School Spirit Has Gone Virtual

Valley Stream 13 Keeps Spirits High with Virtual Spirit Week

Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen is always finding new ways to bring out the best in their students, even during this time of uncertainty. All four schools hosted their own virtual spirit week. Each day held a new theme and students were encouraged to share photos on Twitter tagging the schools Twitter handles or using the corresponding hashtag #VS13STRONG.

“We’re happy we have such creative students, parents and staff to keep our school and community connected,” said Dr. Constance Evelyn, Superintendent of Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen. “We want to convey the message to our students that even though things can feel scary and overwhelming right now, we’re still a family that learns together and is here to support one another.”

Parents were asked to send a picture of their child’s spirit to their teacher via Remind or email to be shared on twitter for parents, students, and staff to enjoy. While all schools shared similar themed days like Pajama Day, Wacky Wednesday or Crazy Hat Day, each school had a few of their own unique spirit days, like Wheeler Avenue School’s virtual spirit week kick off of  Rainbow Day, where students displayed rainbows through shared drawings and apparel.

Howell Road Elementary School participated in Tone It Up Tuesday where students were encouraged to exercise and play outdoors. Dever Elementary School had A Work of Heart day, during which students created blue and pink hearts to display in their windows to show their support for our first responders and healthcare workers. Dever students also participated in Fancy Friday, where students were encouraged to dress their best!

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If you were not able to join us for the Budget Hearing, a recording of the presentation and Dr. Evelyn's answers to questions from the chat can be found on the School Budget 2020-21 page. Click here to visit the page.