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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

January - February Newsletter 



Covert Avenue School hosts ‘The Who Was? History Bee’

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On Feb. 2, Covert Avenue School hosted The Who Was? History Bee for students in grades 3-5. The competing students were selected after winning their in-class History Bee.

Led by librarian Jessica Murphy and teacher Tara Hamilton, students were quizzed on a variety of history questions. Fourth grader Liam Brown was selected as the winner of the history bee. He will proceed to the next step, which is a written exam that will determine the Northeast Regional Finalist.

Date Added: 2/16/2023

Covert Avenue Hosts Annual Cultural Diversity Day

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To celebrate its students’ various cultures, Covert Avenue School hosted the annual Cultural Diversity Day on Jan. 19.

During the school day, students were encouraged to dress in outfits that represented their heritage. Students in grades K-2 marched in a hallway parade, displaying their outfits and artwork to their peers.

Then, after school, staff and families were treated to multiple performances and presentations by students. The celebration opened with former student Leiah Guirand, who shared cultural fun facts and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Among the performances were the Drama Club’s rendition of “We’re All in This Together,” traditional Indian dances, the Honduras “Punta” dance, a Latin dance, third and fourth graders singing “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” and fifth and sixth grader singing “Music Changes the World.”

Cultural Diversity Night concluded with a Cultural Fashion Show that displayed students in outfits from China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Italy, Pakistan, Peru and more.

Date Added: 2/9/2023