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Carle Place, New York 11514

Principal: Mrs. Catherine Silletti

Main Office: (516) 622-6421

Fax Phone#: (516) 622-6588

 To Report Student Absences, call the Nurse's office at (516) 622-6423.









Mission Statement

Rushmore Avenue School’s mission is to instill a love of learning in all children.  In partnership with families and community, we will provide each and every student with the guidance and support to be reflective learners and to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally enabling them to become productive members of the twenty-first century.  


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Elementary Schools Transform to Support Student Success

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Improving our buildings to enhance student learning has remained a priority here in the Carle Place School District as we follow a five-year capital projects plan. As we slowly approach the end of 2022, let’s look back at the amazing renovations that both Cherry Lane School and Rushmore Avenue School have undergone this year.

At Cherry Lane School, construction occurred during the summer months to complete the third and final phase of the school’s reconstruction project. This last phase included the replacement of the old office and corridor windows and the transformation of part of the building’s exterior. Crews worked tirelessly on the reconstruction and building façade replacement for nine classrooms and one resource room. With the final phase now completed, all the classrooms at Cherry Lane School are refurbished from floor to ceiling. Both students and staff are enjoying their fresh new learning environments.

At Rushmore Avenue School, phase six of construction also took place during the summer. Three classrooms received makeovers and are now updated spaces for students to learn and grow in. They feature fresh new paint on the walls, new flooring and more. The school also had two small classrooms added, using space from Rushmore Avenue’s existing computer lab. This has helped maximize instructional space for our students.

Construction did not stop there. The school’s main stairwell at the center of the building was renovated, and more improvement projects were completed on the second floor. The second-floor student restrooms were completely updated and now feature new wall tiles in our Carle Place colors. Part of the second-floor corridor was also updated.

The district plans to continue improving its buildings to not only benefit current students, but future students as well. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, a special vote will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Carle Place Middle/High School, asking the community to vote on an expenditure from the district’s capital reserve fund to continue making basic infrastructure improvements. This money has already been set aside; as such, there is no tax impact associated with using these funds.

If approved, future projects would include the phase seven abatement and reconstruction at Rushmore Avenue School, consisting of second floor classrooms, resource room and related corridor and stairwell areas. Additional improvement projects would include the first-phase replacement of HVAC unit ventilators at Carle Place Middle/High School and several projects at Cherry Lane School – the replacement of the gymnasium roof, ceiling and lighting, along with the replacement of the school’s corridor ceiling and lighting.

Please click here to view more information about the Dec. 7 vote, and please enjoy the slideshow below to see how our buildings have transformed this year.

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Date Added: 11/21/2022

Outstanding Student-Writer Wins Essay Contest

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Carle Place fourth grader Brooke Stellato from Rushmore Avenue School had her personal essay, “Life on the Sidelines” featured in the New York Times kids section on Nov. 27. Out of nearly 100 submissions, Brooke was selected as one of only six winners in the newspaper’s kids essay contest about unfair or pointless rules.

The essay contest challenged kids from all over the world to reflect on their own lives and rules that they believe “should be thrown out the window.” Kids from 26 states, along with the Philippines, South Korea and Canada, submitted entries into the contest. Winners ranged from ages 9-15, with Brooke being the youngest.

She completed her winning essay during the summer. In her piece, the fourth grader wrote about her love of soccer and how she was forced off her soccer team due to an unfair rule about age. She was the only player on the team with a December 2012 birthday, while all her teammates had 2013 birthdays. Brooke strongly conveyed how she felt, even after joining a new team.

After finding out that she had won the contest, Brooke said that she “was very surprised and did not at all expect it.” This was the second essay contest that she has won. Brooke previously won a Nassau County writing competition when she was in the first grade.

The Carle Place School District congratulates her on this outstanding achievement!

Date Added: 12/2/2022

Planting Knowledge at Rushmore Avenue School

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Rushmore Avenue fourth graders in Susan Finnell’s class recently used the scientific method to test their hypothesis about what bean plants need to germinate. In addition, they learned about internal and external plant parts and their functions.

Not only have the students enjoyed watching their bean seed sprout, but they have also enjoyed taking care of their growing plants each day.

Date Added: 11/7/2022