160 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704
Principal: JoAnn Scott
South Bay School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where every child is valued and respected.
Our mission is to inspire students to reach their highest potential by promoting academic, social, and emotional growth.
We strive to create successful citizens who are individuals of good character and lifelong learners, by implementing a balanced curriculum, maintaining a positive atmosphere, and establishing a cooperative link between home and school.
South Bay at Homecoming
I Read to the Principal.
The below photo shows South Bay 4th graders from Mr. Egan's class,
Nick and Landon, who read to their principal today. These two
youngsters are also "taking their show on the road" this week, and read
to the 2nd graders in Mrs. Febbraro's class yesterday, and will be
reading to the Gr. K and 1 children in Ms. Granieri's class today. The
book they chose, Piggy Pie Po, has rhyming text, so the boys will be
giving their little listeners an opportunity to use the picture cues to
help them read the rhyming words.
Peace Day Pinwheels -- celebration of International Peace Day
Summer Reading and Summer Math Superstars
the children who were recognized for completing the summer reading and summer math assignments.
Structural Designs Hold Strong Against Big Bad Wolf
First-graders in Mr. Galletta’s class at South Bay were challenged with designing and creating a structure that could withstand the wrath of the Big Bad Wolf.
Students were tasked with creating structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows, strong enough to withstand the huff and puff of the Big Bad Wolf. They worked in teams and collaborated on how to design and build their structures.
Thomas Duffy, South Bay head custodian, was selected as a recipient of
SCOPE’s Support Staff Service Award. Individuals receiving this award
were nominated by their school district for having provided outstanding
service to the district. Mr. Duffy will be honored at SCOPE's 16th
annual School District Awards Dinner on March 20.
Writers on Display
The writing of 58 South Bay fifth-graders on the topic of Westward
Expansion is currently on display at the West Babylon Public Library.
Nonfiction Writers Showcase Their Work
Second-graders at South Bay recently concluded their nonfiction writing unit with a celebration of their learning. Students from different classes joined together to share, comment on and learn from each other’s work. The writing assignments included a wide range of topics from dinosaurs to fire engines to penguins.
The second-grade students utilized the document camera and interactive whiteboard to showcase nonfiction text features in their writing, such as bold words, diagrams and glossaries.
Connecting Lessons with Cultural Activities
Tying into the third-grade social studies curriculum on China and in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, students at South Bay tried their hands in Chinese writing and crafts on Jan. 26.
Maggie Chen from the Little Chinese Dragon School visited South Bay and taught students about the origin of Chinese writing and its characters. Ms. Chen spoke with students about the similarities and differences between Chinese and American culture. One difference is how characters (not letters) are used to represent a word or idea.
Using their brushes and inkpads, students learned to artfully write their good wishes for the New Year using Chinese calligraphy and completed a paper cutting activity which the Chinese hang outside for New Year blessings.