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PulaskiPulaski Street Elementary School


300 Pulaski Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6794


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Principal: Dave Densieski Assistant Principal: Patrick Burke


New Dismissal Procedures (English & Spanish)


The Pulaski Street School houses 820 fifth and sixth grade students. It is located on Pulaski Street adjacent to Polish Town. The beautiful brick building with its majestic columns was erected in 1938 and was the site of the first high school. With its high ceilings and large windows, the school carries a special charm. School Hours are 8:05AM to 2:35PM.

When you enter Pulaski Street this year you will see some amazing changes and additions as our construction faze comes to an end. All the floors at Pulaski have been replaced, we have a new science classroom and lab, and our new cafeteria and kitchen is up and running. You will also notice that the steps in front and in the back of Pulaski have been replaced to ensure the safety of all.

Pulaski has strong community partnerships with community organizations such as CAP and groups that sponsor essay contests:
- The Community Awareness Program (CAP) emphasizes self-esteem, discipline and remaining drug free.
- Strong arts / music programs and community-sponsored essay contests.
- A variety of after school clubs and after school activities.
- Pulaski students and staff raise awareness and money each year for causes often inspired by the Reading/Writing program and participate in a number of other fund-raisers for charities.


Current News

Pulaski Students Say No to Drugs

Pulaski Students Say No to Drugs photo

Students at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District culminated a yearlong Riverhead Community Awareness Program anti-drug initiative with a spirited “Say No to Drugs” rally and luncheon on June 1.

The students – wearing “Drug Free Body” shirts – were originally set to march through the streets of Riverhead carrying signs they had inscribed with anti-drug messages, but rainy weather moved the event indoors. With the signs on display, the assembly featured speakers, including State Sen. Kenneth LaValle, who delivered anti-drug messages to an audience of students, staff and administrators. The keynote address was given by Sgt. Sean Cassidy of the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, who has volunteered for CAP’s Pulaski Street Prevention Education Program for the past several years.

Along with the motivational speeches, fifth-grader Owen Karlson was announced as the winner of an anti-drug essay contest sponsored by CAP. He was one of 400 students to submit an entry. 

The event, which is a 33-year tradition, ended with a luncheon provided by the Riverhead Loyal Order of Moose Lodge. 


Honorable Mention at BNL Science Fair

Honorable Mention at BNL Science Fair photo
Nevaeh Laird, a sixth-grader at Pulaski Street Elementary School, earned an honorable mention in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s annual Elementary School Science Fair on May 5. The Riverhead Central School District student previously won first place in her school’s science fair for her project that tests the effect pressure has on student grades. The district commends Nevaeh on this notable achievement.  

Students Gain Life Skills From Peers

Students Gain Life Skills From Peers photo
Students Gain Life Skills From Peers photo 2
Fifth-graders at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District recently learned some valuable tips and skills for leading a drug-free life.

The lesson came through a communication workshop held on April 20 by the Riverhead Community Awareness Program. The workshop was one of several Life Skills presentations offered to fifth- and sixth-graders throughout the year by CAP, a cumulative substance abuse prevention program now in its 36th year. 

During the session, trained CAP volunteers and eighth-grade peer leaders taught the elementary schoolers a variety of communication tactics to say no to drugs and alcohol, which the students were encouraged to practice through role-playing. 

“This workshop gives students the opportunity to hone their communication skills,” said Karen Keller, clinical supervisor and middle school social worker for CAP. “More importantly, it teaches them that there are many ways to say no.”

Prior to this session, the fifth-graders attended workshops that focused on healthy decision-making. All of the workshops will culminate with the 33rd annual Say No to Drugs March at Pulaski on June 1.