December 24- 31, 2021
Holiday Break - School Closed
Monday, January 10, 2022
6:00 pm PTA Virtual Meeting
Monday, January 17, 2022
School Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Blood Drive @ Bayview
Monday, February 07, 2022
6:00 pm PTA Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2022
PS I Love You Day
February 21- 25, 2022
Mid-Winter Recess - School Closed
New York State Champs!
Congratulations to the 2021 West Islip Boys Varsity Soccer Team and Manetuck's very own Coach Ed Pieron, Coach Brian Cameron and Dennis Mazzalonga for winning the first New York State boys soccer championship in school history!
Friday, October 1 was World Smile Day. Thank you to our District's PTA for putting together this wonderful video - West Islip Smiles.
Manetuck Elementary School was selected as the winner of the New York State Parent Teacher Association’s Pick a Reading Partner award. Manetuck’s two-week long event – Wild About Reading – was chosen as the PARP outstanding program by the New York State PTA PARP Committee.
According to the committee, one of the most outstanding features of Manetuck’s PARP program was a creative theme that tied into each program activity. The selection committee noted how the program incorporated different parts of the school curriculum as students learned about the animals in need around the world. The Wild About Reading theme built excitement at a virtual kickoff with author Jerry Pallotta, involved all the grades, and included a writing component.
Despite the wet weather conditions, students throughout the West Islip School District were all smiles as they entered their respective buildings for the start of the 2021-2022 schools year on Sept. 1. This year, the pre-kindergarten students are part of a full-day program and are looking forward to their first experiences in the district. Kindergarten and first graders were accompanied off their buses and met by staff and explored their new teachers and classrooms. As the day went on, students eased into their new schedules and routines and settled in for a productive year ahead.
Manetuck celebrated its 16th annual Seal Release, sponsored by the school’s Community Service Club in collaboration with the New York Rescue Marine Center at Smith Point County Park. Students received sponsorships for participating in the Seal Release Walk-a-Thon, with all proceeds used for the rehabilitation of aquatic animals so they can be returned to their natural habitats. This year, Marullo, a seal named in honor of Vince Marullo, was returned to his ocean home.
Summer Reading Club
Tails & Tales: July 6th – August 13th
The West Islip Library is offering both virtual & in-person reporting this year! In-person book reporting is optional & you may choose to log your reading online through Beanstack.
Join between July 6 and July 11 to automatically be entered for a “Summer Fun!” basket.
Visit the library or click here for more information.