J4717

Commending Florence A. Smith School No. 2 upon the occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary, on May 9, 2014

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  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • ADOPTED

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J4717


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Florence A. Smith School No. 2 upon
the occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary, on May 9, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose
exemplary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate the pursuit
of excellence in education and service to the community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Florence A. Smith School No. 2 upon the occasion of celebrating its 50th
Anniversary, to be celebrated on Friday, May 9, 2014; and
WHEREAS, Florence A. Smith School No. 2, of Oceanside, New York,
opened its doors in 1964, welcoming the elementary school-aged children
of the families moving to the Oceanside community in droves; and
WHEREAS, Named for the long-time principal of its predecessor school,
Florence A. Smith School No. 2 has prospered under the leadership of
Donald Maresca, now a Board of Education trustee for the Oceanside
School District, and its current principal, Thomas Capone; and
WHEREAS, The steadfast and unyielding commitment of parents, educators
and administrators to provide the highest quality education for students
is the hallmark and tradition of Florence A. Smith School No. 2; and
WHEREAS, This venerable institution offers its students a warm and
enriching learning environment founded in respect, curiosity, and the
desire to excel; in addition to academic endeavors, students at Florence
A. Smith School No. 2 create art, play musical instruments, challenge
their bodies in physical education as well as on the playground, raise
funds for a variety of causes, form meaningful relationships with senior
citizens in their community, and host an annual conference day where
they explore topics important to society; and
WHEREAS, The outstanding administration at Florence A. Smith School
No. 2 has fostered a learning environment which promotes the maximum
growth of every student, enabling each student to develop the vital
skills necessary to succeed throughout their later school years; and
WHEREAS, Florence A. Smith School No. 2 is proudly aware of its
distinguished past, eager to fulfill its present commitment to parents,
students and the community, and planning with vision and purpose for the
ebb and swell of growth and change it will encounter in the years to
come; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Florence A. Smith School No. 2 upon the occasion of celebrating
its 50th Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas Capone, Principal, Florence A. Smith School No. 2.

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