Phil Kent, Principal
Aquebogue Elem. School
PO Box 1200 - 499 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY 11931
The Aquebogue School is one of four elementary
(K-4) buildings in the
Riverhead Central School District. It is a child-centered school
that now serves approximately 470 students. While the original building
is old (the cornerstone reads 1929), it has been well-maintained.
Several recent updates include: a new wing and cafeteria, new roofing, new sidewalks, new parking and asphalt, new kitchen, new computers, refurbished library, new flooring, extensive refinishing and repainting.
A dedicated, experienced staff maintains high expectations for all students. A caring community represented by the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), the Site Based Management Team (SBMT), and numerous other volunteers play an active role in the success of our school. Our students perform well on a variety of formal and informal assessments, and our school has been regularly recognized as a Suffolk County Reading Council Honor School.
Teachers work diligently to carefully blend the best practices of teacher-directed and student-centered instruction in their classrooms. Reading specialists coordinate the reading program and our remedial reading services. Preschool, special education and resource room, and ESL classes are also available. Our nurse, speech therapist, part-time psychologist, social worker, and occupational and physical therapists provide additional support for our students.
Activities & More
- Aquebogue students have access to the latest instructional technology.
There are computers in every classroom, multi-media materials, a
state of the art computer network with Internet access, and a lab
available to enhance instruction while providing a firm foundation
in computer literacy.
Aquebogue students enjoy a variety of cultural experiences to help insure that they receive a well-rounded education. Students attend art, music, physical education, computer lab, and library classes weekly. The District co-sponsors the Cultural Arts-in-Education program together with the Aquebogue PTO. A rich variety of authors, artists and performers have presented their work to our students through this program. In addition, our students have attended field trips to destinations such as New York’s American Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty Circle Line, as well as various local cultural sites and outdoor education venues.
Events such as the Craft Fair, Winter Wonderland, seasonal concerts, the annual BookFair, and Field Day have been activities that have brought the entire school community together. Over the years, our PTO has installed a wonderful playground for our students, provided materials for classrooms, and placed additional technology for our students in the classrooms. They were also instrumental in providing funds for the school sign made by the students in art class.
A MURAL WITH A MESSAGE UNVEILED
(June 18, 2014) Aquebogue fourth graders worked with artist Joyce Raimondo and Aquebogue art teacher Maureen Ahern to create panels with four themes: TEAMWORK (from Aquebogue's Mission Statement), TRUSTWORTHY (self respect), RESPECT (from the District's Mission Statement) and WE CAN (from the Common Core Standards)!
After two months from conception to construction, Ms. Ahern led an unveiling ceremony of this colorful "mural with a message". The finished mural was drawn, painted and mounted in the cafeteria of the school and finally unveiled for all to see.
Some of the fourth grade artists were chosen to field questions about the creation of the mural and several read essays on the impact of the implicit anti-bullying message of the mural in their own life view. This section of the ceremony was part of a K-12 anti-bullying curriculum written and orchestrated by Aquebogue first grade teacher Deborah Smidt. At the close of the assembly, students sang along with the YouTube video, "Together We can Change the World". >More
Elementary school hours are 9:05 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Aquebogue PTO Officers
Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary School Family Handbook (Section I pdf)
Greeting from Principal Phillip Kent, Aquebogue's Mission Statement, Table of Contents
Elementary School Family Handbook (Section II pdf)
A VARiETY OF Topics in Section II.
AQUEBOGUE BOND PROJECT