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Manetuck Elementary School

800 Van Buren Avenue, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5640  FAX (631) 893-3356
vanessa williams

Ms. Vanessa Williams, Principal
Email: v.williams@wi.k12.ny.us


Principal's Secretaries: Ruth Mineo and Dorothy Rabin 
Nurse: Karen Arigoni (631) 504-5646
School Hours: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
Pre-K ~ 5th Grade

Kindergarten Registration: Tuesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 7, 2019

PTA President: Camille Newsom

Current News

Three Manetuck Fourth Grade Musicians Attend PEAK Fest

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Guided by music teacher Karen Isaksen-Taylor, fourth graders George Elasmar, Lauren Gallagher and Benjamin Miale from Manetuck recently attended the 11th annual SCMEA Parents, Educators and Kids Festival.

The PEAK Festival is dedicated to fourth grade students learning and experiencing music, culminating with a sharing session performance, and does not require students to prepare music beforehand. Parents, music educators and the students are all invited to attend morning workshops in different areas of music, including ukulele, singing games, musical theater, folk dance, Orff orchestrations, and aboriginal songs and chorus. This provides the students with a unique musical experience and gives educators the chance to bring some new ideas back to the classroom. PEAK’s clinicians expertly guide the sessions toward both instructing the students and explaining the methodologies and teaching techniques, thus including parents in the learning process.



West Islip Fosters Good Health at Third Color Run

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For the third consecutive year, district students, staff and families enjoyed a terrific time at the West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance Color Run.

“The Color Run serves in fostering good health and lifestyle practices, decreasing stress, enhancing self-worth, learning to set goals, and building connection and communication,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics and recreation.  


Manetuck Dresses Up Kids and Cars for Trunk-or-Treat

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Colorful costumes and creepy cars were on display on Oct. 18 as Manetuck put on its annual PTA-sponsored Trunk-or-Treat night.


Gorgeous Gourds Selected at Manetuck Pumpkin Patch

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Engaging in a classic autumn ritual, students at Manetuck recently enjoyed selecting gorgeous gourds at the school’s annual pumpkin patch.


A Perfect Blue and Gold Homecoming

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Led by the high school’s proud Marching Lions band, the blue and gold-clad community proudly participated in the homecoming parade on Oct. 26. From the color guard and cheerleaders, to festive floats, the sunny autumn day proved perfect for a walk to Wayne Shierant Field at Alumni Stadium. Homecoming king Paul Ciesluk and homecoming queen Jenny Brodmerkel were lauded as Mr. and Miss West Islip, flanked by runners up Mark Lu and Jaymie Espinola.

Once at the football field, the varsity Lions took on Division II rival Bellport. A thrilling Matt Calhoun touchdown with 59 seconds left in the fourth quarter earned the home team a 38-34 victory, improving their record to 6-1. Highlights included a fourth-quarter interception by Anthony Sagginario, 130 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Joe Costantino, 50 yards rushing and a TD for Dominic Sagginario, and two sacks each by Kyle Haff and Donnie Ryan.