west end photoWest End Elementary School

30 Clark Avenue
Lynbrook, NY, 11563
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-0288
School Nurse Telephone:
516-887-6570


Principal: Dr. Cindy S. Lee
Elementary Curriculum Coordinator: Mrs. Allison Curran
Nurse: Mrs. Susan Deery
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Patricia LaBarbera
Typist Clerk: Mrs. Carmen Venezian


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

 

#UnityDay2019

 

Welcome Back West End Families!

I am a very fortunate principal! Words cannot express how excited and eager I am to continue another year with you as principal of the fabulous West End Elementary School!  We are back to business and embarking on what I hope will be another amazing school year! 

At West End we strive to encourage, support, inspire, and challenge our students to become critical thinkers, and peacemakers. Pillars of character such as respect, kindness, honesty, responsibility, and cooperation are integrated into all aspects of our curriculum and school life. Our outstanding teachers and staff have spent countless hours beautifying classrooms and mapping out instruction and character education to ensure that our children have an unbelievable year.  We understand the importance of establishing an environment conducive to learning; a climate where students are able to reach their potential and attain academic success because they are supported socially, emotionally and intellectually.  Our students are our Champions and we are here to make sure they achieve their personal best each and every day.

I am so thankful and proud of the positive home/school connections that we have established over the year and hope that our partnership will continue to grow stronger.  I am happy to share that our PTA has worked all summer to plan a year chock full of cultural arts presentations and events for our children.

I am, once again, honored to be your principal! We have an amazing school filled with awesome children who are eager to learn and do the right thing.  It is truly an honor to work closely with such a dedicated community of educators and parents! I look forward to another thrilling and stimulating year ahead as West End continues to be a school where "children come first."

With warmest regards,


Dr. C. S. Lee
Principal

“The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.”
John Ciardi


Current News

West End Students Thank Local Veterans

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West End students provided thank you letters and artwork for the Lynbrook Police Department's annual Veterans Day breakfast on Nov. 11. The room and tables were decorated with their creations and each veteran in attendance received a thank you card to take home! Great job, West End! 

Happy Halloween from West End!

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Students and staff got into the Halloween spirit by wearing creative costumes and participating in a Halloween parade on Oct. 31! 

Standing Together for Unity Day

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Students and staff throughout the district proudly dressed in orange and joined together to celebrate Unity Day on Oct. 23. Unity Day is recognized nationally as a stance against bullying and sheds light on the importance of kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Every school in the district marks the occasion in a big way each year and this year was no different. In some of the buildings, students and staff gathered together to spread their anti-bullying message. The Lynbrook High School community stood outside together with a Unity Day banner and the West End community formed a heart. At the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, students and staff formed the number one to represent that it just takes one person to be an upstander and the Waverly Park community formed the letters of the word “care,” fitting the district’s theme of the year “A Community of Caring.”

In addition to creating Unity Day messages, students participated in activities during the day that correlated with anti-bullying, kindness, acceptance and inclusion lessons. Among the many activities, students read books about being an upstander, signed a banner that read “I care about bullying prevention because..,” participated in a Unity Day door decorating contest and walked around the school track while discussing how to be there for others. It was a positive day and a prime example of how Lynbrook students and staff form a community of caring.

West End Celebrates Mix It Up at Lunch Day

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West End students in fourth and fifth grade celebrated Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 22. Mix It Up is an international campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. There is a lot to learn from making friends with people who may be different from you in some way! Students were encouraged to learn at least one thing about a new friend at lunch.

Students Build a Caring Community During Start With Hello Week

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Students from West End Elementary School and Lynbrook North and South middle schools recently celebrated the importance of inclusion with the Start With Hello program, sponsored by Sandy Hook Promise. The week-long program consisted of empowering activities and lessons to teach students to be more socially inclusive and connected. The week also was a prime example of how students are embracing the Lynbrook Public Schools’ 2019-2020 theme of the year, A Community of Caring.

During West End’s morning announcements, students gave tips on how to approach new students in the cafeteria or on the playground in a friendly way. Students were encouraged to say hello to someone new and fifth graders made sure no one sat alone unless they chose to. West End teachers were instrumental during the week as they played getting to know you games with their classes, read books highlighting different cultures and school dilemmas. The awareness about different cultures was integrated into West End’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

At Lynbrook North Middle School, a challenge was set for students each day during the week. Challenges included greeting a new student and making them feel included, writing a positive affirmation to a peer on a wall of positivity, doing a random act of kindness and sitting with someone who is alone. To end the week, North students enjoyed a photo booth outside of the cafeteria where they took photos with their new friends.

Similar activities were facilitated at Lynbrook South Middle School. Students kicked off the week with a three-minute Loving Kindness Meditation and wore name stickers as they were encouraged to say hello to new people in the hallways. Throughout the week, the students participated in unity games and activities to promote teamwork and inclusivity. They also enjoyed a photo booth with new friends, smile grams were sent to new students and field games were facilitated during lunch periods. Students were paired with a student they did not know and had fun playing games with the hopes of winning a prize.

The week allowed Lynbrook students to embrace new friendships, build a stronger school community and strengthen their understanding of empathy. 

WE Celebrates Lynbrook Pink Day

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West End Principal Dr. Cindy Lee and staff members showed off their pink pride! 

Hispanic Heritage Month: Gallery Walk

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Voyager Meet the Teacher Night

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Voyager families met with Mrs. Teichman to learn more about the Voyager program and participated in a Breakout EDU activity! 

Safety Week

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Students are having a great time learning about safety tips and information throughout the week with some special visitors! 

Learning Continues in Lynbrook with Right At School

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Approximately 200 elementary students from the Lynbrook Public Schools participate in Right At School, a structured and safe after-school program that is housed at Marion Street, Waverly Park and West End elementary schools. The district partnered with Right At School three years ago to provide working parents in the district with an after school program fit to keep students engaged after regular school hours.
 
The program is open to students in grades K-5 and is held Monday through Friday each week. Students participate in the program at their home school, while kindergarten students are bused from the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center to the elementary school that they will attend in first grade. Led by hardworking Right At School educators, students follow a daily schedule which includes snack, quick and fun fitness, homework help, enrichment activities and more.
 
“My favorite part of Right At School is being with the educators because they are really funny and nice,” said West End fourth grader Sophia Kostkowicz.
 
According to Cindy Walker, Right At School area manager, the goal of the program is to keep students fully engaged at all times while learning through play. Each week, students enjoy being with their friends, completing their homework before going home and participating in fun games. Fifth graders who attend the program also have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills as they help younger groups with activities. To learn more about Right At School in the Lynbrook Public Schools, please visit the After-School Program page here. 
 

Students Show Their Spirit

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Students throughout the district proudly showed their school spirit during Spirit Week from Sept. 16-20. Each school had a schedule with different themed days for students and staff to participate in.
 
At North Middle School, students and staff dressed the part for Military Monday, Team Tuesday, Wild West Wednesday and Throwback Thursday. The South Middle School community also enjoyed the fun-filled week by dressing in their best clothing, going tropical in Hawaiian shirts, wearing crazy hats and representing their favorite college throughout the week. At the end of the week, students throughout the district showed their Lynbrook pride in green and gold as excitement grew for the district’s homecoming festivities on Sept. 21.  
 

Spirit Week

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West End students channeled their inner superhero for Spirit Week!