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Deauville Gardens East Elementary School

100 Deauville Boulevard
Copiague, New York 11726
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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

All Eyes on Display

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Fourth-graders in Kristina Sudano’s class at Deauville Gardens East were recently assigned an “eye-opening” project. As part of their plant and animal structures unit, students made 3-D models of the eye. The models included all the major components of the eye along with an essay about its function. Some of the projects were chosen for display at the district’s annual Community Summit on March 18.

Spirited Students Celebrate Seuss

Spirited Students Celebrate Seuss

In conjunction with their Pick A Reading Partner spirit week celebration, students at Deauville Gardens East recognized Dr. Seuss’ birthday/Read Across America Day on March 2 by dressing in hats, crazy hair and Dr. Seuss-themed attire.

Royals Step Out for the Ball

Royals Step Out for the Ball

It was a royal ball for elementary students and their families at the Prince and Princess Ball at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School on Feb. 17. This year’s theme was A Night in Paris Valentine’s Ball.

Dressed in their best attire, students posed for pictures in the photo booths set up at the entrance. Inside the Valentines-themed cafeteria, students connected with their friends to dance the night away. The princes and princesses also had a chance to dance and spend quality time with their “dates” as they enjoyed food, dancing and games.

All proceeds from the annual event go to the Corey Swinson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School seniors.

Honesty Is Beautiful

Honesty Is Beautiful

Dressed in a rainbow of colors, the kindergarten classes at Deauville Gardens East highlighted the importance of honesty during their monthly character education assembly on Feb. 15.

Each month, the school chooses one character education trait to recognize. As a culminating activity, the students presented their “Honesty Is Beautiful” assembly featuring each kindergarten class reciting poems about honesty.

To recognize the importance of honesty, teachers use character education books and lessons for each grade level. Students who are caught showing off their good character trait receive a character counts card. In March, Deauville Gardens East will highlight courage.

Celebrating 100 Days of Learning

Celebrating 100 Days of Learning

Dressed as if they were 100 years old, students at Deauville Gardens East and Great Neck Road elementary schools celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 17. Donning their gray hair, glasses and canes, students spent the day engaged in different activities related to the number 100 such as creating posters filled with 100 different items.

Award-winning Posters, Essays Send Positive Messages


During the Feb. 13 Board of Education meeting, students were recognized for their winning entries in the annual Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Art Poster Contest and essay contest on religious freedom and diversity.

In front of family and friends, former Grand Knight Bob Waidler and members of the Our Lady of the Assumption Council of the Knights of Columbus awarded each student a certificate of participation and a gift certificate provided by the Knights. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon, Board of Education members, Coordinator of Fine Arts Jennifer Pierre-Louis and Copiague Middle School social studies teachers Kristin Alfarano and Andrea Hernandez were on hand to congratulate the winners.

The art poster winners were: Deauville Gardens East’s Tiana Newman (alcohol 8-11 group); Copiague Middle School’s Kenneth Tejada (alcohol 12-14 group); Copiague Middle School’s Denise Garcia (drugs 8-11 group); Copiague Middle School’s Cathrine Sakin (drugs 12-14 group); and Great Neck Road’s runner-up Kelvin Reyes-Verde.

The essay contest winners were Copiague Middle School seventh-graders Ileana Fernandez (first place), Richard Queensborough (second place) and Alex Iglesias (third place).