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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.

Community Readers Share Joy of Literacy at Wing

Community Readers Share Joy of Literacy at Wing

As part of its Pick A Reading Partner program, Wing held its annual Community Reader Day on March 13. Visiting readers had the chance to share the joy of literacy with classrooms of eager listeners.

The guest readers included Board of Education Vice President Tom Leggio, Board of Education trustees Paul Austin and Matthew Clareen, Superintendent Ellen Semel, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Christopher Smalley, Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town of Islip Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen as well as district administrators, principals and teachers.

“Each community reader brought their own enthusiasm with the book they read, and the students loved it,” said Principal Michael Giacchetto. “This experience reminds students of the joy of reading a great book and is an important step towards the creation of lifelong readers.”

Wing Students Explore Healthy, Creative Cookery

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Students at Wing enjoyed whipping up a peach quinoa cake with beet frosting in February at the new “Healthy Cooking with Ms. Arlene” program, a monthly culinary session with chef Arlene Leggio. It was the first time that all students at Wing had the opportunity to make something together as a school.

“Arlene continues to find ways for children to eat healthy foods through her delicious creations,” said Principal Michael Giacchetto. “The cake was just another way to get our children excited over a healthy dessert. It is always important for students to have opportunities like this to be creative, especially when they are using materials they don’t often interact with like jicama or beet juice.  It was great to see how she was able to bring what she loves to do every day to all the students at Wing.”

Artistic Creativity Recognized at Annual District Art Show

Artistic Creativity Recognized at Annual District Art Show

Welcoming an exceptional array of 66 student-artists from kindergarten through 12th grade, Islip presented its annual District Art Show on Feb. 13 at the high school’s auditorium lobby. The high school chamber orchestra, directed by Zachary Butterfield, provided lovely musical accompaniment for the event.

“Visual artists, unlike performance artists, don’t often get public recognition or applause,” said Vincent Green, Islip’s director of fine and performing arts. “The art show is a wonderful opportunity for the Islip community to recognize the creativity of these young artists. Let this night inspire them and others to continue learning, growing and creating.”


Wing Students Learn That Safety Comes First

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Suffolk Transportation Service representatives recently visited Wing Eto provide students with a review of school bus safety tips.

“Students’ safety always comes first, especially when they are riding on a bus,” said Principal Michael Giacchetto. “It’s always important to follow the rules and take proper safety precautions to allow all of our children to be safe.”

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