Noorah Dooley. In this multicultural picture book, students are given an appreciation of the beauty of different cultures while cherishing similarities. The storyline focuses on the young girl Carrie who goes from one neighbor's house to the next looking for her brother, who is late for dinner. She discovers that although each family is from a different country, everyone makes a rice dish at dinnertime. After reading the book, students and staff had a great time sharing their favorite rice recipes.
Surprise! Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Sturz popped in to read to RWC kindergartners. Dr. Sturz’s visit is exemplary of the District’s commitment to engaging students at an early age, making reading a fun experience that engenders a love of reading for life. On this visit, Dr. Sturz shared the book Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems.
Valley Stream 24 students had so much fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. For example, at RWC, kindergarten students created leprechaun traps and crafted leprechaun hats and rainbows. They also went on a leprechaun hunt to find gold and wrote about why they felt lucky. To top off their St. Patrick’s Day celebration, students snacked on green bagels!
The Kindergarteners learned about some physics by exploring force and motion using tennis balls and blocks!
Our 6th grade parent group has begun to work hard for a year of fun!! If you would like to help out with any of our events please contact us, we would love to hear from you! We cannot do all of the things we do for the children without your support!
The Robert W. Carbonaro School, the heart of Valley Stream, serves approximately 430 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff’s effort and consideration reflect our strength and determination to bring our families together in support of our students’ successes and personal growth.
It is with great excitement and optimism that I welcome you to the Robert W. Carbonaro learning community! It is my privilege to be the Principal of the Robert W. Carbonaro School. Our school consists of students and stakeholders of strong character and determination. Our learning community, staff and I are dedicated to providing a nurturing, yet challenging environment. The success of our students will be achieved through a rigorous curriculum, targeted instruction, and freedom to explore problem-solving strategies.
The Robert W. Carbonaro School brings together an extraordinary group of professional instructors and staff. Our goal is to inspire our students and cultivate a desire for academic growth. The Carbonaro staff continuously engages in professional development and personal reflection to enhance their skillful implementation of instructional strategies and character development.
The Valley Stream UFSD 24 School Board and district administration provide critical support and leadership to the Robert W. Carbonaro School. Their service and dedication to our students is invaluable and steadfast.
Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a key stakeholder for our learning community. The Carbonaro PTA provides support and opportunities for our students. Together we are able to enhance the educational experience of all our students. The partnership is vital in securing educational opportunities through Cultural Arts, fundraising, shared-decision, family events, and Parents As Reading Partners (PARP). The strength of our PTA is made possible by many families coming together to lend a helping hand, volunteer time, and take on events for the benefit of our children.
I am looking forward to a continued strong parent involvement for this upcoming school year. I invite you to be active members in our PTA, attend school-wide events, communicate openly with our teachers and myself, and enforce the concept of diligent work. Together we need to set our students, staff, and administration’s expectations to high levels in order to achieve excellence.
Rosario M. Iacono
Principal of Robert W. Carbonaro
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