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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 Receives Common Sense Designation

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Common Sense Education, a nonprofit organization which promotes safe technology and media for children through its education and advocacy to schools and families, has recognized Dayton Avenue Elementary School as a Common Sense School for its commitment for teaching digital citizenship. Additionally, Principal Dr. Shelita Watkis has been designated a Common Sense Educator.

While learning ways in which technology can assist them as learners, Dayton Avenue Elementary School students learn their roles as digital citizens through lessons taught by library media specialist Cheryl Skidmore. Ms. Skidmore explained that the use of technology can bring up ethical challenges such as cyberbullying, misinformation and health issues related to media balance and social and emotional well-being.

“Dayton Avenue Elementary School sees these as teachable moments,” Ms. Skidmore said. “I believe that digital citizenship skills have become essential for students in the 21st century, especially this school year. That's why I am committed to teaching our students how to be digital learners, leaders, and citizens.”

Dayton Avenue is one of 80,000 schools across the nation that use Common Sense education’s educational resources. As a result, the students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and safely use devices for learning.

Date Added: 4/26/2023

Student Ambassadors Prepare Sixth Graders for Junior High School

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Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School Student Ambassadors recently visited Dayton Avenue and Eastport elementary schools’ sixth graders to allay their concerns about moving up to junior high school this coming fall.

Divided into teams, the student ambassadors spoke to the younger students about A/B days, how to adapt to a teacher’s teaching styles and expectations, homework, navigating the building, clubs and more. Most importantly, they emphasized that students must take responsibility for their academic success.

Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School Principal Sal Alaimo was also on hand to introduce himself to the students. He encouraged them to set expectations for themselves early and to get to know their teachers.

“Your character is your character and will shine through to who you are,” Mr. Alaimo said.

Date Added: 4/13/2023

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