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Manetuck Elementary School

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

Manetuck










Ms. Dawn Morrison, Principal
Email: d.morrison@wi.k12.ny.us

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

Kindergarten Registration: To Be Announced

PTA President: Chrissie Carlson

Current News

Manetuck Raises $2,900 for Seal’s Rehab and Release

Manetuck Raises $2,900 for Seal’s Rehab and Release
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Manetuck again sponsored a fundraiser for the Riverhead Foundation’s work in rehabilitating injured seals. Guided by teachers Kerri Ierardi and Sue Marullo, who run the school’s Community Service Club, students walked in the bus circle to raise $2,900 for this year’s sponsored seal, named Victorious.

The top three student fundraisers were first-grader Shane Hofer and second-graders Aaron Sokol and Lily Tufariello, earning them the right to open the cage for the seal’s release into the ocean at Robert Moses State Park, an event attended by hundreds of students and parents.


Manetuck’s Musical ‘Petting Zoo’ Instills Orchestral Interest

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Third-graders at Manetuck recently were invited to attend a music “petting zoo,” where they had the opportunity to handle and play various instruments that comprise an orchestra. 

“This experience gets the children excited to join and participate in the orchestra as fourth-grade students,” said Principal Dawn Morrison.

Fifth-Graders Make Morning Music at Manetuck

Fifth-Graders Make Morning Music at Manetuck
Led by music teacher Patricia Rosenthal, fifth-grade orchestra students Kayla Harbord (violin), Mason Plouffe (viola) and Lucas Scourtos (cello) at Manetuck played “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the school’s morning announcements on June 8.

Student Research Showcased at Manetuck STEM Fair

Student Research Showcased at Manetuck STEM Fair
Manetuck students in grades K-5 recently participated in a school-wide STEM Fair, touring the fair during the day and presenting their research projects to their classmates.

Parents and family members visited the fair at night. The varied projects included exploration of magnets, hovercraft, suspension bridges, dinosaurs, crystals, moon craters and electromagnetic hyperloops.

“The STEM Fair provided an opportunity for each of our students to research an area of interest in the science, technology, engineering or math fields,” said Principal Dawn Morrison.

Play-Doh ‘Matters’ at Manetuck

Play-Doh ‘Matters’ at Manetuck Pic
Using Play-Doh, second-graders in Kristin Foster’s classroom at Manetuck = recently learned about physical changes related to matter.

The students molded the Play-Doh into balls, squeezed it and combined it with a partner’s Play-Doh in order to confirm visually that the physical changes that they made to the substance did not alter its physical state.