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Flower Hill School third grader Zachary Goldstein is quite a musician.

Flower Hill School’s Summer Send-off

June 23, 2020
Flower Hill School third grader Zachary Goldstein is quite a musician.

Flower Hill’s Zachary Goldstein Makes His Teacher’s Day

June 8, 2020
Flower Hill students and their counterparts across Huntington UFSD excelled in the PTA Reflections program.

Flower Hill Students Excel in PTA Reflections Program

March 12, 2020
Flower Hill's Star Student Award recipients for February.

Flower Hill School Recognizes its February Stars

March 9, 2020
Flower Hill Dual Language Program

Flower Hill Dual Language Students Shine

February 14, 2020
Flower Hill Primary School's Stars of the Month for January.

Flower Hill School’s Stars Sparkle

February 7, 2020
Teacher Erika Brignati created a special kindness bulletin board at Flower Hill.

Kindness Abounds at Flower Hill School

January 29, 2020
Principal Lucia Laguarda with Flower Hill's Star Student Award recipients.

Flower Hill Recognizes its Star Students

January 17, 2020
Art teacher Jackie Plesant near the Kindness Tree showcase at Flower Hill Primary School.

Flower Hill School’s Kindness Tree

December 12, 2019
Principal Lucia Laguarda with Flower Hill School's Star Student Award recipients.

Flower Hill Shines Spotlight on Top Students

December 9, 2019
Flower Hill student council representatives are a hardworking group of youngsters.

Flower Hill Student Council Springs into Action

November 22, 2019
A group of Flower Hill School students enjoyed a glow in the dark room transformation

Flower Hill School Glows in the Dark

November 14, 2019
Gary Brown with Flower Hill teacher James Byrnes and third grader Jeremiah Lacen.

Flower Hill School’s Stars are Celebrated

November 14, 2019
Gary Brown with Flower Hill teacher James Byrnes and third grader Jeremiah Lacen.

Super Bowl Champ Visits with Flower Hill Students

November 12, 2019
Flower Hill Primary School remains a very special place for students. (Darin Reed photo)

A Special Place Called Flower Hill School

November 7, 2019
The Conklin property is located on the corner of High Street and New York Avenue.

Flower Hill Second Graders Visit Conklin House

October 29, 2019
Huntington High School football coach James G. Byrnes with Flower Hill's Jeremiah Lacen.

Flower Hill’s Jeremiah Lacen Embraces Blue Devil Football

October 10, 2019
September stars with principal

Flower Hill’s September Stars Celebrated

October 7, 2019
Flower Hill's top summer readers are a very proud group of children.

Flower Hill Celebrates Summer Readers

September 19, 2019
Flower Hill Primary School is ready to shine in 2019-20. (Darin Reed photo)

Flower Hill School Ready to Shine in 2019/20

August 28, 2019
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

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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

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
Cuomo Suzanne ENL
Dunn Julie Nurse
Edwards Glenn Teacher
Ellis Doreen Teacher
Epstein Arlette Teacher
Escorbores Gabriella Teacher
Fede Cathy Teacher
Fletcher Cynthia Psychologist cfletcher
Franco Alexandra Teacher
Garcia Jasmin PPS Secretary
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
Lofaro Christine Math
Marotta Lucy Math
McManus Brenda Teacher
Napurano Laurene Receptionist
Oshaughnessy Donnamarie Teacher
Plesent Jacqueline Art
Quinlan Veronica Teacher
Ravo Debra ENL
Scannevin Megan Teacher
Schlosser Christa Reading
Soto Gisselle Social Worker
Soupios Melissa Universal Pre-K

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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.