waverlyWaverly Park Elementary School

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

Principal: Mrs. Allison Campbell
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


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, 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

Waverly Park students embark on Caldecott adventure

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Throughout the month of January, Waverly Park Elementary School students have been embarking on a Caldecott adventure under the guidance of librarian Mrs. Heather Cocozza.

Each January, the Association for Library Services to Children awards one distinguished American Picture book with the Caldecott Medal. Caldecott Honors are awarded to a few other titles that are recognized for excellence in their book's illustrations.

Waverly Wonders were provided the opportunity to become the judges for Waverly Caldecott 2023! The students reviewed and analyzed the illustrations of five select titles from the Waverly Park Library. While using a rubric, the students traveled from table to table to work with peers and engage in discussion on the illustrations. The criteria they utilized were derived from that of the real Caldecott analysis. For each criterion, the students had to rate the titles on a scale from 1-5 (5 being the best).

The criteria were as follows:
- Excellence in the book cover: Choose your favorite book cover.
- Are the images throughout the book essential or important to the overall story? (Are the images pivotal to the telling of this story)
- Do the images tell the story well throughout the book? (Are the images cohesive and fluid with the story throughout the whole book?)

Using their Learning Management Systems, Seesaw and Schoology, the students used their rubric of criteria to vote for their favorite book to be awarded the Waverly Caldecott, and their “runner up” to be awarded the Waverly Caldecott Honor. Students analyzed “Change Sings” by Amanda Gorman, “Milo Imagines the World” by Matt de la Pena, “The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh” by Supriya Kelkar, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” by Mac Barnett, and “Eddie the Bully” by Henry Cole.

Through analysis and consideration, the Waverly Park students awarded the title “Change Sings” as the 2023 Waverly Caldecott winner, and “Eddie the Bully” as the Waverly Caldecott Honoree!

Date Added: 2/1/2023

Lynbrook Schools Recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Students throughout the Lynbrook Public School District recognized the millions who were massacred during the Holocaust in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27.

At North and South middle schools and Lynbrook High School, eighth and tenth graders gathered to view “The Barn,” a sobering documentary that features Rachel Kastner and her grandfather, Karl Shapiro, as they follow his story of survival in the face of unspeakable evil. In Ukraine, a Polish farmer hid Karl and seventeen other Jews for a year and a half in a secret basement underneath his barn. The emotional journey takes Rachel and Karl to the place Karl swore he would never return. Although the memories were difficult to recount, Rachel experienced the tight living conditions her grandfather lived through and understood the insurmountable odds he overcame to survive.

The students watched attentively and empathetically connected to the struggle Karl experienced not long ago. Rachel joined the livestream of the documentary and spoke to students to answer questions about the experience. Students submitted engaging questions about the things she learned about her family and the many Jews attacked during the Holocaust. Rachel’s story exemplified the importance of passing down such stories through generations.

At the elementary schools, students honored the victims and their families through artistic expression. Beautiful butterfly murals stand at Marion Street, Waverly Park and West End, which acknowledge the individuals lost and promote messages of hope. West End students met virtually in the morning as Principal Leah Murray read the book, “Martin and Anne,” by Nancy Churnin, which recounts the struggles of Marin Luther King Jr. and Anne Frank, who were born the same year. Fifth graders in social studies classes at each building engaged in lessons about the Holocaust, emphasizing the importance of recognizing this harrowing event.

Date Added: 1/27/2023

Waverly Park Students Code Against the Clock

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Students throughout Waverly Park Elementary School in the Lynbrook Public School District crafted lines of code during the Hour of Code activity on Dec. 6.

The Hour of Code is a global computer science event that empowers students to create the world of tomorrow. Using their laptops, students tackled a coding goal to be completed within an hour. In Josie Botwinick’s fifth grade class, students selected a virtual character and applied code to animate its limbs, head and body to dance to a tune. Some projects included multiple characters and animation techniques to make the dance pop. The collaborative platform used allowed students to stand at the front of the class and present their animation to their peers.

Date Added: 12/9/2022