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ChattertonRoland A. Chatterton School

108 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566

Phone: 516 992-7270

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Instilling a Love for Reading

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Teachers throughout the district  are always finding new ways to instill the love of reading in students, particularly the youngest learners. Here are some scenes from Chatterton School, as kindergartners hold an end-of-unit reading celebration. Assistant Principal Michael DeLuca said kindergarteners are learning to read and making great progress every day with wonderful support from their classroom teachers.

Chatterton Students Get a Lesson in Energy Conservation

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Students at Chatterton School are “energy wise” today, thanks to PSEG Long Island and The National Theatre for Children’s Energized Guyz live theater performance. Chatterton students laughed and enjoyed a recent presentation of the Energized Guyz as they interacted with the NTC performers while learning about energy and conservation. 

PSEG Long Island brings the shows to local schools throughout the year to help students learn at a young age how and why it is important to save energy. Chatterton students are among the 40,000 students to see the Conservation Caper this fall. This is the sixth season the program has been offered by PSEG Long Island to area schools free of charge. From September through December, kindergarten through sixth grade students at 100 schools will be entertained by the show. 

The Conservation Caper focuses on four key takeaways and is meant to spark conversations in the classroom on energy efficiency. During the 20-minute performance, students learn:
• What energy is;
• The uses of energy;
• How energy is wasted; and
• Ways to conserve energy.

In addition to the live performances, PSEG provides print and digital resources for teachers that align with the important concepts outlined in the live shows. 

Learning the Library

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Fifth grade students at Chatterton School recently took a trip to the Merrick Public Library to learn all about the resources it has to offer. Susan Goodwin, head of the children’s department, provided an overview of library resources and services, including how to log in and check out items using the library’s automated system. Students also had the opportunity to play Book Bingo. Every student received a library card. 

Special thanks to the Merrick Public Library for hosting the fifth graders! For more information about the library, check out its website:

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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