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Where in the World is WB?

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To conclude our “Where in the World is WB?” project, Dr. Farrelly shared photos of her summer! Over the past few weeks, Dr. Farrelly spent time with her girls at Adventureland, Tobay Beach and Splish Splash. They also splashed around in the pool and went to a concert at Jones Beach! Thank you to everyone who shared their photos this summer. We loved sharing your vacations with you!

 



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Dennis S., a first-grader at JFK Elementary School, was at Jellystone Park in Gardiner, NY and caught his very first fish!

 



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Sophomore Briana C. spent time this summer in Lake George and Connecticut and at Six Flags Great Adventure!



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Senior Jamie C. topped off the end of summer with a family trip to Lake George.

 



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South Bay second-grader Sarah D. visited Carolina Beach, N.C!



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Sophomore Derek F. competed in the 2019 AAU Taekwondo National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, where he became the National Poomsae (forms) Champion 15-17 Black Belt. Congratulations, Derek! He also got to spend his birthday at Disney World.

 



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South Bay teacher Krista Granieri and her son Hunter spent time with some of her former students at Wood Kingdom. Pictured with a few of their siblings are: Henry, Ericson, Aldo, Alliyah and Gabriella.



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Senior Jenna H., 2018 winner of Suffolk’s Got Talent, was asked to perform at this year’s competition at Napper Tandys.



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Fourth-grader Kaylee H. has enjoyed quite the busy summer. She spent time at camp, where she participated in color wars and saw Toy Story 4. She also visited Lavender by the Bay, went to a Long Island Ducks game, had a great time at adventure park and swam with her friend Kassidy!

 



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Junior High School teachers Mr. and Mrs. Heaton took a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario this summer!

 



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JFK third-grader Olivia celebrated her birthday at Disney!

 



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South Bay first-grader Madelyn K. spent three weeks of her summer vacation visiting family in Sweden! During her visit, she went to the beach, the zoo and the forest. She even found The Little Mermaid at the airport in Copenhagen!

 



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Riley R., a third-grader at Tooker, spent a day fishing at Captree!

 



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Holly R, first-grader at Santapogue, enjoyed a night out at Venetian shores! 

 



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Cecilia, an incoming first-grader at Forest Avenue Elementary, wanted to share a couple of cool pictures from her recent trip to Howe Caverns, NY. 

 



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JFK fifth-graders Tylan and Dylan were busy this summer bringing home the championship on their travel baseball team

 



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A few of our junior high school students participated in the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, Maryland. Featured: Nick, Anthony, Andrew, Will, Nick, Nic, Elijah, Anthony, Ryan, Aiden, Justin and Matthew!

 



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First grader, Hailey P., and her brother, incoming kindergartner, Chase P. , spent a week in Lake George. 



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Reilly (Grade 4) and Elinor (Grade 1) of Forest Ave living it up with an end of summer trip to Glen Brook Farms in Round Top, NY.


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Sisters Bridgette and Sarah-Grace spent their summer enjoying museums upstate, downstate and in NYC!



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Junior Cameron L. took a visit to Canton, Ohio, where he ran into a few legends at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



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Eighth-grader Filippo S. and kindergartner Bianca S. have been having a great summer!



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Santapogue fourth-grader Brandon P. made a visit to the Long Island Aquarium with his sister Ariana and best friend Derrick!



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JFK third-grader Olivia celebrated her birthday at Disney!

 



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The cold never bothered her anyway! Senior Jenna H. played the role of Elsa in Frozen Jr. at James Street Players in Babylon this summer!



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Ms. Fran from JFK and her beautiful grandchildren enjoyed their time at Bethany Beach, Delaware this summer.



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JFK teacher Mrs. Flynn and her children Ronan (Grade 9) and Kieran (Grade 6) are having the best summer wake boarding and hiking on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.



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Emily W., a member of the Class of 2019, competed at Royal International Miss in Orlando this summer! 



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Where in the world is Mrs. Carrozzo, grade 7 English teacher? Right here in West Babylon with three of her students from last year. Mrs. C. met with Mackenzie D., Zuzanna O., and Kaitlyn Z. at Gino's Pizzeria for a Team 3 summer book club. According to Mrs. C, for the past six weeks they have read the book "The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey and enjoyed a couple of slices of pizza while discussing their thoughts on the book.



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Senior Aidan C. spent July playing Drums for the Smithtown Jazz Band!



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Members of Scout Troop 2014 went to camp at Goose Pond Scout Reservation! Members of the Troop are students at the junior and senior high schools.

 



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Ninth-grader Jordan A. celebrated her 14th birthday week with senior Zoe and family in the Adirondacks and Lake George. The celebration continued with friends Sara and Rebecca L, Grace B and Yuvia P. and Sarah-Grace T. at Overlook Beach and Gino’s Pizzeria in West Babylon.



 

Siblings Sean (Grade 12), Anna (Grade 10), Kaitlyn (Grade 9) and Ryan (Grade 9) spent some time in Punta Cana this summer! 


 


JFK Fourth-grader Sadie and her little brother Zachary got to see their Uncle Ray, pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates, when his team visited Citi Field. Sadie also traveled to Pittsburgh with her grandparents, Pop Pop and Juju, to see a game at PNC Park and take in the sites. 


 


Ladies who lunch! A group of current and retired West Babylon teachers gathered retired teacher Patti Psrisi’s house for a get together. Pictured: Mrs. Sullivan, Mrs. DiFruscio, Mrs. Birr, Mrs. Kohler, Mrs. Sorenson, Mrs. Augustine, Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Parisi, Mrs. Kronenbitter, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Shephard, Mrs. Vogel, Mrs. Carrozzo, Mrs. Zemba and Mrs. Pecan!


 


The 14U West Babylon Tournament Eagles recently played in a baseball tournament in Fruitland, Maryland. The team includes Senior High School sophomores DJ M., Thomas P., Jack R., Andrew B., Richie M., Matt F., and Tommy D. andnd freshmen Teddy F., Kevin R., and Tyler L. Also on the team were JFK alumni Corey V. and Jack S.


 


Tooker Avenue fourth-graders Alyssa and Adrianna D., Jaelynn B., Meghan S. and kindergartner Aubrey D., along with ninth-grader Bobby S., spent a weekend camping at Wildwood State Park! 


 


Senior Mackenzie J spent a week in Haiti volunteering for Open Door Haiti. This is her third visit to Haiti where she spends most of her time working in the orphanage. This year, she designed and painted a mural in the orphanage with the orphans and volunteers, taught English and distributed 400 handmade bracelets that were made by kids in New York with Mackenzie. She also collected and distributed shoes. 


 


Life is good for South Bay first-grader Mason F! He learned to ride on his brand-new bike without training wheels this summer! After all of that hard work, he spent time relaxing in the pool!


 


Incoming sophomore Cristian E. took a vacation to Yellowstone National Park! He is also training hard for the cross-country season, participating in multiple camps and running in the New York State Parks Summer Run Series.   


 


The West Babylon Eagles 9u Baseball team were finalists in the District 34 Gold Division Championship. The featured Lucas, Jacob, and Noah (Grade 4 @ South Bay); Dean, Leo, Brayden, and Christian (Grade 4 @ JFK); Jacob, Anthony, and Matthew (Grade 4 @ Forest) and Jason (Grade 3 @ Forest). Go Eagles!

 


 

 

It's a small world after all for our Junior High School teachers! The Dell'Isola and Ging families were spotted near Cinderella's castle in Disney! 

 


 

 

Senior High School student Anthony C. shared an update on his Eagle Scout project. Here is a note directly from Anthony: "I would like to thank West Babylon school district, teachers and students that help me with my Eagle Scout project. With your help I was able to gather and send 157 care packages and over 200 thank you letters to our troops stationed overseas. And with additional community support I was able to raise over $1400 for the postage to send the care packages overseas. In addition, thank you to Mr. Egbert for helping with the veteran interview letter booklets."

 



 

Siblings Gabriella C. (Grade 9) and Salvatore (South Bay Grade 1) continued their summer adventures at Waterdrinker Family Farm in Manorville!

 


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It was a fun-filled vacation for ninth-grader AJ Z., eighth-grader Kaitlyn Z. and Tooker fourth-grader Jake Z.! Along with their parents, the siblings spent nine days at "The Happiest Place on Earth!"

 


 

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Jazmyne (SHS Junior), Quentin (JHS eighth-grader) and Xavier (JFK kindergartner) spent some time in Maine, where they swam, went paddleboarding and enjoyed some fishing!

 

 


 

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These girls were #LivinTheDream at the JoJo Siwa concert! The third and fourth-grade friends forever from Santapogue, Forest Avenue and neighboring towns include: Alexis, Londyn, Callie, Alexa, Samantha, Olyvia, Nadia, GiGi, Presley, Bella, Luna, Ariana, Alyssa, and Madeline.

 


 

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West Babylon teacher Mrs. Pino (Tooker first grade and JFK second grade) and her son, Christian (a West Babylon Senior High School graduate) went to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX to see friend and WB alumni, Cory Sakaski graduate as an Army Combat Medic. Way to go, Private First Class Sakaski!

 


 

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Erik M. continues his adventurous summer! Since our last post, he made his first visit to Jones Beach, went to the Riverhead Aquarium and took a ride on a go kart!

 


 

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Santapogue fifth-grader Makayla M. played in the USSSA Fastpitch All-American softball games in Viera, FL. She was selected to represent the northeast region of the country and go up against the best of the best! Go Makayla! 

 


 

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Sophomore Nick L. is a man about town! So far, he’s visited Citi Field, home of the NY Mets, the Vessel, the centerpiece of Hudson Yards, the Lighthouse at Fire Island and Patsy’s Pizzeria!

 


 

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Brothers Brandon (Tooker fourth-grader) and Luke (Tooker kindergartner) traveled to upstate New York where they hiked the Natural Stone Bridge and Cave. They also made a stop at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. 

 


 

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West Babylon was well represented at the JoJo Siwa concert this past July! First up: Alyssa, Sophia, Bianca, Lola, and Lennon looking fashionable as they enjoyed the concert! 


 

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Santapogue fifth-grader Brody C. has been having a great summer at Long Island Voyager’s Day Camp! He’s been making friends, swimming and paddle boating. He’s also played laser tag and mini golf, visited Adventureland and went to the movies. More adventures are still to come!

 


 

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Retired Forest Avenue teacher Carolyn Bogart and current Forest Avenue teacher Denise Riccio, along with their husbands, cruised to Bermuda this summer!

 

 


 

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Surf's Up! Eighth-grader Matt D. has been living it up in Hawaii! 

 


 

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Ninth-graders Cristina B. and Jenna N. spent some time at Hersey Park!

 


 

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Overlook was the place to be for Senior High School, Junior High School and Santapogue students Victoria, Nicole, Jenna, William, Jake, Anthony, K, Vincent, Derrick, Cali and Anthony!

 


 

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First-grade Forest Avenue friends Pearl K. and Cecelia L. have spent their summer days together at camp and swimming lessons. On the last day of camp, the girls wore matching outfits!

 


 

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It has been a wet and wild summer for Lauren (Grade 8), Lindsey (Grade 7) and Leah (Tooker Grade 5)! The sisters have spent time at Splish Splash and Venetian Shores.

 


 

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Santapogue fourth-grader Brandon P. and his sister Ariana visited Guyana where they got to ride on horses, milk cows and eat exotic fruits. When they returned, they enjoyed the 12th Street block party where Ariana's lemonade stand was a hit! 

 


 

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Sixth-grader Daniel W. and South Bay first-grader Derin S. visited Silver Lake in Vermont!

 


 

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Sixth-grader James C. and Forest Avenue second-grader Christopher C. have been enjoying their relaxing summer! They made stops in Bethany Beach, DE, Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Lake George, NY.

 


 

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Incoming senior Jamie C. and graduate Erin T. spent their Wednesday evenings in July performing with the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Symphonic Band at The Bandshell on Main Street in Bay Shore. 

 


 

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Tooker fifth-grader Lorelai T. and her second-grade brother Harrison explored North Carolina’s Grandfather Mountain!

 

 


 

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Matthew L. (Grade 7) and Eric L. (Grade 10) attended Camp Yawgoog Boy Scout Camp in Rhode Island. During their stay, the brothers learned leadership skills and made the most of the wet weather! 

 

 


 

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Sixth-graders Billy and Mackenzy L. and Tooker fourth-grader Bradyn L. visited the Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium in CT!

 


 

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Senior Mackenzie J. crossed the Atlantic Ocean this summer and made stops at a few familiar places. She's pictured at Stonehenge and the Louvre!

 


 

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Third-grader Alex D. and kindergartner Connor D. visited Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

 

 


 

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South Bay first-grader Salvatore C. has been living it up this summer! Salvatore visited Ocean Bay Park on Fire Island, spent time with his grandpa in the Haunted House at Adventureland and saw Beetlejuice on Broadway! 

 


 

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Checking in from Aquebogue is junior high school art teacher Ms. Tomeo! She’s enjoying her summer with Jade & Jesse. 

 


 

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Fourth-grader Reilly and first-grader Elinor S. of Forest Avenue Elementary School visited Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA!!

 


 

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West Babylon takes over the Outer Banks! Pictured are: Olivia E. (South Bay third grade), Timothy E. (sixth grade) , Jalen C. (sixth grade), Steve G. (sixth grade), Alycia G. (Tooker second grade), Dylan C. (sixth grade), Dominick O. (sixth grade), Kayden L. (sixth grade), Kody L. (Tooker first grade), Jonathan R. (sixth grade), Mason R. (South Bay third grade), Tyler K. (sixth grade), Matteo G. (sixth grade) and Lauren G. (South Bay third grade) 

 


 

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What a summer for sixth-grader Erik M.! He's been to Overlook beach, Adventureland and horseback riding! 

 

 


 

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Meet incoming Santapogue kindergartner Sahana K. This summer, she hosted her 3rd Annual Lemonade Stand and School Supply Drive. She uses the money she collects to purchase school supplies for the Only Love Foundation, which builds schools in Africa. 

 


 

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The Grad Squad was out to celebrate the graduation of Class of 2019 members Charlie D. and Liam R! With sister Lia D. (Tooker fifth-grader) and West Babylon alumni Sal C., they set sail for Bermuda to celebrate Charlie’s graduation. Mom (Lisa D., first-grade teacher @ JFK) and dad (Billy) came along for the ride. According to mom, dad came to “foot the bill!”

 


 

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Sophomore Emma A. visited Manhattan, where she walked the High Line and toured the Whitney Museum!

 


 

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Ninth-grader Gabriella C. continues to enjoy her summer! This time, Gabriella went to the Jennifer Lopez concert at "the world's most famous arena" - Madison Square Garden!

 


 

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Incoming sophomores Sabrina C., Brianna W. and Olivia B. enjoyed a day on the boat on New Hampshire's Highland Lake. They were joined by Joseph S. and Ryan E. at Gilgo Beach! 

 


 

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Alyssa, Casey, Emily, Ava, Lennon, Sophia, Lola and Abby from Forest Avenue enjoyed a day at the beach! 

 


 

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Sophomore Raymond and seventh-grader Madelyn M. are enjoying their summer. They recently visited the Hicksville Gregory Museum!

 

 


 

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It's been a great summer so far for a few of Tooker's students! First graders Lauren and Layla enjoyed a local West Babylon block party, while Lauren and her second-grade friend Sophia practiced their writing skills to welcome all to the "best block party!"

 


 

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Junior Cameron L. (No. 42) attended football prospect camp at Lock Haven University.

 

 


 

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It was quite the fun visit to the Adirondacks for seventh-grader Louis and Tooker fifth-grader Sophia L. The siblings made stops at Lake George and Lake Luzerne.

 

 


 

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Music teacher Ms. Bracco is checking in from her trip south of New York!
So far, she's visited the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina!

 


 

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Ninth-grader Cali B., South Bay fifth-grader Matthew B. and future South Bay student Raegan B. visited Fair Harbor on Fire Island!

 

 


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Sophomore Jacob, freshman Josh and fourth grader Noah C.
had a great week swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and playing in Lake George, NY. 

 


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Ninth-grader Gabriella C. has been visiting Long Island this summer. So far, she's been to Greenport, Riverhead and Gilgo Beach!

 


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Christopher G., incoming Freshman, is in Paris at the Paris World Games playing Soccer for HBC Aspire academy.

 


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Siblings Maria (Grade 7) and Jason K. (Grade 3, Forest Ave.) can be found representing West Babylon on the softball and baseball fields this summer!

 


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Siblings Vincent (third grade) and Gianna M. (second grade) from JFK are checking in from Sandbridge Beach, Virginia!

 


 

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Rosemarie K. (Grade 9), Katelyn M. (Grade 8), Amanda K. (Grade 7), Courtney M. (Grade 7) and Kristen M (grade 4) went to Strawberry Park Campground in Preston, CT and took a day trip to Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, RI.

 


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Santapogue third-grader Joey P. met QuackerJack at a Long Island Ducks game!

 


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Jiavana (incoming 8th grader) and Aiden S.(incoming 7th grade) enjoyed a trip to San Diego, CA for Jiavana’s soccer showcase.

 


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Tooker third-graders Reilly A, Chloe B, Lexi Z, Briana P, Riley R, Joshua L, Christian N, Alex D are spending their summer nights at Venetian Shores!

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