MANDALAY FEATURED IN NEWSDAY FUTURECORPS!
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MANDALAY BOOK DRIVE GETS A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE BOOK FAIRIES!
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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
MANDALAY IS KEEN ON GREEN
Special Events Day at Mandalay Elementary School celebrated all things green! Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to learn how to help the environment in fun new ways. The Mandalay PTA provided hands-on projects and even sponsored a science show by Mad Science of Long Island. Students had the opportunity to repurpose used juice pouches into cell phone carriers or eyeglass cases. Students also decorated magnets to remind them to be green at home as well.
Classes were entertained by the antics of Professor Will and his assistant, Hurricane Hannah as they demonstrated water conservation while brushing your teeth. They also used volunteers from the audience to go head to head in the “Great Packing Peanut Race” which demonstrated the difference between Styrofoam, which never, ever decomposes and greener alternatives that break down immediately upon contact with moisture.
The students were able to learn a lot of practical knowledge about preserving our planet while having fun at the same time.