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Upcoming BOE Budget Meetings

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The Board of Education will hold the following workshop and business meetings regarding the 2019-2020 budget. They will be held at 1 Craig B. Gariepy Ave. in Islip Terrace. The community is invited to attend.

Thur., Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. - Special Business Meeting and Budget Presentation No. 1

Thur., March 14 at 8 p.m. - Business Meeting and Budget Presentation No. 2

Thur., March 28 at 7 p.m. - Workshop Meeting and Budget Advisory Committee Presentation

Thur., April 11 at 7 p.m. - Workshop Meeting and Board Response to Budget Advisory Committee

Wed., April 17 at 8 p.m. - Business Meeting and Annual Budget Adoption




ENL Students Show Their ‘Command’ of English

ENL Students Show Their ‘Command’ of English

East Islip hosted its very first “Commanding” ceremony on Jan. 8 for 29 English as a new language students in the district who had scored “commanding” on the NYSESLAT exam. These students exhibited sufficient knowledge in reading, writing, listening and speaking the English language.

“Here at East Islip, we have over 100 ENL students that represent 15 different languages of our world,” said Robert J. Wottawa II, the district’s director of art, ENL, music and world language. “This evening was a celebration of excellence and culture, bringing together our ENL students and families with East Islip’s teachers and administrators. We hope to make this wonderful evening a tradition here at East Islip.”


SWAT Officer and EI Alumnus Colondona Visits Connetquot

SWAT Officer and EI Alumnus Colondona Visits Connetquot

Guardians of Our Dependents founder Daniel Colondona, a current SWAT officer for Suffolk County's Emergency Service Unit, recently visited with second-graders at Connetquot. The GOOD organization assists families of deceased police department members.

Colondona, an East Islip High School alumnus and former Army paratrooper, discussed being a responsible and respectful student, calling 911 for emergencies, and the different tools and equipment used at his job.   

Gingerbread Time at Connetquot

 Gingerbread Time at Connetquot

Joined by Principal Nicholas Bilotti, first-graders at Connetquot enjoyed decorating gingerbread houses just before the holiday break.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019