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Phillips Avenue Elementary School

Meet Yucca, the furry new member of the Phillips Avenue family

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Phillips Avenue Elementary School has a popular new 'teacher,' a 3-year-old graduate of the Canine Companions for Independence.

Riverhead students step up to the Great Kindness Challenge

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Students created cards for seniors at the Flanders Senior Center and collected “kind coins” as part of a fundraiser to build a school in Mexico, along with many other random acts of kindness during the Great Kindness Challenge this week.

Phillips Avenue teacher is featured on actress Kristen Bell’s Instagram and school supplies pour in from all over U.S.

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Tonya Gonzalez's fourth-graders at Phillips Avenue Elementary School received a shock when they came to school one day last week. Their classroom was filled with shipping boxes.

‘Empty Bowls’ event helps stock a school food pantry’s shelves

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Students in the high school ceramics classes, the cooking club, the baking and pastry class and the photography club collaborate on the event, which raises funds for the Phillips Avenue Elementary School food pantry.

Riverhead students take on the Great Kindness Challenge

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Students at Riley Avenue, Roanake and Phillips Avenue Schools took part in the Great Kindness Challange, a weeklong event geared toward teaching them how to show kindness to friends, family and others.

Second annual ‘Empty Bowls’ event to support Phillips food pantry set for Feb. 1

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The Empty Bowls Project run by students and staff of Riverhead High School is a novel way to benefit the Phillips Avenue School food pantry. Come pick out a beautiful bowl handmade by ceramics class students and fill it with your choice of homemade soup made by members of the cooking club. After the event, the bowl is yours to keep. All funds raised will be donated to the food pantry.

Two local elementary schools adopt new ‘mindfulness curricula’

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Riverhead School District is adopting new curricula in two of the elementary schools to help students learn how to quiet their minds, relax, reduce stress, develop pro-social behaviors in order to be able to focus on their schoolwork.

Phillips Avenue Elementary School had a famous visitor Thursday: Goldie Hawn

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The Academy Award-winning actress' educational foundation created a program in use at the local school. She stopped in because of a classroom teacher's tweet about it, according to a school staffer. Photo: Riverhead Central School District/Facebook

Local children’s book illustrator visits Riverhead first graders in ENL summer program

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First-graders enrolled in a summer program for English as a New Language students had a visit from a local book illustrator who read them one of the books she has illustrated.

Roanoke student’s PEACEMAKERS anti-bullying initiative adopted by Phillips Ave.

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The group's message is important: “Speak up. Don’t be a bystander. Forgive others. Accept others for their differences. Include others. Seek help if you need it. We can make a difference.”
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