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175 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-376-7801

Fax: 631-376-7809

Principal: Ms. Denisha Van Liew

dvanliew@wbschools.org

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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

Marshmallow Tower Tests STEAM Skills

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The fifth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary School recently participated in the marshmallow STEAM challenge. The activity pushed the students in Mrs. Prendergast, Mrs. Grace-Nizich and Mrs. Castelli’s classes to think like engineers, problem-solve, collaborate with their peers and write about their experience. Students had to manipulate limited materials as a team to successfully build a structure that supported a marshmallow.

Researching Extreme Weather Conditions

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Mr. Koentje’s and Mrs. Angelon’s fourth graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School worked together during reader’s workshop to create a group research project on extreme weather conditions and natural hazards. They used a variety of resources – such as books, articles and websites – to research, take notes and create Google Slides on their topics. Each group then presented their project to the class.


Elementary Students Celebrate 100 Days of Learning

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The elementary students celebrated being 100 days smarter during their respective 100 days of school celebrations on Feb. 26.

Each building held different activities all centered around the number 100. Students dressed up as if they were 100 years old and paraded around the buildings with walkers and canes in hand. At Forest Avenue Elementary, each class comprised a list of the “100 Things We Love about Forest” to be hung in the main lobby. Each student also received the number 100, which will be used to create a picture from the number.

South Bay Elementary students enjoyed a special 100th day snack, built structures with 100 Legos and created a 100th day T-shirt. At John F. Kennedy Elementary, fifth graders took a time warp photo to imagine what they would look like at 100 years old. First graders at John F. Kennedy participated in learning activities centered around the number 100.

At Tooker Avenue, the PTA encouraged students to write letters to frontline workers to celebrate the 100th day of school. These letters, cards and pictures were distributed to local hospitals, precincts and firehouses to express the students’ gratitude

Stepping Up to the Kindness Challenge

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Students and staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in the West Babylon School District celebrated and promoted kindness throughout the week of Feb. 22 as part of the JFK Kindness Challenge Week.

Students and staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in the West Babylon School District celebrated and promoted kindness throughout the week of Feb. 22 as part of the JFK Kindness Challenge Week. Different kindness events and activities were planned for each day of the week. Every morning, a kindness quote was being read by a student ambassador from the school quality team. Students and staff dressed up according to different kindness-centered themes.

John F. Kennedy also hosted a school-wide project using links to create a paper chain of kindness. This was part of a global effort with schools around the world to set a Guinness Book of World Record for the longest paper chain of love and kindness.

During their library classes, students created three-dimensional posters with quotes that promote kindness.

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