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Edward J. Bosti Elementary School

50 Bourne Boulevard
Bohemia, NY 11716-4999
Principal: Laura Kimball


Welcome To Edward J. Bosti Elementary School
The Bosti Community is a child centered environment that celebrates each student’s unique talents. Through a wide variety of learning opportunities, students will strive to reach their highest level of achievement in an atmosphere of mutual respect and responsibility. We aspire to develop compassionate life-long learners who will be our Leaders of Tomorrow. Rooted in Tradition Energized by Unity Inspired by Pride Our community accepts this, "The Bosti Challenge"


Character Education Mission Statement
The mission of the Edward J. Bosti Character Education Initiative is to empower all children in our community with the knowledge, skills, and aspirations needed for the development and practice of positive character traits throughout their lives.   



Current News

Edward J. Bosti Students Appreciate Trees

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Connetquot students Hannah Abel and Aubrey Hartcorn, fifth graders at Edward J. Bosti Elementary School, were both winners in the Bayard Cutting Arboretum’s Elementary Poster Contest to celebrate Arbor Day.

The students designed 8x11 posters which noted why trees are important to them and to the world. The posters were displayed in the arboretum’s Upper Carriage House in April.

During an assembly for the fifth grade class, Principal Laura Kimball, fifth grade teacher Joanna Zalewski and art teacher Maria Ritter announced the winners of the contest and congratulated the students on a job well done.

Date Added: 5/30/2023

Edward J. Bosti Gives a Helping Hand

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Edward J. Bosti’s Helping Hands Club donated $825 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital collected during a recent coin collection. Suffolk Federal Credit Union matched the school’s collection for a total of $1,650.

During a school assembly, Helping Hands Club adviser Lisa Manzo congratulated the altruistic club and the students who participated. “You are the ones that brought the coins and made it happen,” she told the students.

Additionally, Ms. Manzo announced that the second grade class brought in the most coins or $240.10, which will be rewarded with a No Homework Day. Other grade level winners won a pizza party provided by SFCU.

Date Added: 5/12/2023

Edward J. Bosti Students Purple Up

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In recognition of April as Month of the Military Child, Edward J. Bosti Elementary School held a special “Purple Up” assembly on April 26 to honor students whose parents are currently active military. The students honored were Cody Courtney (kindergarten), Liam Cruz (kindergarten), Emily Ramos (grade 5), Leo Ramos (kindergarten), Alexandra Randazzo (grade 2) and Nicholas Randazzo (kindergarten).

Purple Up, observed nationally on April 15, is an opportunity for the nation to honor military children and to recognize and show appreciation for the sacrifices these young people make each day. On this nationally designated day of appreciation, citizens demonstrate their support by wearing purple.

During the assembly, the students heard a poem about the dandelion as the official flower for the Month of the Military Child, due to its resiliency and strength. They also saw a couple of videos depicting the fathers’ way of life overseas as active servicemen. Principal Laura Kimball then called each of the students to the podium to be recognized with a balloon and certificate, thanking them for their sacrifices.

At the end of the ceremony, an American flag, which was flown in support of Operation Spartan Shield, was presented to Lisa Manzo’s second grade class and Mr. Jordan Volper’s kindergarten class.

Date Added: 5/3/2023