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. Sue Deery
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Patti LaBarbera
Typist Clerk: Ms. Jenny 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,


Cindy S. Lee, Ed.D.
Principal

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


Current News

Kindness Rocks at West End School

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With the guidance of advisors Lori Gus and Jackie McDougal, the West End Elementary School Student Council recently began working on a “Kindness Rocks” project and painted more than 400 rocks. The student council members will soon get the entire student body involved to decorate the rocks with inspirational pictures and messages. The rocks will then be scattered around the Lynbrook community to help spread kindness.

West End Gives Back This Holiday Season

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The West End Elementary School community recently celebrated the season of giving by supporting in the Marine Toys for Tots program, which gives toys to children in need. Coordinated by third grade teacher Lisa Liguori, the school collected unwrapped toys and raised $417 for Mrs. Liguori to buy more toys to send to the Toys for Tots organization. 

To raise money, Principal Dr. Cindy Lee suggested having two “dress down” days for staff. Those that wore West End attire or colors (red and white) or Lynbrook colors (green and gold) donated $5 or more towards the cause, with many showing their generosity and giving more.

“’To whom much is given, much is expected,’ is my favorite quote,” said Mrs. Liguori. “I’ve been so fortunate in my life, and it feels great to make others happy. I got involved in the Marine Toys for Tots program years ago because they distribute toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947, so they have a long record of helping the needy.” 

West End STEAM Night

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More than 125 students and their special guests attended West End Elementary School’s first STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Night on Nov. 13, in collaboration with Molloy College. Prior to the anticipated event, West End students from grades 1-5 were encouraged to sign up with an adult for the evening of exploration and innovation. Learn more about the exciting event by watching the video below!

Lynbrook Educator Earns Master Teacher Title

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Annmarie Roth, a West End Elementary School science teacher, was recently designated as a New York State Master Teacher. Mrs. Roth is among 275 educators from across the state to receive an invitation into the New York State Master Teacher Program and is one of only six elementary teachers who were selected from across Long Island. 

NYS Master Teachers are educators who demonstrate a deep understanding of their content area, pedagogy, students’ families and communities, as well as a commitment to grow in these areas. These passionate professionals teach coding, computer science, engineering, math courses, robotics, science and technology throughout grades K-12. As part of this prestigious program, Master Teachers share best practices with each other to provide the most innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for all students. They also mentor current and pre-service teachers and inspire their students, who are the next generation of STEM teachers. 

Mrs. Roth has proved her abilities time and time again in connecting with the community and inspiring West End students. She coordinated West End’s first STEAM Night on Nov. 13 with professors and students from Molloy College. The evening of innovation allowed students, along with their special guest, to challenge themselves with STEAM projects. The event was highly successful. 

This was the first year that New York State selected elementary school teachers into the NYS Master Teacher program. To be selected, Mrs. Roth went through an intensive yearlong application process, which included a science content test, letters of recommendation, essays, submitting prior observation reports, Annual Professional Performance Review scores and college transcripts. After she was selected as a finalist, Mrs. Roth went to Stony Brook University for a panel interview, essay and conducted a presentation on a STEM topic.

“I’m thrilled to represent Lynbrook as a NYS Master Teacher,” said Mrs. Roth. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with other Master Teachers and sharing innovative STEM practices with Lynbrook’s students.”