November 13, 2015
CONNETQUOT TEACHERS COMMENDED BY
CONNETQUOT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION
Bohemia, NY --- Connetquot Teachers Association (CTA) President Mr. Anthony Felicio, Jr., was recently notified by the district Board of Education (BOE) that the teachers of the district were to be commended at the November 10th meeting.
In front of a meeting room packed with residents and teachers, BOE President Milynn Argulis recognized the Connetquot teachers for their service to the community:
"The Board of Education would like to recognize the Teachers of the Connetquot School District for their contributions to the Connetquot community. For three consecutive years the Connetquot Teachers have won the NYSUT award for outstanding service to not only the Connetquot Community, but to organizations within New York State. The Connetquot Teachers’ endeavors include, but are not limited to: Habitat for Humanity, the Cohalan Children’s Center, the Bohemia Historical Society; Make a Wish Foundation; Rotary Club; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ride for Life and have contributed significantly to scholarships for our students.
We look forward to a year filled with learning, student growth, achievement, and positive experiences that lend themselves to not only academic achievement, but to a student’s emotional and social growth as well. We offer thanks to each of you for all that you have done for our students and our community and look forward to walking alongside you as we continue our journey towards excellence."
Felicio, on behalf of Connetquot teachers, thanked Mrs. Argulis and the members of the BOE. He thanked the teachers in attendance who were able to attend the ceremony, and share the honor of being recognized by the BOE. Mr. Felicio also announced that the Connetquot Teachers Association would be donating $2,500 to the Connetquot Foundation for the Advancement of Children (CFAC). He explained that , “… all the money raised by the CFAC comes directly back to our students and teachers in the form of grants for equipment, supplies, activities and training. Our goal is to make the March 10th, 2016 CFAC Gala the most successful in the organization’s history. We look forward to being an important part of it.”
“Thank you to all the hard-working teachers who always give back to the community. Tonight’s recognition by the Board of Education is greatly appreciated, and well-deserved. I’d like to thank the members of the Board of Education again, for taking the time during their business meeting to recognize the generosity of our teachers. This is first time the district has recognized our contributions to the community. This recognition is long overdue, and greatly appreciated by Connetquot’s professional educators.”
(photos by Joseph Maniaci)