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School Notebook: Fifth Graders Keep Busy

Setauket fifth graders conduct a coat drive, while a Minnesauke fifth grade class wins a poster contest.

A Heartwarming Coat Drive

At , the Fifth Grade Student Council collected more than 125 coats for charity during the week of Dec. 2, many of which went to help families in the Three Village school district.

Children's jackets were given to families in the district, while toddlers' coats were donated to the Head Start Program of Port Jefferson and adults' coats were donated to the Salvation Army of Centereach.

Minnesauke Fifth Graders Win Poster Contest

Following a grade-wide library lesson on the dangers of cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it, Mr. Frank Russo's fifth grade class at was among the winners of a school-wide poster contest to raise awareness of cyberbullying.

The class created a group poster based on the popular game "Angry Birds."

"We are trying to make people understand that they need to think before they type," said one fifth grade participant, Kristin Parks. "You don’t know how your words can affect someone."

Ward Melville Players to Present Christmas Show

Following their performance of last week, the Ward Melville Players will present "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m.

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Mr. Russo's class was among the winners of the poster contest rather than the sole winner.

Tracey December 13, 2011 at 01:23 PM
Great job. Love seeing our kids get involved. Also I've sent in three emails since November with regard to several Community Service projects Nassakeag Elementary school has done. I haven't heard back from anyone can you possible direct me to the right peson? Thank you!
Christine Sampson (Editor) December 13, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Hi Tracey: Thanks for reading Patch. Please email me at christines@patch.com and I will follow up with you.

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