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Our mission is to inspire all students to be confident, passionate learners with the courage and skills to lead their lives with integrity, while contributing to our global community with creativity and compassion.

2100 Waltoffer Avenue
North Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3114
Fax: (516) 992-3054
Principal: Mrs. Danica Brugge









Dear John G. Dinkelmeyer Families,

It is my pleasure to write to you as the Principal of John G. Dinkelmeyer School. It is an honor and a great privilege to lead this incredible learning community on behalf of your children. As a mother of three young children, and an educational leader, I believe that every child deserves to be treated with respect and love. Leading with love, is vitally important in this day and age and doing so means that we recognize and validate the talents of each child as we give each learner what he/she needs to experience a happy, healthy and fulfilling elementary school experience. 
Our school is filled with teachers, faculty and staff that inspire me each day. Our faculty and staff are passionate educators and dedicated to each student's success and personal growth. We are committed to making our school a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience for all. We want our learners to be thinkers, problem solvers, joyful readers and writers, lifelong learners and great leaders in our community. We want each learner here to know that they are valued and that they have great potential.
Your children are treasured here! On behalf of the John G. Dinkemeyer faculty and staff, I thank you for the trust you put in our school as you share your children with us.
Danica Brugge

Current News

A Gingerbread Man of his Word at Dinkelmeyer

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John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kristen Moir had some help from her students to fill in the words to the Gingerbread Man song. The holiday-themed literacy activity supported their knowledge of sight words and sequencing.

Before completing the song, Ms. Moir’s students read several books including “The Gingerbread Man,” “The Gingerbread Boy” and “The Gingerbread Mouse,” then discussed the difference between fiction and non-fiction stories.

Native American History Inspires Teamwork at Dinkelmeyer

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To understand the importance of cooperation and teamwork, fourth graders at John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School traveled back several centuries to the Iroquois confederacy. 

As part of the fourth grade social studies curriculum, students learn the history of New York State including its earliest inhabitants, the Iroquois. In Daniel Savarino and Lori Alduino’s class, students were assigned to one of five tribes. Each was given a scenario where they had a certain amount of food and hunting tools. Every tribe selected a leader – a Sachem – who then met in a Great Council meeting to trade and ensure that each group had enough food and hunting supplies. 

Students then reflected on the experience through writing and colorful drawings symbolizing decorative wampum. Mr. Savarino said the activity emphasized problem-solving through communication and compromise.  


Dinkelmeyer Kindergartners Connect With Classmates

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An important aspect of kindergarten is community building, and children in Jennifer McGovern’s class are doing just that at John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School.

As a getting-to-know-you activity, students made paper dolls of themselves with information about their family, likes and dislikes, talents and future aspirations. The class then went outside where students presented their dolls. Ms. McGovern explained that community building activities support social and emotional learning by helping the students connect with each other and form new friendships.


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