west end photoWest End Elementary School

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

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

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

Current News

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.

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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! 

West End Performs “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.”

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Students at West End Elementary School recently showcased their talents during their production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.” Directed by Mrs. Kruh, the cast and the crew put on an incredible show for students, staff and their loved ones! 

West End Students Have a Ball with STEAM Project

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West End Elementary School second-graders in Sara Dinowitz’s class and fourth-graders in Kathlyn Passalacqua’s class participated in a collaborative science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics project together on Jan. 30. The classes try to meet every other week during the school year to work together on STEAM activities. For this project, the second- and fourth-graders teamed up to create their own ball games using just aluminum foil. 

Working in small groups, the students brainstormed game ideas, collectively determined the rules, built their game and then tested it. Once completed, students rotated around Ms. Dinowitz’s classroom to try their classmates games. Students showcased their creativity, making games that resembled baseball, basketball, bowling, hockey and more. The classes enjoyed playing the different games and offered suggestions on how some of the games could be improved. After the students tried all the games, they returned to their groups to complete a reflection worksheet on what went well with their game and what could be improved.  

The second and fourth grade class collaboration has been a successful and exciting new experience for the students. 

“It’s a different way for them to learn and they love it,” said Ms. Dinowitz. “The second-graders rise to the occasion and the fourth-graders are role models to them. They really push the second-graders to think outside of the box.”