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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.

Saw Mill School Building

2801 Saw Mill Road
North Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3118
Fax: (516) 992-3324
Principal: Mr. Jeff Rosof
Assistant Principal: 
Mr. Daniel Madden






Welcome to Saw Mill Road School! I am happy that you have stopped by for a visit to our website. Saw Mill Road is a K-6 school in the North Bellmore School District. We have a population of almost 700 excited and motivated students and a faculty of 65 committed and passionate teachers. Supporting our students and teachers is a wonderful group of aides, custodians, office staff, and administrators. No school would be complete without the community it serves and the Saw Mill community is incredibly proud and supportive of their school.

Here at Saw Mill we work hard every day implementing the K-6 curriculum and strive to reach the inspiring goals of our district’s mission statement. As an elementary school, we have our students for the beginning steps on the passage through their academic life. While ensuring we create a warm, fun and energetic school environment, we also pay careful attention to the fact that students are learning the foundational skills that will set them up for a lifetime of learning.

Whether you are a Saw Mill family, a local resident, or just someone checking out our website, I know you will feel the spirit and energy that pervade our school.  Wishing you a wonderful day!

Jeff Rosof




No Pets Policy
Please be aware that pets are not allowed on school grounds. I know you support our efforts to keep our children safe; therefore, I appreciate your cooperation and ask that you refrain from bringing your pets on school grounds at any time. All North Bellmore Schools follow this No Pets policy.

Please Keep Contact Info Up to Date
If any of your contact information changed over the summer– email, phone numbers, address, etc. please call the office and inform them of the change. It is vital that we have the most up to date information in case we need to contact you.

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

Saw Mill Students, Parents Tackle STEM Challenges

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Kindergartners frequently put their problem-solving skills to the test at Saw Mill Road Elementary School with STEM challenges. Recently, they got some extra help.

Parents were invited in to work with their children in a series of tower-building challenges. They got to see and experience the activities that their young learners do on a regular basis to explore science, technology, engineering and math.

Students and their parents rotated among four different stations. The challenge at each was to build the tallest tower possible, but the materials were different and so was the level of difficulty. Kindergarten teacher Marylou Tolle said the stations to stack pencils and plastic cups were the easiest, while the centers to build with pipe cleaners and wooden sticks and clothes pins were the hardest.

“We thought this was a great opportunity for parents to come in and do a hands-on activity with their children,” Ms. Tolle said.

She added that trial and error was an important aspect of the challenges and the message to students and parents was “don’t give up.”

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Date Added: 6/1/2023

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

Students Select Sports Theme for District Spirit Day

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North Bellmore students picked Jersey Day as the districtwide spirit day during the annual Kids Vote on May 16. The vote was held at Newbridge Road School to coincide with the budget vote and Board of Education trustee election, and more than 720 students cast a ballot.

The Kids Vote was sponsored by the North Bellmore Coordinating Council of PTAs. Children could choose between crazy hair, jersey, mismatch or tie-dye day on iPads that were set up adjacent to the polling place.

Jersey Day took place on May 19 with students across the five elementary schools celebrating their favorite professional teams. Many children also wore their own jerseys, representing local youth teams.

The class at each school with the highest percentage of students participating in the vote won a pizza from the PTA Coordinating Council. The winning classes were Ellen Tournour’s second graders at John G. Dinkelmeyer School, Mary Carrea’s first graders at Martin Avenue School, Jennifer Campbell’s first graders at Newbridge Road School, Robyn McClellan’s fourth graders at Park Avenue School and Melissa Mignoli’s fifth graders at Saw Mill Road School.

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Date Added: 5/22/2023

Children’s Author Inspires Saw Mill Road’s Young Writers

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There’s lots of ways to get ideas for books, author Alicia Klepeis told students at Saw Mill Road Elementary School. She was the featured speaker for a pair of assemblies on April 17, saying that writers draw inspiration from their personal interests and life experiences.

She is the author of about 190 books, mostly nonfiction. A majority of her books are about animals and countries, and Ms. Klepeis explained how those are based on her travels around the world.

Good writers, she said, read a lot, keep a journal and have a natural curiosity. She reminded students that writing is a process and they must be patient, as a book is never complete on the first try.

Each assembly ended with a question and answer session between Ms. Klepeis and Saw Mill Road’s young authors. Her visit was hosted in partnership with the PTA’s Cultural Arts Committee.

Date Added: 5/2/2023

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