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DuffHelen B. Duffield Elementary School

600 First Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6304
Principal: Lisa Farrell
631-467-6010
lisafarrell@ccsdli.org

  

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Bucket Beats

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Thanks to a generous donation of homer buckets by Home Depot, fifth graders at Helen B. Duffield Elementary School recently enjoyed the start of their “bucket drumming” unit in music class. This will enable them to develop their rhythm and coordination while having fun with their classmates.

Fifth Graders Lead Gardening Initiative

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A group of fifth grade student leaders at Helen B. Duffield Elementary School recently brought new life to the school’s tower garden. These students, also known as the school’s “tower garden representatives,” built the tower, planted seeds, maintain the tower weekly and harvest the bounty every few weeks. They even prepared a pre-recorded video for all students and staff at the school to view, sharing the project and teaching their peers about the importance of being kind to your body through proper nutrition, which can improve both physical and mental health.

In addition to the education that the tower garden provides to Duffield students, the harvested produce is also donated every few weeks to families in need in the local community. Connetquot Central School District commends the following fifth grade “tower garden representatives” for their dedication to this initiative: Magdalene Antony Raj, Abigail Endres, Bella Chiong, Mila Mulligan, McKenzie Rivera, Adrianna Tirelli and Sahasra Vidap.