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Paul J. Bellew Elementary School

25 Higbie Lane, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5680 FAX (631) 893-3346

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Mrs. Rhonda Pratt, Principal

Principal's Secretaries:
Michelle Grover and  Cathleen McQuade

Nurse:  Angelica Ruden
Phone: (631) 504-5687 


PTA President:  Donna McGrath

Current News

Celebrating West Islip’s Nearpod Super Star Teachers

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At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Nearpod sent some swag for teachers to the district. The goodies were presented to the top Nearpod Super Star user in each building: Dawn Divisconti at the high school, Tara Probert at Beach Street, Kristen Finnegan at Udall, Joann Sheridan at Bayview, Sue Marullo at Manetuck, Gina Marie Hildebrandt at Oquenock and Melanie Solnick at Bellew.


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Bellew Fifth Grader Heron Wins Americanism Poster Contest

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Abigail Heron, a fifth grader at Bellew, recently won second place in the Suffolk County American Legion’s Americanism poster contest. Fourth and fifth graders from the school had submitted artwork for the competition on the theme “The American Flag and What It Means to Me,” demonstrating how they can be patriotic, freedom-loving and proud of their country. Heron was honored with a medal for her artwork and a certificate for participation.   

Memorable Moving Ups at Elementary and Middle Schools

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Students at Beach Street, Udall, Bayview, Bellew, Manetuck and Oquenock celebrated with memorable moving ups in June.

West Islip Alumnus Returns for Bellew’s Virtual Career Day

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For Bellew’s Virtual Career Day, West Islip High School alumnus Tim Probert met with the entire fifth grade via Google Meet to talk about his career as an art director and his love of art. Probert has worked as an illustrator for children’s books and magazines as well as commercials. 

Probert was a third grader in Bellew teacher Karen McCarthy’s first class at the district’s Manetuck Elementary School many years ago.

“I recall young Tim telling me he loved drawing and wanted to be an illustrator even then,” McCarthy said.

After high school, Probert attended Boston University and received a bachelor’s degree in fine art. He recently published a graphic novel, “Lightfall: The Girl and the Galdurian,” and currently works as an art director with the Nathan Love animation production company in Manhattan.