Thomas Payton, Principal
Roanoke Avenue School
549 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
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Roanoke Avenue Elementary School is a K-4 school with approximately 400 students.
Roanoke is once again "certified" as a KINDNESS school by the Great Kindness Challenge standards. Roanoke is also a recipient of the Suffolk Reading Council Honor School award.
The Roanoke Avenue School is especially proud that it has the distinction of having been chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School. Roanoke's building is a historical landmark.
events include its Reading Week, its Great Kindness Challenge and innovative reading and writing programs,
such as "Fairy Tale Theater," a program whereby students rewrite well-known fairy tales and act them out. This is just one of the many creative end-of-unit Writers
Workshop celebrations that reflects the school's partnership with
Columbia University's Teachers College Readers/Writers Project.
Art, library, computer lab, music and PE are not separate entities but are integral to Roanoke's students' overall learning experience.
Letter & Goals
Letter from Mr. Payton-- (Click HERE for entire letter.)
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School arrival time for walkers will be at 8:40 a.m. We ask that you do not drop off your children any earlier than 8:25 a.m.
Poetry Jams and Reading/Writing Workshop celebrations augment their English Language Arts curriculum. The Target-sponsored Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Day brings the community into the school.
Roanoke is also committed to creating a safe environment for all learners.
RCSD utilizes the Reading/Writing workshop model in its English/Language Arts program. Rewriting fairy tales is one unit that is taught. Mr. Richardson's fourth grade class has elevated this writing unit to a Fairy Tale Theater experience shared by the whole school. Take a quick look at a video of various fairy tales.
The arts and music programs at Roanoke reinforce the curriculum in seamless ways throughout the school year. The school also displays its art at an annual Art-In-Action exhibit in the high school gymnasium.
Roanoke Avenue school hours are 8:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
There is a common preparation period at each grade level and a strong emphasis on collegial circles at Roanoke. Parent/Guardian involvement is strongly encouraged and appreciated. The school recommends that all parents/guardians become involved with their Parent Teacher Organization (P.T.O.). Roanoke is committed to being a family school that emphasizes community involvement with a collegial staff.
Co-President - Kelly Brennan
Co-President - Christine Brooks
Secretary - Amy Fideli
Treasurer - Sarah Bowe
Field trips to nearby pumpkin farms, historical societies, science museums, aquariums and other learning sites take advantage of Riverhead's location which offers diverse regional, cultural, scientific and agricultural advantages.