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Honor School
The Suffolk County Reading Council has recognized Indian Hollow Primary School for its achievements in the area of literacy. The banners displayed in our entranceway are awarded to schools, which meet certain criteria that demonstrate a commitment to literacy development. Indian Hollow is proud to be a standard bearer.

Indian Hollow students participate in the creative writing and poetry contest, as well as an artistic cover depicting our commitment to the literacy process. Newspapers are used by our classroom teachers to enhance reading and mathematics skills. Indian Hollow participates in a variety of literature based cooperative programs between parent and child. Each November is designated as Partners in Reading month. The basic premise of the program is to encourage parents and children to spend at least fifteen minutes each day reading together. Family memebers are invited to read aloud their favorite book as Secret Readers in their child’s class. Each year Indian Hollow holds a Read-A-Thon. Our aim is for the children to "turn on" to books as they "turn off" the television. Book Fairs are held in order to give children the opportunity to purchase books and encourage reading.

Each year our students have pen pals and write letters to children in other schools within and outside of the district. In the spring some of the classes meet and have a picnic with their pen pals. Children create and publish poems, stories, and books using the computer. Kindergarten and first grade children write and illustrate books in small groups as well as whole class contributions. Each year the second grade students, in conjunction with a theme on fairy tales, write and publish their own individual fairy tales. Our second grade students are "buddies" or "peer readers" with the kindergarten students. They enjoy sharing their favorite books with each other. Indian Hollow is fortunate to have authors and illustrators visit the school to demonstrate the process involved in developing and producing picture book literature.

The Honor Award is a reflection of our commitment and focus in developing a foundation and an appreciation of literacy.
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By Mail:  151 Kings Park Road Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  631-858-3590
By Email: webmaster@commack.k12.ny.us
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The Commack School District Mission Statement
Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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