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185 North Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 730-1675
Fax: (631) 286-2918

Grades K - 3

Hours: 9:20 am - 3:20 pm

Principal: Mrs. Mandy Mazziotti






NYS Physical Examination Requirement
NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE). The linked NYS School Health Examination form is required to be completed in entirety by a private health care provider or school medical director. If we do not receive your child's exam by October 30th, we will have your child seen by our school doctor. Please call our school nurse if you do not wish your child to have an in-school exam.

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In The News

Verne Critz Students Snuggle Up and Read

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There is nothing children enjoy more than to put on their pajamas and snuggle up to listen to a good book before bedtime. Such was the case as Verne W. Critz Elementary School students attended three Google Classrooms where teachers volunteered to read their favorite books during the annual Snuggle Up and Read event held virtually on Feb. 4.

In the past, the Snuggle Up and Read event has been held in-person, with participating teachers decorating their classrooms to match the theme of their book selection. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event had to be held virtually, but the excitement was still felt by participants who logged on.

The fun was facilitated by the following teachers: Tina Barone – “Why is an Orange Called an Orange,” Donielle Brower – “Finley Gets Moving,” Lynn Cullen – “Zathura,” Melissa Fels – “How I Became a Pirate,” Jennifer Hayhurst – “Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct,” Megan Huber – “The Day the Crayons Quit,” Stacey Kevelos – “Ponyella,” Jennifer Petti – “Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise,” Sarah Rauch – “The Great Fuzz Frenzy,” Ashley Sagistano – “If You Give a Dog a Donut,” Shelley Tooker – “The Three Ninja Pigs,” Jackie Ward – “Press Here” and Danielle Wilcox – “Snowmen at Night.”

Verne W. Critz Students Ponder Their Future

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In addition to studying core subject areas, Verne W. Critz students took valuable time during their day to ponder their future careers during the school’s third annual Career Day on Jan. 26.

Dressed as firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, dancers, astronauts, veterinarians and more, students listened to books and watched videos about various careers and completed an assignment asking them to explain what they want to be when they grow up.

Usually, Career Day hosts volunteer presenters who visit the classrooms and discuss their careers. However, the COVID-19 pandemic required an alternate virtual format.

Elementary guidance counselor Darlene Dowler said, “Not only did Career Day assist students in setting goals for themselves, it provided the perfect opportunity for them to discuss their career aspirations with peers and faculty and to set personal goals for fulfilling those aspirations.”
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