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Safety Measures Update Letter


Babylon Robotics Club On The Air!

Babylon Robotics Club On The Air

Message Regarding National Walkout/March 14


Advocacy Workshop Presentation


Second Annual ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’

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The Babylon Junior-Senior High School recently hosted their second annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” fundraiser event, inviting 150 student volunteers, district staff members and community residents to come together and engage in a fun and friendly baking and cooking competition.

Due to the combined efforts of all attendees, $3,300 was raised which will directly benefit the Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Save the Great South Bay organizations. In addition, three boxes were filled to the brim with nonperishable food items to be sent to the Rock Can Roll hunger relief organization. 

The district congratulates all the individuals and teams who participated and were recognized for their delicious contributions to both the Cake-off and Cook-off competitions, including tasty bowls of chili, trays of cupcakes and beautifully decorated cakes.

The district would also like to thank the faculty and staff members who attended and helped out behind the scenes in order to make this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring such a success. 

Building Skills Toward the Future at Madison Square Garden

Students enrolled in Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s business-oriented classes such as college accounting, college marketing, and virtual enterprises recently traveled to Madison Square Garden to participate in a Career and Educational tour in an effort to gain a head start in the post-graduation world. 

 During their visit, the 47 students were treated to a behind the scenes look at how Madison Square Garden operates on a daily basis, and were also given valuable career advice from Kate Brown, director of Venue Tours. Ms. Brown offered helpful tips on choosing a college major, securing internships and even a job.

Bringing Smiles to Veterans for Valentine’s Day

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Due to the joint efforts of the Babylon Memorial Grade School Student Council and students of all grade levels, approximately 400 Valentine’s Day cards were donated to local veterans in celebration of the Valentine’s for Veterans initiative.

The Student Council was kindly asked to participate by New York State Assemblywoman Christine Pellegrino. All of the cards collected will be donated to the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook and the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, bringing smiles to all of those who receive them. 

Keeping Parents Informed

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In an effort to ensure that parents of the school community are well-versed in the tools and resources geared toward encouraging students to make healthy lifestyle and technology choices, the Babylon School District recently hosted two separate “Parent Universities” on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

District parents with students in grades K-6 joined Theresa DePietto-Roesler on Jan. 31 for an “Allergy Awareness and Prevention: Tips for Parents” keynote address. During her speech, Ms. DePietto-Roesler provided basic allergy awareness and prevention tips to ensure healthy school and classroom-based environments.  Immediately following, Jennifer H. Dellafranca and Chelsea Gross, led a discussion for parents about mindfulness and the astounding benefits a mindfulness practice has on a child's cognitive and social-emotional growth. Workshops focused on the use of social media, the literacy curriculum and at-home problem-solving skills concluded the evening.

Geared toward parents with children at the secondary level, the Feb. 1 program kicked off with a presentation about the dangers and consequences of social media usage. Suffolk County Police Department Detective Daniel Fandrey of the Computer Crimes Unit and the Long Island Crime Against Children Task Force, is an expert in the field of internet and computer crimes. He informed parents about the laws regarding photos posted and shared, inappropriate texting and cyberbullying. Additionally, he spoke about the various social media apps that are a cause of concern for student/child safety and tips to deal with bullying.

Following Fandrey’s informative lecture, parents were invited to take part in a series of workshops to further enhance their understanding of internet safety and the usage of online tools accessible from home. 


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Important Information Regarding Classroom Food-Based Celebrations


Uplifting the Spirits of Others

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In an effort to spread kindness, third-graders from Brittany Mueller’s class at Babylon Memorial Grade School recently worked to bring smiles and joy to children currently fighting childhood cancer.

Ms. Mueller, a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, informed her students of the school’s highly regarded THON fundraiser, a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. 

Every year in February, Penn State hosts its THON weekend at the campus’s Bryce Jordan Center, a 46-hour no sitting, no sleeping marathon which is attended by students, volunteers and families of the Four Diamonds Fund. During the annual event, more than 700 Penn State students showcase their dance moves for the attendees, bringing countless smiles and joy to all of those in attendance. 

After learning about the efforts of THON, Ms. Mueller’s students engaged in an activity in which they created “kids mail” for the sick children, writing messages filled with positive energy and happy messages. The letters are going to be delivered to the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in hopes of lifting their spirits in advance of this year’s THON.

To date, THON has raised $147,000,000, assisting 3,700 families in need of financial support with medical bills and insurance costs due to childhood cancer. 

Important Flu information


Making the Most Out of Shapes

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Kindergarten students from Jennifer Brown’s class at Babylon Elementary School recently applied their artistic skills to a mathematics lesson by building their very own shapes with straws, pieces of clay and their creativity.

After viewing an informative video on how to properly construct a three-dimensional cube, the students put their skills to the test and followed a step-by-step instructional manual on how to build their shape, piece by piece. The students highly enjoyed themselves as they crafted their own cubes, and proudly displayed their completed projects to their classmates. 

A Magnetizing Lesson

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Third-grade students in Erin Kennedy’s class at Babylon Memorial Grade School enhanced their scientific knowledge during a recent lesson on magnetism, as they explored the most viable conductors which would allow a magnetic reaction through a trial-and-error experiment. 

Utilizing a “magnet wand,” the students received a kit containing various materials – including wood bars, plastic, aluminum foil and steel - which would ultimately test their ability to conduct a strong magnetic pull. After experimenting with each material provided, the third-graders concluded that steel was the most demonstrative conductor, as it contains an iron alloy within its structure.
They shared their results amongst one another in a group discussion, and made careful notes as to which materials worked best in conducting a magnetic pull. 

Buzzing Toward Success

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Babylon Junior-Senior High School conducted the annual school level Scripps Spelling Bee this January, inviting both seventh- and eighth-grade students to display their vast literary knowledge. 

Seventh-grader Matthew Nyman won the competition by correctly spelling the champion word "endeavor” in the final round. The runner-up in this year’s contest was eighth-grade student Astrid Ramirez. 

As the school winner, Matthew has qualified to compete in the next round of the competition, which will be held at Hofstra University on Feb. 4. 

The district wishes him well in the future of the competition.

Babylon Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School District

The district offers a full-day kindergarten program for students residing within district lines. In order to enroll in the program for this September (2018), children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2018 and be registered during the open registration period. This year, residents can register their children on: 

Wednesday, March 14
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
12:30 – 2 p.m.
6–8 p.m.


Wednesday, March 21
6-8 p.m.
at the Elementary School

Three proofs of residency are requested at registration. These include, but are not limited to, (three) of the following:  a driver’s license or non-driver ID, an updated town/village tax bill, updated W-2 form, current lease, mortgage statement, or utility bill.  (Please follow the guidelines listed on the Registration Checklist, which is found under “Kindergarten Student Registration” on the district website.)

Registration packets will be available for pickup in the Elementary School Office, 171 Ralph Ave., or can be downloaded from the following website with the most updated information at on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

Exploring the Star Lab

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Students at Babylon Elementary School recently became “astronauts” for the day as they ventured into a giant inflatable Star Lab planetarium. 

Before entering the lab and being presented with a digital display of constellations and the night sky, the students were given valuable information regarding both the solar system and the universe as a whole. 
Monday, March 19, 2018