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Bayview Elementary School

165 Snedecor Avenue, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5600  FAX (631) 893-3335


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Mr. John Mullins, Principal

Principal's Secretaries: Janet LoBiondo and Debra Federico
Nurse:  Maria McAllister (631) 504-5607

PTA President: Tiffany Pepitone

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Current News

Bayview Celebrates Vets with Car Convoy

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The pandemic did not stop students and staff at Bayview from holding their annual Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 6.  In lieu of the usual festivities and breakfast that are normally held inside the building, 39 local veterans participated in a Car Convoy parade to the delight of those gathered on the school’s front lawn. More than 400 students and staff members cheered as the veterans’ names and military backgrounds were announced before the exuberant crowd.


Keeping Out the “Creepy Carrots” at Bayview

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Susan Burkart’s second-grade class at Bayview worked with STEM lab teaching assistant Carla LaBombard to build barriers for “creepy carrots.”

The activity began with a reading of the Aaron Reynolds book “Creepy Carrots!” The students then faced a challenge. Using 16 clothespins and eight large popsicle sticks, the second graders had to figure out how to create fences to keep the creepy carrots in the garden. The fence had to stand on its own, and as the students were building, they had to reflect and make improvements to their fences.


Bayview’s Amazing Alchemists

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Guided by teacher Kristen Florea, fifth graders at Bayview worked as “alchemists” during a science lesson, testing magical potions using soap, salt, vinegar and water.

West Islip Families Participate in Fourth Color Fun Event

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The West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance held the fourth annual Color Fun event on Oct. 18. This year, in light of social distancing, families conducted their own Color Fun celebration in and around their neighborhoods, selecting various accessories including T-shirts, color dyes and colored glasses to enhance the experience.

“The Health and Wellness Alliance continues to strive to provide students with meaningful events which foster and build connections between family members around healthy activities,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics and recreation.



Mastering Mindfulness in Bayview’s Courtyard

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Utilizing every available space to learn and grow, fifth graders in Kristen Florea’s class at Bayview have been visiting the school’s spacious courtyard to practice mindfulness.

“Taking time to clear your thoughts, focus on mindful breathing and enjoy outdoor space has been a welcomed part of the academic day,” said Principal John Mullins.