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DeLuca Salutes Veterans with Annual Parade

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American flags waved fervently in the hallways of North Babylon’s William E. DeLuca Jr. Elementary School, as students and staff honored veterans through the school’s fourth annual Veterans Day Parade Celebration.

Students lined up in the hallways and cheered on local veterans during the two-lap parade. Several other students joined the march and held up signs with photos of local veterans. After that, everyone filed into the school’s all-purpose room to watch the gallery of heroes. The video paid homage to the efforts and sacrifices veterans have made for the country.  

Student Council helps local Boy Scout Troop

Every Friday throughout the school year, the Student Council members from the William E. DeLuca Jr. Elementary School collected recyclables. The funds made by this effort went to a 7th-grader Life Scout Matthew, and his North Babylon Troop 399. 4,643 bottles were recylced in total! Due to this fundraising, many charitable donations of both food and items were made. Some including, but not limited to, went to St. Paul's Food Pantry, to a homeless shelter, and supermarket gift cards that were given to families in need during the holidays. They also raised $285 dollars for Relay for Life!

Pictured below along with the 2018-19 Student Council members are their directors; Mrs. Kresic and Mrs. Tafuro, Life Scout Matthew, his fundraising Leaders, and Principal Fantauzzi. Great job to all who made a significant impact on the community and the environment!



Suffolk County Legislature's Distinguished Teachers Appreciation Award

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 three of our finest North Babylon teachers were awarded the Suffolk County Legislature's Distinguished Teachers Appreciation Award. Ms. Kelly Gregorio from William E. DeLuca Jr. Elementary, Mrs. Gregorek from William E. DeLuca Jr. and Marion G. Vedder, and Mrs. Diana Simulcik from the North Babylon High School. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!


DeLuca's 'Be Victorious' Award Winner

William E. DeLuca Jr, Elementary School is proud to announce 2019’s recipient of the ‘Be Victorious Award.’  This award was created in memory of Mrs. Vega who was a very important social worker in our school. 


This year’s recipient is Nicholas Steil from Mr. Ierardi’s class.  Nicholas has a great attitude.  He enjoys learning and being a part of the school community.  He comes to school each day ready and willing to learn.  Nicholas is polite, brave, and mature.  He has shown all who know him what it means to face adversity and push forward even during the most challenging of moments.   


Nicholas’ name has been engraved on the ‘Be Victorious’ plaque which is hung in the lobby of the school.  He will also receive a very special award during the 5th Grade Moving-Up Ceremony. 

MGV & WED represented at the Long Island String Festival Association

Fifth-grade students are all smiles after their LISFA concert on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The phenomenal performance came after only eight hours of rehearsal throughout the weekend. Wonderful work, ladies! Thank you for representing North Babylon schools!


Left to right: Marion G. Vedder’s Briana and Melanie, William E. DeLuca’s Lydia and Leah 

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