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John Lewis Childs School

10 Elizabeth Street, Floral Park, NY 11001
Phone: 516-434-2780
Fax: 516-434-2779

Mrs. Susan Fazio, Principal
Phone: 516-434-2780

Mrs. Kristina Lynch, Asst. Principal
Phone: 516-434-2780

Mrs. Amy Gernon, School Nurse
Phone: 516-434-2796

Attendance Office
Phone: 516-434-2797


JLCS Christmas Concert Video 2021


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Students’ Artwork on Display at John Lewis Childs School

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Every John Lewis Childs School student in Pre-K through sixth grade had their artwork displayed in frames in the hallways for the Art Gallery Walk on April 13. Art teacher Maria Mecchi coordinated the event. During the school day, students walked the halls to view their classmates’ artwork. After school, parents/guardians were invited to see the artwork, as well.

Date Added: 5/3/2022

John Lewis Childs School Fourth Graders Plant a Pocket Prairie

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On April 11, John Lewis Childs School fourth graders assisted in placing native plants in a new pocket prairie in the schoolyard.

Anthony Marinello from Dropseed Native Landscapes led the event, teaching students about plants that once used to grow in the Hempstead Plains and the importance of restoring them. He then assisted the students in planting native grasses, sedges and flowers. These native plants will attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, along with other small beneficial insects and songbirds.

Date Added: 4/19/2022

Theme Park Design

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Sixth grade students from classes 6A and 6D recently worked together in the library to design theme parks made up of the six simple machines.

Date Added: 4/5/202

Mindfulness Club

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This school year, second and third grade students have been enjoying Mindfulness Club! They talk about how to be mindful of their feelings and learn new skills that they can use to be mindful of their thoughts. Students have learned belly breathing, dragon breathing, flower breathing and the 5-4-3-2-1 strategy. They also talk about ways the can regulate their feelings and emotions while relating to real-life experiences, such as how they might feel before a Fun Friday activity compared to how they feel before taking a test. The students have been learning the positive effects of mindfulness and take these new learned skills with them into the classroom and into their everyday lives!

Date Added: 3/31/2022

John Lewis Childs School Students Learn About Different Countries

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John Lewis Childs School’s hallways and classrooms were transformed to represent different continents and countries for the schoolwide event, “It’s a Small World.”

Regions were assigned by grade-level, with Pre-K representing North America, kindergarten representing South America, first and second grade representing Africa, third and fourth grade representing Asia, and fifth and sixth grade representing Europe. Each classroom was also given a specific country in their respective region.

The activity was a collaborative effort, as PTA members decorated the hallways to coincide with the continents, while teachers and students collaborated to decorate classroom doors and inside the room, as well as the bulletin boards in the halls.

From March 17-18, students walked around the building with replica passports and received a sticker for visiting each country. Each class shared facts about their given country, including music, language and food, with their visiting peers.

Date Added: 3/28/2022

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