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475 Roslyn AvenueCherry Lane Building Photo
Carle Place, New York 11514

Principal: Ms. Lauren Moriarty

General Office: (516) 622-6402
Health Office: (516) 622-6403
Social Worker: (516) 622-6558

Welcome to Cherry Lane School (click here for Ms. Moriarty’s page)



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Cherry Lane Mission Statement

Our Cherry Lane mission is to cultivate lifelong learners who are creative, cooperative, collaborative and curious problem solvers in a safe and respectful environment. We instill an attitude that embraces challenges and change with the purpose of increasing effort and learning.  


School Goals

Every student has the capability and the right to learn. Cherry Lane Elementary School exists to provide this opportunity for children in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

The school staff recognizes that the primary goal of education in Cherry Lane School is to meet the educational needs of all our children.  Most significantly, the following objectives formulate a philosophical basis for attaining this goal.  Our school curriculum is designed to:

1) Develop proficiency with the basic skills;

2) Encourage our children to learn about their own environment and the interrelationships that exist in a changing world;

3) Assist our children in developing aesthetic sensitivities, talents, and skills;

4) Help our children achieve individual mental and physical health;

5) Instill an appreciation for people of all races, nationalities, and creeds, and to work cooperatively toward common goals ; and

6) Build an understanding of rights and privileges guaranteed in a form of government and to assume the individual and group responsibility allied with these rights and privileges.


Current News

Cherry Lane Students Celebrate Thanksgiving

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Kindergartners from Cherry Lane School hosted their annual Thanksgiving show on Nov. 17. Family and friends gathered in the school’s decorated gymnasium for the special celebration.

While wearing different Thanksgiving-themed hats, the students performed Thanksgiving songs and poetry. Following the show, families were invited back to their child’s classroom for a Thanksgiving treat. It was a great day for students and their family members to come together and give thanks ahead of the holiday. 

Date Added: 11/27/2023

Cherry Lane Students Walk to Cure Diabetes

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In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, students and staff from Cherry Lane School participated in the school’s annual JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk on Nov. 3. The event has been a tradition at Cherry Lane School for the past 27 years and helps raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes and its research.

Each year, the walk is led by the school’s PTA and Ms. Betsy Paffmann, a former Cherry Lane parent and former community engagement manager at the JDRF. Ms. Paffmann brought this cause to Cherry Lane School back when her son was a student there and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Prior to the 2023 walk, Ms. Paffmann and the PTA visited Cherry Lane classes to show a video and to talk about type 1 diabetes and the mission of the JDRF. Students then received a letter to take home which spotlighted the disease and ways to show support. This included a donation form and an online link for students and their family and friends to donate.

On Nov. 3, classes ventured outside for the annual walk during their recess periods. Cherry Lane PTA members, led by event chairperson Meaghan Smith, helped run the event. Each student received a paper shoe which was hole punched for each lap they completed around Cherry Lane School. The message was for the students to give up their own recess time to give back to kids who have type 1 diabetes.

Last year, the Cherry Lane community raised approximately $5,000 for the JDRF. Over the years, the school has raised $125,000 for the foundation. The school will continue to raise money until the end of the month.

Date Added: 11/8/2023

Cherry Lane Students Give Back for Heavenly Hat Day

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Students in grades K-2 at Cherry Lane School participated in Heavenly Hat Day on Oct. 25 to help raise money for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. This nonprofit organization, which was established by ten-year-old Anthony Leanna back in 2001, donates brand new hats to cancer patients across the country.

For Heavenly Hat Day, Cherry Lane students donated a dollar and wore their favorite hat all day in school. Together, the school community raised $315, with all proceeds being donated to the Heavenly Hat Foundation.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 10/30/2023

Cherry Lane Students Practice Fire Safety

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Cherry Lane students recently reviewed fire safety with members of the Carle Place Fire Department. All classes went inside a mock “room” and discussed what to do if a fire alarm goes off in their house. Students even got to practice using the fire hose!

Date Added: 10/24/2023

Cherry Lane Students Celebrate Unity Day

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Students in grades K-2 at Cherry Lane School participated in a nationwide Unity Day on Oct. 18 by wearing orange and pledging to end bullying. Classes across the building participated in meaningful read alouds and activities to promote kindness, acceptance and anti-bullying themes.

Date Added: 10/23/2023