Phillips Avenue Elementary School

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Welcome Back Newsletter

Book Bag & School Supply Giveaway

A free back-to-school backpack and school supplies distribution for pre-K–Grade 4 students was recently hosted by Phillips Avenue Elementary School, part of the Riverhead Central School District. The school is thankful for all of the donations it received and had an amazing time helping families prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

“We received incredible contributions from community members, businesses and local organizations,” said the Phillips Avenue Elementary School principal, Dr. Stephen Hudson. “The Phillips Avenue Elementary School community extends our gratitude to the following individuals, groups and companies for their generous donations that have made the distribution possible: Peconic Bay Medical Center, Northwell Health, Supplies for Success, Peter Barraud and the North Fork Brewing Company, Riverhead Central School District alum and New Orleans Saints football player Ethan Greenidge, the Community Awareness Program (CAP), Director of CAP Felicia Scocozza, CAP Board President Brian Stark, Staples and Costco.”

Off to a great start learning and having fun!

Phillips Avenue Color Run

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, is a unique event that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. On September 29th Phillips Avenue hosted their Color Run to celebrate our students and community. There were 652 participants this year, and everyone had smiles on their faces. Events like these show what an amazing student body and community Phillips Avenue is a part of.

Restorative Practices

The Phillips Avenue Elementary School Restorative Practices Core Team has been quite busy during the months of September and October, as we continue our initial implementation of Restorative Practices across our building. The Core Team, consisting of 5 Phillips Avenue Staff Members, have visited a number of classrooms on each grade level, where the students had the opportunity to participate in a Community Building Circle. Our students showed excitement about the activity and asked “When can we do this again?” This month, additional staff members will be attending a three-day training and will then work with the Core Team to support the expansion of our Restorative Practices Program throughout Phillips Avenue.

Fall Picture Day

Friday, Oct. 21st, 9am-3pm

141 Phillips Avenue

Riverhead, NY

Halloween Laser Spooktacular

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 5:30-7pm

141 Phillips Avenue

Riverhead, NY

Phillips Avenue PTO proudly presents the "Halloween Laser Spooktacular" at Phillips Avenue. We encourage students to come wearing their Halloween costumes. This will be a fun filled show that takes place in the dark! The Halloween Spooktacular is a spirited sing-along suitable for children of all ages, offering a balance of ghostly great music and frightfully fun laser imagery. It's perfect for family-friendly fun nights!

Upcoming Events

* 10/12-11/3 3rd Grade Circle of Dance

* 11/21 parent/guardian evening conferences

* 11/28 and 11/29 1/2 days of school for parent /guardian conferences

* January - March Youth Wellness (yoga)