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pames140 Park Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6300
Grades: 3-5
School Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Interim Principal: Dr. Shirley E. Martin

Assistant Principal: Mr. Joshua Atlas


PAMES Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2021-2022


District-Wide ENL Family/Parent Night - December 21, 2021 at 6PM


PAMES Third Grade Supply List 2021- 2022

PAMES Fourth Grade Supply List 2021-2022

PAMES Fifth Grade Supply List 2021 - 2022


3rd Grade Welcome to PAMES


Topic: PAMES Moving Up Ceremony #1- June 22, 2021
Date: Jun 22, 2021 08:42 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording
Access Passcode: $x74T6P.

Topic: PAMES Moving Up Ceremony #2- June 23, 2021
Date: Jun 23, 2021 08:39 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording
Access Passcode: cF3M66%&


PAMES Spring Photos 2021 Flyer

PAMES Colorcycle Service Project 2021 Flyer

PAMES Poetry Contest 2021 Flyer

Girls INC at PAMES 2021 Flyer

PARP Family Night 2021 Flyer


Island Harvest Food Pantry at EWMMS


PAMES Black History Month Celebration 2021

Black History Month Celebration Flyer


Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week

Semana del Espíritude Actos de Bondad al Azar


PAMES Math Night


PAMES Virtual Career Day


Click on this link to view the PAMES Online Protocols.


Click on this link to view the Park Avenue Title I 2020 Presentation.


Click the link below to view a tutorial on how to use the health screening app in Spanish.

How to Use the Health Screening App


Distance Learning Letter March 23, 2020





Current News

Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School Hosts Spelling Bee

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(December 2021)—When third grader Lamell Ellis spelled out the word “aerodynamic” at the recently held Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School Spelling Bee, he became the youngest person to win. Now eight years old (his birthday was November 26), he was seven when he landed first place. And the talent runs in the family. Lamell took the title away from his 13-year-old sister, Ayaanah, who had previously been named the youngest PAMES Spelling Bee winner after scoring the top spot when she was in fourth grade. She went on to win a second time, too! The talented siblings even shared the same winning word—a funny coincidence.

Lamell and Ayaanah’s parents are very happy that their son followed in their daughter’s footsteps. “It’s a very proud moment for him,” said LaToya Ellis, Lamell’s mother. LaToya supported her kids every step of the way, helping them study while her husband cheered them on. Lamell studied hard leading up to the Spelling Bee, practicing spelling out nearly 400 different words—some of which were college-level words.

A smart but shy student, Lamell has an impressive ability to spell. But the achievement didn’t come without some challenges. LaToya described how Lamell is a soft-spoken person, so he had to make sure he spoke loudly and clearly enough—through his mask—for the judges to hear him. If they misheard a letter, the word would have been considered incorrect. He also has a speech impediment, which served as another challenge. He sometimes has trouble pronouncing certain letters, but he overcame and triumphed!

Repetition was key while preparing for the event. Lamell recalled sometimes having to write out a word over and over again. “If I got a word wrong, I had to write it 10, 20, or 30 times,” he said. Even on the weekends, when Lamell would visit his grandmother’s house, the studying never stopped. He called his mother via FaceTime to continue practicing his words. Even though LaToya suggested that the studying could wait until they were home, Lamell was determined! When he couldn’t find a quiet corner to study, he sat in the upstairs bathroom and didn’t allow anyone in until he was finished, LaToya laughed. “He was determined to get through however many words he wanted to get through,” she said.

There were 38 finalists from grades three, four, and five who participated in the PAMES Spelling Bee. During the event, Lamell even intentionally sat towards the back of the room in order to be given more difficult words. He loves a good challenge! Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School is extremely proud of Lamell and all the hard work he put in to prepare. Congratulations, Lamell!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022