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.
'DARE TO BE AWARE' DAY
Friday, April 19th, 2013, was designated as "DARE TO BE AWARE" day in the Riverhead schools for students and staff to recognize that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, despite individual differences. The students at Aquebogue Elementary School dressed in blue and white as a way to demonstrate school unity and the acceptance of individual differences.
Ms. Andrejack's special education class had special blue T-shirts that read, "Recognize my disabilities, Emphasize my possibilities". Three students in Pam Argenti's second grade class made blue and white yarn necklaces that they distributed to teachers throughout the building. Many of the classes also made posters. The poster made by the 'necklace girls' read, "Everyone is Different in their Own Way".
Aquebogue students also participated in a special fundraiser for the "iCan Bike" camp that is being conducted through The Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation and The Center for Community Inclusion at Long Island University Post Campus. >More
Principal's Message: Curriculum updates have been made to our ELA and Math programs. We want to continue developing and improving our approach to meeting the individual needs of our students. >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