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Oquenock Elementary School

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

Elem Principal

NYSED Parent Dashboard

Mr. Jack Maniscalco, Principal

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

PTA President: Jennifer Sinclair

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Current News

New Musicians Start Journey at Oquenock

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Oquenock recently welcomed the newest members of the school’s orchestra program. The room was filled with excitement as the fourth graders opened up their instrument cases and started playing their instruments for the first time. 

“The first lesson for the fourth grade is always a magical one, since it is the start of their musical journey,” said music teacher Lynnette Fawess. “I’m looking forward to all that they will continue to achieve in the weeks, months and years to come.”


Flashlight Friday at Oquenock

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On Flashlight Friday, third graders in Lisa Brush’s classroom at Oquenock enjoyed reading time with their flashlights.  

Oquenock Celebrates Veterans Day

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Oquenock Students Enjoy a Halloween Parade

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Faculty and staff at Oquenock worked together to create a virtual Halloween parade for students. Teachers brought their classes down to the gymnasium to walk a lap in their costumes. Staff members recorded the students walking and merged the clips to create the virtual parade.

“Even though it was different from years past, Oquenock students and families were still able to have a special and memorable experience,” said school social worker Erin Harris.

The Science of String at Oquenock

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First-grade scientists in Joanna Grimm’s classroom at Oquenock recently worked with STEM teaching assistant Diane Calderone to measure their shadows with string, the beginning of a longitudinal study intended to analyze the changes in shadow length throughout the year.