Waverly Park Elementary School

320 Waverly Avenue
East Rockaway, NY, 11518
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-6589
School Nurse Telephone: 516-887-6587

Ms. A. Banhazl
Nurse: Mrs. G. Sarlo
Clerical: Mrs. M. Marchell

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


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Welcome to Waverly Park
Welcome to the Waverly Park Website. Our website is designed to serve as a window into our school community. Information about programs and activities, our PTA, links to individual teacher websites, as well as events taking place in our school can be found here.

Our school is a true learning community where children thrive. The combination of our teaching staff supported by our caring and involved parents is at the heart of our school's success.

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.

Waverly Park Students Celebrate PARP

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Waverly Park Elementary School students celebrated Pick A Reading Partner Week from Feb. 1-8. This year’s PARP theme, “It Makes Sense to Read,” connected the five senses to literacy and encouraged students to pick up a book and read in a variety of ways. 

To kick off the program, students gathered in the gymnasium for a literacy pep rally. The Lynbrook South Middle School select chorus made a special guest appearance and performed for the students. Waverly Park students also participated in a poetry assembly with author Darren Sardelli.

Among the many special activities during the week, students in grades 1-5 created bookmarks, participated in a book tasting and contributed to a PARP graffiti wall in the school lobby. Here, students wrote the book titles of what they were reading. 
The PARP program brought together the community in a big way as students received visits from Waverly Park alumni, staff members and community members who served as guest readers. Among the guest readers were board members and central administrators such as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Dr. Gerard Beleckas and Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Transportation & Student Support Services Maureen Berman.
In addition, Waverly Park students from all grade levels visited the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center to share their love of reading with the kindergartners. To end the exciting week, the school community gathered for a PARP wRAP Up. Prior to the presentation, students were encouraged to perform an original rap or parody about reading which they posted on FlipGrid, a video discussion platform. The winners of the contest performed for the school on Feb. 8.