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Superintendent of Schools

August 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the summer draws to a close, we are ready for the return on September 4th of approximately 7,000 of our East Meadow School District children including approximately 460 new kindergarteners. Our professional staff will be returning on September 3rd and will be involved in various staff development activities as they excitedly prepare to meet their new classes on opening day.

The summer has been  a  busy  one  at  the  district  level  and  in  all  of  our  buildings  as  well.  A  number  of  administrative   changes/assignments   have   been   put   into   place. Ms. Kelly Gelfer is the new Director of Music and Art; Ms. Meredith Broxmeyer is the new Assistant Principal for Meadowbrook Elementary School; Mr. Craig Cammarata is the new Director of Facilities; Dr. Gerilyn Smith is the new Director of Guidance; and Ms. Kelly Xylas is the new Chairperson of English and Social Studies at W.T. Clarke High School.

We continue to be on top of infrastructure work in all of our buildings thereby protecting the investment that each of our school buildings is to the community. The opening of schools in a few days should see a number of projects completed or nearly completed, including the following:



Barnum Woods Elementary School


Parkway Elementary School

New parking lot and perimeter fencing Two renovated student bathrooms Playground repairs

New flooring in the staff copy room

Bowling Green Elementary School

Woodland Middle School

Roofing replacement underway (Bond) New playground surfacing material Grass fields treated by organic turf


Roofing replacement underway (Bond) Library carpeting replaced Gymnasium floor refinished

Grass fields treated by organic turf contractor


McVey Elementary School


East Meadow High School

Painting hallways and kitchen/cafeteria area

New storage container


New flooring in four classrooms and nurse’s office

New carpet tile in library Painting various areas

Grass fields treated by organic turf contractor

Meadowbrook Elementary School

W.T. Clarke Middle School/High School

New playground and surfacing material New concrete rear of building

Painting various areas

CMS main office new ceiling and lighting CMS principal’s office new ceiling and


Painting various areas

New bathroom for REACH program Grass fields treated by organic turf


LJC Salisbury Center

New bleachers, press box, concession stand and grass field underway as part of the Bond New flooring in the curriculum office

New flooring in the music and art office Painted various areas

Grass fields treated by organic turf contractor


I, along with our Board of Education, wish to thank the entire community for its support of our schools, for without your support none of our district’s accomplishments would be possible. This coming year, we’ve chosen the following theme in which to focus our teaching and learning goals: Great Happens Here! Our staff is truly committed to ensuring a world class education for all of the students in the East Meadow School District.

May the upcoming school year be a productive and healthy one for all!



Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr.  
Superintendent of Schools



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Dr. Kenneth A. Card 
Superintendent of Schools
(516) 478-5776