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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


Islip Again Named a Best Community for Music Education

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The Islip School District’s top-notch music program has earned another prestigious Best Community for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation. Islip is one of only 738 districts nationwide that received this award.

Now in its 23rd year, the Best Community for Music Education program honors outstanding support for music education. The 2022 program aims to celebrate schools and districts adapting, innovating and persevering in the face of change.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the NAMM Foundation once again, and it would not be possible without our talented staff, dedicated students, and incredibly supportive parents, building and central administration, Board of Education, and community,” said Brian Kroll, Islip’s director of fine and performing arts.

Islip Honors Its Academic, Athletic, Musical and Leadership Champions

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The Islip School District recognized student achievement at its Night of Champions celebration during the Board of Education meeting on May 3. District and school administrators, teachers, coaches, and family members applauded as elementary and secondary students who demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, music and leadership received certificates honoring their accomplishments.

Elementary recognitions, presented by Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School Principal Briana James, went to Liam Enriquz Ochoa (New York State PTA Reflections Award of Merit) and Ibrahim Shrivardhankar (NYSATA February Student of the Month for Nassau and Suffolk Counties).

Next, Superintendent Dr. Dennis P. O’Hara recognized Carinn Argenziano as winner of the New York State Attorney General’s Triple C Award and Pink by the Bay window painting contest winner Kaitlyn Trocchio.

Music honors, also presided over by Dr. O’Hara, were presented for All-County Vocal Jazz (Ella Beiser, Lucas Bohr, Richie Castronova, Leah Cyran, Maggie Frazer, Madeline Lang, Daniel Rubinson and Jordyn Zurbaran) as well as All-State alternates (Hannah Evans, Maggie Frazer and Isabella Green.

Islip High School Assistant Principal Lisa Ward recognized the school’s three American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Citizens (Sarah Alvarez, Joyce Johnson and Samantha O’Connell) and alternate (Genna Schifter).

School Counselor Nicole Hall and Student Services Advisor Meghan Stern honored members of the high school’s Buccaneer University program, including Presidents Hunter Rindos and Samantha O’Connell, Vice President Noah Whitehouse, Secretaries Richard Rindos and Kacey Schassberger, Treasurers/Fundraising Chairs Maya Levy and Kayley Guzman Morales, and social coordinators Fiona Dvorkin and Kaeli McAnally.

Ms. Ward returned to present the Advance Placement awards, recognizing the high school students earning AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Richie Castronova, Kayla Hassell, Ava Kurka and Serena Trabacchi), AP Scholar designations (Jesse Caro, Juliana Marconi, James Wimmers, Cassandra Zaneski, Brianna Zavala and Abigail Zimmerman), AP Scholar and AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Sean Files, Angela Padilla Crespo and Hasnayn Raza), AP Scholar and AP Capstone Diploma (Keera Kittles), AP Scholar with Honor designations (Hannah Evans, Madeline Mulholland, Yousuf Shrivardhankar), AP Scholar with Honor and AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Sarah Alvarez, Selina Chan and Connor Edwards), AP Scholar with Honor and AP Capstone Diplomas (Bipro Dhar and Desiree Pagan), AP Scholar with Distinction and AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Carolyn Do, Joyce Johnson, Carlo Lanza, Justin Rhodes, Richard Rindos, Steven Schadt), and AP Scholar with Distinction and AP Capstone Diplomas (Liam Biscari, Anthony Lopez and Timothy Mak).

In the final academic recognition, Dr. O’Hara honored Anthony Lopez and Desiree Pagan for earning the NSDC Award for Academic Growth and Student Leadership in Learning.

Sports recognitions, presented by Athletic Director John Sparacio and his coaches, went to students for golf (Gabriella Flora), bowling (Salvatore Bono, Robert Boyce, Gavin Connell, Gavin Eubanks, Arthur Hampson, Tristan Hassler, Jack Kornahrens, Nathaniel Moran, Dylan Nieves, Brendan Ortenzi, Aidan Petelin, Jacob Petelin, Jacob Schifter, John Swindells, Jake Urban, Tyler Vetrano, Donovan Zecchini), wrestling (Juan Pantaleon, Zachary Miller, Matthew Hole Lopez, Thomas Andria and Mora Peterson), girls volleyball (Maggie Hayes and Jacqueline Bryant, cross-country (Matthew Karabatzoglou and Liam Biscari), boys winter track (Marc Rosado and Kenny Pastrana), gymnastics (Brianna Lanza, Fiona DeFalco and Isabella Field), boys soccer (Sam Chieco), girls soccer (Brielle Zink and Madison Micheletti), tennis (Ava Andria, Annika Cripe, Ava Delisle, Maya Levy and Sarah Scheidel), girls basketball (Cassandra Zaneski and Kaeli McAnally), boys basketball (Lars Heimlich), football (Vincent Rosselli and Jameson Seeger), girls winter track (Elizabeth Bryant, Joyce Johnson and Desiree Pagan), and the recipients of the Suffolk Zone Leadership Awards (Jacqueline Bryant and Hunter Rindos).

“Night of Champions is a great way to recognize all of our athletes, for everything they’ve that done that makes the Islip School District what it is – a great place,” Board of Education President Philip Dineen said.

“To echo what Mr. Dineen said, we are celebrating the achievements of our students,” Dr. O’Hara said. “We are celebrating them academically, athletically, their performances and their talents in the arts, and we are recognizing their character, their integrity and their grit. Although I’m still relatively new to your community, every day that I see your children in the schools, it is a reminder of how blessed I am to be here, and tonight is no exception.

“Your children and our students, they are scholars, they are athletes, they are leaders, and most importantly, they are ladies and gentlemen,” Dr. O’Hara continued. “Thank you to all the parents for your support and for all the effort you put into raising wonderful young people.”

Date Added: 5/25/2022

“Strega Nona” Wins Commack Road’s 2022 “Tournament of Books”

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The third annual Tournament of Books at Islip’s Commack Road Elementary School ended on April 14 with Tomie dePaolo’s “Strega Nona” narrowly edging out Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”

Beginning in early March, the school’s “Sweet 16” of books were challenged each week until the field narrowed to eight titles. Two books were read to classes during reading or social-emotional periods, and students compiled the votes. The eight titles were whittled down to the Final Four, then just two, before “Strega Nona” was declared the champion tome.

“’If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ can go back on the bookshelf, but it doesn’t mean we can’t read it,” said fifth grader Michael Corrigan.

“If was really great to build readers as a school community and get excited about books together,” said teacher Christine LeMaire. “The bulletin board in the main hall displayed the tournament, and daily announcements kept the enthusiasm up. Some have even begun to talk about next year.”

Date Added: 5/10/2022

Celebrating a Love of Science at Commack Road

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Commack Road Elementary School held its annual science fair on April 5, providing students the chance to demonstrate their knowledge of the Scientific Method and engineering design through their interest in a variety of topics. The “Five Second Rule” was tested, strategies for succeeding in “Rock, Paper, Scissors” were researched, weight-bearing towers were created, and ways to keep berries fresh for the longest amount of time were discovered, all in the name of science.

Teachers evaluated the students’ work, selecting a winner from each grade level. Second-grade winner Madeleine Carballo focused on finding out which material worked best to stay warm in cold weather. Third-grade winner Steven Marra tested whether video games have a positive or negative impact, analyzing data from many trials and concluding that video games can lead to improved hand-eye coordination. Colten Grace, the fourth-grade winner, focused his efforts on investigating how music affects heart rate. His findings helped to explain why slower songs have a relaxing effect. For fifth-grade winner Caroline Lettieri’s project “Icy Hot,” she evaluated different ways to melt ice. Her findings were supported by multiple trials and photographs.

These four young scientists will have the opportunity to show off their science expertise at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair in May.

“We congratulate all of the students and families who put forth such a concerted effort to show their love of science,” teacher Ted Dieumegard said.

Date Added: 5/5/2022