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Committed to Excellence

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Winganhauppauge Road
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 9:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Telephone Directory
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.

High School Athletes Work with Wing’s Younger Students

High School Athletes Work with Wing’s Younger Students

High school students in the Athletes Helping Athletes program recently visited the district’s Wing Elementary School to work with younger students as part of Wing’s Wellness Week activities.

“The high school students were so excited about attending and could not stop talking about the visit the entire bus ride back to school,” said physical education teacher Patricia Whitehouse.

Student “Heroes” Run to Raise Funds at Wing

Student “Heroes” Run to Raise Funds at Wing

Wing teamed up with the Children’s Tumor Foundation to bring awareness to neurofibromatosis, holding an enthusiastic “Hero Dash” on May 29 with cape-clad students running to raise funds for research. The students learned about philanthropy and how they can make a difference in society.

“Our students are heroes every day, but today they truly felt like heroes,” said teacher Lisa Dieumegard, who coordinated the event. “It is on days such as these that students learn how to continue to give back to their community and help others.”


Sherwood Welcomes Incoming Second Graders from Wing

Sherwood Welcomes Incoming Second Graders from Wing
Incoming second graders came to visit at Sherwood on May 22, greeted by Principal Chad Walerstein. The students, currently attending Wing, will transition to Sherwood in September.