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Winganhauppauge Road
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 9:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

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Main Office: (631) 650-8450
Fax: (631) 650-8458
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8455
Health Office: (631) 650-8475
Attendance Office: (631) 650-8450

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      Michael Giacchetto, Principal

 

Principal's Message

Welcome to Wing Elementary School!
Wing Elementary School is the only primary school in the Islip School District. Islip education begins at Wing and over 340 students are welcomed in both kindergarten and first grade classes. The staff at Wing works tirelessly to ensure that the first educational experience of our youngest learners exists in a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment. Wing is dedicated to the District's Mission Statement: "The Islip Schools, in partnership with the community, will empower all students to achieve excellence." Our goal is to foster a learning environment where students feel appreciated, validated, respected and acknowledged.

Wing welcomes all types of learners and the staff creates an environment conducive to each students' learning style. Students are given personal learning pathways that will allow them to acquire and retain the knowledge and skills to help them grow. Differentiating instruction creates these unique pathways that allow teachers to meet individual needs of students. This is done with the goal of engaging our students and helping them to develop a love of learning.

Healthy connections between the school and families gives students a greater opportunity to be successful. When schools and families work together, children do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. Wing is committed to working with families to create learning experiences that are lasting and meaningful.

Michael Giacchetto, Ed.D.
Principal



Islip Honors Five Students at Hispanic Heritage Event

Islip Honors Five Students at Hispanic Heritage Event

The district held its second annual Hispanic Heritage recognition event on Oct. 23, honoring five students – one per each of the district’s schools – who are Hispanic, Hispanic-American or of Hispanic heritage and have demonstrated outstanding civic and community engagement.

The honorees for 2018, chosen by a committee of Islip language teachers from each school, were Kayley Guzman Morales of Islip Middle School, Adrian Lopez of Wing Elementary School, Amanda Mardones of Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School, Bianka Morales of Islip High School and Isabella Sarmiento of Commack Road Elementary School.

The recognition ceremony, held in the middle school library with the students’ families in attendance, coincided with National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.



Wing Kindergartners Learn Fire Safety from Board VP Leggio

 Wing Kindergartners Learn Fire Safety from Board VP Leggio
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 Wing Kindergartners Learn Fire Safety from Board VP Leggio 3
Board of Education Vice-President Tom Leggio, who also serves as a fire commissioner for the Islip Fire Department, recently visited the kindergarten classrooms of Andrea Lopienski and Laurie Wills at Wing. Wearing his firefighting gear, Leggio taught the students about fire prevention and safety and gave the children a chance to try on the gear.

Wing Students Show They ‘Think’ During Red Ribbon Week

Wing Students Show They ‘Think’ During Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week was celebrated this year at Wing with the theme “Thinking Is My Super Power.” Throughout the week, students participated in activities that encouraged them to think about making good choices and what makes them “super,” including tying red ribbons to the school fence to spell out the word “THINK.”

“We wanted to show everyone at the school and in our community that Wing kids always ‘think’ about making good choices,” said school social worker Allison Siegel.



Informational Orientation Welcomes English Language Learners and Families

Informational Orientation Welcomes English Language Learners and Families

With English Language Learner students and families in attendance representing 23 different nations and 17 different languages, Islip’s annual ELL Parent Orientation on Sept. 26 provided parents with information on the programs and services their children are entitled to, based on New York State Department of Education regulations.

This year’s event, which kicked off in the school’s auditorium with a welcome from Priscilla Zarate, Islip’s coordinator of ENL and world languages, also gave the parents an opportunity to meet with their corresponding English as a New Language teachers and ask questions.

Meanwhile, the students gathered in the cafeteria for an enjoyable session of board games, books, and arts and crafts, and all who attended left with backpacks filled with school supplies, books and other goodies donated by the Town of Islip Youth Bureau, Book Fairies, Panera Bread and Kid to Kid.




Wing Students Celebrate a Phenomenal Day of Peace

Wing Students Celebrate a Phenomenal Day of Peace

Wing celebrated another International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 with the annual Pinwheels for Peace project, a tradition at the school since 2005. The project gives teachers an opportunity to entwine the concepts of respect, compassion and global citizenship with their daily instruction, giving students an engaging way to observe the occasion as they decorate pinwheels and contemplate how people’s behaviors impact the world around them.

“It was a phenomenal day at Wing that focused on a culture of peace,” said Principal Michael Giacchetto.


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