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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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Literary Characters on Parade at Covert Avenue School

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To culminate Pick a Reading Partner Week, Covert Avenue School students in grades K-2 dressed as their favorite characters for a hallway parade. Teachers and students in upper grade-levels lined the halls, clapping and eagerly greeting the students as they walked through the halls in their costumes. Many held the books that represented their characters, as well.

Throughout the week, other themed days were held in honor of PARP, such as wear sweats for “Reading Jogs the Mind” on Monday, wear your favorite sports team for “Team up to Read” on Tuesday, a read along with guest author Amanda Montoni during the PTA meeting on Wednesday and a book fair on Thursday.

Date Added: 5/4/2023