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160 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704

Phone: 631-376-7500


Principal: Christina Cotter



Mission Statement

South Bay School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where every child is valued and respected. Our mission is to inspire students to reach their highest potential by promoting academic, social, and emotional growth. We strive to create successful citizens who are individuals of good character and lifelong learners, by implementing a balanced curriculum, maintaining a positive atmosphere, and establishing a cooperative link between home and school.

 

 

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Announcements

South Bay Readers

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On Feb. 1, South Bay Elementary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day. Students celebrated the ways that reading aloud, sharing stories, and literacy in general have the power to bring communities together.  Pictured are third-grade students reading with library media specialist Kara Levy. 

Movement Maze

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South Bay’s Movement Maze is up and running next to the kindergarten classrooms. In addition to providing developmentally appropriate movement opportunities for wellness and targeting gross motor and coordination skills, the Movement Maze can be used to address motor planning skills essential to developing higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills. So far, the students have responded well to it and appear to be excited about the use of the Movement Maze.

VIDEO: SEL in Action at South Bay

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Click this video to see some of the happenings at South Bay.

Breakout Activity Engages Out of the Box Learning

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South Bay Elementary School recently learned about Martin Luther King Jr. Day during a unique, hands-on activity. During their library media classes, fifth-graders participated in a breakout session related to facts about Dr. King.

Prior to the activity, the students watched the “I Have A Dream” speech and learned about facts about the civil rights activist. Library media specialist Kara Levy designed a breakout session for the students where they had to solve riddles in order to open the four boxes. 

Within the breakout session, students had to answer questions, scan QR codes and read maps to get the boxes open. Students used blacklights, invisible ink and the computers to solve many of the riddles. Each student had a role in the breakout, some serving as tech experts, locksmiths or cheering on the team.

“These breakout sessions are more than just memorizing facts,” Levy said. “These hands-on activities teach reading comprehension, teamwork as well as history.” Most importantly, Levy said, is that 100 percent of the students are engaged in these types of lessons, not even realizing that they are learning while having fun. “It’s a challenge for them and they want to participate.”

MLK Lesson

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As part of a lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nancy Febbraro’s second-grade class at South Bay Elementary School worked together to create a poster in his honor.
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