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Susan Bonanno

Susan Bonanno

susan.bonanno@new-haven.k12.ct.us, Magnet Resource Teacher

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Game Show Assembly

We really had an awesome time during our Brain Challenge Assembly! We competed in academic and physical challenges and it was enjoyed by all.  Check out our students and teachers get their Game On!

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Crazy Hair Day!

Our students and teachers really went all out during Crazy Hair Day.  Check out some of our hairdos!

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STEM Night

Thank you to all of our families and staff who came out for our Annual STEM Night!  We had a great night with many hands on STEM challenges.

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Yale's Seed to Salad Program Visits Strong

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with Yale Sustainable Food Program, our second grade students had the opportunity to plant seeds and learn the Seed Dance!  Stay tuned to see what happens when they visit the Yale Farm.

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Read Across America Day

We have celebrated our 6th annual Read Across America Day here at Strong.  We were honored to have Mayor Harp, Laura Hutchinson from WTNH, and representatives from Yale New Haven Health reading Dr. Seuss books to our children.  A big shout out to United Way of Greater New Haven for organizing the event.  Check out some highlights from the day!


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Holiday Concert

Our students were amazing performers at our annual Holiday Concert. Check out some highlights and the beautiful artwork they did to celebrate the different holidays from around the world.

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Math Night

Our families had a blast practicing their math skills at our annual Math Night.  Check out some of our families who participated.

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Quarter 1 Recognition Ceremony

Congratulations to all of our students who were recognized at our Quarter 1 Awards Ceremony!  We are so proud of you and look forward to your continued hard work!

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Staff Thanksgiving Celebration

Thank you to the Hispanic Heritage Committee and other staff who prepared a delicious luncheon for our staff to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We are so grateful! 

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Bagel and a Book

Thank you to all of our parents who came to our annual Bagel and a Book. It was a great workshop to learn about different reading strategies that can be applied at home. The bagels were delicious too!

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Superintendent Dr. Birks Comes to Strong!

We are very excited to have had Superintendent Dr. Birks at our school today!  We loved meeting her and showing her all of the learning that is happening here at Strong Magnet School.

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Quarter 3 Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized during our Quarter 3 Awards Ceremony!  We are so proud of you!  Keep up the good work!

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STEM Night

We had such a great time during Family STEM Night.  Check out some highlights from all the hands-on STEM challenges we got to participate in.

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Holiday Concert

Our students sounded amazing at our annual Holiday Concert.  Check out how great they looked during their performance.

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Just another week at Strong...

This week in STEM, students learned that chocolate is made from cacao beans. Let's just say that cacao beans do NOT taste like the chocolate we are used to!


Another student NOT enjoying the origin

of chocolate!




Our 3rd grade students visit the British Art

Gallery in New Haven to ignite their creative

side.  Check out some students in action.



Our 4th grade students learn how a

police dog is trained and how a canine

officer communicates with a police

dog during 


Our 4th grade students getting a lesson

about some of the tools canine officers

use to train their police dog.



4th grade students join our 1st grade students to buddy read

and help them identify facts about animals for their 

"All About" books.


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Just another week at Strong...

We are so lucky to be partnered with Yale University and have an opportunity to work with Yale Demos.  


Our teachers giving feedback to some furniture options for our new

building on the campus of SCSU.  So exciting!



An awesome team of Strong staff members put together a turkey

dinner for our entire staff!  Thank you to everyone who made a dish!

We are all so grateful and everything was delicious!


Students in 3rd grade made "multiplication turkeys" to celebrate

the holiday and show multiplication in four ways.

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Just another day at Strong


After completing a unit on portraits, one of our 2nd grade students

creates a portrait of a tiger.  Isn't is cute that her the color of her bows

match the tiger?


Our third grade studied the evolution of written communication.  In

STEM students created mail carriers and programmed the Dash and Dot

Robots to deliver different types of mail through a series of obstacles.


On Monday, we celebrated our 5th annual National Day of Reading, 

formerly known as Ben Carson Reading Day to raise awareness

of the importance of everyday, leisure reading.  Look at the

excitement one of our third grade classes had to share

what they read!


Fourth Graders read an article and watched a video on Scholastic News

to learn about the recent hurricanes.  This helped students to write

letters to students in Puerto Rico for the Hispanic Heritage Month

activity. We continue to think about everyone

who was impacted by the hurricanes.


Our Kindergarten students using learning mats in Physical Education.

The learning mats utilize technology and physical fitness to reinforce 

math, literacy, and health skills during Physical Education.


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Annual Harvest Walk

Our Harvest Walk is always such a great "treat.".  Take a glance of how we looked at our annual event.

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Art Display at Central Office!

We are extremely proud of our students whose artwork is displayed on the 2nd floor of the Gateway building!  Thank you to Mrs. Platt and Mrs. Schrier for developing the artistic skills of our young artists.  Great job to all!  

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October Harambee

We are so lucky to be working with the SCSU Urban Fellows again this year during Harambee.  Harambee, in Swahili, means "all pull together."  This is a time where our second graders come together to sing songs, participate in a read aloud with a guest reader, and get started for the day.  Check out some highlights from our October Harambee.

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