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Oquenock Elementary School

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

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Mr. Jack Maniscalco, Principal
Email: j.maniscalco@wi.k12.ny.us

Principal's Secretaries: Annmarie Schneider & Jody Callahan 
Nurse: Laurie Luquer (631) 504-5676
School Hours: 8:50 am - 3:05 pm
Pre-K ~ 5th Grade

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

PTA President: Jennifer Sinclair

Current News

Oquenock Fourth Graders Compete in STEM Stacking Challenge

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Students in Janis Quinn’s kindergarten class at Oquenock recently read the Theo LeSieg story “Ten Apples Up on Top,” in which three friends challenge each other to see who can stack the most apples on their heads without letting them fall. After hearing the story, the students competed in a STEAM challenge to see which table team could engineer the tallest tower, stacking 10 apple-colored cups the highest, without letting them fall.  

“My teams were reminded that this was a challenge, not a race,” said Quinn. “A team could be the last to finish and still win, and that is exactly what happened.”

The Green Team took the longest to stack their cups but created a tower that was six stories tall. The Yellow Team came in second with a five-story tower, followed by the Red team with a four-story tower. The Purple Team created a three-story tower but won a “Best Communication” award for talking to each other the most and completing their building first with full team participation.  


Oquenock Students Walk and Bike to School for a Day

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Students at Oquenock participated in National Walk and Bike to School Day on Oct. 2. The annual event serves to encourage healthy physical activity as well pedestrian and bicycle safety.


Parent Participation in Literacy Highlights Oquenock Open House

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At this year’s Oquenock open house, parents were asked to get involved in literacy activities as they waited to meet their children’s teachers. For every parent that participated, their child was entered to win a gift card to Barnes & Noble.  




Oquenock Fourth Graders Get Acquainted With STEM Challenge

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In a successful team building exercise, fourth graders in Kelly Parson’s class at Oquenock got acquainted for a fun cup challenge in the school’s STEM lab. Students had to work together as a team in order to be successful at this activity.

The Start of a Positive School Year in West Islip

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West Islip’s students began a new school year on Sept. 4, walking in to the district’s seven buildings with anticipation.

“We are looking forward to a positive year filled with laughter, joy and tons of learning experiences for our elementary students,” said Bellew Principal Rhonda Pratt. “I offer a special welcome our pre-K students as they join our PJB family.”

“What an amazing first week of school at Beach Street,” said Principal Andrew O’Farrell. “Our students were definitely ready to start the year and set to go. It was terrific to see all of our sixth, seventh and eighth graders moving to their classes with such enthusiasm. The energy they brought to school was so uplifting.”