Welcome to Commack Road Elementary School
300 Commack Road
Islip, NY 11751
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School Hours: 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m
Main Office: (631) 650-8600
Fax: (631) 650-8608
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8605
Nurse’s Office: (631) 650-8625
Nurse's Office Fax: (631) 650-8628
Attendance: (631) 650-8610
James Cameron, Principal
Welcome to Spring Commack Road Families!
I hope Spring has finally sprung! I guess I jinxed us with my last
newsletter saying that winter has been kind to us. I take full
responsibility for that and all the achy backs due to shoveling some
real heavy snow.
As we move into the last portion of the year, it is incredibly
important to be mindful of the calendar and important events being
organized by the District, CRES PTA and Commack Road.
Just a reminder school will be closed from Friday, March 30 and will
reopen on Monday April 9. Starting on Tuesday, April 10, Commack Road
third, fourth and fifth grade students will begin the NYS ELA exam. The
students in fourth and fifth grade will be taking the ELA exam on the
computer and students in 3rd grade will be taking the exam with the
traditional paper booklets. The NYS math exam will be a paper based
testing for all three grades (3rd, 4th & 5th) and will take place
May 1 and 2. If you have decided to refuse the exams for your child
please be sure to get a letter to Mrs. Branch in the main office as soon
as possible. Waiting to turn in letters until the last minutes creates
a chaotic environment; therefore, it would be appreciated if all
letters were submitted ahead of time.
At Commack Road we have two mottos; Y.E.S. at CRES and
#SuccessatCRES. Taking care of yourself, each other and our school is
paramount to all that we do here at CRES. It is important to all of us
here at CRES to have your support in this vision. Simple acts of
kindness towards each other, and respecting each other for our
uniqueness in appearance and perspective, helps go a long way.
Recently, our fifth grade students and currently our fourth grade
students are working with the Town of Islip's Youth Bureau about
positive decision-making and the important of being drug free. It is
necessary for parents and guardians to have these conversations with
their children early and often. Opening the lines of communication is a
necessary first step in prevention.
By working together, we can ensure a positive experience for all
students, parents and staff at Commack Road. If you have any
suggestions or ideas, please feel free to reach out to any staff member
at Commack Road to share your thoughts. As we move through the
2017-2018 school year and into the 2018-2019 school year, we will be
revitalizing our character education program through Sean Covey's book
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Our one book, one school initiative helps
to put everyone on the same page and create uniform language for all
students, parents and staff.
In closing, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe
Spring Recess and look forward to an amazing closing of the year as the
lead learner at Commack Road Elementary School!
James F. Cameron