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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
Fax: (631) 650-8458
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8455
Health Office: (631) 650-8475
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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Loving Caregivers,

It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter welcoming you back to the start of a new school year! I am honored to be the principal of Wing Elementary School and look forward to working together to advance the achievement of all students. During my time as an educator, I have had the opportunity to serve various communities as a teacher assistant, special education teacher, founding member of a new school, and assistant principal. Working together, I am confident that we will continue to provide our students with a truly rigorous and enriching school experience.

The elementary years are critical times for children. What happens during these years will have a lasting impression on their growth and development. My goal as principal is to provide leadership that will facilitate a school environment that is safe, encouraging, and fun for your child to receive the best possible instruction and encourage them to become lifelong learners. 

I believe that all children can and will learn to their greatest potential in a positive, nurturing environment. I think it is essential to encourage our students to understand their mistakes and obstacles are a part of life, but how students persevere, learn, and grow from these difficulties will encourage them to develop into successful adults and lifelong learners. I look forward to spending time this year getting to know and learn from staff, students, and families at Wing.

I believe in the importance of two-way communication and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas throughout the year as my door is always open to the school community. If there is anything I can assist you with, please let me know.


Catherine Glaser, Proud Principal

Wing Students Practice Peaceful Problem Solving

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In recognition of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, kindergarten and first grade students at Islip’s Wing Elementary School participated in the annual Pinwheels for Peace project, imagining “whirled” peace by decorating their own pinwheels.

“With each colorful and unique pinwheel, we talked about being peaceful, kind and showing respect for others,” school social worker Allison Rutsky said. “We practice problem solving in peaceful ways.”

Date Added: 9/27/2023

School Starts in Islip With Smiles and Sunshine

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Smiles and sunshine were out in abundance on the first day of school in the Islip School District on Sept. 7, as excited students returned to Islip High School, Islip Middle School, Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School, Commack Road Elementary School and Wing Elementary School.

“Despite the heat, our students, staff, and faculty enjoyed a positive start to the school year on our first day of classes,” Islip High School Principal Dr. Lara Gonzalez said.

“Students engaged in a variety of community-building activities and their first lessons in each subject area. Our students and teachers were energized and excited to begin a new school year.”

“Our first day was wonderful,” Islip High School Assistant Principal Charlie Rizzuto said. “It was such a great feeling to have students back in the halls of our school. Watching the students reconnect with each other as well as the faculty and staff who they adore so much was heartwarming, to say the least. Islip pride was on full display!”

“What a wonderful and exciting beginning to another school year,” Islip Middle School Principal Timothy Martin said. “The brilliance of the sunshine was only outshined by the joyful smiles on the children’s faces.”

“The best part of the first day was watching the children, as they entered the school, saw the CRES welcoming adults, recognized a familiar face and ran for a big hug or just to share a loving smile,” said David Seinfeld. Commack Road’s new interim principal. “This even happened for some of our second graders who saw a familiar face from Wing. So special!”

“The first day of school is simply one of my favorites, it’s just so special,” Sherwood Principal Briana James said. “It represents new beginnings, new adventures, new friendships and new challenges. The sky is the limit, and we’re all off and running! We are looking forward to an incredible new year.”

“Wing was full of laughter and smiles as we welcomed our new and returning students,” Principal Catherine Glaser said. “The first day always brings so much energy and enthusiasm as students meet new friends, learn new routines and begin their educational journey. We are so happy to have our children back and are excited about the endless possibilities of this new school year.”

Date Added: 9/13/2023

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