Resolution J1633-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Chestnut Street Elementary School



  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Chest-
nut Street Elementary School, West Hempstead, New York, on May 16, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend institutions of commitment and high  achievement  whose  purpose
and  endeavor  have  been  dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the
education of the children of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of the Chestnut  Street  Elementary  School,
West Hempstead, New York; and
  WHEREAS, This auspicious milestone will be celebrated on Thursday, May
16,  2013,  with  a "Walk Down Memory Lane"; there will be old fashioned
carnival games; music of the early 1900s; historical community exhibits;
a time capsule creation; and a book swap, bring a book/take a  book  for
all ages; and
  WHEREAS,  Chestnut  Street Elementary School was built in 1912, and is
the oldest of the buildings in the  West  Hempstead  Union  Free  School
District; and
  WHEREAS,  It  began  as  a four-room schoolhouse with just 86 children
until 1927, when the district added the back wing; two decades later,  a
front portion was constructed, which now serves as the district's admin-
istration building; and
  WHEREAS,  Chestnut Street Elementary School grounds consist of a base-
ball field and a playground; and
  WHEREAS, Today, Chestnut Street Elementary  School,  which  closed  in
1967  and  reopened  its doors in 2001, provides instruction to approxi-
mately 133 students, kindergarten through grade 2; and
  WHEREAS, Under the direction of  Building  Principal  Michelle  Notti,
Chestnut  Street Elementary School is proudly aware of its distinguished
past; eager to fulfill its commitment to parents, students and  communi-
ty; and planning with vision and purpose for the ebb and swell of growth
and change it will encounter in the years to come; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary  of  the  Chestnut  Street  Elementary
School, West Hempstead, New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michelle Notti, Building Principal, Chestnut Street Elementa-
ry School.


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