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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

Bedroom Build Challenge

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As part of a sixth grade technology project, the students in Chris Malanga’s class at Pulaski Street School were challenged to construct a dream bedroom using the 3D modeling computer program, SketchUp. The sixth graders were required to stick to a budget to design a 120-square-foot bedroom, complete with to-scale furnishings. Prior to the assignment, they worked on basic computer skills, video game design and coding.



A Way with Words

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The fifth graders in Jaimie Draskin’s class at Pulaski Street Elementary School showcased their writing skills during an author’s reception in their classroom on June 12. The students read excerpts from their writing portfolios, including memoirs, book reviews and dedications, to an audience of family and friends.  

Winning Science Projects

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Pulaski Street Elementary School students showcased their science smarts at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s annual Elementary Science Fair Competition in May. The Riverhead students worked both independently and with classmates on projects that explored a range of topics, from bubbles and slime to erosion, blood sugar and caffeine.

Pulaski Students Say No to Drugs

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Students at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District culminated a yearlong Riverhead Community Awareness Program anti-drug initiative with a spirited “Say No to Drugs” rally and luncheon on June 7.

The students – wearing white and orange “Drug Free Body” shirts –marched through the streets of Riverhead carrying signs they had designed with anti-drug messages. With the signs on display, they then participated in an assembly that featured speakers, including Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr., who delivered a keynote anti-drug message to an audience of students, staff and administrators. 

The event, which is a 34-year tradition, ended with a luncheon provided by the Riverhead Loyal Order of Moose Lodge. 




Cookie-Style Economics Lesson

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The sweet smell of chocolate chip cookies wafting out of Jaimie Draskin’s fifth grade classroom at Riverhead’s Pulaski Street Elementary School on June 10 drew in a line of “customers” who eagerly awaited their turn to purchase a cookie or two with “school cash.” 
The cookie sale was part of a hands-on economics unit in which the fifth graders learned about various aspects of business. The students worked in teams to create cookie businesses that would yield the most amount of “school cash.” They designed advertisements, assisted their teacher in mixing and measuring ingredients, set price points and created finance reports.