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Local Author Visits Covert Avenue School

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Covert Avenue School students were recently visited by local author, autism parent and disability educator Amy McCoy, who wrote the book “Little Big Sister.” The book is about nine-year-old Katie and her older brother, Mikey, who has autism.

McCoy talked with the students about her own experiences as a mother of a child with autism, and how it inspired her to write the book. She explained to the students what autism is and how it can affect someone’s communication and behavior. Her presentation focused on how kind words and actions are important, and how students can have a better understanding of peers who have disabilities.

The presentation was provided to students in grades 3-6 in two assemblies. Third and fourth graders received a copy of the book to take home.


Covert Avenue Fourth Graders Participate in ‘Bucks and Pucks’

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To teach students the importance of financial literacy, Covert Avenue School hosted its first annual Junior Achievement event on March 15. All fourth-grade classes were visited by representatives of Dime Bank and Flagstar throughout the school day, learning various financial skills.

As a culminating event, Junior Achievement partnered with the New York Islanders to provide the fourth graders with an after-school street hockey clinic, Bucks and Pucks. Students were taught floor hockey moves by members of Islanders Street Hockey, an initiative designed to bring the sport of hockey to local community centers. The event promoted teamwork and collaboration, along with being a fun way to end the day.

Date Added: 3/21/2024