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

Students Dare to Dream During Red Ribbon Week

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As part of Red Ribbon Week, students throughout West End Elementary School participated in an engaging “Drugs Won’t Ruin Our Dreams” project in their classes on Oct. 26. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually across the nation as a drug prevention awareness program. Students are encouraged to live a drug free life by participating in different activities and lessons during the week. 

West End students and staff members were invited to wear their best pajamas to school and make their mark on Red Ribbon Week by discussing their dreams. Students learned that dreams are unattainable when bad decisions and drugs come into play. Each student received a dream bubble and let their dreams run wild, writing their biggest dream and coloring their creation. First-graders in Johanne Gaddy’s class spoke about dreams before the activity and read the children’s book “Violet the Pilot” by Steve Breen to reinforce the importance of following your dreams. 

The students then brainstormed their own dreams and wrote their ideas in their dream bubbles. After adding some color to their creations, the students gathered back on the carpet and went around in the circle, sharing their dreams to the delight of their peers. 
 

Champion Shout-Out!

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Yesterday, Luke was engaged in reading first thing in the morning. We are so proud of him. Great job, Luke! 

A Very Happy West End Halloween

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Math Olympiad Students Soar

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Students involved in the Math Olympiad Club at West End Elementary School recently participated in their second session with club advisor Ms. Chelsea Jaret. The students did an amazing job showcasing their problem solving skills! 

Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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West End Elementary School staff dressed in their best pink outfits in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Safety Week Stunt Show

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Students and staff had the opportunity to watch an engaging stunt show outside during Safety Week! 

West End Raises Over $250 for the Owl Coin Project

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West End Elementary School recently raised $283.35 for the Owl Coin Project. This project allows the community to donate spare change that will go towards outstanding food services bills for Lynbrook families with children who have a demonstrated need. Last year, the schools were able to help over 50 families just by collecting donated nickels, dimes, quarters and pennies. All funds collected will go directly towards purchasing meals for Lynbrook students. Great job, West End!  
 

Focusing on Fire Safety

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First graders in Mrs. Gaddy’s class learned about fire safety with the Lynbrook Fire Department! 

Fostering a Connected School Community

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Students at Lynbrook South Middle School and West End Elementary School recently participated in Start with Hello Week, a national event organized by Sandy Hook Promise to teach students to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other and the community.

During the week, middle school students participated in an array of different activities to promote inclusion. To kick off the week, students lined the hallways to greet their peers as they entered the building for the day and each received a sticker with their name on it to wear all day. The week continued with activities such as Human Bingo in physical education class to help students get acquainted with one another, a photo booth to enjoy with new friends and peers, a game called All My Friends to learn about others’ interests and a three legged race. 

“The goal of Start With Hello Week is to teach kids how to approach and engage someone they don’t know well or just met,” said Principal Joseph Wiener. “Through games, challenges and conversations throughout the week, we are giving children tools to strengthen our community by being more inclusive. We watched students throughout the week talking, playing, and laughing with kids they may not have otherwise engaged with. We will continue this effort through our Social and Emotional Literacy initiative throughout the year.” 

Students at West End Elementary School also embraced the week with their own activities. Students learned how to make a difference with their peers in simple, fun and impactful ways. 

“A goal of this week is to empower students to create a culture of inclusiveness and connectedness,” said West End social worker Sandra Gettenberg. “We want to make sure that all students feel seen, accepted and safe.”

Teachers focused on how to recognize and reduce social isolation by having their classes participate in ice-breaker activities. Others read books filled with learning opportunities to help foster inclusivity in school and some students learned how to say hello in languages other than English. 

Student-Led Math Seminars

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West End students recently presented their math skills as their peers followed along. 

Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September, students at West End Elementary School participated in the Solving Kids’ Cancer campaign “Lace Up For Kids.” To help raise awareness, Solving Kids’ Cancer, an organization that according to their website, “finds, funds and advocates for breakthrough treatment options to cure children with the most fatal pediatric cancers,” asked supporters to swap out their shoelaces with gold laces and share their photos on social media. With the color gold representing the month, the laces help raise awareness to support children battling cancer.

West End students and their families have made it their mission to raise awareness and donate to Solving Kids’ Cancer. With their support, the school recently received 500 pairs of gold shoelaces, generously donated by the organization. Students wore their laces at school and together, continued to raise money during the month toward this important cause.
 

Back to School Picnic

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Students and their families at West End Elementary School celebrated the start of the 2018-2019 school year with a Back to School Picnic where music and fun activities were on display. 

Pajama Day

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West End Elementary School students embraced their first pajama day during the school’s spirit week!

The American Spirit

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Students at West End Elementary School recently showcased their patriotism during Constitution Day and Red, White and Blue Spirit Day.