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PhillipsPhillips Avenue Elementary School


141 Phillips Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6786/87



Principal: Debra Rodgers Assistant Principal: Alison Conroy


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, Five 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.

PTO Information

The Phillips Avenue PTO meets on the third Thursday of every month (please check the district calendar for any 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.

Current News

Peacemakers Earn National Award

Peacemakers Earn National Award photo
Students in the Riverhead Central School District’s Peacemakers Club were recognized with a United for Kindness award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center at a ceremony on May 22. 

The honor acknowledges the work that the Peacemakers of Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue elementary schools do in “helping to create a world without bullying” by teaching their peers about bullying prevention as well as inspiring and empowering them to take positive action.  

The Peacemakers Club is a student-led antibullying movement comprised of fourth graders who meet weekly during their recess with adviser Shannon Kutner, an elementary school social worker at the district and board member of the Riverhead Community Awareness Program. Throughout the year, they find ways to reduce bullying in their respective schools. Every fall, they read “The Juice Box Bully” to each class in their schools and ask their peers to sign a pledge not to bully. The group also organizes a kindness challenge every January to encourage positive speech and acts of goodwill. 

The district congratulates each member of the Peacemakers Club on receiving this award. 

Young scientists recognized by Brookhaven National Lab

Young scientists recognized by Brookhaven National Lab
Young scientists recognized by Brookhaven National Lab 2
Six Riverhead students were awarded honorable mention for their respective projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Elementary Science Fair Competition on May 4. The Riverhead Central School District congratulates Aquebogue Elementary School kindergartner Ryan Shields, first grader Madelyn Rosso and second grader Christopher Brincat and Riley Avenue students Lucas Levesque, kindergarten; Cara D’Alsace, third grade; and Amelia Stoddard, fourth grade.