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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.

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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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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 Elementary School Takes Home the Emma Cup

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Minnesauke Elementary School won this year’s Emma Cup for having the most students sign up and complete the Summer Reading Club at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library. Each year, Three Village Central School District librarians collaborate with the public library to promote the program, which gives students the opportunity to receive prizes as they read and report on books throughout the summer.

Overall, participation increased this year and there was only a 0.4% range between Minnesauke Elementary School and the third-place school. Across the district, 23,847 books were read, marking the highest number ever reported for the program and nearly 7,000 more books than last summer.

The district and public library congratulate all of this year’s participants for continuing to foster their love for reading during the summer.

Date Added: 9/20/2022

The Pringle Challenge

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Ms. Berman’s fourth grade class at Minnesauke Elementary School recently completed The Pringle Challenge – a team-building engineering activity. In the science lab, students were tasked with creating a ring made out of Pringles without using tape or glue. The fourth graders enjoyed working together and figuring out solutions during this STEM challenge!

Date Added: 9/14/2022

Hexagon Project Honorees

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Two student-artists from Minnesauke Elementary School were honored in the 2022 International Interdependence Hexagon Project. Congratulations to Abigail Matheisen who was awarded most creative use of materials in the “Interdependence” theme, and to Addison Scott who was awarded most creative use of materials in the “Kindness” theme.

The annual Hexagon Project encourages students to create artwork of any media using a hexagonal template. It aims to spread the meaning of interdependence and related themes through school and community-created art.

Abigail and Addison had their projects selected from more than 1,000 entries. Their artwork will be on display for the month of September at an exhibition in Scranton, Pennsylvania and they will be invited to a special recognition event on Sept. 11.

Date Added: 8/15/2022

Fundraising for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

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Minnesauke Elementary School’s student council worked to rally their school community this spring and early summer by conducting an online fundraising program for a very worthy cause. Together, through their efforts, the school raised over $1,500 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The group’s donation was made before the end of school and will be used to support the work the organization does for families across the country.

Date Added: 6/30/2022