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A NOTE FROM CHRIS VEECH
POSTED 3/1/10 My daughter, Rondi Casey, is in this "body altered" show. If you're out Riverhead way, stop in and have a look- see. Those of you out of town, I'm just bragging a bit. She's 2nd from left in the 2nd line of art clips below. Her pieces are called suspended sculptures.
Chris Veech View Art Clips
NYUT HELPING QUAKE VICTIMS IN HAITI
POSTED 3/3/10 The NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund is contributing to relief efforts in Haiti in the wake of a massive earthquake that has devastated the country. NYSUT is seeking donations to aid victims of the devastating earthquake.
To make a tax-deductible donation, send a check, made out to NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund, to NYSUT, Attn: Jeff Lockwood, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110. Indicate "Haiti relief" on the memo line.
For more information or to make a donation online, click on the following link: Helping quake victims in Haiti.
TEACHER LEADERS CALL FOR CLARITY ON FEDERAL INITIATIVES POSTED 4/11/09
Virginia Datre, long time secretary to the Business Manager, passed away yesterday, April 25. She was employed by the district throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's.
The viewing will take place at Chapey's Funeral Home Montauk Hgwy. East Islip Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 pm and 7-9:30 pm. Services will be held at St. Peter's Islip Terrace on Thursday.
Condolences may be sent to the Datre Family 91 Valley Stream St., Islip Terrace NY 11752.
AFT URGES DONATIONS TO HELP HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
POSTED 3/3/10 Following the tragic Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the AFT is pledging to work with its labor and education partners to assist Haiti on its road to recovery, which will be long and difficult.
The AFT is asking for support from its members.
Read entire article here.
James Watson, Sonderling English teacher who retired in 1995, died on Saturday, March 13 in Phoenix, AZ. He suffered from congestive heart disease, but was still active until his death. (He'd just gotten a scooter and a new van). There will be a memorial service on Sunday, March 21, at 12:30 at the Congregational Church there. His ashes will be interred in Northport with his wife, Marjorie. He leaves three children and their families, as well as his beloved dog, Holly. His many friends and colleagues also mourn his passing. Condolences can be sent to the family at: 1320 E, Bethany Road #36, Phoeniz, Az 85013.
MARCH 3RD GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING REMINDER POSTED 3/3/10 We are still collecting can goods for Pronto on Friday. Detective Sergeant Robert R. Reecks will be the speaker. He supervises the Hate Crime Bureau for the Suffolk County Police. Please remember to bring your copy of the Constitution and By Laws for discussion and voting.
TRIP TO U.S. NATIONAL PARKS
Dot Zuckerman is planning another one of her wonderful trips on June 28, 2010. It is a 12 day trip to the U.S. National Parks that will cost $2,738 per person including round-trip air transportation.
You can view the travel brochure here to see the details and itinerary. A reservation form is included.
For more information, and to book your trip, please contact Dot at:
A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward.
Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite. This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant. Make sure you read as well as listen…forward and backward.
This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old. The contest was titled "u @ 50" by AARP. This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause. So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it. VIEW VIDEO
DO YOU KNOW WHO IS IN THE PHOTO?
Did you attend the Gift Wrapping Party for Homeless Families at the Teachers Center in 1991? Do you know anybody who did?
Please help us out by taking a look at the group photo and seeing if you can identify any of the Brentwood staff memebers in the photo. The photo is is the "General Photo Album" on the Photo Gallery Page. You can also go directly to the photo using this link: View Photo
Email us with the names you were able to identify. Thank you.
THE TOWN CRIER -MarilynDePlaza@aol.com
A TRIBUTE FOR ROBERT
Dear Friends of Robert “Chico” Frankel,
Many of Chico’s family members, friends, colleagues, and former students, have expressed interest in doing something to honor his life and work in the Brentwood community. He left an impact on hundreds of students he taught and counseled, and a void in all of our lives by his leaving.
What better way to remember him, than with a bronze plaque dedicated in Sonderling, not far from his office, and near a peaceful pond, much like the one he created in his own garden.
A plaque of this quality, with bust and inscription, will cost close to $2500. Therefore, if you are so inclined to join in this effort, to memorialize Chico, your contribution will be an added testimonial. Additional money collected will be used to purchase a weeping cherry tree to be planted by the pond.
You may send checks made out to “Cash” to: Bobbe Frankel, 390 Hewlett Ave., E. Patchogue, NY 11772, or Patti Monsen, 46 First Street, Brentwood, NY 11717, with “Friends of Chico” in the bottom left corner of your check. You may also drop off your contribution at either Guidance Office in care of: Vivian Nelson in Ross, or Denise Fasano or Antoinette Shervington in Sonderling.
We have ordered the plaque, and plan to have the dedication on the anniversary of his passing, Tuesday, April 6th, which is also the day school opens after Spring Break. The dedication will take place in the entrance hall to the Sonderling Center at 2:00 PM.
Please mark your calendars, and thank you for your participation.
ANNUAL FLORIDA LUNCHEON PHOTOS
POSTED 3/11/10 Click here to view the photos taken at this year's luncheon. You can also go to the Photo Gallery page and find the photos in the "ROBS Member Photos" album.
POSTED 3/16/10 I am sorry to report of the death of Billy Hutnick, husband of Ann Hutnick, on March 16. His body will be residing at Overton Funeral Home, 172 Main Street, Islip, NY.
Saturday, March 20, 7-9PM
Sunday, March 21, 2-4:30PM & 7-9PM
Monday, March 22, 9:45AM
St. Mary's Church
Main Street, East Islip, NY
We are sad to inform you of the passing of James Gent, father of Terry Poland, strings lessons teacher here at South Middle School. Arrangements are as follows:
Boyd Funeral Home
West Main Street
Viewing will be on Saturday and Sunday, however, the time of the viewing is unknown .