School Announcements
(Friday, November 18, 2016 -- Wading River, NY) – State and local officials joined with the Little Flower Union Free School District and their honored guests, to celebrate the ground breaking for the first phase of the school district’s Capital Project.

Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo were in attendance. Senator LaValle kicked off the ceremony by talking about the impact this project will have for the students at the Little Flower School.  He expressed how his career as a senator has been personally connected with Little Flower for over 41 years and how excited he is to see the school continue to positively impact the lives of its students.
The first phase of the project will commence with a new roof and the addition of a six classroom wing.  The second phase will begin next summer as the school’s interior will be renovated to address health & safety and accessibility issues.

Many organizations played a role in helping Little Flower bring this plan to fruition.  “This project was initiated in 2007 and it truly ‘took a village’ to see it finally become a reality”, said Superintendent Stachowski. “We have a lot of people to thank.” Partners in the project include: New York State Education Department (NYSED); Dormitory Authority State of New York(DASNY); Bartlett, Amoruso, & Recce Architects, PC; HodgsonRuss, LLP; Piper Jaffray & Co.; First Niagara Bank; and Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York.
“DASNY is thrilled to have a hand in making this project possible,” said Gerrard P. Bushell, DASNY President & CEO. “The new classroom additions as well as renovations to current spaces will provide a welcoming and safe learning environment for students who need it the most.”
The Little Flower Union Free School District is a Special Act public school district, established by a special act of the New York State Legislature under Chapter 469 of the Laws of 1972. Little Flower UFSD provides both Residential and Day placements for youth in grades 3 through 12. The program specializes in meeting both the academic and social/emotional needs of each student.
Little Flower was one of only six schools nation-wide that was selected in 2015-2016 as a “Welcoming School” from the International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE).
 Ground Breaking Ceremony Photo

Digital Portfolios - June 2017
The students in Ms. Genna's and Mrs. Horton's classes proudly display their digital portfolios. These portfolios are created using MS PowerPoint. The students included samples of some of their best work from the school year.

International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) Visit

Little Flower UFSD Selected as a
“Welcoming School”

October 20, 2015:  Little Flower Union Free School District was host to 56 educators from Hong Kong and Mexico as part of the International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) pre-conference school visits. Little Flower was selected as a “Welcoming” school due to its unique blending of programs that are designed to meet the social and emotional needs of the Day and Residential students who attend the school. Distinguished guests in attendance included the Honorable Roger Tilles, Member NYSED Board of Regents and Ellen Ganon, Regional Associate, Office of Special Education. We were honored that our school district was selected and we had the opportunity to showcase our program to international educators and our prominent state officials.

~ Cindy Stachowski

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The Little Flower Union Free School District, 2460 North Wading River Road, Wading River, New York 11792, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, national origin or handicapping condition in the educational programs or activities which it operates, and it is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 not to discriminate in such a manner. The policy of non-discrimination includes the following areas: recruitment and appointment of employees; employment pay and benefits; counseling services for students; access by students to educational programs, course offerings and student activities.

The district complies with the Title IX requirements. Inquiries in this regard should be directed to the Superintendent of Schools, Little Flower UFSD, 2460 North Wading River Road, Wading River, New York 11792. The district official responsible for the coordination of activities relating to compliance with Section 504 and the district official responsible for the coordination of activities relating to compliance with the State's Human Rights Laws is Cynthia Stachowski and she may be reached at the District Office, 2460 North Wading River Road, Wading River, New York 11792. Officials will provide information, including compliant procedures to any student or employee who feels that his or her rights under Title IX, or Section 504, or the State's Human Rights Laws may have been violated by the District or its officials.