The East Islip Middle School PTA is presenting the school's first open gym/game night on December 16, from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m. All middle-school students are invited to join a non-competitive co-ed pickup game of volleyball, basketball or soccer in the gyms, or just hang out in the cafeteria playing board games with friends.

Admission to the gym/game night is free. Refreshments will be sold. A permission slip is needed for admission and can be downloaded from the PTA link on the school website.

The middle school's PTA is also looking for teacher volunteers and parent chaperones. Anyone interested can contact Kathleen McGoldrick at