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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

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Bayview and Bellew Student-Artists Recognized by State Senate

Bayview and Bellew Student-Artists Recognized by State Senate
Bayview and Bellew Student-Artists Recognized by State Senate
Talented young West Islip student-artists – nine fifth graders from Bayview and 19 third graders from Bellew – recently created posters for the New York State Senate’s Earth Day program, which encourages students to become aware of ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle. Each student was presented with a certificate and letter of recognition by State Sen. Phil Boyle.

Community Volunteers for Career Day at Bellew

Community Volunteers for Career Day at Bellew

Bellew was transformed into Career Central on May 20, with students from kindergarten through fifth grade exploring many different career possibilities through in-class presentations and hands-on learning experiences. Parents and local community members volunteered their time to share their knowledge and expertise with the students. Visitors on this fourth annual Career Day included doctors, police officers, FBI agents, nurses, sailing enthusiasts, business owners, attorneys and a dog walker.




Author Heinz Brings the ‘Wild’ to Bellew

Author Heinz Brings the ‘Wild’ to Bellew
Author Heinz Brings the ‘Wild’ to Bellew 2
Children’s book author Brian Heinz recently visited Bellew to wrap up the school’s Parents As Reading Partners program, coordinated by Bellew’s PTA. Heinz is known for his stories of the natural world, such as “Butternut Hollow Pond,” “The Great North Woods,” “Red Fox at McCloskey’s Farm,” “Nanuk: Lord of the Ice” and “A Coming of Winter in the Adirondacks.”

The rapt audience listened as Heinz shared stories of his adventures in the wilderness and his experiences with animals. He detailed the journey of a writer from observations and note taking to drafting and revision. Heinz also autographed copies of his books for the Bellew students.

“His tales had us all laughing aloud throughout his presentation,” said Principal Rhonda Pratt. “Without a doubt, Mr. Heinz was an inspiration to all of us.”



West Islip Sends 17 Orchestra Students to LISFA Concerts

West Islip Sends 17 Orchestra Students to LISFA Concerts

A total of 17 West Islip students from grades 5-12 were selected to perform in the Long Island String Festival Association’s 2019 orchestras. After extensive hours of rehearsals, the students gave stirring performances earlier this year at LISFA concerts in West Islip and Setauket.

Students chosen included fifth grader Joy Reese from Bayview; fifth graders Anthony DeMaio and Ronald Piciullo from Paul J. Bellew Elementary School; fifth grader Dana Shi from Oquenock Elementary School; fifth grader Caitlyn Filiato from Manetuck Elementary School; sixth grader Kevin Ryan and eighth grader Alexandra Scourtos from Beach Street Middle School; sixth grader Mason Plouffe and seventh grader Vivian G from Udall Road Middle School; and freshmen Taylor Davies and Emma Musial and seniors Joseph Imburgia and David Mahany From West Islip High School.