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Deauville Gardens East Elementary School

100 Deauville Boulevard
Copiague, New York 11726
631-842-3320
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Principal: 
Joseph A. Buccello
Assistant Principal: Janine Proulx

Hours (Grades K-5): 9:05am – 3:15 pm
Students: 450

 

Deauville Gardens East Elementary School serves approximately 450 students from kindergarten through grade five and provides a variety of experiences to support the social, emotional and academic well-being of students. The collaborative atmosphere, well-trained and highly qualified staff and student-centered philosophy foster an environment which truly benefits children.

In order to provide a meaningful and effective education, maximize student growth and meet the requirements of the Common Core Standards, a variety of programs and approaches are utilized. Guided Reading is the foundation of the Balanced Literacy program that is embraced in order to challenge each individual student at his or her appropriate level. Math is taught by allowing students to experiment with concepts and create their own understanding of material. In addition, a number of after-school programs and clubs present students with opportunities to explore new interests.

At Deauville Gardens East, we recognize that a strong partnership between the school and home is essential for a positive and productive educational experience. Staff members work closely with the PTA and families to provide enriching experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

Current News

Students Are in the Zone

Students Are in the Zone photo

The Suffolk Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance sponsored the annual Physical Education Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at Bay Shore High School on May 2. Students who qualify for the award are recognized for their achievements in physical education, leadership, character and academics.

Honored at the ceremony was Copiague Middle School eighth-graders Emma Nuzzi and Werly Cormier; Deauville Gardens East Elementary School fifth-graders Chloe Allen Jackson and Taki Mason; Deauville Gardens West Elementary School fifth-graders Jailene Solomon and William Daley; Susan E. Wiley Elementary School fifth-grade students Samantha Fuentes and Alex Juszczak; and Great Neck Road Elementary School fifth-grade students Keila Corona and Anthony Armando Diaz.

Literacy Night at Deauville Gardens East

Literacy Night at Deauville Gardens East photo

Storybook characters came to life when Deauville Gardens East held a Family Literacy Night in March. Click the video to see highlights from the event.

Creativity abounds at Annual Community Summit

Creativity abounds at Annual Community Summit photo

It was a morning of creativity, community and collaboration, as Copiague Public Schools held its annual Community Summit Breakfast on March 17.

Focusing on its theme “Creativity Abounds in Copiague,” the board of education and administration welcomed various community organizations, local legislators, students and families to spotlight its programs and celebrate its successes. “Across the grades, from kindergarten to high school, a goal of the district has been to infuse our curriculum with the most cutting-edge technology, inquiry-based instruction and instruction that taps into students’ multiple intelligences,” said Dr. Kathleen Bannon, superintendent of schools. 

“I believe it is very important for our community members to see and hear what our students and staff are doing on a daily basis,” Board of Education President Laura Gavey said. “Because of the support of our community and our legislators we are very lucky that we are able to keep our programs alive in the ever-changing education system. We are fortunate that we have been able to budget properly over the last few years and our programs are still intact.”

Gavey continued her speech to discuss the need for increased state and federal funding in order to maintain its educational programs. 

During her “State of the District” address, Dr. Bannon focused on the district’s multitude of positive accomplishments and provided an update on the district’s ongoing capital project. She also mentioned the district’s 2018-19 budget process and the need for increased state funding. 

“In a perfect world, there would be adequate and equitable funding for public education,” she said. “Funding that is predictable, transparent and sustainable. So that we can plan for the long term, rather than year to year.”

The summit also featured student musical performances, spotlights on various creative student programs and projects and an introduction of the Class of 2018 top 10 students. Additionally, New York State Sen. John Brooks, Brendan Cunningham, Chief of Staff for New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, and Town of Babylon Supervisor Richard Schaffer were in attendance. 



Eye Models Get Creative

Eye Models Get Creative photo

Fourth-graders in Jennifer Spizuco’s and Kristina Sudano’s classes at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School recently completed a project, “Eye Can Show What Eye Know.” The students finished the plant and animal structure unit in science and created a 3-D model of the eye. They represented each part of the eye and wrote about and explained its function. Students were able to get creative and use any materials to display the cornea, pupil, iris, lens, retina and optic nerve.

Celebrating Literacy

Celebrating Literacy photo

Second-graders in Nancy Csorny’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday/Read Across America Day on March 2 by performing different works by the famous writer in a reader’s theater. After reading “The Lorax,” students discussed the cause and effect, the theme, and message of the story. The students made mustaches and told the Lorax’s point of view. Students also crafted truffula trees and wrote about what they would do if they found the last truffula seed.