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Nassakeag Elementary School

Address: 490 Pond Path, East Setauket, NY 11733
Main Office: (631) 730‑4400
Fax: (631) 730‑4403
Principal: Heather Levine
Asst. Principal: Lauren Castellane 
School Hours: 8:43a.m. - 2:58p.m.

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School Vision Statement

Our school is a community of learners where we focus on the social, emotional, and academic growth of each child. We strive to establish in each student a strong academic and personal foundation through high quality instructional experiences and school-wide adoption of "Rachel's Challenge" principles. The principles are:

  1. Start a chain reaction of kindness
  2. Accept and include others
  3. Be a positive influence
As a result, we have created a school climate that is conducive to learning. Our students are able to achieve academic success in a safe, nurturing environment.


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Bus transportation will be limited to designated bus routes and bus stops only.

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. Please complete the below form and return it to the Main Office.

Current News

Story Time Teaches About Ramadan and Eid

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Mrs. Murray’s fourth graders at Nassakeag Elementary School welcomed two parents into the classroom to learn about Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr. The parents read two books, “It’s Ramadan, Curious George,” by Hena Khan and “Ramadan – Celebrate the World,” by Hannah Eliot.

Each book explained Ramadan and Eid, and the parents spoke about why those who celebrate fast during this time. They went on to explain how the festive day of Eid is celebrated. The parents distributed lanterns, a symbol of Ramadan, and goodie bags filled with toys and candy to share the joy the holiday brings.

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Date Added: 4/11/2024

Nassakeag Raises More Than $15K for American Heart Association

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Nassakeag Elementary School students recently participated in the Kids Heart Challenge through their physical education classes. Students learned about the importance of heart-healthy habits including proper nutrition, hydration and sleep. In addition to in-class activities, students participated in the challenge through fundraising for the American Heart Association online. More than 125 students raised a total of $15,331.

The buildings top four fundraisers collected more than $1,000 each for the organization. Congratulations to the following:

Savannah Saunders – $2,846.61

Derek Adams – $1,304.09

Thomas Shanley – $1,231.39

Nayel Khair – $1,048.19

Paying it Forward with a Four-Legged Friend

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Nassakeag Elementary School kindergartners learned the importance of paying it forward with the help of a four-legged friend. Local author, Sarah Zagaja, visited students to share her book, “Raising Betty.” The book recounted the generosity Zagaja’s family received following the loss of their home in a fire. The outpouring of love and support from the community led to Zagaja’s family paying forward the kindness by raising a guide dog. Since Betty, Zagaja has raised several dogs for the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s Vet Dogs.

Zagaja also introduced students to her certified therapy dog Fenway, who was released from the guide dog program. Students spent time with Fenway, as well as another therapy dog, Cutch. It was clear the dogs brought joy to Nassakeag Elementary School, as students smiled ear to ear throughout the visit.

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Date Added: 3/25/2024

Learning About Diwali

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Students in Mrs. Toner’s fourth grade class at Nassakeag Elementary School recently learned about Indian culture, customs and celebrations. Students learned about Diwali and created unique Rangoli designs and Diya lanterns. They even tasted a popular Indian dessert!

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Date Added: 3/19/2024

K9 Classroom Visit at Nassakeag

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Officer Neems with the Suffolk County Police Department visited fourth graders in Mrs. Murray’s class at Nassakeag Elementary School to introduce students to his police dog, Gunner. Officer Neems spoke about the role of working dogs in the police force.

Specifically, Gunner is trained to help locate explosive devices. Students learned about the training Gunner went through and how long a dog works in the K9 department before they can “retire.” The interactive visit connected students to first responders and heroes in the Three Village community.

Date Added: 3/13/2024