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Westhampton Beach Students Learn Dental Hygiene

Originally Posted: March 06, 2008


Dr. Gregory Frost teaches Westhampton Beach Kindergarten students about proper dental hygiene. Photos by Syntax Communications

Dental Hygiene with Dr. Frost
In recognition of February as "Dental Health Month," local Westhampton Beach dentist Dr. Gregory Frost visited the kindergarten classes at Westhampton Beach Elementary School to speak about dental hygiene.

During Dr. Frost's visit, students enjoyed two short movies, "Dudley Visits the Dentist" and "Toothbrushing with Charlie Brown," asked questions, discussed different dental tools including the explorer, a mirror, and an x-ray and even had an opportunity to wear a dentist's latex gloves.

Following "Toothbrushing with Charlie Brown," Dr. Frost demonstrated to the students the proper way to brush their teeth. "I brush my teeth four times a day," said Dr. Frost. "Ideally, you should brush your teeth at least two times a day, but if you could do it three times a day that would be even better. After his visit, Dr. Frost left a package for each student that included a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a coloring book.

Westhampton Beach Middle School students perform in 'Once Upon A Mattress.'

"Once Upon a Mattress"
For two days at the end of January, the students at Westhampton Beach Middle School performed their 2008 school musical, "Once Upon a Mattress," in the district auditorium. Under the direction of Shaun Johnson and Betsy Doyle, the students worked hard for weeks learning lines, choreography, and musical numbers in preparation for their stage debut.

"Once Upon a Mattress" is a popular retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. In this story, under the law, no one shall marry until Queen Aggravain's son, Prince Dauntless, marries. However, every petitioning princess is sent away after failing an unfair test devised by the Queen. Things take a turn when Sir Harry goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred for Prince Dauntless. The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, assisted by her wizard sidekick. With a little help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, Winnifred is not quite so easy to get rid of.

It was clear that the audience truly enjoyed the show. Wonderful performances were given by the cast and crew including: Michele Cardo, Hannah Caponi, Antonia Orol-Berlinger, Annica Penn, Reed Kneski, Nora Davenport, Liana Fitt, Christian Tureski, Reilly Bean, Gabrielle Shea, Jessica Mendelson, Subi Chockalingam, Shaun Enright, Adea Guldi, Gina Arfi, Augusta Greenbaum, Melody Caponi, Mara Terchunian, Haley Schoeck, Robert Malachowski, Alix Suter, Madison Mulvey, Rachel Rienecker, Jackie Saccente, Brandon Brule, Kasey Chockalingam, Taylor Jenkins, Rorianna McCullough, Nikayla Mendoza, Elizabeth Moore, Clarissa McClure, Jazmine Sinkoff, Jackie Souchecker, and Molly Tucker.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for the Westhampton Beach School District will be held at the Elementary School, located at 379 Mill Road, on Wednesday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and again on Thursday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children who will turn five on or before Dec. 1, 2008 are eligible to attend school in September 2008. Registration requirements include two proof of residency forms (required for homeowners: deed or tax bill or mortgage statement; required for renters: notarized lease or notarized letter of residency and copy of homeowner's tax or utility bill. Other acceptable forms may include: LIPA bill, SCWA bill, bank statement, Cablevision bill, telephone bill, or driver's license), child's original birth certificate, child's original Social Security card, and child's immunization record; two doses of MMR, Hepatitis B, and Varicella vaccination (chicken pox) are also required. For more information call 631-88-3800, ext. 231. Registration packets will be available March 25. Bring completed packets on the registration dates




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