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Nokomis Elementary School

151 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
Phone:  (631)-471-1840
Fax:  (631)-467-3894
Denise Kleinman, Principal
Tara Erb, Principal's Aide


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2017-2018 Supply Lists (updated 7/6/17)


Nokomis Educational Goals
Goal # 1—To improve student success and achievement in levels
K-5 using various forms of formative and summative assessment.
Goal # 2—Build a climate of personal competency for every student.
Goal # 3—To work together for individual excellence and positive self-esteem.




In the News

Nokomis Students Report on Summer Fun

Nokomis Students Report on Summer Fun photo

Nokomis Elementary School fifth-grade students in Jennifer DeCarlo and Robyn Griecos’ class strengthened their writing skills by crafting creative stories as student journalists for the Kidsday program at Newsday.

In its third year at Nokomis, the Kidsday program helps students take their writing to the next level as they apply their skills in a unique way. Students wrote reviews on movies, books and other various activities to be published in Kidsday, a section in Newsday written by kids for kids. As part of the program students participated in three workshops led by Kidsday Editor Pat Mullooly. During the workshops students practiced generating ideas for stories, answering advice letters from other students and creating illustrations to accompany their stories. In addition to the reviews, students conducted interviews and focused on writing articles about fun activities for the summer months that will be published in the summer edition of Kidsday this June.  

The Kidsday program creates a complementary connection to the fifth-grade English language arts curriculum, reinforcing skills such as narrative and opinion writing.  

Board of Education Recognizes Continued Volunteerism

Board of Education Recognizes Continued Volunteerism photo

At its second meeting of February, the Sachem Board of Education recognized three schools within the district for their extraordinary volunteer efforts.

To begin the recognitions, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Erin Hynes commended all buildings throughout the district for their continued volunteerism. Sagamore Middle School was recognized for the organization of three student-driven initiatives, including a Christmas card drive that collected 700 cards for troops stationed overseas, a coat drive that collected eight bags of coats for Sachem families, and a hat, glove and sock drive that collected over 75 items for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

From Lynwood Elementary School, the Student Lighthouse team was recognized for the organization of its annual Thanksgiving food drive, which assisted 29 Lynwood families this year. In addition, the student group collected various holiday items that were donated to 30 Sachem families.  

Continuing the special recognitions, social worker Karen Grieco from Nokomis Elementary School was recognized for her ongoing efforts to organize charitable events for the benefit of the overall Sachem community. 

Concluding the special recognitions, the district fifth-grade spelling bee champion, Gavin Flynn from Grundy Avenue Elementary, and runner-up, Sara Vetter from Tamarac Elementary School, were recognized for their spelling prowess.


Mindful Meditation at Nokomis

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Third-grade Nokomis Elementary School students in Jennifer Swenning’s class worked on mindful meditation practices as they engaged in a yoga class led by class mom Lisa Zimmerman.

Each month, the class participated in yoga sessions and learned multiple poses, including warrior, child, cat, cow and tree. During each session, Ms. Zimmerman emphasized the practice of slow, controlled breathing and being cognizant of body position. As a part of each class, students worked to improve core strength, balance, flexibility and effective breathing techniques.

With the help of calming music, the students concluded each yoga class with meditation to promote calm and focus throughout the school day. 
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