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New Principal for South Haven Early Childhood Center

The district has hired Brian Ginty as principal of the new South Haven Early Childhood Center, which will open this coming fall and hold the district’s already robust pre-kindergarten program.

A Sayville resident, Mr. Ginty has served the district for 10 years first as a principal at Verne W. Critz Elementary School and formerly as an assistant principal and principal at Bellport Middle School. Prior to his tenure at South Country, Mr. Ginty also taught high school social studies at Bethpage High School and at St. John  the Baptist Diocesan High School in Rockville Center.

Mr. Ginty holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies and secondary education, as well as a master’s degree in education from Stony Brook University. 

He said he is pleased to be principal of the district’s new pre-kindergarten center. He said one of his goals is to “establish a loving presence” so that each student can reach his or her full potential and acquire skills that will prepare him or her for elementary school.

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2714 Montauk Highway
Brookhaven, NY 11719
Phone: (631) 730-2180
Fax: (631) 286-9405
 
Grade: Pre-K

Full Day Session:
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Half Day AM Session: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Half Day PM Session: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
AM/PM Care:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
Principal:
Mr. Brian Ginty


                                                                                                                       
   

In The News

Pumpkin ELA and Math

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South Haven Early Childhood Center students combined their newly acquired English language arts and mathematics skills with their fondness for pumpkins and Halloween. 

Karen Ernst’s students learned the days of the month by placing pumpkins on each of the dates during the start of the school day, strengthening their knowledge of the topic.  They also read various fall and Halloween stories, including Wendell Minor’s “Pumpkin Heads.”

During a combination math and ELA activity called Five Little Pumpkins, students read a poem about how a certain number of pumpkins would fall off a fence, asking the students to guess how many were left. They were also instructed to place pumpkin seeds on a paper pumpkin to match the number and to illustrate one-to-one correspondence. 

During an activity where they practiced their listening skills, Ms. Ernst instructed the students to use geometric shapes to create a pumpkin face according to her directions. They also talked about the shape of a pumpkin and participated in a tactile finger painting project, using their hands to paint a carved pumpkin.

 

Weekly School Lunch

  • Monday - Chicken Nuggets
  • Tuesday - Turkey Sandwich
  • Wednesday - Cheesy Bagel Melt
  • Thursday - Turkey Bologna Sandwich
  • Friday - Pizza Slice

 

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