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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: Nicole Dunne

Students: 525
Faculty: 79


Welcome Letter 2019

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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

Incorporating Technology into Middle School Math

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Copiague Middle School students are hard at work in their math lessons this December. Sixth graders in Mr. Kounadis’ class are using the online program GoMath and Chromebooks to apply ratios and rates.

Eighth grade math students in Mr. Radziewicz and Mrs. Jones’ class are also working with online programs. They are graphing equations using GeoGebra, a program where they enter linear equations that are graphed online. The students then have to convert the equations to solve the problem using algebra. 

Seventh grade students in Mrs. Horigan’s class and Mrs. Ramirez’s class are practicing two-step equations. As a mini review of their lessons, the students did a scavenger hunt around the classroom to match up the equations with the answers.

Great Neck Road Takes Math Skills Global

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Students in grades three through five at Great Neck Road Elementary School showed off their mathematical skills as they went head to head against schools from across the globe as they participated in World Math Game Day, sponsored by Using their Chromebooks, the students had to accurately and quickly answer questions in addition, subtraction and multiplication during the various rounds. Some of the top scoring teams from Great Neck Road included Mrs. Mullins’s third grade class (10th place out of 232 teams) and Mrs. Maggio’s fourth grade class (17th place out of 224 teams).


Students Prep for College and Career Choices

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Setting their students up for success in their future careers and beyond, the Copiague School District held a College and Career Day for all of their schools.

Students at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School had the opportunity to learn about college life firsthand when members of the Class of 2019 visited the school. The recent graduates spoke about their college experiences so far, including courses, dorm life and being away from home. The college students answered questions and provided an inside look into the first year of college for the soon-to-be graduates.

Throughout the elementary schools, students engaged in different activities related to their potential college and career choices. Younger students dressed up in their aspiring profession, with classrooms filled with doctor, nurses, teachers, firefighters, artists and even astronauts. 

The younger grades learned all about different colleges, vocational schools and occupations, while fourth and fifth graders researched different colleges and conducted virtual tours of the campuses on their laptops. Deauville Gardens East students used their math skills and knowledge of area and perimeter to design their own dorm rooms, while first graders at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School participated in career stations and explored what it was like to be a fashion designer, architect, chef and writer.  

Second Grade Scientists at Great Neck Road

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Second graders in Stacey Barrett’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School turned into scientists when they conducted hands-on research studying the state of matter. The students first made predictions of what would happen when they put sand in a glass and mixed it with water. Using their magnifying glasses, they recorded the observations and the changes that occurred when the water and sand mixed. 


Stuffing Stocking at Great Neck Road

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In celebration of the districtwide effort of community giveback, this holiday season the fifth grade students in Kerri Maroney’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School organized a schoolwide collection of goods to help soldiers in need this holiday season. 

The class collected donations of nonperishable food items, leftover Halloween candy and toiletries to donate to soldiers and veterans from the school community. Their “stockings for soldiers” campaign yielded almost a dozen boxes of donated goods. The class also created handmade cards to include with the packages. Members of the local VFW picked up the boxes and will coordinate the delivery before the holidays. 

Welcome, Fall!

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First graders in Dayna Clair’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School are embracing the fall season this November. The students recently read “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert. As part of a hands-on activity, the students brought in their own leaves from home and created their own leaf works of art.