130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey
Assistant Principal: Tom Sheehan
8:25 AM - 2:55 PM
CHEROKEE EARLY DISMISSAL
Thursday, June 9, 2022 – Buses depart at 11:25 am
Please note there is an early dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Parent Pick-Up Line procedures remain the same as any other day.
Parents can begin to line up in their cars at 11:10 am on Cherokee Street.
Please make the necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of your children on the early dismissal day and send a note to the teacher for any change in normal dismissal procedures—particularly for any after-school childcare programs.
Please remember, students are not permitted to go home on another child’s bus this year.
Mental Health Matters Flyer
The mission of the Cherokee Street
School is to bring child and community
together to create a safe and caring
learning environment where each
individual can reach his/her maximum
potential and achieve his/her personal
We believe that…
Community involvement is paramount.
Learning occurs in all facets of life.
Individuals can grow into good and respectful citizens.
Maximum potential should be emphasized.
Best efforts are essential from all.
Cherokee Street Elementary Principal Page
Date Added: 5/18/2022
What started as a Writers Workshop unit turned into a sock fundraiser for Cherokee Street Elementary School students in Karyn Goncalves’ and Melissa Comis’ third grade class. The students collected 2,149 pair of new socks to give to the East Islip Ambulance Company, the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless and the citizens of Ukraine.
During the Writers Workshop lesson, the students listened to a speech written by United Nations delegate Severn Cullis-Suzuki, a Canadian environmental activist who urges others to act with the future in mind. The students modeled speeches after Cullis-Suzuki, persuading the school community to donate socks. During their research, the class had learned that the homeless are particularly in need warm socks.
To broaden their campaign, the students made posters for their cause and placed bins around the school. They initially collected 1,149 pair of socks and then received a 1,000-sock donation from apparel company Bombas.
Ms. Goncalves said the students were excited that their cause received such traction in the community. “Even though this cause is now finished, our ideas for giving back to the community are not over,” she said.
Date Added: 3/29/2022
CSS Advanced Concert @ CHS 7:00 p.m.
CSS Beginner Concert @ CHS 7:00 p.m.
Elementary Coming Together Day @ CHS 9:30 a.m.
Elementary Coming Together Day (Rain Date) @ CHS 9:30 a.m.
NYS Gr. 4 & 8 Science Written Exams
CSS Kindergarten Orientation/Bus Ride