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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

Making Wishes Come True

Making Wishes Come True photo

In honor of the holiday season, students at Cherokee Street Elementary School again worked on a project to help raise funding for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in association with Macy’s “Believe” campaign.

Along with Cherokee Street Elementary School Student Council advisers Nadine Kenna and Ryan Cavanagh, the students wrote letters and drew colorful holiday scenes for Santa which were delivered to the Lake Grove Macy's store on Dec. 8, which is “National Believe Day.”

“Macy’s donated $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter submitted by Dec. 7,” said Mrs. Kenna. “Cherokee students were thrilled to have to exceeded last year’s total of 475 letters by five letters this year.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Additionally, Macy’s is committed to donating up to $1 million to the “Believe” campaign this year.