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160 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704

Phone: 631-376-7500

Principal: JoAnn Scott

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.




South Bay at Homecoming



I Read to the Principal.

The below photo shows South Bay 4th graders from Mr. Egan's class, Nick and Landon, who read to their principal today. These two youngsters are also "taking their show on the road" this week, and read to the 2nd graders in Mrs. Febbraro's class yesterday, and will be reading to the Gr. K and 1 children in Ms. Granieri's class today. The book they chose, Piggy Pie Po, has rhyming text, so the boys will be giving their little listeners an opportunity to use the picture cues to help them read the rhyming words.




Peace Day Pinwheels -- celebration of International Peace Day




 Summer Reading and Summer Math Superstars

the children who were recognized for completing the summer reading and summer math assignments.





Important Links



Going Bananas

Going Bananas Photo

As part of a STEM enrichment group activity, students at South Bay conducted a hands-on science experiment with bananas. Students learned about the chemical processes of bananas that make them brown. They created banana “tattoos” to see the chemical process in action and had fun expressing their creative sides.

Foxy Socks at South Bay

Foxy Socks at South Bay
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day on March 2, students in Mary-Ellen Paparella’s fourth-grade class at South Bay Elementary wore their “foxiest socks” and brought in their favorite Dr. Seuss book to read with a partner.

Literacy Around the World

Literacy Around the World1
March is Pick a Reading Partner month at South Bay, and this year's theme is “Read Around the World.”

As part of this year’s PARP program, each K-5 class has received its own reading passport, filled with blank pages. The pages in the passport are “stamped” with colorful stars when any student in the class participates in “Passport with the Principal.” To participate, the students sign up for a time to read with Principal JoAnn Scott, who then stamps their passport. Each stamp earns extra mileage points for their whole class.

South Bay Student Selected for SCMEA

Fifth-grader Xiang Xi Lin from South Bay Elementary was chosen for the Suffolk County Music Educators’ All-County orchestra. Lin, along with other select musicians from Suffolk County, participated in the SCMEA Division I West Orchestra concert on March 12 at Hauppauge High School. He is pictured here with South Bay Elementary School instrumental music teacher Dominique Powers (left) and South Bay Elementary School Principal JoAnn Scott.

Tower of Hearts

Tower of Hearts

Students at South Bay Elementary School worked together in groups on a Valentine’s Day STEM activity to engineer a tower made of gummy hearts and toothpicks.