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. C. S. Lee
Elementary Curriculum Coordinator: Mrs. A. Curran
Nurse: Mrs. S. Deery
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. P. LaBarbera
Typist Clerk: Ms. J. Calle


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 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

Volleyball Champions

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Congratulations to the West End Elementary School staff for winning the PTA Volleyball Scholarship Game again! 

March Math Madness

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In honor of March Madness, West End Elementary School students and staff recently participated in their own math-filled basketball tournament, Math Madness. The object of the competition was to give students the opportunity to work together to solve a number of math problems while engaging in basketball.

Each math problem increased in difficulty level based on color. Once the group successfully completed their math problem, a student would stand on their corresponding color dot and try to score a basket. If they missed, the next student in their group would attempt to make the shot. With each successful basket, the group would receive a colored stick which was worth a certain amount of points. Staff members also joined in the fun. A great time was had by all! 



West End Gives Thanks

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The West End Elementary School Student Council recently presented more than 140 Gratitude Goody Bags as a sign of appreciation to all the men and women who help keep the Lynbrook community safe and sound. This included Lynbrook law enforcement, fire departments, local crossing guards and school bus drivers.

With the guidance of student council advisers Lori Gus and Jackie McDougal, West End families donated water, Gatorade, snack mix, chips, chocolate, nuts and granola bars to place in the Gratitude Goody Bags for these important community members.

Great job to the whole West End community! 

West End Hosts a Magical Night of Math

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Approximately 115 West End Elementary School students and their families gathered in the school’s gymnasium for West End’s annual Family Math Night on March 12. Principal Dr. Cindy Lee warmly greeted guests, including board of education members, as they prepared to take their math skills to new heights with engaging games and activities. 

Facilitated by the teachers in the school’s Math Night committee, Family Math Night has been an anticipated event at West End for the past five years. This year’s theme, “Math is Magical,” was evident in the form of balloons, unicorn decorations and photo booth props. Each student received a packet as they entered the gymnasium which they used at each of the math stations.  

The teachers planned the math activities for the evening and ran the stations for the different grade levels. Students and their family members worked together on math activities such as a dollar dice counting game, math beanbag toss, creating a magical mixture (slime) and more. Students practiced their problem-solving skills while having fun with their loved ones and fellow peers.  

“The teachers enjoy creating problem-solving activities and science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics activities that encourage the students to collaborate with their peers and families,” said math lab teacher Chelsea Jaret. “This event encourages students to apply what they have learned in school. The teachers enjoy participating in the games and watching the students learn new math concepts!”

West End Goes Green for St. Patrick's Day!

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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.
 

West End Scientists

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Students at West End Elementary School presented their research projects during the school’s annual Science Fair on March 7. Family members were invited to the special event in the school gymnasium where the young scientists discussed their projects and showed off their display boards.

Great job to all the participants!