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RainbowJohn Pearl Elementary School

1070 Smithtown Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716-3899
Principal: Brian Wrinkle


PTA Packet 2022-2023

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Our Mission Statement

The John Pearl School provides a safe and supportive environment based on respect and cooperation.  Together we can grow into learners who will contribute to our school and society.  Our goal is to provide all children with a lifetime of learning, achievement and success.


Our Motto

"Together We Can Reach Our Goals"


Pearl Acrostic

P – Polite

E – Eager

A – Always Helpful To Others

R – Respects Others and Property

L- Listens

Coding with Ozobots

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John Pearl Elementary School fourth graders put their coding skills to the test through use of ozobots, a tabletop mini robot. 

Under the direction of library media specialist Laura Barry, the students designed courses for their smart robots using various colors and then programmed their ozobot using visual codes to move along a course. The students were excited to see when their robot completed the desired course and went back to the drawing board when their robots went off-course. 

Date Added: 12/9/2022

Connetquot to Officially Unveil Renovated School Libraries

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Connetquot Board of Education trustees, administrators, faculty and students unveiled the district’s newly renovated library media centers at Oakdale-Bohemia and Ronkonkoma middle schools and John Pearl and Sycamore Avenue elementary schools during individual ribbon-cuttings, held on Nov. 29. The renovations were part of the 2019 community-approved capital project.

Last year, the district unveiled newly renovated library media centers at Connetquot High School and Cherokee Street, Edith Slocum, Edward J. Bosti and Idle Hour elementary schools. There are plans to renovate the Helen B. Duffield library media center in the near future.

At each of the schools’ ribbon-cutting ceremonies, library media specialists provided a tour of the new surroundings. Although the arrangement of space might be different from library to library, the elements are similar and include classroom instructional space, a Makerspace section, reading nooks and comfortable furniture for reading, class meeting areas and controlled light dimmers for whiteboard instruction. Each of the district’s 10 library media spaces also include new 3D printers.

Director of English Language Arts Michelle Laux explained that school libraries are no longer simply repositories of books, but instead yield student-friendly, accessible learning environments. Every component of these renovated spaces was designed with student learning in mind. They feature a combination of the traditional and the flexible, including accessible shelving, inviting furnishings and adaptable, adjustable learning spaces.

“These refurbished library media centers have been transformed from simple book repositories to central hubs of learning and space for creativity,” Ms. Laux explained. “The library spaces also assist teachers in supporting curriculum.”

Date Added: 12/2/2022

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