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Superintendent of Schools

August 15, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the summer draws to a close, we are ready for the return on September 5th of approximately 7,000 of our East Meadow School District children including approximately 460 new kindergarteners. Our professional staff will be returning on September 4th and will be involved in various staff development activities as they excitedly prepare to meet their new classes on opening day.

The summer has been a busy one at the district level and in all of our buildings as well. A number of administrative changes/assignments have been put into place. Mr. Demetrios (Jim) Mendonis is the new Director of Social Studies and 21st Century Learning, Mr. Leonard Minerva is the new Assistant Principal for McVey Elementary School, Mr. Drew Genoino is our new Chairperson of Social Studies at East Meadow High School, Mr. Louis Stellato is the new Chairperson of Mathematics at East Meadow High School, Ms. Crystal Mello is our new Chairperson of Math and Science at Woodland Middle School and Ms. Jessica Shenker is our new Chairperson of Music at W.T Clarke High School/Middle School.

We continue to be on top of infrastructure work in all of our buildings thereby protecting the investment that each of our school buildings is to the community. The opening of schools in a few days should see a number of projects completed or nearly completed, including the following:

Barnum Woods Elementary School
Installed new fencing on May Lane
Installed 200 Amp service
Replaced locks in the APR
Installed speakers in the hallways and outside the building
Installed new double pizza oven in the kitchen
Parkway Elementary School
Site work on front walkway near flag
Installed speakers outside by playground
Extended irrigation to front sign

Bowling Green Elementary School
Installed new fencing around school perimeter
Installed new refrigerator in east kitchen
Installed new speakers outside of school
Enlarged irrigation in front of the school
Woodland Middle School
Painted principal’s office and suite and main office areas
Painted Woodland gym and cafeteria
Removed carpet in the second floor dean’s suite and painted
Placed irrigation in the front of the school
Refinished little theater

McVey Elementary School
Refinished gym floor
Installed screen and projector in gym
Installed new roof – Bond
Painted principal’s office and tiled floor
Installed new speakers outside of school
East Meadow High School
Refurbished little theater
Installed new roof as part of the Bond
Installed new walk-in refrigerator as part of the Bond
Refreshed main office suite, new flooring

Meadowbrook Elementary School
Repaired leak in roof
Removed carpet and replaced with new tile in video room
W.T. Clarke Middle School/High School
Refinished gym and repainted lines
Installed two new walk-in refrigerators as part of the Bond
Refinished little theater
Installed new roof as part of the Bond
Installed new tennis courts as part of the Bond
Moved the assistant principal’s office out of the courtyard entry and created a new office across the hall
LJC Salisbury Center
Installed new speakers
Installed track as part of the Bond
Painted and put new floor in the Business Office

I, along with our Board of Education, wish to thank the entire community for its support of our schools, for without your support none of our district’s accomplishments would be possible. This coming year, we’ve chosen the following theme in which to focus our teaching and learning goals: Great Happens Here! Our staff is truly committed to ensuring a world class education for all of the students in the East Meadow School District.

May the upcoming school year be a productive and healthy one for all!



Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr.  
Superintendent of Schools



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Dr. Kenneth A. Card 
Superintendent of Schools
(516) 478-5776