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Chippewa Elementary School

31 Morris Ave.
Holtsville, NY 11742
Principal: Patricia A. Aubrey
Phone: 631-696-8640
Fax: 631 696-8645



Today a reader tomorrow a leader 


Digital Citizenship (online safety) By Ms. Harte & Mrs. Scully


Upcoming Events

March 27th

  • Family Connect Night

March 29th

  • STEAM Museum

April 1st

  • “Box Out Bullying” Presentation - All Grades
  • NYSSMA Solo Festival at North 3:00 – 9:00 pm

April 2nd

  • NYS ELA Assessments Grade 3 – 5

April 3rd

  • NYS ELA Assessments Grade 3 – 5
  • DEAR Night

April 4th

  • 2nd Grade – Circle of Dance Presentation at 10 am

April 9th

  • 1st grade – Animal Encounter
  • Science Fair – 6 pm to 7:30 pm

April 10th

  • Elementary Music Information Night @ North 6-8 pm (3rd & 4th grade)

April 11th

  • 4th grade Field Trip to Old Bethpage (lunch in classroom)
  • 2-1, 2-4 – One Room School House Field Trip (lunch in classroom)
  • For 5th Grade – Puberty Presentation at Sagamore 7 pm (parents only)

April 12th

  • 2-3, 2-2 – One Room School House Field Trip

April 16th

  • Kindergarten “Teddy Bear Clinic”

April 17th

  • Family Connect Night

April 18th - 26th - NO SCHOOL – SPRING RECESS

April 29th

  • 5th grade Maturation Presentation

April 30th

  • NYS Math Assessment Grades 3 – 5




Important Information



Chippewa Pledge

We are proud to be Chippewa students.
We respect others.
We always try our best.
We are leaders in school and in our community.
We believe we will achieve!



In the News

Chippewa Takes Learning Long Distance

Chippewa Takes Learning Long Distance photo
A cross-country connection between an Alaskan elementary school and second grade students in Mary Bernhard’s class at Chippewa Elementary School led to an eye-opening look inside a school community much different from their own. 

As part of the yearlong project, students in Bernhard’s class have been communicating with students in Alaska in an interesting way. They have been taking photos with Flat Stanley’s around their school community and sharing places they go around Long Island. Then, the Alaskan students did the same. Through this interactive project, Chippewa students learned about numerous aspects of Alaska, including climate, population, landscape and animals. 

Later this year, Bernhard plans to set up a video chat between each class for the students to meet face to face. 

Chippewa Students Study the Science of Insects

Chippewa Students Study the Science of Insects photo

Chippewa Elementary School students were recently introduced to areas of biology and entomology with help from two assistant professors from the Department of Biology at Farmingdale State College.

Cell biologist Dr. Azad Gucwa visited Donna Gianfortone’s first-grade class and Laura Seguna’s fourth-grade class to guide students through a hands-on learning activity utilizing foldscopes and paper microscopes.

As part of an additional activity, Dr. Carly Tribull taught students about entomology and the importance of insects as she spoke about her unique collection of insects. 


Student Collaboration Highlights African-American History

Student Collaboration Highlights African-American History photo
A collaborative effort provided impressive results as kindergarten students in Jennifer Collins’ class joined their fifth-grade book buddies in Amanda Hallstein’s class at Chippewa Elementary School for a project that honored prominent African-American men and women in history.

As part of the project celebrating Black History Month, student groups researched information on their selected individual and created timelines using chronological order to outline their lives. While organizing the presentations, fifth-grade students focused on text structure to clearly and concisely deliver the information.  

Concluding the project, students presented their work to a room of their peers on the influential individual they selected. Among the prominent figures chosen were Fredrick Douglas, Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson and Harriet Tubman. 

Chippewa Celebrates the Chinese New Year

Chippewa Celebrates the Chinese New Year photo

Elements of traditional Chinese culture covered the halls of Chippewa Elementary School in celebration of Chinese New Year on Feb. 5 as students participated in a collection of activities highlighting the country.

Before the celebration, third-grade students throughout the building crafted Chinese lanterns, masks and painted messages in Mandarin to be displayed throughout the building. In addition, students became experts on Chinese culture, learning intriguing facts about the country and its citizens’ way of life. 

Concluding the celebration, students enjoyed a Chinese food lunch where they spoke about the Americanized items served and those served as a part of a traditional Chinese meal.