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Great Neck Road Elementary School

1400 Great Neck Road
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4013
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Hours: (Grades K-5) 9:05am – 3:15 pm

Principal: Karla Cangelosi
Assistant Principal: Jean Ann Crespo

Students: 525
Faculty: 79


Class Day Parent Letter

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Class Day Letter 2019 

Great Neck Road Elementary School provides a challenging and supportive academic program for approximately 525 students in kindergarten through grade five. The faculty at Great Neck Road works closely with students in many areas to instill in them a lifelong desire to learn.

Great Neck Road teachers and staff are involved in several educational initiatives dedicated to promoting creative and critical thinking and to achieve grade level proficiency in reading, mathematics, and English Language Arts. In addition to the strong support programs dedicated to assisting students in need, there is also a renowned Talented and Gifted program which provides students with an opportunity to explore subjects beyond the scope of the standard curriculum.

In addition, with help from the school's very active PTA, students are involved in numerous academic, social, and cultural programs, as well as family-oriented events and activities throughout the school year.


Current News

Hands-On Lesson Is a Hoot

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After learning about the food chain, students in Mrs. Ramstein’s fifth-grade class at Great Neck Road Elementary School got hands-on during a science lesson. The students dissected owl pellets and charted their findings, which included bones and other natural artifacts that helped to tell the story of the owls' habitats and food choices.

Poster Contest Winners Show Off Creativity

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The Kiwanis Club of Copiague sponsored its first poster contest for elementary students in the Copiague School District. The theme of the posters was what can students do to help their community. The posters were judged on their artists abilities and thoughtfulness on a topic. Winners were chosen for each grade level per elementary as well as overall winners. The top winners for each grade received a Barnes & Noble gift card.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Copiague were on hand at the April 15 Copiague School District Board of Education meeting to recognize the winners. The district congratulates the following grade level and overall winners in each school: Great Neck Road Elementary School – Hailey Wendel, Robert Kowalczyk, Yarenis Olivia, (first grade overall winner) Judith Bonilla (second grade overall winner), Moriah Exantus, Bryan Ramos and Kaia Mabli. Susan E. Wiley Elementary School – Isabella Mejia, Jaxon Risch, Katherin Palencia-Mendez, Brandon Gorgone, Kevin Saravia and Vicky Chen. Deauville Gardens West Elementary School – Josiah Morrison (kindergarten overall winner), Jasmin Nunez, Julia Marie King, Jacob Godlewski (third grade overall winner), Alexa Blanco and Adrianna Carbajal. Deauville Gardens East Elementary School – Gabryela Tejada, Mert Ergal, Aliana Deleon, Gerald Pointing, Carissa Spencer (fourth grade overall winner) and Eliana Brito Morocho (fifth grade overall winner). 

Copiague Soars at Community Summit

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It was a morning of community pride, as Copiague Public School hosted its annual Community Summit for more than 600 invited guests on March 16. Among those in attendance included the Copiague Board of Education, district administrators and staff, representatives of community organizations, local politicians and students and their families.

“The summit is an opportunity to showcase some of the things that are going on within our schools, celebrate the success we’ve had and collaborate on ways we can make things better,” board of education trustee Brian J. Sales noted in his address. Continuing, Mr. Sales shared a number of the district’s and student accomplishments. “For this board, our administration and staff, our top priority is putting children first. We are extremely proud of our results, we have spent our money wisely and effectively and we have delivered with excellent results.”

Echoing Mr. Sales’ message of success, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon presented her annual State of the Copiague Public Schools. During her address, Dr. Bannon provided an overview of district highlights, including various student accomplishments, expansion of the pre-K program and the completion of the community-approved capital project. She also provided an update on the budget process and the district’s funding.

“Over the last several years, we have stayed within the New York State tax cap,” Dr. Bannon said. “We continue to contain our costs and budget conservatively, so we can maintain the programs and services we have. If we were to see an increase in state aid, we would expand and add to our offerings, which would positively benefit our students. In a perfect world, there would be adequate and equitable funding for public education. Funding which is predictable, transparent and sustainable so that we can plan for the long term rather than year-to-year.”

With the theme “Copiague Students Soar,” the summit also featured student performances, spotlights on elementary, middle and high school programs, clubs and projects and an introduction of the Class of 2019 top ten students.

Bowled Over

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During their physical education classes, students at Great Neck Road Elementary School perfected their bowling games. The students worked on strikes and spares during this class in February.