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251 Rushmore AvenueRushmore Ave School Photo
Carle Place, New York 11514

Principal: Mrs. Catherine Silletti

Main Office: (516) 622-6421

Fax Phone#: (516) 622-6588

 To Report Student Absences, call the Nurse's office at (516) 622-6423.









Mission Statement

Rushmore Avenue School’s mission is to instill a love of learning in all children.  In partnership with families and community, we will provide each and every student with the guidance and support to be reflective learners and to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally enabling them to become productive members of the twenty-first century.  


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  "Monthly Happenings"







MARCH 2023


Current News

Rushmore Avenue Students Earn Spot in All-County Art Exhibition

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Three students from Rushmore Avenue School were recently selected to have their artwork featured in the Art Supervisors Association’s 19th Annual Nassau All-County Art Exhibition. Third grader Livia Mikhelashvi, fourth grader Guanlin Ma and fifth grader Iyza Siddiqui will be among other talented student-artists from throughout Nassau County who will have their artwork on display. Students were nominated by their art teachers for the exhibit, which will take place at Long Beach High School on March 19.

Congratulations, Livia, Guanlin and Iyza!

Date Added: 3/14/2023

Rushmore Students Study Water Pollution

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Fifth graders from Rushmore Avenue School recently participated in a hands-on lesson about water pollution during their science rotation with Julie Tusa. The classes first spoke about the various forms of water pollution, from oil spills to plastic waste. In small groups of four to five students, they then experimented together to determine if water pollution could be reversed. 

Mrs. Tusa provided each group with a bucket which she filled with water and different ingredients to pollute it. This included vegetable oil to represent an oil spill, food coloring to represent a chemical spill, string to represent fish nets and more. Each team of students received a budget of $500 which they could use to “purchase” materials to remove the pollution and make their water clean enough for humans to use. Materials for purchase included filters, gloves, magnets, plastic cups, a strainer, tongs and more.

The activity encouraged students to work together to brainstorm the most effective way to remove the pollution which they quickly learned can be a difficult task. The lesson was a great way to shine a light on the importance of protecting our waterways and environment.

Date Added: 3/13/2023

Rushmore Avenue Students Support Animals in Need

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Students from Rushmore Avenue School recently completed their fourth annual “Cause for Paws” animal shelter drive, organized by Marni Nelson and Colleen Barenzano. This year, staff and students collected food, treats, toys and more for Second Chance Animal Rescue located in Levittown, N.Y. Sixth grade leaders volunteered their recess time to box up items and load them in cars. Thanks to the generosity of the Rushmore Avenue community, the drive was a huge success! 

Date Added: 3/1/2023

A Touchdown in STEM

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Are you ready for some football? Carle Place third graders at Rushmore Avenue School engaged in a football STEM challenge to see who could build the tallest, free standing field goal post!

Date Added: 2/10/2023