Fourth-grader Jenifer Ponce sat with classmates at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in October, listening as members of the Riverhead Fire Department taught them how to handle an emergency call.
Bill Sanok, the department’s public information officer, shared the story of a young girl whose 911 call helped save a life two years ago, when a fire broke out in a first-floor apartment on Middle Road in Riverhead.
#RiverheadKindness: The Great Kindness Challenge 2017 from Riverhead CAP on Vimeo.
How many acts of kindness can you perform in one week?
Students at two Riverhead elementary schools are inviting members of the public to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge starting Monday. Anyone who participates should post a photo on social media using the hashtag #RiverheadKindness. READ
Riverhead School District officials have confirmed 43 students will transfer to Aquebogue Elementary School this school year. The option was offered to Phillips and Roanoke elementary school parents a few weeks ago since the state has declared both schools as “underperforming.”
Parents of students at Phillips and Roanoke elementary schools now have the option of sending their children to Aquebogue Elementary School next month, because the state has declared both Riverhead schools “underperforming” based on low student test scores from last year.
A Roanoke Avenue Elementary School classroom transformed into a Teddy Bear Clinic last Friday where kindergartners dressed up as doctors to treat their teddy bear patients by taping their noses, tummies, arms and legs.
Over the past 11 years, he’s been slimed, he’s had his head shaved, he’s had pies thrown in his face, and he’s dressed up like a chicken and done the Chicken Dance in the school auditorium, among other things…all to encourage kids to read.
This year, Roanoke Avenue Elementary School Tom Payton came up with another incentive to get his students to read. READ
Teddy bears will become patients once again on Friday as Roanoke Avenue Elementary School hosts its annual Teddy Bear Clinic. READ
The students of Roanoke Avenue Elementary School got two gifts from the Parent-Teacher Organization this fall: they got to pick pumpkins and they got to do so without enduring hours of tourist traffic.