In the middle of projects, papers, presentations and reports, please allow me to take a moment to wish you and your families a peaceful, meaningful and heart-felt Thanksgiving. It is truly a holiday that we all can share - regardless of our different ages, beliefs and backgrounds.

If you are able to find a quiet moment of solitude, please take a moment to enjoy a simple song of the season.


Information about Parent / Teacher Conferences, Report Cards will be coming soon.

Have a great week!

Mr. Rosenfeld 


Please enjoy some of the photos taken from our 5th Grade Human Rights Presentations:


This young lady is sharing information about the Indian Caste System.


This student is sharing her research about marriage and family rights.


This project was about the rights of workers.


This young lady was sharing her report about how Human Rights are violated.


Even in 2015, not all countries of the world accept equal rights for women.


Sadly, the rights to a quality education are sometimes neglected and ignored.


Eleanor Roosevelt was dedicated to promoting Human Rights for everyone.


The Right to Trial is an important Human Right.


Some of the worst Human Rights offenders throughout history were Adolf Hitler and Napoleon Bonaparte. 


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights were originally promoted by the United Nations.

This week my Fifth Grade Students will begin their Bridges Unit and my Sixth Grade Students will start complete their History Alteration Presentations and start their Robotics Unit.

Have a great week!


This is busy week in the Gifted and Talented Program. The Sixth Graders will be presenting their History Alteration Projects on Tuesday and my Fifth Grade students will be presenting their Human Rights Projects on Thursday.

There is no school on Wednesday because of the Veterans Day holiday, so I will not be meeting with my Fourth Grade students on November 11.

The deadline for anyone interested in entering the (Optional) Kidsday Art Contest is Friday, November 22. This is open to all students and is not related to the Kidsday project that the Sixth Graders will undertake later in the school year.  The information for this was posted on September 20, 2015 and you can still see the requirements if you scroll down. 

 In honor of Veterans Day, please enjoy the following song:


Have a great week!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016 - ON OR CLOSE TO 10:15 PM (Sixth Inning)

It appears as if our district mail server is down. Usually when this happens over a weekend, it gets fixed by Monday morning. If you need to e-mail me and are unable to, please be patient and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 


It was a pleasure to meet everyone who attended my Gifted and Talented Orientation on  Thursday evening. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at any time, and I promise that I will get back to you within twenty-four hours. Also information about my program (Including schedules and projects) are always available on this web-site, which I tend to update each weekend.


Please note that school is closed for all students on Tuesday, November 3rd, so I will not be meeting with my Sixth Graders that day. Also remember to mover your clocks ahead on Saturday evening, October 31.

Deadlines are coming for my 5th and 6th Graders: 

The Sixth Grade History Alteration Projects are due on Tuesday, November 10.
The Fifth Grade Human Rights Projects are due on Thursday, November 12.

Finally, please remember to follow all Halloween safety practices if you take part in the festivities: Please insure that your children stay in an adult-supervised group, inspect all candy before allowing your kids to eat anything, wear costumes that make everyone visible to motorists and don't get caught stealing treats from your child's collection!

Have a great week!

Mr. Rosenfeld



The Gifted and Talented Orientation is slated for parents of children who are new to the program. It will take place on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 PM at the Howell Road School. We will meet in Room # 8.

At the Parent Orientation, I will introduce you to the program, review expectations, share sample projects of student work and answer any questions that you have.

Please note that this meeting is for parents and adult family members only. If you need to bring your children, they may work on their projects or homework in the Computer Lab.

I look forward to seeing all of my parents who are new to the program on Thursday evening.

Have a great week!

Mr. Rosenfeld


At this point I have attempted to reach out to all of my families who have children who are new to the program. 

Here are additional information and suggestions about the Fourth Grade Project:

1. Please note that every student will be working on this project with a partner and that the requirements are per team not per student.

2. Some time is provided during each class session for your child and his or her partner to plan and work on their assignment.

3. You child will need to bring in his or her books, sources, index cards and flash drives to class each Wednesday. It is hard to plan and use the materials if they are not in class.

4. As we get closer to the deadline there will need to be a few times where the children will have to meet with each other either at a child's home or public places like the Elmont or Valley Stream Libraries. This will help the teams finalize everything and rehearse before presenting. Please allow your child to exchange phone numbers with his or her partner(s) to arrange for mutually convenient appointments. If you need me to help facilitate this, I will be more than happy to help you with this. I realize that we all have different schedules and various after-school responsibilities, but as we get closer to the deadline the children will need some time to get together.

5. If you or your child has any questions, please do not wait until we meet as a class to ask them. Feel free to e-mail me at any time and I will get back to you with the information that you need. Also note that I will not accept ANY e-mail communication from children. All electronic correspondence must be from adults. This is for everyone's protection and it also keeps the parents in the loop.

6. In a week or two you will hear information about our annual Gifted and Talented Open House. At the Open House you will get a full over-view of the program and sample projects from the past. I encourage every family to attend.

7. I received a few questions came up about Parent / Teacher Conferences. I will conduct all of my conferences at Howell Road in Room # 8 for the fall and spring series of concerts. Due to the the fact that I have many parents coming from different schools with different schedules I am unable to make or accept individual appointments. During conference hours (I extend mine due to the number of students that I see) simply sign-in and wait and I will see everyone in turn. Please note that in addition to my Gifted and Talented classes I also have several students who are in my Math A.I.S. (Academic Intervention Services) Classes.

Again, if there are any questions, please send me an e-mail.

Have a great week!

Mr. Rosenfeld 


As of now all of my Gifted and Talented Classes have been assigned their first research project. If you need additional copies, you can download them in Microsoft Word Format on this web site. Simply click on your child's grade and you will have access to the files.

If you have questions about the assignments, please send me an e-mail and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

In honor of Columbus Day, please feel free to listen to this classic song from Lou Monte:


Have a great week!

Mr. Rosenfeld


The new school year is off to a nice start. My students from James A. Dever, Wheeler Avenue and Willow Road arrived on time and I am pleased to say that we have the same careful and considerate bus drivers as last year. Our children who wanted to were able to purchase lunch from the Howell Road lunchroom without a hitch. 

Please return all parent surveys and forms this week.

The Fifth and Sixth graders were assigned their first projects of the year and the 4th graders will learn about their first large task next week.

For those of you who are new to the program, I usually update this website every weekend. We will send home information about our Gifted and Talented Open House as soon as we confirm the date and time.

On a personal note, I want to remind everyone that we collect used copier and printer ink cartridges as well as the clear caps from water bottles.

Here are some photos to welcome my new students:

This young lady is working on her first challenge.

These students are hard at work on their first survey.

These boys are deep in thought. By the end of the Sixth Grade they will have worked on several projects together.

These two gentlemen are working on one of their in-class assignments.

"Hmmmm....Let's see...if I carry the ten thousands and regroup with the hundred thousands I will be able to figure out the answer to this problem."

Have a great week!

Mr. Rosenfeld


I will be meeting with the children of the Gifted and Talented Program this week. The bus and the schedule has been posted as a separate page on this website.

If you haven't already done so, please sign and return the parent permission slips as soon as possible.

I look forward to a wonderful school year.

Mr. Rosenfeld

The schedule for the first part of the school year has been posted. 


The Gifted and Talented Program will begin next week. The bus will transport the children to and from Howell Road starting on Tuesday, September 29.

I look forward to seeing everybody!

Mr. Rosenfeld


Good evening everyone!

We are still in the process of screening the candidates who will be joining the Gifted and Talented Program.

I want to make everyone aware of two events that are open to ALL students.

First, I always remind the children and their families who are interested in technology, art or crafting to attend Maker Faire each year. This incredible event is being held on September 26 and September 27 at the New York Hall of Science.

Here is information for anyone who is interested in attending.

Also, I received some information from our friends at Kidsday.

The Kidsday art contest is taking place and any child who is interested is encouraged to submit their samples to this worthwhile contest.

Here is your chance to show off your amazing drawing talents! It’s time to enter Kidsday’s 37th (2015) Annual Art Contest. We also encourage art classes and teachers to submit your students’ artwork for the contest.
Compete within your age group for prizes of Kidsday T-shirts and the chance to have your artwork appear in Kidsday. Your artwork will be judged by some of Kidsday’s very best artists and reporters.

Winners in each category will have their work featured in the Sunday, Dec. 27, issue of Kidsday. Even if you don’t win, your drawings may appear in a future issue of Kidsday.


1. Kids through age 16 may enter.

2. Entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, Nov. 22. Each drawing must include your name, age, address, phone number, T-shirt size and category.

3. Drawings can be done in color. Use crayons, coloring pens, whatever you think will make your drawing look fantastic!

4. Enter as many categories and drawings as you like, but label each entry with the category, your name, age, address and telephone number.

5. Make your drawings on white, unlined 8-by-11-inch paper. Do not make drawings larger than this. (Hint: Don’t “fill” the entire page with your artwork.)

6. All drawings must be original. No copying allowed.

7. In each category, prizes of Kidsday T-shirts will be awarded in these four age groups: to age 6, ages 7 to 9, ages 10 to 12 and ages 13 through 16.

8. Artwork will not be returned.


ANIMALS: Draw your favorite animals, house pets, zoo animals and wildlife.

CARTOONS: Create your own comic characters; illustrate your favorite jokes. Think of space or fantasy characters, too. Do not draw famous
comic-strip or cartoon characters. Be original. You can do one panel boxes or comic strips.

GETTING ALONG: Everyday situations, including family gatherings, schoolyards, kids playing, romance, brothers and sisters, friendships, etc.

MUSIC: Draw musical instruments, your favorite rock, classical, dance, rap or country musicians, people dancing, DJs, CDs or kids listening to music on their iPods.

PORTRAITS: Draw your favorite celebrity, comedian, politician, actor or sports star. You can even draw yourself!

SPORTS: People playing a sport, equipment, fans, seasonal sports, recreational sports, sports stars in action.

Kidsday Art Contest, Kidsday, Newsday, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, NY 11747.

Remember to include your name, age, address, telephone number and T-shirt size on every drawing. Good luck!

Our schedule this year will be the following:

Fourth Grade - Wednesdays
Fifth Grade - Thursdays
Sixth Grade - Tuesdays

Classes will begin soon.

Have a great week!

Mr. Rosenfeld