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Meadow Drive School

25 Meadow Drive, Albertson, NY 11507
Main Office: (516) 237‑2400
Nurse's Office: (516) 237‑2480
Psychologist: (516) 237‑2449
Social Worker: (516) 237‑2447
Transportation: (516) 237‑2080
Fax: (516) 237-2408

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Principal, Jennie Fahey

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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Meadow Drive website!
Meadow Drive School is one of Mineola’s two early childhood schools. We serve over 350 diverse students in Pre-K through Grade 2!

Through a focus on kindness, teamwork and lifelong learning, we provide child-centered instruction with opportunities for enrichment and support throughout each day. We encourage our young learners to take risks, solve problems, and collaborate as they learn. Every learner tracks their progress and growth through a standards-aligned Badge Book year after year. All of our work centers around the concept of building a growth mindset in our learners, and that even the youngest learners are capable of growing, learning and achieving their goals and dreams. Learners have a packed schedule each day that includes reading, writing, mathematics, art, music, physical education, library, coding, STEAM (science through technology, engineering, art, and math), and time in our learning garden. Each  of our learners receives a 1:1 iPad to support the practice of foundational skills.  We are proud of the amazing accomplishments of our young learners!

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Apple Distinguished School Recognized by Apple as a distinguisehd school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment

Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. Meadow Drive School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025. Our learners understand what they need to do to grow and work in partnership with their teachers to determine how they will get there. With 1:1 iPad, learners develop learning styles through opportunities to Apple Distinguished School badgeresearch, explore and share.

For example, learners design presentations about research in Keynote, access applications to practice skills through QR and Camera, use Siri to help understand new vocabulary and facts, AirDrop to collaborate between iPads, practice reading skills with Lexia, engage in interactive learning games with Osmo, and use iPods with VR technology to learn about distant locations around the world.

We have re-imagined report cards and assessments to support learners to be agents of their growth through our innovative, standards-based Badge Books. Rather than earning grades, learners earn badges, which signify deep understanding of a particular skill or concept. Analyzing data from the Badge Books, teachers redesign instruction and learners develop plans to reach their learning targets and goals. Using Apple technology, such as Camera, Calculator, Notes and Keynote, learners earn their badges throughout the year. In addition, teachers and staff are part of the learning at Meadow Drive. Faculty use iPad to analyze data, share curriculum and lesson plans, and to enhance their practice through personalized professional development.

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Meadow Drive School News

Meadow Drive Recycling Crew

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Meadow Drive is proud to announce the team of second grade learners who will be heading up the school’s recycling initiative this year.

Throughout this school year, the team will be collecting cans and bottles around the school with the dual intention of helping the environment and raising money to benefit the community.

The students will take turns collecting and washing the cans and bottles every Friday before they are picked up by a parent volunteer who, with the help of their student, will handle the return and collect the deposit.

At the conclusion of the campaign, all the money collected will be used to purchase food for St. Aidan's food pantry in Williston Park.

We are #MineolaProud of these learners for their kindness, empathy and dedication to the community.


Date Added: 9/19/2023


Writer’s Workshop

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Ms. Brennan’s second graders are learning to put their thoughts and creativity on paper during Writer’s Workshop!

Date Added: 9/18/2023

Kindergartners meet Kandinsky

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Fun Friday with our kindergartners learning about Kandinsky, one of the pioneers of abstract modern art.

Date Added: 9/11/2023

Welcome Back Learners

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We’re excited to have everyone back and are looking forward to an exceptional school year! #MineolaProud

Date Added: 9/5/2023

Welcome New Teachers and Staff

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The district is #MineolaProud to welcome 31 outstanding new additions to the Mineola UFSD family for the 2023-24 school year, including administrators, teachers, staff and residents.

On August 29, our new team members participated in the annual orientation, which started at the Synergy Building with a deep dive into Mineola mission and culture, as well as procedures, policies and other information to help facilitate a smooth transition to our schools starting on day one. The team then boarded one of our busses for a whirlwind tour of our amazing schools!

Welcome to all our new teachers and staff. We are excited to have you on the team!

Administration: David Bodner, Dean at MHS

High School: Michael McShane, Caitlin Anetrella, Steven Braut-Doherty, Chris Amato, Alessandria Passarella, Demetra Kouspos, Peter Capanelli, Kristin Nicolai, Jenny Bravo, Toby Klein, Jessica Carlson and Peter Macedo.

Middle School: Jillian Hajek, Victoria Badalucco and Alexandra Deliso.

Hampton: Monica Sanchez, Rosemary Suazo, Sarah Greene and Tina Tudisco.

Jackson: John Rivera and Iris Luna.

Meadow: Kristin Knipfing, Caitlin Calio and Emely Maldonado.

Adelphi Residents: Margaret Hall, Jordyn Hershman, Emily Incammicia, Gabriella Sferrazza and Alyssa Theofanis.

Date Added: 8/31/2023