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580 Woodbury RoadJ. Irving Baylis Elementary Building Photo
Plainview, NY 11803

Phone: (516) 364-5798

Principal: Lisa M. Greiner






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    Students Stand Up and Stomp Out Bullying

    During the week of October 17, 2017, Baylis Elementary students and staff joined together to stomp out bullying. The week began with an assembly in which Principal Lisa Greiner read the book “Stand Up” to all students. This book tells the story of a group of children who form a caring majority to ensure children help and befriend one another. In addition, students and teachers together signed anti-bullying pledges, which are currently displayed in the main lobby along with the Baylis Elementary School Promise. The promise was written last year by a group of Baylis students and speaks of the culture of kindness being nurtured at the school. In accordance with these activities, and in honor of National Unity Day, students and staff donned the color orange as a symbol of the Baylis commitment to “Stomp Out Bullying.”

    Baylis Rock Garden Provides Unique Inspiration

    This year, the theme at Baylis Elementary is to “Make The World A Better Place.” This fall Mrs. Greiner introduced the theme to students during a schoolwide read aloud of the book, “Only One You” by Linda Kranz, whose uniquely painted “rock fish” and honest insights were used to inspire students and faculty to collaboratively paint their own “rock fish” to express their uniqueness. Furthermore, students and staff jointly created an “Only One You” rock garden. As students and staff placed the rocks in the garden, students were asked to share a thought about the unique qualities represented by their rocks. You can visit our colorful rock garden as you enter the Baylis main entrance. We are hopeful that it will inspire you to “Make The World A Better Place.” 


    Baylis Sleuths Solve the Case

    Baylis sleuths worked with enrichment specialist Dr. Kelly as they set out on a Halloween hunt to solve the “Case of the Missing Pumpkin.” Students implemented mystery reading strategies as they read story lines and notes to unravel clues. They also used scientific knowledge to read fingerprints and analyze footprints. The young detectives posted their predictions using Padlet, then wrote about their deductions with illustrations using Seesaw. The outcome was a successfully solved case as this crosscutting Halloween adventure proved to be great fun for the Baylis third-graders and their teachers.


    Monday, December 11, 2017