School Notes: Blue Devil Fundraiser, UN Day

UN Day Celebrated at Thomas J. Lahey

On Feb. 27, students at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School, worked in groups and studied individual countries in the United Nations and were each declared an ambassador for that country as part of UN Day.

The kids in Mr. Augustino Rettino and Ms. Susan Turrini’s fifth grade classes prepared materials including travel brochures, maps and informational presentations about each country. Additionally, groups even performed readings and songs related to the United Nations.

“It was really cool learning about a country that I knew about about,” said Alex, a fifth-grader at Thomas J. Lahey. “I learned that, in Japan, voice acting is very popular career path – and that they use different kinds of utensils than we do to eat their meal.”

Blue Devil Lax Fundraiser 

A fundraiser to benefit Huntington’s lacrosse programs is set for March 9.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $50 for adults and $15 for kids. Unlimited refreshments and appetizers will be available. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to benefit this year’s high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse programs.

Blue Devil boys’ head coach Julian Watts and assistant coaches Patrick Reilly and Andrew Guitierez along with other members of the Huntington boys’ lacrosse staff will be on hand to meet and greet. Those who have unneeded lacrosse equipment at home are encouraged to bring it to the fundraiser and donate the items to the Devil’s Den, which helps outfit needy Huntington athletes.

Goosehill Elementary Celebrates the 100th Day of School

Students recently celebrated this day at Goosehill Elementary. They gathered on stage to share their morning assembly of songs with family members who watched and sang along. Classrooms and doorway entrances were decorated with 100-Day gateway tunnels and streamers. Also, bulletin boards were decorated with art work.

“Thank you to all of our kindergarten parents for attending the 100th Day Concert,” Mrs. Herschlein shared. “The children loved performing for you and they did an amazing job. A special thanks to Mrs. Beja, our music teacher, for all of her hard work in preparing the children and planning such a special event.”

Jump Rope for Heart at Rolling Hills Primary

Rolling Hills Primary will provide students with an opportunity to engage in a variety of jump rope activities and to raise money to fund research for the American Heart Association.

Beginning March 11, second grade student will be able to take part in this initiative. First graders will start on Mar. 12 and Kindergarteners will begin on Mar. 13. Parents and children must arrive at Rolling Hills at 8:30 a.m. on the grade specific day. Family and friends are welcome to support their child’s participation by making contributions. Checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association. Visit for more information. 

South Huntington prepares for St. Baldrick’s Day

The event this year will take place on Wednesday, March 13th at 2:45 PM in the South Cafeteria at Walt Whitman High School.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.  Get involved and you’ll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

To participate as a shavee or volunteer, or to donate visit,

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