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252 Chestnut Street,
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3150
Fax: (516) 390-3152

Principal & Director of ENL: Faith Tripp




The West Hempstead Union Free School District recognizes the unique value of each student. It is dedicated to the success of each student based on the highest standards of excellence in education. Each student will be challenged to achieve mastery in all subject areas in an educational atmosphere that strives to build positive self- esteem, mutual respect for others, and life-long quest for learning.


February Parent Newsletter


Parent University Presentation 2020 (English)
Parent University Presentation 2020 (Spanish)


Chestnut Parent Orientation Presentation


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Global School Play Day at Chestnut Street

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Kindergarten students at Chestnut Street School celebrated Global School Play Day on Feb. 5. Global School Play Day is a worldwide event encouraging unstructured playtime for students.


Chestnut Street Holds Fourth Annual Parent University

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More than 40 families of kindergarten students gathered at Chestnut Street School for the fourth annual Parent University on Jan. 27. Principal Faith Tripp worked together with a team of volunteer teachers and community members to execute the evening of workshops for parents and students.

Parents were divided into small group workshops revolving around basic literacy and mathematical concepts expected for kindergarten readiness. Both English and Spanish sessions were available for parents to attend. Two representatives from the West Hempstead Public Library, Pia Ramirez and Kerry Nugent, were also in attendance to talk about programs available at the library for the community.

Meanwhile, kindergarten students created magnets with Annalee Ickowics from the West Hempstead Community Scholarship Fund. West Hempstead students from the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society and the Key Club assisted with the activity as well.

The students rejoined their parents to engage in some of the skills they learned, including math card games and interactive reading. Parents were provided with a take-home folder of resources to model the practices in their homes.

“Parent University continues to grow each year,” said Principal Faith Tripp. “I am grateful for the parents, teachers and community members who work together to ensure our students are engaged in activities that promote their success.”

Happy 107th Birthday Chestnut Street!

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The Chestnut Street School celebrated its 107th anniversary on Jan. 17. Students were able to ring a mini replica of the Chestnut Street bell and sing happy birthday over the loudspeaker. As students left for dismissal, administrators rang the building’s bell so students could hear the celebration on their walk home. Special thanks to John Shaud and Toni Janek from the West Hempstead Historical Society and thank you to the community for over a hundred years of support! 

Holiday Joy In West Hempstead Schools

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Students from the West Hempstead High School Chamber Chorus visited the Chestnut Street School kindergarteners for an annual holiday concert on Dec. 20. 

The Chamber Choir led the kindergarten students in holiday tunes. The high school students closed the show with a special rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” in preparation for a very special guest. Santa Claus surprised the students, joining them in the Chestnut Street auditorium with treats in tow.  

Special thanks to music teacher Ms. Diana Minerva and Chestnut Street School Principal Faith Tripp for organizing the annual event. 


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