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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
Interim Principal: Ms. Amanda Licci


Welcome to Newbridge Road Elementary School!

As interim principal, 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 environment in which each student receives an exemplary education while achieving his/her best academically, socially, and emotionally.
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. 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 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 Newbridge’s Interim Principal.

Warm regards,
Amanda Licci

Interim Principal

Current News

North Bellmore Teachers Bring Joy and Passion to Classrooms

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The primary mission of the North Bellmore School District is to educate children and prepare them for a prosperous future. To mark national Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2-6, we celebrate the 212 teachers who help our students grow, find their passions and achieve success.

North Bellmore’s teaching staff includes professionals with a wide range of specialties. Instruction begins with our 97 classroom teachers, from kindergarten through sixth grade, across five elementary schools. The district also has two dozen special education teachers and 21 special-area teachers, which includes art, computer science, health and wellness, library, music and physical education teachers.

The faculty also includes an ALPHA gifted and talented teacher, assistive technology specialist, band and orchestra directors, ENL teachers, occupational therapist, psychologists, reading specialists, school counselors, speech pathologists and social workers.

Assistant Superintendent Janet Pollitt said that while the teachers work across multiple schools, grade levels and departments, they share a special bond as one professional learning community, with a shared dedication to the students.

“What’s special about the North Bellmore teachers is the collegiality that our faculty share not just within the separate buildings but across the district,” Ms. Pollitt said.

Ms. Pollitt said that teachers are particularly committed to their craft, as evidenced by their participation in professional development opportunities. She noted their active participation in afterschool and summer training sessions, offered both within the district and at educational institutions across Long Island. It’s all in the service of providing the best education to students, she explained.

North Bellmore’s family of educators is comprised of veteran teachers, many of whom have been in the district for more than 20 and 30 years, as well as newcomers who have joined the faculty within the last few years.

Teachers are always willing to step up and help out the community, as their influence extends beyond the classroom walls. They organize collections for the Community Cupboard, support local families who have experienced a tragedy and raise money for various charitable organizations.

“Our teachers create a nurturing and supportive classroom environment, and are always willing to go the extra mile for their students,” Superintendent Marie Testa said. “We couldn’t be more appreciative of our dedicated and passionate teachers, who bring joy to their classrooms and joy to their students every day.”

Date Added: 5/5/2022

Newbridge Duo Sows the Seeds of Literacy

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It wasn’t hard to find an author to inspire young readers at Newbridge Road Elementary School, with a mother-daughter publishing duo in their midst.

Second grader Marion Chelsea De Jesus drew the pictures while her mother, Laxmi Geronimo De Jesus, wrote the words for “Lessons From a Sunflower.” The book was actually inspired by a science activity from when Marion was in kindergarten.

The pair shared their book during a pair of assemblies on April 4 to kick off Pick a Reading Partner week. The theme for this year’s PARP program was “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” Activities centered around friendship such as buddy reading, twin day, book swaps and donations for the Book Fairies.

Ms. De Jesus and her daughter were proud to share their book with Marion’s Newbridge Road friends, discuss the publishing process and answer questions. Every year, kindergartners in Peggy Vento’s class plant sunflowers in the spring, and each child brings one home once it begins to sprout. Because school closed in March when Marion was in kindergarten, Ms. Vento mailed them sunflower seeds. The book focuses on Marion’s journey to turn the seeds into beautiful flowers, with messages of determination, perseverance and the rewards of hard work.

Interim Principal Amanda Licci said it was inspiring for students to see someone from North Bellmore achieve their goal of publishing a book.

“Someone in our community did something beautiful and wonderful, and we want to celebrate that at Newbridge Road,” she said. “The book has a great message for children.”

Date Added: 4/18/2022

120 Days in the Books for First Graders

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First graders throughout the North Bellmore School District celebrated a milestone moment on March 18, the 120th day of the school year.

While 100 days is typically a big deal in kindergarten, the older and wiser first graders have much higher aspirations. Teachers noted that counting to 120 is a math goal in the first grade.

At Newbridge Road Elementary School, the two first grade classes came together for celebratory activities. Students stacked 120 plastic cups, filled in the missing numbers on 120 counting charts and made 120 cookies out of Play-Doh. They also jumped on math mats and built structures with place value blocks.

Each student created a poster at home using 120 items, which were hung along the stage for their classmates to admire during their celebration.

Saw Mill Road Elementary School first graders wore special T-shirts that they made at home with 120 items. Students covered their shirts in stickers, fuzzy pom poms, jewels and pieces of candy. The shirts also had fun sayings like “120 Days Brighter” and “It’s been a sweet 120 days of school.”

Date Added: 3/24/2022


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