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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.

2616 Martin Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3115
Fax: (516) 992-3164
Principal: Dr. Michael Yannucci
Instagram: @martinavepride
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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


Dear Martin Avenue Community,  

Welcome to Martin Avenue School! I am pleased to welcome you to our homepage and introduce myself as your principal. I am honored to serve our community and look forward to getting to know you all.     

As a father of three young children and an elementary school principal, it is of the utmost importance for me to know that every student, family member, faculty, and staff arrive at school feeling welcomed, respected, and cared for each day I will work with entire Martin Avenue team to ensure this is the experience for all who enter our doors. 

The North Bellmore Mission and Core Values are at the heart of all we do- our students are our why. The faculty, staff, and I are dedicated and compassionate educators who will work tirelessly to support every child. Their academic, social, and emotional growth is why we do the work we do.   

I speak on behalf of Martin Avenue when I say we want all our students – from our youngest learners entering kindergarten to our leading Lions in sixth grade – to look back at their experiences at Martin Avenue and remember having fun, building friendships, hands-on learning, connecting with literature, and feeling supported as they pursue their passions.  Again, our students (your children) are our why, and our future is bright.  

The faculty, staff, and I look forward to sharing many meaningful experiences with you this year. Please feel free to contact me any time throughout the school year. 

In partnership, 
Michael J. Yannucci, Ed.D.


Current News

Martin Avenue Third Graders Mark Lunar New Year

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Third graders from Martin Avenue Elementary School recently came together to celebrate the Lunar New Year. To mark the Year of the Dragon, students made a dragon craft by tracing and cutting out their handprints on different color pieces of construction paper.

Teachers Jillian Estelle, Danielle Kalinowski and Judie Wakie explained that they emphasize the celebration of all cultures in their classrooms. The third grade social studies curriculum focuses on communities around the world, and their students reflect diverse backgrounds.

“We want to immerse our students in all cultures,” Ms. Kalinowski said. “It is important for them to learn about and understand each other’s traditions.”

This year, Lunar New Year is celebrated on Feb. 10. Martin Avenue third graders read “Lion Dancer” by Kate Waters, and then discussed traditions associated with the holiday. They also read “Cat and Rat” to learn about the origins of the Chinese zodiac signs.

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Date Added: 2/8/2024

Martin Avenue Sixth Graders Spearhead Crayon Collection

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Thousands of broken and worn down crayons are filling boxes at Martin Avenue Elementary School, as the sixth grade is spearheading a community service project to benefit The Crayon Initiative.

The nonprofit organization gives children in hospitals the tools to make art. It recycles old crayons by melting them down and making new three-sided crayons that can’t roll off a hospital tray or table. It also keeps the old crayons out of landfills.

Every winter, Martin Avenue’s sixth grade classes come together to complete a service project. Teachers Rachel Graber and Stephanie Speciale leave it up to the students to research and select a charity. This year’s group wanted to help other children, and selected The Crayon Initiative. They began collecting old crayons after returning from the holiday break, and the drive runs until Feb. 14.

The sixth graders designed posters, which they hung throughout the school encouraging their peers to donate. They also presented to other classes, to share The Crayon Initiative’s mission. Additionally, the young philanthropists provided each class with a plastic bag to hold the old crayons, which they collect once a week and empty into large cardboard boxes.

“We’ve been doing pretty good,” sixth grade Michael Shevlin said, noting that they already have several boxes filled up.

Kayla Waszczuk said that she and her classmates watched a video about The Crayon Initiative and really are taking its message to heart.

“It is scientifically proven that when kids draw, they get smarter and more creative,” she said. “It feels pretty good that we’re doing this because we’re helping children in hospitals.”

The Crayon Initiative partners with more than 240 hospitals across the country, including Cohen Children’s Medical Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital Children's Medical Center and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on Long Island.

Date Added: 1/30/2024

Give a Book, Get a Book at Martin Avenue

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Books changed hands at Martin Avenue Elementary School as fourth graders came together for a literary swap. Each student from Lauren Fasano’s and Janine Steinert’s classes contributed a gently used book from home he or she has already read.

All of the books were laid out on the carpet, and names were drawn so students could come up and pick a new book. The teachers said that students were encouraged to step out of their comfort zone by choosing a book from a different genre than what they normally would read.

The book swap launched a literary essay writing unit, in which students will be analyzing a fiction story.

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Date Added: 1/16/2024

Musicians Earn All-County, LISFA Selections

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Nearly three dozen students from the North Bellmore School District were selected to the 2024 All-County music festival, hosted by the Nassau Music Educators Association.

Fifth and sixth grade band, chorus and orchestra students were recognized for their musical talents. All-County rehearsals and concerts were held throughout the first two weeks of January.

The district congratulates the following students:

John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School: Adriana Aglio and Viana Olson, sixth grade chorus; Jake Duverneau, Charlotte Giannetta, Madison Lau, Brielle Orphee and Nicholas Truglio, fifth grade chorus.

Martin Avenue Elementary School: Summer Ferrie, sixth grade band; Seraphina McGill and Ariana Vargas, sixth grade chorus; Adalyn Perez, sixth grade orchestra; Alayna Mangels, fifth grade orchestra.

Newbridge Road Elementary School: Brian Barrera, sixth grade band; Daniella Capritto and Keira Ferris, sixth grade chorus; Thomas Howe, sixth grade orchestra.

Park Avenue Elementary School: Arya Chandhok, sixth grade band; Andrew Udilovich, fifth grade band; Carlos Flores and Camilla Roman, sixth grade chorus; Giuliana Ferraro, Harnoor Kaur, Elianna Macaluso, Micah Millington and Olivia Sparks, fifth grade chorus; Temitayo Otuyemi, sixth grade orchestra; Michael Liguori, fifth grade orchestra.

Saw Mill Road Elementary School: Ryan Paruch, sixth grade band; Sean Egan and Shira Rosen, sixth grade chorus; Isabella Rodriguez, Kayla Schieren and Madison Tam, fifth grade chorus; Charlotte O’Hea, sixth grade orchestra.

Additionally, Michael and Temitayo from Park Avenue and Charlotte from Saw Mill Road were selected to participate in the Long Island String Festival Association’s Nassau intermediate festival in early March.

North Bellmore’s music students are under the direction of music educators Desiree Behr, Christopher D’Orio, Dana Hirsch, Maritza Lopez, Ed McCullagh, Carol Ng, Alexander Roff and Lisa Uckardes.

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Date Added: 1/11/2024


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