130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey
Please note there is an early dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Wednesday, March 24 – Buses depart at 11:05 am
Parent Pick-Up Line procedures remain the same as any other day.
Parents can begin to line up in their cars at 11:05 am after the buses leave on Cherokee St. (Gr. 1-5)
and N. Ontario St. (Gr. K).
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.
Cherokee Student Health Assessment
Principal's Opening Letter 2020-2021
New Parent Walker Line Dismissal Procedure 2020-2021
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.
Students at Cherokee Street Elementary School recently explored the benefits of taking care of their bodies and minds, thanks to the school’s first Wellness Day. This multifaceted event was led by Youth and Family Services Coordinators Daria Passero and Adam LeWinter, who filmed a video that taught the elementary schoolers about physical, emotional and social wellness and the importance of self-esteem. The video featured interviews with teachers around the school about what wellness means to them. Throughout the rest of the day, students enjoyed a schoolwide guided meditation, yoga and mindfulness activities, a Zumba lesson, and many more activities centered around self-care.
Karyn Goncalves and Melissa Comis’ third grade class at Cherokee Street Elementary School recently banded together and collected new socks to donate to local homeless shelters. Thanks to the students’ tenacity, the class gathered more than 1,130 pairs of socks, which they then sorted into men’s, women’s, and children’s categories for distribution. Connetquot Central School District commends these students on the dedication and care they put into serving their community in this way.
Mrs. Campanella's second grade class organized a service project where
they collected spare change for "Dimes for Dezy" to honor and support
the Dezy Strong Foundation. The class that collected the most change per
grade level received a prize of recognition.
To celebrate Music in Our Schools Month, Cherokee Street Elementary School students dressed up according to a different musical genre on each Friday of March. Enjoy this video of Country Music Day!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy this rendition of "Swallowtail Jig"
performed by Cherokee Street Elementary School fourth grader Michael
Johnson and orchestra director Jessica Mayer.
Districtwide Half Day - Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences
CSS VIRTUAL PTA Meeting 7pm @ CSS