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PhillipsPhillips Avenue Elementary School

 

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

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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

Young scientists recognized by Brookhaven National Lab

Young scientists recognized by Brookhaven National Lab
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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. 

Phillips Avenue Kicks Off ALS Ride

Phillips Avenue Kicks Off ALS Ride

Bearing brightly colored signs, students at Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead helped kick off Chris Pendergast’s 2019 ALS Ride for Life on May 6. After cheering on the Ride for Life team as they rolled through the bus loop, the students participated in a march around the school’s parking lot. The school has raised $1,000 toward ALS research so far this school year.

 

Donations From Across the Country Pour in to Phillips Avenue

Donations From Across the Country Pour in to Phillips Avenue photo
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When Tonya Gonzalez, a second-year bilingual fourth grade teacher at Riverhead’s Phillips Avenue Elementary School, responded to actress Kristen Bell’s “Feature Teacher of the Week” Instagram contest in December, she never thought she would be selected.   

“I couldn’t believe when she reached out to me at the end of March and said, ‘Are you ready?’” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez was ready. On March 28, Bell posted an Instagram message encouraging her fans to send school supplies to Gonzalez. The response was more than the Riverhead teacher could have hoped for. 

“Boxes are still pouring in,” Gonzalez said after receiving more than 150 packages during the first week of April. Each box contained school supplies listed on Gonzalez’s Amazon Wish List that she created as part of the “Feature Teacher” contest. 

“This really is a recognition for my students,” she said. “They deserve this. They work so very hard.”

Among the school supplies Gonzalez received were more than 50 chapter books, translated into Spanish for her students, as well as games, gardening supplies and an incubator for chicks. Every box also came with a special note of support addressed to Gonzalez and her students. 

In addition to the boxes, NBC donated $1,000 to Phillips Avenue as part of the contest. Gonzalez said a plan for the money is being drawn up. 

“My students are so grateful,” she said, noting that all of her students are working on writing thank-you notes that will be sent to all of the gracious donors. 

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