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About McVey

McVey is an elementary school with a population of approximately 650 students in grades K-5. We are located east of the Meadowbrook Parkway, less than one hour from New York City. Our school was built in 1950 and its original name was Meadowlawn School. In 1969 it was renamed McVey Elementary School in honor of a prominent East Meadow educator, George H. McVey

 

  

 

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Mission Statement

The mission of the McVey Elementary School is to provide children from diverse backgrounds with opportunities for personal growth through a nurturing environment that promotes self-esteem, natural curiosity, strong academic skills, and the courage to explore new horizons.

McVey is committed to instill in its students an appreciation of differences and a respect for themselves, others, and their environment in order to prepare them to meet global challenges of the present and future.

-adopted by the McVey Elementary School PMT -1995   

  

 

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Our Principals

The McVey Elementary School is a special place where students develop and master life long learning processes and skills. Through collaborative home/school relationships, our children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The McVey community provides an outstanding elementary educational career for children.

 

Mrs. Kerry Dunne
Principal

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Mr. Len Minerva
Assistant Principal

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Directions

NORTHERN STATE Traveling Westbound Take Northern State Parkway West to Wantagh Parkway South (exit 33). Continue on Wantagh Parkway to to Hempstead Tnpk. –Rt 24 West (exit W3W). Upon exiting Wantagh Parkway, bear right on to Hempstead Tnpk. Continue west on Hempstead Tnpk. to Prospect Ave. Make a left on to Prospect Ave. Continue straight on Prospect Ave. until you approach Devon Street. Make a right on to Devon Street. McVey School is located on the right hand side approximately two blocks down.

NORTHERN STATE Traveling Eastbound Take Northern State Parkway East to Meadowbrook Parkway towards Jones Beach (exit 31A). Continue on Meadowbrook Parkway to Hempstead Tnpk. –Rt 24 East (exit M5). Upon exiting Meadowbrook Parkway, bear right on to Hempstead Tnpk. Continue east on Hempstead Tnpk. to Prospect Ave. Make a right on to Prospect Ave. Continue straight on Prospect Ave. until you approach Devon Street. Make a right on to Devon Street. McVey School is located on the right hand side approximately two blocks down.

SOUTHERN STATE Traveling Westbound Take Southern State Parkway West to Wantagh Parkway North (exit 27N). Continue on Wantagh Parkway to Hempstead Tnpk. –Rt 24 East (exit W3E). Upon exiting Wantagh Parkway, turn left on to Loring Road. Turn left on to Hempstead Tnpk. –Rt 24 West. Continue west on Hempstead Tnpk. to Prospect Ave. Make a left on to Prospect Ave. Continue straight on Prospect Ave. until you approach Devon Street. Make a right on to Devon Street. McVey School is located on the right hand side approximately two blocks down.

SOUTHERN STATE Traveling Eastbound Take Southern State Parkway East to Meadowbrook Parkway North (exit 22N). Continue on Meadowbrook Parkway to Hempstead Tnpk. –Rt 24 East (exit M5). Upon exiting Meadowbrook Parkway, bear right on to Hempstead Tnpk. Continue east on Hempstead Tnpk. to Prospect Ave. Make a right on to Prospect Ave. Continue straight on Prospect Ave. until you approach Devon Street. Make a right on to Devon Street. McVey School is located on the right hand side approximately two blocks down.

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Harmony Pond

Part of the "William Coddington Nature Discovery Center," Harmony Pond, and its surrounding courtyard area, is a self-sustaining ecological environment. Installed in 1995, with the help of the McVey family and the East Meadow community, Harmony Pond is available to all of McVey's classes for use as an outdoor classroom, and curriculum has been developed for this purpose. If a class is studying nature, plants, animal life cycles, the water cycle, weather, or virtually any other life or earth science extension, Harmony Pond and the Discovery Center can be used to supplement the indoor classroom.

The McVey Science Lab, with the support of the PTA, maintains the Discovery Center. We offer McVey families with students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, the opportunity to care for Harmony Pond for one week over the summer months. All instructions and materials are provided for simple science experiments and clean-up rules. Your family may visit the pond as often as you like during the week you are assigned. This is a great way to stay connected to McVey! If you think your family might be interested in caring for Harmony Pond during the summer, please stop by or contact the Science Lab.

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