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meadowbrook

Meadowbrook Elementary School

241 Old Westbury Road
East Meadow, NY 11554


Principal: Ms. Kelly M. O'Brien

Assistant Principal: Ms. Gail Gallucci

 

Schedule: Grades K - 5 9:14am - 3:29pm


Important Phone Numbers

Main Office:
516-520-4400
Absence Hotline:
516-520-4408
Nurse's Office:
516-520-4400 x 3127
District Transportation:
516-478-5771

 Established in 1955 and part of the East Meadow School District, Meadowbrook Elementary School is a recognized New York State School of Excellence. Our school has a population of over 430 amazing students in grades K-5. We are located in East Meadow, less than one hour from New York City.

 

Reorganization Complete for East Meadow Board of Education

Reorganization Complete for East Meadow Board of Education

The Board of Education held the annual reorganization meeting on July 2 with two new trustees being sworn in.



Sharing Literacy in the East Meadow Community

Sharing Literacy in the East Meadow Community photo

Through careful planning and exceptional creativity, the district has built and installed “Little Free Libraries” at each of the five elementary school buildings. 

The initiative was initiated and implemented by District Director of Literacy and Funded Programs, Mr. Frank Lukasik.  Additionally, each individual library was constructed by East Meadow students enrolled in the district’s carpentry classes which are led by teachers Mr. Scott Stacy, Mr. John Scerbo, Mr. William Burke and Mr. Gregory Greco. 

There are more than 75,000 “Little Free Libraries” around the world in 85 countries. East Meadow joins the movement to share books, bring people together and create a community of readers.

The “Little Free Libraries” were installed for everyone in the community to promote literacy through book sharing. The district encourages readers to not only select a book to read, but to also add books to the collections at the elementary schools.

In addition to the installation of the “Little Free Libraries,” summer reading challenges have been created to spark excitement for the new resource and build a community of readers. Students are encouraged to visit the libraries, take a picture, post them to social media, tag @emeadowschools and/or the elementary school and use the #emeadowreads in the post. 

“The community can help by keeping this collection stocked with good reading material,” said Mr. Lukasik. “We hope everyone enjoys this precious gift to our community!” 



A Thankful Community

A Thankful Community photo

The district celebrated employee service and student success at the final Board of Education meeting of the school year on June 19.

Prior to the start of the Board of Education meeting, the district honored 12 staff members who are retiring at the end of the year. The retirees were joined by family members and friends, administration, staff and Board trustees for a special reception in their honor. The district thanked Judith Arabian, Jill Artus, Robin Boucher, Susan Byrne, Victor DeLiso, Thomas Feggler, Teresa Fjellstad, Gail Galluci, Janice Oldak, Cherly Safren, Jody Targove and Annemarie Viscuso for providing more than 300 years of combined service to East Meadow.

Also at the meeting, Director of Social Studies and 21st Century Learning, Jim Mendonis, and Director of Literacy and Funded Programs, Frank Lukasik, continued the meeting with a spotlight of W.T. Clarke Middle School students Faith Fuller and Shreejita Satpathy. Faith and Shreejita were presented certificates of excellence after qualifying for the New York State History Day Contest in Cooperstown that was held in April. The two earned the placement through their fourth-place finish at the Long Island History Day event held at Hofstra in March. The duo earned distinction with their Junior Group Documentary project titled, “Frances Oldham Kelsey: The Thalidomide Crisis.”

Accolades continued at the Board meeting as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr., presented a plaque of appreciation to PTA Council President Robin Fitzpatrick. Dr. Card thanked Mrs. Fitzpatrick for her dedication, service and contributions to the students and community for the past two years.

Outgoing board members Joseph Parisi and Marcee Rubinstein were then acknowledged by Board President Matthew Melnick for their years of service to the district and community as they completed their terms. 

“Congratulations to all of the honorees and retirees recognized tonight,” said Dr. Card. “Thank you for your years of dedicated service and commitment to the students and families of the East Meadow School District.”

 



Gallucci Garden Grows

Gallucci Garden Grows photo

Meadowbrook Elementary School presented a special thanks to retiring Assistant Principal Gail Gallucci on June 14, following a building-wide Flag Day Ceremony.

Principal Kelly Di Scalfani-O’Brien opened the surprise tribute to Ms. Gallucci and discussed how each grade prepared a special gift despite the difficulty of keeping the farewell party a secret. Students offered books, jokes and performances to honor Ms. Gallucci in her final weeks at Meadowbrook.

The ceremony was highlighted by the announcement that school’s garden will be renamed “Gallucci Garden,” and a redbud tree will be planted in her honor. The tree’s heart-shaped leaves represent the positive impact that Ms. Gallucci has left on the school community.  

“Thank you everyone for these tremendous gifts and recognitions,” said Ms. Gallucci. “I look forward to returning to Meadowbrook during my retirement to visit (and work in) ‘Gallucci Garden.’  I also look forward to seeing the students and staff as well.”

One Final Farewell for East Meadow Seniors

One Final Farewell for East Meadow Seniors photo

All five elementary schools throughout the district welcomed senior class members from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School for the district’s second annual “Senior Walk Through” on June 19.

The seniors returned to the elementary school they graduated from seven years ago to take one more tour of the building they grew up in before officially moving on from the district. Current elementary school students, staff and administration welcomed the Class of 2019 with cheers, signs and wishes of good luck and encouragement as they embark on their next chapter.

The district would like to thank the principals and staff from both high schools and each of the five elementary schools for continuing the tradition of honoring its graduates.