The new St. James Elementary School Principal is off to a great start!
On Tuesday afternoon, Adam Javidi hosted the first of his two "meet and greets" at the SJE playground. Javidi says his goal was to "get to know community members and get them to know him."
Javidi added he's heard great things about the St. James School District and is looking forward to continuing the school's "great tradition."
Javidi was joined by his wife Kelly, his daughter Mary and his sons Liam and Kian.
Javidi’s second meet and greet will be at the SJE playground on Thursday, August 18.
Date Added: 8/3/2022
Adam Javidi, the new Principal of St. James Elementary School is hosting two upcoming meet and greets to get to know community members.
On Tuesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 18 Mr. Javidi will be at the SJE playground for an informal get together from 4-6pm.
Mr. Javidi, who grew up in Smithtown, began his career as a fifth grade teacher in Brooklyn before teaching first and second grade in a brand new school in Manhattan called PS 452. Since 2019, he has worked as the Assistant Principal of Locust Valley Intermediate before being named new principal of St. James Elementary School in April.
“I am thrilled about this return to my hometown and the opportunity to serve this community.” Mr. Javidi told us.
He succeeds Mary Grace Lynch who retired in June after 20 years at SJE.
Date Added: 7/27/2022
"This community, they glued my family back together."
Those are the words of Gina Keely, president of The Paige Elizabeth Keely foundation, and more importantly the mother of Paige Keely.
Today Gina, with the help of friends hosted the inaugural Golf Classic and Dinner at the Nissequogue Golf Club.
Paige was a first grader at St. James Elementary School who passed away in 2018 at the age of 6 from an undiagnosed brain arteriovenous
Gina is also working with Smithtown schools to get training for school nurses to help identify signs and symptoms of all potential brain injuries.
Date Added: 7/11/2022
The restoration of portable classrooms for the Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) classes at St. James Elementary School is underway!
The District received additional funding for the program and will now have an increase of 104 students from the current year allocation.
The UPK program will continue to be operated by SCOPE for the 2022-23 school year.
Can't wait to see the final product!
Date Added: 7/5/2022
The Smithtown Central School is not only saying goodbye to teachers and students for the Summer, but also to some amazing retirees!
Principal MaryGrace Lynch is retiring after 20 years as St. James Elementary school principal, and 38 total years teaching!
Jane Groneman, the Senior Office Assistant Principal Secretary is leaving us after 25 years!
PE teacher Patti Petrucelli is retiring after 24 years. Elementary school teacher Lisa Molano retires after 22 years and lunch monitor and greeter Ida Margiotta is retiring after 20 years.
Congratulations and thank you!
Date Added: 6/27/2022