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RoanokeRoanoke Avenue Elementary School



Roanoke Virtual School

Suggested Distance Learning Materials for 2020/2021


549 Roanoke Avenue

Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6813
Grades: K-4

Thomas Payton
    Laura Arcuri 

Principal: Thomas Payton     Assistant Principal: Laura Arcuri

Roanoke Avenue Elementary School is a K-4 school with approximately 400 students.

Roanoke is once again "certified" as a KINDNESS school by the Great Kindness Challenge standards. Roanoke is also a recipient of the Suffolk Reading Council Honor School award.

The Roanoke Avenue School is especially proud that it has the distinction of having been chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School. Roanoke's building is a historical landmark.

Popular events include its Reading Week, its Great Kindness Challenge and innovative reading and writing programs, such as "Poetry Jams," a program whereby students write and recite original poetry. This is just one of the many creative end-of-unit Writers Workshop celebrations that reflects the school's partnership with Columbia Teachers College.

Art, library, computer lab, music and PE are not separate entities, but are integral to Roanoke's students' overall learning experience.

Current News

Spring Concerts

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Click Here To View The 2021 Spring Concerts

Art in Action

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Art in Action has taken on a virtual platform this year. Please click on the link below to enjoy the work of our students and teachers from this year.

Click Here To View Artwork

A Garden to Remember

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Five Roanoke Avenue Elementary School third grade students who kicked off the school year as virtual learners planted a garden at their school in honor of a year of pandemic learning.

Anik Ali, Anna Cahueque Escobar, Tamaya Daniels, Cristofer DeJesus and Geivi Patzan Escobar, who now attend school in person, planted three sunflowers to honor the energy it took to be a student this year. They also planted five native perennials to be reminded of learning virtually, hybrid or in person. Perennials are tough, rugged and able to handle the changing conditions of the environment while continuing to grow.

Power Up

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During a recent sunny afternoon, Janine Weber’s fourth grade class at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School ventured outside to test circuits that they designed as part of a science lesson. The circuits used solar energy to power up light bulbs.

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