1400 Great Neck Road
Copiague, New York 11726
Hours: (Grades K-5) 9:05am – 3:15 pm
Principal: Karla Cangelosi
Assistant Principal: Janine Proulx
Great Neck Road Elementary School provides a challenging and supportive academic program for approximately 525 students in kindergarten through grade five. The faculty at Great Neck Road works closely with students in many areas to instill in them a lifelong desire to learn.
Great Neck Road teachers and staff are involved in several educational initiatives dedicated to promoting creative and critical thinking and to achieve grade level proficiency in reading, mathematics, and English Language Arts. In addition to the strong support programs dedicated to assisting students in need, there is also a renowned Talented and Gifted program which provides students with an opportunity to explore subjects beyond the scope of the standard curriculum.
In addition, with help from the school's very active PTA, students are involved in numerous academic, social, and cultural programs, as well as family-oriented events and activities throughout the school year.
Kindergarten students at Great Neck Road Elementary School played doctor to their stuffed animals thanks to the Teddy Bear Clinic sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on Nov. 28.
The hands-on program helps to ease the fear of doctors and hospitals and also teaches the students about injury prevention. Stony Brook Children’s Hospital representative Erin Zazzara first spoke to the classes about different safety tips, such as wearing a helmet during sporting activities, keeping safe in the car and always wearing a seatbelt.
The students – who were dressed in their scrubs and equipped with their masks – then performed proper medical treatments on a “sick” stuffed animal or doll they had brought in from home.
After visiting the waiting room, they worked to diagnose their stuffed companions; first checking their weight and temperature before applying bandages and dispensing proper medicines based on their conditions. The students each performed different job functions, such as doctor, nurse, receptionist or pharmacist, throughout the workshop.
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.
Kindergartners in Natalia Brite’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School recently participated in a multi-disciplinary hands-on lesson using pumpkins.
The students began by painting a picture of a pumpkin using the colors red and yellow to make orange. After reading “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” they learned how pumpkins grow in all different shapes and sizes.
The young artists then became scientists, as they examined and identified the different parts of the pumpkin. Using a magnifying glass, they looked at the seeds and examined the inside of the pumpkin, touching the pulp and using different adjectives to describe the pumpkin to their classmates.
As part of National Fire Prevention Month, Great Neck Road Elementary School had a visit from the Copiague Fire Department on Oct. 17. Gathered in the cafeteria, each grade participated in the fire safety assembly conducted by volunteer members of the fire department and EMS.
Students learned fire safety tips, best practices, what to do in the event of an emergency and how to be prepared in your home with an escape route and functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. They learned how firefighters use their tools for rescue in an emergency and watched a fireman dress up in his gear.
GNR Holiday Concert 7pm
GNR PTA Meeting 6:30pm