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

Principal: Mr. Gregg Cunningham

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State Assessment information 2018



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

2017-2018 Supply Lists are now available on the left hand side on the
page under the Virtual Backpack.



Stop and Shop A+ Rewards

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.



"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.



VIDEO: Fitness Fridays


Check out this video to see how John F. Kennedy Elementary School is keeping its students physically active every Friday.

Second-Grader Moves to States in Reflections Contest

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Sadie Searage, a second-grader at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, was recently named a Suffolk County winner in the Parent-Teacher Association’s annual Reflections contest. This year’s theme was “Within Reach.” Her poem, “My Dreams,” now moves on to the state level of the contest. 

J.F.K. School Kicks Off Parents As Reading Partners

Learning to read is thesingle most important activity in a child’s education. Studies show that children who read at home are better prepared to succeed in formal education.

PARP is a program that asks parents to read with their children for at least fifteen minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative. The choice of reading materials can vary from books to anything with printed words. The daily activity of reading together strengthens reading and communication skills in the child and also strengthens the parent/child relationship. Note: The term ‘parents’ may be interpreted broadly to include all adults who play an important role in a child’s life.

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2018-19 Budget Preparations Underway

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The administration has presented its first draft of the proposed 2018-19 school budget and has discussed anticipated revenues, state aid estimates and the proposed tax levy during recent Board of Education meetings. 

According to Michele Psarakis, executive director for finance and operations, the district’s goals for the 2018-19 school year include maintaining all student programs while remaining within the state-mandated tax levy cap. 

The Board of Education encourages residents to become informed about the district’s proposed 2018-19 spending plan by attending the scheduled budget workshops and public hearings. Community members are encouraged to cast their vote on May 15 to help determine the future of the district.

Tuesday, March 13: Board of Education meeting; board review/discussion of budget draft No. 2 development, 7 p.m.     

Tuesday, March 27: Presentation of budget draft No. 2, 7 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 10: Board of Education meeting; final review and adoption of the 2018-19 proposed budget, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1: Board of Education meeting; public hearing of 2018-19 proposed school budget, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15: School budget vote and trustee election, 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

J.F.K. Family Gym Night

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

First-graders in Lisa DeGennaro’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School celebrated Read Across America day in honor of Dr. Seuss on March 2. Students wore festive Seuss wear, read many Dr. Seuss books and completed Seuss-inspired activities.

Owl Pellets

Third graders dissected owl pellets as part of their unit of study on the food chain. The day was a “hoot!”


Steve Fratello shares his adventures in the rain forest and his collection of butterflies with fifth grade students.

Colorful Creation Delivers Powerful Message

Colorful Creation Delivers Powerful Message photo
First-graders in Lisa DeGennaro’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School worked together to celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In honor of Dr. King, the class read “The Crayon Box.” The students learned they are all unique like the colors in a crayon box, but when they work together they can do beautiful things. Students each created their own unique crayon with a message of peace, love and kindness.