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 The Jefferson Primary School third grade leadership team.
June 28, 2024

Jefferson’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s a Success

Jefferson Primary School’s recent “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” was a rousing success. The initiative was spearheaded by the third grade leadership team to raise awareness of a terrible disease along with funding to help those suffering from it and the people caring for them.

 Everyone pitched in to help at Jefferson School's Reading Night.
May 28, 2024

Jefferson’s Reading Night Draws Show of Support

Jefferson Primary School’s Reading Night drew a crowd of 250 to the building in a strong show of community support for literacy initiatives.

 Jefferson's Reading Night drew a crowd of 250 to the school.
March 25, 2024

Reading Night Stimulates at Jefferson School

Jefferson Primary School’s recent Reading Night proved to be a very effective vehicle to jump start students as they go about cracking open books and embarking on a reading frenzy.

 The Jefferson Primary School third grade leadership team.
January 31, 2024

Jefferson Third Graders Learning Leadership Skills

Jefferson Primary School boasts a spectacular group of 55 third graders this year. The boys and girls are staying busy distinguishing themselves in every possible way in and out of the classroom.

 Jefferson Primary School on Oakwood Road opened in November 1962. (Darin Reed photo
November 13, 2023

Jefferson SDMC Sets School Based Team Goals

Jefferson Primary School’s Shared Decision Making Committee set four school based team goals for 2023/24. The goals focus on parent engagement, community outreach, social and emotional learning and cultural responsiveness.

 These Jefferson School students had a blast at last Friday night's block party.
September 12, 2023

Jefferson PTA Hosts Block Party to Kick-off Year

The Jefferson Primary School PTA helped kick-off the new school year by hosting a welcome back block party for parents, students and teachers last Friday night.

 Jefferson students are raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
August 28, 2023

Jefferson School Courtyard Gets Refurbished

Sitting majestically on Oakwood Road, Jefferson Primary School has been providing youngsters in the community with a well-rounded education since September 1962. The students of today are just as energetic, happy and proud as thousands of their predecessors who have studied in the building over the past six decades.

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About Jefferson Primary

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Jefferson Primary School’s faculty and support staff has made it their mission to educate students by effectively teaching an enriched body of knowledge through the active participation of all students, building upon their unique talents and abilities to produce creative, self-assured, responsible citizens who are capable of critical thought and action.

Beyond the Classroom

Jefferson currently educates more than 350 students from kindergarten through third grade. In addition to teaching the 3 R’s, all students enjoy experiences in art, music and physical education. Students also attend weekly story telling sessions in the library and make excellent use of the technology available to them in the library, classrooms and media center.


The staff, students and parents of Jefferson Primary School work together in creating a place of rich academic programs in a safe and positive environment. Faculty, staff and parents believe children learn what they live. Extensive efforts have been made to create a school environment where children have the opportunity to be happy and are treated with respect in school.

School Environment

The Jefferson School community believes each student has the right to a safe, caring, secure school environment. In this environment children are taught to be responsible for their behavior and continually work on developing the skills necessary to grow academically and socially.

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Jefferson Leadership

Valerie Capitulo Saide

Valerie Capitulo-Saide


Valerie Capitulo-Saide assumed the position of principal of Jefferson Primary School on August 1, 2012. She came to Huntington after serving three years as principal of PS 101Q-The School of the Gardens in Forest Hills, Queens. She worked earlier as that school's assistant principal for two years.

Ms. Capitulo-Saide earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative studies-dance at Hofstra University. She pursued graduate level studies at LIU-C.W. Post College, obtaining a Master of Science in elementary education and a certificate in education administration-school building leader.

Prior to embarking on an administrative career, Ms. Capitulo-Saide worked in Community School District 26 in Bayside for two years as a dance teacher in a "literacy through the arts" program for students ranging from pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. She then taught grades three, five and six in elementary classrooms at PS 173Q and PS 213 in Bayside from 2001 to 2005.

Ms. Capitulo-Saide was a math coach and academic intervention services team leader at PS 101Q in Community School District 28 in Forest Hills from 2005 to 2007. She has engaged in a wide variety of professional training and development activities, including the Principal's Institute, NYC leadership mentoring program, advanced leadership mentor program for assistant principals, City College of New York Mathematics Institute mentoring program, Marilyn Burns Math Solutions Institute, Columbia University-Teachers College summer institutes in reading and writing and various experiences with the Educational Leadership Institute.

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HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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December 2023

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