21 High Gate Drive, East Setauket NY 11733
Phone: (631) 730-4200 |  Fax: (631) 730-4204

Attendance/Health Office - 730-4210
Transportation Office: 730-5070, Fax: 730-5095
Weather Related Closing Information - 730-4050

Brian Biscari, Ed.D., Principal
Linda Messina, Assistant Principal
Elementary Art Coordinator

School Hours:
8:43 a.m.-2:58 p.m

School Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedure

Safety Protocols - Important Information!

Three Village Bond Resolution Information


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



STUDENT ARRIVAL REMINDER:  Please remember to use caution and be mindful of the safety procedures when dropping off your children at school.  Cars are prohibited to pass stopped cars dropping off children in the student drop-off zone.  Please be sure students use the crosswalk and not walk in between cars. Please use caution when pulling away from the curb. Thank you.

Building Security/Instructional Program Integrity 

Parent Authorization to Release at Bus Stop Grades K, 1, & 2
Go Math - Parent Welcome Letter
Home Access for Go Math
Home Access for Go Math - Spanish Version
How to Access Information on the Parent Portal

Parking Lot Safety Bus Safety
Important Allergy Information
Understanding DASA

Letter for Parents Regarding STEM Classes
Minnesauke December STARS Calendar
STARS Bus Program

Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) Information
PARP December Calendar - NEW
The President's Volunteer Service Award Reminder

Chorus Schedule - November 28 - December 14
Helping Makes You Happy Hoodie Drive - NEW

Upcoming Events:

Minnesauke Cupcake Smash!  Help Minnesauke smash out childhood cancer on Friday, November 18th.  Send in your $1 donation for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center this week.  During the week your child will write a message of hope and encouragement that will be incorporated into the cupcake smash.  Thank you. We raised  over $830.00.

Show Your Coding Spirit - week of December 5th
Hour of Code Week Schedule

Attention 6th Graders - Electric Parade Float Meeting

Attention 6th Graders - Yearbook Art Contest

Holiday Fair Schedule

PTA Information:
PTA 2016-2017 Welcome Letter
PTA Membership Form

Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards

Bus transportation will be limited to designated bus routes and bus stops only. 
CHILD CARE: 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 card.

Current News

Lifesaving Blood Drive at Minnesauke

Minnesauke Elementary School sixth-graders recently helped to put a dent in the national blood shortage by coordinating a blood drive at their school in November.

Prior to the drive, the students spoke with representatives from the New York Blood Center and learned about blood donation. The conversations were connected to the students’ science curriculum and focused on the components of blood, how it circulates in the body and who makes an ideal blood donor.

During the event, the students volunteered as “little doctors,” assisting donors with filling out their paperwork and serving post-donation drinks and snacks.  

As a result of the outpouring of support, Minnesauke collected a total of 36 pints of blood to assist those who may need it in an emergency or for people who require long-term treatment.

Mixing up Thanksgiving treats


Minnesauke Elementary School second-graders in Michael Licausi’s class and Brian Harvey’s sixth-grade class recently used their math and culinary skills to create tasty Thanksgiving treats for the residents living at Echo Arms Adult Home in Port Jefferson Station.

With the help of their class moms, the students stirred together batter for homemade pumpkin bread and filled more than 50 bread tins with the mixture. As a result of the class’ effort, the students were able to create enough loaves to ensure that each resident would receive their own tasty care package.

In addition, to further ensure the holiday was a festive one at the facility, the sixth-graders also made large decorative “Happy Thanksgiving” signs and colorful placemats.   

We’re Off to Solve Mathematics

Students who struggle with mathematics at Minnesauke Elementary School will soon have the chance to build their skills thanks to a new and inventive math-themed art project completed this fall by teacher Paul Wilgenkamp, with the help of retired Three Village art teacher Frank Marangiello.

A giant yellow brick road, similar to the one made famous in “The Wizard of Oz,” now covers the floor in the school’s math center. Inscribed in the design are numbers aimed at helping students with multiple factors, least common multiples, prime numbers and math properties. There is also a negative space – drawn in black and white like Kansas was depicted in the movie – that shows the connection between positive and negative integers. Through various activities, the students will  travel the path of the yellow brick road and venture out on different mathematical quests.

“It is our hope that as students progress through these activities, they will have the courage, heart and brains to feel at home with fact fluency,” said Mr. Wilgenkamp. “With the opportunity to practice, they will be feeling like math wizards in no time.”

Inspiring Creativity


The front of Minnesauke Elementary School has been transformed into a fall-themed display, showcasing 31 unique and crafty scarecrows.

As part of the Displays of Minnesauke Scarecrows project, each class was challenged to create a large scarecrow based on a central theme. Working with their teachers and parent volunteers, the students brainstormed concepts and collected materials before getting to work. Completed projects ranged from a bookworm and brainy scarecrow to ones with sports themes.

The fall-themed projects are on display as part of the school’s Harvest Festival and will remain up until the end of October.

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