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Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda with June's Star Student Award recipients.

Flower Hill’s Star Students & Class Honored

July 15, 2019
SFlower Hill's third graders performed a musical selection for the moving up ceremony crowd in the school gym (1)

Flower Hill School Salutes Third Graders

July 3, 2019
Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown gave the second graders a unique learning experience

Flower Hill Second Graders Visit Sweetbriar Center

June 18, 2019
Principal Lucia Laguarda with Flower Hill School's April Star Student Award recipients.

Flower Hill School Celebrates its Stars

May 9, 2019
Flower Hill School Principal Lucia Laguarda with the student award recipients.

Flower Hill School Students Flying High

April 8, 2019
Second graders in teacher Corin Walsh's class embraced their science fair project.

Flower Hill Second Graders Develop Cool Science Project

April 5, 2019
Flower Hill School Math Night

Flower Hill Math Night is Fun for Everyone

March 29, 2019
Principal Lucia Laguarda with Flower Hill's Stars of the Month.

Flower Hill Principal Announces Star of the Month

March 12, 2019
Flower Hill School students were all pumped up about  a recent book swap

Flower Hill School Swaps Thousands of Books

March 8, 2019
Principal Lucia Laguarda with Flower Hill School's Star Student Award recipients.

Flower Hill’s Spectacular January Stars

February 12, 2019
Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda is spearheading the Choose Kind initiative.

Flower Hill Choosing Kind this Winter

January 25, 2019
Flower Hill School's December Stars of the Month.

Flower Hill’s December Stars Are Saluted

January 17, 2019
Flower Hill School's newest stars are a spectacular group of boys and girls.

Flower Hill Shines Spotlight on Top Students

December 12, 2018
Flower Hill first graderss

Flower Hill First Graders Learn Important Lessons

December 4, 2018
Flower Hill second grade dual language students were fascinated when they recently studied owls.

Flower Hill Second Graders Study Habitats

November 20, 2018
Flower Hill second graders displayed their patriotism and gratitude to local veterans

Flower Hill Celebrates America’s Veterans

November 16, 2018
October Stars

Flower Hill Recognizes October’s Stars

November 13, 2018
September Stars

Flower Hill Recognizes Star Student Award Recipients

October 10, 2018
Teacher Jim Lauter with Tyler and Alexandra Gerbavsits.

Special Visits in Finals Days of Jim Lauter’s Career

August 1, 2018
Lloyd Cotsen created the Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching

Flower Hill School Receives $7,000 Grant

July 30, 2018

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Flower Hill Primary School

Flower Hill Primary School has established a well-deserved reputation in the community for emphasizing academic excellence and social growth. Opened in September 1954, the school today houses students ranging from kindergarten through third grade.

Flower Hill School is committed to helping its students achieve their full academic potential and to supporting the development of social skills that will help each child successfully navigate through the school setting during their formative years. To this end, Flower Hill’s goal is to consistently provide a learning environment that fosters the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of each student.

Flower Hill’s staff of caring professionals offers a child-centered educational program in a supportive and nurturing environment. It is hoped that by providing teaching that inspires, informs and challenges, teachers and support staff can instill a love for learning that will continue throughout each child’s school years and beyond.

In addition to the rich regular day classroom program, each child receives instruction in art, music, physical education, library skills and technology from teachers who are specialists in each of these areas. Flower Hill also has a school nurse, psychologist, social worker, reading and math specialists and other professional staff members who provide critical support to students.

A strong partnership between students, parents and teachers is very important to daily life at Flower Hill. Principal Lucia Laguarda and all teachers and staff members are confident that by working together to build a positive collaboration between home and school, Flower Hill will continue to provide quality educational experiences for all of its students.

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Lucia Laguarda
1-631-673-2050
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Lucia Laguarda has been principal of Flower Hill Primary School since December 1, 2017.

Ms. Laguarda obtained a BA in sociology with a minor in Spanish at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 1992. She also studied as an undergraduate at Universidad de Sevilla in Spain and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Education with a multicultural emphasis at California State University-Dominguez Hills in May 1996.

A member of the Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society, Ms. Laguarda had been the Riverhead School District’s director of professional personnel at the time of her appointment as Flower Hill’s principal. She earlier served as principal of Hemenway Elementary School (2010-2015) and in a dual appointment as principal of King Elementary School (2013-2015) in Framingham, Massachusetts. The latter was the district’s first STEAM school.

Ms. Laguarda began her career as a bilingual classroom teacher for grades 3-5 at Clyde Woodworth Elementary School in Inglewood, California, working there from 1992-1996 before becoming a teacher support coordinator with Teach for America in Los Angeles. She supervised, evaluated and provided in-service mentoring to over 200 TFA teachers in the LA area from 1996-1998.

A bilingual and multicultural teaching methods instructor at California State University-Dominguez Hills in 1997-1998, Ms. Laguarda went on to serve as an English language special projects coordinator at Eucalyptus Elementary School in Hawthorne, California from 1998-2000. She was assistant principal of William Green Elementary School from 2000-2002 and principal of Billy Mitchell Elementary School from 2002-2005 and 2006-2010, both in Lawndale, California.

A native Spanish speaker, Ms. Laguarda was an instructional coach and school improvement consultant with Teachscape National Professional Development in the Indian Oasis School District in Tucson, Arizona in 2006.

Ms. Laguarda is Flower Hill School’s eighth permanent principal since it opened in September 1954.

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  1. If your child is absent for illness, please call the school at 673-2139 and send a note of explanation in with the child upon his/her return.
  2. When bringing a child in late or picking the child up early, please come into the building to sign him/her in or out with our attendance secretary, Mrs. Debra Ciccone.
  3. If you wish to go to your child's classroom, please sign in first and wear a visitor's pass. If you wish to stay to observe a class, please call and make arrangements with the teacher in advance.
  4. Good bus behavior is expected of all of our children. Please remind your child to stay seated, wear a seat belt, and to follow the driver's instructions.
  5. In our effort to emphasize respect, parents will be contacted if children are disrespectful, cruel or physically aggressive toward others.
  6. Our "Citizen of the Month" program is designed to recognize acts of kindness and good citizenship. Every month we honor a boy and a girl from each grade.
  7. Our code of discipline is really a Bill of Rights for all of our children. Every child has the right to learn in a safe environment.
  8. Any time a child is injured or ill, the parent or guardian will be contacted. It is important that parents provide us with up to date emergency contact numbers. Emergency cards are kept on file in the nurse's office. These cards can also be download from the printable forms menu.

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  • Co-President: Christine Gentile 1-631-278-2323
  • Co-President: Noel Meystrik 1-631-662-5634
  • Co-Vice President: Kim Gilroy 1-917-496-6499
  • Co-Vice President: Kerri Harris 1-516-972-4667
  • Corresponding Secretary: Kacey Knauer 1-917-887-9969
  • Recording Secretary: Meredith Shanley 1-917-903-1625
  • Treasurer: Shannon Delaney  1-631-807-0291
  • Council Delegate: Jenna Prada 1-610-564-9102

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Last Name First Position Email
Laguarda Lucia Principal
Apelsinov Jackie Cafe
Arana Nicole Teacher
Brignati Erika Teacher
Caras Jeanine Library
Cassidy Joe Head Custodian
Ciccotto Linda Principal's Secretary
Conlon Allison Teacher
Conlon Nancy Physical Education
Cronin Karen Music
Cuthbertson Leticia Teacher
Dunn Julie Nurse
Edwards Glenn Teacher
Ellis Doreen Teacher
Epstein Arlette Teacher
Escorbores Gabriella Teacher
Fede Cathy Teacher
Fletcher Cynthia Psychologist cfletcher
Garris-Shade Julissa Psychologist garris-shadej
Giani Lou Physical Education
Giuliani Suzanne Teacher
Grosso Karen Teacher kgrosso
Jerome Jaime Teacher jjerome
Kelly Tiffanie Teacher tkelly
Kopf Kristin Teacher
Lucas Yafit Speech
McManus Brenda Teacher
Mondkar Priya Teacher
Napurano Laurene Receptionist
Oshaughnessy Donnamarie Teacher
Plesent Jacqueline Art
Quinlan Veronica Teacher
Ragusa Ilene PPS Secretary
Ravo Debra ENL
Scannevin Megan Teacher
Schlosser Christa Reading
Soto Gisselle Social Worker
Walsh Corinda Teacher

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50's day

50's Day at Flower Hill

November 22, 2017

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Flower Hill Primary School

98 Flower Hill Road, Huntington, NY 11743

Established: 1954

Grades: K-3

Mascot: Foxes

Principal: Lucia Laguarda

1-631-673-2050 Main Office

1-631-673-2139 Attendance

1-631-673-2058 Nurse

1-631-425-6255 FAX

School Hours: 9:20 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.