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

Principal: Mr. Gregg Cunningham

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Class Assignments Letter 2017-2018


2016-2017 Supply Lists are now available on the left hand side of the page
under the Virtual Backpack



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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.

Today, J.F.K. houses approximately seventy-five staff members who work as a team to deliver instruction that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for 374 students. We are proud of our award winning school with a well deserved reputation, for excellence and friendliness. Please use this website as a resource for you, and your child.



Literacy Celebration Stars First-Grade Authors

Literacy Celebration Stars First-Grade Authors photo
Literacy Celebration Stars First-Grade Authors photo 2
First-graders in Lisa DeGennaro’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School held a star-studded literacy celebration on June 13. Sporting their star-shaped glasses, the published authors invited special guests into the classroom to walk the red carpet. The authors unveiled their newly written fictional series displayed in their boxed set. The boxed set contained a QR code that links directly to a video of the students reading one of their stories.

Student vs Faculty Kickball Game

Grade 5 Student vs Faculty Kickball Game. A new tradition has begun and it was fun.

Summer Reading

Summer at the Library Flyer (English)

Summer at the Library Flyer (Spanish)

Summer Reading Parent-Teacher Presentation

Holbrook Zoo Trip

J.F.K.kindergarten classes had a great time learning about animals at the Holbrook Zoo.

zoo image

Grade 5 Boat Trip 2017

Wellness Wins at West Babylon


The district held its 13th annual Wellness Fair and Fun Run on the West Babylon Junior High School track on May 15. The event encouraged families to join together to get active and learn about different community organizations that are available. Watch the video for more on this event.

J.F.K. 5th Grade Circus Came To Town

A Visit with Nature

A Visit with Nature Photo

Steve Fratello, also known as the Butterfly Man, visited with the first-grade classes at John. F. Kennedy Elementary School on April 7. As part of a BOCES Arts-in-Education program and sponsored by the school’s PTA, Fratello presented his tropical rainforest butterfly program.

Fratello is an explorer, naturalist and butterfly collector. He shared amazing stories, along with his rare and varied collections of butterflies and moths. The first-graders learned firsthand from Fratello’s experiences and had an up close and personal look at many types of butterflies and moths from all around the world.

In addition to viewing the collections, Fratello spoke to students about the many species of butterflies and moths and the differences between the two creatures. They also learned how they survive and adapt in their environments through mimicry and camouflage. Students learned about the butterfly anatomy and lifecycle and will have the opportunity to use their knowledge when they hatch their own monarch butterflies in the classroom next month.

Earth Day Recyclers

Earth Day Recyclers Photo
Under the supervision of Mr. Amarando, the fourth grade J.F.K recyclers collect plastic, cans and paper to help the environment. To them everyday is Earth Day.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

In celebration of the grade 5 poetry unit and poem in your pocket day. Fifth graders greeted students with poems for their pockets.