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

Principal: Deanna Sinito



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.


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Students Help Others with ‘Blessing Bags’

Students Help Others with ‘Blessing Bags’ photo
Earlier this school year, third-graders at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School created “blessing bags” for those in need. United by the spirit of altruism, the school community collected and donated toiletries and other essentials for those who are homeless or living in shelters. Students then packaged the items into individual bags. 

Every class at the school was asked to bring in two items to place in the bags. Donations included Band-Aids, hand sanitizer, socks, soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, cotton swabs and toothbrushes, among other items.

Teachers at the school were inspired to launch the project to reinforce in students the importance of caring for others who are in need. “We wanted them to realize that it indeed takes a village to truly care for everyone in a community, and that we can easily do our part and be a part of the solution,” said third-grade teacher Barbara Silkes.

Nearly 250 blessing bags were created and donated to the Terena Williams Glory House in Hempstead.

“The residents of the shelter were deeply appreciative and grateful,” Silkes said. “Teaching our students to care for and help those in need is a priceless life lesson.”

Cornwell Avenue Has the Code for Creativity

Cornwell Avenue Has the Code for Creativity photo
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Fifth-graders at Cornwell Avenue School participated in a coding project on April 19. Under the guidance of teacher Stacey Weinberg, they engaged in advance coding assignments using Google Sheets to create magic pixel art designs. 

Students worked in pairs to write code in a manner that formed an image. They designed their patterns, then selected number sentences and added code. Their goal was to have specific cells appear when the user correctly answers number sentences, with the final product being the full pixel art design. 

The activity incorporated various aspects of STEAM, including math and art, linking them to the coding lessons. 


Cornwell Avenue ’Lights It Up Blue’ in a Show of Support

Cornwell Avenue ’Lights It Up Blue’ in a Show of Support photo

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, students and staff at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School in the West Hempstead Union Free School District showcased their support with a “Light It Up Blue” event on April 20.

As part of the nationwide initiative, the school community dressed in blue, the campaign’s official color, to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder. Through a variety of activities, students enhanced their understanding of autism while fostering a collective appreciation for the differences that make those living with the disorder unique.

To further demonstrate their support, every student decorated a puzzle piece that will be displayed outside of the cafeteria.