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Welcome to A.A. Gates Elementary!



Mrs. Julie Podolak
30 Maple Ave. 
Port Byron, NY 13140 
Phone (315) 776-5728 x1050

Mrs. Erica Sinicropi
Assistant Principal &
Director of Special Programs

Ms. Jennifer Leader
Secretary to the Principal 
Phone: (315) 776-5728 x1050
Fax: (315) 776-8613 

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
(during the school year) 

7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(during the summer months)





Welcome to all the students, families and staff! The teachers and other staff members are looking forward to a great year full of many new and exciting opportunities for students. Our mission is to work together to prepare our students to be happy, successful citizens. We will nurture self-worth and develop personal integrity and social responsibility in our students. We need the students' family support to encourage regular attendance, good behavior, structured study habits and the desire to excel in school. The success of students comes when the school and families work together.

Our district is very fortunate to have so many resources available to our students. Students have access to many types of technology - including iPads, computers, Smartboards, and online accounts to practice ELA and math skills. We provide many opportunities for students to access the curriculum.

Through our PAWS program, we are constantly teaching expectations for student behaviors. We work toward building an atmosphere of cooperation and respect to enhance our learning environment. Students are recognized continuously for making positive choices.

We are always looking for opportunities to improve our school to better meet the needs of all our students. We look forward to an exciting, educational year at A.A. Gates Elementary.


Julie Podolak

Superintendent: Neil O'Brien
Phone: 315.776.5728
Fax: 315.776.4050
Address: 30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, New York 13140