Baldness Brings Donations

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Setauket Elementary School fourth-grader Austin Vero joined the fight against childhood cancer by volunteering to shave his head at a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation this March.

As a result of his efforts, Austin raised $16,074 for the cause and was the top fundraiser at the Centereach Fire Department event, hosted by the Centereach Civic Association. In honor of his efforts, Austin was invited to Town Hall by Councilman Kevin LaValle, and the Town of Brookhaven declared a date this spring Austin Vero Day.  

Performing for Seniors

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Setauket Elementary School fifth-graders in Pamela Austin’s and Adrienne D'Onofrio’s classes showcased a myriad of skills during a talent show for the residents of Jefferson’s Ferry and several kindergarten classes.

As part of the community outreach effort, the students played familiar tunes on instruments such as the piano and cello. They also danced, did gymnastics routines and told jokes for the audience. In addition, several fifth-graders volunteered to have lunch with the visitors before the program.

The classes extend special thanks to the sixth-graders in Richard Guez’s class, who helped run the technical board during the performance.
The school regularly coordinates community service learning opportunities with the local senior establishment.