Week in Review: New Music & Art Store Opens, Rocky Point School District Teaches PBIS

A wrap up of this week's news.

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Music & Arts Store Grand Opening Celebration This Saturday

This Saturday, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in the country, Music & Arts, will have a grand opening celebration. To help kick things off, the owners have asked local residents and school districts to participate.

Attendees can expect to see live performances throughout the day by The Como Brothers Band, Ward Melville High School Marching Band and Jazz Band, and the Flang Band.

Attend Miller Place's 'Spooktacular' Halloween Fun Day

The Andrew Miller Primary School will be hosting a “Halloween Fun Day” this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. for all residents. This is a great time for families to get together in a safe environment and go trick or treating, while wearing their Halloween customers.

The Miller Place Parent Teacher Organization (MPPTO) is hosting the event. According to a flyer on the MPPTO’s website, kids will be treated to a spooky hallway, games where they can win prizes, a craft table with pumpkin painting, and a bake sale full of delicious treats.  

Congressman Bishop Asks Residents to Stay Safe on the Road

Nothing is scarier than seeing your child behind the wheel, especially around holidays. With Halloween steadily approaching, Congressman Tim Bishop announced he would be taking part of the National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26.

This year’s theme is ‘It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parents for Driving.’ The event is to remind teens that we lose almost 5,000 people in crashes every year involving teen drivers, according to research institute, Teen Driver Source.

Rocky Point Middle School Teaches PBIS Techniques For Raffle Tickets

Recently, the Rocky Point Middle School students had a lesson in behavior after the building adopted a new positive behavioral interventions and support program (PBIS).  This program was designed to teach students the importance of being positive, respecting fellow classmates, and learn the importance of integrity.

Principal Dr. Scott O’Brien said he wanted his students to be award of taking PRIDE (Participation, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence) in the way the approach life. “At the Rocky Point Middle School, we are always striving to be better individuals and, with this new program, we are aiming to soar with PRIDE,” said O’Brien on the district’s website. “PBIS shifts the emphasis on punishing bad behavior to rewarding good behaviors.”


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