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parkway

465 Bellmore Rd
East Meadow, NY 11554

Main Office: (516) 679-3500
Fax #:
(516) 679-3507
Hotline:
(516) 228-5232



Principal:
Mrs. Jamie Mack

Assistant Principal: Ms. Janine Farinella

School Hours: Kindergarten thru Grade 5: 9:14 -3:29PM

 

 

Parkway Pride

Parkway Elementary School is an integral part of our community. Students are invited to discover, experiment, invent, and dream in our child-centered classrooms. The staff strives to advance the achievement of all students by creating and maintaining an academically rigorous environment where students are supported and nurtured so that all of them have the opportunity to meet their maximum potential.

Educating the students of Parkway is truly a team effort. We are proud of our highly involved and active PTA. Members work closely with our administration, teachers and staff to provide a wide array of programs and activities that are integrated with our curriculum. As a team, we emphasize and promote a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in all of our efforts to enrich and educate our students.

It is our goal to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of each individual student and help each one of them strengthen their character. We pride ourselves in our ability to foster a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in all of its efforts to enrich and educate our students. With the efforts of our dedicated staff and the home/school connection, we strive to ensure excellence in education for all our children.

 

Current News

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.”

 



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. 



Honoring the Stars and Stripes

Honoring the Stars and Stripes

The district honored Flag Day on June 14 across all four elementary schools. Special morning ceremonies at each building welcomed students, staff and community members. 

Barnum Woods, Bowling Green, Meadowbrook and Parkway elementary schools took their tributes outside, where student bands performed and administrators addressed the significance of Flag Day and the country’s flag. 

Barnum Woods extended the celebration with the annual wellness walk through the surrounding neighborhood with students waving American flags. At Meadowbrook, the school hosted a surprise recognition ceremony to honor retiring Assistant Principal Gail Gallucci.

“Thank you to all students, staff and community members, including those that serve, that helped us celebrate Flag Day throughout East Meadow,” said Superintendent of Schools Kenneth A. Card, Jr.