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Gotham Avenue School

Mr. William Mingo, Principal
Mrs. Pamela Stamidis, Asst. Principal
Mr. Robert Cavaliere, Asst. Principal

181 Gotham Avenue, Elmont, NY 11003
Phone: (516) 326-5540
Fax: (516) 326-0563
Hours: 8:05 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

"Inspiring Excellence without Exception."

Our Mission: To maintain a safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environment that is committed to the social-emotional development and academic success of all students.

Our Vision: To empower our students with the ability to become productive citizens, be critical thinkers, compete in our global society, and become lifelong learners.


Health & Safety Protocols

  • Social distancing will be implemented in all areas throughout the building.
  • All students and staff are required to wear a mask.
  • All students and staff will have their temperature taken before entering the school building.
  • Regular hand washing will be scheduled throughout the day.
  • Shared items and materials will be reduced and cleaned as needed.
  • When possible, we will increase access to fresh air by having students participate in outdoor activities.
  • Scheduled cleaning of high-touch areas will be increased.


Letters & Notices 


Reading Buddy Program at Gotham Avenue School

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Gotham Avenue School’s Reading Buddy program aims to connect older students with their younger peers. At the start of the school year, fifth grade classes were paired with a first-grade class and sixth grade classes were paired with a kindergarten class. The Reading Buddy teams meet once a week throughout the school year to read together and create a craft. 

All Reading Buddies students joined together to celebrate the winter season throughout December. The fifth and sixth grade students practiced important reading skills, such as fluency, expression, and creating and asking text dependent questions; while the kindergartners and first grade students practiced reading skills such as listening, as well as asking and answering questions about the text.

On Dec. 20, Ms. Bianco’s first grade class and fifth graders in Mr. Wochinger’s class created gingerbread houses together. The houses were created by using cardboard and small milk cartons. Students decorated them with glue, cotton balls, gems and other craft materials.

Kindergarten and sixth grade Reading Buddies completed a winter snowman art activity on Dec. 22. The students worked together, using popsicle sticks painted white, and found objects to create unique and creative snow people. A surprise visit from Thunder the Gray Wolf, the school’s mascot, helped to add some Gotham spirit to this fun event.

Date Added: 1/20/2023

Gotham Avenue School's Teachers of Tomorrow Program

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To encourage students to pursue a future career in education, Gotham Avenue School is offering the Teachers of Tomorrow Program for the second consecutive year. The districtwide program, which began at Gotham Avenue in October, aims to introduce Elmont students to teaching and inspire them to one day return to the district as educators themselves.

Thirty-eight fifth and sixth grade Gotham Avenue students are enrolled in the program. They were accepted after filling out an application and acquiring a recommendation from a previous teacher. The students were assigned a classroom at the start of the program and they will remain with that class for the remainder of the school year. They work in the classroom two to three times per week during their recess time. 

The Teachers of Tomorrow students assist their designated teacher with various tasks depending on the grade-level. Duties may include working with individual or small groups of students, reading stories, mentoring students and performing basic clerical duties.

Date Added: 12/1/2022