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Meadow Drive School

25 Meadow Drive, Albertson, NY 11507
Main Office: (516) 237‑2400
Nurse's Office: (516) 237‑2480
Psychologist: (516) 237‑2449
Social Worker: (516) 237‑2447
Transportation: (516) 237‑2080
Fax: (516) 237-2408

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Principal, Jennie Fahey

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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Meadow Drive website!
 
Meadow Drive School is one of Mineola’s two early childhood schools. We serve over 350 diverse students in Pre-K through Grade 2!

Through a focus on kindness, teamwork and lifelong learning, we provide child-centered instruction with opportunities for enrichment and support throughout each day. We encourage our young learners to take risks, solve problems, and collaborate as they learn. Every learner tracks their progress and growth through a standards-aligned Badge Book year after year. All of our work centers around the concept of building a growth mindset in our learners, and that even the youngest learners are capable of growing, learning and achieving their goals and dreams. Learners have a packed schedule each day that includes reading, writing, mathematics, art, music, physical education, library, coding, STEAM (science through technology, engineering, art, and math), and time in our learning garden. Each  of our learners receives a 1:1 iPad to support the practice of foundational skills.  We are proud of the amazing accomplishments of our young learners!


Apple Distinguished Schools

Apple Distinguished School Recognized by Apple as a distinguisehd school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment

Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. Meadow Drive School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025. Our learners understand what they need to do to grow and work in partnership with their teachers to determine how they will get there. With 1:1 iPad, learners develop learning styles through opportunities to Apple Distinguished School badgeresearch, explore and share.

For example, learners design presentations about research in Keynote, access applications to practice skills through QR and Camera, use Siri to help understand new vocabulary and facts, AirDrop to collaborate between iPads, practice reading skills with Lexia, engage in interactive learning games with Osmo, and use iPods with VR technology to learn about distant locations around the world.

We have re-imagined report cards and assessments to support learners to be agents of their growth through our innovative, standards-based Badge Books. Rather than earning grades, learners earn badges, which signify deep understanding of a particular skill or concept. Analyzing data from the Badge Books, teachers redesign instruction and learners develop plans to reach their learning targets and goals. Using Apple technology, such as Camera, Calculator, Notes and Keynote, learners earn their badges throughout the year. In addition, teachers and staff are part of the learning at Meadow Drive. Faculty use iPad to analyze data, share curriculum and lesson plans, and to enhance their practice through personalized professional development.

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Meadow Drive School News

Learning About Light

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Our learners have been learning about light and how it interacts with different materials. They created structures with materials of their choosing to test to see if the light from the flashlight would go through the material.

Date Added: 1/27/2023

Basics of Robotics

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Our second grade learners at Meadow Drive got an early lesson in robotics and coding with the help of Library Media Specialist Ms. Levi.

Each student got to select a “Coding Critter” robot (either a puppy, kitten or dinosaur) and were challenged with programing them with a code that tells the robot which direction to go in. As an added challenge, they were given obstacles for their robots to navigate around.

Robotics and coding are a part of Mineola’s library curriculum starting in Pre-K and help foster critical thinking and creativity that will be essential in the future.
 
We are #MineolaProud of our little programmers and look forward to seeing their progress throughout the year!

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Date Added: 1/11/2023

Pinata Project

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Ms. Silverman and Ms. Paulik’s kindergartners worked very hard on finishing their piñatas. So much color and creativity went into this activity!

Date Added: 1/6/2023

Learning Letters

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Ms. Smith’s Pre-K class at gets crafty with the letter “J”. During station time our learners got to make their own paper hats featuring the letter J by coloring, cutting and gluing.

Date Added: 1/6/2023

Toy Drive Success!

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Thanks to our amazing learners and the Meadow Drive community for coming together and collecting five huge bags of brand-new toys during our annual Toy Drive. All the toys will be donated to the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, who promises that each toy will benefit a sick or underprivileged child right here on Long Island. #MineolaProud

Date Added: 12/23/2022
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