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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: Ms. Amanda Licci


Welcome to Newbridge Road Elementary School!

As principal of our beautiful building, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to any and all community members visiting our page. Here at Newbridge Road, my aim is to create a safe and supportive learning community in which all of our community members can grow and flourish.

I recognize that in order to meet with success and work to their potential, 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 progress and the joy in our children’s success. Parents/guardians are equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences that extend beyond the walls of the school. 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 the children at Newbridge Road grow, while keeping the district’s mission and core values at heart. We will model diligence, resilience, and perseverance as our children continue to develop and strengthen these very skills. I am looking forward to taking part in the learning and growth of all of our students this year.

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 time as Principal of Newbridge Road School.

Warm regards,

Amanda Licci


Current News

Sixth Graders Are Off to the Races

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Soon-to-be graduates from the North Bellmore School District enjoyed sunshine, fresh air and camaraderie while getting some great exercise at the annual sixth grade track meet on May 23 at Mepham High School.

More than 300 sixth graders from the John G. Dinkelmeyer, Martin Avenue, Newbridge Road, Park Avenue and Saw Mill Road elementary schools took part in the event. It is an annual tradition for students as they near the end of their elementary years, and a chance to meet some of their future middle school classmates.

The morning began with track events including the 50-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 200-, 400- and 800-meter races, the 4 x 100 relay race and the 4 x 100 mixed relay race. After lunch, students took part in field events including discus, javelin, running long jump and shot put.

Families were invited to watch from the stands. The event was coordinated by Park Avenue Principal Michael DeBlasio and physical education teachers James Breslin, Tim Byrne, Bill Green, Jim Mulvey, Alyssa Parker and Michael Weiner.

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Date Added: 6/5/2023

Students Artists Shines at District Exhibition

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The North Bellmore School District held its annual art show on May 16 at Newbridge Road Elementary School. The cafeteria featured display boards with hundreds of student drawings and painting, along with tables filled with sculptures and other 3D artwork. Students and their families were invited in to tour the exhibit, and children proudly showed off their featured pieces.

All five elementary schools – John G. Dinkelmeyer, Martin Avenue, Newbridge Road, Park Avenue and Saw Mill Road – were represented as well as all grade levels from kindergarten through sixth grade. Students completed their work under the direction of art teachers Jill Emmer, Amy Lopez and Jill Skelly.

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Date Added: 5/25/2023

Newbridge Students Sample Self-Care Strategies

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Instead of food and drinks, strategies for social and emotional well-being were on the menu at Newbridge Road Elementary School on May 1. At the Coping Skills Café, fifth and sixth graders visited six different stations to learn how to take care of their mental health.

School counselors Keara McNamara and Holly Sugarman spearheaded the hands-on program, which they plan to bring to other elementary schools in the district later this year. Students learned productive and healthy ways to cope with stress, frustration or other negative feelings.

At the first station, students learned breathing techniques to help them relax. Next, they made coping skills tool boxes, filled with suggestions of activities they can do that promote positive feelings. Some popular choices included cuddling with a pet, eating healthy food, drinking a glass of water or playing a game.

Students explored art, journaling and humor as coping strategies. At the last station, they learned yoga poses, as Ms. McNamara led them through a series of stretching exercises.

Fifth grader Emma Traynhan said she likes having these new ideas to help her be calm, and she found the yoga and stretching poses to be particularly beneficial.

“These skills are not just for the classroom,” Ms. Sugarman said. “It’s for any time they’re having big emotions. We want students to remember that it’s OK to feel stressed or anxious, and now they have the tools they need to re-center themselves.”

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Date Added: 5/18/2023

Newbridge Goes Blue for Autism Acceptance

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Newbridge Road Elementary School held “Light it Up Blue” day on April 28 for Autism Awareness Month. Students and staff donned blue attire in recognition of World Autism Month and to promote acceptance.

Date Added: 4/28/2023

Spare Change at Newbridge Road Makes a Big Impact

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The student council at Newbridge Road Elementary School set a modest goal of raising $550 for Share the Voice, an organization that provides adaptive tricycles and other mobility equipment to physically disabled children. When the grand total was announced, they had nearly tripled that amount.

Throughout March, students and staff were encouraged to donate loose change, with collection bins in every classroom. The month closed out with a schoolwide assembly, in which the total donation was announced – $1,575.12.

Lynda Graham, president of Long Island-based Share the Voice, visited the school to accept the donation. She was joined by her son, John, who is the inspiration for the organization. Ms. Graham said Share the Voice has gifted 286 adaptive tricycles to children and even a few adults over the last decade, and Newbridge Road’s donation will benefit a person on their wait list.

“We wanted the children to see where their money is going to go,” Principal Amanda Licci said, of why they invited the organization’s founder and her son to the school.

The idea originated with first grade teacher Kerri Maxwell, who was familiar with the organization and thought it would be a great charitable endeavor for Newbridge Road students. She partnered with Joann Belferder and Cristina Guadagnino, the student council advisers, to make the project a reality.

“We liked the fact that it was kids helping other kids,” Ms. Maxwell said. “Our Newbridge Road School students really embraced the mission and wanted to do their part to help other children.”

Ms. Guadagnino added that student council members set the goal and also came up with the idea for incentives. The class that raised the most money would get an extra period of recess. That honor went to Lynda Brust’s third graders, who alone collected $220.

There was also a schoolwide incentive that if they reached the goal, there would be a fun activity at an assembly. After the total was announced, students took part in an over-under relay. Students were split into the blue and yellow teams and the goal was to be the first team to move a ball from end to end, alternating between passing it over and under.

Date Added: 4/11/2023


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