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Manetuck Elementary School

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


Ms. Dawn Morrison, Principal

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

Kindergarten Registration: Tuesday, November 6 & Wednesday, November 7, 2018

PTA President: Chrissie Carlson

Current News

Planetarium Program Returns

Planetarium Program Returns

In a return of a popular science initiative, West Islip students from kindergarten through eighth grade have been visiting the high school’s planetarium this year. Each grade experiences a customized planetarium program, guided by high school astronomy teacher Thomas Vitti.

“I feel truly blessed to be able to share with the West Islip community the wonders of the universe and to be able to use this planetarium to spark interest in our night sky,” said Vitti.

Seniors Share Language Learning at Elementary Schools

Seniors Share Language Learning at Elementary Schools

In an innovative initiative, the district’s world language program connects high schoolers to their younger counterparts in Bayview, Manetuck, Oquenock and Bellew.

Senior students from the high school visit elementary classrooms once a week for 30 minutes to share Spanish, Italian or American Sign Language with the younger students. The seniors teach basic language concepts such as clothing, numbers, days of the week and items in a house, choosing a different category each week, mixed with seasonal activities and learning games.

“I had the same experience in elementary school and cherished it so much,” said senior Douglas Dillman, a member of West Islip’s International Baccalaureate program. “When I started learning foreign languages, I wanted to share so the younger students could take some of it and apply it.”

“The seniors do a great job,” said Manetuck fourth-grade teacher Mark Levine. “It gets my students excited about learning. It’s something new, and something the kids look forward to every week.”