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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.




Gotham Avenue Sixth Graders Learn About Financial Literacy

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Gotham Avenue School sixth graders recently participated in a comprehensive financial literacy program conducted by Ridgewood Savings Bank.

The students learned about financial management; exploring diverse payment modes, including cash, credit and check; and gained insight on managing debt. The bank visitors also discussed identify theft and the importance of securing private information. Additionally, the groups discussed modern examples of how money is spent and received, such as Venmo, Zelle, PayPal and others.

The sixth graders were collaborative and engaged with the visitors, asked many questions, and shared their own experiences with money. Students actively participated, showing eagerness to enhance their financial understanding and cultivate responsible spending habits for the future.

Date Added: 4/12/2024

Black History Month Q&A Panel at Gotham Avenue

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In honor of Black History Month, Gotham Avenue School hosted its first annual Black History Month Panel Interview on Feb. 28. The purpose of the event was to highlight African American role models, particularly local figures the students can look up to.

“We have our own heroes right here in our community,” Principal William Mingo said at the start of the panel.

The school invited Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Card, Assistant Director of PPS Helisse Palmore and obstetrics and gynecology specialist Dr. Allen Toles to participate in the panel.

Members of Student Government asked the panelists questions, including “What is your current profession?” “What is your cultural background?” “What and who has influenced you in your personal and professional goals?” “What advice can you give to all of our Gotham Avenue scholars?” and “What does Black History Month mean to you?”

Each panelist took turns answering every question, giving the students a variety of responses, advice and life experiences.

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Date Added: 3/4/2024
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