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
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
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…)
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.
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…)
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.
The Riverhead School District has announced its upcoming event and concerts.
• Riley Avenue’s concert is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
• Aquebogue’s winter concert will take place Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the school.
• Pulaski Street’s winter concert is set for Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
• Roanoke Avenue’s winter concert is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the school.
• The middle school’s eighth-grade winter concert will take place Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
• The middle school’s seventh-grade winter concert is set for Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
• The middle school’s choir, chamber orchestra and jazz band will perform at Martha Clara Vineyard on Dec. 21 at 11 a.m.
• The high school’s chamber choir is scheduled to perform at House of Praise on Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead on Dec. 11, at 6 p.m.; and the Jamesport Meeting House next Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. On Dec. 15, the chamber choir will also perform at Diliberto Winery at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church located on Northville Turnpike in Riverhead.
• The high school’s winter concert is set for Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the school. Performances include full choir, and 10th-12th grade band and orchestra.
• The high school’s chamber orchestra is scheduled to perform at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Dec. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
• The high school’s ninth-grade band and orchestra is set to perform the second winter concert on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
• Riverhead Free Library is currently exhibiting student art work. Pieces from Pulaski Street will be on display this month; Roanoke Avenue next month; Aquebogue in January; and Phillips Avenue in February. Riley Avenue and high school students’ art work will be displayed in March.
A group of students from Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools are volunteering to spend a portion of their recess to learn how they can help rid their schools of bullying.
The anti-bullying student group, called Peacemakers, was created by Roanoke Avenue Elementary School student Morgan Dunn last year, school officials said.
Students are meeting with school social worker Shannon Kutner of the Riverhead Community Awareness Program and discussing the major points of the anti-bullying group’s mission, which are: “speak up,” “don’t be a bystander,” “forgive others,” “accept others for their differences,” “include others,” “seek help if you need it,” and “we can make a difference.”
At the start of this school year, teachers read “The Juice Box Bully” by Bob Sornson to their students and asked them to sign their names to an anti-bullying promise. They were also asked to “speak up if someone needs help,” school officials said.
The students are also planning to take part in The Great Kindness Challenge in January.
For more information about the anti-bullying program, email Ms. Kutner at [email protected].