This Day in History: May 8 (V-E Day)

Walter Stackler: Grade 7

May 8, 1945:

German President Karl Dönitz and military commanders signed the unconditional surrender of all German troops, ending twelve years of Nazi rule in Germany.

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Winners Of The Long Island Poets

Andrew Mazza: Grade 5

The Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center (JCC) is an organization that includes the Long Island Poets, which holds a contest each spring for adults, teens, and children. The contest is funded by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council Of The Arts. The 5th and 6th graders wrote poems and submitted them to the organization. Buckley had several winners! They are:

Cybele Can
Max Lunievicz
Robert Mark
Andrew Mazza
Naomi Nishimura
Madeline Simms
William Stackler

They will be reading their poems at the JCC Center on Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, on Sunday, June 2, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Field Day Is Around The Corner!

Harrison DellaVecchia: Grade 5

The day that everyone looks forward to is coming. Buckley’s annual Field Day will take place on May 31. This is the day that the Red and Blue teams compete for the last time during the school year. The events are shot put, baseball throw, softball throw, high jump, long jump, the 220 run, the 440 run, the 880 run, the 50-yard dash, and the 50-yard hurdles. Practicing with all of the Upper School athletes together starts on Tuesday, May 28. Also, some of the events, such as the high jump and the mile run, will be completed before Field Day. Field Day will be a fun event that all the grades will enjoy.