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CHS seniors celebrate winning battle of the classes.
Student dressed as "the big bad wolf" in front of fellow North Ridge kindergarteners on stage during performance.
Indian Hills kindergartener smiles on stage during Spring Showcase.
High School seniors pose in the courtyard while wearing their college sweatshirts and other apparel.
Soloist performs during seventh grade spring choral concert at CMS.
Student on stage during North Ridge Primary reading rocks assembly.
Burr principal speaks to students at ALS Ride for Life event.
Kindergarten student smiles while with classmates during spring singing performance for parents.
Student plays guitar during spring concert at CHS.
Indian Hills Primary first grader plays xylophone during performance.
Pair of Newsday top 50 boys track athletes pose leaning on hurdle.
Student plays tamborine in Sawmill talent show.
Student plays clarinet during CHS concert.
Student uses zip line at The Adventure Park at Long Island.
Two lead characters in CHS production of Grease perform, with male character holding female character.
Softball senior and parents walk through canopy of teammates holding bats during postgame ceremony.
Varsity baseball player at plate about to swing at pitch.
Students smile during choral performance.
Dr. Cox cuts red ribbon at opening of Rolling Hills playground as students watch.
Middle School actress is cheered by crowd at conclusion of The Little Mermaid performance for fifth graders.
Daily Events
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SCHOOL CLOSED
May 28, 2024
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IH/NR Field Day
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Primary Spirit Day
May 31, 2024
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NR PTA Dinner
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North Ridge Primary School

North Ridge Primary School

North Ridge Mission Statement

The North Ridge learning community is committed to helping all of our students become lifelong learners by building their social, emotional and academic skills. Together we will encourage them to develop self-confidence and promote respect for themselves and others.Through a growing understanding of their rights and responsibilities, our children will become contributing citizens of the world in which we live.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dr. Cox and Principal Rihn cut ribbon afixed to vending machine.

North Ridge Debuts Novel Vending Machine

A new vending machine at North Ridge dispenses healthy reading options.

Principal Katherine Rihm and superintendent Dr. Jordan Cox participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new book vending machine in the primary school's lobby on Monday morning.

The vending machine is compliments of the school's PTA.

Second graders will have the chance to choose one complimentary book before the end of the school year, since they are graduating and moving on to Burr.

Beginning in 2024-25, all students at North Ridge will select two complimentary books a school year, including one on their birthday.

Painted on the wall atop the vending machine is a fitting message: "A book is a gift you can open again and again."
Long Island Science Center visitor speaks with students.

StarLab Visits North Ridge

First graders learned about moon phases and the constellations during a visit from the Long Island Science Center on Friday.

Students were greeted in the gymnasium by the StarLab inflatable planetarium for 30-minute sessions.

They saw satellite images in the mobile planetarium of the night sky and galaxy.
Granny Suzie and Jo read "And Then It's Spring" by Julie Fogliano to Donna Sandak's kindergarten class

'Grandfriends' Visit North Ridge

Donna Sandak’s kindergarten class participated in the “Grandfriends” program Wednesday morning at North Ridge Primary School. As part of an ongoing partnership with The Bristal Assisted Living at East Northport, senior residents have an opportunity to come read a book to primary school students each week.

Granny Suzie and Jo read “And Then It’s Spring” by Julie Fogliano to the class of five- and six-year-olds, and explained to the students how the winter season is ending and spring is on the way. The class then had the chance to ask about the changing seasons.
Student works on laptop.

Second Graders Become Digital Publishers

North Ridge Primary second graders and other primary school students throughout the district are channeling their creativity with the aid of technology.
 
 Students in Mrs. Maureen MacKenzie’s class are using “Book Creator” software to become digital content creators.
 
 The students have been communicating through the software with second-grade pen pals at Sycamore Avenue Elementary in the Connetquot School District. The pen pals then collaborated on a digital book that can include writing, photos, audio and video.
 
 The technology allows, with teacher clearance, for the book then to be published and viewed by parents. Then, proud parents can share the published work with other family members.
 
 Alise Pulliam, the district’s executive director for instructional technology, recently introduced “Book Creator” to Commack primary students. Ultimately, all grade levels will be introduced to the software.
 
 Administrators from throughout the district visited Mrs. MacKenzie’s class on Thursday to learn more about the students’ creations.

 “These are children in the second grade,” Pulliam said, “and they’re already digital creators.”
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North Ridge Primary School

 300 Townline Road, Commack NY 11725
631-912-2190
 
Mrs. Katherine Rihm, Principal 
 

 

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