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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.


Important Information

Deauville Gardens East Kindergarten Orientation
Thursday, August 24
For information call: (631) 842-3320

Current News

Sensing Spring

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First grade students in Ms. Scheuermann’s English as a New Language class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School used their five senses to write about spring. The students wrote sentences about the changes they noticed, what they observed and how the new season affected their five senses.

Date Added: 5/23/2024

Fourth Graders Showcase Math Skills

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Fourth graders in Mrs. Spizuco’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are preparing for fifth grade. They are ending the school year learning all about decimals and have been applying their knowledge of fractions with denominators of 10 and 100. The fourth graders worked together to write the equivalent money amount in decimal form using dimes and pennies. Students had fun using pretend money manipulatives to showcase their understanding of fractions and decimals.

Date Added: 5/21/2024

Copiague Students Presented with Suffolk Zone Awards

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Twelve students in the Copiague School District were recently the recipients of Leadership Awards presented by the Suffolk Zone of New York State AHPERD. Each year, two students are selected from fifth grade, eighth grade and 12th grade from each school district in Suffolk County to be recognized for their outstanding leadership and excellence in physical education. These students demonstrate hard work, dedication and make a positive impact within their physical education setting throughout the school year. 

The Copiague physical education and athletics department congratulates the 2024 recipients of the Leadership Awards:
Deauville Gardens East Elementary School: Shayla Hunter and Steven Sime Rodriguez
Deauville Gardens West Elementary School: Danika Eldora and Jadiel Vinas-Peralta
Susan E. Wiley Elementary School: Ismely Valera Flores and Hamlet Lora
Great Neck Road Elementary School: Jurnyi Payton and Michael Sime Estevez
Copiague Middle School: Kayden Callaghan and Taraji Lewis
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School: Joshua Osofsky and Rosangel Peralta Plasencia


Date Added: 5/17/2024

Fifth Grade Experiments with Salt During Science

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Fifth graders in Ms. Jaacks’ and Ms. Ozelsancak’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School recently completed salty science experiments. To determine if salt dissolved in water was a chemical or physical change, the students wrote on black paper using salt. After making their predications, the fifth graders discovered that since the water evaporated and the salt was left on the paper, it was a physical change.

Date Added: 5/8/2024

Students Learn the Art of Printing Process

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Student-artists at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School learned a new technique during a recent lesson in Ms. McLaughlin’s art classes. As part of a lesson on the printing process, the students learned how to create jelly plate prints which uses a gelatin-based ink. Following a lesson on the tools used during the printing process, the students rolled out the ink on the plates to create different textures and lines. In a subsequent lesson, students used a second layer of ink and spring-themed stencils to create negative space on the prints.

Date Added: 5/2/2024

Blooming with Geometry

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Fourth grade students in Mrs. Cranmer’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School have recently discovered that math comes in all shapes and sizes. With protractors in hands, the students have been working on their geometry unit learning different types of lines and angles. They enjoyed drawing and measuring angles using protractors, finding the measure of an unknown angle and learning how to find complementary and supplementary angles. Their hard work is on display in the hallway bulletin board.

Date Added: 5/1/2024

Fourth Graders Get Creative with Poetry Pieces

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Fourth graders at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are blooming poets. In celebration of National Poetry Month, they recently completed their English language arts unit on poetry. Students learned about different styles and elements of poetry and how to incorporate figurative language into their writing. They then wrote and published their favorite pieces at the end of the unit. The fourth grade classes celebrated their creativity by having a publishing party, reading aloud their pieces to the class.

Date Added: 4/17/2024

Stitching with the Sewing Club

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Students in Mrs. McLaughlin’s sewing club at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School have been working hard on designing and creating their own plushies. These artists drew their own designs, cut their felts, and assembled their piece using three different types of stitches.

Date Added: 4/11/2024

Deauville Gardens East Hosts Second Literacy Evening

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On March 14, Deauville Gardens East Elementary School held a second literacy night for students in grades three through five. Students and their families gathered in the gym, and listened to Principal Mr. Buccello read aloud the “Word Collector” by Peter H. Reynolds. School counselor Mrs. Mullady, dressed as Jerome, the story’s main character, acted out the story as it was being read aloud.

Afterward, students moved to their classrooms to participate in glow in the dark activities. Each student received a glow stick upon arrival. Third graders played Scrabble with floor-sized pieces and worked together to unscramble sentences. Fourth and fifth graders had a synonym scavenger hunt. They each were given a list of words. The synonyms for their word list were written in invisible ink and posted around the room. Students used a black light pen to find the matching synonym and record it on their paper.

Fourth and fifth graders also made a fortune teller with comprehension prompts to use when reading. All students wrote a word that tells about themselves to add to the school’s “Word Collector” display. All students went home with two books, a copy of the “Word Collector” and a second book of their choice.

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Date Added: 4/9/2024

Video: Monster Creations Come to Life

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Date Added: 4/2/2024

Students Honored by Local Knights of Columbus

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Copiague School District students were recognized by members of the Knights of Columbus for their participation in the organization’s annual poster and essay contests at the March 11 board of education meeting at Copiague Middle School.

The poster contest, now in its 14th year, garnered more than 250 entries to tackle the issue of drug and alcohol abuse. Students received a certificate and gift card sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Ten students from Copiague School District were chosen as winners. The district congratulates the following students for their winning entries: Sophia Viacava (Copiague Middle School); Hailey Hitzel (Copiague Middle School); Aliyah Fernandez (Copiague Middle School); Nauddys Sanchez DeJesus (Copiague Middle School); Mia Guillen (Deauville Gardens East Elementary School); Olivia Charles (Susan E. Wiley Elementary School); Daniela Rodriguez (Susan E. Wiley Elementary School); Marek Gonzalez (Deauville Gardens East Elementary School); Sallyiah Abdullah (Deauville Gardens East Elementary School); and Yamila Guiterrez (Deauville Gardens East Elementary School).

This year’s annual essay contest focused on the concept of religious liberty. Each student winner received a gift card and council certificate. From Copiague Middle School, this year’s Knights of Columbus essay contest winners were: Keyrin Hernandez Burgos (first place), Jaden Rose (second place) and Aiden Lopez (third place).

Date Added: 3/25/2024