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200 Forest Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-376-7300

Principal: Mrs. Patricia Acocella



STEAM Enrichment Program - Spring 2020


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.


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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.” 




Graphing Groundhog’s Prediction

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During a language and math lesson, students in Mrs. Belpanno’s kindergarten class at Forest Avenue Elementary School surveyed staff members and asked: “Do you want the groundhog to see its shadow?” The students collected data on the staff members’ responses and then graphed the data to determine if the staff wanted six more weeks of winter or an early spring.  

Forest Avenue Welcomes Chinese New Year

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Students at Forest Avenue Elementary School celebrated Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat – during their library classes with librarian Andrea Francisco. The students welcomed in the new year by reading Chinese folktales, fairytales and tall tales. Using their Chromebooks to research China, students learned about the Chinese culture. To celebrate, the students received traditional red envelopes and made Chinese new year banners and crowns.

Marshmallow Snowmen at Forest Avenue

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After reading the book “Sneezy the Snowman,” students in Mrs. Belpanno’s kindergarten class at Forest Avenue Elementary School were inspired to make their own. During a language lesson with Mrs. Belpanno and Mrs. Vlachos, the students used marshmallows to make their snowmen. The students used the “expanding expressions tool” to describe a marshmallow and then sorted marshmallows by size. They then followed one-step directions incorporating size and spatial concepts to build a snowman out of the marshmallows.