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Aquebogue Distance Learning Site

PO Box 1200 - 499 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY 11931
Telephone: 631.369.6780
Fax: 631.369.0543
Grades: K-4

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

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Principal: Bryan Miltenberg
Assistant Principal: Gary Karlson

Director of Security: Terry Culhane




Aquebogue Elementary School is committed to being a supportive, nurturing environment in which students learn to overcome challenges and thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. We are proud of the exceptionally strong instruction and support we provide not just in the general education classroom but also in special education, English as a New Language, and reading, as well as through the work of our psychologist, social workers, nurse, and speech, physical, and occupational therapists. 


Current News

Different, Not Less

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Aquebogue Elementary School students participated in a hands-on workshop on April 28-30 about individual differences, spearheaded by resource teacher Marnie Busdeker and special education teacher Corinne Taibi.

During the sessions, students rotated through stations, where they learned about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and how they are used to communicate, watched a video featuring a firsthand account from a 9-year-old with autism, and participated in a discussion about truths and myths associated with disabilities. The participants also heard from students in the school’s new Sibshops peer group, led by school psychologist Jennifer Weintraub. Sibshops members answered questions about what it’s like to have a sibling with special needs.

“Mrs. Busdeker, Mrs. Taibi and Mrs. Weintraub were able to craft an experience that impacted participants in a meaningful way by giving each child an avenue and an opportunity to appreciate and understand one another,” said Assistant Principal Gary Karlson. “And just as importantly, the experience encouraged them to celebrate their own unique attributes, abilities and impact on our school.”

SibShop Inaugurated at Aquebogue

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A new national program, SibShop, has launched at Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District.

Under the direction of school psychologist Jennifer Weintraub, the independently run program provides support for siblings of students with special needs through discussion, crafts and team building. SibShop participants are able to bond with their peers through shared experiences.

“This program has helped students meet other students, some even within their own classrooms, and develop an unbreakable bond,” said Weintraub.

Weintraub inaugurated the program at Aquebogue after being introduced to it by Assistant Principal Gary Karlson.

“After attending the certification training and hearing firsthand from siblings how beneficial the program has been, we couldn’t wait to start it here in Aquebogue,” said Weintraub.

Poems for Earth Day

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To connect Poetry Month and Earth Day, students at Aquebogue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools got creative with an Earth Day poem project. After listening to the story “I Can Save the Earth” by Alison Inches, the students discussed important ways that they can both respect the earth and help keep it healthy and strong. They also created a poem poster to remind themselves and their families to make smart environmental choices this Earth Day.

Birds Take Flight

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Students at Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District recently attended an exciting virtual assembly hosted by the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. During the assembly, sponsored by the school’s parent-teacher organization, environmental educator Cara Fernandes introduced the students to various birds of prey, including owls and hawks. The students observed the animals and asked questions in real time as they learned about their eating and sleeping habits and their natural habitats.

The Life of Leymah Gbowee

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To mark Women’s History Month, fourth grade girls at Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District created a virtual research report on Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. To view the video, visit:
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