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Shaw Avenue School 

99 Shaw Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580

(516) 434-3700

Erin Malone, Principal 


TBD, Assistant Principal


Shaw Avenue Reopening Procedures


Shaw Avenue Elementary School was opened in 1950 as the second school of Valley Stream School District 30.  The school replaced the Rottkamp Potato Farm owned by the Rottkamp family.  For the celebration of Shaw Avenue School’s 50th anniversary in the year 2000, students, staff, parents and community members placed two time capsules in the Library Media Center.  These time capsules will be unveiled during Shaw Avenue’s 100th anniversary in the year 2050.   Shaw Avenue School now serves the northern part of this region and houses a culturally diverse student body from kindergarten to grade six.

At Shaw Avenue students receive a good educational foundation that propels them to excel academically, socially, and emotionally.  We honor our students’ learning styles by differentiating our instruction using different pedagogical strategies and modalities.

Overview of Core Instructional Program

We develop literate independent readers who are able to identify their literary genres of choice and understand that good readers read for different purposes including pleasure. To build a stronger foundation for our literacy instruction we use the Common Core Standards and the five components of a scientifically-based reading instruction in the early grades: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. As students advance through the grades we expect them to engage with literary and informational texts on a deeper level by analyzing, explaining, comparing and contrasting, integrating, evaluating, and citing supportive evidence for their arguments.  

Our students consider themselves mathematicians who can relate theoretical concepts to the real world.  We implement the Common Core Standards by asking students to engage in a variety of activities, such as:
1.    Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
2.    Reason abstractly and quantitatively
3.    Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
4.    Apply mathematics to solve everyday problems
5.    Use appropriate tools strategically

Our students are social scientists who begin to apply the scientific method in the early grades while creating their hypotheses while proving and disproving them as they progress through the years.  They learn to analyze and question peoples of the world, cultures, and institutions that surround them.  We integrate literacy skills in our curriculum and encourage students to read and write a variety of informational and non-fiction texts

Shaw Avenue School also provides all students with a richly rewarding educational experience in the areas of art, music, and computer technology. Academic excellence is expected of all students as they forge ahead in their academic pursuits

In addition to our instructional core, we offer a variety of programs at Shaw Avenue School including:
•    Two fully equipped technology labs
•    Full Day Kindergarten Center
•    Implementation of Common Core Standards Across Grade Levels
•    Social and Emotional Learning through Responsive Classroom and PBIS
•    Quest for high achieving students
•    Afterschool Academic Intervention Services
•    Co-teaching classrooms
•    Innovative Literacy Pilots


Shaw Avenue News

Shaw Avenue kindergartners engage in learning centers

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Kindergartners at Shaw Avenue Elementary School in Mrs. Savella and Mrs. Hanif’s class are engaging in innovative learning centers, which are designed to nurture the Global Leaders of Tomorrow through hands-on educational experiences in math, English language arts, technology, and science.

Math Centers:
• Playing Cards Addition: Featured during the District Art Show & Math Games Night, students and their families will enjoy math games with playing cards. Each family receives a deck of cards and a game booklet to continue learning at home.
• Number Puzzles: Activities that reinforce counting, number recognition, and basic addition.

English Language Arts Centers:
• Phonics Center: Practicing letter sounds and digraphs on dry erase boards.
• Library Center: Enjoying books from the classroom library.
• Zingo!: Recognizing and reading high-frequency words through a collaborative game.
• High Frequency Words Activity: Completing a phonics cut-and-paste activity.

Technology Center:
• Developing keyboarding skills using the "Typing Club" app on iPads.

Science Observation Station:
• Observing ladybugs with magnifying glasses and recording findings in science journals as part of the science unit.

“These centers foster a love of learning and provide experiences across a variety of subjects,” Savella said. “These activities engage students and make learning both fun and meaningful.”

Date Added: 5/22/2024

Budget Approved! ¡Presupuesto Aprobado!

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Budget Approved! ¡Presupuesto Aprobado!
YES – 253
NO – 101

Proposition 2:
YES – 272
NO – 76

Board Election:
*Kelly Ureña - 263


Presupuesto aprobado:
SÍ - 253
NO - 101

Propuesta 2:
SÍ - 272
NO - 76

Elección de la Junta Directiva:
*Kelly Ureña - 263

*Candidato elegido

Date Added: 5/21/2024