11/26/15 9:00am
11/26/2015 9:00 AM

food panty

In the first holiday season since it opened an on-site food pantry in the Phillips Avenue Elementary School, the Riverhead Central School District ran a food-drive competition for its district office, according to a press release. READ

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Donna Elmore, a fifth grade teacher in the Riverhead School District, advised students and teachers entering her classroom Thursday morning to be safe when viewing the animals that were sitting in a circle on desks in the center of the classroom.

“Don’t touch the animals,” she said. “They’re wild, they might bite.”

Sounds like a zoo, right? Not quite. READ

01/22/15 10:00am
01/22/2015 10:00 AM
Phillips Avenue Elementary School principal Debra Rodgers holds a package of Island Harvest food that students take home in their backpacks for the weekend. The new food pantry opens today; hours will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Phillips Avenue Elementary School principal Debra Rodgers holds a package of Island Harvest food that students take home in their backpacks for the weekend. The new food pantry opens today; hours will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside will open the district’s first school food pantry today.

Principal Debra Rodgers said closet space was recently converted into a food pantry as a way for the school to increase its efforts to provide food for families in need.  (more…)

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11/05/14 6:00am
11/05/2014 6:00 AM
A show of hands on Monday night for 'Riverside Rediscovered,' the name of the project to revitalize the hamlet. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Residents chose the name ‘Riverside Rediscovered’ for the project to revitalize the hamlet. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Riverside Rediscovered will host a community asset and safety mapping meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at Phillips Avenue Elementary School.

Attendees are encouraged to discuss solutions and suggestions to help revitalize the Riverside area. Appetizers will be served. Transportation and child care are available.

For more information, contact Siris Barrios, 323-868-2456, 631-591-3926 [email protected] or visit riversiderediscovered.com or facebook.com/riversiderediscovered.

02/09/14 12:00pm
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SANDY KOLBO COURTESY PHOTO | Phillips Avenue Elementary School students pose with their "Kindness Matters" banner.

SANDY KOLBO COURTESY PHOTO | Phillips Avenue Elementary School students pose with their “Kindness Matters” banner.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, students at Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue Elementary Schools in Riverhead have taken the holiday’s message of love to heart by participating in “The Great Kindness Challenge,” a nationwide program in which schools are encouraged to perform as many acts of kindness as possible in one week. (more…)

12/20/13 4:00pm
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COURTESY PHOTO | Santa visited Phillips Avenue Elementary School students this week.

COURTESY PHOTO | Santa visited Phillips Avenue Elementary School students this week.

Phillips Avenue Elementary School students are participating in the school’s annual “Five Days of Peace and Goodwill,” an event traditionally held the week before the holiday break.

Principal Debra Rodgers said in a press release students will receive one gift a day this week, such as small toys, books, sweatshirts and toothbrushes donated by the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

“The gifts that our students receive are from some amazing organizations and people that embrace the spirit of giving,” she said. “Throughout the week, we encourage our students to find ways that they can give, as well as receive.”

Students in the dual language kindergarten class performed “The Little Gingerbread Man” in Spanish and English on Monday. The next day students watched “Mad Scientist.” Then on Wednesday, Santa visited students. Elves also arrived at the school Thursday with gifts.

On Friday, Superintendent Nancy Carney was expected to hand out books to the students.