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175 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-376-7800

Principal: Ms. Denisha Van Liew




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SCOPE After school enrichment program 
See flyer for details



Amazon Will Donate To JFK






Today and everyday we appreciate the people who keep
J.F.K Elementary School in top shape.



2019-2020 Supply Lists are now available on the left hand side on the
page under the Virtual Backpack.



Stop and Shop A+ Rewards

Stop and Shop Rewards Letter 2019-20

If you haven't already done so please register your Stop & Shop card for
our school to receive points when you shop.
Our school code is 07351, the link to register is below.



"We are on our way with J.F.K."

John F. Kennedy Elementary School in West Babylon, New York, is a kindergarten through fifth grade public school. The school opened its doors, for the first time in September 1965. The school was named for the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who had been assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1963.

Our mission statement reads, "The community of John F. Kennedy Elementary School is committed to encouraging, empowering and engaging children as they are valued, for their individuality, and diverse capabilities.  We emphasize the individual needs of the whole child while enhancing learning.  We will provide a safe, nurturing learning environment while inspiring children to achieve academic potential as life long learners."  The school's motto, "We're On Our Way With J.F.K."  was suggested by the students of West Babylon, not long after the building opened.

The JFK staff works as a team to deliver high quality instruction that is aligned with our state learning standards. We are extremely proud of our school which has a well deserved reputation for excellence and friendliness. Please use this website as a resource for you, and your child.



Yoga Session

JFK students and teachers ended wellness week with a yoga session. We learned that yoga enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness while improving concentration and relaxation.

‘Handy’ Experiment

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As an extension of their science unit on matter, Mrs. Angelon and Mrs. Steffens second graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School conducted an experiment on evaporation. Each student formed a hypothesis and discussed what might happen to their wet handprints. 

Sensory Area

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J.F.K. is pleased to announce its new sensory area located in the music and art room corridor. The creation of the J.F.K sensory area will provide students with a calming, fun space that reinforces instructional concepts while providing movement.

VIDEO: Veteran's Day

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John F. Kennedy Elementary School showed off its appreciation of the veterans in the community. Check out this video to see more about their efforts:

First Graders Fold Origami Ghosts

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Just in time for Halloween, first graders in Mrs. Woltmann and Mr. Galletta’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School worked on a ghostly art project. Under the direction of art teacher Alison Hill, the students made origami ghosts. The students learned about the art of Japanese paper folding and then each created their own ghost. Popsicle sticks were added to turn them into puppets.  

First Graders Show Their Gratitude on Veterans Day

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In honor of Veterans Day, first grade students in Lisa DeGennaro’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School wrote notes of gratitude to veterans. The special gratitude flag was delivered to veterans at the American Legion Post #94 in Babylon. 

JFK Students Take Top Honors in Veterans Essay Contest

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Two students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School – fifth grader Naiya Terpis and third grader Andrew Graham – have been named winners in the Town of Babylon Veterans’ Awareness Week essay contest. Terpis placed first for her essay submission and Graham took second-place honors. In addition to winning a gift card for their submission, the students will be recognized on Nov. 1 in a ceremony at Babylon Town Hall where they will have the opportunity to read their essays. 

Halloween Fun

Halloween Safety

AAA came to JFK to teach students the importance of being safe on Halloween.


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This years theme is; Send A Message Stay Drug Free. The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It is is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.