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Forest Avenue Elementary School

Address: 200 Forest Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Main Office: 631-376-7300
Principal: Mrs. Gayle Manchisi
Attendance: (631) 376-7301
Nurse: (631) 376-7320
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Welcome to Forest Avenue's website. Please make sure you visit the different sections of our website to stay informed of everything that is going on at FABULOUS FOREST AVENUE. Also don't forget to periodically check the VIRTUAL BACKPACK for any letters or flyer sent home from our PTA.


School Updates


Live Morning Announcements

Each morning, our students read the morning announcements. Readings are livestreamed on our YouTube channel and recordings can be rewatched as well. Click the button below to subscribe!



Google Classroom

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Community Joins Together to Fight Cancer

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West Babylon School District and its team – the West Babylon Bald Eagles – held their annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on March 10 at the West Babylon Junior High School. The event has raised more than $30,000 so far. Donations close on Dec. 31 so the group will continue to raise money in various ways until that time.

Fifty-two shavees came together with six barber volunteers to shave their heads in solidarity and support of childhood cancer. West Babylon School District faculty, administration, staff and students all participated in the fundraising efforts.

The West Babylon Senior High School faculty and students also joined the efforts. Members of SADD raised more than $300 by selling shamrocks, rubber ducks and collecting donations. Team Tooker Avenue raised more than $3,500. ForestAvenue Elementary School raised $172 in donations, and South Bay Elementary School raised $50 selling shamrocks and collecting donations.

Mrs. Groel and Mrs. Henthorne’s Life Skills class raised $200 selling handmade ornaments. Thanks to donations from local businesses and West Babylon Junior High School faculty and staff, the raffles garnered more than $3,000 in sales. Donations of food by local businesses and staff raised more than $1,00 for the cause.

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Date Added: 3/16/2023

Fun Fridays at Forest

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Forest Avenue Elementary School makes sure students spend time having a bit of fun on Fridays. Prior to the February break, the fourth grade and second grade classes paired up in the different classes to connect with their classmates. The students rotated through different stations included board games, card games, crafting, Play-Doh, drawing and dancing.

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Date Added: 3/15/2023

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

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To celebrate the Chinese New Year, students at Forest Avenue Elementary School participated in a variety of activities during their library classes with Mrs. Francisco. Some of their activities included Chinese folklore read alouds, reader's theater, tangrams and year of the rabbit crowns. With a focus on Chinese folklore, students learned about Chinese culture and traditions. The Lunar New Year festival began on Jan. 21 and closed on Feb. 5 with a lantern festival.

Date Added: 2/14/2023

Math Manipulatives Make for Hands-On Learning

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Students in Mr. McKeown’s third grade class at Forest Avenue Elementary School are practicing their math skills using manipulatives. During this hands-on lesson in area and perimeter, students played a game to create different lengths and widths using different colored squares.

Date Added: 2/1/2023