skip to main content
Committed to Excellence

wing imageWelcome 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

giacchetto image

      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.

Elementary Students have a Spooktacularly Fun Time at MS

Elementary Students have a Spooktacularly Fun Time at MS thumbnail138678

The district celebrated Halloween a day early with an afterschool Spooktacular sponsored by Islip Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society and student government. Colorfully costumed students from Commack Road, Sherwood and Wing visited the middle school on Oct. 30 for games and fun.

Islip Hosts Information Night for ELL Families

Islip Hosts Information Night for ELL Families thumbnail136662

To help familiarize them with the school district and its programs, the Islip School District hosted a parent orientation for its English Language Learners at the high school on the evening of Oct. 22. Islip currently has students who speak 19 different languages, up from 17 last year. with 82 percent Spanish-speaking.

Priscilla Zarate, the district’s ENL and world language coordinator, welcomed parents and students to the meeting. Zarate presented information on the district’s academic offerings, programs and services available to ELL students, based on New York State Department of Education regulations.

Following the presentation, parents and students were invited to the cafeteria, where they could visit with different school and community informational tables. The district’s Parent Teacher Associations, Islip Public Library, Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates, APAC International Culinary Arts Academy and school nutrition representatives were available to meet with parents and answer questions. Students had the opportunity to visit different stations with books, coloring, Legos and hands-on robotics. Each student went home with a backpack filled with books and school supplies. Parents were also able to meet with ENL teachers from across the district and learn about the specifics of each building during a breakout session later in the evening. The high school’s World Language Honor Society students were on hand to work with the students in the cafeteria while parents visited with teachers in the classrooms.

Five Students Honored at Hispanic Heritage Ceremony

Five Students Honored at Hispanic Heritage Ceremony thumbnail136477

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Islip School District held its third annual Hispanic Heritage recognition event on Oct. 15, celebrating the culture, language and contributions that Hispanic, Hispanic heritage and Hispanic American students have made to the district.

At the ceremony, held at the Board of Education meeting in the middle school library in front of proud families, students – one from each of the district’s schools – were recognized: Melissa Castellanos Orellana of Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School, Osman Marroquin-Mejia of Islip High School, Nicole Matute of Islip Middle School, Jeremy Pacheco of Wing Elementary School and Joshua Trejo Jandres of Commack Road Elementary School.

“These students’ civic and community engagement contributions continue to make Islip a better place,” said Priscilla Zarate, Islip’s coordinator of ENL and world languages.

Innovative JumpStart Program Kicks Off Second Year in Islip

Innovative JumpStart Program Kicks Off Second Year in Islip  thumbnail135944

The district’s JumpStart program recently kicked off its second year at Wing. Created for first grade students in need of additional support in English Language Arts, it serves as an innovative early intervention program. When the program debuted last year, supported by classroom instruction and Wing’s support team, it resulted in tremendous academic growth for the students enrolled. 

Working with teacher input, Wing Principal Michael Giacchetto, Superintendent Ellen Semel and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Christopher Smalley determine the criteria for student participation. Selected students work with teacher Robb Le Vien for an hour each morning before the regular school day begins. During this time, the first graders are immersed in a variety of ELA activities, with careful attention paid to needed skills and specific student learning styles. Students engage in shared reading, phonemic awareness, paired reading, penmanship, technology-based programs and tactile activities. At the end of each session, the students are provided with a full breakfast.

Proud to Participate in Peace Project at Wing

 Proud to Participate in Peace Project at Wing  thumbnail135433

Classes at Wing participated in the global peace initiative Pinwheels for Peace project on Sept. 20. The annual event, coinciding with the International Day of Peace, remind students about the importance of peace in our world. Students created their own pinwheels as a symbol of something simple and joyful, in the hopes that spinning pinwheels will extend thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the community.

“All of us at Wing are always very proud and excited to participate in this project, one that has existed at our school since 2005,” said Principal Michael Giacchetto. “It's a great day at Wing that focuses on making our world a better place to live.”

Upcoming Events