- Nov 11th - Veterans Day - No School
- Nov 27th-28th - Thanksgiving Recess - Holiday
Martin De Porres
Autumn is upon us at Martin De Porres and school is in full swing! It is a wonderful time of the year. As I walk the halls, I am so impressed with what I see. Everywhere I look, students and staff are actively engaged in learning: math, science, physical education, vocational arts, dance, drama, horticulture and the list goes on.
Speaking of horticulture, the fall harvest of our garden was just completed. Just to bring you up to speed, last May, Franklin Hospital of the North Shore Hospital/ Long Island Jewish Hospital Alliance donated time, materiel and plants to construct vegetable gardens at the Elmont site. It was a true collaborative effort as our students assisted in the planting with the volunteers as well as bringing the crops to harvest.
This was a meaningful experience for the students as they were an integral part of the process from beginning to end. Another plus was that over the summer, we were also able to supply fresh produce to the food pantry of the St. Boniface Outreach Center. Sr. Evelyn Lamoureux, the MDP Board of Directors’ Chairperson who manages the Outreach Center, tells us that the vegetables were much appreciated. All in all, everyone was thrilled with the garden. We can only look forward to next year for bigger and better things such as starting a horticulture program at the high school!
Finally, I want to let everyone know that the MDP High School is sponsoring an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 AM- 2:00PM. The community is invited to this event and we hope to see you there.
Ed Dana Executive Director