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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

 

Six Islip Student-Musicians and Their Parents Participate in PEAK

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Commack Road Elementary School fourth graders Lyla Addeo, Lily Ahlgren, Makenzy Covelli, Gemma Mormile, Chase O’Reilly and Marleigh Stumme represented Islip in the Parents, Educators, and Kids Festival held on Oct. 22 at Northport High School. At PEAK, 200 student-musicians selected from Suffolk County elementary schools participated in a series of musical workshops led by master educators from across Long Island. Each session highlighted different aspects of a typical general music curriculum. This year, these workshops included singing games, musical theater, parachute, ukulele, chorus, dance cardio and folk dancing.  

“What makes PEAK unique is that students participate along with their parents, which helps to foster the bond between parents and their children through music,” Commack Road music teacher Michael Baur said. “It is incredible to watch the joy on a child’s face as they watch their parent sing, dance, play and improvise along with them.”

Date Added: 11/18/2022



Commack Road Holds Seventh Annual Power of Pink Day

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Commack Road Elementary School held its seventh annual Power of Pink Day on Oct. 21. Students and staff were encouraged to wear something pink that day in support of the Jeanette M. Feminella Memorial Scholarship Fund – a tribute to the school’s former principal – and the Islip Breast Cancer Coalition.

Throughout the month, Cathy Nieves’ fourth-grade class also sold pink bracelets for $2, pink ribbons to be tied on the school fence for $1, and personalized pink ribbons for $5. Their efforts raised over $750 for the two charities. The $5 ribbons were displayed in front of the building’s main entrance on Power of Pink Day.

Date Added: 10/31/2022

 

Islip Holds Informational ENL Parent Orientation

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The Islip School District English as a New Language Department held its annual Parent Orientation at Islip High School on Oct. 13, providing parents with important presentations such as an overview of Islip’s English Language Learner program as well as ParentSquare and Infinite Campus. Parents also had an opportunity to sign up for school PTAs and meet ENL teachers and principals for each building.

Date Added: 10/19/2022

Islip Community Enjoys a Day of Pride and Fun at Homecoming

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Islip celebrated homecoming on Sept. 24 with an action-packed day of community pride and engaging activities, blessed by sunshine and crisp weather. Led by fire trucks, members of the Board of Education, district and school administrators, and Islip High School alumni, the parade began at Town Hall at noon. Each of the district’s schools joyfully marched with banners waving, while high schoolers presented grade-level floats making creative use of pop culture, from Marvel and pirates to “Stranger Things” and “Toy Story.”

Islip’s younger students then enjoyed a fabulous carnival on the soccer field, replete with games of skill and inflatable slides, before the varsity football team kicked off its big game against Half Hollow Hills West. At halftime, Homecoming King Connor Autera and Homecoming Queen Olivia Gardner were announced to the cheers of the Homecoming Court and the “Bleacher Creature” students in the stands, followed by exceptional performances by the school’s cheerleaders, kickline, marching band and color guard. Although the Bucs sadly did not prevail in their contest, it was nonetheless a marvelous day to remember for the Islip community.

“Islip High School’s homecoming was sensational,” Principal Dr. Lara Gonzalez said. “The large number of students of all ages and community members who turned out to watch the parade down Main Street, participate in the homecoming carnival and root for our Buccaneers during the football game was a testament to the pride Islip takes in its school system. I am so impressed by the level of school spirit and support for our high school.”

Date Added: 10/3/2022

 

Commack Road ENL Students Take Advantage of “Paw”sitive Reading Strategy

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English Language Learners at Commack Road Elementary School are using “pointer paws” to support fluency and accuracy while making reading fun. These literacy tools are one of several great reading strategies used by the school’s ENL teachers.

Date Added: 10/1/2022