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Welcome to Wing Elementary School

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

Welcome to Wing Elementary School!
As the only primary school in the district, Wing provides the first public educational experience for the community’s 400+ kindergarten and first graders. Our staff is committed to ensuring that students and their families feel safe, secure and nurtured as they begin their education. We are dedicated to the Islip School District’s Mission Statement: “The Islip Schools, in partnership with the community, will empower all students to achieve excellence.” Our goal is for each student to master the skills needed to be a lifelong learner and to understand the joy and power of learning.

All children have different experiences and backgrounds by the time they get to Wing. As a primary school, we recognize these differences and work with each student to ensure that our instruction is differentiated to meet their needs. On a daily basis, Wing students engage in a variety of activities that help them develop a love of learning. The educational setting at Wing consistently focuses on the skills students need to be successful, both socially and academically.

We also recognize the importance of working together with the families of each child to create healthy communication between home and school. Our efforts to support each student are increased when we can consistently collaborate with parents and guardians. The teachers and staff members at Wing have a great deal of professional experience in all areas of child development. We are committed to working with each of you to create a stellar educational experience for your child.

Giacchetto Apppointed as Principal of Wing

Giacchetto Apppointed as Principal of Wing

Michael Giacchetto was recently appointed principal of Islip’s Wing Elementary School, replacing Christopher Smalley, the current assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

He previously served for the past four years as assistant principal at West Islip’s Udall Road Middle School, and prior to that as an elementary teacher at South Ocean Middle School and Medford Elementary School in the Patchogue-Medford School District.

Giacchetto, who resides in Center Moriches, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Dowling College, a master’s degree in business administration from Dowling College and educational leadership certificates from St. John’s University.

“Educational leadership is a collaborative venture that requires a shared leadership approach to enact the change necessary for success in a school system,” said Giacchetto. “As the leader of the building, it is my responsibility to create a collaborative culture by being a source of clarity and direction, and a provider of resources.  This takes the focus off of changing an individual teacher and instead focuses on changing the school into many strong, capable teachers working together towards a common goal, the success of all students.”

All Smiles On Islip’s Exciting First Day of School

All Smiles On Islip’s Exciting First Day of School
All Smiles On Islip’s Exciting First Day of School 2
All Smiles On Islip’s Exciting First Day of School 3

The first day of classes in Islip arrived on Sept. 5, with students in the district’s high school, middle school and Commack Road, Maud S. Sherwood and Wing elementary schools arriving to begin a new year of learning.

“I am so proud to be the principal of Islip Middle School, where the kids bring the innocence and joy that can easily be overlooked in our fast-paced world,” said Timothy Martin. “I am looking forward to an exciting year.”

“It was a great first day for the students at Sherwood,” said Principal Chad Walerstein. “It was nice to see all the new and returning smiling faces as they entered, and it was even better to hear students say how great their day went as they left for the day.”

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