JAN
26

Isn't It Kind Of Cold For Shorts?!?!

Miss Ovalles's Kindergarteners are studying how weather forecasts help us to make good decisions about what to do, what to wear, and where to go.  To show their learning, they performed a fashion show wearing clothing appropriate for the different seasons of the year.  They put on this show for the whole school at our January Town Meeting.

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JAN
20

Hard at Work in Our Discovery Lab

Our fourth graders have been hard at work building alarm circuits while in our Discovery Lab.  Mr. Ward, our STEM teacher, has collaborated with classroom teachers to show Strong students how electrical circuits work.  Here, some of our students are gaining hands-on experience with electrical circuits by building an alarm with a functioning switch.  

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JAN
12

Firefighters Visit Strong Magnet School

Thank you to the firefighters of the New Haven Fire Department's Squad 2 for visiting Strong and explaining the various forms of communication used by first responders to our fourth graders!  

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JAN
05

Important Calendar Updates

Please note some important upcoming dates on our school calendar.

  • School will be closed on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 for Three Kings Day.  
  • We will have an early dismissal at 12:50 for all students on Monday, January 11, 2016 due to a professional development day for teachers.
  • School will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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DEC
22

Winter Holiday Vacation

Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet and SCSU Lab School will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Friday, January 1st. We will return to school on Monday, January 4th.  In addition, Wednesday, December 23rd is a 12:45 dismissal day for all students. We wish all of our students and families a peaceful holiday season.

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DEC
18

December Town Meeting

At Strong's December Town Meeting, we celebrated the great gains our students have made in attendance this year.  Daryl Mitchell receives a hug from Ms. Minichino after receiving an award for his improvement in attendance this year.  

Judge Jack Keyes, coordinator of the New Haven Attendance and Engagement Clinic, awarded three Target gift cards to students with perfect attendance who's names were drawn from a raffle.  Thank you Judge Keyes!

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DEC
11

Strong Heads, Strong Hearts

Red Bead Clubs are events in which the students invite their parents and family members to come to the school during the day to share in a celebration of personal strength in overcoming adversity.  This event was sponsored by the ALIVE program of New Haven.  

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DEC
11

Animals Come to Strong

Thank you to the Children's Museum of West Hartford for bringing a variety of animals to Strong.  Our first graders are studying how animals communicate, and got to see and touch a stick bug, iguana, tortoise, ferret, rat snake, and a chinchilla.  

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DEC
11

Santa Claus is Coming...to Strong!

Friday was a special day at Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet and SCSU Lab School as Santa Claus stopped by for a special visit!  Santa stayed and took pictures with students before heading back to the North Pole to continue getting ready for the big day.

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DEC
04

College Day at Strong

Students and staff at Strong Magnet School dressed up for "College Day" today.  Staff dressed in the clothes of their alma mater, and students could dress in a parent's college colors, or in the colors of an institute of higher education that they hope to attend in the future.  Second grader Leslianie Negron Perez hopes to be a chef and wants to go to a culinary institute.  She worked with her mom to make her outfit.  Her favorite food to make right now?  Pizza of course! 

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NOV
25

Thanksgiving Break

Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet and SCSU Lab school will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, November 25th.  There is no school on November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We wish a happy, restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving to all of our students and families.  

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NOV
20

November Town Meeting

We held our November Town Meeting on November 19th.  The whole school attended and 3 selected classes performed pieces from their first quarter units.  Mrs. Seeley's fourth graders performed the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language, Ms. Minichino's second graders acted out their public service announcement's about walking while texting, and Ms. Winoski's physical education students exercised their way through the Silento's Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae.  In addition, Discovery Lab teacher Mr. Ward introduced our new 3D printers by scanning and printing Principal DeNicola's face!  

It was great to get the school community together and we're looking forward to our next meeting.

 

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NOV
18

Report Card Conferences

There will be an dismissal (12:50 pm) on Wednesday, November 18th, for report card conferences. Please schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher in order to discuss her/his progress and individual goals. 

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NOV
12

The Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet School next week, November 16th – 20th, with extended hours for report card conferences on the 18th.   The fair will be located in the main atrium this year.  You can preview the books that will be at the fair, or order online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/strongschool3 .  Contact Miss Choma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions!  

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NOV
05

Communicating the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language

Students at Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet learn how to communicate in a variety of ways.  We are so proud of Mrs. Seeley and her fourth graders for learning how to communicate the Pledge of Allegiance by using American Sign Language.  

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NOV
02

Harvest Celebrations at Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet School

As part of our harvest celebration, we held a "Spooky Stories" event during the evening in which the students had stories read aloud to them and made crafts.  The creative members of the faculty dressed up in themed outfits, such as a "Strong" box of crayons, ninja turtles and the three blind mice.  A great time was had by all!

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OCT
30

Pink Out Day

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OCT
26

3rd and 4th Grade Family Science Night

1x1-spacer.pngOur 3rd and 4th Grade Family Science Night was an enormous success!  Strong students conducted various experiments and examined various fossils and historical artifacts.  Thank you to Melanie Bauer from the New Haven Science Fair Program, Title I, and the Peabody Museum for helping to make this a special night for our students.  


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OCT
16

3rd and 4th Grade Family Science Night

Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet and SCSU Lab School along with Title I are hosting Family Science Night for 3rd and 4th grade children and their families on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  All families who wish to attend should have returned their invitation with the number of family members attending.  We are looking forward to a fun night of family science fun!  

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MAR
23

2015 Connecticut COLT Rhyme Celebration

 

Check out our third graders representing New Haven by singing in Chinese at the 2015 Connecticut Council of Language Teachers Rhyme Celebration!  

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