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Minnesauke Elementary School

Address: 21 High Gate Drive, East Setauket, NY 11733
Main Office: (631) 730‑4200
Fax: (631) 730‑4204
Principal: Nancy Pickford
Asst. Principal: Karen Mizell
School Hours: 8:43a.m. - 2:58p.m.

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School Vision Statement

Students of Minnesauke Elementary School will strive to achieve their highest academic potential while respecting themselves and all others as reflected in our Minnesauke STARS Pledge: Minnesauke STARS are Sharing, Trustworthy, Accepting, Respectful, Serving.

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For information on how to access our free electronic resources from home, please refer to the instructions on the Parent Portal.  Included there are confidential passwords strictly for Minnesauke families to use.

Transportation Information 

We ask that you please be considerate of our neighbors during drop-off and pick-up times. Please use caution when traveling on Highgate Drive. This road is always open to both north bound and south bound traffic. The safety of our school community and our surrounding neighbors is a top priority.

For long-term child care purposes only, permission to take a different bus to and/or from school may be granted by the school principal by advance written request from the student's parent or guardian. The child care provider must be listed on the emergency contact information.

Current News

Minnesauke Students Display Big Hearts During Fundraiser

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Minnesauke Elementary School raised $20,285 in this year’s Kids Heart Challenge sponsored by the American Heart Association. This makes Minnesauke one of the top donor schools on Long Island and in New York State.

During physical education class, students learned the importance of heart health and the things they can do to keep their hearts, bodies and muscles healthy. They participated in several activities encouraging healthy heart habits. The fundraiser was led by physical education teacher Alaina Maletta, who has a close connection to the cause.

“The American Heart Association is important to me because I was born with congenital heart disease and have undergone two open heart surgery procedures,” she said. “I was overwhelmed with the amount of support for this year’s fundraiser and how after hearing my story, the students were so passionate and eager to raise money to help other children born with congenital heart disease to get the care and resources that they need.”

More than 180 Minnesauke Elementary School students took part in the fundraiser. In the five years the building has participated in the Kids Heart Challenge, this was the most money that has ever been raised.

Date Added: 3/15/2023

Read Across America Day

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The Three Village Central School District community came together on March 2 to celebrate reading and literature as part of Read Across America Day. The nationwide celebration is held on Dr. Suess’ birthday and helps to foster a love for reading across schools and communities.

Minnesauke Elementary School held several “stop, drop and read” times, where students stopped everything they were doing to open a book. These times were announced over the school loudspeakers and encouraged the entire building to participate at once. Additionally, members of the Stony Brook University Women’s volleyball team visited classrooms for a readaloud. They shared some of their favorite books with students and took time to answer questions about school and their sport.

The celebrations continued at Nassakeag Elementary School where the theater club put on a special performance of songs from the musical, “Suessical Jr.” Students were excited to honor the many works of Dr. Suess and even wore hats paying tribute to his famous character, the Cat in the Hat.

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Date Added: 3/6/2023

Spreading Love with Care Packages

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Sixth graders in Mrs. Byrne’s class at Minnesauke Elementary School put together dozens of care packages for residents of memory care facilities ahead of Valentine’s Day. Students packed bags full of treats and supplies including candies, gum, personal hygiene products, notepads and pens. The sixth graders hope their care packages put smiles on faces and spread love for the holiday.

Date Added: 2/14/2023