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Susan E. Wiley Elementary School

Scudder Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4014
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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.
Students: 797
Faculty: 63

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.



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Young Flutists Hone Their Skills

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Student-musicians from the district’s elementary schools and Copiague Middle School participated in the Long Island Flute Festival held at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School on Nov. 18.

The Long Island Flute Festival is organized by the Long Island Flute Club and offers the opportunity to flutists of all ages to participate in a day of performances, workshops and concerts. Copiague student-musicians had the chance to work on a solo piece at their level, rehearse music in an ensemble setting with students from other schools at their level, watch a concert given by world-renowned flutist Robert Dick, and perform their ensemble pieces as a group in a concert for their parents. 

The district congratulates the following student participants: Madison Allen; Malik Andilza; Caitlyn Carrington; Anamaria Espinosa; Alexa Gourdette; Mariska Kroog; Noemi Marmol; Esmeralda Clara Sanchez; Evelyn Sarmiento; Alyson Tenebro; Vania Vallejo Vasquez; Keyrin Yanes; and Alexa Zepherin.

Colorful Notes to Brighten Day for Veterans

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In recognition of Veterans Day, students in Jeanne Daly’s art classes and members of the Art Club at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School decorated and wrote messages of thanks to local veterans. After colorfully designing the covers, students acknowledged the dedication and bravery of those who served the country. The cards, about 200 in total, will be mailed to the Northport VA Medical Center. 

Reading Together Builds Literacy Skills

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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. 

Two Take Top Honors in Local Veterans Essay Contest

Two Take Top Honors in Local Veterans Essay Contest
Two students from Susan E. Wiley Elementary School were recently named winners in the Town of Babylon’s Veterans Awareness Week Essay contest. Fourth-grader Devin Trinca was awarded first place and a $100 gift card for his essay. Third-grader Hunter Legette took second place and received a $75 gift card for his submission. The students and their families were recognized at a Veterans Awareness Week ceremony at Babylon Town Hall on Nov. 3. 

Wiley Students Get Energized

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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. 

Pumpkins, Parades and Plenty of Spirit

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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.

BOE Recognized for Service, Dedication

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In celebration of School Board Recognition week, the Copiague School District Board of Education was honored for its service prior to the Oct. 16 meeting. 

The Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Madrigals performed “Rise Up” with a solo by Elenys Diaz and “We Are the World,” led by choral director Gina Occhiogrosso. The National Art Honor Society presented a painting of an eagle with words of inspiration. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon thanked the board for their advocacy and support of students. “You make Copiague a place where people want to work and students want to be educated,” she said. 

Donations were made on behalf of the Copiague Board of Education. They included donations to the Everett E. Newman III Scholarship Fund, Cystic Fibrosis Ride for Life, Friends of Karen from Copiague Association of Principals. The Copiague Supervisory Association donated to Jillian’s Journey, Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life, while the Copiague Teachers Association made donations to the Circle of Love Food Bank and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Food Pantry. The Copiague Teachers Aides and Assistants Association contributed to the Everett E. Newman III Scholarship Fund and the Copiague PTA Council made a donation to the Everett E. Newman Scholarship Fund and provided refreshments for the evening. 

The Perfect Pick

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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.

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