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Nokomis Elementary School

151 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
Phone:  (631)-471-1840
Fax:  (631)-467-3894
Denise Kleinman, Principal
Tara Erb, Principal's Aide
School Hours: 8:00 am -2:30 pm

Sachem Transportation: 631-471-1380

S.C.O.P.E (Before/After Care): 631-360-0802

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Nokomis Educational Goals
Goal # 1—To improve student success and achievement in levels
K-5 using various forms of formative and summative assessment.
Goal # 2—Build a climate of personal competency for every student.
Goal # 3—To work together for individual excellence and positive self-esteem.





In the News

Nokomis Makes Donation to Last Chance Animal Rescue

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Nokomis Elementary School recently wrapped up a service-learning project benefiting Last Chance Animal Rescue. Students in Theresa Belluci’s, Jen De Carlo’s and Robyn Greico’s classes presented the organization with a check for $1,056. The donation was the result of a building-wide bracelet sale run by students. Additionally, students created adoption ads that were posted on Last Chance’s social media pages to draw attention to animals in need.

Date Added: 6/23/2022

Nokomis Garden Provides Hands-On Learning Experience

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Fifth graders at Nokomis Elementary School are bringing the classroom outdoors through a gardening project. Students in Mr. Papagni’s class started a garden outside of the building from the ground up. It has a variety of crops and flowers including kale, leaf lettuce, marigolds, radishes, snap peas, spinach, sunflowers, swiss chard and tomatoes.

Students began the research portion of their project in early May, learning about germination time and plant care. From there, they designed what the garden boxes would look like and mapped out where they would place seeds for each plant, depending on the plant’s size and how much space it would need.

Once research was complete, students were ready to get their hands dirty and filled the boxes with five yards of dirt. They planted their seeds and created popsicle sticks to label everything. Finally, students brought in mulch to help improve soil moisture and maintain temperatures.

Not only did the fifth graders engage in an authentic, hands-on learning experience, they are excited to watch their plants grow over time and have finished products.

Date Added: 6/10/2022

Honoring Our First Responders

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The Sachem Central School District is showing its appreciation for the community’s first responders through a number of events. Many of the District’s elementary schools invited first responders to their buildings for celebrations and parades.

Students created posters and cards for police officers and firefighters to show thanks. At Merrimac Elementary School, fifth graders had a question-and-answer session with first responders to gain insight into their day-to-day routines. Nokomis students sang for their special guests, prior to students introducing their family member heroes to the crowd. Waverly held an appreciation breakfast for first responders before students cheered them on at a schoolwide parade. Similarly, Tamarac students participated in a siren parade and presented the First Responders Children’s Foundation with a check for $500.





Date Added: 5/24/2022

Nokomis Students Lead Service-Learning Project for Animals in Need

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Students at Nokomis Elementary School in Theresa Bellucci’s, Jennifer Lynn DeCarlo’s and Robyn Grieco’s classes recently attended a presentation from Last Chance Animal Rescue to learn about animal rescues as part of a service-learning project the students are completing.

Following the visit, students will be writing adoption ads from the perspective of dogs that are waiting to be adopted. The ads will be featured on social media with pictures of the dogs to help get them noticed and adopted. In addition, students will be selling bracelets with all proceeds benefiting Last Chance Animal Rescue.

Date Added: 5/23/2022

Nokomis Students Learn Writing Process From Published Author

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Students from Nokomis Elementary School learned all about the writing process from a published author, who is also a teacher in the building. Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Jessica Frank has a number of books coming out this year and presented how a children’s book is made to a total of 14 classes.

During the interactive presentation, students asked questions about the writing process. In addition, they learned about how a picture book is created and drew their own illustrations. The experience was an engaging way to help students foster a love for reading and writing.

Date Added: 5/19/2022