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csCherokee Street Elementary School

130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey
Assistant Principal: Tom Sheehan

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

School Hours:
8:25 AM - 2:55 PM


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.


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Current News

All Aboard the Polar Express

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Students in Vanessa Graves’ class at Cherokee Street Elementary School hopped aboard the proverbial Polar Express with their parents in celebration of the holiday season. 

The students entered their classroom with a golden ticket and sat with a parent as they watched a “Polar Express” read-aloud on the whiteboard. The English language arts lesson culminated in everyone drinking hot chocolate and eating a cookie as they waited for a surprise visit from Santa, who brought the students a gift. 

Date Added: 1/5/2023

Live Elf on a Shelf at Cherokee Street

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Cherokee Street Elementary School students were excited to find their principals dressed as elves and sitting on the roof of the building as they arrived for the school day. Assistant Principal Thomas Sheehan said the holiday tradition and book, “Elf on a Shelf,” is such a huge hit with elementary school students that he and Principal Jill Lahey decided to surprise the students. The activity is sure to become a Cherokee Street Elementary School tradition. 

Date Added: 12/29/2022