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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
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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.

Wing First Graders Take on Purposeful Pet Project

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Wing first graders in Laura Schuman’s class recently worked on a project with a purpose, making toys for the dogs and cats at the Islip Animal Shelter.

Positive Participation in Islip for P.S. I Love You Day

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School buildings throughout the district celebrated the 10th annual P.S. I Love You Day on Feb. 14 after spending the week encouraging students to be kind to others, talk to people that they do not know and support someone who is alone.

At the high school, the Junior Chamber of Commerce Club and Interact Club asked students and staff to write encouraging, inspirational messages on purple cut-out hearts during the week leading up to P.S. I Love You Day and displayed the hearts in the school’s front lobby.

Commack Road students in Christine LeMaire’s classroom worked hard to create a special P.S. I Love You video broadcast as well as a photo booth, daily announcements, book recordings and positive messages. Local legislators and civic groups visited the school to participate in the event.

Islip’s Young Artists Displayed at Public Library

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In celebration of Youth Art Month, works of art by 17 students from each of the district’s buildings will be displayed at the Islip Public Library through the end of March. Selected were high school freshman Emily Wirth, sophomore Amanda Sayles, junior Janae Lindsay and seniors Lilah Lacetera and Gabrielle Nicolae; middle school eighth graders Sadia Afghani, Erica Carter, Annika Cripe, Gabriella Dirosse, Megan Ortenzi and Jasmine Ramos; Commack Road third grader Emirson Canales and fourth grader Alyssa Williams; Sherwood second grader Murphy Wallace and fourth grader Emily Gowen; and Wing first graders Frankie Kaatsiz and Anthony Wade.

“This show gives the public in Islip a small glimpse of the tremendous creativity fostered by the art department in Islip’s schools,” said Dr. Jeff Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts. “Nurtured by the unrivaled art faculty here, the art by the talented students in Islip is, for a month, accessible to all residents.”

The library is located at 71 Monell Avenue in Islip. Admission is free. For hours and other information, visit

Fun with Banana Dirt Pie at Wing’s Cooking Program

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Kindergartners and first graders at Wing enjoyed creating Banana Dirt Pie during the most recent session of the school’s “Healthy Cooking with Ms. Arlene” program, an ongoing series of culinary lessons with chef Arlene Leggio.

“Cooking with Chef Arlene is a great way for students to create healthy meals, learn how to follow directions and to try new ingredients that they normally would not eat,” said Principal Michael Giacchetto. “Chef Arlene is always coming up with new creations like a quinoa pie or a black bean dessert, and our students love the opportunity to cook and share these creations with their families. It is also great to have so many staff and community members come together to make these cooking projects successful.”

Work by 75 Student-Artists Exhibited at Annual Show

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The district recognized 75 talented student-artists at its annual Districtwide Art Show, held on Feb. 12 at the high school’s auditorium lobby. Selected for exhibition were Brianna Altman, Leo Bacelli, Samantha Christiansen, Lilianna Colon, Megan Colwell, Nina Del Re, Madison Gremli, Tatum Hardekopf, Janae Lindsay, Madelyn Marinelli, Sara Mecozzi, Matt Miller, Gabrielle Nicolae, Anna Rahner, Micah Ruiz, Amanda Sayles, Trixie Sherry, Jade Valentin, Riley Wallace and Emily Wirth of the high school; Tiana Arroyo, Matthew Breslin, Gavin Connell, Addison DeFalco, Erica DeLapi, Tansley Desrosiers, Abby Dieumegard, Aidan Files, Sabrina Frazer, Alexis Hand, Carly Herrington, Keira Jantz, Shylah Kerry, Samantha Krut, Amanda Mardones-Miranda, Lauren McSweeney, Luna Mendoza, Jaci Narducci, Joette Olds, Andrew Owens, Jakeline Romero, Cole Rudner, Juliana Sclafani, Gianna Trojcak and Katalina Villalba of the middle school; Kayla Baker, Abigail Butler-Lentini, Emirson Canales, Daniela Capolongo, James Infante, Elise Lettieri, Julianna Pepitone, Griffin Roche, Laytin Veith and Alyssa Williams of Commack Road; Tillie Ancipink, Max Carminio, Emily Gowen, Brooke Lemanczyk, Aimee Rich, Keela Salerno, Charlee Semple, Amelia Touhey, Oscar Villatoro and Murphy Wallace of Sherwood; and Makenzy Covelli, Jason Farrell, Bruce Hart, Maisie Howe, Frankie Kaatsiz, Kendall Loud, Aliyah Pazmino, Katrina Petersen, Julia Sanchez and Anthony Wade of Wing.

After the artists’ proud families had a chance to view the displayed artworks, they moved to the auditorium for a performance by the high school’s chamber orchestra, directed by Zachary Butterfield, and an introductory address by Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts.

“Every artist gets to experience the miracle of creation,” Dailey said. “A straight line can become a giraffe or a dinosaur or the most beautiful flower ever created. A lump of clay, dug from the ground, can – in the right hands – become a vase, a sculpture or a cookie jar. The goal of art education is to prepare students for a lifetime of creativity. By learning to be creative and resourceful at a young age, the students here in Islip can go forth into the future with the ability to solve problems, to adhere to deadlines and to bring beauty into a world that desperately needs it. These students have generated – out of nothing but their own imaginations – aesthetically pleasing art which helps the viewer leave the cares of life behind and invites us to enter into a world of fantasy and beauty. We thank them for this invitation and congratulate them on their achievements.”