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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.

1601 Newbridge Road
North Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3116
Fax: (516) 992-3214
Principal: Mrs. Denise Fisher




 

 

 

 

 

Dear Newbridge Road Families,

As principal, my main goal is to create a safe and supportive learning environment in which each student receives exemplary education while achieving his/her best academically, socially and emotionally. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. As partners- parents, students, teachers, staff and administrators- we share the responsibility for our children’s success. I view parents/guardians as equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences and I truly believe that communication is the key to doing so. Together, we will continue to build upon the excellence of our school community and provide the best for the children of Newbridge Road Elementary School.

The district’s mission states that it is essential for us “…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.” It is with effort that we will strive to unlock the true potential of each and every student. In the words of Maria Montessori, “Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.” Together we will grow our children to transform this world and be the leaders they have the potential to be!
 
The faculty, staff and I will work diligently to create the educational foundation upon which your children grow, while keeping the district’s mission and core values at heart. I am looking forward to a great year of social, emotional and academic growth, as well as building the skills of diligence, resilience and perseverance. These skills will prepare your child for middle school, high school and beyond. I welcome you as partners in your child’s learning and hope you will be a familiar face around the building.
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. One of the strongest attributes of the North Bellmore School District is our relationship with the community, and I plan to foster that connection during my tenure as your Principal.
 
Most sincerely,
Denise Fisher, Principal

Current News

Ingenuity No Match for the Gingerbread Man at Newbridge

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The Gingerbread Man is known for his attempts to escape, so kindergartners at Newbridge Road Elementary School tried to solve that problem. In an activity that combined literacy with science and engineering, students in Peggy Vento’s and Mary Yager’s classes built Gingerbread Man traps.

The young engineers followed the same process as professionals by drawing up a plan before building. Some of the supplies they had to work with included foam blocks, large and small Legos and wooden sticks. For health and safety reasons, each student was given his or her own bag of materials.

Among the books students read before the activity were “The Gingerbread Man,” “The Gingerbread Boy” and “The Gingerbread Cowboy.”

Engineering Knowledge Flies Through the Air at Newbridge

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Fourth graders used their ingenuity to help lead a turkey to safety in a Thanksgiving-themed engineering activity at Newbridge Road Elementary School.  

On Nov. 24, students in Dawn Teti’s class read “How to Catch a Turkey” by Adam Wallace, then built catapults to help the fictitious turkey escape. Each student received a limited amount of supplies including craft sticks, rubber bands, two spoons and tape.  

The young engineers had to think like professionals by planning and sketching their designs before building. They could only use the materials that were provided, so tapping into their critical thinking and problem-solving skills were a must to have success. Students also used their knowledge from a science unit on simple machines earlier in the year.  

Once their catapults were constructed, students began testing them out. Each child taped a paper turkey to a penny to launch. Ms. Teti said if the turkeys didn’t go very far, then go back and refine their catapults. For example, each student had a light plastic spoon and a heavy plastic spoon, so they were encouraged to explore different ways to use the provided materials.   

 

Newbridge Students in a Geography State of Mind

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It’s about 4,000 miles from Alaska to Florida and 5,000 miles from Maine to Hawaii, so fifth graders covered a lot of ground in learning about the 50 states at Newbridge Road Elementary School.

As part of the fifth grade social studies curriculum, students study United States history and geography. During a recent activity, they learned about the different states and regions, from East Coast to West Coast and everything in between. Teachers Michelle Hooker and David Lopez provided every student with a puzzle map of the country to put together, using only an unlabeled paper map of the United States as their guide.   
 

A Taste of Democracy at Newbridge Road School

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Oreos beat out chocolate chip in the highly anticipated cookie election in Jennifer Campbell’s second grade class at Newbridge Road Elementary School. In kid-friendly fashion, students learned about the democratic process and the importance of voting.  

They started out by reading “Duck for President” and “Grace for President,” then filled out voter registration forms. They also made campaign posters to try to persuade their classmates. When election day came around, students cast their secret ballots, which were tallied up to reveal Oreos as the class favorite.  

Ms. Campbell said that while they won’t be able to vote in local, state and federal contests until they are 18, students will experience elections well before then. Beginning in third grade, they select Newbridge Road’s student government class representatives, and will participate in student council elections in middle school and high school. 

 

Book Bags Provide Safe Reading at Newbridge

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Teachers want students to read as much as possible that is still happening at Newbridge Road Elementary School, just with new health and safety protocols in place.

Sixth grade teacher Patti Mitchell provides each of her students with a bag full of reading material every few weeks, including fiction and nonfiction books, informational articles, magazines, poetry collections and more. After a child finishes up a bag, the items turned in then go into “book quarantine” and are held out of circulation for at least two weeks before being given to other students. 

Students also spend much time reading the items from the book bags outdoors, where they spread out to ensure social distancing, while also getting some fresh air. Newbridge Road has designated several outdoor learning spaces with painted markers that are at least six feet apart.

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