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: TBD


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

 

Dear West End Families,

Welcome to the 2017/2018 school year at West End School!  The staff has been very busy all summer preparing for a successful school year.  We are looking forward to creating a strong home-school partnership with you in order to form a positive learning environment for the children.

We will begin many new and exciting initiatives this year to enhance the programs we offer to our students.  We are looking forward to sharing the new initiatives with you during our “Meet Your Teacher Night” which will be held on Tuesday, September 19th  at 7:00 PM.

West End prides itself on being an exemplary school.  Please encourage your child(ren) to become positive members of the school community by adhering to the West End School Mission Statement:

As students of 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.  This will make our years at West End special and rewarding.  It will prepare us for the future.

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

  • School begins at 8:30 AM, all students are expected to arrive at school on time.
  • Flip flops are not permitted to be worn in school.  All sandals must have an ankle or back strap.
  • To avoid a loss in instruction, siblings are not permitted to leave class to attend parent presentations.  Parent presentations are for parents and family members not enrolled in West End.
  • Pets are not permitted on school property.  Please stay across the street if you have a pet with you.

Thank you for your cooperation and have a wonderful school year!

Sincerely,

Cindy S. Lee
Principal

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


Current News

West End Students Shine as Popular Sports Figures

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Fifth-graders at West End Elementary School channeled their favorite sports figures during their Living Wax Museum on June 8. The unit coincided with the district’s fifth-grade writing curriculum and theme of “Sports” for the 2017-18 school year.

District Launches New Summer Reading Program

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The district will be initiating a new 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Get Lost in a Book” for students in grades K-5.

For the first time this summer, students will share their thoughts about what they are reading using the platform Flipgrid, a video discussion platform. For more information and updates on the program, please visit websites.nylearns.org/summerreading/default.aspx or click the link on the “Quick Links” section of the district website, lynbrookschools.org. 

 

 

West End ENL Students Receive Special Visit

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On June 12th, ENL students at West End Elementary School welcomed Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana. Ms. Cabana read a special story, Only One You, by Linda Kranz. The story celebrates what makes each of us unique. After the story, Ms. Cabana discussed with students about her own experiences as an ENL student and answered questions about her job as both an immigration lawyer and Town Clerk. West End says “Thank You” to Ms. Cabana for visiting our champions this year!
 

Students Spread Kindness Through “Bliss Tracks”

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In honor of Kindness Month at West End Elementary School, fifth-grade classes recently turned “diss tracks,” a song with a negative purpose of putting down another person, into “bliss tracks,” to do just the opposite. The idea came about after the classes had a discussion about diss tracks and how hurtful words can be. Each student was assigned a classmate to write a kind letter, song or rap about. The students then recorded their masterpieces on FLIPGRID, an educational video discussion platform and shared their projects. The students worked very hard and were extremely excited to do something so meaningful for a friend.

West End Students Give Back for Red Nose Day

West End Students Give Back for Red Nose Day Photo
During the week of May 21, Theresa D’Amato’s fourth-grade class at West End Elementary School participated in lessons that focused on poverty and empathy while raising $273.20 for the Red Nose Day campaign to help end childhood poverty around the United States and world. 

Using the tools provided by the Red Nose Day campaign run by the charity Comic Relief Inc., the students watched videos and engaged in math and English Language Arts lessons that focused on the effects of childhood poverty. Students learned about how they could help others living in poverty in the United States and overseas and as a result, raised money for children in need by speaking to their family members about the cause and asking for donations. Many students even donated their own money which went straight to the Red Nose Day campaign through a local Walgreens store. On Red Nose Day on May 24, the students dressed in red and wore their red noses proudly. 

“I am so proud of how invested my students were in this project,” said D’Amato. “They were engaged in the lessons and really connected to the personal stories we heard about children living in poverty.”

Hands-On Learning

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Voyager students at West End Elementary School recently learned about the engineering behind LASIK eye surgery as they dissected an eye of a cow. 

Students Challenge Their Math Skills with Scavenger Hunt

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Under the direction of teachers Chelsea Jaret and Sara Dinowitz, second-grade students recently brought math to life as they went out to the playground to measure a variety of objects. Students were equipped with rulers, clipboards and pencils to complete a measurement scavenger hunt. All students were actively engaged and able to display their proficiency of measurement while using both inches and centimeters to find the length of objects. It was a fun afternoon indeed!

West End Earns No Place for Hate Distinction

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For the third consecutive year, West End Elementary School was designated as a No Place for Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League for the 2017-2018 school year. West End is one of more than 1,800 schools from across the country to receive the distinction for promoting a positive, safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
 
To enhance a culture of respect in the school community, West End educators completed a needs assessment, formed a No Place for Hate committee with students and had students sign the Resolution of Respect, a pledge to making their school a No Place for Hate environment. In addition, West End successfully designed and implemented at least three school-wide activities throughout the year that focused on bullying prevention and anti-bias.   

The school was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League on May 25 with other New York and Northern New Jersey students and educators during a recognition ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City. They received a personalized No Place for Hate banner to display in their building.

Field Day Fun

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