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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






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.



Hip Pickles

The dynamic sounds of Hip Pickles, an interactive drum band helped spread the message of kindness to the students of JFK. A fun time was had by all.

Fire Department Visit

West Babylon Fire Department visits J.F.K. Elementary School. Students learned about fire prevention and the importance of having an escape plan discussion with family members. It was a fun and informative visit.

Rocking Readers at JFK

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First graders in Lisa DeGennaro’s class at JFK Elementary School are already doing a great job in reading workshop. They are reading 12 minutes independently (back to back) focusing on the mini lesson skill, then do a turn-and-talk share with their partner. 

Friendship Fruit Salad

As a culminating activity in our citizenship unit kindergarten made friendship fruit salad! The students learned that good citizens share, help, and work cooperatively. It resulted in delicious fun!

JFK Students Use Patriot Day Lesson to Teach Others

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Fifth graders in Suzanne Cardone’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School spent their social studies lesson on Patriot Day learning about Sept. 11. Students worked in tiered groups to read a differentiated passage about 9/11. The students discussed and annotated the importance of content specific vocabulary, dates, times and information. They used a question guide to select four subheadings in which they used information from the passage to create a pennant that can teach others about the events of Sept. 11. 

Capital Project Update

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The West Babylon School District capital bond project started in Jan. 2015. After five different phases of the project, the last phase is nearing completion. This summer, construction work was done at the Senior High School, Santapogue, John F. Kennedy and Forest Avenue elementary schools. While there is still some ongoing work, below is a highlight of some of the projects:

Senior High School:
New cabinets, ceilings, and floors in the art rooms
Replacing unit vents in north classrooms in new wing (ongoing)

John F. Kennedy Elementary School:
Nurse’s office/restroom
Boys and girls restrooms 
Sink base cabinets, sinks and bubblers in every classroom
Electrical upgrade (ongoing)

Santapogue Elementary School:  
Nurse’s office/restroom
Kitchen/cafeteria flooring, lights and ceilings
All interior and exterior doors (ongoing)
New sidewalks, curbs, and parking lot

Forest Avenue Elementary School:
Nurse’s office/restroom
Corridor flooring, lights and ceilings
Faculty restroom
Boys and girls restrooms
Sink base cabinets, sinks and bubblers in every classroom (ongoing)
New sidewalks, curbs, and parking lot
All interior and exterior doors (ongoing)
Elevator addition (ongoing)
Electrical upgrade (ongoing) 

Welcome Back West Babylon

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Kicking off the 2019-2020 school year on Sept. 4, students in West Babylon were all smiles as they entered exited the buses and entered their building. Students spent the day reconnecting with friends, getting acquainted with their new teachers, schedules and, in some cases, buildings and lockers. It was a sunny start to the new year and students are looking forward to a great year ahead. Browse through some of our opening day pictures…

Welcome Back to JFK