Employee of the Month-OCTOBER
The Employee of the Month for October is Miss Andrea Giron-
Miss Giron has been part of our team for 4 years. She currently works in the Pre-K room. Ms. Giron has been in the field of early childhood for her entire career.
Miss Giron enjoys meeting and working with a variety of families and early childhood educators. She enjoys observing the children when they comfort, teach, help, and learn from each other. She takes pride in getting to know each child’s learning style and develops her lesson plans based on each child’s needs. She brings tons of patience to work each day as she feels this ensures that each child will feel safe and secure, which helps them learn and grow as individuals.
Miss Giron plans exciting science labs in her class and uses technology to teach the children.
Please join us in thanking Andrea Giron for her dedication to the field of early childhood and for always going above and beyond to ensure that each child in her care has fun and is prepared for when they go to kindergarten.
Employee of the Month NOVEMBER -Fulyane Yanar
Please join us in thanking Fulyane for her dedication to the field of early childhood and for always going above and beyond to ensure that each child in her care has fun and is loved and safe each day.
Fulyane arrives early and puts in all the extra time and effort required of a toddler teacher. She takes the initiative to offer her help readily to peers, families and children in ways that are thoughtful and meaningful. To listen to her laughing, playing, and learning alongside her students is a highlight of each day. I believe our infants, Lucy, Leo and Bonjun would agree that Miss Fulyane should get this recognition.
Thank you, Fulyane, for being an exemplary staff member and leader in our school.
Dear Friends of Long Island Cares,
Thank you for your gift of 65 pounds of goods received on 12/01/2023. Your generosity supports the 234,000 individuals, including 65,000 children, who are food insecure on Long Island.
Your donations come at a time when people are gearing up for the holiday season, unsure of where their holiday meals will come from. What should be a time of celebration and gratitude is a difficult obstacle many food insecure Long Islanders face. People simply do not know where their meals are coming from. Your gift helps to lessen the burden our fellow Long Islanders feel during this season and allows their holidays to be more joyous and bright.
Your support is critical to Long Island Cares’ mission and our vision of a Hunger Free Long Island.
I am so proud of the children who participated.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER YOGESH JOSHI! The Teacher of the Month award is designed to recognize an employee that exemplifies our core values, which are compassion, humility, integrity, loyalty, and love for children. This month we are pleased to announce that our December Teacher of the Month is Joshi, Sr. Toddler Assistant. Joshi is well loved, not just by her students, but by families all over the building! She greets the children as they are coming in each morning and makes a point to speak to her former students each day. Joshi is just a ray of sunshine that everyone loves! Joshi does a great job with her sweet two-year-old’s, nurturing them and helping them to become more independent. Joshi is always happy to help if asked to and is great support and a mentor for her co-teachers!” She is always preparing them for the next milestone.
Jericho STEM children give back! 4/29/22
November 8, National STEM/STEAM Day is a day meant to inspire children to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Why is S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. so important, now more than ever before?
• S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. is all around us and shapes our everyday experiences
• Of the U.S. Labor Department ‘s predicted 10 fastest growing occupations, nearly all of them are S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. careers; therefore, an interest in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. early on can lead to success later on in life
• The U.S. has fallen behind other nations in science and math education; we need to motivate young kids to pursue these subjects to keep up with the rest of the world
• We must close the gender gap that exists in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. related careers. Building interest in girls is critical to their future earning potential.
Today's STEM challenges include:
Cooking, color mixing, making Parachutes, Making animals that can stand on 3 legs and is at least 4 cubes long, creating 2 drums that make different sounds
New at our academy Cooking With Books! A cooking program where we bring literature to life! It is offered every Monday and Tuesday during regular school programming.
We are pleased to announce that our 2 pre-k classes will begin learning American sign Language this Friday. Each week Kamryn Shea will be in our school and will introduce her ASL program to the children. We are doing this because research has demonstrated that adding the visual and kinesthetic elements (American Sign Language) to verbal communication helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in the participating preschool children. This research was conducted by Dr. Marilyn Daniels, a professor of speech communication at Penn State University. Babies as young as 6 months can learn to make and understand basic sign language and communicate with others. By teaching the spoken word along with the sign, many parents find that their children learn to speak faster and more easily than many of their peers. If you are wondering when the best age is to learn sign language for kids, then the answer seems to be while they are only a few months old.
Jericho STEM Academy has a new music program for the 2021 school year. We are happy to announce that we will be using Stacy Kelly Music! Please follow this link to her music,