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Deauville Gardens East Elementary School

100 Deauville Boulevard
Copiague, New York 11726
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Joseph A. Buccello
Assistant Principal: Jean Ann Crespo

Hours (Grades K-5): 9:05am – 3:15 pm
Students: 450



Deauville Gardens East Elementary School serves approximately 450 students from kindergarten through grade five and provides a variety of experiences to support the social, emotional and academic well-being of students. The collaborative atmosphere, well-trained and highly qualified staff and student-centered philosophy foster an environment which truly benefits children.

In order to provide a meaningful and effective education, maximize student growth and meet the requirements of the Common Core Standards, a variety of programs and approaches are utilized. Guided Reading is the foundation of the Balanced Literacy program that is embraced in order to challenge each individual student at his or her appropriate level. Math is taught by allowing students to experiment with concepts and create their own understanding of material. In addition, a number of after-school programs and clubs present students with opportunities to explore new interests.

At Deauville Gardens East, we recognize that a strong partnership between the school and home is essential for a positive and productive educational experience. Staff members work closely with the PTA and families to provide enriching experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom.


Current News

Deauville Gardens East Shows its Competitive Side

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The students at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School laced up their sneakers and readied for the competition during this year’s field activities on May 22-24, divided by grade levels. Ribbons were awarded to individual runners in the distance race and teams competed head to head in the obstacle course. Some of the challenges included teamwork, speed, agility and balance as they battled for the title for their team. Students got in their physical activity while also connecting with classmates. As they rotated through different stations, onlookers cheered for their teams.

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Date Added: 6/2/2023

Fourth Grade Catapults

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Fourth grade students in Ms. Cranmer and Ms. Coogan’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School explored how elastic potential energy worked by building their own catapults.

Date Added: 5/23/2023

Copiague Connects with Community at annual summit

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Community members came together to join Copiague School District administrators, staff, board of education members and students to showcase the many highlights offered in all the schools during the Community Summit on May 13 at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.

Copiague School District’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon welcomed guests to the annual event, which serves to celebrate the many accomplishments and accolades of the district. Copiague School District Board of Education President Kenneth Urban thanked those in attendance for coming together to get a firsthand view of the district’s successes and support its students. “We are very proud of what our students and staff accomplish here in the Copiague,” he said. “We are always moving forward and making changes as needed to ensure our students get everything they need and deserve to be successful.”

As part of the opening ceremony in the auditorium, Dr. Bannon invited select groups of students to the stage to speak about their unique experiences in the school district. Members of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School mock trial team, the elementary school Project Beyond students, Copiague Middle School Studio Art students, the Copiague Middle School Civics Club and students in the electrical training program spoke about how they have benefited and learned from these programs.

In the school’s gymnasium, there were performances by the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School vocal jazz members, the dance teams from Great Neck Road, Susan E. Wiley and Deauville Gardens East elementary schools, the Copiague Middle School Dance Club and the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Zumba Club. 

In the cafeteria and gymnasium, clubs, programs, organizations and enrichment activities showcased their various offerings for attendees. Some of the highlights included the robotics team demonstrations, the police department’s Girls on the Go program, the electronic music lab, STEM learning, science research students and art offerings.

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Date Added: 5/17/2023

Kindergarten Trip to the Library

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The kindergarten students from Deauville Gardens East Elementary School visited the Copiague Public Library with their class on May 9. The kindergartners toured the library, guided by a librarian, and learned about all the offerings they have. After a read aloud, the students paired up and went on a scavenger hunt to find different objects around the library.

Date Added: 5/10/2023

Colorful Sneaker Designs

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Fourth and fifth grade students at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School worked with Ms. Embleton on creating sneaker designs inspired by their favorite snacks. Students practiced researching graphic design jobs, fashion design ideas and visual references to begin their own projects. Students then hung their projects in the gym to bring in more color and promote staying active.

Date Added: 4/25/2023

Comic book artists at Deauville Gardens East

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Students in Ms. Embleton's morning Comic Art Club at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School have been working on character design, storytelling and self-promotion. These artists are turning their own stories to life by creating complex character turnarounds and developing comic books that detail conflict and solutions. At their most recent art show, these students hosted their first Comic Con and handed out stickers they created to promote their comic ideas.

Date Added: 4/24/2023

Fun with Flamingos

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Kindergartners at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are dreaming about warmer weather as they use simple shapes to draw their very own flamingos. Throughout the lesson students learned facts about flamingos, recreated their natural environments and even did a flamingo dance.

Date Added: 4/20/2023

Family Literacy Night Combines Reading and STEM

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Deauville Gardens East Elementary School recently held a family literacy night for students in grades three through five. After listening to the read aloud “After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again” by Dan Santat, the students participated in a paper airplane STEM challenge. In the read aloud, Humpty showed persistence and determination in creating a paper airplane because he is too afraid to climb the wall again and misses being close to the birds. They created a paper airplane and tested it out. The students then had to adjust their plane in some way and test it out again to see how their adjustment effected the flight of the plane.

Date Added: 4/10/2023