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175 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-376-7801

Fax: 631-376-7809

Principal: Ms. Denisha Van Liew

dvanliew@wbschools.org

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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.

 

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January Happenings at JFK


 

December Happenings at JFK

 

November Happenings at JFK

 

JFK Halloween 2021

 

Red Ribbon Week 2021

 

 

Kindergarten Orientation 2021

 

Dismissal Change Information

 

Note From Home

 


Announcements

Custodian’s Murals Stand Out

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Custodian Mike Kuffo has been hard at work beautifying the elementary schools in the district with his artwork. He has been creating murals on the walls of the school buildings on his own time and weekends. In December, Mr. Kuffo created a mural at Forest Avenue Elementary School. In January, he began work at the entranceway to the library at John F. Kennedy Elementary School. To promote literacy and create a welcoming environment at the library’s entrance, the mural highlights children’s books and enhances the school’s environment. Mr. Kuffo invited teachers and staff members to write their names on the different book jackets featured on the mural. His goal, he said, is to create these murals at every elementary school, working with the respective school principals to capture their particular school culture.

Date Added: 1/26/2022

Third Graders Share Family History

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The third graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School recently completed a cultural project to learn and share more about their family history. The students researched their ancestry by interviewing members of their family. They each created a poster to share information about their culture, such as timelines of immigration, family recipes and traditions, languages spoken and photos. To get a better understanding of each other’s backgrounds and help promote diversity, equity and inclusion, each student presented their project to their class.

Date Added: 1/24/2022

One-of-a-Kind Portraits

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Fifth graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School recently completed their self-portraits during their art classes. The students used colored pencils and temper cake paints to create their one-of-a-kind projects.

Date Added: 1/21/2022

JFK Fifth Graders Work on Windmill Design

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As a culminating activity to their unit on influential young people, the fifth graders in Ms. DeGennaro’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School created their own windmills. The project was inspired by William Kamkwamba. He was a young boy who built a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. He is most commonly known as the boy who harnessed the wind. The students tested their windmill creations and see how they each functioned.

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