Elizabeth M. Baker Elementary School

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Baker Parent Handbook

  • Refer to the Baker parent handbook for answers to many of the commonly asked questions parents, guardians, and students may have. This handbook will also provide guidance on Baker practices, as well as Great Neck Schools policies and procedures.

Announcements

2019 Jump-a-Thon

  • Our 3rd Annual Jump-a-Thon was held on Friday, November 1st. Students and teachers showed off their jumping skills to help send qualifying Baker students to the GNPS Summer Program. Thanks to all!

Family Math Night

  • table at family math night
    Baker's kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students attended Family Math Night with their parents on Monday, November 25th. They enjoyed thirty different math games courtesy of the PTO, with assistance from Ms. Russo, Ms.  Minakyan, and a fantastic group of fifth grade volunteers. A favorite event is always the jelly bean guess, with one of our kindergarten students guessing closest to the actual number of jelly beans in the jar.

Ride For Life

  •  Mr. Pendergast with students

    Fourth and fifth graders are learning about the importance of overcoming obstacles from Mr. Pendergast. Mr. Pendergast has been fighting ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, for many years. This is his 8th year returning to Baker to teach students about the Ride for Life.  He is an inspirational individual who is helping to raise awareness for the ALS cause. 

Classroom Buddies

  • Grade 5 and K student

    Students from Mr. Dombrowski's fifth grade class met with Ms. Venegas' kindergarten class. The fifth graders chose picture books to read to their kindergarten buddies. Kindergarten students enjoyed the read alouds while fifth graders practiced their fluency and expression.

Baker Podcasts

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    students with robot and bowling pins

    Tune into our latest podcast to learn how we will be dashing into January with our school-wide robotics sessions. Our kindergarten classes kicked off our these sessions in December when they programmed Dash to bowl!

Robotics

  • Fifth Grade students in Robotics Enrichment build and program robots to complete missions in the Natures's Fury robot challenge.

Music Happenings

  • students looking at music notes on SMARTboard

    Fourth grade students work together to write rhythm patterns on the SMARTBoard. Students were asked to use known rhythmic elements (quarter note, paired eighth notes, quarter rest and half note) to create as many four-beat patterns as possible. 

    students on instruments

    Fifth grade students in Ms. Alexandrou's class perform their compositions on xylophones, Boomwhackers and the keyboard. Students used rhythmic and melodic concepts learned in fourth grade to write their own musical pieces. Students will continue to revise, perform and conduct their compositions in vocal music during the coming months.

Baker Rock Garden

  • Staff creating rock display

    Look for the new inspirational rock display as you approach the Baker entrance!  Our Baker Family designed these rocks with motivational messages during our first Baker Pride Day.

Skype a Scientist

  • class skyping a scientist

    Students in Mrs. Greenspoon's room were matched with biologist, Kyla Ost, through the Skype a Scientist program. Ms. Ost taught students about her work with microbes and showed her lab and the tools that she uses. 

     

Food Drive Donations

  • boxes filled with food donations

    Baker students collected over 500 donations to support the St. Aloysius Interfaith Food Pantry. The pantry feeds 50 to 60 families each week.  We thank our Baker family for your generous donations.

     

3D Crayon Containers

  • students at computer

    Students in third grade are designing and creating 3D printed crayon containers to donate to St. Mary's Children's Hospital.  Last year, grade three students donated to Cohen Children's Medical Center.  The containers are delivered with crayons donated by our PTO!

Baker Highlights

  •  Book Cover for The Day You Begin

    In the third of five books connected to our Habits for Life and "Baker Reads", the Baker family will be sharing "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson. This is a beautiful book about making connections when we share stories.  Everyone is different, and at some point that may make us feel alone.  It takes courage to open up and share stories about the beauty in all of our lives.

     

    students

    Mr. Lynch and Mrs. Cascino's class tracking the movement of the sun! Students were making observations and predictions about how the sun impacts shadows, and how they will change as the day moves on.

     students writing on flat screen

    Students in Mrs. Chatelain's class share their work on the multi-touch SMARTboard flat screens. 

     

     

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