Suzanne's Letter, Dasa & Delayed Opening
What a great start to the school year! We are so excited to have your children join us on their educational journey. We will continue to focus on educating our students to become independent problem solvers and to empower them to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s emerging world!
I want to thank and once again congratulate our phenomenal PTA for their outstanding dedication to our school. They were recently awarded the title of National PTA School of Excellence! If you haven’t done so, please join our PTA.
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The DASA Coordinator for Old Bethpage is Mrs. Gray, Principal
In the event of a Delayed Opening- school start time is 11:15 am. Bus pick-up in the morning would be 2 hours later than the usual pick-up time.
Helpful Bits and Pieces
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Fax Number: 516-756-3204
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From our World Language Teachers:
The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (also known as the Harvest Moon Festival) fell on September 13th this year. This major holiday can be compared to our Thanksgiving holiday. Families gather together for a special meal that includes little cakes called moon cakes. People decorate with bright colored lanterns. At night people look at the full moon. According to legend, a woman named Chang E drank a magic potion that caused her to go to the moon. On the night of the Harvest Moon her husband visits her there. Chang E 's heart is so full of love and happiness on that night that if we look at the moon and make a special wish to her, she will try her best to make our wishes come true!
All of our students in the elementary schools learn this story. Let’s keep this wonderful tradition alive here at POB! We hope you all made a wish!