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2400 Central Parkway, Merrick, NY 11566 

Phone: 516 992-7250

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Halloween at Birch

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Hands-On Lessons in Fire Safety

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In recognition of National Fire Safety Awareness Week, members of the Merrick Fire Department conducted hands-on lessons with students at Birch Elementary School. Merrick F.D. members gave demonstrations on the proper use of fire and rescue equipment as well as the proper technique for exiting a fire situation safely. Students were treated to a close-up look at some of the department’s trucks and learned about the truck’s apparatus. 

Fire officials also advised students to remind their parents to check their home smoke detectors regularly and identify a safe outdoor meeting place in the event of an evacuation. 

Special thanks to the Merrick Fire Department for dedicating their time to teach our students these valuable, life-saving lessons! 

A Picnic on the Patio

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Birch School hosted families on a recent Friday afternoon for the annual “Welcome Back Picnic,” a traditional treat to kick off the new school year. Students and siblings enjoyed a DJ and lots of fun and games under the backdrop of wonderful, summerlike weather. There were plenty of refreshments as well. Special thanks to the Birch PTA for coordinating the picnic. 

Merrick UFSD featured on Today Show for its Mental Health Curriculum

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The Today Show recently visited Chatterton School and featured the Merrick School District’s mental health curriculum on its September 19 broadcast.

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