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PulaskiPulaski 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.

Coming Soon:

NED School Assembly Program NED School Assembly Program

Hispanic Heritage

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month: Where are we in the world?

Current News

Breakout Lesson

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Sixth-grade students at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District recently participated in a “breakout” lesson designed by their science teacher, Kristen Realander. They were required to use their problem-solving and collaboration skills, as well as their creativity and knowledge of lab safety and measurements, to gain access to lockboxes by solving a series of problems. Breakout lessons, said Realander, engage students and get them excited about learning.

Scar Writing

Scar Writing photo
Sixth-grade students at Pulaski Street School in the Riverhead Central School District have begun diligently penning personal narratives based on scars they incurred from past injuries. The writing project, which launched on Sept. 25, aims to inspire students to tell their own stories. 

“I have found that talking about scars engages students in their writing and helps them generate ideas for personal narratives,” said ENL teacher Marisa Deserio. 

Prior to starting the project, the students learned about techniques that they can use to draft a well-written narrative. They were taught about leads, endings, plots, themes and transitions. Throughout the writing process, they will be encouraged to keep a checklist of techniques they have mastered or still need to work on. 

Once the narratives are complete, the students will share them with their peers. 

Project Fitness Gets Students Moving

Project Fitness Gets Students Moving photo

As music blasted across the Pulaski Street Elementary School gymnasium on Sept. 25, students ran in different directions to accomplish a set of tasks before the timer ran out. The session was part of Project Fitness, a character education program at the school.

Project Fitness provides an opportunity for students to use team building and physical fitness skills to accomplish various goals, explained coach Michelle Santoro. The objectives are different for each of the 10 sessions held throughout the year, which take place during gym periods. 

As part of the Sept. 25 session, groups of students were required to work together to build structures using paper cups. The task also included calisthenics.


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