EIGHT GOTHAM AVENUE STUDENTS
Administration Offices • 135 Elmont Road • Elmont, NY 11003-1609 •
EIGHT GOTHAM AVENUE STUDENTS EARN
GOOD CITIZEN OF THE MONTH AWARDS
After demonstrating exceptional
character-building skills such as respectfulness, trustworthiness, and
helpfulness, eight Gotham Avenue students were selected to receive
September’s “Good Citizen of the Month” awards.
The students—nominated by their teachers and chosen by a committee
of staff and student council members—were presented with certificates,
pins and bumper stickers from the school’s Assistant Principal Dennis
Kindergartener Folake Famuyide from Mrs. Pourakis’ class was
honored for his ability to follow all of the classroom rules, for
always being ready to listen and learn, and for being caring and
helpful to his classmates and teacher.
First-grader Tatiana Louis from Mrs. Agosto’s class was
acknowledged for always being attentive and giving her best, for
sitting up straight without being reminded, and for being respectful
and a hard worker.
Awarded for always trying his hardest, always participating in
class and being a good friend to everyone was Imani Fuller from Ms.
Hauisward’s second-grade class.
Kudos went to Raquel Persaud, a third-grader from Ms. Liebmann’s
class, for being a pleasant, conscientious student, who follows the
rules and gets along with others.
Gideon Bernal, grade four, from Mrs. Talbot’s class, was chosen for
being an excellent citizen who is polite and courteous to students and
Natesh Mahdeo from Mr. Huber’s fifth-grade class, won for being
well behaved, always ready to work and his willingness to help.
Considered an excellent role model for her peers, sixth-grader Mel
Palaca from Mrs. Stadtman’s class received the award for her
willingness to help in the classroom and for her noteworthy
involvement with the safety patrol.
Khalid Hamilton from Mrs. Jaworski’s class was also honored for
being helpful, polite and kind to everyone.
Good citizenship is encouraged at Gotham Avenue School in various
ways including having an active student council, making daily
character education announcements and fundraising for charities such
as The Smile Train, Save the Children Foundation and the Caroline
The mission of the Elmont Union Free School District is to “reach
and teach for excellence,” which means continually improving
instruction and increasing student achievement. Dedication to this
goal is what has earned Elmont New York State recognition for its
“High Performing/Gap Closing Schools,” and as a state “model for
school success.” In partnership with the community, the district holds
its students to the highest standards while maintaining one of the
lowest per-pupil expenditures in Nassau County.