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Pulaski Street Elementary School


300 Pulaski Street

Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6794





Patrick Burke

Assistant Principal:               

Callan Lonergan


Director of Security:

Terry Culhane


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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.

Pulaski has strong community partnerships with community organizations:

-The Community Awareness Program (CAP) emphasizes self-esteem, discipline and remaining drug free.

-The Long Island Science Center provides many online and in person program for our students.

-The Riverhead Senior Center works alongside our media center to establish relationships with our senior and students. 

-The Riverhead Public Library provides all our students with the opportunity to access their resources through school and public library collaboration.

- 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.







Welcome Students Fall 2020



                  Staff Shout Out

We are so grateful to our Computer Lab Assistants,

Ms. McArdle and Ms. Hunt.

They provide assistance to the students, teachers and staff on anything related to technology. We appreciate all they do for Pulaski Street.  They are a gift to our school. We are so proud of them!

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.


Check out these great news articles, videos and links celebrating

Pulaski School:

Pulaski Moving Up Ceremony 2020

 password: RH06260830

Pulaski Street School Virtual Moving up Ceremony Program

Spring 2020 Welcome Fifth Graders

Pulaski Band Showcase

Pulaski Street Instrumental Music Parent Presentation for incoming 5th graders

CAP Pulaski Essay Winners

Pulaski Scouts Remember Andrew McMorris

Rembering Garfield Langhorne Jr.

New Assistant Principal at Pulaski

Long Island Science Center and Pulaski students

Pulaski Students Give the Gift of Music

Library Overhaul

Grant Helps With Library Vision

Irish Step Dancing FUN

Project Fitness Newsday


Current News

Breakfast and Lunch Information

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All students in all of our buildings will be entitled to breakfast and lunch every day, at no cost, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. No forms or paperwork are needed. Additionally, for students not attending school in person, we will have grab and go meals available to pick up at each of our K-4 elementary schools each weekday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, including any building that is closed to students. Parents or guardians can stop by to get breakfast and lunch for their students for the next day. On Wednesdays, our buses will travel their elementary morning routes to distribute the food at bus stops approximately 45 minutes after the normal pick up time. Parents or students are invited to wait at their bus stop for meals approximately 45 minutes after their normal pick up times. All of these meal options are at no cost to students or their families.

Riverhead’s Parent University Series Resumes

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The Riverhead Central School District is poised to regenerate its popular Parent University series, which was placed on hold due to COVID-19.

The series will pick up on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The live session will focus on technology. Topics to be covered will include: Navigating the Seesaw Platform, Digital Resources for Learning, Managing Remote Learning through Clever, Navigating Google Classroom for Parents, and Social-Emotional Learning Resources. Parents wishing to join the session can find login information via the district’s new Parent University page,

All sessions will be recorded for follow-up viewing. Parents are also encouraged to offer suggestions for future Parent University sessions by using the suggestion form located on the Parent University web page.

The Parent University series aims to connect parents with school and community resources and provide information related to challenges parents may face. Additional workshops and seminars featuring a variety of speakers are planned for later this school year.


Students Set Out to Solve the World’s Problems

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As part of a recent library project, Pulaski Street Elementary School students researched world issues they care about and created digital stories that they submitted to Nickelodeon’s and Britannica’s media channels and websites for a chance to be featured.

The project called for students to identify a global issue and, using resources in the school’s virtual reference collection, take a deep dive into the problem. Their research led them to write about the issues and design digital stories.

“The awareness that students can be part of a solution to our global problems is essential,” said library media specialist Amelia Estevez Creedon. “Students need to feel that they can affect change and are not powerless.”

The lesson also focused on the importance of reference material. “One of the most important lessons in library media is that media can be used responsibly to carry impactful messages to the world,” said Creedon. “I want my students to be responsible citizens and participate in a society in an active and productive manner.”

Riverhead PE Teacher Kicks off Cancer Awareness Campaign

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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aquebogue Elementary School physical education teacher Cherese Hinckson has commenced two cancer awareness projects in conjunction with her fellow educators.  

Throughout October, students across the Riverhead School District’s elementary schools are participating in a 50,000 Burpees for Cancer Awareness campaign. During their physical education classes, in-person and virtual students are being challenged to complete as many burpees as they can in a given time period, based on their age. With the help of their gym teachers, they are logging their burpees, which are then displayed on a thermometer graph at Aquebogue Elementary School. Their cumulative goal is to hit the 50,000 mark.

“The purpose is to bring awareness, through exercise, of how important it is to fight [cancer],” Hinckson said of the campaign. “Each burpee will show the strength of our students while representing those that are suffering from this disease.” 

The district’s elementary students and staff are also participating in a dedication ribbon project throughout the month. Participants receive a lavender paper ribbon, representing all cancers, that they can decorate and inscribe with the names of anyone they know who has been affected by cancer. Once complete, the ribbons will be displayed in Aquebogue’s main hallway.


Garfield M. Langhorn Jr. Honored at Pulaski

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To pay tribute to Riverhead hero Garfield M. Langhorn Jr., Riverhead Central School District’s Pulaski Street Elementary School recently dedicated the second Friday of each October as Garfield M. Langhorn Day.

With that, the first Garfield M. Langhorn Jr. day was celebrated on Oct. 16. Throughout the day, students learned about Langhorn’s life and why he is a hero. Each class incorporated Langhorn’s story into their lessons, and during lunch periods, Principal Patrick Burke spoke to the students about Langhorn’s heroic actions and students shared their stories of family members who served their country.

The school also created a webpage in honor of Langhorn. It includes his life story and photos.

Langhorn graduated from the Riverhead School District when Pulaski Street served as the district’s high school. He was killed in action in Vietnam on Jan. 15, 1969 when he thew himself on a live grenade to save fellow wounded soldiers.
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