Verne W. Critz Elementary

185 North Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 730-1675
Fax: (631) 286-2918

Grades K - 3

Hours: 9:20 am - 3:20 pm

Principal: Mrs. Mandy Mazziotti






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NYS Physical Examination Requirement
NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE). The linked NYS School Health Examination form is required to be completed in entirety by a private health care provider or school medical director. If we do not receive your child's exam by October 30th, we will have your child seen by our school doctor. Please call our school nurse if you do not wish your child to have an in-school exam.

In The News

Poems, songs and flowers for mom

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First grade students at Verne W. Critz Elementary School celebrated their mothers during in-class Mother’s Day celebrations on May 8. They sang songs and presented their mothers with tissue paper flowers that they had made. All enjoyed a variety of treats.

Date Added: 5/15/2024

Elementary students explore Native American pottery and design

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Third grade students at Verne Critz Elementary School had the opportunity to explore Native American pottery and design as part of a Day in Clay Artist in Residence program.

The workshop was led by professional artist and sculptor Cliff Mendelson. Students learned about the process and effort involved in creating ceramic pieces and designed their own clay vases while incorporating symbols, patterns and imagery found in Native American works.

The Day in Clay program was made possible through the sponsorship of the South Country Educational Foundation, the PTA and art teacher Lealand Richard.

Date Added: 3/27/2024