west end photoWest End Elementary School

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

Leah Murray
Elementary Curriculum Coordinator: Mrs. Allison Curran
Nurse: Mrs. Susan Deery
Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Patricia LaBarbera
Typist Clerk: Mrs. Laurene Lang

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

How to Access Remote Learning

First Day and Daily Reminders 2021-2022

West End School Procedures

Meet Your Teacher Night
Noche de Conocer a Sus Maestros

Dear West End Families.

Welcome to the 2021 – 2022 school year! At West End we are looking forward to a wonderful year and I am hopeful for the opportunity to bring back old traditions and create news ones with you. Everyone in the building has been busy all summer preparing for a successful school year. I cannot wait to meet all our Champions here for in-person learning this year. Providing students with social emotional support as we transition back to a new normal will be our top priority as a school community.

Our school day will go back to a regular in person learning schedule providing students with content instruction in Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. With additional special-area instruction in Physical education, Art, Music, Library & Media. We look forward to meeting you at “Meet the Teacher Night,” which will be held in person on Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

West End prides itself on being an exemplary school, and this year we plan to continue that tradition. Please encourage your champion(s) to take a role in becoming a positive member of our school community by adhering to the Code of Conduct expectations and protocols. This document can be found on our school website under to Code of Conduct tab. As a district we will be following monthly themes that will support building our champion's character and readying them for the real world. Our September character education topic is Responsibility, and you can look for communication around our Responsibility work this September.

As students at the West End School and members of our school community, we have responsibilities. We should be respectful of our class, our grade, and our school. We should take pride in ourselves and in the work we produce. We should wear masks each day and be respectful of social distancing when possible.

Please adhere to the following school procedures to ensure a safe and productive school year:

* All students are expected to arrive at school between 8:20 – 8:30. Students will be marked later after 8:45AM.

* To avoid trip hazards, flip flops will not be permitted to be worn to school.

* Send your child(ren) with extra masks.

* Pets are not permitted on school property. Please stay across the street if you have a pet with you.

Thank you in advance for your support, cooperation, and flexibility this school year! Our theme this year at West End is to Rise Up and Shine Bright and that is what we plan to do! Have a wonderful school year and please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Leah Murray

Meet Mrs. Murray



Message from Principal Murray - July 2021


Meet the West End PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year!


First Grade Orientation Video




Extra Help Schedules 2021-2022 


COVID Tracking Form Directions


Elementary Parent Survey - Home Technology Readiness for Distance Learning


Current News

West End students engage in Thanksgiving STEAM challenge

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Third graders at West End Elementary School in the Lynbrook School District took part in a Thanksgiving-themed STEAM challenge.

Each student brought in a canned food item, then were challenged to create a table that would support the canned food using index cards and tape.

After the challenges were complete, the food was donated to a local food pantry.

Successful Sock-tober at West End

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Throughout the month of October, members of the West End Elementary School student council hosted “Sock-tober,” a community sock drive to collect new socks for children and adults in need. To spread awareness on the fundraiser, the members created posters publicizing the event. At the conclusion of the sock drive, 650 pairs were donated to the Soup to Nuts Kitchen, Bethany House, and the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.

“We are so incredibly grateful for our generous families and their donations for Sock-tober,” student council co-advisor Melissa Kulikowsky said. Added co-advisor Nicholas Swing, “We are very thankful to the Lynbrook community for making this project such a success.”

Students Explore Hispanic Culture with Virtual Experience

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Fifth grade students from West End Elementary School kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a special research project during their library periods. Guided by library media specialist Jacqueline Ryf, students recently used their laptops to go on a virtual journey through nine different Hispanic communities in the country.

The virtual tours were through Google Arts and Culture. The fifth graders had fun exploring and interacting with the different locations which ranged from California to Illinois. Ms. Ryf challenged the students to observe the surroundings and point out examples of Hispanic culture. The fifth graders found colorful artwork, Spanish architecture and ties to community as they visited the different spots.

During the next few weeks, the fifth graders will continue their Hispanic Heritage Month lesson and together, with the peers at their table, they will pick one of the nine Hispanic communities to research further. The students will serve as travel agents for their specific location and create advertisement posters promoting their Hispanic community and what they learned about it. By the end of the research project, students will have a better understanding of Hispanic culture and the world around them.