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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

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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


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James Cameron, Principal


Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Each moment and experience in your child’s life helps contribute to his or her growth and success.  In defining #SuccessatCRES it is our hope that your child will have many of these foundational experiences at Commack Road so that he or she will achieve his/her fullest potential socially, emotionally, and academically.  

The teaching and learning community expects all children to be leaders. It is our duty to work together to unlock each child’s passion and interests. CRES strives to create learning experience that help students understand what it takes to be a productive, participatory citizen at CRES, in Islip and beyond.  Our inspiration for this work comes from Stephen Covey’s Leader in Me and Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These texts guide us in the development of a common language and consistent expectations for your children.

In addition, our team of teachers are taking our Response to Intervention (RTI) efforts to the next level this year.  We are exploring different models of support services to provide the best, research-based practices that will provide all students with the tools to achieve their fullest potential.  We will be dedicating our time to develop our craft and expanding our horizons as educators. Our goal is to provide the most dynamic, engaging learning environment for all faculty, staff, parents and students.

The love and encouragement that I receive each day from every child’s smile, high five, fist bump, handshake, or birthday wish is the fuel that keeps me going each and every day.  The support and trust that is placed in all of us at Commack Road does not go unnoticed and means the world to all of us at Commack Road Elementary!

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the many events each month.  I invite all stakeholders to let me know their thoughts about each experience at Commack Road.  Please feel free to send me an email, a note, or drop me a line to let me know how you feel things are going.   

To assist, in stakeholder feedback, I have created an online survey for all stakeholders to complete after they visit with us at Commack Road.  You can access the survey by clicking this link: or by scanning this QR Code with any smart phone.  

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Together, we can make Commack Road better every day!


James F. Cameron

Commack Road Fifth Graders Explore the Science of Forest Canopies

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Fifth graders in Nicole Morrisey’s classroom at Commack Road recently read about scientist Meg Lowman, a pioneer of forest canopy research. The students learned how Dr. Lowman collects and preserves specimens in the rainforest, then followed her process to research their own plant specimens.

Positive Participation in Islip for P.S. I Love You Day

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School buildings throughout the district celebrated the 10th annual P.S. I Love You Day on Feb. 14 after spending the week encouraging students to be kind to others, talk to people that they do not know and support someone who is alone.

At the high school, the Junior Chamber of Commerce Club and Interact Club asked students and staff to write encouraging, inspirational messages on purple cut-out hearts during the week leading up to P.S. I Love You Day and displayed the hearts in the school’s front lobby.

Commack Road students in Christine LeMaire’s classroom worked hard to create a special P.S. I Love You video broadcast as well as a photo booth, daily announcements, book recordings and positive messages. Local legislators and civic groups visited the school to participate in the event.

Commack Road Kids Enjoy Second Exciting Glow Party

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As part of the PTA-sponsored Family Fun Night series, Commack Road recently enjoyed the excitement of the second annual Glow Party. Participating alongside the students were siblings, parents and even several Board of Education trustees.

“We had amazing games, activities and events for the students and families to participate in,” said Principal James Cameron. “The Glow Party is one of the wonderful givebacks that the PTA provides for the families and students of Commack Road. We are so fortunate in Islip to have such amazing parents, business and PTA leaders that go above and beyond for our students each and every day.”

Islip’s Young Artists Displayed at Public Library

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In celebration of Youth Art Month, works of art by 17 students from each of the district’s buildings will be displayed at the Islip Public Library through the end of March. Selected were high school freshman Emily Wirth, sophomore Amanda Sayles, junior Janae Lindsay and seniors Lilah Lacetera and Gabrielle Nicolae; middle school eighth graders Sadia Afghani, Erica Carter, Annika Cripe, Gabriella Dirosse, Megan Ortenzi and Jasmine Ramos; Commack Road third grader Emirson Canales and fourth grader Alyssa Williams; Sherwood second grader Murphy Wallace and fourth grader Emily Gowen; and Wing first graders Frankie Kaatsiz and Anthony Wade.

“This show gives the public in Islip a small glimpse of the tremendous creativity fostered by the art department in Islip’s schools,” said Dr. Jeff Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts. “Nurtured by the unrivaled art faculty here, the art by the talented students in Islip is, for a month, accessible to all residents.”

The library is located at 71 Monell Avenue in Islip. Admission is free. For hours and other information, visit

Work by 75 Student-Artists Exhibited at Annual Show

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The district recognized 75 talented student-artists at its annual Districtwide Art Show, held on Feb. 12 at the high school’s auditorium lobby. Selected for exhibition were Brianna Altman, Leo Bacelli, Samantha Christiansen, Lilianna Colon, Megan Colwell, Nina Del Re, Madison Gremli, Tatum Hardekopf, Janae Lindsay, Madelyn Marinelli, Sara Mecozzi, Matt Miller, Gabrielle Nicolae, Anna Rahner, Micah Ruiz, Amanda Sayles, Trixie Sherry, Jade Valentin, Riley Wallace and Emily Wirth of the high school; Tiana Arroyo, Matthew Breslin, Gavin Connell, Addison DeFalco, Erica DeLapi, Tansley Desrosiers, Abby Dieumegard, Aidan Files, Sabrina Frazer, Alexis Hand, Carly Herrington, Keira Jantz, Shylah Kerry, Samantha Krut, Amanda Mardones-Miranda, Lauren McSweeney, Luna Mendoza, Jaci Narducci, Joette Olds, Andrew Owens, Jakeline Romero, Cole Rudner, Juliana Sclafani, Gianna Trojcak and Katalina Villalba of the middle school; Kayla Baker, Abigail Butler-Lentini, Emirson Canales, Daniela Capolongo, James Infante, Elise Lettieri, Julianna Pepitone, Griffin Roche, Laytin Veith and Alyssa Williams of Commack Road; Tillie Ancipink, Max Carminio, Emily Gowen, Brooke Lemanczyk, Aimee Rich, Keela Salerno, Charlee Semple, Amelia Touhey, Oscar Villatoro and Murphy Wallace of Sherwood; and Makenzy Covelli, Jason Farrell, Bruce Hart, Maisie Howe, Frankie Kaatsiz, Kendall Loud, Aliyah Pazmino, Katrina Petersen, Julia Sanchez and Anthony Wade of Wing.

After the artists’ proud families had a chance to view the displayed artworks, they moved to the auditorium for a performance by the high school’s chamber orchestra, directed by Zachary Butterfield, and an introductory address by Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts.

“Every artist gets to experience the miracle of creation,” Dailey said. “A straight line can become a giraffe or a dinosaur or the most beautiful flower ever created. A lump of clay, dug from the ground, can – in the right hands – become a vase, a sculpture or a cookie jar. The goal of art education is to prepare students for a lifetime of creativity. By learning to be creative and resourceful at a young age, the students here in Islip can go forth into the future with the ability to solve problems, to adhere to deadlines and to bring beauty into a world that desperately needs it. These students have generated – out of nothing but their own imaginations – aesthetically pleasing art which helps the viewer leave the cares of life behind and invites us to enter into a world of fantasy and beauty. We thank them for this invitation and congratulate them on their achievements.”