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pames140 Park Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6300
Grades: 3-5
School Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Principal: Ms. Robyn Santiago

Assistant Principal: Mr. Joshua Atlas


PAMES Spring Photos 2021 Flyer

PAMES Colorcycle Service Project 2021 Flyer

PAMES Poetry Contest 2021 Flyer

Girls INC at PAMES 2021 Flyer

PARP Family Night 2021 Flyer


Island Harvest Food Pantry at EWMMS


PAMES Black History Month Celebration 2021

Black History Month Celebration Flyer


Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week

Semana del Espíritude Actos de Bondad al Azar


PAMES Math Night


PAMES Virtual Career Day


Click on this link to view the PAMES Online Protocols.


Click on this link to view the Park Avenue Title I 2020 Presentation.


Click the link below to view a tutorial on how to use the health screening app in Spanish.

How to Use the Health Screening App


Distance Learning Letter March 23, 2020





Current News

Virtual Meet-up Supports Middle School Transition

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With the transition to middle school just a few months away for fifth graders in Amityville, they got some help from their peers who know the lay of the land. Members of the National Junior Honor Society at Edmund W. Miles Middle School spearheaded a “Virtual Transition to Middle School” workshop for fifth graders at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School.

Honor Society members, under the direction of adviser Carlee Brunson, created a presentation that included a picture tour of the middle school, a guide to block scheduling and the advisory period, and information about clubs and sports. They also discussed the expectations of middle school, the differences between elementary and middle school, requirements for NJHS and staff members they can turn to for support. The virtual program concluded with a question and answer session.

Noted Park Avenue guidance counselor Kim Balducci, “Although our fifth graders can't visit the middle school this year, we brought the middle school to them.”

Former NFL Player, Amityville Grad Motivates the Next Generation

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Darrel Young reflects fondly on his career as a professional football player, but his time as a student in Amityville Union Free School District also invokes many fond memories. Young connected with fourth graders virtually at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School on May 17, and they listened with excitement as he talked about his childhood and his career. 

Young graduated in 2005 from Amityville Memorial High School, where he played football for the Warriors. He then attended Villanova University, followed by a six-year playing career in the NFL with Washington. In addition to sharing his experiences a player, he was able to talk with students about his new job as director of player development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

During the videoconference, Young shared some words of wisdom. He spoke to students about setting goals and aspirations, as well as how to be motivated to reach their desired life outcomes. He also discussed how the education he received in Amityville and how it set him up for success in adulthood.

Young noted the importance of living a selfless life. He said he begins every day asking himself, “Who can I help today?” and “How can I help them?” and ends every day by asking, “Who did I help today?” and “How did I help them?”

Fourth grade teacher Leighann Ruggiero said that as a former Amityville student, he related very well to current Park Avenue students, who were engaged throughout the discussion. She noted that Young’s message about personal responsibility and being accountable for one’s own actions was very powerful for students.

“He was great, and the students had a lot of great questions,” Ms. Ruggiero said. “He reminded them that they can do anything they put their minds to. It was a positive message that will help motivate and encourage them.”

Embracing the Warrior Way at Park Avenue

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A new character education program at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School is celebrating all of the traits that come with being an Amityville Warrior. Assistant Principal Joshua Atlas said the new Warrior Weeks initiative will continue for six weeks with lots of spirit activities centered around Warrior Pride. 

The first five weeks each focus on different pillar based on the school’s acronym, PAMES – positivity, achievement, motivation, engagement and staying safe. The last week will incorporate all five character education pillars and include a door decorating contest.

During positivity week, each teacher picked a Positive Warrior the Day. Every class made a positive vision board outlining their goals. During lunch periods, students wrote positive letters to other people in the building, and a group of students traveled around the building each day to deliver the mail.

Mr. Atlas said that character education, which is a part of the school’s social and emotional learning program, continues to be a major emphasis at Park Avenue. He added that positive behavior leads to more engagement in instruction, setting students up for success in their academics and helping them develop better relationships with their teachers and their peers. 

Amityville Grad Connects With Park Avenue Students

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A successful legal career for Raj Parekh is the result of receiving a strong education in the Amityville Union Free School District, and that was his message to students at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School. Mr. Parekh, who was named the acting United States attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia in January, connected with students at his former school virtually on April 8. 

Classes throughout the school tuned in for the Google Meet videoconference with the 1999 Amityville Memorial High School graduate. Park Avenue students were excited to hear from someone who attended the same schools as them, and were very interested in his Amityville memories. 

Mr. Parekh discussed his legal career leading up to his appointment as acting attorney of an office of approximately 300 federal prosecutors, civil litigators and support personnel across four divisions located in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News. Students enjoyed hearing about a typical day on the job for him and were delighted to hear that he has even met a couple of presidents. 

Before the videoconference, students identified what they wanted to learn about him, and each class submitted a few questions. Children learning remotely also were able to log on from their Chromebooks and ask questions live using the chat feature. 
Saturday, June 12, 2021