west end photoWest End Elementary School

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

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




Welcome Back West End Families!

I am a very fortunate principal! Words cannot express how excited and eager I am to continue another year with you as principal of the fabulous West End Elementary School!  We are back to business and embarking on what I hope will be another amazing school year! 

At West End we strive to encourage, support, inspire, and challenge our students to become critical thinkers, and peacemakers. Pillars of character such as respect, kindness, honesty, responsibility, and cooperation are integrated into all aspects of our curriculum and school life. Our outstanding teachers and staff have spent countless hours beautifying classrooms and mapping out instruction and character education to ensure that our children have an unbelievable year.  We understand the importance of establishing an environment conducive to learning; a climate where students are able to reach their potential and attain academic success because they are supported socially, emotionally and intellectually.  Our students are our Champions and we are here to make sure they achieve their personal best each and every day.

I am so thankful and proud of the positive home/school connections that we have established over the year and hope that our partnership will continue to grow stronger.  I am happy to share that our PTA has worked all summer to plan a year chock full of cultural arts presentations and events for our children.

I am, once again, honored to be your principal! We have an amazing school filled with awesome children who are eager to learn and do the right thing.  It is truly an honor to work closely with such a dedicated community of educators and parents! I look forward to another thrilling and stimulating year ahead as West End continues to be a school where "children come first."

With warmest regards,

Dr. C. S. Lee

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

Current News

West End Students Celebrate Polar Express Day

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In honor of the winter season, first and second grade students from West End Elementary School celebrated Polar Express Day on Dec. 20. Students were encouraged to wear their pajamas to school as they visited different classrooms and participated in various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) activities. This included putting their creativity to the test by creating snowflakes, penguins, snowmen and reindeer-directed drawings. The students had a great time! 

West End Students Celebrate the Season of Giving

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Throughout December, members of the West End Elementary School Student Council facilitated their annual toy drive with the help of advisors Lori Gus and Jacqueline McDougal. The students collected more than 150 toys and generously received toy donations from the Lynbrook Police Department to support West End families in need this holiday season.

In addition, the student council collected approximately $600 from West End staff members. Third grader Sophia Goumennyi also raised money to support the toy drive from raking leaves. Due to her hard work and kindness, she received an honorary student council member T-shirt and a West End Champion bracelet. All the money that was raised during the toy drive was used to purchase some sports items such as basketballs and footballs, art kits, fuzzy blankets and pajamas. The money was also used to purchase gift certificates to a local pizza eatery. All donations were wrapped and distributed locally to West End families in need.

Thank You, Lynbrook Police Department!

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The Lynbrook Police Department donated toys to West End's toy drive, coordinated by the West End Student Council. Pictured is officer Rob Meir, student council advisor Mrs. Lori Gus, Principal Dr. Cindy S. Lee, student council advisor Mrs. Jaqueline McDougal and Sergeant Anthony Falsitta. Thank you, LPD! 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

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Members of the West End Student Council sorted and packaged food supplies they collected this Thanksgiving. As always, West End families were beyond generous with their donations!

Collaboration Takes Flight During West End STEAM Night

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West End Elementary School recently hosted its annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Night for students and their families. One hundred-fifty students attended the event with their special guests, while more than 40 Molloy College students planned and facilitated the STEAM activities throughout the evening. West End science teacher Annmarie Roth partners with Molloy College professor Francine Wisnewski each year to host the fun-filled night of collaboration, creativity, innovation and problem-solving.
Mrs. Roth and Professor Wisnewski worked together from Sept. to Nov. to organize and plan all the details for the STEAM Night. Prior to the event, Mrs. Roth visited Molloy College to meet with the college students who are pursuing a career in education. She taught them about the engineering design process and how to plan successful STEAM activities.
Each student and their special guests attended two STEAM sessions during the STEAM Night. Some of the STEAM challenges included building a wrecking ball machine, designing and creating ScribbleBots, building a catapult to get a mini basketball through a hoop and creating a wind powered boat.

West End Students Perform Mini Musical

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Before the Thanksgiving Recess, West End Elementary School first graders performed a mini musical titled “Thanksgiving Treasure,” complete with speaking parts, dancing and singing. The theme of the play centered around the true meaning of Thanksgiving, giving thanks for all that are true treasures in life. This includes family, friends, food, shelter, clothing and good health. Under the direction of music teacher Maria Stella Kruh, the students had a great time practicing and performing for their family members!

West End Shows Support for Injured Officer

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Students at West End Elementary School recently created 125 get well soon cards for a Lynbrook police officer who was struck by a vehicle during an auto accident investigation. Fifth grader Emma Murphy presented the cards to Lynbrook Police Chief Paladino to give to the officer. Great job, West End!