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Chippewa Elementary School

31 Morris Ave.
Holtsville, NY 11742
Principal: Patricia A. Aubrey
Phone: 631-696-8640
Fax: 631 696-8645


Upcoming Events

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • December 6th-8th Holiday Boutique
  • December 8th PTA- Winter Wonderland Dance
  • December 11th Half Day Dismissal (12:15 p.m) - No P.M. Child Care
  • December 13th at 7:00 p.m Holiday Concert at Sagamore M.S. 
  • December 19th Half Day Dismissal (12:15 p.m) - No P.M. Child Care
  • December 25th - January 1, 2018 : Winter Recess (No School)


Important Information



Chippewa Pledge

We are proud to be Chippewa students.
We respect others.
We always try our best.
We are leaders in school and in our community.
We believe we will achieve!



In the News

Chippewa Celebrates 50 Years of Education

Chippewa Celebrates 50 Years of Education photo

Chippewa Elementary School recently celebrated 50 years of education during a day filled with special activities remembering the past.

The day began by recognizing past teachers and staff in attendance through special words by current Principal Patricia Aubrey before a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony. A time capsule sealed in 1968 by former staff members was opened and the contents displayed in the multipurpose room to showcase the preserved treasures from the past. Among the contents found within the capsule were old photographs of students and various documents displaying current trends of the time. 

Additionally, the day included several connections to the students’ social studies curriculum, as students were challenged to pick a past era and study what was popular during that time. Students created comparison posters showcasing current trends and how they contrasted with ones of the past. The posters were displayed amongst the time capsule artifacts for the visitors to enjoy as they viewed the collection of items.  

Concluding the special day was a parade throughout the building lead by past teachers and staff, followed by each kindergarten class dressed in holiday costumes. 

Fact Family Fun in Fall

Fact Family Fun in Fall photo

First-grade Chippewa Elementary School students in Laurie-Ann Rooney’s class approached math artistically as they practiced fact families in a hands-on activity using a construction paper pumpkin. To better understand how addition and subtraction work together, students were each given a set of three numbers, which they switched around to form four different combinations. Students discovered by arranging the numbers in different orders that they get the same sums and differences. They then displayed the different fact families by arranging the combinations on the pumpkin. After completing their pumpkin, the students were challenged to correctly label the four sections on it with each equation from their assigned fact family.

Student Buddies Share Discoveries

Student Buddies Share Discoveries photo

First- and fifth-grade students at Chippewa Elementary School buddied up as they participated in a hands-on science and mathematics autumn-themed activity.

First-grade students in Donna Gianfortone’s class became buddies with fifth-grade students from Jackie Foley’s class as they performed various activities centered on pumpkins. As a team, the student buddies visited different stations where they performed a multitude of examinations on the favorite fall fruit. Using paper clips and blocks, students began with taking measurements, then continued their observations by reaching inside the pumpkin to count the seeds and using a magnifying glass to inspect them closely. 

Throughout the activity, the student buddies offered each other varying perspectives on their observations. 

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