Welcome Letter From Our Principal
2017 - 2018
Dear Brooklyn Avenue Families,
I am hopeful that you enjoyed an exhilarating and enjoyable summer. The staff and I are very excited to welcome the students and your families back to school. The 2017-2018 school year will undoubtedly be filled with many exciting learning experiences and opportunities for the students to grow. The teachers have worked hard this summer setting up classrooms, planning lessons, and taking coursework to enhance the experiences for the students. The custodial staff has worked diligently this summer to prepare the school for the students’ arrival on September 5th.
At the Brooklyn Avenue School, we are dedicated to providing a rigorous, standards-based education. We are excited about the introduction of a new mathematics series called Go Math for grades K-6. In English Language Arts, our students in grades kindergarten through second grade will continue with the Super Kids Program and our third to sixth graders will continue with the Journeys Program. The teachers and I will ensure that the students are exposed to a well-rounded education that includes academics, arts, and social growth with our Emotional Literacy program. Our students learn and demonstrate empathy and ways to use emotions to positively impact learning, social interactions, and energy levels. Technology is a great focus at Brooklyn Avenue as we prepare our students for the opportunities in the 21st Century. Each classroom has a SMART Board to enable the students and teachers to interactively engage in lessons while addresses different learning-style preferences. The students have regular access to laptop computers as well as tablets to use the Internet to conduct research and obtain information.
The Parent Teacher Association at Brooklyn Avenue is an amazing group of parents that work tirelessly for our students and families. I encourage you to join and attend their meetings and events throughout the year. The Valley Stream UFSD 24 School Board and central administration provide a great deal of support and encouragement to the Brooklyn Avenue School. We are fortunate to have them and join in their high expectation and sense of commitment to the students.
We look forward to working together to lead our students to exceed expectation and achieve greatness. Please know that the staff and I are available to you and are excited to embark on a prosperous school year.
Scott J. Comis, Ed.D.