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JFK Celebrates Kindness

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Students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School celebrated World Kindness Day! Students, with the help of the PTA, used their handprints to create a display of wings because kindness soars at JFK! Students and staff members were happy to spread their wings of kindness!

Pumpkin Prep for John F. Kennedy’s Garden Club

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The gardening club at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is hard at work. During their first meeting, they explored seeds from a pumpkin. The students scooped, washed and dried the seeds to prepare for planting. They will be bringing seeds home to plant in their own gardens. The club tasted roasted pumpkin seeds to show that every part of the pumpkin is important. John F. Kennedy Elementary School students are looking forward to participating in indoor and outdoor planting activities as well as garden crafts this school year.

PEAK Festival Participants

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The Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s PEAK Music Festival for fourth graders was held on Oct. 23 at Northport High School. Two students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School – Juliet Espinal and Scarlett Tymann – and one student from Tooker Avenue Elementary School – Nola Beach – attended musical workshops along with a parent or caregiver throughout the day.

West Babylon Brings Homecoming Win Despite Weather Woes

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Soggy weather conditions didn’t dampen the spirit of the West Babylon community as they came out in full force to celebrate homecoming on Oct. 30. Starting with a pep rally at the West Babylon Senior High School on Friday, the festivities on Saturday morning kicked off with a homecoming parade.

Led by the West Babylon Senior High School marching band, the parade ventured down Little East Neck Road and ended at the West Babylon Junior High School. Each of the elementary schools marched with their own school banners as the cheerleaders rode atop several different vehicles. The swim team and cross-country teams also joined the parade as well as central office administrators. This year’s float was a combined “superhero” effort by all four of the classes.

Prior to game time, senior athletes from the football and cheerleading teams were recognized on the field with their invited guests. On the Junior High School’s turf field, the West Babylon varsity football team took on Centereach High School. The Eagles dominated the Cougars from the start of the game, scoring 30 points in the first half of the game alone. Centereach tried to stage a comeback but the Eagles put up a big win with a final score of 40-31. Both the marching band and the cheerleaders entertained the crowds with high-energy performances during the halftime show.

To close out the homecoming festivities, the Senior High School held a dance on Saturday evening where Joshua Wildermuth and Angelina Ghabra were crowned the homecoming king and queen.

JFK Students Learn About Fire Safety

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The West Babylon Fire Department visited John F. Kennedy Elementary School for Fire Prevention Month and conducted outdoor assemblies for all K-5 students on Oct. 19.

Students were able to see how firefighters put on their gear. They learned about how firefighters use their trucks to fight fires. Students also learned about how firefighters use special tools like the jaws of life to save lives. Students were engaged and learned a lot about the work that firemen do and the sacrifices they make to keep everyone safe. Several John F. Kennedy Elementary School students have parents and other family members in the fire department who were a part of this experience.
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