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Mrs. Leonardo hugging a treeMrs. Pascarella hugging a treeMrs. Pascarella with sidewalk chalk designMrs. Schiffman hugging a treeMrs. Montemarano celebrating Earth DayAaron spreading his message of hopeThe McGuigan family showing their Earth Day cheerEliana with her beautiful rainbowMcGuigan clean up crew in actionElianna and Sienna with their beautiful posters

Nahla Scafe, a Watson Elementary kindergarten student, documents her Earth Day experience.

Extending Social Emotional Learning at Watson

         Watson students were both educated and entertained by Beth and Scott Bierko, two dynamic performers who left an indelible impression on them. As part of Watson School’s yearlong theme, Soaring to New Heights, two assemblies based on the principles of social emotional learning were held on January 17, 2020. Kindergarten, first and second grade students learned about getting along with others through song, dance and storytelling during “The Golden Rule” assembly. Beth and Scott demonstrated how to share and how to be respectful and responsible with adults and peers. They proposed strategies for use when upset or angry. The students were actively engaged in every minute of the presentation.

          Beth and Scott’s “Do the Right Thing” assembly focused on third through fifth grades and addressed topics such as peer pressure, bullying and gossiping. The words of the songs and the stories that were told were so meaningful, touching upon issues that children have in their everyday lives. It was evident that students were listening closely and that the message was crystal clear. Although many of the topics were serious, the students and teachers had fun and won’t soon forget the lessons learned and the uplifting atmosphere that was created.

          Watson School is grateful to the Rockville Centre Education Foundation for funding this important social emotional learning experience.

The entire audience of primary students were kinesthetically involved with Beth’s song about helping others.Intermediate grade children bonded as a school community.

There's some exciting news from first grade!  They participated in and performed "contraction surgery" as part of their grammar unit.  The students pretended they were doctors while learning important grammar concepts.  

First grader performing contraction surgeryThey look like real surgeons.We get better at spelling every day.Mrs. Tommolino working with students.Mrs. Pascarella working with students at their table.


Watson students featured in the Herald for their amazing presentation on "Soaring to New Heights." Click the link below.


Here's a great look back at some highlights from 2019 in the Rockville Centre Schools.  

Ms. Ng conducting the orchestra.Mr. Hiam conducting the band.Ms. Brickmann leading the chorus through some beautiful songs.

On Monday, December 2, 2019, families enjoyed the wonderful songs and sounds of the orchestra, band, and chorus during the Winter Concert.  Our orchestra is conducted by Mrs. Ng, our band by Mr. Hiam, and our chorus by Ms. Brickmann.  They did a wonderful job taking the audience on a song-filled journey through the holiday season.  We have a lot to be thankful for, and this was one of those wonderful things.  Cheers to all that contributed to making this an amazing night.  

Students pose for pajama night pictures.Students singing a song for parents on Pajama Night.Studnets designing pillows for themselves on Pajama Night.

Mrs. Dodd’s Kindergarten class had a lot of fun on Pajama Night! We came dressed in our coolest and cutest pajamas and brought our special stuffed animal friends.  We sang songs, performed the alphabet in sign language, read books and created amazing pictures on pillowcases.  We had so much fun with our friends and family!  

What a fantastic group of students on a very special night.Parents were assisting their children during pajama night, making crafts.Creating special memories with your parents is so very important.Everyone is smiling after a night of fun activities.Students took part in a fantastic craft project.

Above are some additional images of Kindergarten and first grade enjoying the festivities at Pajama Night 2019!  Watson staff led a fun-filled evening of storytelling and crafts with students and their parents.  

It is so important to show random acts of kindness.Students pose with one of our kindness art pieces.Jake Bivona is all smailes after a night of spreading kindness.Aaron Padron has always been a kind students, and it shows in that smile!Avery Dodd is all smiles after a night of spreading kindness!Mrs. Pascarella practicing what she preaches...being kind to all!

Fifth graders at Watson School were spreading kindness like confetti on Wednesday, November 13th. Instead of just highlighting kindness in our classrooms, we took the show on the road!  Fifth graders send “kindness cards” throughout the building and district to spread the message!  We also created our own precepts, inspired by our reading of the novel Wonder, and hung them around the walls of Watson so that we can inspire countless people to spread our messages! Be on the lookout for more acts of good as our fifth graders hope to spread kindness throughout the world

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In Physical Education classes, students are participating in various challenges and tasks that require teamwork, collaboration, and strategy to complete.  In order to properly prepare children for their future and improve social skills, these lessons are invaluable.  Being able to productively work with peers helps to move more effectively toward goals, meet deadlines more efficiently, and give each individual the chance to showcase their strengths.  This overall concept of team building and collaboration is incredibly important in improving wellness, mitigating conflict, and building trust with one another.  

Cast from The Wizard of Oz performing on stage.Full Cast posing on the front steps of Watson.Mrs. Pascarella in the background as the Wizard of Oz.Group shot of the cast after the show.Fifth grade students dress up as the Care Bears for Halloween.The entire fifth grade posing for a group shot on Halloween.Mrs. Pascarella walked the school throughout the day as a unicorn pricess, posing with students along the way.Who's that playing Glinda the Good Witch?  Yes, that's Mr. Mariano.

Tradition never seems to get old at Watson School.  This year, the staff kept tradition alive with another fantastic performance of The Wizard of Oz.  This immediately followed each grade level performing Halloween songs for the parents and the rest of the school.  To top it all off, Watson School students and the cast of the performance went on a parade for the parents, showing off all of their creative costumes.