50 Dean Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790
Phone: (631) 730-4300  |  Fax: (631) 730-4309

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Attendance/Health Office: 730-4310
Transportation Office: 730-5070, Fax: 730-5095
Weather Related Closing Information: 730-4050

Kathryn White, Principal
Merrilleen Heidrich, Assistant Principal

 
School Hours: 9:25 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

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Our Mount Authors Celebrate Writing! -New

The entire Mount student body was celebrating last month! Celebrating, what?  Well writing of course!! Across grade levels students and teachers hosted writing celebrations for children to share their hard work and celebrate a published writing piece. Inspired by the Lucy Calkins - Writing Units, children engaged in the process of taking a piece of writing and revising and editing that piece based on class mini - lessons, peer conferencing, and teacher conferencing.  After revisiting the same writing piece over an extended period of time, the piece was published and shared. Celebrations included tea parties, grade level gatherings, and cross grade - level get togethers.  Pictured above is Ms. McNally's kindergarten class celebrating their writing with a special stuffed animal, wearing their pajamas of course!

 


It's a Bird.. It's a Plane.....

No, It's the Kindergarten Teachers!

 

Why are the kindergarten teachers at Mount dressed up as Super Heroes?  Of course, it is to kick off their new Teacher's College Reading Unit, "Readers Use Super Powers to Read Everything in the Classroom and Beyond."  These super teachers dressed up to motivate their students to become active learners in the process of learning to read.  Kindergarten students became super heroes as well and demonstrated their super powers as they walked around the building reading print and words around the school.  The excitement from the students as they began this year's reading journey was inspiring!


 

Learning and Growing at Mount

 "If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone."  - John Maxwell.

What is unique about the above picture?  Right in the middle of Ms. Pushee's second graders is one of Mount's sixth grade teachers, Mr. Lingner.  Mr. Linger stresses to his own class of sixth graders how it is important to always do your best and try new things that are going to challenge and inspire you.  Mr. Linger became a role model to his students when he picked up the book, "School's First Day of School ", by Adam Rex  and read to a group of second graders.  Mr. Lingner has been a sixth grade teacher his entire career, so reading a picture book to seven year olds was something he wanted to do to grow personally and professionally.

Mr. Lingner's relationship with Ms. Pushee's class will continue throughout the 2016 - 2017 school since his students will be buddies to the students in Ms. Pushee's class.  Children in each of the classes are paired up and become "buddies."  The first activity the buddies did together was create a Venn Diagram of similarities and differences.  As the year progresses, the buddies will meet to engage in activities that enhance the curriculum.

 


 

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Current News

History Bee Winners

History Bee Winners
More than 30 W.S. Mount Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade students showcased their academic skills when they took part in the written stage of National History Bee this winter.  

As a result of their performance, nine students advanced to compete in the next level of the competition. Adam Bear, Ben Broothi, Sammi Feil, Adam Marotto, Andrew Monfiletto, Arshan Samad, Brady Reyling, Peter Sloniewsky and William Yao will now take part in the online exam for the chance to advance to the regional finals.

Warm Musical Performances

Warm Musical Performances

W.S. Mount Elementary School’s wind ensemble and chamber orchestra performed a holiday program for the service members at the Stony Brook Veterans Home in December.

The ensembles, comprised of students in fifth and sixth-grade, played a variety of seasonal favorites including “Hanukkah is Here” and the “Ukrainian Bell Carol.” After the performance, the students mingled with the crowd wishing all in attendance a happy holiday season and thanking them for the service.

The Mount wind ensemble is under the direction of music teacher Dan Hayes and the chamber orchestra is led by teacher Theresa Ruggles.



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