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Effective 7/1/2018 NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE). The linked NYS School Health Examination form is required to be completed in entirety by a private health care provider or school medical director. If we do not receive your child's exam by October 30th, we will have your child seen by our school doctor. Please call our school nurse if you do not wish you child to have an in-school exam.
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185 North Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY  11772
Phone: (631) 730-1675
Fax:  (631) 286-2918
Grades K - 3
Hours:  9:20 am - 3:20 pm
Acting Principal: Mrs. Mandy Mazziotti














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Verne W. Critz Students Celebrate Career Day

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Verne W. Critz Elementary School students dressed as firemen, nurses, veterinarians and athletes as part of the school’s Career Day.
Principal Mandy Mazziotti explained that Career Day is an opportunity for the students to set goals for themselves and to be exposed to various opportunities available to them as they get older.

Career Day commenced with an assembly with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani, who explained to the student body his job as a district superintendent. Speakers from local businesses also visited the classrooms and included chiropractor Dr. Joseph Merckling, Suffolk County police officer Eddie Gomez and K-9 partner Milo, paramedic Kristin Huck, Air Force Pararescue Captain Salvatore Sferrazza, merchandiser Melissa Wasylyshyn, physical therapist Amy Maragioglio, fireman Matthew Wilkinson, transportation specialist Joshua Warshaw, veterinarian Dr. Nicholas Martuccio, dentist and hygienist Dr. Matthew Kahn, and finance specialist Joanne Bennett.

The students not only had a fun day dressing up, but learned about various professions, thanks to the volunteers who made Career Day possible.

Verne W. Critz students put their best foot forward

Verne W. Critz students put their best foot forward photo
There was a sense of formality and excitement at Verne W. Critz Elementary School on Jan. 4 as students and faculty dressed for school in their best holiday attire to celebrate the New Year.
Principal Mandy Mazziotti said the annual event, called the New Year’s Ball, is an “opportunity for each student to put his or her best foot forward.”

In addition to wearing special holiday clothing, students wrote New Year’s resolutions in class and discussed how to set goals to accomplish them. The PTA treated the students to sparkling apple cider and cupcakes during lunchtime. During dismissal, the entire school community then engaged in celebratory dancing.   

Making the Perfect Gift at Verne W. Critz

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Parents and caregivers gathered in kindergarten classrooms at Verne W. Critz to accompany their children in the making of special handcrafted holiday gifts. The day was a perfect opportunity to learn the value of giving to others.

The classrooms were set up by stations where students crafted a snowman ornament, designed a patterned necklace, counted out ingredients in a recipe for reindeer food and designed candle holders, holiday cards and holiday trees. While the students got to work making their gifts, they were encouraged to think about who the recipients of their gifts, made with love and kindness, would be.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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