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200 Forest Avenue,

West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-376-7300

Principal: Mrs. Gayle Manchisi


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Breaking News!


On Monday, March 9, 2020, Forest Avenue welcomed our new principal,

Mrs. Manchisi! 

Mrs. Manchisi greeting her new students on her Forest day at Forest Avenue.





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Forest Avenue Mission Statement

At Forest Avenue, our mission is to celebrate our students’ uniqueness and appreciate each and every child for who he or she is in a safe and supportive environment.  In addition, our goal is to embrace all learning styles and maximize abilities to attain excellence, as we prepare our students  to become college and career ready.  Our mission involves educating them to be productive citizens in the world and succeeding in the 21st century as they continue to be lifelong learners.


Welcome to Forest Avenue's website. Please make sure you visit the different sections of our website to stay informed of everything that is going on at FABULOUS FOREST AVENUE. Also don't forget to periodically check the VIRTUAL BACKPACK for any letters or flyer sent home from our PTA.


Make sure you follow Mrs. Manchisi on Twitter by clicking on  @FAElementary    to keep up with all the exciting things happening here at Forest Avenue.  


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Character Counts




Congratulations to all of our

January Character Education Award Recipients

"Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.” 





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 Mrs. Powers' orchestra students are preparing for their concert.

March is Music in Our Schools month. 





New Principal Takes Helm at Forest Avenue

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Gayle Manchisi has been named principal of Forest Avenue Elementary School, effective March 9. Ms. Manchisi comes to West Babylon from Baldwin School District, where she served as an assistant principal since 2017.

Prior to her administrative career in the Baldwin School District, Ms. Manchisi was an English supervisor in the district from 2014-2017. She has been in the education field in different capacities since 1987.

Ms. Manchisi has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from St. Bonaventure University. She holds a master’s degree in education and children at risk from New York Institute of Technology and a school building leader certification from the College of Saint Rose. Ms. Manchisi also holds professional certifications in permanent teaching, school building leader and school district leader.

“It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I am now a part of the West Babylon family as the new principal of Forest Avenue Elementary School,” said Ms. Manchisi. “Becoming a part of a community that sees itself as one huge family is an honor and a responsibility that I do not take lightly. It is my promise to care for your children as if they are my own, and I will always have their best interest and well-being at the forefront of all that I do. I look forward to an amazing journey together.”

Speech Snow

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After reading “Snow,” students in Mrs. Belpanno’s kindergarten class at Forest Avenue Elementary School made “speech snow” during a language lesson with Mrs. Belpanno and Mrs. Vlachos. The students followed one- and two-step directions incorporating sequential and spatial concepts as they followed a recipe to make the snow. The students described the snow using their five senses and compared it to real snow. The students then made snowman with the speech snow and left them by the window to see if they would melt.