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Covert Avenue School

Mrs. Mary Natoli, Principal
Mrs. Valerie Donoghue, Asst. Principal
Mrs. Alison Gunn, Asst. Principal

144 Covert Avenue, Elmont, NY 11003
Phone: (516) 326-5560
Fax: (516) 326-0547
Hours: 9:10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Our Mission: To support, encourage and challenge our students and staff in a collaborative environment that nurtures high educational expectations.


Aligned with Elmont Union free School District’s mission of reaching and teaching for excellence, the Covert Avenue Elementary School Family is committed to creating students who are ready to meet the challenges of our ever-changing world. Together as a community of learners, we design challenging instruction to assist our students reach their personal goals and achieve academic excellence.

In all grades, our students are challenged with rigorous curriculum that is aligned and supports the Common Core Learning Standards. At Covert Avenue, our students are on the way towards college and their future careers!

Along with our academic goals, our Covert Avenue staff and families build character in our students. Special attention is made in the development of the traits which our students will need to become responsible members of society. Together as a school community, we stress and model the attributes of confidence, respect, honesty, citizenship and tolerance. Our commitment to educating the whole child is reflected by the motto that adorns our front lawn, “Children for a Better Tomorrow.” With our entire school community, Covert Avenue students are guided to reach their personal potential and achieve academic success.


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Local Author Visits Covert Avenue School

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Covert Avenue School students were recently visited by local author, autism parent and disability educator Amy McCoy, who wrote the book “Little Big Sister.” The book is about nine-year-old Katie and her older brother, Mikey, who has autism.

McCoy talked with the students about her own experiences as a mother of a child with autism, and how it inspired her to write the book. She explained to the students what autism is and how it can affect someone’s communication and behavior. Her presentation focused on how kind words and actions are important, and how students can have a better understanding of peers who have disabilities.

The presentation was provided to students in grades 3-6 in two assemblies. Third and fourth graders received a copy of the book to take home.


Covert Avenue Fourth Graders Participate in ‘Bucks and Pucks’

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To teach students the importance of financial literacy, Covert Avenue School hosted its first annual Junior Achievement event on March 15. All fourth-grade classes were visited by representatives of Dime Bank and Flagstar throughout the school day, learning various financial skills.

As a culminating event, Junior Achievement partnered with the New York Islanders to provide the fourth graders with an after-school street hockey clinic, Bucks and Pucks. Students were taught floor hockey moves by members of Islanders Street Hockey, an initiative designed to bring the sport of hockey to local community centers. The event promoted teamwork and collaboration, along with being a fun way to end the day.

Date Added: 3/21/2024