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LevyNorman J. Levy Lakeside School

21 Babylon Road, Merrick, NY 11566

Phone: 516 992-7230



Continuity of Learning Assignments - Week of April 6


A Message to Our ROARS Students

Current News

Lakeside School Closure Info

Good Morning,

We know these are difficult times. The entire Lakeside staff cares deeply about the safety and well-being of your family. We thank you for your ongoing support to continue the home/school partnership. Please know we are available via email. If you need to speak to a teacher or us, please email us a phone number that is best to reach you at and we will contact you.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding public health and the coronavirus, school will remain closed until Wednesday, April 15. This date falls in the middle of our Spring Recess. Our learning plan will continue with ongoing instruction through Wednesday, April 8. Spring Recess will begin on April 9 as scheduled. Our return to school date will be Monday, April 20th. Of course, the return date may be altered by a future order from the Governor.

Attached are the school assignments for the week of March 30. We have provided these assignments with the understanding that all families are experiencing different situations in their homes, not with the intention to overwhelm you. If you are having difficulty completing the assignments, please contact your child’s teacher and they will make the necessary accommodations. Special area activities are suggestions, and are intended to provide a fun break from schoolwork. Many are great for the whole family to enjoy together.

Lastly, we have also attached, How to Access Math Lessons in Think Central. The Merrick website has further technology resources and supports if needed.

Stay well,
Libby Trencheny and Justin Gabrus


Letter Regarding NYSSMA Festivals



As the leaders of the Lakeside School, the student council crew wanted to do a service project, just themselves. They decided to make a donation to the Community Cupboard. They brought in non-perishable food items including: stuffing, canned vegetables, chips, baby food and so much more! They were able to collect 5 copy paper boxes filled with food with only the 24 members of student council participating. Everything was donated to the Community Cupboard prior to the holidays. The Student Council Crew of Lakeside was so proud to be able to give back to the community. We are looking forward to new service projects in 2020!

Julie L. -Student Council Secretary


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Birch Musicians Bring Joy in Touch Times

Birch students at their finest...putting on a concert for their neighbors! Kudos to the Rooney and Wang children!

Birch Theatre Residency Presents “Frozen Jr.”

Birch School’s theatre residency recently held its performance of Disney's “Frozen Jr.” Teachers Robert Normandeau and Leslie Wade conducted the sixth season of residency, which consisted of interested fifth and sixth grade students. Great job by the students and teachers in presenting another spectacular show!

LISFA Performers Take the Big Stage

Congratulations to Merrick UFSD’s five students who were selected to perform in the Long Island String Festival Association’s Nassau Intermediate Festival scheduled for March at Uniondale High School. Best of luck to Alon, Gabriel, Lindsay, Luca and Ryan!

Lakeside Lions Collect Toys for Tots
Every holiday season, a local organization called Kiwanis sponsors a toy drive called Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots helps to bring the joy of the holidays to less fortunate children right in our own neighborhood. Lakeside School participated in this drive by collecting seven huge bags filled to the brim with toys! These toys, collected for children in need, will be distributed by Kiwanis to local kids.

The Lakeside Lions have been participating in this drive for many years. It always feels great to join in on such a worthy cause, especially when we know we will be making kids happy during the holiday season. We’re very proud to help The Merrick Kiwanis. Kids helping kids, there is no better way to celebrate the holidays! The Lakeside Lions wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy New Year!

- By Madeline H.


Chatterton Sixth-Grade Art Club

Students from Chatterton School’s sixth-grade art club supported this year’s Star Wars art show theme by collaborating to create the awesome giant sculptures you see here! They used a variety of media, such as plastic containers, newspapers, boxes, foam core, masking tape, plaster, cardboard and tempera paint. Justine Dujardin is the school art teacher and art club adviser.

May the Force be with you!


Levy Lakeside Art Club 

The Levy Lakeside fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade art clubs continue to create wonderful works of art during their recess time. 

Fourth-graders created totem poles using recycled cardboard boxes, papier-mâché, paint and a variety of other materials.

Fifth-graders use recycled Styrofoam, plaster of Paris, paint and additional materials to create large sculptures that decorate school and district conference rooms, like this brightly colored llama. 

Sixth-graders collaborated on a large painted mural, this year selecting Winnie the Pooh as the theme.



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