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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.

Coming Soon!




Check out these great news articles celebrating Pulaski School 

Visit to Brookhaven National Lab

Pulaski Students Give the Gift of Music

Library Overhaul

Grant Helps With Library Vision

Irish Step Dancing FUN

Project Fitness Newsday

Pulaski Activities


Current News

Delving Into Digital Citizenship

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Fifth graders at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District have been learning about digital citizenship through a breakout box activity called “Think Before You Post.” As part of the venture, they worked together to solve challenging puzzles and questions related to being safe online, differentiating between private and personal information, making ethical and moral decisions, and handling social media. After completing each activity, they received clues to assist them in opening their breakout boxes. 

BOE Honors Bus Driver Who Saved Student from Choking

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Martin Doelger, a bus driver with the Riverhead Central School District, saved the life of a Pulaski Street School sixth grader on May 10 by administering the Heimlich maneuver. He was honored for his quick thinking by the district’s board of education at a meeting on May 14.

A humble Doelger said he just did what he had to do. 

The incident occurred as the sixth graders filed onto Doelger’s bus after school. Almost all students had boarded when one student approached him with a horrified look on her face. Doelger said he quickly realized that she was choking on a muchkin. He used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food and called out to a teacher to get help.     

This was the first time Doelger said he has ever used the Heimlich maneuver, which he learned while taking CPR classes through his previous employer. 

“I’m just glad it worked out and she is okay,” he said. 

“We are so grateful for the quick action that Martin took,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez. “He truly deserves to be recognized.”

Computing Students Visit Brookhaven National Lab

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Middle school, high school and Pulaski Street Elementary School students in the Riverhead Central School District’s Scientific Computing program toured Brookhaven National Laboratory on March 27 to see how computing skills are applied in the real world. During the tour, led by educational programs administrator Scott Bronson, the students learned about internship opportunities at the lab and visited the Northeast Solar Energy Resource Center and National Synchrotron Light Source II. As part of the district program, the students work with BNL technology architect David Biersach on a weekly basis to improve their scientific computing skills.


STEAM Galore!

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During their library time, students at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District engaged in an online program that related their math and science knowledge to sports. Using hockey game simulations, they explored real-life applications of science, engineering and math concepts, such as calculating the area and volume of an ice rink, understanding the energy of a falling puck, and learning about the speed and velocity of hockey players on skates. “The students were fully engaged and enjoyed the lesson,” said library teacher Amelia Estevez-Creedon. 
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