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160 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704

Phone: 631-376-7501

Principal: Christina Cotter

ccotter@wbschools.org

 

 

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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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NYSSMA 2021 Festival Registration Is Now OPEN for West Babylon Students!

Each spring, the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) sponsors
a solo and ensemble festival for interested music students. Due to
COVID-19 regulations, NYSSMA has developed a fully virtual format for the
2021 festival season. Specific information regarding the virtual format
can be found at www.nyssma.org.

Registration Deadlines
The student registration deadline is February 12 (for all piano, jazz,
guitar and drum set solos)
, and March 12 (for all other solos including
all-state)
.

For a copy of the parent letter/registration forms, please contact the
music teacher in your child's school. You may also contact Mr. William
Doran, K-12 Music Chairperson at (631) 376-7268 or via email:
wdoran@wbschools.org

Announcements

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

South Bay Celebrates the Benefits of Playtime

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South Bay Elementary School celebrated Global Play Day 2021 on Feb. 3. The event is intended to celebrate playing and what it can do for language development, social skills, problem-solving, reasoning and confidence. Throughout the day, the school conducted fun trivia, games and brain teasers over the announcement system. 

Classes rotated through different activity stations during the day. Each one had scheduled times on the math and movement mats. On their Chromebooks, students played classroom scavenger hunts and games such as Fishbowl, Charades, Basketball Brain Challenge and Bingo. Teachers also used the Smartboard to access Global Play Day games to engage the entire class. 

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