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Cherokee Street Elementary School

130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey
Assistant Principal: Patricia Murthy


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Back to School Night Schedule

Grades K - 2 6:00 - 6:30pm
Special Area and Support Staff, PTA Meet & Greet - 6:30 - 7:30pm
Grades 3 - 5 7:30 - 8:00pm



Our Mission

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



Belief Statement

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.

Current News

A Visit from A Furry Friend

A Visit from A Furry Friend photo

Students enrolled in Cindy Campanella’s and Courtney Skahill’s second-grade class at Cherokee Street Elementary School recently had a “doggone” good time in their classrooms when they were visited by Moby, a three-year-old therapy dog, along with his owner Lance Motkin.

After being introduced to Moby and Mr. Motkin, the students engaged in a series of dog-themed activity stations throughout the classroom, including bingo, board games and reading comprehension. Additionally, they were afforded the opportunity to approach Moby and pet him, compliment his temperament and ask Mr. Motkin questions about his training. 

Mr. Motkin is the owner and founder of plauDogs, Inc., which has him and Moby visiting various schools and organizations. According to Mr. Motkin, Moby brings instant smiles to everyone, no matter where his four paws lead him.