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Principal's Message



    Dr. Solomon 
    Ms. Edith Davenport
    Asst. Principal 


    Phone: (516) 345-7400
    Fax: (516) 345-7490
    140 W. Centennial Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575


    Dear Roosevelt Community,

     It is with much excitement and anticipation that I welcome you to Centennial Avenue Elementary School. Our teachers stand ready to take on the challenging yet rewarding task of preparing all children to exceed Common Core Learning Standards and meet high expectations. As a community of educators we look forward to serving our students and families from the following research-based components which guide our educational practices, beliefs and define our Theory of Action for the 2018-2019 school year.

     We believe in the Six Principles for Effective Schools:

    1. A common Mission, Vision, goals and activities.
    2. Ensure achievement for all students with systems for intervention and prevention
    3. Collaborative teaming focused on teaching for learning
    4. Data-based decision making for continuous improvement
    5. Gaining active engagement from family and community
    6. Building sustainable leadership capacity

     We believe in the Whole Child Philosophy:

    The demands of the 21st century require a new approach to education to fully prepare students for college, career, and citizenship.  The whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. It sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success.

     We believe in Cultural Competence:

    Cultural competence is a key factor in enabling educators to be effective with students from cultures other than their own.  The teachers at Centennial school recognize how student outcomes can be improved by incorporating racial and ethnic minority contributions in curriculum and diversifying pedagogical practices. They see cultural competence as both a moral and ethical responsibility to create a welcoming environment for students to succeed.   

     We believe in the Efficacy Approach:

    Efficacy is the capacity to mobilize the effort of adults and children toward development. In our school, it will be the achievement of proficiency at targeted learning outcomes at each grade level which will determine development.  We will operationalize the Efficacy Principles in our school and learning communities as a major component towards sustaining an effective school while supporting whole child philosophies.


    We embrace a collective growth mindset to feed our students mentally in order to prepare them for college, career and entrepreneurship.  “Roosevelt Renaissance inspires us to reach higher to better ourselves, our schools, our community and most of all our students! We proudly take on the challenge to pursue academic mastery, strong character and cultural competence!

     We are Going from “Good to Great”

    Dr. B. Solomon



    Students at Centennial Avenue School are exposed to and are enriched by many extra curricular and in-school activities. Some of those include:

    • 25 Book Campaign
    • Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
    • Veteran’s Day Tribute
    • Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
    • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Assembly
    • Annual Charles McIlwain African American History Tournament Grades 3-6
    • Science Exhibition
    • Authors’ Convention
    • Boys’ and Girls’ Empowerment Programs for 5th grade students
    • 90 minute Literacy Block featuring Mini Lesson/Readers’ Workshop/”Authors Chair”
    • 60 minute Math Block with integration of Science concepts and hands-on activities
    • Student Council
    • Cheerleading Squad
    • Safely Patrol
    • Boys’ and Girls’ Scouts of America
    • Daily Profile American and Hispanic History and Eagle Character Word
    • Collaborations with the local Sororities and Fraternities
    • Community affiliations
    • Active and committed  PTA 

    As always, we wish our students and staff much success now and in the future, failure is not an option!

    Dr. Barbara Solomon, Principal
    Ms. Edith Davenport, Asst. Principal 


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  • Megan Greenidge

    Megan Greenidge is a pleasure to have in class. Megan is a positive classroom and school role model. Megan follows the classroom rules, works hard on her assignments and is always willing to help other students. I am happy to have Megan in my class and I look forward to watching her grow this year.

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