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Welcome to Commack Road Elementary School

300 Commack Road
Islip, NY 11751


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School Hours: 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m

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Main Office: (631) 650-8600
Fax: (631) 650-8608
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8605
Nurse’s Office: (631) 650-8625
Nurse's Office Fax: (631) 650-8628
Attendance: (631) 650-8610



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James Cameron, Principal


Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Each moment and experience in your child’s life helps contribute to his or her growth and success.  In defining #SuccessatCRES it is our hope that your child will have many of these foundational experiences at Commack Road so that he or she will achieve his/her fullest potential socially, emotionally, and academically.  

The teaching and learning community expects all children to be leaders. It is our duty to work together to unlock each child’s passion and interests. CRES strives to create learning experience that help students understand what it takes to be a productive, participatory citizen at CRES, in Islip and beyond.  Our inspiration for this work comes from Stephen Covey’s Leader in Me and Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These texts guide us in the development of a common language and consistent expectations for your children.

In addition, our team of teachers are taking our Response to Intervention (RTI) efforts to the next level this year.  We are exploring different models of support services to provide the best, research-based practices that will provide all students with the tools to achieve their fullest potential.  We will be dedicating our time to develop our craft and expanding our horizons as educators. Our goal is to provide the most dynamic, engaging learning environment for all faculty, staff, parents and students.

The love and encouragement that I receive each day from every child’s smile, high five, fist bump, handshake, or birthday wish is the fuel that keeps me going each and every day.  The support and trust that is placed in all of us at Commack Road does not go unnoticed and means the world to all of us at Commack Road Elementary!

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the many events each month.  I invite all stakeholders to let me know their thoughts about each experience at Commack Road.  Please feel free to send me an email, a note, or drop me a line to let me know how you feel things are going.   

To assist, in stakeholder feedback, I have created an online survey for all stakeholders to complete after they visit with us at Commack Road.  You can access the survey by clicking this link: or by scanning this QR Code with any smart phone.  

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Together, we can make Commack Road better every day!


James F. Cameron

Encoding and Decoding at Commack Road

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As part of a science unit, fourth graders at Commack Road are learning how dolphins communicate and exploring encoding, decoding and binary codes. During lessons, students encoded their own binary codes and their partners decoded their messages.


Junior Leadiators Offer Uplifting Chalk Messages at Commack Road

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The Junior Leadiators, a teacher-selected group of second and third graders at Commack Road who exemplify good character, recently enjoyed some outdoor chalk fun. The students used their knowledge of leadership to brighten up the back of the school with positive, uplifting messages.

Commack Road Second Graders Deal with “Chair Strike”

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When the second graders in Jillian Bohnaker’s class at Islip’s Commack Road Elementary School walked into Room 103 on May 4, they found that the chairs has gone “on strike.”

“It was awesome to see all of the different opinions and reasons the students had on whether or not we needed our chairs to return,” Bohnaker said. “After sharing our opinions, we wrote a letter trying to convince them to come back.”

HS Class of 2022 Sponsors Successful Adventureland Fundraiser

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The high school’s junior class sponsored “Islip Takes Adventureland!” on April 23, an exclusive event for all Islip residents to come and enjoy three hours at the park without the general public. The event served as a fundraiser for the Class of 2022.   





Commack Road Students Enjoy a Week of Career Exploration

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Commack Road held College and Career Readiness Week from April 12-16, focusing on expanding students’ awareness of their personal interests, passions, skills and strengths, and providing them with the chance to explore different career opportunities.  Each class participated in different college and career exploration activities.

Second graders learned all about college and used their imagination to create their own colleges and mascots.

Third graders explored their passions and interests, and applied them to the world of work, completing an “I will change the world in my future career” activity.

Fourth graders learned about different career clusters by participating in a career necktie activity. Students read through a series of statements and decided which was most interesting to them. Based on their interest, they selected which hue to color in their ties. At the conclusion, the fourth graders noted which colors they used the most throughout the activity and were placed in a career cluster to explore different types of jobs.

Fifth graders learned about John Holland’s six personality types and completed a career interest inventory. They discovered which personality type they fit into most and explored a variety of career options, then completed a career research pennant on a job that interested them.

Throughout the week, Commack Road’s students participated in a schoolwide scavenger hunt, which featured college terminology and questions about the college and career experiences of the school’s teachers and staff. Scavenger hunt clues were placed around the halls and incorporated into announcements. Classes who completed the scavenger hunt were entered into a drawing to receive a class prize. The victorious class –
Kristen Pacello’s third graders – won sunglasses with a note attached saying, “My future’s so bright I have to wear shades.”

“While there are many years before students must make a decision about their future, college and career exploration is a K-12 process and a vital part of students educational experiences,” school counselor Sara Comiskey said. “College and career development activities provide students with opportunities to create personal and academic goals, and help them reach their fullest potential.”