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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



Thursday, February 3, 2022 – Buses depart at 11:25 am

Please note there is an early dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences:

Parent Pick-Up Line procedures remain the same as any other day.

Parents can begin to line up in their cars at 11:10 am on Cherokee Street.

Please make the necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of your children on the early dismissal day and send a note to the teacher for any change in normal dismissal procedures—particularly for any after-school childcare programs.

Please remember, students are not permitted to go home on another child’s bus this year.


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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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Dimes for Dezy to Assist Those with Cancer

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The annual Dimes for Dezy campaign held at Cherokee Street Elementary School raised $1,215 to assist those struggling with cancer.

For two weeks, students emptied their change into a large water jug in memory of the late Connetquot resident Matt DiStefano (Dezy) and the Dezy Strong Foundation. With assistance from teacher Cindy Campenella, Matt DiStefano’s children, third grader Giuliana DiStefano and first grader Gio DiStefano, emptied the donation jug each day and sorted the money collected.

Each Thursday, students wore their Dezy Strong shirts, Mr. DiStefano’s former cancer treatment day, and decorated the lobby wall with ribbon pledges to demonstrate their own strength and their support of the annual fundraiser.

“We are proud to continue the legacy and be a part of something to help our community,” Ms. Campenella said.