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250 Cornwell Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3140
Fax: (516) 489-0365

Principal: Deanna Sinito
Grades 1-3


Stranger Danger Letter - October 23

Parent Teacher Conferences

Teacher Reacher Parent Guide

Teacher Reacher Video Tutorial - English

Teacher Reacher Video Tutorial - Spanish

Letter Regarding Emergency Early Dismissal Drill

NWEA Testing

MAPGrowth Test Prep (English) (Spanish)

MAPGrowth Test Prep - iPads (English) (Spanish)

Attention: Picture day is cancelled for tomorrow due to weather conditions. It will be rescheduled for October 28th for Cohort A students and distant learners A-L. Picture day for Monday, October 19th is still on as planned.

Picture Day Schedule


Special Days for the 2020-2021 School Year


Materials Pick Up - Fall 2020


First Grade Options At Home


#RamResolve Principal Series Parent Presentation

Virtual meeting for families - Friday, August 28, 10:00 am.

Submit Questions: Virtual Parents Meeting - August, 28, 10:00 am.


Supply Lists 20-21


Summer Assignments and Letters


Art Travelers Times Newspaper


Tour for incoming first grade ‘20 - ‘21


Letter to Parents for End of Year Closing (English) (Spanish)


Read Aloud Video


A Message from Cornwell Avenue


7 Free At-Home Reading Activities 


Afterschool Program in West Hempstead


Holiday Halls Permission Slip (English) (Spanish)


Back to School Night 2019-2020


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.

On behalf of the Cornwell Avenue Elementary School – The Primary Center, it is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you and your child to the start of a new school year! We will be hosting open houses and welcome you and your child to take self-guided tours of our building and visit classrooms. Please note staff will not be in during this time. Our open house time is as follows:

August 29th - 10:00 am


Re-Registration for All Present 3rd Grade Students


Elementary Last Days of School Information - English
Elementary Last Days of School Information - Spanish


SCOPE Summer Program

English Registration Flyer

Spanish Registration Flyer


CA Letter to Parents - April 2019


View Photo Albums


School Supply Lists can be found in the Virtual Backpack


SYNC Audio Books for Summer 2017

Valentines for Veterans

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Assemblywoman Judy Griffin visited Cornwell Avenue on Feb. 5 to pick up handmade valentine’s for local veterans and active military personnel serving overseas. Members of the student council, with the guidance of student council faculty adviser Edna Messina, organized the activity.

Forces In Motion at Cornwell Avenue

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Third grade students at Cornwell Avenue in the West Hempstead School District were recently introduced to friction and gravity with the Great Slide Challenge, which is a part of their forces and motion science unit. Each group made a model of a slide using a stack of books and pieces of cardboard, paper or any other materials they had available to them. Students worked together to test which materials have the most and least friction and which angle would provide the most speed.

“The children had a wonderful time learning and working together cooperatively,” teacher Barbara Silkes said.

Reopening Information

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Click here to visit the reopening page

Letter to Parents and Guardians Regarding Meals - September 1, 2020

Hybrid Letter to the Community - August 12, 2020

Letter to the Community - July 31, 2020