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Pulaski Street Elementary School


300 Pulaski Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6794



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Principal: Dave Densieski Assistant Principal: Patrick K. 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 phase 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.


Pulaski Pride

The mission of the Pulaski’s Positive Behavior Interventions System is to foster a positive, nurturing and safe school environment. The focus of the program is to promote positive behavior and foster good work habits.

Clear expectations of the behaviors are visible throughout our school. We explicitly teach these expectations to the students and celebrate positive behaviors with notes, acknowledgment and rewards.


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Current News

Garfield M. Langhorn Jr. Essay Winners Announced

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Three sixth graders from Pulaski Street School in the Riverhead Central School District were recognized on Oct. 18 as winners in the 15th annual Hometown Heroes Essay Contest for sixth grade students at Pulaski Street in memory of Vietnam War veteran Garfield M. Langhorn Jr. 

Each of the winners – Addison Heck, Dayami Carbajal Serrano and Isabella Umana –penned essays in response to the question, “How can you honor the memory of Garfield M. Langhorn Jr.?” A thread of kindness and altruism was woven throughout each of their essays.  

A Wave of Positivity

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Administrators at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District have kicked off a new positive behavioral interventions and supports program to influence positive behavior among the school’s student body. 

The new program aims to teach students the importance of displaying integrity, being positive and respecting fellow classmates. It was introduced to students through a video that the school produced.

“At Pulaski Street, we are always striving to be better individuals, and with this program, we are shifting the emphasis from punishing bad behavior to rewarding good behavior,” said Assistant Principal Patrick Burke.

The program enables students to earn a variety of rewards for displaying good behavior in class, in the hallways, in the bathroom and on the bus. All staff are provided with positive behavior cards that they can hand out to students who are displaying the tenets of the program. Students can “cash in” the cards for a variety of prizes, including free books, a picnic with friends, playing basketball with staff members, dance tickets, breakfast with the principal and the ability to wear a hat or pajamas to school. In addition, the school will hold a monthly raffle for all card-earners. Students have the chance to win community-donated prizes, including bicycles and iPads. Teachers can also win prizes if their students display model behavior. 

“This is an all-inclusive program,” said Burke, adding that student government members assisted in the writing of the positive behavior tenets that are displayed throughout the school, along with the slogan, “Let the ripple become a wave with pride.” The school is also releasing a song to accompany the positive behavior campaign. 
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