waverlyWaverly Park Elementary School

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

Ms. Allison Banhazl
Nurse: Mrs. Grace Sarlo
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Margaret 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


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

Sharing the Love of Reading

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Students from Waverly Park Elementary School visited the Kindergarten Center on Feb. 7 to read to younger students as part of Waverly Park's PARP week. The students served as positive role models and did a great job sharing their love of reading with the kindergartners!

NY Islanders Player Shares Life Lessons with Students

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Third graders from Waverly Park Elementary School received a special visit from New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews on Jan. 24. The visit was organized by third grade teacher Jaclyn Miller who is a friend of Devon. The professional hockey player spoke with third grade students about how he began his hockey career, the importance of education, hard work and sportsmanship.

Students learned that Devon started playing hockey in Vancouver at the age of three and attended early morning hockey practices all throughout elementary school to build his skills. Devon spoke about the importance of doing well in school and how he attended Quinnipiac University. During his time there, he was drafted by the New York Islanders to play for their farm team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Unfortunately, Devon's plans to play for the actual New York Islanders were postponed when he hurt his shoulder and needed surgery. Students learned that he joined the New York Islanders team two years ago. Students were highly engaged as Devon answered questions and signed autographs for some lucky Islanders fans in the classroom.

“He is a great example of all that a professional athlete should be,” said Mrs. Miller.

Waverly Park Teacher Marks Milestone Art Museum Visit

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Third graders from Waverly Park Elementary School recently visited the Nassau County Museum of Art to tour and view artwork up close, sparking inspiration for when they re-enter the classroom.
The students visit the museum three times a year with their art educators and teachers. This particular visit was a special one for third grade teacher Jackie Miller who marked her 100th time at the museum. She was honored with flowers, a crown and a badge commemorating her milestone visit. Teachers, students, art educators and the director of the museum all applauded her.
During the museum visits, students partake in exercises based on the art at the museum and learn all about the different artists and their work. For some students this yearly program is their only opportunity to see artwork up close and personal. Students will get to use this year’s  theme of the four seasons for their next art project and bring their experience back into the classroom.