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Oquenock Elementary School

425 Spruce Avenue, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5660  FAX (631) 893-3367

Elem Principal

Mr. Jack Maniscalco, Principal

Principal's Secretaries: Annmarie Schneider & Jody Callahan 
Nurse: Laurie Luquer (631) 504-5676

Kindergarten Registration: Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Pre-K Registration:  Wednesday, January 22, 2020

PTA President: Jennifer Sinclair

Current News

A Beautiful Day for Oquenock Fifth Graders to Move Up

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Oquenock recognized its graduating fifth graders with an exciting drive-through moving up on June 15.    

“What a great turnout on a beautiful day to send off our fifth graders,” said Principal Jack Maniscalco. “Thank you to the families, staff and PTA for making this drive-through graduation a success.”

Fifth-Grade Grads Honored with Lawn Signs

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Fifth graders moving up from all four of the district’s elementary schools were honored during May and June with special lawn signs placed by school staff to honor the young graduates.

Recognizing Oquenock's Graduating Fifth Graders

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West Islip Continues Memorable Tradition with Virtual Field Day

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The annual tradition of Field Day continued in West Islip during the pandemic, as elementary physical education teachers coordinated the district’s first Virtual Field Day.

From opening day on June 3 to the experience’s conclusion on June 10, students wore their West Islip blue and gold while participating in up to 20 activities. The Virtual Field Day activities were designed to take place in each child’s living environment with common household items and props, and provided students total flexibility in modifying the activities if they had trouble replicating them.

“Field Day is an important tradition here in West Islip,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics and recreation. “While a Virtual Field Day may not be the same experience as our traditional Field Day, it is our sincere hope this event minimized disappointment and provided families an opportunity to create lasting meaningful memories.”