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Susan Bonner Send an email to

Kelly Benson Send an email to
Associate Principal,
Curr, Inst. and Assess.

Shaun McLeod Send an email to

Associate Principal,
Oper. and PPS


Dr. Danielle Sheridan Send an email to
District Administrator,
Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Shaun McLeod
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4310



Upcoming Events

November 27, 2018:

BOE Regular Open Mtg. 8 PM @ District Office

November 29, 2018:

JFK Fall Photo Make-ups and Club Photos

December 3, 2018:

Parent-Teacher Conference Online Scheduler Opens

December 6, 2018:

JFK Winter Concerts Assembly 9:15 AM
JFK Winter Concerts 6:45 & 8:00 PM

December 11, 2018:

BOE Work Session/Open Mtg. 7:30 PM @ District Office

December 12-14, 2018:

Early Dismissal 11:00 AM
Parent-Teacher Conferences 11:15 AM - 3:00 PM

December 13, 2018: Parent-Teacher Evening Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Decembe 18 & 19, 2018: JFK Holiday Fair
December 21, 2018:
JFK Winter Sing-Along
JFK Santa Visit
December 24 - January 1, 2019: Winter Holiday Recess

     WE C.A.R.E. AT JFK!!!!



JFK Fourth-Graders Share Cultural Foods at Feast

JFK Fourth-Graders Share Cultural Foods at Feast
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Lauren King’s fourth-grade class at JFK enjoyed their Thanksgiving early this year with a special cross-cultural feast. The students and their families celebrated by sharing foods from their various cultures with their classmates, feasting on empanadas, macarona bechamel, tres leches and lasagna alongside traditional American favorites like turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes.

Four Elected to JFK’s Student Government

Four Elected to JFK’s Student Government

The student government at JFK held its annual election for class officers on Nov. 7. After 10 nominees read prepared remarks to the entire school, explaining why they deserved to be elected, each class visited the school’s computer lab to vote for the four students they wished to have represent them as student government officers.

Pasquale DeGregorio was elected president, Adison Patrick was chosen as vice president, Alexis Borowski was named treasurer and Addison Costanza was selected as secretary.

JFK Displays Teamwork During Red Ribbon Week

JFK Displays Teamwork During Red Ribbon Week
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JFK acknowledged Red Ribbon Week in October with several activities to make students aware of the important of being drug-free, from decorating scarecrows in front of the school to “scare” away drugs, to wearing sports jerseys to symbolize sticking together as a team.

Deer Park Community Parades with Pride at Homecoming

Deer Park Community Parades with Pride at Homecoming
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Gray skies could not deter a proud Deer Park community from showing its pride with a terrific parade, marching with gusto on Oct. 20 from JFK to Al Centamore Football Field. Leading the revelers was Superintendent of Schools Eva Demyen, the parade’s grand marshal. Demyen, who has led the district since 2009, will be retiring after this school year.

A highlight of the parade was a fantastic float foursome based on the theme of superheroes. The sophomore class took first place with their Batman float, the juniors came in second with a Spider-Man effort, the freshmen took third with a Hulk creation, and the seniors’ Superman float finished fourth. The sophomores also won the Spirit Week competition and a class fundraiser competition, earning them the chance to hit Principal Charles Cobb in the face with a pie at the homecoming kickoff party.

Student Council President Katherine Cho, the high school’s upcoming valedictorian, led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Guest speakers included Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly, a graduate of Deer Park’s Class of 1984, and retired Babylon Town Clerk Carol Quirk.
After demanding some “real Falcon cheering” from the crowd, Quirk recognized Demyen and presented the superintendent with a certificate of appreciation. 

“I’m truly honored to have been appointed as grand marshal, but I am more honored to have served this awesome community,” said Demyen. “I love this place so much. Where else can you find such an outpouring of people who are so zestful for life and committed to the children of this district? Thank you for your support.”

Performers for the afternoon included the high school’s marching band and women’s choir, the high school and middle school kickline teams, and a talented array of cheerleading squads including the high school’s varsity and junior varsity as well as younger Robert Frost Middle School, competition and PAL teams.

Before the start of the varsity football game, Sammy Ahmed was named homecoming king and Gianna Minerva as homecoming queen. The homecoming court was rounded out by Ryan Hegney, Charlie Jacob, Joe Leon, Alyssa Shindel, Isabella Vene and DeAnna Vento.

In the football contest, a valiant effort by the football Falcons fell short, with the team falling to Newfield, 49-38.

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