Need Your Help Pride in Port Float

We hope that you are enjoying your summer!


Port Pride parade is coming soon on September 14. This year Guggenheim is going to show its school spirit with a float and we need your help to build it!!


Please take a look at our Sign Up Genius Volunteer link and let us know what you can volunteer for:


We need four sessions to build the trailer:

1) Build the platform and the frame

2) Build the shape and start details

3) Painting is 2 steps. Spray painting and detail painting.

4) Putting it together and last touches


Anyone who can volunteer please sign up. No experience needed to build this float we just need extra hands. More information with volunteer dates to come/ We are shooting to start construction around mid-August.

Thanks again! Go Guggenheim!!

Welcome Dr. Licato as our new Principal and Meg Sheehan as our new Assistant Principal

Greetings Guggenheim Parents:


I am beyond thrilled now that I had the opportunity to begin my work as a Principal here at Guggenheim Elementary School starting July 1st. I truly look forward to work with each and every student and family this upcoming school year. I am pleased to announce that we have a new Assistant Principal who will be working here at Guggenheim and Sousa Elementary Schools this upcoming year. After an extensive search and interview process, we found the perfect person! Attached please find an introduction letter from Mrs. Meg Sheehan. Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer!


Dr. Licato

Dear Guggenheim Elementary School HSA,

It is an honor to introduce myself to you in this letter and I am looking forward to meeting each of you in person this upcoming coming year! Personally, as a PTA member in my home school district for the last 13 years, I understand the dedication, commitment and importance of a strong home/ school connection. As an administrator, I am so grateful for the partnership that we will continue to build in order to ensure that our students are provided with an enriched, engaging and safe learning environment throughout the year.

Who is Meg Sheehan? I am the proud mother of two amazing children. Amanda is a sophomore at North Carolina State University and is currently studying abroad at Oxford in England. Bobby is a junior at Ward Melville High School who can be found most days in the cage as the goalie for the lacrosse team. My husband, Rob, has been my amazing and supportive partner in life for the last 20 years and is the reason I am able to dedicate 100% of myself to our school community each day.

While it has been 20+ years, my life after college brought me just down the street to St. Francis Hospital as a Registered Nurse until I had my children and decided to work per diem closer to home at Mather Hospital. Despite an amazing career as a Registered Nurse, I always found myself teaching whenever possible. So, one class led to two and before I knew it, I was an educator in the Three Village School District where I taught kindergarten, first and fifth grades. I also served as the Head of School (principal) at North Shore Montessori School which provided a Montessori education to students who ranged from ages 18 months through Kindergarten. While I loved my time in private education, I knew that I would return to public education one day. This past year, I had the honor of becoming the principal of Columbus Avenue Early Childhood Learning Center in Freeport. It was a wonderful year filled with amazing opportunities, community partnerships, and student growth. Having been an Early Childhood principal for the last nine years, I knew in my heart that it was time for me to graduate from Kindergarten and pursue my desire to return to Elementary Education. I am beyond proud and excited to begin this journey back at Sousa and Guggenheim Elementary Schools alongside Dr. Meoli and Dr. Licato.

It is my philosophy that it takes a village to help students learn and grow. That it is our responsibility as parents and educators to ensure that our children are educated in warm, nurturing and safe academic environments which motivate and inspire each of them to reach higher than they ever thought possible. I am looking forward to the opportunity to partner with Dr. Meoli, Dr. Licato and the HSA to ensure that our students are provided with every opportunity to be their best self today, tomorrow and in the future.


Meg Sheehan

Assistant Principal

Welcome Dr. Hynes + 100 Day Plan Letter

Dr. Hynes letter regarding his 100 day plan – read it here -
community ltr.pdf
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2019 Summer Reading Lists

K-5 final reading list 2019_D1.pdf
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6-8 final reading list 2019_D4.pdf
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Let's Go Jets

Buy tickets to the 2019 Jets Home Opener and help support Guggenheim!


9/8 at 1:00pm - Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (MetLife Stadium)


Any club ticket purchase of 4+ tickets will receive a complimentary VIP Green Parking Pass! Tickets purchased in the $100 price level will be filled in 100-Level seats first before the 200-Level.


After June 21 ticket pricing will change and purchase will be online only.


Order form below (also it went home in backpacks last week)


Guggenheim Flier 2019.pdf
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Seeking Angels


We are looking for "Angels" to help our Guggenheim families who are in need. Angels will help to purchase items for at risk families (diapers, food, donate clothing etc.) throughout the year.


If you are interested in helping your Guggenheim community please email Sharon at or Joyce at

Donate Your Old Guggenheim Gear?

Donate slightly used Guggenheim apparel that you no longer want.


Please send into school attention Mrs. Kelly.

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

Sharon Sisimit

516-974-4326 (corrected email)

Volunteer Sign Up

The Guggenheim HSA is a school-parent partnership designed to pick up where the district’s budgetary limitations leave off. With your support, our fundraisers provide our kids:

  • * new playground equipment
  • * updated classroom technology
  • * cool field trips
  • * cultural arts performances
  • * additional classroom supplies
  • * academic enrichment program

We're building one for the 2019-2020, check back soon! 


Text Message Reminders: Join now and get important school info sent right to your cell phone! Simply text "@guggen" to the number 81010 to join!

Amazon Smile 

Don’t forget -- Support Guggenheim School and the HSA while you shop! We are registered as a participating charity in Amazon Smiles, so Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price towards our organization when you shop through this link:  Select Guggenheim HSA

School Events

·  Wednesday, 9/4: School Opens

·  Friday, 9/6: Guggenheim HSA Newcomers Meeting, Café, 9:30 am

·  Thursday, 9/12: SEPTA Second Cup, Dolphin Café, 10am

·  Friday, 9/13: Picture Day

·  Saturday, 9/14: Pride in Port

·  Tuesday, 9/17: Board of Ed Meeting, Schreiber Aud, 8pm

·  Thursday, 9/26: Open House, 6:30 pm

·  Friday, 9/27: Welcome Back Picnic, 6pm

·   Monday, 9/30: Recess


Click on these links for:


HSA Events and Flyers


 Community Flyers 




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