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Mission Statement

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.

John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School 2100 Waltoffer Avenue
North Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3114
Fax: (516) 992-3054
Principal: Mrs. Danica Brugge
Instagram: @jgdpride


Dear John G. Dinkelmeyer Families,    

Welcome to our JGD Family! It is an absolute pleasure to write to you as the proud Principal of John G. Dinkelmeyer School. It is an honor and privilege to lead this incredible learning community on behalf of your children!   

As a mother of three children and an educational leader, I believe that every child deserves to be treated with respect and love. Leading with love is vitally important. We strive to recognize and validate the talents of each child as we give each learner what they need to experience a happy, healthy, and fulfilling elementary school experience.

Our school has teachers, faculty, and staff who inspire me daily! The halls and classrooms of JGD are filled with passionate educators dedicated to each student's success and personal growth. We are committed to making our school safe and enjoyable while creating memorable experiences. We want our learners to be thinkers, problem solvers, joyful readers and writers, lifelong learners, and great leaders in our community. We are committed to ensuring that each student at JGD knows they possess great potential and are valued for who they are as individuals and learners.  

Your children are treasured here! On behalf of the John G. Dinkelmeyer faculty and staff, thank you for trusting our school and sharing your children with us. We have so much to look forward to this year! 
Danica Brugge



Current News

A Joyful Start for District’s New Teachers

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Newcomers to the North Bellmore School District’s faculty got a warm welcome on Aug. 16 as they gathered in the Park Avenue Elementary School library for new teacher orientation.

There are 15 new full-time and part-time teachers joining the district this year. They represent multiple grade levels and subject areas, and collectively will be working across all five elementary schools. Among the new faculty are several grade-level teachers, two art educators and a pair of Prevention Department specialists.

New teacher orientation featured a review of the district’s mission and core values, an overview of instructional technology and welcoming remarks from administrators and the North Bellmore Teachers Association. During afternoon breakout sessions, the new teachers worked with administrators and instructional coaches based on their instructional area.

Tillie McNamara, the director of educational programs and staff development, said the goal of the orientation program is for new teachers to “feel a part of this amazing team” of educators. At orientation, they experience the collaborative spirit that exists in North Bellmore and learn how to use their strengths in the service of children.

“North Bellmore is a great place to learn and grown and continue to move forward in your career,” Ms. McNamara said. “We want our teachers to have long, joyful journeys with us as they bring the district’s missions and core values to life for students.”

“We welcome our new faculty and staff to our family,” added Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Janet Pollitt. “We want to show them all that North Bellmore has to offer.”

Date Added: 8/23/2023

Summer Work Brings Upgrades to JGD, Martin

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It’s been a busy summer in the North Bellmore School District, with facilities upgrades taking place at John G. Dinkelmeyer and Martin Avenue elementary schools.

Ceilings and lighting are being replaced in classrooms and hallways in the original sections of the two schools, which were built in the late 1940s. Many of those classrooms are also getting a fresh coat of paint.

Site work is being completed around the two schools. New sidewalks and blacktop, along with some fencing upgrades, are part of the summer work.

The work was approved by district voters in May 2021, and is being funded through a Capital Reserve Fund created in 2020. Ceiling, lighting, pavement and sidewalk upgrades are scheduled to be completed at the remaining four buildings over the next two summers.

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Date Added: 8/15/2023


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