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Edith L. Slocum Elementary SchoolSlocum

2460 Sycamore Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6095
Principal: John Delio


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Our Mission Statement

As the sun nurtures life, we the Slocum community, strive to guide our children towards academic excellence and social maturity within a safe and caring environment.


We believe:
all people have the right to learn in a safe and secure environment.
all people have the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
all people share in the responsibility of education.
all people have great potential and should strive to be the best they can be.
if you try, you can!

Connetquot schools ‘go purple’ to raise awareness

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Students across the Connetquot Central School District donned purple on Sept. 13 to show their support for Islip Goes Purple. Islip Goes Purple is a monthlong initiative designed to unite the Town of Islip in raising awareness of mental health, substance use disorder and celebrating those in recovery.

In talking about students who wore purple to raise awareness of mental health, John Pearl Elementary School Principal Brian Winkle added, “Students are taught that it is important to take care of their minds and bodies, focusing on overall wellness.”

“This is the first year students in the district are wearing purple for IGP Day,” said Director of Student Services Joanne Pisani. “It’s great to see so much of our Connetquot school community supporting this cause and showing solidarity!”

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Date Added: 9/20/2023

Edith L. Slocum students make their mark on Dot Day

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Fourth grade students in Dina Pinelli’s class at Edith L. Slocum Elementary School celebrated International Dot Day. Held each year on or around Sept. 15, Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.

In “The Dot,” a book by Peter H. Reynolds, the main character believes she can’t draw. Her teacher then encourages her to “make a mark and see where it takes her,” and her creativity takes off.

Students in Ms. Pinelli’s class first read “The Dot” aloud before being given a sheet of paper with a single dot on it. Like the story, they were tasked with creating something around or based on the dot. The activity got the students’ creative juices flowing as they were inspired to make one-of-a-kind works of art and self-expression.

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Date Added: 9/20/2023

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