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Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd (Winder Recess)



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599 Brookhaven Ave
Bellport, NY 11713
Phone: (631) 730-1725
Fax: (631) 286-0276

Grades 4 - 5
Hours:  8:20 am - 2:40 pm
Dismissal Begins at 2:30 pm
Mrs. Stefanie Rucinski

Assistant Principal:

Mrs. Alicia Ulberg

In The News

Celebrating Hispanic Culture

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Fourth graders in Diana Santos’s bilingual class at Frank P. Long celebrated Hispanic culture in recognition of national Hispanic Heritage Month.

With the upcoming Halloween holiday, the students studied the Day of the Dead, a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mexico on Nov. 1 and filled with prayer and remembrance of deceased family and friends. In preparation for their celebration, the students read two nonfiction articles, “Dia De Los Muertos” (The Day of the Dead) and “The Ofrenda,” about the collection of objects placed on an altar to honor the deceased during the Day of the Dead. The articles were followed by the students’ writing of important facts, which were included on a colorful bulletin board. They also colored a traditional skull-shaped sugar mask and skull key chains, an iconic Day of the Dead symbol.

During a two-week nonfiction unit, the students researched a famous and influential Hispanic person in English. After collecting all of their research, they were instructed to write a paragraph about the person in Spanish. The culminating activity included a wax museum, where upon being touched by Ms. Santos, the students read their thoughtfully written paragraph to classmates. The unit not only taught the students how to conduct research but assisted with their oratory skills in Spanish and reading skills in English. 

Frank P. Long Students Give Back to the Community

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Frank P. Long Intermediate School fourth graders in Vanessa Gordon’s class got a jump start on the community’s participation in the annual South Country Community Clean Up, held on Oct. 19. 

The students joined their teacher with large plastic bags and gloves to clean up all of the trash that had blown within the perimeter of the intermediate school. The students retrieved two bags of trash, and many of the classmates remarked how good it felt to give back to the community. 

Sponsored by the Brookhaven Free Library and the South Country Community Leadership Network, the annual clean up aims to work together to make a difference in the community.   
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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