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


Principal: Mr. Gregg Cunningham

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



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page under the Virtual Backpack.

  

 

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Our school code is 07351, the link to register is below.

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Welcome
"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.

 

Announcements

American Heart Association

JFK staff come together and wear red for a common goal to spread awarenessabout cardiovascular disease. Money was raised for the American Heart Association.

100 Days Monsters

Kindergartners at John F. Kennedy Elementary created 100th day monsters to celebrate 100 days of learning. The students were asked to create monsters using a variety of items in groups of 10 to equal 100. They were instructed to add 10 eyes, 10 legs, 10 hands, 10 arms, and 10 feet. Then they had to add five more features in groups of 10.

Fifth Grade Spaghetti Dinner

Valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Veterans photo
Students in Mrs. Milligan’s second grade class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School are using their writing skills to show appreciation for the sacrifices veterans make every day by sending valentines to veterans.

NonFiction Text Feature scavenger hunt

Students in Lisa DeGennaro’s First Grade class went on a NonFiction Text Feature scavenger hunt. Students worked in groups using a Scholastic News to find text features like captions, titles, bold words, etc. They used post-it’s to mark the text features they found.

Mad Science Visit

The Mad Science assembly visited John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Feb. 1. Students had the a chance to experience hands-on, unique science experiences that were as entertaining as they were educational.

Mad Science

Mad Science came to JFK. Students got a chance to experience hands on,unique science experiences that were as entertaining as they were educational.

Grandparents Give Back at JFK

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Affectionately called Grandma and Grandpa by the students of John F. Kennedy Elementary School, the five senior citizens who work in the school are making a lasting impression in the classroom.

The foster grandparents who volunteer in the classrooms help give extra support to the teachers and work closely with students. As part of the Foster Grandparents program, seniors are matched with schools in their area, where they spend time assisting students and making connections. Students are able to get one-on-one time with a foster grandparent, giving them the extra boost they need to succeed in school. 

 Some of the foster grandparents volunteer for a few hours per day while others spend the whole school day with the students. “I have been so fortunate to have had Grandpa Tony in my classroom for the past seven years,” Lisa DeGennaro, a first-grade teacher, said. “I have never met a more giving, positive individual, and it has been an absolute pleasure to spend my days with Grandpa Tony.”

“The most enjoyable part of my day is being in the classroom with 6- and 7-year-olds,” Tony Farina, aka Grandpa Tony, said. “They energize you. I find this program incredibly rewarding for me, and hopefully them, helping them with their academics but, more importantly, just spending time listening to them.”

Dorothy Cohn, aka Grandma Dorothy, has been part of the program for 13 years. She says she loves working with the little ones and it gives her a reason to get up in the morning. 

It may seem that the program is beneficial to the students, who receive extra attention in the classroom, but really, the relationship goes both ways. JoAnne Scipione, who has been working at the school for 16 years, says she loves working with the students and they give her back her life.
 
“It has been such a privilege to work with so many foster grandparents during my 21 years as principal of JFK,” Principal Gregg Cunningham said. “They provide such a valuable resource and service to our school, especially for our students. We’re so fortunate to have had such an outstanding program at JFK for so many years and, hopefully, for many more years to come!”

JFK Kazoo Band

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