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Dayton Avenue School

151 Dayton Avenue, Manorville, NY 11949

Phone: (631) 801-3080

Fax: (631) 878-6404

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: 3 - 6

Principal: Dr. Shelita Watkis

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Dayton Avenue elementary and Eastport elementary schools each held their annual spelling bees. Students first took a spelling test, and the top scorers competed one-on-one for several excruciating rounds before the winner and runner-up were announced.

Congratulations goes to Dayton Avenue Elementary School sixth grader Isabella Fiordalisi who won the spelling bee held for students in grades 4-6. Sugey Rubio was the runner-up in the competition. Additionally, Enzo Pastor was the winner of the third grade spelling bee with Nathan Franco placing second.

At Eastport Elementary School, Emily Hershey was the winner of the schoolwide spelling bee. Kaylee Nicoletti was the runner-up.

The school winners will now advance to the Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, to be held at Hofstra University on Feb. 11 where they will compete to represent the district and the region at the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee, held in the spring.

The District congratulates the students on this outstanding accomplishment and extends best wishes for success in the Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee.

Date Added: 2/9/2023

Dayton Avenue Wants to be Caught Being Kind

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During the month of February, Dayton Avenue Elementary School students are focusing on being kind and are continuing their efforts of making an impact on their community.

“We hope that our students and families remember that sometimes individually we may not be able to make the change we want to see but by teaming up with other like-minded people, we can have a huge impact,” Principal Dr. Shelita Watkis said.

Through Feb. 10, the students will collect canned soups for the Presbyterian Church of Center Moriches and winter apparel items for Holly’s Hats and Robby’s Gloves.

Date Added: 2/6/2023

Dayton Avenue Students Illustrate Their Dreams

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Dayton Avenue Elementary School students in Meghan Conlon’s, Karen Lucas’s and Karen Moran’s classes learned, in their studies about civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ruby Bridges, that leaders never give up, are confident and have dreams. Leadership is also a central theme around the school, where students are working on becoming leaders.

After their lesson on leadership, the students illustrated colorful “I Have a Dream” posters, which are now hung in the hallway for peers to see.

Sixth grade students also worked with library media specialist Cheryl Skidmore to create an “I Have a Dream” quilt. After reading “Martin’s Big Words” and listening to the “I Have a Dream” speech, the students discussed what dreams they have for their school and translated those dreams into a quilt square. Ms. Skidmore then put the squares together to make a quilt, which hangs in the school library.

Date Added: 1/31/2023

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