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Cherokee Street Elementary School cs

130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600

Principal: Jill M. Lahey

Assistant Principal: Michael A. Renda

Phone: 631-467-6027
Fax: 631-467-6166

School Hours:
8:25 AM - 2:55 PM 


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.


First Day of School is on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.


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…

You Matter
Every Child          Every Day


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Current News

Hip hip hooray, it’s the 100th day at Cherokee Street

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On Feb. 12, kindergartners at Cherokee Street Elementary celebrated their 100th day of school by putting on a fashion show for their parents and guardians.

Assistant Principal Mr. Renda emceed the event, announcing each class as they marched down the red-carpet runway. Each student donned a special outfit for the day, whether that meant wearing a T-shirt decorated with 100 items of their choosing or dressing like their 100-year-old selves. As the kindergartners paraded down the carpet, they struck a pose and waved to their admiring “fans” while upbeat music played in the background.

After the show, parents joined their children back in the classroom for some fun 100th day activities, including making necklaces with 100 beads, decorating crowns with 100 stickers, painting 100 dots and more.

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Date Added: 2/13/2024

CHS Business Honor Society teaches financial literacy to younger students

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Connetquot High School’s business honor society visited elementary schools across the Connetquot Central School District to mentor younger students on money and financial literacy concepts.

About eight years ago, Connetquot High School business teacher and Business Honor Society Adviser Ms. Senft began this program, recognizing the mutual value in her business students sharing knowledge with younger students. During their visit, the high school students acted as teachers for an entire school day, working through five lessons and engaging games. While the older students assumed a leadership role, the younger students benefitted from learning the importance of financial savings.

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Date Added: 1/8/2024

Cherokee Street donates bag lunches to soup kitchen

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Second grade students at Cherokee Street Elementary School created posters and asked for donations of lunch box snack items to help fill lunch bags for Patchogue Neighbors Soup Kitchens, Inc.

Teacher Mrs. Skahill and her family used to volunteer at the soup kitchen and stayed in touch over the years. When asked what they were in need of, the kitchen replied that they needed items for their bag lunches.

Thanks to all the Cherokee Street students and their families, the second graders were able to decorate 189 brown paper bags and add three snacks and one drink to each bag. The district is proud of the students who took the time to donate and give back to their community during this winter season.

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Date Added: 1/7/2024