MANDALAY FEATURED IN NEWSDAY FUTURECORPS!
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Welcome To Mandalay School!
Lighting the path of learning through home, school and community.
Welcome to the Mandalay School Website!
We are the smallest of three elementary schools in the district, located in the southernmost portion of the Wantagh community. Our size fosters a “family” atmosphere and personalized attention for our students. Our school is situated on acres of land surrounded by a park, with a marina on one side and homes on the other. It is a one-story building with courtyards and many windows that is, by design a bright, cheerful environment. A lighthouse and nautical theme have symbolized our school since it was erected near the coast in 1957.
The motto which guides the operation of our school, “Lighting the Path of Learning – Home, School, Community,” gives evidence that partnerships are at the core of our school mission. The energy that supports our “light” comes from the collaborative efforts of teachers, administrators, staff, students, parents, and community, who work together for a common purpose: the education and well-being of our children. During my years as Principal, our school has been recognized as a U.S. School of Excellence, and cited for “Overall Excellence” by the “America's Best Schools Project” of Redbook magazine. I have had the privilege of serving on the Blue Ribbon Schools Review Panel in Washington, D.C.
Simply put, our school is a wonderful place to visit, and an even better place to stay. Those who learn and work here consider themselves very fortunate!
Thank you for visiting our website.
Lynne D'Agostino, EdD
Under The Sea Cupcake Dance Was a Sweet Success!
Mandalay Elementary School held their first Under The Sea themed Cupcake Dance as a fundraiser for a new playground. The dance had everything you would want at a fun event…artistic face painting, custom balloon creations, a DJ that played great songs and had the kids playing games and dancing and, of course, loads of delicious cupcakes! The hit of the night had to be the debut of the new school mascot, Bubbles the Dolphin! The students actually voted by ballot that night for the name of the mascot and Bubbles was the winner! A big thank you to everyone that volunteered their time and efforts to make the dance such a success, including members of the Wantagh High School National Art Honor Society who lent their artistic talents to face painting and all the bakers who donated so many sweet treats. The Under The Sea Dance went so swimmingly that it might become an annual event!