River East Elementary

A 2019 Blackboard Award Winner as a School of Excellence



Summer Rising Applications are NOW open!

  • River East will host the Summer Rising program in our school building this summer! The program will run from July 6th - August 20th, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

  • Students will enage in reading, writing, and math intruction during the morning and then transition to activities supervised by the Beacon staff in the afternoon.

  • Families who sign-up must commit to sending their child for the entire duration of the summer program.

  • Families can sign up through the City’s Summer Rising site.

  • If you have individual questions, please give us a call or email our parent coordinator (SRodriguez109@schools.nyc.gov) or principal (mpanetta@schools.nyc.gov).


  • Our School Hours are 8:50 AM - 2:20 PM.

  • If you are interested in registering your child for the 2021-2022 school year in grades K-5, please email our parent coordinator (SRodriguez109@schools.nyc.gov) or call the school at 212-802-3035. We enroll students on a rolling basis based on availability.

  • All schools are closed for students on the following dates in May and June for both in-person and remote students: May 13th, May 31st, June 3rd, and June 8th. The last day of school is Friday, June 25th.

  • Our 5th grade gradution ceremony is scheduled for June 18th at 10:00 AM.

  • The 2021-2022 school year calendar has been released. Students will return to school on Monday, September 13th.

  • The Beacon After School Program still has open seats for in person students. Please call the school for more information.

  • Report cards are available only in your NYC Schools Account.

  • Make sure that we have your most up to date contact information by completing the Emergency Blue Card online.

  • For Parent workshops, resources, and District 4 events, click the For Families tab above and click on the Parent Coordinator page from the drop down menu.

Mr. Panetta's June newsletter

June Parent Letter.docx.pdf

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River East Elementary School

PS 37

2351 1st. Avenue

New York, NY 10035

(212) 802-3035

Michael Panetta, Principal