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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: Nicole Giannini


(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.

Current News

Messages of Love

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The student council members at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School recently participated in a community outreach project. Students created decorations for Dominican Village to be displayed in their recreation room with messages of love for Valentine’s Day.

Date Added: 2/8/2023

A Carnival of Literacy

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Step right up and try your hand at literacy-based games at the carnival-themed Literacy Night at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School. Students in grades 3-5, along with their families, were invited for a special evening to come together to celebrate their love of literacy on Feb. 1.

The literacy carnival was organized by the literacy team and featured different booths for students to visit, all comprised of different phonetic and comprehension games. Students had to match different cards to words in the ducks in the pond booth. After naming different homophones, the students were able to try to ring toss game at another booth.

Students played the beanbag toss game by naming literary elements. At the basketball catch booth, students named different parts of sentences and words. To play tick-tac-toe, students received beanbags when they identified different synonyms and antonyms. Each student left the carnival with a gift bag and a book.

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Date Added: 2/6/2023

Students Honored by Board of Education

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Prior to the Jan. 23 board of education meeting, Copiague School District held its student recognition awards ceremony at Copiague Middle School. Held only twice per year, the board of education honors select students who have been chosen by administrators, teachers and staff in their respective buildings for their efforts.

The awards are presented to a small number of students for their extra special accomplishments. “Being honored is a very special award in and of itself,” said Copiague School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon. “Appearing in front of your parents, friends, community and the board of education is a distinction. Publicly recognizing excellence is our way of celebrating some of the great successes of the Copiague Schools’ programs and, at the same time, enabling us to showcase outstanding role models to our school community.”

Congratulations to the following students: Deauville Gardens East Elementary School – Carter Deegan and Juliette Peralta; Deauville Gardens West Elementary School – Hector Molina Godoy Jr. and Leslie Nunez Ramirez; Great Neck Road Elementary School – Jonathan Angulo and Brasen Cruz Meraz; Susan. E. Wiley Elementary School – Jeremy Duran and Kyle Lopez; Copiague Middle School – Caiden Cohen, Parker Cohen and Mary McClendon; and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School – Ferris Garafola, Kaia Mabli, Nalbelys Marmol Pichardo, Rashel Nunez, Edison Peguero Rosario, Kevin Pineda Guzman and Karsten Spencer.

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Date Added: 2/1/2023

Susan E. Wiley Honors Coach Cipriano

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Staff members at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School honored the late Anthony Cipriano by wearing t-shirts in his memory on Jan. 27. Mr. Cipriano was a physical education teacher at the school for 15 years and also served as the wrestling coach for Copiague.

Date Added: 1/31/2023

All-County Honors in Copiague

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Twenty-six student-musicians from the Copiague School District have been selected to participate in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County ensembles. The groups will perform at concerts on March 11 and 12.
Congratulations to the following student-musicians:
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School:
Hannah Alara (clarinet)
Raisaun Gibson (trumpet)
Daniel Kister (tenor)
Mykelle Moore (soprano)
Linda Paiz (alto)

Copiague Middle School:
Carolina Acosta-Rivera (alto)
Katelyn Agtuca (percussion)
Judith Bonilla (children’s voice)
Kaitlyn Caldwell (clarinet)
Sebastian Chavez Minaya (baritone)
Yvonne Coleman (alto)
Alejandro Claros Sanchez (baritone)
Dianna Espinal (soprano)
Katie Gonzalez (flute)
MacKensie Goodman (baritone)
Alexandra Kaleka (clarinet)
Veronica Karwowska (trumpet)
Davi Malik (alto saxophone)
Mya Lucia Nunez (trumpet)
Elias Palacios (baritone)
Isabella Rufrano (clarinet)
Gianna Viglione (baritone)

Deauville Gardens East Elementary School:
Carter Deegan (trombone)
Deauville Gardens West Elementary School: Damien Eldora (trumpet)
Susan E. Wiley Elementary School: Antonio Joseph (clarinet)
Great Neck Road Elementary School: Cole Sells (trumpet)

Date Added: 1/25/2023

Interactive Texts Connect Cross-Curricular Lessons

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As part of their social studies curriculum, students in Ms. Gaertner’s third grade class at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School have been participating in readalouds of different nonfiction texts. The interactive stories help the students connect to facts around the world while also learning to identify different text features such as sidebars, maps, charts, graphs and more.

Date Added: 1/17/2023

Gifts of Gratitude

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The second graders at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School are learning all about gratitude this December. The classes began by reading stories about gratitude. The classes discussed and brainstormed different ways they could give back to their community – such as donating and volunteering – and ways they could show gratitude. The second students created presents featuring their ideas that were displayed on their bulletin boards in the hallway.

Date Added: 12/9/2022