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SlocumEdith L. Slocum Elementary School

2460 Sycamore Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6095
Principal: John Delio

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Our Mission Statement

As the sun nurtures life, we the Slocum community, strive to guide our children towards academic excellence and social maturity within a safe and caring environment.


We believe:
all people have the right to learn in a safe and secure environment.
all people have the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
all people share in the responsibility of education.
all people have great potential and should strive to be the best they can be.
if you try, you can!

Fire Safety

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In an effort to increase their understanding of essential fire-safety practices, students in third through fifth grade from Slocum Elementary School recently traveled to the Lakeland Fire Department.

During their visit, the students engaged in multiple interactive stations which were operated by trained firefighters and professionals. The stations included a walkthrough of the “smokehouse” simulator, a guided tour of a real fire engine and its many components, along with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the interior functions of an ambulance and other emergency vehicles.

Picking the Best Pumpkins

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Celebrating the spirit of the fall season, students from Slocum Elementary School recently visited a special pumpkin patch that sprouted on the school lawn courtesy of the school’s PTA. After picking the perfect pumpkins, the students labeled and decorated their gourds. 

A Fun Test of Knowledge

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Students of all grade levels from Slocum Elementary School were recently paid a visit from representatives of the “Hollyrock Brain Challenge” in an effort to engage in some fun and friendly knowledge-based competition. 

Led by an enthusiastic emcee by the name of Peter, along with his referee/assistant, Randy, the students were divided into two competitive teams in order to answer questions spanning the subjects of numbers, letters, grade-level history, math and spelling. Additionally, the participating students were challenged to demonstrate their ability to dance, use a hula hoop and tested their strength in the tug of war competition. 

The district would like to thank the members of the Edith L. Slocum Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association for bringing this special event to the school for all to enjoy.

Spreading Kindness Through Artistic Creations

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In celebration of International Dot Day, fourth graders enrolled in Dina Pinelli’s class at Slocum Elementary School used their artistic talents to create their very own dot-inspired paintings which will later be put on display for all to admire. 

Motivated from their reading of “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, the students began their artistic creations with a simple dot of paint, which further blossomed into masterpieces resembling athletic equipment, dinosaurs and planet Earth once they added splashes of watercolor paint. 

According to their website, International Dot Day aims to bring millions of people throughout the world together to connect, collaborate, create and celebrate all that creativity inspires and invites. 

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