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Principal - Mr. Ierano:  (631) 382-4355
Main Office:  (631) 382-4355
Fax Number:  (631) 382-4356
Health Office:  (631) 382-4360
Psychologist:  (631) 382-4371
Social Worker:  (631) 382-4363
Speech:  (631) 382-4377 & 4376

School Hours: 9:20 am - 3:25 pm.




  

Field Day Letter

NYS Test Parent Reminders

MATH FUN NIGHT 2019

Principal's Welcome Letter - August 2018

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration Information - Click Here

MTP Year At A Glance 2018-19

Walker Release Letter and Form

 

Mission Statement

The path to our dreams begins with the partnership between our school and families working collaboratively to ensure a safe and caring environment. Varied educational experiences at Mt. Pleasant Elementary school offer students the tools necessary to embrace diversity, become independent lifelong learners, and compassionate global citizens.

 

Young Gardeners Flourish at Mt. Pleasant

Young Gardeners Flourish at Mt. Pleasant photo

With six different garden beds to prepare and care for, the student council members at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School don’t mind getting their hands a bit dirty.

Starting in April, the students head outdoors to start preparing their garden, which they hope will be filled with plenty of vegetables by the end of the school year. They start by weeding and raking the beds to get ready for a schoolwide planting day in May. 

The imitative started about four years ago, according to adviser and Mt. Pleasant Elementary teacher Stephen Jackowski. The six garden beds were donated by local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. The student council cares for the beds, planting beans, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, corn and other various vegetables. All of the vegetables are then donated to the local food pantry in June and during the summer months.

While the beds are cared for weekly by the student council, which consists of third, fourth and fifth grade students, the schoolwide planting initiate gives all the students an opportunity to help give back to their local community.



District Names Torch Award Winners

District Names Torch Award Winners
The district has named its 2019 Torch Award recipients. The Torch Award is presented to Smithtown teachers who have significantly contributed to the growth and professional development of their teacher colleagues. The Smithtown Teacher Center hosted a reception to honor all Torch Award recipients and nominees. The 2019 Torch Award recipients are, from left, Tracy McAlvin, Christa Braunreuther, Jonathan Ferrante, Christina Cone, Jeanmarie Wilson, James Schiraldi and Barbara DiSalvo.

Junior Achievement Visit

Junior Achievement’s High School Heroes recently visited Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. High school students helped assist teaching classes on May 6 in kindergarten, first and second grade.

Spring into Poetry

Spring into Poetry 1
Spring into Poetry 2
Mrs. Kohilakis's class celebrated the start of spring by writing a beautiful poem about what “spring is” to them.

Mrs. Watz’s class is learning all about astronomy.

Mt. Pleasant Students Learn to Sharpen their Social Skills

Mt. Pleasant Students Learn to Sharpen their Social Skills photo

Author Brooks Gibbs, a social skills educator, visited Mt. Pleasant Elementary School to speak to students about emotional resilience. He shared different ways students can manage their emotions, such as laughing in a tough situation. Mr. Gibbs offered tips on how to make friends, following the Golden Rule and confronting bullying.



Sweetheart Luau, Father Daughter Dance

Celebrating Earth Day

Splashes of Color Spread Joy at Mt. Pleasant

Splashes of Color Spread Joy at Mt. Pleasant photo

First-graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School joined together for a community service project with Splashes of Hope on March 27. Splashes of Hope is an organization whose mission is transforming clinical to colorful. Their artists paint murals that get installed in pediatric hospitals, veterans affairs homes, and even in bedrooms for children with terminal illnesses.

One of the programs done by Splashes of Hope is the Friend on the Mend, which delivers goodie bags to hospitals. The Mt. Pleasant first-graders teamed up to decorate and stuff the bags with coloring books, activities, crayons and a puppet of their choice. They each colorfully decorated their individual bag.  

These are hand delivered to children in the hospital for various reasons to help brighten a child’s day. Splashes of Hope mascots Vincent Van Monkey and Alice the Elephant also made a special guest appearance.



Spring Buddies

Mrs. Hausch’s and Mrs. O’Connor’s kindergarten class is hatching into spring with their buddies.

Smithtown Recognized as PLTW Distinguished Schools

Smithtown Recognized as PLTW Distinguished Schools photo
The district’s elementary and middle schools have been selected as Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools for 2018-2019 school year.

For a second consecutive year, all seven of the district’s elementary schools have been designated as Distinguished Launch Schools based on their PLTW Launch implementation and participation in the 2017-2018 school year. Smithtown’s elementary schools represent seven of the 11 schools identified in New York State, and seven of the 216 Launch schools being recognized nationally.  

All three of the district’s middle schools have been designated as Distinguished Gateway Schools based on their Gateway implementation and participation in the 2017-2018 school year. Smithtown represents the only three schools in New York State, and three of the 148 Gateway schools being recognized nationally.  

“This recognition is certainly representative of all of the hard work that has gone into our successful implementation on the part of the many staff and faculty members involved,” said Paul Strader, executive director of curriculum. 

The Fate of Goldilocks

The Fate of Goldilocks

Goldilocks was put on trial for the crimes of trespassing, criminal mischief and petty larceny on March 5 by the fifth-graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. More than a dozen storybook characters were called to testify in the trial to explain the break-in at the home of the Three Little Bears.

This program introduces fifth-graders to the basic elements of the legal system, constitutional rights and the inner workings of the courts. Fourth-graders served as the members of the jury.

Goldilocks was charged with entering the Three Little Bears’ house, eating their porridge, breaking a chair, rummaging through Mama Bear’s clothes and stealing $100.

Characters such as Chicken Little, the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Blind Mice and the Wise Owl – as well as Goldilocks’ parents and cousin Dreadlocks – were all called to the stand. After hearing all the testimonies, the jury deliberated on its ruling and sentencing for Goldilocks.

Field Trip to Planetarium

First graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary recently took a field trip to the Vanderbilt Planetarium for an educational adventure. Students shared what they learned and how much they enjoyed their trip.