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Police Smart Program
A police officer,
Nancy Ward, visited our students to present the
PoliceSmart Program. Officer Ward is 1 of 10
Suffolk County Police Officers who currently
teaches this program throughout many school
districts in Suffolk country. She visited with
students for a 30 minute period to discuss age
appropriate topics. The following topics were
addressed during the presentations for
Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Classes:
*What do police
officers do? (Keep people safe and make sure
that people follow the rules.)
*Calling 911, understanding what an emergency is
and how police can help you.
*What is a stranger? Who do you go to if you
are lost? How to stay safe if you get lost.
*Staying safe in public places.
Pictured above: Office Nancy Ward and third
for third grade focused on the topic of
Bullying. Officer Ward shared that there are
three types of bullying. Verbal bullying is when
someone is being mean or cruel to others. Cyber
bullying uses words and technology to be mean
and cruel to others. Physical bullying is when
someone who is using his/her hands to hurt
others. This also includes exclusion or
excluding others from joining the group on
purpose. Non-verbal bullying is when someone
uses their body to convey hurtful messages.
Officer Nancy’s message was that no one likes a
bully. To be kind to others and treat others
the way you would like to be treated. Being a
good citizen, taking responsibility for our
actions and apologizing are appropriate ways to
behave. Officer Nancy wanted to share a website
with you to help guide you with safe ways for
young children to use technology (www.connectsafely.org).
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Live Homework Help
Do you need help understanding a topic in math,
science, reading, writing or social studies?
Suffolk County Public Libraries are offering to
students Kindergarten through 12th grade the
opportunity to brush up on their school work,
for free! Simply go to
Then, enter your grade, subject and HW topic and
you will be connected with a live tutor.
also have a writing lab that gives feedback on
essays and book reports. Students taking PSAT/SAT,
ACT, AP or other state standardized tests can
also be tutored. Live academic assistance is
available daily from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.