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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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  •  Students posing in front of their hallway mural

    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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  •  Harlem Wizard player standing behind a Duzine Elementary student

    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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  •  Teacher Iva Profaci and her Kindergarten class

    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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  •  Students programming a bee-bot

    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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  •  Joann Martin holding "The Rabbit Listened"

    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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    Reading is a Fun Adventure

    Kerri McIntyre turns learning to read into a fun adventure for her Kindergarten class.

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  •  Students in gym with a basketball

    Fitness Fun

    Duzine Elementary School’s incredible physical education coaches, Roger Norcross and Pat Barberio, are on a mission to make fitness FUN for our students!  Lace up those sneakers, because our students are not just running, jumping, and playing—they're learning valuable lessons on how to keep their bodies moving, fueled, and healthy!

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  •  Two students reading together in a chair

    Buddy Reading!

    Ever heard of “buddy-reading?” These Grade 2 students from Kathryn Gulitti and Lauren Cope’s class at Duzine Elementary are big fans.

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    Duzine Open House

    The energy and excitement at Duzine Elementary School’s Open House was contagious! Family members had the opportunity to explore their child’s learning environment, meet their dedicated teachers and administrators, and learn more about the exciting educational journey their children are embarking on this school year.  

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  •  Renee Reynolds, School Social Worker

    Sensory Bins Promote Social Emotional Learning

    Each classroom at Duzine Elementary is now stocked with a Sensory Bin filled with items to help students explore multiple senses, including sight, sound, and touch. Sensory bins can help students calm, reset, and practice breathing through tactile sensation.

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  •  Kindergarten students on Duzine Elementary Playground

    Meet and Greet for Incoming Kindergarten Students and Families

    Incoming Kindergarten students and their families gathered for a fun Meet and Greet event on the Duzine Elementary School playground

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    Big Smiles As Families Arrive for Pre-K

    Principal Ross Hogan and Superintendent Steve Gratto welcomed the District’s littlest learners with fun activities including classroom visits, story time in the library, and practice riding on a school bus.

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    Incoming Third Graders Tour Lenape Elementary

    Recently Grade 2 students from Duzine Elementary School visited Lenape Elementary School to learn more about what to expect for their next school year in the new school building. Click to read more!

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