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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.


Letters & Notices



Covert Avenue School Hosts Veterans Day Assembly

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To honor and celebrate veterans who have served, Covert Avenue School hosted a Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 10.

Members of the American Legion Elmont Post 1033 were in attendance, as well as Director of Nassau County Veterans Service Agency Ralph Esposito. Each veteran introduced themselves to the audience and mentioned what branch of military they had served in.

Student Council President Joshua Blake took to the podium to explain what the holiday represents and thanked the veterans for attending the assembly. Then, the Show Choir sang “To Those Who Serve,” under the direction of music teacher Sheryl Turk.

Date Added: 11/23/2022

Covert Avenue School Students Explore New Literature in Book Club

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In the library at Covert Avenue School, a group of students meets weekly with school librarian Jessica Murphy for Book Club. The club is offered to fifth graders interested in reading.

At the meetings, which are held on Thursdays during recess, the students discuss the book they are currently reading and read a few chapters aloud. The first book of the school year was “Mudshark” by Gary Paulsen. They have plans to read “Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy” as their second book.

Murphy recommends books that the students are not reading in class and books they have not read before. Books are chosen by a group vote. Along with reading together during the club meeting, the students read the books at home. The goal of the club is to foster a love for reading and to introduce students to new genres and different perspectives.

Date Added: 10/24/2022

Covert Avenue School Honors Patriot Day

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Covert Avenue School held its annual 9/11 tribute on the front lawn of the building, on Sept. 9.

The remembrance assembly began with guest speaker Ralph Esposito, the director of the Nassau County Veteran’s Affairs, who addressed students with some words from veterans from Post 1033. The flag was lowered to half-mast, and the school community recited the Pledge of Allegiance together. They followed the pledge with a moment of silence and ringing of bells. Members of the fourth-grade chorus then sang “My Flag” under the direction of Sheryl Turk.

Students were reminded that 9/11 should be honored with acts of service and good deeds within the community.

“The patriotic feeling that morning could be felt throughout our building for the entire day,” Principal Mary Natoli said.

Date Added: 10/6/2022