02/26/19 2:00pm

SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL PHOTOS
Pictured are Elizabeth Weslek, Regina Weisenberg, Michelle Martinez, Emily Shepherd, Cynthia Hatchet, Rafael Carbajal, Eliza McCarthy, Emily Lupo, William Marshall, Johnny Gurney and Charlotte James.

On Wednesday, February 13, Shelter Island School’s students and teachers celebrated the 100th Day of School. Elementary students and teachers celebrated by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.

Meanwhile, students in pre-K through 3rd grade in physical education classes were challenged to balance a bean bag for 100 seconds, gallop around the gym 100 times, toss and catch a ball for 100 seconds, do 10 different yoga poses for 10 seconds each and run in place for 100 seconds. They all earned certificates for either completing the challenge or attempting it.

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02/15/19 10:00am

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President of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center Kelly Surerus appealed to the Town Board Tuesday for help in funding the preschool.

It won’t be official until the Town Board votes at its March 1 meeting, but members unanimously agreed at Wednesday’s work session to allot $10,000 from the town’s contingency fund to support the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center. (more…)

02/06/19 10:00am

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Kelly Surerus, president of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center, appealed to the Town Board Tuesday for help in funding the preschool.

Representatives of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center made a case for funding, asking the Town Board Tuesday afternoon for $25,000.

That would provide funding through the end of the current school year for the morning pre-school, along with a small cushion for the September term. (more…)

02/05/19 12:00pm

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Fourth grade students fascinated by Native American arrowheads are, from left, Evan Weslek, Abraham Roig, Ari Waife, Jamel Saunders, Kyro Sciacchitano, Nathan Sanwald and Kaden Gibbs.

“Shelter Island is an incredibly sacred place.”

That’s one of the lessons Shelter Island 4th graders learned last week from John Pagliaro, who was invited by the Shelter Island Historical Society to share his knowledge of Native American history. (more…)