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Paul J. Bellew Elementary School

25 Higbie Lane, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5680 FAX (631) 893-3346

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Mrs. Rhonda Pratt, Principal
Email: r.pratt@wi.k12.ny.us

Principal's Secretaries: Michelle Grover / Cathleen McQuade
Nurse:  Kristina Mezzacappa
Phone: (631) 504-5687 

School Hours: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Kindergarten Registration: Monday, November 5 & Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PTA President:  Ariana Kind

Current News

A Second Successful Color Run for West Islip

A Second Successful Color Run for West Islip

More than 700 members of the community joined in the fantastic fun at the second annual West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance Color Run. The Color Run helps the Alliance fulfill its goal to reduce substance abuse among local youth, to create a strong collaboration within the community and to cultivate healthy attitudes and behaviors.

“This year’s Color Run was another success story,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics, recreation, and family and consumer science. “Students, children, parents, families, community groups, teachers and administrators braved the winds and had a blast. My special thanks go out to all the volunteers for their efforts, as it couldn’t happen without their help.”

Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition

Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition
Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition2
Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition 2

Six student-artists from West Islip recently had their work displayed at the New York State Art Teacher's Association exhibition, held at the 99th annual NYSSBA Conference at the Sheraton NY Times Square.

The honored NYSATA students were second-graders Richard Guerrera of Bayview Elementary School and Abigail Heron of Paul J. Bellew Elementary School, sixth-graders Emerson Ammirata and Julia Kennedy of Beach Street Middle School, and West Islip High School sophomores Sophia Gutierrez and Ava Shanley.


A Family Pumpkin Tradition Continues at Bellew

A Family Pumpkin Tradition Continues at Bellew

Creativity, imagination and teamwork were the ingredients needed to fulfill an annual family pumpkin-decorating tradition at Bellew.

In the event’s 11th year, a record number of pumpkins were decorated by Bellew families and put on display in the main lobby. Students voted for their pumpkin favorites by donating a handful of change; favorites included gourds decorated as a McDonalds cheeseburger meal and the Fortnite treasure chest and unicorn.  The accumulated donated funds will be used to help local families in need this holiday season. 

“This tradition is a super way to bring families together for an at-home activity that can be shared with our whole school community,” said Principal Rhonda Pratt. “The families went to town decorating and creating pumpkin masterpieces.”




Bellew Kindergartners Sort and Classify in the STEM Lab

Bellew Kindergartners Sort and Classify in the STEM Lab
Bellew Kindergartners Sort and Classify in the STEM Lab 2

Students at Bellew are never too young to visit the school’s STEM lab, including kindergartners who recently worked on sorting and classifying activities that investigate the natural world.

“In the lab, children have the opportunity to be unique, creative and think outside the box,” said Principal Rhonda Pratt. “The development of STEM-proficient students begins in elementary school, and includes our kindergarten kids. Making math and science both fun and interesting helps the students to do much more than just learn.”