Welcome to Commack Road Elementary School
300 Commack Road
Islip, NY 11751
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School Hours: 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m
Main Office: (631) 650-8600
Fax: (631) 650-8608
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8605
Nurse’s Office: (631) 650-8625
Nurse's Office Fax: (631) 650-8628
Attendance: (631) 650-8610
A TRIBUTE TO THE WONDER THAT IS COMMACK ROAD
As I write this final tribute to the wonderful children of Commack Road,
who bring a smile to my face each and every day, I am filled with tears
of joy which are tempered with tears of sadness.
The overwhelming joy is that I pass the leadership of this marvelous
school to an outstanding and accomplished leader, Mr. James Cameron, the
current Assistant Principal of the Islip Middle School. The sadness I
experience is the loss of my daily interactions with your greatest
treasure, your beloved children.
The faculty, which is the heart and soul of your school was
meticulously, and professionally crafted by your beloved principal, Mrs.
Jeannette Feminella. Her, "quest for the best" forged a school driven
to achieve as daily we, "Welcome Friends" just as she would greet all
the children each day. The main office is diligent and efficient thanks
to Mrs. Branch and Mrs. Splaine who are the gatekeepers of safety for
your children. Our head custodian, Mr. DeChirico, is a marvel and model
for cleanliness and efficiency. Last but not least, we recognize of
our wonderful PTA who's caring and dedication makes our school the
vibrant enjoyable place children look forward to coming each day. These
qualities, have given license and empowerment to all the employees who
have created this outstanding school.
As for the professional staff assembled through the years, I can now say
unequivocally that they are the finest and most caring group I have
encountered through my 43 years in education ranging from teacher to
The teachers have much to be proud of in terms of their goals achieved this year.
- An outstanding Departmentalization Program in Fifth Grade.
- Creation of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) room.
- Implementation of CRES TV in the cafeteria and lobby due to the able assistance of Mr. Mike Baur.
- Forged and enhanced cultural awareness through Diversity Night spearheaded by Mrs. Jenn Beck.
- Re-configured the grade level and constellation of the
building for a safer school and time maximized to increase instruction.
- Forging an alliance with the parents and community as they are
greeted each day with an inviting and user friendly lobby.
As you enter the building for graduation this June, you will see a
BEAUTIFUL mural created by your talented loving children under the
supervision of your innovative Art Teacher Mrs. Bethany Majestic.
Numerous children of many cultures are depicted along with the lyrics
from the Crosby, Stills & Nash song "Wooden Ships" as they sing, "If
you smile at me I will understand, because that is something everybody
everywhere does in the same language."
I will fondly exit CRES on June 30th with this "smile" for innumerable
reasons. However, the one treasured thought recently articulated by a
wonderful mom will forever be embedded in my heart. This caring
individual took me aside and said, "Mr. McCarthy, I know you are sad to
leave, but it is OK now, there is children's laughter in the halls once
again." This heartfelt comment without a doubt is the greatest
complement of my life and a goal every principal strives to achieve!
Thank you for sharing the gift of your children with me each day!