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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
Instagram: @nbrpride


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, we welcome all children and all families to our learning community so that they may grow and flourish with us. Each and every child who walks through our doors is valued for the individual they are and the contributions they make to the whole group.

As we look forward to Newbridge Road School’s 100th year in operation, we recognize the rich history of the building, the community with which it serves, and the success of countless students who have been educated here. While continuing the tradition of excellence here in North Bellmore and respecting the deep-rooted history, we also aim to equip our students with the knowledge, power, and skills they will need to navigate our ever-changing world and make a positive impact wherever they may go. It is always with the district’s mission in mind, “…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,” that we go about our daily work.

Being part of the Newbridge Road school community means taking pride in who you are, where you come from, how you treat others, and what you represent; it means showing your Newbridge HEART at all times. At Newbridge Road, we stand for Honesty, Empathy, Acceptance, Respect and Teamwork. All members of our school community – parents, students, teachers, staff and administrators – will aim to demonstrate HEART as we partner to help our children and our community thrive. I am honored and inspired to be participating in and leading this work with our entire community.

Warm regards,
Amanda Licci

Current News

Newbridge Artists Lend Talents to Beautification Projects

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A tree has sprouted inside of Newbridge Road Elementary School, a legacy artwork project that students and staff hope will remain for a long time.

As the school approached its 100th anniversary celebration, the Beautification Club worked on a new mural in the hallway outside of the main office. Under the direction of art teacher Erica Farley, fifth and sixth graders painted the tree trunk and branches during recess sessions over several weeks.

Ultimately, all Newbridge Road students will contribute to the project by adding their handprints as the leaves. Ms. Farley said the plan is to have each grade level do their handprints in a different color.

“One hundred years from now, hopefully it will still be here,” Ms. Farley said, adding that she is very proud of the students for their hard work.

This is the third project undertaken this year by the new Beautification Club, which has about 45 members from the fifth and sixth grades. They created a courtyard mural of the school’s tiger mascot and made four “Paws Places” on the blacktop outside, which are paw prints that students can go to when they need to take a pause. That project was done in partnership with the Tiger Club.

Ms. Farley said that the Beautification Club has been very busy in its inaugural year and students have been excited to contribute their ideas and talents.

“The goal is to beautify the school, create a sense of community and give students more opportunities in the arts,” she said.

Date Added: 5/15/2024

VIDEO: Newbridge Road Turns 100

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North Bellmore has a long history of providing students with a quality education, dating back to the 1800s. One-room, two-room and eight-room wood-frame schoolhouses were home to students for decades.

The district’s first modern school, the red-brick Newbridge Road Elementary School, was built in 1924, and expanded over the years to support growing enrollment. The initial building consisted of eight classrooms and an all-purpose room. The building has continuously operated for a century, and for years was the district’s lone school until Martin Avenue and Waltoffer Avenue (John G. Dinkelmeyer) opened in the late 1940s.

In advance of the 100th anniversary celebration on May 3, please enjoy our video capturing the history and mission of a storied school that has educated students for generations.

Date Added: 5/1/2024

Seven Great Educators Receive Tenure in North Bellmore

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Becoming a great teacher or administrator is not achieved alone, North Bellmore School District Superintendent Marie Testa noted at the annual tenure celebration on April 11. It requires a great support system of family and colleagues.

Seven great educators earned the professional milestone after completing their probationary periods, and were recognized before a large audience of administrators, teachers, students, family members and friends. The tenure recipients included five teachers – Melissa Halaris, Maritza Lopez, Daniela McGee, Kim Rackley and Alexander Roff – and central office administrators Denise Fisher and Leyna Malone.

Ms. Fisher first joined the district as assistant principal at Saw Mill Road Elementary School, then became Newbridge Road Elementary School’s principal before moving into her current position as executive director of personnel. She oversees a human resources department that serves 660 employees. Ms. Testa described her as brave and kind, someone who strongly believes in the district’s mission and core values, and a person who quietly lifts up everyone around her.

When Ms. Fisher went to Newbridge, Ms. Malone was hired as assistant principal of Saw Mill Road. She then became principal of Martin Avenue, and then the executive director for pupil personnel services and special education. It’s one of the most challenging jobs in the district, Ms. Testa explained, and requires a strong knowledge of legal requirements. The superintendent said that Ms. Malone’s kindness and strong advocacy for both students and teachers is what has led to her success.

North Bellmore Teachers Association President Joann Signorelli congratulated the five teachers who received tenure. There were also remarks from their building principals and colleagues.

Mr. Roff teaches general music at Martin Avenue and Newbridge Road, with Ms. Lopez spreading her love for music at Saw Mill Road. John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School boasts Ms. Rackley in fourth grade and Ms. Halaris in fifth grade, while Ms. McGee is a speech therapist at Newbridge Road.

North Bellmore Board of Education President Christine Malloy added that the tenure celebration is her favorite meeting of the year because they get to recognize the district’s amazing teachers and administrators.

Date Added: 4/17/2024




Newbridge Posters Promote Inclusion

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The values of acceptance and inclusion are strong in the hearts of Newbridge Road Elementary School fifth graders. They put their feelings on display outside of their classrooms with colorful posters.

Two books inspired students, “Just Ask” by Sonia Sotomayor and “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper. They took the lessons from these books and created posters with inspirational messages about acceptance, friendship, inclusion and kindness. Students emphasized that their differences and unique qualities should be celebrated and valued.

“Everyone should be included, no matter who they are and what they do,” fifth grader Nicholas Schlitz said.

Teachers Karen Barrins and Michelle Hooker were proud that their students internalized the lessons from the books and proactively shared these messages with their fellow Newbridge Road students. Principal Amanda Licci added that it was very rewarding to see students make connections with books and come away with important life lessons. She added that the posters support the school’s motto, “Newbridge has HEART,” as the “A” stands for acceptance.

Date Added: 4/8/2024


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