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2016-17  Wading River Moments


Special Thanks to the Girl Scouts who planted flowers in Tom Cutinella's Garden

Smiles from the PTA Plant Sale

A visit from award-winning author Ralph Fletcher

Longtime bus driver Jim saying farewell to some of the students from his route.

A visit from the Butterfly Man! 


Mr. Gerard Poole, our new superintendent, previewing the construction 

Brain Show! 

Special Someone Luau 


Evening of the Arts 


steel framework for the new extension

Arbor Day

Norway Spruce donated to WR 4th graders by the Rocky Point Lions Club

and presented by Supervisor Romain and Councilwoman Bonner

Great Kindness Challenge (Superhero Day!) 


Wading River Food Drive (shattered all previous records!)


Backfilling Drainage areas and pouring foundation footings 

Look what the Leprechaun left us! 

Compacting the soil for the extension

Musical smiles in Mr. Verity's music class 

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a smile 

Putting in drainage under our fields 

Behind the scenes at the Talent Show


Construction is just around the corner... 

A glimpse into our classrooms 
Roller Blading in PE 

"Sylvia and the Magic Trunk" with Mr. Verbeck 

Diving into some good books in class 

Science Fair 


Back from sledding and jumping into reading, writing and publishing 



Recess (pre-snowmageddon)


Some of our incredible readers and writers at work



Constructing the fence

Painting and Delivering Wizard of Oz sets



Students from Mrs. Kraus' class taking an opportunity to build a snowman during the first good snow 

Sharing a good book together 


Quick  visit during lunch by the Harlem Magic 



Climbing into 2017 in Whittle Gym 



 Jumping into Reading


Gearing up for Science Fair with our book of the Month, Rosie Revere, Engineer 

Holiday Welcome Ambassadors! 

Band students starting the day off with a positive beat 

Some of our actors getting ready for the 5th grade SRO... the cowardly lion saying he's got courage! 

Some creative sweaters 

Native American Arts-in-Ed Presentation.  

(Some of the "leaders" that were selected... girls picked the boys and boys picked the girls)

Thanks to the PTA, some of our students enjoying their new books. 

 Winter Concert

5th Grade Band, Orchestra and Chorus perform for the entire school. 

Students from Mrs. Levonick & Mrs. Marasciulo's class making

a difference by creating "Wash-Up Kits" for the homeless

NYC LM Project Assembly 

Smiles at Gingerbread U


Heading home from school 



Mr. Fish with some of his helpers 



Demonstrating friction with one willing and brave volunteer (the tablecloth was pulled out from underneath him!)

A little experiment with polymers thanks to another brave and willing volunteer (putting a needle through a balloon without popping it ) 

Shopping at our Holiday Boutique   

Cheering Friends giving some Project Adventure obstacles a try. 


Late night Elves hard at work on one of the backdrops for The Wizard of Oz 

Jeff Gottlieb visiting Mr. Uchman's class   



Many smiles and prizes at Family Game Night!  

Lost & Found


About to get started in Computer Lab


Arrival with some snow flurries 


Sharing some art projects together 


Caught Reading!



Our Peace Photo from "Character Counts" week  



Monster Mash smiles! 




Welcome Ambassadors starting off our Character Counts week complete with singing "Somewhere  Over the Rainbow" to help remind us to make a rainbow of good choices


Grade Level Winners with Mrs. Lori Blend from the North Shore Public Library 


A sea of responsible (red) orchestra students 


Young fifth grade scientists at their Brookhaven National Laboratory Trip 


Two ropes at once in PE! 


Welcome Wagon is back 

Immersing themselves in a world of reading   

On the boat ride back from Fire Island 


Rare sighting of a Ghost Crab (Ocypodinae) on Fire Island


Brave and cheerful souls seining to discover what is under the waves on Fire Island 


Celebrating Punctuation Day!


Remember doing something like this in PE?

Using a Kin-Ball is Awesome! 


Creating the Character Counts Windows


World Series of Reading/ Sports Jersey Day! 

Artists hard at work painting and drawing the Pillars of Character Mural   
 Behind the scenes at Photo Day  
Mrs. Licita and some of her Girl scouts making a difference by building planters in our southern courtyard.   
 Bus Drill!  
 Commemorating Patriot day  
 First Day of School!