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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

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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



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James Cameron, Principal


Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Each moment and experience in your child’s life helps contribute to his or her growth and success.  In defining #SuccessatCRES it is our hope that your child will have many of these foundational experiences at Commack Road so that he or she will achieve his/her fullest potential socially, emotionally, and academically.  

The teaching and learning community expects all children to be leaders. It is our duty to work together to unlock each child’s passion and interests. CRES strives to create learning experience that help students understand what it takes to be a productive, participatory citizen at CRES, in Islip and beyond.  Our inspiration for this work comes from Stephen Covey’s Leader in Me and Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These texts guide us in the development of a common language and consistent expectations for your children.

In addition, our team of teachers are taking our Response to Intervention (RTI) efforts to the next level this year.  We are exploring different models of support services to provide the best, research-based practices that will provide all students with the tools to achieve their fullest potential.  We will be dedicating our time to develop our craft and expanding our horizons as educators. Our goal is to provide the most dynamic, engaging learning environment for all faculty, staff, parents and students.

The love and encouragement that I receive each day from every child’s smile, high five, fist bump, handshake, or birthday wish is the fuel that keeps me going each and every day.  The support and trust that is placed in all of us at Commack Road does not go unnoticed and means the world to all of us at Commack Road Elementary!

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the many events each month.  I invite all stakeholders to let me know their thoughts about each experience at Commack Road.  Please feel free to send me an email, a note, or drop me a line to let me know how you feel things are going.   

To assist, in stakeholder feedback, I have created an online survey for all stakeholders to complete after they visit with us at Commack Road.  You can access the survey by clicking this link: or by scanning this QR Code with any smart phone.  

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Together, we can make Commack Road better every day!


James F. Cameron

Second Graders Merge Research and Poetry at Commack Road

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Prior to the end of the school year, second graders in Patricia Austin’s class at Commack Road completed animal research projects. After months of reading, researching, taking notes and creating a nonfiction book, their work was almost complete. As their projects ended, they began a poetry unit. Each student took the knowledge gained from their research and used it to create shape poems of their animals.



Broadway Isn’t Dark at Commack Road

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 During a time when live theater has been devastated by the pandemic, Bethany Majestic’s art students at Commack Road have been studying the magic of Broadway, including producers such as Julie Taymor, who offered an avant-garde visual to viewers in her stage adaptation of Disney’s animated musical “The Lion King.”

Taymor’s complex layering of textures, patterns and colors influenced by African culture, combined with the magical puppetry she introduced to Broadway, made her a master at experimental theater. Students in grades 2-5 allowed themselves to be inspired by the innovative artist when creating their own nature-based costume designs.

While roleplaying in the classroom, students created avant-garde designs to present to “Julie Taymor” herself for her new Earth Day Broadway production. Whimsical student designs, drawn with black sharpie and colored pencils, represented tornados, summer, dirt, fire, rain and other nature elements.

“These designs dance across the page, showing movement, originality, texture and elegance,” Majestic said. “I think Julie Taymor would be proud.”