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csprinCherokee Street Elementary School

Principal's Message


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Jill Lahey - Principal
Patricia Murthy - Asst. Principal


Dear Cherokee Street Families,

Welcome back to the new school year!  I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing summer vacation with your family.  We are excited to see you soon and thrilled to meet our incoming kindergarteners and new students. Cherokee is a special, caring place where all children can learn and succeed.  Cherokee is a family and a community that is inviting and warm.  We value your child’s uniqueness and look forward to providing them with the opportunity to explore and progress in a positive, yet challenging environment.

On a personal note, I am happy to have had the time to spend with my family during this summer break.  Madison and big sister Sienna are doing well! I am rested, rejuvenated and ready to start the year!

At Cherokee, we continue to strive for greatness by making your child’s elementary years a happy and successful experience.  Our amazing staff has had a great summer and has returned re-energized and ready to go!  They have had many professional development experiences to help enhance their skills and have learned new strategies to support your children academically and socially. We at Cherokee believe in the saying, “You Matter, Every Child, Every Day.” 

We continue to support the district’s curriculum goals and initiatives while maintaining our focus on supporting children’s health and wellness. With regard to literacy, the district has partnered with Teacher’s College and are continuing with the Reading and Writing Units of Study. There has been ongoing curriculum writing in math, social studies, and science.  Lastly, we are very delighted to enter year two of our Innovation Lab with our Computer Science and Engineering teacher. As you can see, Connetquot continues to provide an outstanding educational program and all around wonderful experience for your child.

We look forward to the start of the school year.  We are happy to work together with you in supporting your child through their journey here at Cherokee Street Elementary School.  We hope you and your family have a wonderful and relaxing rest of summer!



Mrs. Jill M. Lahey