Marion Street Elementary School

100 Marion Street
Lynbrook, NY, 11563
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-0295
School Nurse Telephone: 516-887-0296



Principal:
Mrs. T. Macchia
Nurse: Mrs. J. Lecce
Principal's Secretary: Ms. R. Fasullo
Clerk Typist: Mrs. M. Artuso


School Year Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Summer Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday
All visitors must have an appointment to meet with staff in any school building. Please DO call ahead. Thank you!

Important Contact Information:
NYS Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
NYS línea de abuso infantile: 1-800-342-3720
Medicaid Fraud Hotline: 516-612-5200

 

Welcome to Marion Street
Welcome to Marion Street Elementary School.  We pride ourselves on providing a rich learning environment for all of our students in grades one through five.  Our students are provided with the tools necessary to face a challenging curriculum. We strive to make every learning experience meaningful while also supporting the social and emotional well-being of our students.  

We hope that you find this information about our staff, programs, and PTA helpful.Welcome!

Current News

Students Dive into Reading

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During the past two weeks, students throughout the district have celebrated their love for reading with special guest readers, activities and assemblies. 

Leading up to Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, also known as National Read Across America Day, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak read to students at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, while West End Elementary School students and staff marked the occasion by hosting a pajama day and gathering in the hallways to independently read for 10 minutes. 

Second-graders at Waverly Park Elementary School immersed themselves in Dr. Seuss books, read a Dr. Seuss biography and created Dr. Seuss hats with facts about the author’s life. Waverly Park first-graders also got into the spirit by creating their own “Cat in the Hat” and wrote about how they celebrate their own birthdays. At Marion Street Elementary School, students enjoyed an arts-in-education program which focused on the love of reading and kicked off their Pick A Reading Partner program on March 4. Throughout the week, Marion Street students participated in a Laser Reader assembly, visited the East Rockaway and Lynbrook libraries, invited a special person to school to read with them on pajama day and welcomed author Russel Ginns.
 

Fostering Literacy with Book Buddy Program

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Lynbrook South Middle School seventh-graders in Jeanette Roch and John Christ’s English class recently teamed up with Marion Street Elementary School fifth-graders in Allison Sales and Danialle Nelson’s class during a new Book Buddy program between the schools. Coordinated by Roxanne Migliacci, English department chairperson and Allison Curran, elementary curriculum coordinator, the Book Buddy program allowed the students to work together and form a collaborative book club. 

The program connected to Lynbrook South Middle School’s “Get Lost In A Book” initiative this year, fostering literacy among students. The classes met four times during the program and allowed the seventh-graders to act as reading mentors to the elementary school students. At the first meeting, students and their buddies completed getting to know you exercises about themselves as people and as readers. Each student then independently read the book “Restart” by Gordon Korman which followed with students forming small groups and discussing their experiences reading the book. During their discussions, the students shared the messages that they took away from the novel. Some seventh-graders also recommended other books and gave the fifth-graders an idea of what type of books they would read when they enter the middle school next year.
  
The classes met again and reconfigured their groups based on interests. They selected service projects such as designing a logo, creating public service announcements, drawing posters and recording videos to share their slogan, “Don’t Be A Bully, Be A Buddy,” a message relevant to the book, “Restart.” 

During their final meeting, the students worked together to complete their projects, which they plan to share districtwide.  

“They are having so much fun and are already asking to do it again,” said Migliacci. “The fifth-graders are looking forward to coming to South Middle School next year because they have made all these new friends.” 

History Comes Alive at Marion Street School

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Third-graders at Marion Street Elementary School hosted their annual Civil Rights Presentation and honored Joseph McNeil, a leader in the civil rights movement and member of the Greensboro Four, on Feb. 28. Administrators including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak, board members, families and third-graders from Waverly Park and West End elementary schools were present for the special event.

Third-grade teacher Steve Freifeld proudly introduced Mr. McNeil who has volunteered his time to visit Marion Street School since 1991 to tell his story to students. During the civil rights movement, Mr. McNeil and three of his classmates made history by staging a sit-in at Woolworth’s “whites only” lunch counter in Greensboro, refusing to leave until they were served.
Mr. Freifeld spoke about how Marion Street third-graders celebrate the theme “Building Bridges” throughout the year, studying bridges and taking trips to different bridges across the Long Island and the New York City area. He related this to the important lesson of bridging connections between people.

“We are very fortunate to have a man with us today who like the great bridge building engineers in history, has worked to make positive connections between people his entire life,” said Mr. Freifeld. “His actions led to changes in the way millions of people were treated in restaurants, movie theaters, libraries, public restrooms and swimming pools across the United States.” 

Attendees watched a video about the Greensboro Four before Mr. McNeil addressed the crowd and answered questions from Marion Street, Waverly Park and West End students. 

“We were trying to make America a great country and it required some of us to put ourselves on the line…if we were going to be successful we were going to have to be nonviolent,” he told students. 

The Marion Street third-graders showed their support for Mr. McNeil by performing a show for him titled “Marion Street School Visits the Civil Rights Museum.” The students performed several songs about peace and a skit featuring important historical figures. 

 

A Whole New World

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Marion Street 5th Graders showed us “A Whole New World” with their magical production of Aladdin KIDS!  Directed by Mrs. Kara Boulay and Mrs. Kerry Stewart, with sets and scenery by Mrs. Patti Wierzbicki.  Students wowed the audience with their singing, dancing and acting, inviting the audience into the magical mysteries of the Cave of Wonders.  Stage Crew made sure the show went off without a hitch, adding their personal flare and expertise.  Student art decorated the walls of the gym to add to the “Arabian Nights” feel.  The Marion Street staff are so proud of the 5th grade Drama Club.

Marion Street Students Spread Love to Those in Need

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, students at Marion Street Elementary School recently decorated paper bags for homeless individuals in New York City which held donated travel sized toiletries that the school collected. The bags were distributed to those in need at the YES! Solutions, Inc. Valentine’s Winter Picnic-on-the-Street event on Feb. 9. The service organization helps those going through a difficult time in their lives. 

Coordinated by special education teacher Rachel Tiran, the service project allowed all students at Marion Street School to give back and spread love to others in need. Students created cards and decorated the paper bags, which served as goodie bags for the event. They colored images of hearts and included words of positivity to put a smile on someone else’s face. 

“It’s amazing,” said Ms. Tiran. “The best part about community service is teaching our kids how important it is to help others and to give back. To see the kids so excited about helping others and giving back is really rewarding.” 

In addition to the goodie bags, members of the Marion Street School community donated hats, gloves and scarves which were distributed during the event as well. 
 

Fourth-Graders Experience Native American Life

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Marion Street Elementary School fourth-graders furthered their knowledge on Native Americans with an in-house field trip, Journeys Into American Indian Territory on Jan. 29. Anthropologist and director Robert Vetter, along with presenter Patricia Shih spent the day with fourth grade classes educating students on Native Americans of New York and the Eastern Woodlands. 

Students participated in a moving museum in the school gymnasium where they looked at artifacts and walked through a longhouse model. They also played social and active games of the Algonquian and Iroquois people, listened to stories, created a Woodlands style clay pot and learned a traditional song and dance. The hand-on experience gave Marion Street students a better understanding of Native American culture and history.