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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.

pa1599 Park Avenue.
North Merrick, NY 11566
Tel: (516) 992-3117
Fax: (516) 992-3274
Principal: Mr. Michael DeBlasio
Instagram: @parkavepride


Dear Park Avenue Families, 
I welcome you to Park Avenue School with the greatest of pleasure and excitement. As principal, I have the honor of leading our fantastic teachers, students, and school community through an exceptional educational journey. We are dedicated to providing your children a safe and nurturing environment where they feel valued and confident to expand their potential, knowledge, and abilities.   

By fostering the whole child's development, our students will acquire the skills needed to become productive, compassionate, and educated leaders of tomorrow. Our focus remains on guiding your children through a rigorous curriculum, developing strong character, and supporting them in surpassing our high expectations. With instructional best practices at the forefront, Park Avenue School's competent and highly effective educators will lead our students to new levels of success! 

The partnership between the Park Avenue School families and our staff will provide our young scholars with educational experiences to last a lifetime. By adhering to a growth mindset, we here at Park Avenue School strive to be our best selves by working through challenges, helping others, and exuding the willingness to learn new and exciting things. Through our teachers' powerful instructional practices, our students will receive an education focused on academic, social, and emotional growth. This holistic approach will ensure the students of Park Avenue School develop strong foundational skills upon which they may build their future successes. 

The North Bellmore 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. We will carry out this mission and live the core values together daily.   

The love and passion for learning make Park Avenue School an extraordinary place. We approach all that we do from the perspectives of empathy, curiosity, and exploration. We are excited to lead your children through another fantastic, fun-filled school year. Please feel free to contact me, as I am readily available to work with you and answer any questions. 


Michael DeBlasio 

Park Avenue Field Day Filled With Excitement

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The sun was shining and the energy was high for field day at Park Avenue Elementary School on June 7. Donning their blue and white T-shirts, students competed in various activities on the back field during a day that was filled with school pride.

Students in grades K-2 spent the morning outside, while grades 3-5 took the afternoon session. Activities were coordinated by physical education teacher Bill Green and based on sports and games they have played throughout the year. Chicken cacciatore was a relay-race in which students from two teams passed off a rubber chicken to each other, ran around a circle and tried to tag the opponent. In guard the castle, students had to try to sink a basketball into a heavily-protected bucket.

There were also traditional activities like the tug-of-war, and a sponge relay race that proved to be a great way to cool down.

Sixth graders, enjoying their final elementary field day, had a full-day experience. Each class spent a half-day playing the games and the other half leading the stations for their younger peers. The latter is a tradition that allows them to take on a leadership role as the oldest students in the school.

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Date Added: 6/14/2024

Artists Dazzle at District Exhibition

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The North Bellmore School District held its annual district art show on May 21. Student work from the five elementary schools was featured at the evening exhibition, which was held in Newbridge Road Elementary School’s cafeteria.

There were drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media projects on display, created by students from kindergarten through sixth grade. The work was a sampling of projects created throughout the school year and showcased the various artistic techniques students have learned.

Artwork was completed under the direction of Jillian Bock at John G. Dinkelmeyer and Park Avenue elementary schools, Erica Farley at Martin Avenue and Newbridge Road elementary schools and Amy Lopez at Saw Mill Road Elementary School.

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Date Added: 6/3/2024

Annual Track Meet Brings Together Sixth Graders

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It will be a couple of years before the soon-to-be graduates of the North Bellmore School District are circling the halls of Mepham High School, but on May 20, they got to circle the track. Students from all five elementary schools gathered on the sunny spring day for the annual sixth grade track meet.

The event, which was coordinated by the physical education teachers, featured a mix of short- and long-distance races. It ranged from 50 meters to 800 meters, which was two full laps around the track. After four-person relay races, the day concluded with field events such as discus, javelin, long jump and shot put.

Students wore their school Class of 2024 shirts. In just a few months, they will be unified under one roof at Grand Avenue Middle School, and the track meet was an opportunity to meet their future classmates.

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Date Added: 5/30/2024

A Digital Dive Into Pop Art at Park Avenue

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A pop art project for fifth graders at Park Avenue Elementary School had a triple purpose – to celebrate Mother’s Day while allowing students to use their creativity and expand their technological capabilities.

Students in Jenna Stack’s class manipulated photos of themselves to reflect a style of art that emerged in the 1950s. They used the photo editing tools on their iPads.

The class first went outside and Ms. Stack took a picture of each student in front of a brick wall. Back in the classroom, the young artists changed colors, adjusted the contrast, exposure and saturation, and added outlines to give their pictures a pop art feel. For the final piece, students added quotes or messages of appreciation.

The photos were sent home via email to each mother as a special gift. Ms. Stack said it was a great way for students to show gratitude through art.

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Date Added: 5/13/2024

Park Avenue Sixth Graders Look Back and Ahead

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With their seven years at Park Avenue Elementary School nearing an end, sixth grade ambassadors reflected on the good times and looked forward to opportunities ahead at the North Bellmore School District Board of Education meeting on April 11.

Each monthly meeting begins with a presentation from sixth grade students, rotating among the five elementary schools. With two and a half months to go until graduation, Park Avenue students Arya Chandhok, Christian DeAngelo, Christopher Prill and Madison Scholl took few moments to share memories and ambitions.

Madison recounted being in kindergarten, when their sixth grade buddies would visit the room to read to them and do activities together. Now, she and her classmates are role models for their kindergarten buddies.

Christopher looked back fondly on his “nice and kind teachers” and the special memories like assemblies and field trips. Thinking ahead, he is excited for middle school where he will change classes, have a locker and join clubs. He also feels ready for more challenging work.

Christian said he feels prepared for middle school, both because of the foundation he received at Park Avenue, and lessons from his older sister, who’s now in high school.

“I’m looking forward to being in school with my Park Avenue friends but also meeting new friends,” he said.

As they prepare for the next step, the Park Promise is what stands out for Arya. She will always carry with her the virtues of strong character, like respecting others, making good choices and appreciating each other’s differences. Arya said she and her classmates have the tools to be good citizens.

Date Added: 4/22/2024

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