Debra Rodgers, Principal
Phillips Avenue School
141 Phillips Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
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Directions to Phillips
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Phillips Avenue Elementary School is one of four K-4 elementary schools in the district. It is located at 141 Phillips Avenue in Flanders. (Directions to the Phillips Avenue School) Phillips has a full day kindergarten program, a Universal Pre-Kindergarten, a dual language program, a bilingual class, a self-contained special education class and a resource room.
Alison Conroy is the Assistant Principal. Ms. Conroy's phone number is 631-369-6786/87. Her email address is alison.conroy @riverhead.net.
Phillips Avenue is an annual winner of the Suffolk Reading Council Honor School and a past recipient of a 21st Century Grant. The school is also the recipient of a Creative Classroom Collaboratives (C3) Grant.
Popular annual events include Reading Week, Five Days of Peace & Goodwill, the Community Cafe, and the Community Festival. Phillips celebrates fully the diversity of its students through events like Diversity Day, Black History Month and Latin American celebrations. The students and staff also care for others inside and outside their immediate community. Phillips Avenue teachers go the extra mile to obtain grants to help finance the expenses for special classroom projects, field trips and programs.
The VOLUNTEER officers of the Phillips Avenue PTO are:
Meigan Rocco - President
Chrissie Turner - Vice President
Kim McDonald - Secretary
Kristin North - Treasurer
The Phillips Avenue PTO is a Parent/Guardian, Teacher Organization and all parents, guardians and teachers/staff at Phillips Avenue are considered members. The PTO volunteers work year round to provide programs and activities to enhance the educational experience for both students and teachers at Phillips Avenue School. Becoming an active part of the PTO is a fantastic way to take an active role in your child's education.
As soon as the Bond renovations at the building are completed, we will begin our Memorial Garden Restoration Project. A previous fundraising effort was designated for this large project that will ultimately provide an outdoor classroom for the teachers and students with seating, butterfly gardens, bird houses, reading areas and planting areas that will be available to classrooms for "adoption" each year. Last year's efforts focused on the Kindergarten Playground area and new books for our new library.
The Phillips Avenue PTO meets on the third Thursday of every month (please check district calendar for certain months changes) at 7pm in the Cafetorium of the school. All parents, guardians and teachers are welcome to join and share ideas to enrich the educational experience for our children.
You can contact Phillips Avenue PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a note into school marked "PTO". Click HERE for the PTO's website.
Video Overview of Programs at Phillips (Click on Title Below)
Reading / Writing / Literacy Program / Grants / Celebrating Diversity
Community Cafe & the Community Festival at Phillips Avenue
The Community Cafe has become an annual community-building event just prior to Thanksgiving. Last year, more than 400 people from the Phillips Avenue community attended a pancake breakfast hosted by the Phillips Avenue administration, teachers and staff on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Also See: RiverheadLocal for a slideshow. The Community Festival is held in partnership with community groups and includes entertainment, information, fun and food. It is held in June. (See Slideshow and Overview.)
Book Bags / Teachers College Readers - Writers Program / Book of the Month Assemblies / Dual Language Classroom
ESBOCES Creative Classroom Collaboratives (C3) Grant - Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services (ESBOCES) was awarded a four-year U.S. Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program grant entitled Creative Classroom Collaboratives (C3), for over $1 million, which will cover 100% of the program’s costs.
The news at Phillips and throughout the District. (News Page)
A Study About What Parents Can Do to Help their Children in School
NY Times Article on Parental Involvement (November 19, 2011)
Phillips Avenue school hours are 9:05 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
We want to thank you, our parents and our community, for your ongoing support of our school. We welcome and appreciate you as partners in the education of our students.
Phillips Avenue Parent Association
Riley Avenue has a very active parent association (RAPA). Many of their parents volunteer in some capacity throughout the year. Riley's parents bring their expertise into the classroom to provide enrichment to the curriculum or work on projects like the new playground.
Phillips Avenue Parent Association Officers
Megan Rocco - President
Chrissie Turner- Vice President
Kim McDonald - Secretary
Kristin North - Treasurer
You can contact PTO at: email@example.com.