Jefferson Primary School’s first ever “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” was a success by any measure as the initiative spearheaded by the third grade leadership team raised awareness of a terrible disease along with funding to help those suffering from it and the people caring for them.
The Jefferson Primary School community will stage a walk on Friday around the school’s traffic circle to support the Alzheimer’s Association and its fight against an insidious disease that affects the memory, thinking and behavior of more than six million Americans.
An exciting April is in the midst of playing out at Jefferson Primary School. All students are celebrating Poetry & Autism Awareness Month in their classrooms.
Reading really is fundamental at Jefferson Primary School. Students are learning how a love of reading and books means they will never have a boring day. The stories can take them to faraway places filled with excitement and adventure. Reading will improve their spelling, grammar, vocabulary and knowledge. More than anything, reading is fun.
Jefferson Primary School is celebrating a record 61 entries across visual arts and literature categories in this year’s PTA Reflections student contest.
Keeping learning fun and exciting is a perennial faculty goal at Jefferson Primary School. The enthusiastic youngsters that fill the buildings classrooms always seem ready for any challenge that happens to come their way. In that regard, they are little different than their predecessors, who began studying at the school in September 1962.
Jefferson Primary School’s faculty and support staff has made it their mission to educate students by effectively teaching an enriched body of knowledge through the active participation of all students, building upon their unique talents and abilities to produce creative, self-assured, responsible citizens who are capable of critical thought and action.
Jefferson currently educates more than 350 students from kindergarten through third grade. In addition to teaching the 3 R’s, all students enjoy experiences in art, music and physical education. Students also attend weekly story telling sessions in the library and make excellent use of the technology available to them in the library, classrooms and media center.
The staff, students and parents of Jefferson Primary School work together in creating a place of rich academic programs in a safe and positive environment. Faculty, staff and parents believe children learn what they live. Extensive efforts have been made to create a school environment where children have the opportunity to be happy and are treated with respect in school.
The Jefferson School community believes each student has the right to a safe, caring, secure school environment. In this environment children are taught to be responsible for their behavior and continually work on developing the skills necessary to grow academically and socially.
Valerie Capitulo-Saide assumed the position of principal of Jefferson Primary School on August 1, 2012. She came to Huntington after serving three years as principal of PS 101Q-The School of the Gardens in Forest Hills, Queens. She worked earlier as that school's assistant principal for two years.
Ms. Capitulo-Saide earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative studies-dance at Hofstra University. She pursued graduate level studies at LIU-C.W. Post College, obtaining a Master of Science in elementary education and a certificate in education administration-school building leader.
Prior to embarking on an administrative career, Ms. Capitulo-Saide worked in Community School District 26 in Bayside for two years as a dance teacher in a "literacy through the arts" program for students ranging from pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. She then taught grades three, five and six in elementary classrooms at PS 173Q and PS 213 in Bayside from 2001 to 2005.
Ms. Capitulo-Saide was a math coach and academic intervention services team leader at PS 101Q in Community School District 28 in Forest Hills from 2005 to 2007. She has engaged in a wide variety of professional training and development activities, including the Principal's Institute, NYC leadership mentoring program, advanced leadership mentor program for assistant principals, City College of New York Mathematics Institute mentoring program, Marilyn Burns Math Solutions Institute, Columbia University-Teachers College summer institutes in reading and writing and various experiences with the Educational Leadership Institute.
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Principal: Valerie Capitulo-Saide
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