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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
NYSED Parent Dashboard Email: v.williams@wi.k12.ny.us


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

PTA President: Camille Newsom

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Current News

“Friendsgiving Day” at Manetuck

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Kindergartners in Christine Chocko’s class at Manetuck recently celebrated “Friendsgiving Day” by making handprinted turkey poems,  placemats, headbands and healthy snacks. Each student also received a letter from another classmate explaining why they were thankful for them.

“It was a day filled with tons of smiles,” Chocko said.



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Showing Support for Veterans at Manetuck

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Students and staff at Manetuck wore red, white and blue to show their support on Veterans Day.

“Thank you to all the members of our military who sacrifice so much for the safety of our country,” said Principal Vanessa Williams. “You are our heroes.”




Manetuck Teacher Gifts School With a Special Sculpture

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Manetuck introduced a new mascot on Oct. 27. The large and colorful ceramic sculpture, a lion named Tuck, was handcrafted by second-grade teacher Cynthia LaPrarie as a gift to the school.

"Camp Manetuck" Wins PARP Award!

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Congratulations to Manetuck for winning the New York State Regional PARP award for Suffolk County for fall 2019-winter 2020. The outstanding collective efforts of Manetuck’s PTA, faculty, staff and students made "Camp Manetuck" a PARP experience that will forever be remembered. The school was transformed into a campground through the creativity of its teachers, scholars and PTA. Throughout the duration of PARP, scholars participated in a number of assemblies, literacy activities and STEM explorations. Special thanks to everyone who helped Camp Manetuck come alive and spread the love of literacy throughout the school community.

Manetuck Students Learn About Service Via Officer Visit

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During a recent visit to Manetuck, the district’s school resource officer shared many ways that police officers help the school community. He also answered students’ questions about how he protects and serves.