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Grundy Avenue Elementary School

950 Grundy Avenue
Holbrook, New York 11741
Principal: Laura Amato
Principal Aide: Susan Turner
Principal Aide: Tricia Troise
Phone: 631-471-1820
Fax: 631-467-3867
School Hours: 9:15 am -3:15 pm

 

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VISION STATEMENT:
 Our children are our future. We are dedicated to their success.

MISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission at Grundy is to always be the best that we can be.
  We will be respectful and responsible leaders and learners.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
 **ALL VISITORS MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING.**

***TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR SCHOOL, CHILDREN WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO THEIR CLASSROOMS BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL. ***

In the News

Grundy Avenue Students Race the Clock

Grundy Avenue Students Race the Clock photo

Problem-solving, collaboration and teamwork were at the center of a recent challenge Grundy Avenue Elementary School third-grade students worked to solve as they participated in a Breakout EDU activity.

As part of the event, each class raced the clock as it attempted to solve puzzles to determine the combination to open each lock within a secure box to reach a prize. In the allotted 45-minute time period, student teams worked together as they solved reading puzzles that gave them clues to the next portion of the challenge.

Breakout EDU is an activity that encourages students to work collaboratively while incorporating creativity, communication and critical thinking skills. Each activity can be adapted to the current curriculum and includes a wide variety of subjects such as ELA, math, science and history.

At the conclusion of the activity, each student group reflected on its Breakout EDU experience. Students explored what they learned during the activity, what problem-solving methods worked well and what they can do to improve next time. 

 

Sachem Elementary Student Takes the Lead

Sachem Elementary Student Takes the Lead photo
Sachem Elementary Student Takes the Lead photo 2
On Oct. 27, the field behind the Grundy Avenue Elementary school was blanketed by students and staff members in pink supporting a great cause – raising awareness for breast cancer during a student-organized walk. Leading the charge during the event was student-coordinator and advocate Bret Auricchio.

Bret, a Grundy third-grader, took the lead on this initiative last month to raise money for the American Cancer Society. After realizing the success these walks have had elsewhere in the district, Bret was confident that his school could make a significant impact. He developed a plan for the event from start to finish, including creating and reading daily announcements and designing and distributing flyers for the students to bring home to their families. 

Reflecting on Bret’s actions, Principal Amato remembered a quote from renowned American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” 

As a result of student and faculty participation throughout the building, the breast cancer awareness walk raised a total of $1,100.