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175 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-376-7800


Principal: Mr. Gregg Cunningham

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Today and everyday we appreciate the people who keep
J.F.K Elementary School in top shape.



2018-2019 Supply Lists are now available on the left hand side on the
page under the Virtual Backpack.

  

 

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If you haven't already done so please register your Stop & Shop card for
our school to receive points when you shop.
Our school code is 07351, the link to register is below.

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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

Grandparents Give Back at JFK

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Affectionately called Grandma and Grandpa by the students of John F. Kennedy Elementary School, the five senior citizens who work in the school are making a lasting impression in the classroom.

The foster grandparents who volunteer in the classrooms help give extra support to the teachers and work closely with students. As part of the Foster Grandparents program, seniors are matched with schools in their area, where they spend time assisting students and making connections. Students are able to get one-on-one time with a foster grandparent, giving them the extra boost they need to succeed in school. 

 Some of the foster grandparents volunteer for a few hours per day while others spend the whole school day with the students. “I have been so fortunate to have had Grandpa Tony in my classroom for the past seven years,” Lisa DeGennaro, a first-grade teacher, said. “I have never met a more giving, positive individual, and it has been an absolute pleasure to spend my days with Grandpa Tony.”

“The most enjoyable part of my day is being in the classroom with 6- and 7-year-olds,” Tony Farina, aka Grandpa Tony, said. “They energize you. I find this program incredibly rewarding for me, and hopefully them, helping them with their academics but, more importantly, just spending time listening to them.”

Dorothy Cohn, aka Grandma Dorothy, has been part of the program for 13 years. She says she loves working with the little ones and it gives her a reason to get up in the morning. 

It may seem that the program is beneficial to the students, who receive extra attention in the classroom, but really, the relationship goes both ways. JoAnne Scipione, who has been working at the school for 16 years, says she loves working with the students and they give her back her life.
 
“It has been such a privilege to work with so many foster grandparents during my 21 years as principal of JFK,” Principal Gregg Cunningham said. “They provide such a valuable resource and service to our school, especially for our students. We’re so fortunate to have had such an outstanding program at JFK for so many years and, hopefully, for many more years to come!”

JFK Kazoo Band

Brain Challenge

Brain Challenge came to J.F.K. Teachers and students had so much funwhile learning in an exciting atmosphere.

Songs of the Season

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J.F.K. Student Council under the direction of Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Prendergast sang songs of the season to the residents of East Neck Nursing Home and rehabilitation center. A festive time was had by all.

VIDEO: Beyond the Books

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An inside look at the library happenings throughout our schools. Click to watch the video.

Coding Fun at JFK

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Collen Steffens’s second-grade at John K. Kennedy Elementary School class joined class parent Mrs. O'Dougherty in the 2018 Hour of Code using Google’s CS First curriculum. Students engaged in An Usual Discovery. This activity introduced students to computer science and the programming language Scratch. Students used different Scratch blocks to create their own unique stories by sequencing dialogue to tell a story and animating interactions between characters, their backdrops, and a surprising object. 
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