west end photoWest End Elementary School

30 Clark Avenue
Lynbrook, NY, 11563
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-0288
School Nurse Telephone:
516-887-6570

 

Happy Holidays from Ms. Troici's 1st Grade Class Class!

 

 

 

 

Extra Help Schedules 2020-2021 

How to Access Remote Learning

   

VIRTUAL STEAM MEETING! Monday at 5pm

 

 

COVID Tracking Form Directions

West End Weekly Newsletters/Boletines semanales del West End

Parent Workshop: Setting the Stage for a Successful School Year

 

Principal: Dr. Cindy S. Lee
Elementary Curriculum Coordinator: Mrs. Allison Curran
Nurse: Mrs. Susan Deery
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Patricia LaBarbera
Typist Clerk: Mrs. Carmen Venezian


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

 

Elementary Parent Survey - Home Technology Readiness for Distance Learning

 

First Grade Orientation

 

 

Dear West End Families,

I am both excited and anxious to begin what will most definitely be a school year for the history books! This year our priorities are mental health, what is often referred to as SEL (social emotional learning), physical health (mitigating the spread of COVID-19), and instruction. Our students will engage in either remote (green) or in person (gold) instruction. So much has happened since we last saw one another in March, and when you enter the building this year, it will look very different.

Things that we used to do like sitting side by side, sharing classroom supplies, holding hands, and playing with gym equipment, we will no longer be able to do for now. In order to stay safe, we will have to socially distance ourselves at all times in all places in the building. Just because we have to be safe, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! We will still try to have good old West End fun in new and safe ways!

It is important that you know that just because we have to wear a mask daily and give each other space to be safe, we are the same staff of Superstars who taught, loved, and cared for your children before COVID. My staff and I have been working day and night on daily operations and ask for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we determine the best ways to educate your children under these unique circumstances. Plans for daily operations are fluid and are subject to change for improvement, so look out for home connection communications often.

Remember that West End is the home of the Champions, and with a Champion’s mindset, success will always be an option, under any circumstance!

Looking forward to an interesting and unique year!

With warmest regards,


Dr. C. S. Lee
Principal

“The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.”
John Ciardi


Current News

New Year, New Mindset

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To kick-start 2021, West End Elementary School students embarked on mindfulness adventures guided by school library media specialist Heather LaBarbera. Each grade began learning foundational vocabulary such as mindfulness, peace, tranquility and positive self-talk. They were also led into meditative and yoga practices, explored breathing tools and learned to practice positive self-talk to build upon their self-love.
   
As part of their mindfulness activities, fourth grade classes participated in the One Word Project. After receiving a list of words, each student selected a word that resonated the most with them and designed a large label of their word for their own daily recall. They were encouraged to decorate the word with bright colors to instill calm, happiness and peace within themselves. The students then placed their word on or in their desk or in another spot where they would see it each day.
   
“In lieu of a New Year Resolution activity, I wanted to allow the students to build in a mindful manner and obtain the responsibility of choice in choosing ‘their word,’” said Ms. LaBarbera. “The students completed this activity after completing a Kahoot! to introduce the new vocabulary such as ‘positive self-talk’ and ‘mindfulness.’”
  
The One Word Project allowed West End fourth graders to bring this vocabulary to life and self-reflect as they take on the new year ahead. 
 

West End Students Collect Toys for Families in Need

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West End Student Council members recently held a toy drive for families in need this holiday season and collected piles of new toys, games and craft sets. The donations will be delivered to Toys for Tots and to local families to make their holidays brighter.
 
With the help of student council advisers Heather LaBarbera and Melissa Kulikowsky, the fourth and fifth grade student council members rolled up their sleeves and wrapped the donated toys with gloves on in the school library. Due to the current health crisis, all of the donated toys were quarantined before being wrapped and donated. The student council members would like to thank the West End Elementary School community for their support and generosity this holiday season. 
 

Crafting for a Cause

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Student council members from West End Elementary School recently hosted a virtual craft night in lieu of their traditional food drive for the holidays.
 
Led by student council advisers Heather LaBarbera and Melissa Kulikowsky, West End students who were interested in participating could purchase a bag of craft materials for $5 and receive a Cisco Webex meeting link to join the craft night. Approximately 80 students participated in the special event and together, the school raised $390 which the student council will be donating to the food pantry at Our Lady of Peace to support the community in need this Thanksgiving.