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 

June 22nd - June 24th are elementary half days, dismissal will be at 11:20 am with buses pulling out at 11:33 am.  Lunch will not served on these three days.  There will only be morning SACC, no afternoon SACC. 

Go Math - Parent Welcome Letter

Parking Lot Safety Bus Safety
Important Allergy Information

2016-2017 Grade Level Supply Lists

Kindergarten Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6

Parent Authorization to Release at Bus Stop K-2 Students Only

Letter for Parents Regarding STEM Classes
Icampus Letter for In-coming Kindergarten Parents 2016

Upcoming Events:

PTA Information:

PTA Membership Form

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

History Comes Alive


Minnesauke Elementary School students in Kara Gorski's fourth-grade class brought history out of the textbooks during this year’s annual Revolutionary Wax Museum project.

Leading up to the event, the students researched a historical figure and drafted biographies on their lives. During the museum, the students stood still – as if set in wax – until a visitor tapped on their desk to make them come to life. Once animated, the students spoke about the figure that they embodied.  

Celebrating Flag Day


Minnesauke Elementary School students and staff gathered together to celebrate the nation’s stars and stripes during a patriotic Flag Day celebration on June 14.

To commence the program, members of the Girl Scouts proudly marched through the crowd displaying decorative flags while members of the Boy Scouts assisted several veterans with a flag rising ceremony. Each student in attendance proudly held a miniature American flag at their seats throughout the program and most supported their patriotism by wearing clothing showcasing the nation’s colors – red, white and blue.

The event featured several musical selections performed by the school’s advanced band and younger grade levels, as well as an informative presentation on America’s White Table of Remembrance and the recipe for an American flag. The winners of the building’s writing and art contests were announced and each student was presented with a commemorative certificate and American flag from the veterans in attendance.

Honored Educator


Minnesauke Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Kate Hunter has been awarded the Margaret Simon Award for Excellence in Elementary Social Studies Education for 2016, given to an outstanding elementary school teacher by the Long Island Council for the Social Studies.

Nominated by the building principal, Dr. Brian Biscari and the Director for Social Studies Dr. Paul Gold, Ms. Hunter has been recognized by the organization for her strong commitment to and emphasis of social studies in the elementary classroom.

Ms. Hunter will be recognized at the Long Island Council for the Social Studies awards dinner in early June.

Honored for Community Service

Throughout the school year, Minnesauke’s Kids Care Club has been volunteering countless hours to assist a wide variety of causes in both the local and global community. That effort has earned them the 2016 Youth Bureau Volunteer Award from the Town of Brookhaven Youth Board and Supervisor Edward Romaine.

From putting together packages for organizations like Meals on Wheels to creating patriotic pieces for the Long Island State Veterans Home, the club of more than 60 members has been extremely active during its bimonthly meetings. With the help of their advisors – Minnesauke Library Information Specialist Taylor Kinsley and Minnesauke PTA Co-president Stephyne Guthy – the second- through fourth-graders are working to make a difference in the world.

The club was presented with the award during a special reception at Town Hall in May.

“[The students in] this impressive group…have recognized at a very young age how important it is to give back and help others both in and outside of the community,” said Town Councilwoman Valerie Cartright. “By constantly seeking innovative ways to make a difference, they have succeeded in uplifting the human spirit.

Undoubtedly, the lessons they have learned and their desire to help others will continue to play an influential role in Brookhaven Town for many years to come.”


Pitch-Perfect Performances


Student-musicians from Minnesauke and Nassakeag elementary schools had the chance to showcase their talents on the regional stage when they took to center field and performed at the Long Island Ducks Stadium this May. The crowd was in awe of their abilities and greeted them with boisterous rounds of applause.

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