Our Principal

  • Meet the Principal

     

    Dear Parents:

     

        Welcome to the Andrew Muller Primary School where education in the Miller Place School District begins. The mission of the Andrew Muller Primary School is to promote a strong academic base for all our students in a safe, happy, and nurturing environment. The skills we most strongly emphasize include a love of reading, writing and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Additionally, we provide a foundation in physical, life, earth, space science, engineering experiences and technology awareness. We provide social studies experiences relative to our families, communities, civics and economics. Through strong curriculum, character education, positive socialization skills and firm home-school connection, we are able to create a wonderful and creative beginning for our children.  In these precious first years, we relish the opportunity to help shape the skills and attitudes of our future leaders.

     

        We at the Andrew Muller Primary School are committed to offering curriculum that meets state standards through a wide variety of programs and experiences that help each student gain success. The Andrew Muller Primary school staff is constantly engaged in staff development to achieve those goals. We have adopted the Into Reading Program to align with New York State Learning Standards, in reading, writing and grammar. We utilize the Fundations program to further support phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling principles in order to help our students reach their literacy potential.  In math, we have adopted the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Modules to help our students gain a truly deep understanding of mathematics that incorporates both concepts and fluency. Our health program centers around The Great Body Shop curriculum which provides opportunities for students to learn how to make safe and healthy choices. Character education is infused into each and every day. Our behavior counselors utilize monthly lessons from Second Step.

     

      Each classroom at the Andrew Muller Primary School has a Smart Board and each student is provided with a laptop to address 21st century knowledge and Digital Literacy Standards.  Reading and math supports are readily available for students who need assistance in accordance with the district’s RtI plan. A full complement of special education services are available for students who qualify.  All students have weekly instruction in physical education, music, art, and library skills.

     

        The Andrew Muller Primary School has approximately five hundred students. We have two playgrounds. Breakfast, lunch, and snack programs are available on a daily or weekly basis. Our library provides time for students to borrow books of interest and engage in maker space opportunities. Our building also accommodates four Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes and a before and after school program, both of which are run by the S.C.O.P.E. Education Services.

     

        Please know that the caring and dedicated staff at the Andrew Muller Primary School strives to provide a solid foundation which will carry our students through the rest of their years in the Miller Place School District and their lives.

     

        We encourage you to consult the district calendar, read the monthly newsletter and become involved in the robust activities the Miller Place School District community provides.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Laura Gewurz, Principal