Debra Rodgers, Principal
Phillips Avenue School
141 Phillips Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Message from Ms. Rodgers
Directions to Phillips
Office Max - Winning School
Lunch / Breakfast
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 SCOPE Pre-Kindergarten. School hours are 8:55AM to 3:30PM.
Phillips is working hard to help students develop the skills they need to meet the NYS Common Core Standards. See the PowerPoint Presentation Ms. Rodgers gave at a Board of Ed meeting on the 4th grade standards.
Popular annual events include Reading Week, Three Days of Peace & Goodwill, the English as a New Language Family Night. Phillips celebrates fully the diversity of its students through events like Unity Day, Black History Month and Latin American celebrations.
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 by filling out their contact form on their website 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 & Learning Partnerships at Phillips Avenue
The Community Cafe has become an annual community-building event just prior to Thanksgiving. Again this 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. Events throughout the year are held to build community participation in the learning process and includes entertainment, information, fun and food. Classroom presentations and learning partnerships encourage community and partnerships in unique learning events.
Book Bags / Teachers College Readers - Writers Program / Book of the Month Assemblies
Peace and Love
The Peacemakers at Phillips is a student-initiated program that encourages students stand up to bullying and the Kindness Challenge encourages Phillips students to participate in overt acts of kindness throughout the school day.
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
Chrissie Turner & Damea Purcell - Co-Presidents
Kristin North - Vice President
Shannon Dougherty - Secretary
Daniela Perez - Treasurer/Translator
You can contact PTO officers through the school office.
Alison Conroy is the Assistant Principal. Phone number: 631-369-6786/87. Email address is alison.conroy @riverhead.net.
Presentation: ENL Information
See Focus SCHOOL CHOICE Letter 2016 in English / Spanish