347 William St, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3130

Principal: Michelle Notti





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 a life-long quest for learning.


Winter Newsletter

Winter Concert Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents/Guardians - Parent-Teacher Conferences and Dismissal Information

Halloween Happenings - Parade Flyer

Red Ribbon Week Parent Letter

Welcome Back

Back-to-School Night is on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

ESL Parent Meeting – 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Library

Session One – Grades 1, 2, 3, Ms. Niclas/Ms. Looman’s Classes – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Session Two – Grades 4, 5, Ms. Reetz’s Class – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Special Area Teachers – Available 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.

2016-2017 Parent University Workshop Series Information



Video: Gingerbread of George Washington

First-graders at George Washington Elementary School created gingerbread rod puppets with the help of the Center for Puppetry Arts, located in Atlanta, Georgia, on Dec. 15.

The students participated in a videoconference with the center’s education program director, Mr. Jeffery, who discussed the history of gingerbread and explained that not all children around the world eat it. He also shared the ingredients needed to bake gingerbread.

In addition, Mr. Jeffery compared several stories related to the classic “Gingerbread Man” tale, from “The Runaway Rice Cake” by Ying Chang Compestine and “The Musubi Man” by Sandi Takayama to “The Gingerbread Boy” by Paul Galdone, identifying the similarities and differences between each book.

After watching a puppet show of “The Gingerbread Boy,” the first-graders followed step-by-step instructions to assemble their own gingerbread boys and girls. They fastened the torsos, bellies and legs together and taped two bendable straws to the tops and backs of their gingerbread personas to make them move around and dance.

George Washington Gives Thanks


It was a time of gratitude and reflection as first-graders at George Washington Elementary School gave thanks to their teachers and families on Nov. 18 during their “Thanksgiving Treasures” presentation.

Dressed in handmade turkey costumes and feathered hats, the students performed songs such as “Give Thanks,” “Albuquerque Turkey” and “I’m an Indian Child” for an audience of family members and school staff in the auditorium. After every song, the classes shared what they were thankful for this holiday season, a list that included families, siblings and friends.

Following the ceremony, the students and their families celebrated in the cafeteria with snacks and juice.