Clayton Huey Elementary School

Welcome to Clayton Huey Elementary School!

We at Clayton Huey are so proud of our students and their accomplishments. We would like to thank our parents and community members for supporting us as we work diligently to ensure that our students get the best educational experience possible. We hope you enjoy the pictures of some of the wonderful work our kids are doing every day! Don't forget to view our time capsule section on the tab above for pictures of events from previous months.

On Wednesday, June 12 the William Floyd High School Soundsations performed for the 4th and 5th graders. The 5th grade chorus also got to perform a song from their spring concert and the Soundsations joined in! Ms. D’Orio would like to thank the students and their director, Mrs Barbara D’Orio, for visiting our school and performing for us!

Yet another amazing day for our youngsters as we held our annual Field Day! So many activities to help encourage our students to stay healthy by exercising regularly. We had some unbelievably close marathon races that even came down to a slow-mo photo finish to determine the winner! All of our students participated in relay races and other fun activities. Thank you to all of the parents who came out to support our students, and a big thank you to Mr. Russo and Mr. Howland for organizing the event. Also thank you's go out to Mrs. Basile, Mr. Nofi, all of our teachers, and our custodial crew for helping to make the day a success.

On Thursday, June 6th, we were fortunate to be able to see Mr. Pendergast once more with his Ride for Life supporters! Mr. Pendergast and the Ride for Life organization work diligently to raise money and awareness to find a cure for the disease known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The Clayton Huey students along side Center Moriches Middle and High School students cheered on Mr. Pendergast and his friends as we donated our district's check of $4,075.00 that was collected to go towards research for the cure. Thank you to all of the families who donated and helped make this day so special!

Please see the document below for exciting summer programs through the SCOPE Summer Explorations Program. Contact SCOPE at 631-360-0800 ext. 133 for more information or register online at www.scopeonline.us.

2019 Brochure SCOPE East Moriches Summer.pdf

We are excited to have celebrated our first Kindness Challenge week with our students in May this year. The students were able to practice kindness regularly throughout the week. We are always working on becoming better students, family members, and PEOPLE! Our kids did such an amazing job, and we even had an amazing presentation by the Reespect Life Organization teaching us to continue to pay it forward!

What an amazing experience it was celebrating the loss of our amazing principal Kim Hardwick at our candlelight vigil. We truly were appreciative of all of the families that came out to show their support. There are so many thank you's to go around, but always know that Mrs. Harwick was very proud of all of us, and we will continue to do our best to honor her legacy.

We at Clayton Huey are so sad to announce the passing of our beloved principal, Mrs. Kim Hardwick. Mrs. Hardwick was a fierce advocate for students, a passionate and inspiring leader, and most importantly a loving friend to so many. We will be organizing opportunities to celebrate her memory in conjunction with the community. At this time we would also like to thank the Center Moriches and Clayton Huey families for their unbelievable support during this most difficult time. Always know that we will be here to support any students and families during this difficult time.

Few things in life are as meaningful or exciting as project based learning activities in first grade. Today I was lucky enough to be invited into Ms. Huey's classroom to explore animal adaptations such as camouflage, insulation, and fur types which keep water off of certain animal species. What a cool way for students to develop an understanding of how animals change over time to survive in their environments. Thanks for the invitation!

Last night, our Drama Club performed their evening show of "The Lion King Kids" for their parents and family members. What an amazing performance it was, and it couldn't have been possible without the supporting staff headed by Mrs. D'Orio. Thank you to all of the parents, and staff members who volunteered their time to help with costume and set design, and rehearsals as well leading up to an amazing night for our students. We are so proud of all of our performers and would like to once again thank all of the parents and family members who were able to come out and support the drama club performers!

Following our performance, we were also able to celebrate several of our students at our board meeting. Carolyn Ommundsen and Nico Libretti were celebrated for their competitive spirit in being our winner and runner-up in our Spelling Bee! But Mrs. Larsen's Kindergarten class headed by Mrs. Lopez stole the show by presenting to the board and community members all of the new Spanish words they have learned in our FLES program! We couldn't be prouder of all of our students' accomplishments!

There's nothing like a trip back to colonial times to help students experience what life was like at the beginning of our nation's history. Thank you to the 4th grade teacher team as well as our parent volunteers for helping to make this day special for our students once again!

We are so proud of all of the hard work that our students put into their first in-school performances of, "The Lion King Kids"! Their effort and pure talent was on display for all of the students today, but don't miss out on their evening concert Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00 pm.

Mrs. Worontsoff’s class Evaluated whether a design solution can reduce the impact from flooding? Which design will have the greatest impact? Will it be Sandbags, a levee, or a channel?

We are very excited to announce that our WARM Week celebration will take place from March 11th to the 15th. Aside from having several amazing activities planned for our youngsters to celebrate reading, we are thrilled to share that our visiting author will be Patricia Pollaco. Mrs. Pollaco is a very successful children's author and is well known for book titles such as, The Keeping Quilt, Thank You Mr. Falker, and Chicken Saturday as well as many more amazing stories. We cannot wait to celebrate this amazing week together!

Another amazing performance by our friends at the Unkechaug Nation to celebrate Native American culture. We are always appreciative of the heritages of others and being the HEROIC Open-minded people. Thank you to all of our student and community performers for your hard work!

Congratulations to Carolyn Ommundsen on winning the 2019 Spelling Bee at Clayton Huey Elementary School! Carolyn outlasted runner up Nico Libretti by correctly spelling the word, "abacus". Our 4th and 5th grade students battled hard and made us all very proud of their effort during the competition. What a wonderful day to witness the competitive spirit of our students and their willingness to challenge themselves mentally.

Clayton and Huey, our new tortoises, brought some excitement to Mrs. Worontsoff's classroom lately with their most recent visitation. Mrs. Worontsoff's class worked hard to collect Box Tops for Education. Their class collected more box tops than any other class in Clayton Huey and was able to house our tortoises for one full week. During their stay, the kids had tortoise races, and focused on mathematical measurements to determine the speed at which the tortoises could walk and grow.

It truly is an amazing place to learn when not a day goes by that students aren't engaged in every classroom at Clayton Huey! Thank you to Mrs. Worontsoff, Ms. Huey, Mrs. Kingston, and Mrs. Baio for allowing us time to pop in to some classrooms today to see all of the great learning going on. HAPPY FRIDAY :)

Over the past few years, our fourth grade students have engaged in a series of in-school field trips to teach them information about live oceanic animals. Here of some shots of our first date in our new Science Lab!