Dear Guggenheim Families,

It is hard to believe that school is still closed and the last few weeks has been a time of adjustment. We hope that you are managing and staying healthy, both physically as well as mentally. We want to reach out to see if you have any questions for our Principal Dr. Licato and Assistant Principal Ms. Sheehan we are hosting a "Virtual Coffee Talk.”  Please email us questions (our email addresses are below) and we will get these questions to them.

As a board we held our April meeting via a virtual WebEx on Friday and we want you to know we are trying to come up with creative ideas and solutions for our wonderful school programs such as the Talent Show, Legacy project, and fifth grade end of year. We are also in contact with the Board of Ed and the Parents' Council as we work together as a community.

We will continue to provide important information as it becomes available. Please read our email blasts, sign up for remind texts, Instagram, Facebook, and website updates. We hope this information is helpful to you and keeps you feeling connected to Guggenheim.

Also, the food pantries in Port Washington need assistance. St. Peters and Our Lady of Fatima are accepting food and monetary donations. Please see below for more detailed information on how you may be able to help and it is also posted on our website

Finally, we are finalizing our board slate for the next school year. Please consider joining the board and we have attached the flyer below with open positions and a deadline of April 14.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We will do our best to respond and, if necessary, seek guidance from those in a position to provide answers.

We miss you all, be safe and healthy!!!


Your HSA Co-Presidents,

Nicoletta Gargas,
Jennifer Cincu,


Schroeder Family Meal Train

Hi Guggenheim Community,

We hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy under these unique circumstances.

We are sad to tell you that one of our Guggenheim moms, Mrs. Schroeder, has passed away after battling illness for several years. One of the moms has set up a meal train to help the Schroeder children and Mr. Schroeder during these difficult times.


Please click the link IMPORTANT: We are recommending all Meal Trains utilize Restaurant or "Contact-Free" delivery when providing support during COVID-19. If you are able to contribute.


COVID-19 Update From Port Washington Schools

Click here: District Communications Regarding COVID-19 



  • Port Washington UFSD Elementary Counselor Corner (see below attachment)
  • With home instruction and more parents emailing teachers, please remember to include child's full name in the email subject line
  • Please include this and title it with the subject heading of …
    • Un mensaje importante de La Directora de ENL de Port Washington sobre las computadoras.  Buenos dias a todos de la Comunidad de Port Washington Hispano-parlantes.  Les habla La Directora de ENL de Port Washington, La Sra. Cepero.  Hay muchas familias que no tienen información corecta en nuestras computadoras de la escuela.  Por favor, mande un correo electrónico al Director de su escuela o a mi -  Necesito esta información: Nombre y apellido de su hijo(a), escuela de su hijo, grado de su hijo y cualquier otra información actualizada.  Gracias.
  • ¡Saludos a la comunidad hispanohablantede Port Washington!  Si en Facebook "Familias y Amigos de Port Washington"
  • Google Classroom Link in Spanish
  • PW Parents' Council has organized a food drive. Donations are accepted at St. Peters and at Our Lady of Fatima food pantries. Please click on these links for more information: Information in English; Información en Español
  • The State Education Department which announces that all of the following state tests are suspended for this school year:
    • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
    • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
    • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
    • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
    • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.
    • Please note that Regents Exams are not yet included on this list. This is all of the information available at this time.  
  • All school-related and Guggenheim sponsored and/or related community activities including the clothing drive, Talent Show and Guggenheim Social/Parents Night Out have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.
  • In the meantime, please let your HSA know if you are aware of any local family experiencing particular hardship during this time


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Port Washingtotn Community Outreach.pdf
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Elementary Newsletter Spanish.pdf
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PW Food Pantry Lists + Donations

***The pantries will only be open Monday - Wednesday this week due to religious holidays

***Las despensas de alimentos solo abren de lunes a miércoles de esta semana debido a días festivos religiosos.  


For Our Lady of Fatima …they are low on the following this week:

- Mac n Cheese

- Peanut Butter

- Jelly

- Oatmeal

- Chicken Noodle Soup

- Canned Beets

- Canned Corn

- Canned fruit

- Tuna

- Rice

- Cooking Oil

- Mayo


For St. Peter’s  …they are low on the following this week:

  • White Rice (3 or 5 lb bags)
  • Dried Beans(Black, Lentils)
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Jelly
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Pancake Mix
  • canned veggies
  • *Canned Mixed veggies
  • *Canned Spinach
  • *Canned Corn
  • Canned Salmon
  • Cooking Oil
  • Coffee
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Pasta sauce
  • Bread

Monetary donations for St. Peters Outreach

By Check:

Payable to:  St. Peter of Alcantara Parish Social Ministry (or PSM for short) and write "Food Pantry" on the Memo line.

Mail to: St. Peter of Alcantara Parish Social Ministry

Attn:  Lourdes Taglialatela / 1317 Port Washington Blvd /Port Washington, NY 11050


Pay by check to Our Lady of Fatima







For Our Lady of Fatima By Credit Card:

1. Go to

2.  Click on "Give Now"

3.  New screen - Click on " Give Today"

  - then enter " NY303" for the church code

 - then click " Give Now"

4.  New screen - Click on "Make a One Time Gift Now"

5.  New screen - Click "Neighbor Helping Neighbor"


Spring is here... Guggenheim Garden



Great news!!! The Guggenheim Garden filled with baby greens, kale, lettuce... maybe carrots and radish too will be ready to harvest in June!!  Thank you green committee!! 

Listen to Fiddler on the Roof


Although the Weber performance of Fiddler on the Roof was unable to go on as scheduled, you can still see the recorded version of the show!


We Need Your Help!!!

The District and the Board of Education have been busy advocating for Port Washington’s fair share of state funding and NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP.


SIGNATURES ARE NEEDED BY MARCH 10th.  You can click on the link - 


Also - here is the link if you want to copy and paste in your browser:


Thank you for your support in helping Port Washington get its fair share of funding.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Legislative Task Force at


Click on the video and article for more information:



For more in depth information please see below:

  • A Powerpoint presentation that goes into more detail about state aid funding and what it means for Port Washington.
  • A print version of the letter that is being sent to our State Legislators for your signature (if you would rather print and sign vs e-sign)


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Connect with Us


Like us on Facebook!


Check us out on Instagram!

** If you do not want your student on social media please alert us at: or   We try to be mindful and use group/crowd photos **

All, we're excited to roll out our new Remind text information. Due to change in Remind policy we had to separate the texts by grade to stay under their new maximum number.
The good news is that this will give class parents more flexibility to provide HSA updates by grade level. However, we do understand some general announcements could be duplicative depending on how many children each family has at school.
Join today - please remember to include the @ and the first time you register please reply with full name + P for parent. If you join groups after that it will automatically update that information to the next class.
Remind Kindergarten Text @kindergera the number 81010
Remind First Grade Text @ge9keg to the number 81010
Remind Second Grade Text @db48egd to the number 81010
Remind Third Grade Text @9k4dd6 to the number 81010
Remind Fourth Grade Text @fah69k to the number 81010
Remind Fifth Grade Text @k8c3ae to the number 81010



Por favor no dude en contactarme si necesita más información en español. 

Sharon Sisimit


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