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    Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Day

    Duzine students dove into the adventurous world of Mr. Tiger by reading "Mr. Tiger Goes Wild" by Peter Brown. Click to learn more!

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    Love Monster Collaboration

    Melissa Manning’s kindergarten class at Duzine Elementary recently collaborated with Alicia Tuttle's child development class from the High School. Click to read all about it!

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    The Vanaver Caravan Returns

    The Vanaver Caravan made a triumphant return to Duzine. Laura Biffar's Kindergarten class had an absolute blast singing and drumming alongside the incredibly talented Vanaver percussionist, Amadou Diallo, last week. What a treat to hear their enthusiasm resonating through the halls!

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    Cross-Grade Connections

    Rachel Fisher and Amy Gogerty’s Grade 5 class at Lenape Elementary have become pen pals with Nicole Schofield's Kindergarten and Grades 1-2 classes at Duzine. Click to read all about it!

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    Birds of Prey Demonstrations

    Grade 1 classes enjoyed some incredible Birds of Prey demonstrations last week! Students were captivated as they learned about these majestic creatures, up close and personal. Huge thanks to New York State Wildlife Rehabilitator Annie Mardiney for organizing such an enriching experience for our students.

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    Students Visit Corey's Maple Sugar Shack

    A sweet adventure unfolded as Tina Bodo's Grade 1 class from Duzine Elementary visited Corey's Maple Sugar Shack recently. Students spent a beautiful day in nature learning the art of making maple syrup firsthand. It was an educational journey filled with delicious discoveries! A big thank you to Corey's Maple Sugar Shack for this enriching experience.

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    Wellness Week

    Last week, students engaged in a variety of thoughtful activities in celebration of Wellness Week. From mindfulness to crafts, class readings and sign language lessons, it was inspiring to see our students, teachers, administrators, and staff come together to prioritize holistic well-being. Huge thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this a wonderful learning opportunity for our students!

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    Kindergarten Students Track Wildlife at Mill Brook Preserve

    Melissa Manning’s Kindergarten students from Duzine Elementary tracked winter wildlife at Mill Brook Preserve recently! These student adventurers honed their observation skills, measuring animal tracks with keen eyes and popsicle sticks. Thank you to Julie Seyfert, Director of Education at Mill Brook Preserve, for providing this exciting hands-on learning experience for our students!

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    Library hour

    Library hour at Duzine Elementary is a magical time! Our students are diving into the world of books, exploring new adventures and expanding their imaginations. Keep reading, little ones!

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    A Beautiful Day at Duzine Elementary

    Nothing brings a smile to your face like little rays of sunshine arriving at Duzine Elementary!  The hallways buzz with excitement as these adorable kiddos bring their joy, smiles, and enthusiasm, ready for another fantastic school day!

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    Impressive Student Artwork

    Elayne Zinn and Patsy Kosinetz's Kindergarten class has transformed their hallway at Duzine Elementary School with beautiful artwork inspired by the courage and powerful words of Maya Angelou and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These little artists are spreading peace, love, kindness, and an important message of unity.

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    Indoor Recess is Toasty and Fun

    Recently, our little learners at Duzine Elementary spread warmth on a chilly day by bringing the fun indoors for recess, turning the cold weather into a cozy adventure. From board games to creative crafts, students embraced the chill with smiles and laughter.

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    Pre-K's Backyard Bird Unit

    Duzine Elementary School’s three Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classes have taken hands-on learning to new heights with a Backyard Bird Unit. Click to read all about it!

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    The Harlem Wizards Bring Magic with an Engaging and Interactive Assembly

    Robert Young (aka "Smooth") from the Harlem Wizards brought his A-game to Duzine Elementary School for a jaw-dropping interactive assembly.

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    Celebrating Diversity

    Iva Profaci is fostering the spirit of curiosity, understanding, and the power of communication in her classroom. Click to read more!

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    Learning with Bee-Bots

    Technology Integration teacher Angelo Urrico is sparking excitement at Duzine Elementary with Bee-Bots in classrooms! 🤖 Robin Taliaferro's Grade 1 class mastered coding basics and problem-solving, making Bee-Bots spin, move, and more—all without the sting!

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    Vision Screenings for Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

    The Ulster County Lions Club visited Duzine Elementary to provide vision screenings for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Click to read more!

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    Cozy PJ Day!

    What better way to bid farewell to the school days before the winter break than by snuggling up in our comfiest PJs?

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    Social Emotional Learning Committee

    Big shoutout to Duzine Elementary’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee for fostering emotional growth in our elementary schools! SEL programs promote the development of essential skills related to self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making for our students which lay the foundation for positive social interactions, emotional health, and academic achievement. THANK YOU to our amazing SEL Committee members for your dedication!

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    Librarian Joann Martin Shares Her Favorite Book

    “The Rabbit Listened” by Cori Doerrfeld is a heartwarming story about a young child named Taylor who experiences a challenging and emotional event. Click to find out why this is Joann Martin's favorite!

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