Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Frank J. Carasiti Elementary


90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778

Phone: (631) 744-1601 | Fax: (631) 744-1396

Principal: Jason Westerlund | Assistant Principal: Nicole Pletka

School Hours: 9:10 AM - 3:30 PM


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Invitational Education PPT

Kindergarten Orientation Presentation


Principal's Message

December 2023

Dear FJC Families,

As we look towards the end of another year, and the beginning of a new one, it is certainly an exciting time…especially in the lives of our young learners here at FJC.  The season of family traditions, lights, and energy surround us each day.  It’s a perfect opportunity for celebrating the excitement of what’s to come as well as reflecting and being grateful for all we have accomplished together.

  December is full of fun and engaging events and opportunities as we close out the year together:

  • December 1st- End of the first marking period
  • December 4th-6th- Little Shoppers sponsored by the PTA
  • December 6th- Parent-Teacher Conferences (Afternoon & Evening)- Student ½ day dismissal at 11:45am
  • December 7th- Parent-Teacher Conferences (Afternoon)- Student ½ day dismissal at 11:45am
  • December 8th- Report Cards posted to the Parent Portal
  • December 8th- Second Grade Field tip to Brookhaven National Lab (scheduled classes)
  • December9th- PTA Holiday Boutique at the MS from 9am-3pm
  • December 11th- 2nd Grade Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal Assembly (students only)
  • December 12th- 2nd Grade Winter Concert-HS Aud. at 7pm
  • December 12th- Second Grade Field tip to Brookhaven National Lab (scheduled classes)
  • December 13th- Shared Decision Making Mtg. at 3:30pm
  • December 14th- Second Grade Field tip to Brookhaven National Lab (scheduled classes)
  • December 15th- Second Grade Field tip to Brookhaven National Lab (scheduled classes)
  • December 18th- FJC Sing-a-long (Students only)
  • December 22nd- Annual reading of the Polar Express (students only)
  • December 25-January 1st- Winter Recess-School Closed

We will also close out the month with our Holiday Spirit Week (Dec. 18th-22nd) All who are interested are welcome to participate:

  •  Merry Monday (12/18)- Wear your favorite Holiday shirt/sweater, or colors
  • Tinsel Tuesday (12/19)- Wear your Holiday accessories; hats, necklaces, socks, etc.
  • Winter Wonderland Wednesday (12/20)- Wear white, blue, or snowflakes
  • Holiday Character Theme Thursday (12/21)- Wear clothing with your favorite Holiday character
  • T’was the Night Before Winter Break Friday (12/22)- Pajama Day
Whatever traditions you celebrate, we wish you and your families the very best.  May the cold days outside bring you all closer inside, as we look forward to 2024 together.  

As always, thank you for your partnership as we continue to make FJC the place to be!

Gratefully yours,

Jason Westerlund, Principal

Nicole Pletka, Assistant Principal


Inclement Weather Closings

When school is closed due to inclement weather, bad road conditions, or other emergencies, please listen to one of the following radio/TV stations for the announcements regarding Rocky Point Schools: WALK Storm Center 97.5 FM; WBLI /WBAB Storm Center 106.1 FM; WRCN 103.9 FM; NEWS 12 LI



The Rocky Point Union Free School District uses Connect-ED, a school-to-parent telephone notification system, as part of our efforts to communicate more effectively with parents or guardians. Connect-ED will enable the Rocky Point Union Free School District to notify families immediately in the event of a snow day or school-wide emergency. The system can deliver up to 3,000 messages within minutes—ensuring that you quickly know what's going on. To receive these messages, FJC must have your up-to-date contact information. If you move, change jobs, or obtain a new cell phone number, be sure to log onto the eSchool Parent Portal to update your information so you won't miss a single Connect-ED message.


Two-Hour Delayed Opening

When road conditions in the early morning are hazardous but are expected to improve rapidly as the morning progresses, the District may utilize a two-hour delayed opening for all schools. Students will report to their bus stops exactly two hours later than they normally would. Dismissal for all schools will be at their normal times. This delayed opening may also be used for other emergencies. Notice of the delayed opening will be made as early as possible and broadcast on the listed radio stations and TV-Cablevision News 12 and the District's Connect-ED Telephone Notification System will be activated. In the event that we cannot transport students to school as a result of a “two-hour delayed opening” based on forecast predictions for improved weather and conditions by 7 AM, school officials will announce that schools will be closed. It is important that you continue to listen carefully for just such announcements.


Inclement Bus Stops

Inclement weather bus stops are available on the eSchool Parent Portal. Due to the geographic nature of our area, “inclement” weather stops will be utilized when adverse road conditions exist. At various times during the winter season, inclement weather bus stops will be used to ensure the safety of our student population. The use of these stops may be necessary at any time during the school day, without prior announcement. Parents should listen to the radio stations or call First Student Transit at 744-2204 if they have any questions regarding whether or not the Inclement Weather Bus Stops will be used. The district's voice mail will also have the announcement. Please make arrangements for someone to meet children at these alternate stops.

FJC Students Stop, Think and Act

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Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School guidance counselor Jamie Adamski and second grade teacher Julianne Warren facilitate a Grade 2 Service Club. Recently, the group put on an assembly for all kindergarten classes regarding behavior expectations at school. They worked with Assistant Principal Mrs. Nicole Pletka to come up with some “do’s and don’ts” in areas such as the playground, bus, hallways and classroom.

“Our message was to Stop, Think and Act in order to make safe and respectful choices.” Mrs. Adamski said. “We are so proud of our second graders for all of their time and practice and for putting on a great performance!”

Date Added: 11/17/2023

Flying the American Flag at FJC!

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A patriotic spirit was in the air when Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School hosted its annual second grade Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 13. Principal Mr. Jason Westerlund welcomed VFW Commander Joseph Cognitore of Post 6249, local veterans and veteran family members of students. Second graders had the opportunity to sit with their special family member and present hand written and designed cards to them, while the whole group of students sang a song of thanks and pride. Councilwoman Jane Bonner praised the veterans and thanked teacher Mrs. Stacy Iberger for her years of dedication in organizing the heartwarming annual event.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 11/13/2023

Martians and More at FJC Parade!

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The Rocky Point football field was a sea of pink with many Barbies dressed for a successful Halloween parade! Favorite book characters, numerous Marios and Luigis, witches, Martians and more came out for a festive day of music, family members as spectators and Principal Jason Westerlund welcoming each class to the annual FJC Halloween parade! Happy Halloween!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 10/31/2023

Unity Day at FJC

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Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School is all about unity as they recognized Unity Day on Oct. 18. Many students and staff members wore orange to show they unite in working to prevent bullying in our schools and community. The students were challenged to perform random acts of kindness throughout the day, viewed videos, learned new songs and participated in classroom activities. They also created a Unity Tree bulletin board.

“We are coming together to celebrate kindness, acceptance and inclusion so that we can make our school a place that everyone wants to be,” guidance counselor Mrs. Jamie Adamski said. “Students are encouraged to include a new friend in a game, show acts of kindness, and take a positive stand against bullying.”

Date Added: 10/19/2023

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

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Students in FJC are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in numerous ways. Mrs. Erin DeMarco and Ms. Julianne Warren’s second grade class worked on a special project by researching a well-known Hispanic person and completed a flag on interesting things they learned about their person. Students then presented their flag to the class and went on a museum walk of each flag. They discovered and recorded facts about different people and made connections.

Date Added: 10/17/2023