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Minnesauke Elementary School

Address: 21 High Gate Drive, East Setauket, NY 11733
Main Office: (631) 730‑4200
Fax: (631) 730‑4204
Principal: Nancy Pickford
Asst. Principal: Karen Mizell
School Hours: 8:43a.m. - 2:58p.m.

Exterior photo of Minnesauke Elementary School building

School Vision Statement

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.

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Information Center

For information on how to access our free electronic resources from home, please refer to the instructions on the Parent Portal.  Included there are confidential passwords strictly for Minnesauke families to use.

Transportation Information 

We ask that you please be considerate of our neighbors during drop-off and pick-up times. Please use caution when traveling on Highgate Drive. This road is always open to both north bound and south bound traffic. The safety of our school community and our surrounding neighbors is a top priority.

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 information.

Current News

Minnesauke Art Show

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Minnesauke Elementary School held its art show on May 11. Please see the slideshow linked below to view student work.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 5/12/2023

Emma Clark Library Bookmark Contest Winners

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The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library held its 8th annual Kid’s Bookmark Contest where kindergarten through sixth grade students were invited to create an original bookmark. Winners have the honor of their bookmarks being professionally printed and distributed at the library throughout the year. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Grades K – 2 category: Nayonika Shrivastava, second grade at Setauket Elementary School

Grades 3 & 4 category: Catherine Yin, third grade at Minnesauke Elementary School

Grades 5 & 6 category: Cindy Zhao, fifth grade at Minnesauke Elementary School

All 75 entries for this year’s contest are currently on display in the children’s department for the community to enjoy.

Photo credit: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Date Added: 5/9/2023

Students Learn Coding with Ozobots

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Third, fourth and fifth graders at Minnesauke Elementary recently completed robotics lessons in the library using Ozobots. Ozobots are small robots used as an introduction to coding. Students used markers to create color-coded paths that dictate the robot’s direction and speed.

Third graders created paths that focused on collecting recycling items for Earth Day, fourth graders learned about similes and fifth graders coded maps to reflect their favorite poems. The activity taught students at each grade level basic coding concepts, cause and effect and programming.

Click here to view photo slideshow.

Date Added: 5/1/2023

Celebrating Earth Day

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First graders at Minnesauke Elementary School showed their love for the planet ahead of Earth Day. With the assistance of some parent helpers, students planted a variety of flowers in the building’s courtyard. They learned about how planting flowers supports pollinating creatures such as birds and bees. The first graders were excited to get their hands dirty with this engaging activity.

Date Added: 4/21/2023

Minnesauke Supports Pet Supply Drive

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The Minnesauke Elementary School Student Council participated in a drive to collect donations of pet food, toys and comfort items for pets in need. Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn helped organize the drive and visited Minnesauke to pick up the donations. She thanked the students and explained that the donations would go to local families in need who struggle to provide food and other necessities for their beloved pets.

Date Added: 4/20/2023