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Carle Place, New York 11514

Principal: Mrs. Catherine Silletti
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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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Current News

ENL Family Night

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Students and families from the elementary schools recently gathered at The Westbury Library for ENL Family Night and explored the resources available. Students had a blast meeting members from the library, and many received their library cards to begin borrowing books. While Cherry Lane and Rushmore students toured the children’s library, their parents toured the adult library. In addition, students and families discovered that language learners can take advantage of books in many different languages.

Date Added: 5/11/2022

Read-A-Thon Raises Funds for Little Free Library

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Rushmore Avenue School held its first Read-A-Thon with much success. The Read-A-Thon was held for two weeks to promote literacy and the love of reading. The students at Rushmore read for a total of 79,363 minutes.

Awards included top reader (Jacqueline Mazaroski – sixth grade), top reading class (Mrs. Julie Santoro/Mrs. Elizabeth Vena – fourth grade), top donation collector (Audrey Healy – fourth grade) and top donation collecting class (Mrs. Hannah Choi – fourth grade). Prizes included Islanders tickets, gift cards, free homework passes, extra recess and making Mrs. Jennifer Dintino, Ms. Kacy Maher and Mrs. Marni Nelson dress up any way the winners wanted.

The momentous part of the fundraiser was that the school was able to raise enough money to install a Little Free Library in front of the building where students and community members can take a book or leave a book at any time. The students of Rushmore, their families and friends raised the amount needed due to their hard work and generosity.

Date Added: 5/2/2022

Multiplication Madness Winners

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Rushmore Avenue Elementary School third grade teachers celebrated the hard work and efforts of the 2022 Multiplication Madness Tournament winners with a pizza lunch.

Throughout the month of March, each third grade class participated in a fact fluency bracket tournament that culminated in one final winner. All third grade students worked hard to study their multiplication facts in preparation of the tournament. Rushmore is proud of every student for the teamwork and sportsmanship they showed throughout the tournament.

This year’s winners are Lucas Araujo from Mr. Nicholas Badaracco’s class; Alexa Bruno from Ms. Eilis McMahon’s class; Nick Cira from Mrs. Kristen Barnao’s class; Luca Ghirardello from Ms. Marissa DeLaurentis’ class; and Niko Liakonis from Ms. Lauren Banzer and Mrs. Debra Rubin’s class.

Date Added: 4/27/2022

ALS Awareness

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Students at Cherry Lane and Rushmore Avenue schools began its annual campaign to raise awareness for the ALS Association.

Representatives from the organization visited both elementary schools and led an assembly, “Overcoming Adversity.” In their discussions, Mr. Paul Weisman and Mr. Dick Iannuzzi spread awareness and encouraged students to participate in the fight against ALS. Throughout the month of April, both buildings plan on hosting fundraising events where all proceeds will be donated to the ALS organization. For Rushmore, students will be able to purchase raffles as well as participate in various spirit days. The goal in raising awareness is to support patients and families through patient services, and provide the community with the latest ALS news, information and inspiration.

Both buildings hope to be added as a stop during the organization’s ALS Ride For Life this year.

Date Added: 4/4/2022