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For Parents

At Forest Avenue Elementary School, we believe that parents and schools need to work together for the betterment of all students. Parents play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children!

 

Notice to 4th & 5th grade parents: The results of the New York State Assessments for Math and ELA are available through the parent portal

 







Academic Intervention Services (AIS)


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Breakfast/Lunch Program

Breakfast Program
Served 8:35 - 8:50 Daily

Offered Daily:
choice of cereal, bagel, muffin, yogurt, low fat or skim milk, fresh fruit or fruit juice

Prices:
Paid Breakfast - $1.75
Reduced Breakfast - $0.25
Those students receiving free lunch will receive free breakfast as well.


Lunch Program
What's for lunch today? Click below

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Character Education

The West Babylon School District actively integrates character education into the full spectrum of school activities and school life at the elementary level.  In focusing on specific character traits, district personnel strive to promote the social, emotional, and academic growth of each student.  The goal is to assist students in becoming morally responsible, self-disciplined citizens.  Problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution are important parts of our comprehensive character education program, and through a variety of classroom and building activities, the students learn how their actions and decisions affect other people.

September - Responsibility

October - Trustworthiness

November - Citizenship

December - Caring

January - Fairness

February - Respect

March - Respect

April - Trustworthiness

May - Caring

June - Citizenship

Click here for the district's CCC / SEAL website!


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Helpful Hints

Be generous with praise!
Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.
 
Encourage your child's personal best.
Help your child by encouraging him or her to do their best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.
 
Make learning a priority!
Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.
 
Show interest in school work each day.

  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.

 

Offer these suggestions for success:

  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.

Schedule study time!
Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.

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Important Seasonal Flu Information

 

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Parent Portal

~ Click here to access the Parent Portal What is the eSchoolData Parent Portal? The eSchoolData Parent Portal is a highly secure, internet-based application through which parents and guardians are able to view district permitted details of their student’s academic record.  Through the Parent Portal, parents and guardians have instant access to important information such as district and building announcements, assignment grades, student schedules, attendance information, progress reports, report cards, transcripts, assessment scores, course requests, immunization details, discipline incident information, bus assignments, or fees. Please note that the information you are able to see is regulated by your school district.

How do I register for a Parent Portal Account?
Every parent and guardian in the District student information system (eSchool) has been assigned a parent portal account.  There is no need to register.  If you need your account username and password, please call your child’s school.

What if I forget my password?
If you forget or misplace your password, go to your Parent Portal Login Page. Click on the link “Forgot your password? Click here to retrieve it.” You will see a new page, enter either your UserID or email address. Hit the “Request Password” link. You will receive an email with a link to the ‘Change Password’ page.


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Title I Information

Also on Wednesday, we will continue to stomp out bullying in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month. We will focus on reinforcing our students to be upstanders not bystanders.

Please remember to frequently check the Forest Avenue Website & Virtual Backpack for important District and school-specific information.

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