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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: Janine Proulx


 
Hours:

(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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Technology Messages Promote Safety and Security

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Teachers and students at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School learned about the importance of cybersecurity and safety in October as part of the district’s monthly community theme. Director of Technology Kelly Urraro and fourth grade teacher Jennifer Rosario did a spotlight with staff about safety and security with technology. Ms. Rosario’s fourth graders learned about Stop, Connect, Download and the importance of keeping computers and passwords safe. Students challenged their knowledge with the CyberSmart training program and practiced detecting phishing emails and password management. To wrap up the activities for the month, students invited Ms. Urraro into the classroom to ask questions about the district’s policies and procedures.    

Living Safely

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Kelly Urraro, director of technology and Susan E. Wiley Elementary School fifth grade teacher Jennifer Rosario presented a spotlight on Copiague School District’s October monthly theme: Living Safely. The staff learned about cybersecurity and the importance of keeping our devices safe. Teachers walked away with many lessons to use in their classrooms.

A is for Apple with Wiley Kindergartners

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Kindergarten students at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School are head over heels for apples this October. The students are learning about the fall season and are incorporating everything apple into their lessons. The classes read different books about apples, charted their favorite apples by color, wrote descriptive words about apples and labeled the different parts of the apple. The kindergartners also tasted different apple products, such as applesauce, apple pie and apple butter.


Copiague Honors Achievements of its Alumni

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Copiague School District celebrated the 22nd annual Hall of Achievement induction ceremony by recognizing alumni who have made a positive impact on the school and community. Invited guests and honorees gathered in the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School cafeteria following the homecoming festivities on Oct. 19.

The five new inductees – which brings the total number of members to 105 – are: Anthony Cipriano, Class of 1988; Richard Lynch, Class of 1982; Kelly Mooney, Class of 2000; Nadia Pepe, Class of 2000 and Yaniriz Rodriguez, Class of 1999. 

“Each inductee will serve as a source of inspiration for the students of Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School,” said Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Principal Joseph Agosta. “Each inductee will serve as a positive example for our students, building a sense of pride for the Copiague graduates past, present and future.”

“This year’s inductees, like those before them, are outstanding individuals, each of them have many memories of growing up in Copiague and going through our school system,” said Brian Sales, Board of Education president. “They have continued the tradition of Eagle pride throughout their lives and careers.” 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon welcomed guests and honorees to the ceremony. “In honoring successful past graduates of Copiague School District, the Hall of Achievement’s primary purpose is to introduce these alumni as positive and motivating role models to our entire school community,” she said. “We keep these role models connected in a variety of ways to our schools and students. By the nature of their accomplishments and service, the inductees of the Hall of Achievement inspire our students to reach for high goals. As students of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School pass through our main hallway and the Hall of Achievement every day, they can stop and read about the accomplishments of our inductees.”

Mr. Cipriano coaches the wrestling team at Copiague and teaches physical education at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School. Through the years, he has coached four county champion wrestlers, 25 All-County wrestlers, 130 All-League wrestlers and has had county finalists for the last three years. He currently serves as the Suffolk director of U.S.A. Wrestling.

Mr. Lynch joined the New York City Police Department in 1986, working in the anti-crime unit and robbery squad. In 1996, he was promoted to detective 3rd grade. During his time as detective in the next 10 years, he received citations for excellent policy duty as well as meritorious and honorable mentions and a Silver Star. Since his retirement in 2006, Mr. Lynch has been a security guard in the Copiague School District.

Ms. Mooney has been involved with Copiague School District in some capacity since kindergarten. After graduating from Quinnipiac University with a communication degree, she joined Syntax Communications as an assistant account executive and was assigned to Copiague School District. Now an accounts director, Ms. Mooney still oversees the district, in addition to several other school districts and account executives. 

Ms. Pepe has also remained an active member of the Copiague School District and community. She began working at the Copiague Memorial Public Library in high school and still remains an employee there today as a library assistant. Ms. Pepe graduated from Dowling College with a degree in psychology. With three children in the Copiague School District, she is actively involved in volunteering at Susan E. Wiley and Copiague Middle School’s PTA, extracurricular activities, fifth grade booster club and is a Girl Scout troop leader.

Ms. Rodriguez came to the Copiague School District at the age of 7 from the Dominican Republic and credits her teachers for helping her learn English. In high school, she was a member of the Spanish Club, Humanities Club, Intercultural Club, National Honor Society and vice president of the senior class. She graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a bachelor’s degree in education and received a master’s degree in education from LIU/Post. Since 2003, Ms. Rodriguez has been an English Language Learners teacher at Babylon School District. In 2018, she was awarded the New York Sen. Boyle Teachers of Excellence Award.


Sunflowers Lessons for Second Graders

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Second graders in Terri Alzmann’s class at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School participated in math fun. Students worked in pairs to estimate and measure the diameter of their sunflowers. The students then compared the lengths of sunflowers. Finally, students estimated and then counted the seeds of a sunflower using groups of 10.

 

Sun, Fun and School Spirit During Homecoming

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Showing off their Copiague spirit, the community and schools came together to celebrate the district’s homecoming on Oct. 19. Kicking off with spirit week activities at the elementary schools and a pep rally at the high school on Friday, students and staff were beaming with school pride in the days leading up to the big game.

Gathering for the parade at Great Neck Road Elementary School, school and community organizations came together to march to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. The Copiague Little Ladies cheerleaders and Copiague Youth League football marched alongside elementary school organizations including the Susan E. Wiley Dance Club and student council and students from Copiague Middle School and Great Neck Road, Deauville Gardens East and Deauville Gardens West elementary schools.

The freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes showed off their creativity with different Disney-themed floats including “Toy Story,” “Moana,” “Coco” and “The Lion King.” Back at Walter G. O’Connell High School, the Copiague Eagles took the field against the Half Hollow Hills East Thunderbirds. Despite their best efforts, the Eagles couldn’t come out with the homecoming win.

The varsity cheerleaders and step team entertained the crowds during the halftime show. The homecoming court from each grade – including homecoming king Malik Leftenant and homecoming queen Brianna Gomez – were formally announced  and recognized in front of the Eagle’s Nest.

Later that evening, the district held its 22nd annual Hall of Achievement induction ceremony, recognizing five alumni who have made positive contributions to both their community and school district. This year’s inductees were: Anthony Cipriano, Class of 1988; Richard Lynch, Class of 1982; Kelly Mooney, Class of 2000; Nadia Pepe, Class of 2000; and Yaniriz Rodriguez, Class of 1999.  


Meet the Assistant Principal

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In celebration of October as National Principals Month, this October we will be spotlighting our assistant principals. Up next, Susan E. Wiley Elementary School Assistant Principal, Janine Proulx. 

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Perfect Pumpkin Experiment

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Second graders in Diana Daniels and Jennifer Smith’s class at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School did an exciting science experiment involving a pumpkin, vinegar, baking soda and dish soap. They discovered what happened when all of those ingredients are mixed together inside a pumpkin. It caused a chemical reaction!


A Peaceful Celebration

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To commemorate International Peace Day on Sept. 20, Susan E. Wiley Elementary School signed a schoolwide banner to display in the hallway as a promise to be peaceful. Each class also celebrated peace day with different activities. For example, one fourth grade class wrote notes on Post-Its and displayed them in the shape of a peace sign outside their classroom. In the fifth grade, classes took their peaceful messages outside as they created chalk murals on the sidewalk outside the school featuring what peace means to them.