Principal's Message

Dear Grundy Avenue Community, 

As many of you are aware, Sachem Central School District has elected to close three schools for
the 2016-2017 school year. This is due to the declining enrollment of the student population. District Office, Administration, teachers, staff, and parents are working together to make the transition as smooth as possible for students and families. The closing of the three buildings has necessitated the redistricting of many students across the district. Plans are being put in place to have farewell and welcome events for schools. I know that the Grundy Ave community accepts our new friends with open arms.

The main reason for writing this letter is to inform you about some additional changes that will be occurring, specific to Grundy Avenue. With the closing of schools there will also be the need to excess administrators from the district. Unfortunately, it is anticipated that I will not be here next year as your principal. From day one, this school has surpassed my expectations on all accounts. The dedication to "doing what's best for students," as witnessed by the entire learning community, is second to none! Staff and parents work together to create a school that children are proud of, where learning is fun, and students grow to become the best people they can. I thank you for all of your support this past year. You welcomed me into the Grundy family day one and Grundy will always hold a special place in my heart. 

On July 1, 2016 Laura Amato will become the new principal of Grundy Avenue School. Mrs. Amato has been the principal of Tecumseh Elementary for the last 7 years. She has a strong background in instructional leadership and is a true Sachem Arrow! I am confident that Mrs. Amato will be able to lead Grundy Avenue in the future. Over the next couple of months, I will be personally working with Mrs. Amato to make her transition to Grundy Avenue as smooth as possible.

Although, we still have more than two months of school, I felt that it was important for you not only hear this information now, but I also wanted to be the one to share it. Once again, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this school a place that I have called a home.

Best regards, 

James Foy 


Grundy Avenue School