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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

Happy Thanksgiving, Three Village!

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Across the Three Village Central School District, students participated in fun activities to get them excited about Thanksgiving. From feasts, to parades, to service projects, students at all grade levels engaged in meaningful activities.

Minnesauke Elementary School’s pre-K students held a Thanksgiving feast alongside their teachers and families. Students first shared aloud what they are thankful for before enjoying some Thanksgiving dinner staples.

Similarly, Nassakeag Elementary School pre-K students enjoyed a feast with their families before parading the halls to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Each student marched while holding a balloon, as the school’s marching band followed behind. Other grade levels lined the halls cheering the younger students on.

W.S. Mount Elementary School held a schoolwide parade, mirroring the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Two students served as announcers while classes passed through the bus loop holding balloons and projects ranging in themes from favorite book characters to New York State symbols. The fourth grade choir sang a Thanksgiving-themed song and the marching band led the parade before performing for the crowd. The event ended with a special visit from Buddy the Elf and a schoolwide performance of “Jingle Bells.”

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Date Added: 11/23/2022

Minnesauke Gets in the Spirit of Giving

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Minnesauke Elementary School is in the spirit of giving ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Students participated in several service projects to give back to the community and those in need.

First graders helped bake pumpkin bread to donate to the food pantry at St. James Church in Setauket. Students mixed the ingredients together with the assistance of parent volunteers. They also created labels to package the bread.

Mr. Harvey and Mr. Dowling’s sixth grade classes designed Thanksgiving plates for NY 1.27, a nonprofit that donates money and goods to children in the foster care system across Long Island. Students designed the plates in hopes that those in need can have a festive Thanksgiving meal. Additionally, sixth graders collected food to donate to the organization to be distributed to group homes across the area.

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Date Added: 11/23/2022

3D Printing at Minnesauke

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Minnesauke Elementary School fifth graders are learning how to use Tinkercad, a software for 3D design, electronics and coding during their time in the library. Students will create personalized keychains for their first 3D printing project and are hoping to build on this skill with another project later in the school year. Additionally, fourth grade classes will make their own keychains using Tinkercad.

Date Added: 10/27/2022

Sharing Tree

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Sixth graders In Nicole Ullah’s class at Minnesauke Elementary School are contributing to a “sharing tree” in the school’s lobby. Aligned with the building’s STARS pledge, students are writing down the ways they can share on paper leaves and hanging them on the bulletin board.

Date Added: 10/26/2022

Unity Week Celebrations

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The district celebrated Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 19 with activities that focused on anti-bullying messaging. Unity Day encourages school communities to show unity for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Across the district, students and staff wore orange to send a visible message. Not only did celebrations take place on Oct. 19, in many buildings they lasted throughout the week.

At Ward Melville High School, students in a number of extracurricular clubs came together to “chalk the walk.” Students drew colorful, positive messages on the building’s sidewalks for their peers as they entered the building on Unity Day.

Faculty and staff at Setauket Elementary School also used sidewalk chalk to welcome their students with positive messages. Students were excited to sign a Unity Day pledge, affirming their commitment to creating a positive school environment. Additionally, Setauket Elementary School staff led an interactive game of Family Feud for students. Students participated in the game show, sharing ways they are responsible, open-minded, cooperative, kind and safe.

Minnesauke Elementary School welcomed Prismatic Magic into the auditorium, an educational laser light performance that incorporated anti-bullying messaging. The high-energy show reinforced the importance of teamwork and positivity.

At W.S. Mount and Arrowhead Elementary Schools, students created footprints to “stomp out bullying” and visualize the positive steps they are taking to create a community without bullying. W.S. Mount students also created a chain with orange links of paper that they wrote kind, anti-bullying messages on.

Nassakeag Elementary School students participated in a spirit week surrounding Unity Day. The week culminated with a schoolwide pep rally, where students dressed in green and gold to unite and take a stand against bullying.

While Unity Day takes place during one day in October, the Three Village school community honors its messaging throughout the year. Students were eager to carry out the lessons they learned during Unity Day activities and take steps to put an end to bullying.

Date Added: 10/24/2022