skip to main content

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

Pledging Peace

Pledging Peace  thumbnail138321
Members of the Peacemakers Club at Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue elementary schools in the Riverhead Central School District have been working to bring peace and kindness to their schools.

Throughout the months of October and November, these Riverhead fourth graders are visiting classrooms in their respective schools to read Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy’s “The Juice Box Bully” to fellow students. They are also encouraging their peers to sign an antibullying poster as a pledge to be kind to one another and speak up for classmates who need help.

During their lunch periods, the club members meet with their adviser, Shannon Kutner, a social worker at Roanoke who works with the Riverhead Community Awareness Program. They also use this time to make posters and plan antibullying campaigns, including an annual kindness initiative that will kick off in January.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month photo  thumbnail136242
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month photo 2 thumbnail136243
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, students at Phillips Avenue Elementary School participated in a schoolwide celebration on Oct. 10. 

As part of the annual event, the students learned more about Spanish-speaking countries, including Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela. The day kicked off with a schoolwide assembly, complete with Spanish dancing. 

Students then took a “walking tour” of the countries they are learning about.  The tour featured hallway displays of each country created by each grade level. Students were also given “passports” that they used to write notes about what they learned during the tour. 

The celebration culminated with an after-school feast, where students and parents tried different foods from a variety of Spanish cultures. 
View the Full Calendar >>



No backpack items are currently available.