Marion Street Elementary School Building

Marion Street Elementary School

100 Marion Street
Lynbrook, NY, 11563
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-0295
School Nurse Telephone: 516-887-0296  

Principal: Mrs. Theresa Macchia
Nurse: Mrs. Janet Lecce
Principal's Secretary: Ms. Regina Fasullo
Clerk Typist: Mrs. Mary Musto

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 to Marion Street
Welcome to Marion Street Elementary School.  We pride ourselves on providing a rich learning environment for all of our students in grades one through five.  Our students are provided with the tools necessary to face a challenging curriculum. We strive to make every learning experience meaningful while also supporting the social and emotional well-being of our students.  

We hope that you find this information about our staff, programs, and PTA helpful. Welcome!

Current News

Voyager program students travel to The WaterFront Center

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Fifth graders Brooke Canty and Nicole Stimac seining during a visit at the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay.
The Lynbrook Public Schools Voyager program partnered up with The WaterFront Center to offer our students an opportunity to study about Long Island’s local waters and the importance of oyster reefs in those waters.

Voyagers were offered numerous hands-on learning experiences both in class and on site at the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay, NY. In class, students were able to learn about the life cycle of oysters and how they are integral to our local waters. Students became citizen scientists, using tools like calipers and scales to collect data for the WaterFront Center’s oyster restoration efforts.

On site, students learned about the beach, marsh & estuary. Students went seining for local species of fish. Additionally, students interacted with an invertebrate touch tank as they learned about what lives in the harbor.

The final study was done aboard a floating classroom, Christeen, a national historic landmark. Students hoisted sails and gathered information about our local ecosystem. They participated in a dredge and students left with a clear understanding of just how crucial oysters are to global ocean health.

“This was such an engaging and meaningful study,” Voyager instructor, Mrs. Teichman, shared. “The students can now educate others on the importance of supporting oyster restoration efforts.”

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 6/2/2023

Marion Street goes red, white and blue for patriotic sing-along

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Under the guidance of music teacher Mrs. Anna Upston, Marion Street Elementary School second graders performed patriotic songs on May 25.
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Students introduced each song before welcoming guests to sing along.
Marion Street Elementary School in the Lynbrook Public School district invited families on May 25 to welcome the Memorial Day weekend with patriotic songs.

Second graders were flanked by red, white and blue-themed artwork as they gathered to sing seven songs that celebrated American pride. Family members and loved ones were given the lyrics of each song so they could sing along to songs that included “America, The Beautiful,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle.” Students stepped up to introduce each song, which were performed under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Anna Upston.

Date Added: 5/30/2023

No Place for Hate

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Date Added: 5/15/2023

Lynbrook Schools cheer on ALS Ride for Life’s quest for a cure

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After extensive donation drives by students, members of the ALS Ride for Life Foundation visited Marion Street Elementary and Lynbrook North and South middle schools on May 8.

The tour of the community began at the middle schools, where ALS Ride for Life were cheered on by students and staff around the North Middle track and outside the South Middle front entrance. They made their way to Marion Street, where they were again greeted by signs and cheers, as well as a heartfelt singing performance by students. Each school presented a donation to the organization which works towards finding a cure for ALS. The annual visit by ALS Ride for Life has become a tradition that began at Marion Street, and the students look forward to welcoming them again next year.

Date Added: 5/11/2023

Lynbrook Board of Education holds April meeting

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The Lynbrook Public Schools Board of Education held its regular meeting at Lynbrook High School on April 18.

The Bern Seiderman Art Gallery presented its current exhibit titled “Pattern Palooza.” The exhibit features works from several grades that implement unique patterns, such as those on handbags made with fabric patterns sewn together by students, or collages inspired by artist Joanna Goodman. The Class Quilt is also featured, which is a creative and technical project that joined the works of dozens of students.
Next, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak recognized two winners in the PTA Reflections competition. West End Elementary School student Drex Farr was the overall winner in Nassau County across all age divisions and all art categories, ranking first out of 800 entries and earning him the Helen Vandermosten Arts in Education Award. Drex read his award-winning poem, titled “My Unique Voice,” to board trustees. Marion Street Elementary School student Zain Gaffoor was named a finalist for his photo, “I Am a Math Expert.”

The retirement of Paul Jankosky, who served for 22 years as a member of the Facilities Maintenance staff, was announced. Mr. Jankosky was presented with a plaque thanking him for his many years of service.

Two new teachers were welcomed into the district: Michael King, who will serve as a social studies teacher at Lynbrook High School, and Jodi Kossin, who will serve as a music teacher at West End.

The Lynbrook Council of PTA’s free Concert Clothing Swap will take place on May 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Lynbrook High School. All are welcome to find concert attire at no cost, including white shirts, black pants and black shoes in various sizes. They will also accept donations. Meet the Candidates will be held on May 1 at 7 p.m. at the high school.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee recently met and discussed future collaborations between the high school Diversity Club and the elementary schools and the Kindergarten Center, and the activities surrounding Women’s History Month, Autism Awareness Month and spring multicultural celebrations.
The board shared the first reading of Policy 6145, which will reflect the return of unspent monies to the Facilities Reserve.

Trustees directed the district to contact local legislators to assist in the approval of upcoming construction plans, which have been shared with the state with the goal of a summer start date.

Instructional Technology Coordinator Neil MacDermott and West End Reading Specialist Melissa Kulikowsky held a presentation on Smart Start, a new technology grant and partnership with BOCES. Thirteen teachers from all three elementary schools participated in this professional development opportunity that equipped them with new ways to utilize technology in instruction. The program caters to students with varying needs, such as those learning English as a second language. Various programs are involved, including Book Creator, FlipGrid and Padlet.
Trustees voted to adopt the BOCES Administrative Operations budget and voted in support of the reelection of board candidates Deborah Coates, Lawrence Greenstein and Eric Schultz.

All 105 registrants to the Universal Pre-Kindergarten lottery will be eligible for the free program. The program will be held at the Friedberg JCC and Tiny Tikes in Lynbrook.

Director of Guidance Laurie Mitchell held a presentation on the SEL Committee’s recommendation to move forward with a program entitled RULER. It is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that supports the entire school community.

Construction on the Waverly Park court has begun, and the high school library will soon be cleared of all books in preparation for renovations.
Trustees read sympathy resolutions for Alfred Peterson, who served as the principal of South Middle School for 15 years, and Brenda Arum, who served as a foreign language teacher at the high school for 27 years.

Trustees accepted donations of $12,604 from the Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc.; $3,000 from Lynbrook SEPTA; $1,000 from Community Chest South Shore; and $2,400 from the Marion Street PTA.

Date Added: 4/20/2023

Marion Street students fundraise for chance to pie a teacher

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On April 5, whipped cream flew through the gymnasium at Marion Street Elementary School as the community gathered for the thrilling culmination of the Pie Your Principal fundraiser.

Marion Street classes were challenged by the Student Council to raise money for ALS Ride For Life, a non-profit that supports research to find a cure for ALS. Each class worked hard to bring in the most donations for the chance to pie their principal, Mrs. Theresa Macchia, and other Marion Street staff members. Mr. Anthony Simone’s fourth grade class raised the most money, followed by Mrs. Kristen Keane’s third grade class and Mrs. Christina Toscano’s first grade class. The top three classes took turns tossing plates of whipped cream while their peers cheered them on. It was an unforgettable event for all.

The fundraiser was a huge success, and Ride For Life will visit Marion Street in May to receive the grand total collected by the Marion Street community.

Date Added: 4/7/2023