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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

Telephone Directory

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:  https://bit.ly/2PFGZBY or by scanning this QR Code with any smart phone.  

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Together, we can make Commack Road better every day!

Gratefully,



James F. Cameron
Principal




Commack Road Students Share Via New “Gumball” Billboard

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At Commack Road, a new interactive bulletin board brought new energy to last month’s holiday season. After teachers worked to construct the board, students cut out and chose “gumballs” to share how they give joy to others, reflecting the theme of “We ‘Chews’ to Give Joy.” Each month, the theme of the board will change, with January’s current theme being “We ‘Chews’ to Set Goals.”

Islip to Send 47 Student-Musicians to Perform at SCMEA All-County

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A total of 47 students from Islip were chosen for the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s 2020 All-County festivals, which feature the top student musicians in the county in grades 5 through 10 (the grade 11 and 12 festival was held earlier in the school year).  Rehearsals and concert performances for these students will take place in March.

Fifth and sixth graders selected for the SCMEA Division I All-County Chorus were Vaughan Gerrard, Sofia Mara and Bridget Slattery of Commack Road; Connor Clifford and Olivia Pacifico of Sherwood; and Addison DeFalco, Lucas Jordan and Juliana Sclafani of the middle school.   

Fifth and sixth graders selected for the SCMEA Division I All-County Band were Nicholas Gulick of Commack Road; Ali Guzman, Matthew Levy and Carissa Zaneski of Sherwood; and Connor Ancipink, Jasmin Fields-Robinson and Jaydn Zink of the middle school.                   

Fifth and sixth graders selected for the SCMEA Division I All-County Orchestra were Fallan Rao of Commack Road; Isabella Conzo of Sherwood; and Ryan Nieves and Avery Roche of the middle school.                   

Middle school seventh and eighth graders selected for SCMEA Division II All-County were Jessica Cruz, Sabrina Frazer, Olivia Johnson, Louise Kane, Jake Mulholland and Jacob Schifter (band); Emma Cirulnick, Skylar Greene, Rebecca Leo, Michelle Quinteros, Annalee Thorn, Daniel Turk and Jolie Williams (chorus); and Alexander Baaden, Lia Guzman, Lauren Limmer, Daniel Rubinson and Delaney Tauer (orchestra).                  

High school freshmen and sophomores selected for SCMEA Division III All-County were Hannah Evans (band); Richie Castronova, Leah Cyran, Brendan Farrell, Maggie Frazer, Isabella Green, Madelynn Lang, Alan Lawrence and Ryan Van Nostrand (chorus); and Kaitlyn Trocchio (orchestra).



Commack Road and Wing Students Write More Than 500 Make-A-Wish Letters

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Commack Road and Wing again participated in the Macy’s Make-A-Wish letter writing campaign. For each letter written, Macy’s will donate a dollar to the Make-a-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes for critically ill children. Last year, the two schools’ students wrote a total of 448 letters, topped this year by an outstanding 538 letters, 287 from Commack Road and 251 from Wing.

Commack Road Staff Gets “Elfed” by the Leadiators

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As a way to spread cheer and good tidings this holiday season, Commack Road’s Leadiators – a teacher-selected group of fourth and fifth grade students who exemplify good character – donned their elf hats and secretly “Elfed” the school’s staff.  

Five Islip String Students Set to Perform at LISFA

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For the first time in more than 10 years, Islip’s music department is participating in the Long Island String Festival, with five of the district’s string musicians selected to attend.

The high school’s Shannon Brody and Leah Cyran (prepared by teacher Zachary Butterfield) will perform at the LISFA secondary concert, to be held Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip.

Commack Road’s Fallon Rao and Natalie Rodriguez (prepared by teacher Rachel Tria) and Sherwood’s Isabella Conzo (prepared by teacher Holly Markee) will perform at the LISFA intermediate concert, to be held Jan. 26 at Northport High School.

“I congratulate these students and all the teachers – music and otherwise – who have made this achievement possible,” said Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts.


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