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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

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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

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.



Go Red Day

Go Red Day
South Bay donated $429.50 to the American Heart Association as a result of the school’s Go Red Day on Feb. 3. This amount exceeds their highest donation raised by nearly $100. The effort was spearheaded by fourth-grade teacher Mary-Ellen Paparella, the South Bay Student Council and Nicole Torres.

Ringing in Chinese New Year

Ringing in Chinese New Year

Third-graders in Debbie LoSardo’s class at South Bay celebrated the Chinese New Year on Jan. 27. Students learned about the differences and similarities in the cultures and created dragons, lanterns and zodiac signs.



Writers on Display

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The writing of 58 South Bay fifth-graders on the topic of Westward Expansion is currently on display at the West Babylon Public Library.