New York Elementary


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
8:00AM - 3:00PM
8:00AM - 1:30PM
Main entrance opens at 7:45AM for students not eating breakfast.
Breakfast is from 7:30-7:50AM. Please enter the main entrance. Only children eating breakfast at school should come at this time.
936 New York Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 832-5780
Fax: (785) 832-5784
Principal: Nancy DeGarmo

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Boys & Girls Club
Sakina Henderson

Upcoming Events

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  • Join us for our outdoor cookout on Tuesday, May 19th 11:45-12:30. We will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs, sides, and cookies out on the playground. Weather Permitting. Thanks to our LEAP partners for donating food and their time to put on this event. Please notify the office by Friday, May 15th if you're planning on joining us.
    Last Day Thursday, May 21st Dismissal at 11:15AM
    No lunch served
     No BGC
    Back 2 School-Supplies, Shoes, & Backpacks 2015-2016

    Applications will be accepted from July 13th through July 31st at The Salvation Army - 946 New Hampshire, Penn House - 1035 Pennsylvania or ECKAN - 2518 Ridge Court during regular business hours Monday to Friday. Parents must bring free/reduced school lunch letter for each child to prove eligibility for program. You can call the school district at 785-832-5000 if you have lost your lunch letter. Personal Identification is required for each parent. For more information call 785-842-0440 or email

    School kits will be distributed the week of August 10th-14th at the East Lawrence Rec Center, 1245 E 15th St, Lawrence "by appointment" from 9AM — 3:30pm.


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  • Greetings from New York Elementary


    New York Elementary is the smallest elementary school in Lawrence, which allows us to have a family feeling in our building.  Each morning, parents and their children enter our front doors and are greeted by staff that knows them and can call them by name.  Parents can walk their child to their classroom or down to the cafeteria and sit with them while they eat breakfast.   I enjoy this part of the day so much, I often say all we need is a coffee pot and some chairs and we all would linger and visit longer.  


    Creating that family feeling continues through out the day.   It isn’t uncommon for siblings to see each other in the hall, at lunch or on the playground.   Students enjoy getting to know kids from different grades levels.   Our 5th graders are often called upon to help a younger student with sight words or assist them with finding a coat or lost backpack.


    As a 2012 Governor’s Award winning school, we take pride in our academic accomplishments.   Children learn to persevere when things get difficult because they know a classmate or teacher is ready to provide support to them.   We help each child believe that they are able to learn and as a community support each other in that learning.  


    An old song called New York New York has the line “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere, it’s up to you, New York, New York."  We strive to give the students the will and skills to make it anywhere they want to go.   It is up to all of us to make sure that happens.


    I hope you can come visit New York Elementary and meet our family. 


    Nancy DeGarmo

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  • Our Mission
    The Mission of New York Elementary is to provide a caring, friendly, safe place where students develop the skills and knowledge that will provide the foundation for the rest of their lives.
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  • Purpose Statement
    The New York Elementary School Community will work collaboratively, show respect for each other and focus on developing programs that support academic, behavioral and social needs of the students.
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