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AES photoAquebogue Elementary School


PO Box 1200 - 499 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY 11931
Telephone: 631.369.6780
Fax: 631.369.0543

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Aquebogue T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More)

Principal: Phil Kent
Assistant Principal: Vanessa Williams



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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 517 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.

Current News

Aquebogue Raises $5,000 for Hoops for Heart

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Students at Riverhead School District’s Aquebogue Elementary School improved their jump shots and heart health as part of a fundraiser for the American Heart Association’s Hoops for Heart program. 

As part of the community service project, students raised $5,024 in sponsorships to make as many jump shots as they could during a 30-minute Super Shooter contest on April 9. 

Leading up to the culminating event, students in all grades, during the months of March and April, learned the fundamentals of basketball, about heart health and ways they could make a difference in the lives of those with heart conditions. 

“We are so proud of TEAM Aquebogue, the school where together everyone achieves more,” said Principal Phil Kent.  

Cadets Inspire Young Students

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Members of the Riverhead High School NJROTC energized and roused Aquebogue Elementary School students during an annual demonstration on March 15 at the elementary school.

The NJROTC cadets performed two impressive military drills, spoke about the ROTC program and interacted with the students by answering individual questions.  



Character Lesson from the Islanders

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Students of Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District took part in a special assembly on Feb. 28, during which the New York Islanders presented an interactive program on team building.   

The program kicked off with a short video on the importance of teamwork, followed by a hands-on activity that demonstrated the concept. Working together, students were tasked with dressing their peers in cumbersome hockey gear.

The presentation’s message reinforced the themes of the school’s spirit week, which was held the week of Feb. 26 to teach students about teamwork and celebrating each other’s differences.

Building Toward the Future

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Students at Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District are gaining skills in teamwork – and architecture – as part of an Imagination Station gym program.

Through the hands-on initiative, students use their creativity to build structures using large Styrofoam building blocks. In teams, they collaborate to take on challenges, which include assembling the largest, tallest and strongest fabrications. 

“The students really seem to enjoy the program,” said Assistant Principal Vanessa Williams, who added that the program has grown over the past two years to incorporate all grade levels at the school.

Completing 100 days

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Elementary school students across the Riverhead Central School District marked the 100th day of school on Feb. 15 with a variety of celebrations and activities based on the milestone number.  

At Aquebogue Elementary School, kindergartners dressed like centenarians, complete with glasses, shawls and suspenders. They also made 100th day posters featuring 100 decorations, including Legos, Goldfish and pom-poms. 

Kindergartners at Riley Avenue Elementary School marked the occasion by designing shirts with 100 accessories. They also enjoyed a bagel breakfast to mark the occasion and an array of creative activities, such as drawing themselves as 100-year-olds and putting 100 dots on a paper Dalmatian. 
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