Waverly Park Elementary School

320 Waverly Avenue
East Rockaway, NY, 11518
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-6589
School Nurse Telephone: 516-887-6587


Principal:
Ms. A. Banhazl
Nurse: Mrs. G. Sarlo
Clerical: Mrs. M. Marchell

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

 

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Welcome to Waverly Park
Welcome to the Waverly Park Website. Our website is designed to serve as a window into our school community. Information about programs and activities, our PTA, links to individual teacher websites, as well as events taking place in our school can be found here.

Our school is a true learning community where children thrive. The combination of our teaching staff supported by our caring and involved parents is at the heart of our school's success.

Current News

Lynbrook Students Recognized in STEM Competition

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Five teams of students from throughout the district were recognized as honorable mention award recipients for their projects in the 2019 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision STEM competition. Open to students in grades K-12, the competition challenges teams of two to four students to test their science and technology skills by designing a technological device for the future. Receiving the honorable mention award placed the projects among the top 10% of all ExploraVision projects submitted to the competition this year.

Two fifth grade teams from Waverly Park Elementary School and their projects, Healthy Teeth Toothbrush Pro (Maha Ajmal, Charlie Horton, Julia Palay) and J Squared Headwear (Jake Giddings, Jake Palay), earned honorable mention in the competition, as well as two fifth grade teams from Marion Street Elementary School and their projects, SphingoDonor (Julian Galo, Colin Linzer, Gianna Mastrande) and TherapyME (Aidan Michaels, Kaden Rogers, Payton Stalter, Thomas Dunne). All students completed the projects with the guidance of teacher Corinne Teichman while in the district’s Voyager Program. Voyager students from West End Elementary School also worked extremely hard and submitted entries into the competition. 

Throughout the project process, the elementary students were mentored by science research students from Lynbrook High School. The high school students offered feedback on the projects and provided advice through the digital note-taking platform, Microsoft OneNote and video conference platform, Skype. 

“The high school mentors gave us a lot of suggestions and spoke with us about what was to come in the future with this project,” said Waverly Park fifth grader Julia Palay. “They also had a base of knowledge about what we were doing so they helped us the best that they could and we really enjoyed their help.” 

In addition, under the direction of science teacher Charles Vessalico, a team of students from Lynbrook High School were also selected as honorable mention award recipients for their entry in the competition. Sophomores Dylan Moreida and Joshua Santoro were recognized for their project “Stroke Detection and Tissue Plasminogen Activator Via an Implantable Device.” 

Congratulations to all the students!

Waverly Students Participate in “Sip and See” Activity

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Waverly Park Elementary School students in third and fourth grade recently collaborated in a Writer’s Workshop titled “Sip and See!” The students shared their informational writing and poetry books with their peers while sipping lemonade and ice tea. It was a wonderful way for the students to get together and showcase their hard work and creativity. 
 

Students Seek to Bring Smiles to Hospital-Bound Children

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Waverly Park Elementary School third- and fourth-graders recently participated in the Starlight Children’s Foundation My Starlight Gown Contest. Students entered the contest after being inspired by the book “Come With Me” by Holly M. McGhee, encouraging readers to make the world a better place. The My Starlight Gown Contest welcomes kids and families to design their own original hospital gowns to bring happiness to hospitalized children. 

The contest is sponsored by Niagara Cares and partners with Scholastic, who with every entry, will give a book to a child in the hospital. Waverly Park students illustrated their designs on the Starlight Gown template and submitted their creations. The designs will be judged in April on effort, originality, creativity and appropriateness of the gown design. Finalists will be announced in May and the two winning designs will be made into real Starlight Gowns for hospitalized children across the country to wear. 

Waverly Park students enjoyed putting their creative ideas to paper with their unique contest entries. The activity not only spotlighted the importance of compassion but also showed students how they can make their mark on the world.  
 

Students Cover Others With Kindness

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Waverly Park Elementary School first- and second-graders recently learned the meaning of kindness and inclusion during their library periods with library media specialist Meghan Ceglie. Kicking off the lesson on World Down Syndrome Day, Mrs. Ceglie read the book “The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates to classes, which highlighted the importance of welcoming others in and always having room to share. 

After the reading, the students gathered at tables in the school library to create their own big umbrella. The activity allowed students to reflect on the book while drawing and illustrating who would be under their big umbrella. Students listed friends, family, teachers and more. They also included positive words about what the big umbrella means to them such as kindness, love and friendship. After each student completed their worksheet, Mrs. Ceglie proudly displayed their creations in the hallway to inspire others.