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Centre Avenue School

55 Centre Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: 516 887-8300 Ext. 224

Principal: Sherry Ma

School Hours:
8:30 am - Arrival/Line Up
8:40 am - Morning bell
2:50 pm - Kindergarten dismissal
3:00 pm - Grades 1-6 dismissal


2018-2019 After School SCOPE Program

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Centre Fifth Graders Participate in Beautiful Me

Centre Fifth Graders Participate in Beautiful Me photo

The final round of Centre Avenue’s fifth grade students participated in Beautiful Me, a self-esteem program designed to educate and empower female students.

Facilitated by school social worker Ms. Amy Weissman, Beautiful Me was developed by the Hance Family Foundation and gives students the opportunity to honor the lives of three sisters, Allyson, Emma and Katie Hance. By participating in this self-esteem program, students learn to understand who they are, appreciate their own skills and qualities, and understand that there is gratification in helping others.

The students discussed alternate views of beauty, distorted views of beauty from the media, and learned how to respect themselves and develop healthy relationships. They also engaged in activities that focused on self-esteem, values, problem-solving and positive motivation. Each student was provided with a paper hand and a paper doll to share the personality traits that make them beautiful on the inside. Each student was also provided with a compliment box and were encouraged to identify and write a meaningful, genuine and honest compliment for each member of the group. They then shared their compliments with each other. 

At the end of the session, students received a three-heart-shaped necklace from Jackie Hance of the Hance Family Foundation.