(December 2021)—Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen celebrated American Education Week from Monday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 24. All four District schools hosted virtual activities for parents.
American Education Week celebrates public education. It is a week to honor educators and others dedicated to ensuring every student in America receives a quality education. Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen participated by hosting a Family Day, at which parents were invited to classrooms virtually to experience what their children’s days are like in school.
“Our District takes great pride in the quality of education we deliver to our students every day. I am grateful for the dedication of our teachers and faculty,” said Superintendent Dr. Constance D. Evelyn. “Our students are given every opportunity to excel and achieve their highest potential because of the professionalism, creativity and care of our educators. It is their efforts that allow us to create an engaging and safe learning environment.”
In many of the classrooms, parents engaged with their children during STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities. In other classrooms, parents learned about their children’s writing skills during writer’s workshops. In many of the kindergarten classes throughout the District, parents virtually participated in Thanksgiving-related activities.