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Waverly Elementary School

1111 Waverly Avenue
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone: (631) 654-8690 
Kevin Tougher, Principal
Thomas Desmond, Leave Replacement Principal






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March Birthdays

Kayleigh L. 03/01
Laura D. 03/01
Lucia S. 03/02
Trace D. 03/02
Lorena O. 03/04
Jake S. 03/07
Jack G. 03/09
Jack W. 03/10
Myla L. 03/11
Bianca B. 03/11
Caelyn C. 03/12
Nicolette M. 03/12
Chase O. 03/15
Zachary B. 03/15
Rileigh C. 03/16
Nicholas T. 03/16
Layliana L. 03/17
Sydney B. 03/18
Nicholas M. 03/19
Stacie D. 03/19
Aubrey L. 03/20
Griffin D. 03/22
Azaan M. 03/22
Jayden S. 03/24
Jai M. 03/25
Maddox A. 03/26
Drew S. 03/28
Nicholas F. 03/28
Molly B. 03/29
Rohinth M. 03/29
Victoria C. 03/29
Athena R. 03/30
Avery F. 03/30

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Mission Statement:

The Sachem Family (students,  parents, employees and residents) works interdependently to develop leaders of great character who are highly competent, confident and caring. Most importantly we are motivating our students to become the best possible version of themselves. WE ARE  SACHEM! 


In the News

Fairy Tales Told by Technology

Fairy Tales Told by Technology photo
Fifth-grade students at Waverly Avenue Elementary School turned to technology to tell popular fairy tales during a recent English language arts activity in Kristina Fulcher and Danielle Sexton’s class. 

Using Ozobots, students retold the popular fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs” by sketching paths for the Ozobots to follow. Along the paths, students illustrated key moments in the story and added color elements to the paths that caused the Ozobots to spin before continuing on the path.   

As part of the unique activity, students explored the importance of several key story elements such as character development, plot and conflict. 

Students’ Activity Honors Black History Month

Students’ Activity Honors Black History Month photo
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A prominent African-American figure was at the center of a recent activity for third-grade students in Julie Celecia’s class in honor of Black History Month. 

As part of their introduction to biographies, students selected books on Ruby Bridges, an elementary school student who at 6 years old was one of the first African-Americans to desegregate a public school. Students utilized several research methods, including books and online research tools, to gather information on the extraordinary life of Bridges. Students learned about the civil rights movement and the numerous hardships she endured while in school. 

Concluding their research, students compiled a collection of information highlighting key areas from her life and selected character traits in Bridges that they admire, creating an informative hallway display for all Waverly students to see. 

In an additional activity, students in Katie Hoey’s first-grade class learned about prominent African American jazz musicians such as B.B. King.

Students Put Their Hearts Into Valentine Box Project

Students Put Their Hearts Into Valentine Box Project photo
The happiness of others is on the minds of students and staff at Waverly Avenue Elementary School as part of their ongoing Valentine Box project that shares the love of reading with children across Long Island. 

For more than 10 years, the initiative organized by Beth Ryan and Deb Mergott has rallied the support of Sachem students, staff and community members to make creative Valentine’s Day boxes filled with snacks, drinks, small toys and, most importantly, new books to be distributed to children in need. 

“It truly is a community effort,” Mergott said. “We know that these boxes make Valentine’s Day a little brighter for so many children.”  

With the help of Waverly Avenue fifth-grade students, the assortment of boxes is organized and delivered by Sachem Facilities personnel to various organizations that benefit the less fortunate.