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Parent Teacher Conference Letter
Verne W. Critz Elementary School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, 12/05/19 from 8:00am - 3:00pm, (Day Conferences)
Thursday, 12/05/19 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Evening Conferences)
Friday, 12/06/19 from 8:00am - 11:00am (Day Conferences)

We will be utilizing the Canyon Creek Online Scheduler to provide parents the opportunity to register for scheduled conferences at a time that is most convenient to your schedule (First come - first serve basis). Please utilize the following step-by-step instructions to register for Parent Teacher Conferences now until November 29, 2019. Instructions for English or Spanish.

To schedule a conference using Canyon Creek, click here

If you do not have internet access and need assistance, please contact the school to register, 631-730-1676 or 631-730-1677 from 8:30am - 3:30pm



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Effective 7/1/2018 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 you child to have an in-school exam.
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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














In The News

South Country Celebrates Board Recognition Week

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In celebration of Board Recognition Week, the October 30 workshop meeting opened with the trustees being appreciated for their tireless dedication and advocacy. 

Board Recognition Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, which honors the trustees’ commitment to public education. 

In anticipation of the meeting, Verne W. Critz Elementary School provided a display of student art in the board room as well as a leaf garland, which was crafted by the students and hung on the board’s table. Select students also handed to each trustee a crafted pumpkin and, under the direction of music teacher Christopher Loeschner, students sang a variety of songs to the pleasure of the trustees and parents attending the meeting. 

Board of Education President E. Anne Hayes thanked the students for their thoughtfulness and said she believed they were attending the meeting for the Board to thank them. “Every day you come to school and leave school with a smile, you’ve been successful and made us feel good about that,” Ms. Hayes said. “Thank you so much for being who you are.”     

Focusing on Fire Safety

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In recognition of National Fire Safety Week, elementary school students throughout the District have been learning about fire safety with trips to the local firehouse and school assemblies.  

Verne W. Critz Elementary School students took a trip to the Hagerman Fire Department in Patchogue, where they learned about the importance of smoke detectors, kitchen safety, how to call 911 and creating home escape routes. The students also sprayed a fire hose, sat in a fire truck and executed an escape from the Fire Safety trailer.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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