Copiague, New York 11726
Principal: Cynthia Florio
Assistant Principal: Kristina Biamonte
(Grades K-2) 9:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
(Grades 3-5) 9:05 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Susan E. Wiley Elementary School's highly qualified teachers and support staff are dedicated to teaching students the skills necessary to think critically and act responsibly. The school houses approximately 795 kindergarten through fifth-grade students who participate in valuable educational experiences that revolve around developing peer relationships and enhancing the school community.
The mission of the staff at Susan E. Wiley is to create a nurturing environment that will foster in every student a love for learning that will enable them to develop the analytical and critical-thinking skills needed to succeed in society. At Susan E. Wiley students can take advantage of a variety of experiences including a STEM program, before- and after-school academic assistance programs, intramural sports, student clubs and organizations, and many other programs dedicated to helping students explore their potential.
Dressed in their pajamas, students in grades 3-5 at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School participated in a Family Literacy Night on Nov. 1.
The theme, “Read With Me,” carried over from the K-2 Family Literacy Night held last month. Students joined teachers in their classrooms to learn reading tactics such as “Read, Cover, Remember, Retell,” the “3-2-1 Strategy” and the “Two-Word Strategy.”
Students partnered with a friend and took turns reading to one another. At the end of the evening, students received a “we both read” book to bring home, where students and their parents can read together using higher-level texts for parents and age-appropriate texts for the students.
While the students read together in the classrooms, parents learned about the different reading strategies and the importance of reading together at home.
Susan E. Wiley Elementary School students learned about energy and effective practices to conserve it during a PSEG Long Island-sponsored assembly by the Energized Guyz on Oct. 25.
The program incorporated multiple characters and explored four main topics: defining energy, the uses of energy, how energy is wasted and ways to conserve it. Throughout the show, students were taught about various energy conservation methods and tactics to cut down energy waste around their homes by superhero Nikki Neutron.
“It is important that we educate and help children and their families understand the importance of energy and how to use it safely and wisely,” said Dan Eichhorn, vice president, customer services, PSEG Long Island. “The Energized Guyz performance is an opportunity to engage students while teaching them that their energy choices can make a difference in the world and for their environment.”
In addition to live performances, the program includes print and digital student playbooks, teacher guides, e-books, and digital games and activities that align with the lessons. Following the presentations, teachers reinforced topics learned during the performance with classroom activities on energy.
The Halloween spirit was soaring throughout district as students, staff and administrators celebrated in a variety of ways.
At the elementary schools, students participated in different fall-themed activities, including math/science pumpkin centers and making jack-o-lanterns. Parents cheered on as the students marched in their school’s parade to show off their costumes.
At Deauville Gardens West, there was a best pumpkin-decorating contest and students had the opportunity to trick or trick for a book throughout the day. Great Neck Road’s Halloween parade featured a medley of Halloween-themed tunes played by the school’s band. Susan E. Wiley students dressed up as their favorite storybook character. Deauville Gardens East staff dressed up as construction workers to help students “build the foundation” to a successful future.
Thanks to the generosity of the PTA, each student at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School picked their own pumpkin on Oct. 13. Class by class, students filed outside to the pumpkin patch and selected their own pumpkin to take home and decorate. After picking out the perfect pumpkin, each class lined up for a group photo.
SEW PTA Meeting 6:30pm
SEW Spring Concert 7pm