waverlyWaverly Park Elementary School

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


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Principal: Ms. Allison Banhazl
Nurse: Mrs. Grace Sarlo
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Margaret Marchell
Typist Clerk: Mrs. Charmaine Sorbara 

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 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.

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Current News

Reading Connects Lynbrook Students

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The PTAs of Marion Street, Waverly Park and West End elementary schools recently joined forces to create Lynbrook’s first unified Pick A Reading Partner celebration. With the chosen theme of “Reading Connects Us,” administrators, families, teachers and the community came together to make the week-long celebration of reading a success for both remote and in-person students.

All students were gifted the book “The Magnificent Makers #1: How to Test a Friendship” and enjoyed a virtual visit from the author Theanne Griffith. Students who finished the book were eligible to enter a contest to attend a special virtual author meet and greet. School librarians Meghan Ceglie, Heather LaBarbera and Marie Sarro-Pizarro also helped to arrange video read alouds which were recorded by Lynbrook administrators and shared with all classes.

In addition, students were able to extend their excitement for the book’s science theme by participating in a science dress up day at school. They were also encouraged to visit the East Rockaway and Lynbrook Public libraries to pick up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) kits to build at home. Students who sent in photos of their PARP fun were entered to win gift card prizes from local Lynbrook businesses as well as the next books in the Magnificent Makers series.

Waverly Park Students Put Their Love for Reading into Overdrive

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Led by library media specialist Meghan Ceglie, first and second graders from Waverly Park Elementary School celebrated Read Across America during the week of March 1 with many diverse stories and activities. Read Across America is observed each year by the National Education Association and encourages children to read more books and get excited about reading.

Each day after reading a book, Waverly Park students colored in a state that the author was from on a map and practiced story elements and social-emotional learning based on the book they read. The students also had the opportunity to dress up each day during the week. From dressing as a famous American, to wearing something that represented their family’s heritage, the students learned so much about each other. At home, the students decorated cars which included pictures of their family and the title of their favorite books.

During the week, one of the first grade classes had a visit from a special guest reader, Dr. Gerard Beleckas, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment. The culminating activity for all first and second grade classes was decorating a “souvenir” T-shirt, which showcased their favorite book from the week and each student earned their own driver’s license to read.