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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


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

Cherokee Street students find magic in reading through library’s summer challenge

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Congratulations to Cherokee Street Elementary School on winning the Connetquot Public Library’s summer reading challenge. Over the summer, the Connetquot Public Library presented a summer reading challenge to all seven of Connetquot Central School District’s elementary schools. To complete the challenge, students were first asked to register at the library, then read 30 books at their grade level.

A total of 81 Cherokee Street students signed up for the challenge and 50 completed it with a whopping 1,682 books logged. Students earned badges in increments of five books read but completed the challenge by reading 30 total books. With the highest number of sign-ups and completions, Cherokee Street Elementary students won an assembly from David FunN, a Long Island children and family entertainer and magician. The show was held at Cherokee Street Elementary School and included comical magic tricks, music and audience participation.

Date Added: 9/26/2023

Connetquot schools ‘go purple’ to raise awareness

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Students across the Connetquot Central School District donned purple on Sept. 13 to show their support for Islip Goes Purple. Islip Goes Purple is a monthlong initiative designed to unite the Town of Islip in raising awareness of mental health, substance use disorder and celebrating those in recovery.

In talking about students who wore purple to raise awareness of mental health, John Pearl Elementary School Principal Brian Winkle added, “Students are taught that it is important to take care of their minds and bodies, focusing on overall wellness.”

“This is the first year students in the district are wearing purple for IGP Day,” said Director of Student Services Joanne Pisani. “It’s great to see so much of our Connetquot school community supporting this cause and showing solidarity!”

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Date Added: 9/20/2023