west end photoWest End Elementary School

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


West End Graduation 2020

Summer Enrichment Program 2020


Summer Reading Program 2020

How to talk to kids about Race and Racism

Lynbrook UFSD COVID-19 Response Plan Q&A

Plan de respuesta Lynbrook UFSD COVID-19 Preguntas y respuestas

Mental Health Resources for Parents During COVID-19

West End Weekly Newsletters/Boletines semanales del West End


3/17 Important Message from Dr. Lee Regarding COVID-19 (English) (Español)

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


First Grade Orientation



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

A Special Send-Off for Lynbrook’s Fifth Grade Graduates

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marion Street, Waverly Park and West End elementary schools were unable to hold their traditional graduation ceremonies. That did not stop the principals and faculty though from making the moving up events special for their fifth grade graduates. The Class of 2020 moved up to middle school in style with festive drive-through graduation celebrations on June 15. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak and board members were present at all three events to support the graduates and congratulate them.

At Marion Street Elementary School, staff members lined the sidewalk outside the school with banners and signs to cheer on the graduates as they drove with their families down the street. Cars were decorated with balloons, colorful signs, window paint and more to mark the special occasion. At the end of the street, Principal Theresa Macchia announced each graduates name as they pulled up in their car. She also handed them a graduation goodie bag and congratulated them before they drove under the large balloon arch into the next chapter of their academic journey. In addition, Marion Street retirees Steve Freifeld and Marianna Flannery were honored during the event. They sat in lawn chairs on the sidewalk with matching T-shirts and crowns and waved to the graduates as they passed. At the end of the event, the Marion Street staff conducted a special send-off for the retirees.

Waverly Park Principal Allison Banhazl and staff members also transformed the outside of their school building into a graduation celebration. Fifth grade teachers kicked off the ceremony by walking up the circle of the school in green caps and gowns. One by one, each graduate was announced by Ms. Banhazl as they drove up in their decorated cars to the school with their families. Staff members cheered them on as they made the drive to the podium. Fifth grade teachers gifted each graduate with a goodie bag and certificate. Students also posed for a photo in a large cardboard Class of 2020 picture frame.

At West End Elementary School, a white and red balloon arch at the entrance of the school parking lot welcomed fifth grade graduates to their graduation celebration. Each class arrived at a designated time where the fifth grade teachers, wearing matching outfits and graduation sashes, were eager to greet them. Students and their loved ones entered the parking lot in their decorated vehicles as Dr. Lee announced each graduates name and any special awards they received. Each student was also presented with a gift from their teacher and the PTA. A DJ filled the parking lot with upbeat music, staff members and several Lynbrook North Middle School students held signs and cheered on the Class of 2020, and a photographer took a photo of each student in their car.

Prior to the drive-through graduations, each school also posted a graduation video for students and families to watch on the district website.