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Principals Corner



It is with enthusiasm that we welcome you to the Polk Street Elementary School Webpage!   We offer children in grades Pre-K to 6 stimulating and rigorous learning opportunities within a safe, nurturing and supportive setting.  A partnership of teachers, staff, parents and the community at large works together to create an environment that fosters the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of every child.  By providing instruction that informs, inspires and challenges, we hope to instill a love of learning that continues throughout children’s lives.  Our goal is to help each child develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to be creative, independent thinkers.

In our schools, we embrace the challenges of the future while continuing to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past.  It is our remarkable staff, involved parents and eager children who come together to make the Polk Street School such a wonderful place.
We hope your visit to our website will give you a quick snapshot of life at our schools.  Please explore our links and my weekly highlights to find out more about the Polk Street Elementary School and the Franklin Square School District.

Aristotle is quoted as saying, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  Please know that all steps taken at Polk Street revolve around the intention of great experiences for our children.  May you find joy within. 

All our best,

Gilbert A. Torossian                           

John Trotta
Assistant Principal