west end photoWest End Elementary School

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

Leah Murray
Elementary Curriculum Coordinator: Mrs. Allison Curran
Nurse: Mrs. Susan Deery
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Patricia LaBarbera
Typist Clerk: Mrs. Laurene Lang

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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West End School Procedures


Dear West End Families.

Welcome to the 2021 – 2022 school year! At West End we are looking forward to a wonderful year and I am hopeful for the opportunity to bring back old traditions and create news ones with you. Everyone in the building has been busy all summer preparing for a successful school year. I cannot wait to meet all our Champions here for in-person learning this year. Providing students with social emotional support as we transition back to a new normal will be our top priority as a school community.

Our school day will go back to a regular in person learning schedule providing students with content instruction in Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. With additional special-area instruction in Physical education, Art, Music, Library & Media. We look forward to meeting you at “Meet the Teacher Night,” which will be held in person on Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

West End prides itself on being an exemplary school, and this year we plan to continue that tradition. Please encourage your champion(s) to take a role in becoming a positive member of our school community by adhering to the Code of Conduct expectations and protocols. This document can be found on our school website under to Code of Conduct tab. As a district we will be following monthly themes that will support building our champion's character and readying them for the real world. Our September character education topic is Responsibility, and you can look for communication around our Responsibility work this September.

As students at the West End School and members of our school community, we have responsibilities. We should be respectful of our class, our grade, and our school. We should take pride in ourselves and in the work we produce. We should wear masks each day and be respectful of social distancing when possible.

Please adhere to the following school procedures to ensure a safe and productive school year:

* All students are expected to arrive at school between 8:20 – 8:30. Students will be marked later after 8:45AM.

* To avoid trip hazards, flip flops will not be permitted to be worn to school.

* Send your child(ren) with extra masks.

* Pets are not permitted on school property. Please stay across the street if you have a pet with you.

Thank you in advance for your support, cooperation, and flexibility this school year! Our theme this year at West End is to Rise Up and Shine Bright and that is what we plan to do! Have a wonderful school year and please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Leah Murray

Meet the West End PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year!



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Extra Help Schedules 2021-2022 


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Current News

West End students spread kindness with colors

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It was a rainbow-filled event at West End Elementary School in the Lynbrook Public School District as students and staff completed the Color Kindness Challenge, which emphasized the importance of being kind to one another.

Over the course of April, students shared random acts of kindness with their peers, and Principal Leah Murray shared ideas for acts of kindness each morning. As students showed kindness with their actions, they were rewarded with a Kindness Color Card. Each class filled up their own kindness rainbows posted outside their doors.

At the end of the month, the West End community gathered in a rainbow of colored shirts to take a school picture in the shape of a rainbow.

Date Added: 5/16/2022

West End Students Lead as Principals for a Day

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Thanks to a student council-run endeavor, two students at West End Elementary School in the Lynbrook Public School District took on the role of principal on April 13.

The student council ran a fundraiser in which students could purchase tickets for a chance to win the opportunity of becoming principal for a day. The student council presidents picked two students from the raffle and announced them to the whole school over WebEx.

Third grader Declan Haunss and fifth grader Ethan Gatica were the lucky winners. Some responsibilities included making announcements, helping with the birthday wheel, holding a virtual assembly, visiting each classroom and giving out candy to teachers.
The student council raised $290, which will be donated to the North Shore Animal League.

Date Added: 5/5/2022

Lynbrook Voyager Program Engages in Forensic Science Studies

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Fourth graders from West End and Marion Street elementary schools in the Voyager Program at the Lynbrook Public School District have been actively engaging in lessons for their forensic science unit, including comparing the properties of different substances.

The Voyagers’ newest challenge included a forensic toxicology lesson in which they gathered information concerning the physical and chemical properties of multiple powders. As forensic toxicologists, students helped to solve a mystery surrounding chili that was served in a school cafeteria. Students were able to perform a series of chemical tests to determine whether acetyl salicylic acid was substituted for one of the chili ingredients.

Additionally, Voyagers helped to identify an unknown trace powder that possibly caused an allergic reaction in a patient. Using their microscopy techniques, students compared samples of known materials and substances to evidence found at the scene of the incident. Students were able to conclude what the mystery powder was, which helped to explain the patient’s condition.

“It’s so exciting to see students engaged in the subject matter, solving problems, making claims and supporting their ideas with evidence,” Lynbrook’s Voyager instructor Corinne Teichman said.

Date Added: 3/30/2022