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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

West Islip Sends 32 Student-Musicians to SCMEA Day of Tuba

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The district again broke the record for the highest attendance at the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s annual Day of Tuba, sending 32 students from grades 5-12 to participate in rehearsals, clinics and a massed ensemble. Several West Islip students were also selected to perform in the event’s All-Star ensemble. Held at Central Islip High School, the event featured several hundred tuba and euphonium players from across the county.

West Islip participating student-musicians were Victoria Swicord from Bayview; Lucille Charbonneau, Joseph Nealon, Savas Sioutopoulos and Colin Stueber from Bellew; Salvatore Randazzo and Matthew Rao from Oquenock; Billy DeWitt, Andrew DiStefano, Alexander Dumitru, James Kennedy, Thomas Mueller and Samantha Rivelli from Beach; Robert Govier, Michael Harbord, Thomas Kerrigan, Sydney Krowles, Laveeza Malik and Daniel Pipitone from Udall; and Matthew Cammarano, Drake Castonguay, Eve Castonguay, Andrew D'Agostino, Jonathan Delanoy, Timothy Hantzschel, Dylan Latargia, Andrew Palmer, Marisa Pastore, Sophia Randazzo, Vincent Santini, Nicholas Vallejo and Nicholas Veiga from the high school.


First Graders Churn Their Own Butter at Oquenock

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In preparation for Thanksgiving, Tammy Dragelin’s first-grade class at Oquenock participated in a butter-making activity. The students used cream, mason jars and marbles to churn butter the old-fashioned way. Principal Jack Maniscalco sampled some of the butter on a cracker and was impressed.



Oquenock Kindergartners Make Sure Humpty Dumpty Doesn’t Break

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In a “Humpty Dumpty” activity, kindergartners in Mary Berger’s class at Oquenock recently worked to create a protective cover for an egg so that it would not break when falling off a wall. Students used tape, paper, cotton, rubber bands and foil to build their covers and tested them in the school’s STEM lab.

West Islip Fosters Good Health at Third Color Run

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For the third consecutive year, district students, staff and families enjoyed a terrific time at the West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance Color Run.

“The Color Run serves in fostering good health and lifestyle practices, decreasing stress, enhancing self-worth, learning to set goals, and building connection and communication,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics and recreation.  


A Monsterful Measuring Session at Oquenock

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Fourth graders in Tim Bauernfeind and Kelly Parson’s class at Oquenock recently put their Halloween measurement skills to the test in the STEM lab. Students were asked to find the circumference of pumpkins, the mass of plastic bats, and the length of spooky skeletons; estimate the amount of candy in a jar using mathematical clues; and infer why placing candy into a graduated cylinder makes the water level rise.

“Everyone did a great job while practicing their measurement skills,” said Parson.