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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

Principal's Secretaries: Ruth Mineo and Dorothy Rabin 
Nurse: Karen Arigoni (631) 504-5646

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

Pre-K Registration:  Tuesday, January 14, 2020

PTA President: Camille Newsom

Current News

Creative Camping Theme Enhances Manetuck’s PARP

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Manetuck recently got creative with a camping theme for the annual Pick a Reading Partner initiative. An entire hallway was decked out with a mock “campfire” setup and black lights to make it look like the students were under the stars. Classes took turns visiting the hallway and reading around the campfire with flashlights.  

Other Manetuck activities during this year’s PARP included staff and students dressing up as characters from favorite books; a Skype session with a local author; visits to West Islip Public Library; a Mad Science assembly; a Drop Everything and Read event where students wore pajamas and spent 30 minutes at the end of the day just reading; and a “PTA Night Under the Stars” with bookmark crafting, a book swap and a S’mores station, aided by West Islip High School student volunteers.

More Than 80 West Islip Musicians Given SCMEA All-County Honors

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More than 80 dedicated West Islip student-musicians ranging from fifth graders to sophomores were honored by the Suffolk County Music Educators Association with selection for the 2020 SCMEA All-County Festival.  

Chosen from Bayview were Chloe Bellini (All-County Band); James Aspetti and Madeline Curley (All-County Chorus); and Natalie Aspetti and Emily LaManna (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Bellew were Ben Delanoy and Leo Mastroberti (All-County Band); Lucy Agoglia, Giavana Diaz, Kerrigan Fallo and Dylan Green (All-County Chorus); and Jeremy Duffy and Cassandra Hyland (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Manetuck were Tessa Lamirata (All-County Band); Alexis DeLorenzo and Emily Peppin (All-County Chorus); and Julianna Locrotondo (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Oquenock were Adam Lavelle (All-County Band); Savannah Walsh (All-County Chorus); and Ace Lerasan (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Beach Street were Emily Dean, Leah Gallagher, Sean Koerner, Patrick Heron, Amanda Lopez, Kevin Mauri, Amy McCann, Ryan Northorn and Gavin Pollock (All-County Band); April Allegretto, Alyssa Barbieri, Skyla Becker, Caitlin Fallon, Piper Loveland, Sophia Marker, Teagan McGuire, Mason Solomon, Cara Thaxter and Francesca Tofano (All-County Chorus); and Daniel Clarke, Anthony DeMaio, Vivian Gallagher, Nicholas Locurto, Kevin Ryan and Sophia Stehlik  (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Udall were Bruno Basile, Robert Govier, Madison DiMaggio, Evan Fogarty, Michael Harbord, Daniel Pipitone, Nicholas Soulos  and Michael Tronolone (All-County Band); Marissa Beyhl, Carlie Brunengraber, Reese Connors, Isabella Grimaldi, Giordana LaFemina, Lucas Scourtos and Aaron Tomasello (All-County Chorus); and Emma Crisafi, Dean Miller, Savannah Nelson, Braden Pritchard and Dana Shi (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from the high school were Sophia Bahm, Drake Castonguay, John Denning,  Dylan Latargia, Jack Locurto, Christopher Palazzo, Mark Peragine and Michael Woss (All-County Band); Warren Auty, Ruth Boucher, Jack Dyer, Robert Jensen, Isabella LaBarca, Lauren McCann and Grace Mineo (All-County Chorus); and Kaitlyn Caragiulo, Taylor Davies, Timothy Hantzchel, Alexander Lee and Emma Musial (All-County Orchestra).

Manetuck Hosts Fifth-Grade Volleyball Tournament

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Manetuck recently hosted a volleyball tournament for the district’s fifth graders, offering a healthy opportunity to learn teamwork.


West Islip Sends 14 Student-Artists to “Colors”

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Fourteen West Islip student-artists were selected for the 22nd annual “Colors of Long Island” student art exhibition at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, which highlights outstanding visual art created by students from Nassau and Suffolk counties. Their work will be on display through March 22.

Chosen were Bayview second graders Annabelle Saccante and Anna Weir, Bellew fourth graders Benjamin Constantine and Lola Gonzalez, Manetuck fourth graders Madeline Carman and Nina Oliveri, Oquenock fourth grader Julianne Hall and fifth grader Savannah Walsh, Beach Street sixth graders Julianne Arcoleo and Finn McGowan, Udall sixth grader Sofia Raucci and eighth grader Cassidy Scheben, and high school junior Connor Henry and senior Heidi Hudson.

Kindness Overflows at Manetuck

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Kindness was overflowing at Manetuck on Feb, 14, complementing the school’s celebration of P.S. I Love You Day with a special Cultivating Kindness assembly to spread the message of how one act of kindness can change the world.

The children heard stories about how kindness can be passed from one person to the next. Students from kindergarten through second grade learned about being kind and sharing smiles, while the group from third to fifth grade focused on doing regular random acts of kindness. The assembly also explained what bullying actually is and what to do to counteract it.