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Waverly Elementary School

1111 Waverly Avenue
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone: (631) 654-8690 
John Ruggero, Principal





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February Birthdays

Christopher M. Feb 1
Philip P. Feb 1
Allyson B. Feb 2
Amanda B. Feb 2
Samantha R. Feb 3
Kyle F. Feb 3
Rachel A. Feb 5
Olivya R. Feb 5
Tyler S. Feb 5
Isabella S. Feb 5
Alex S. Feb 5
Anabelle S. Feb 6
Ryan D. Feb 6
Diego G. Feb 6
Hailey L. Feb 7
Christopher U. Feb 9
Zachary S. Feb 9
Daniel K. Feb 9
Dominic L. Feb 10
Aiden J. Feb 10
Meredith F. Feb 11
Dylan M. Feb 11
Hailey R. Feb 11
Gavin J. Feb 12
Matthew K. Feb 12
Edward J. Feb 14
Michael M. Feb 14
Sloan L. Feb 15
Sarah M. Feb 15
Logan V. Feb 16
Maura O. Feb 16
Brandon P. Feb 16
Thomas M. Feb 16
William P. Feb 16
Vada B. Feb 21
Haley M. Feb 22
Abigail T. Feb 23
Sydney L. Feb 23
Gianna G. Feb 24
Charlotte J. Feb 25
Brendan P. Feb 26
Carleigh V. Feb 26
Aidyn M. Feb 27
Caitlin S. Feb 27
Robert K. Feb 27
William K. Feb 29

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Mission Statement:

The Sachem Family (students,  parents, employees and residents) works interdependently to develop leaders of great character who are highly competent, confident and caring. Most importantly we are motivating our students to become the best possible version of themselves. WE ARE  SACHEM! 


In the News

Waverly Student Organizes Special Fundraiser

Waverly Student Organizes Special Fundraiser photo
Waverly Avenue Elementary School fifth-grade student Casey Lynch took an idea to fruition as he organized a fundraiser to raise money for a cause that hits close to home. Casey’s father John Lynch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and after successful treatment beat the disease. 

After approaching Waverly Principal John Ruggero with a written proposal, Casey put a plan into action to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation’s research on pancreatic cancer. He contacted the Lustgarten Foundation, which provided purple bracelets for Casey to sell for one dollar each to raise donations. Casey vigorously promoted the fundraiser by making a morning announcement, creating flyers to display around the building and encouraged his peers to help spread the word of the cause. 

Concluding the fundraiser, Casey and his classmates were visited by the Lustgarten Foundation Vice President of Development Linda Gruskiewicz. Ms. Gruskiewicz spoke to the students about the significance of pancreatic cancer research and the difficulties associated with the diagnosis. Following the informational discussion, Casey presented the Lustgarten Foundation with a check for the funds he raised in the amount of $700. 

Waverly Students Show Off Animal Artwork

Waverly Students Show Off Animal Artwork photo
Colorful creations were plentiful at Waverly Avenue Elementary School as fifth-grade students created animal bobble heads as part of an art activity exploring ceramics.

Utilizing ceramic clay, students in Susan Kinsey’s art class used their hands to sculpt cats and dogs for their bobble heads. Students used toilet paper rolls as armatures to create the body of their animals and then shaped the animal’s heads from pinch pots, a molding technique achieved by pinching the thumb and forefinger to form a bowl-shaped mold. 

As part of the lesson in ceramics, students learned each step of the kiln firing process to produce finished ceramic sculptures. Students began with the initial firing, called the bisque fire, before applying a glaze to their sculptures and placing them in the kiln for the final firing, known as the glaze fire. 

Throughout the building, each grade level is participating in a ceramics activity to encourage manual dexterity and support the creative process. 

Sachem Students Visit Atria Hertlin Place

Sachem Students Visit Atria Hertlin Place photo

Waverly Avenue Elementary School’s fifth-grade select chorus spread the holiday spirit in the Sachem community recently as they visited Atria Hertlin Place, an independent living facility in Lake Ronkonkoma. Lead by music teacher Bonnie Businksi, the students sang holiday songs to the facility’s residents. Following the chorus performance, the students enjoyed conversation with those in attendance.


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