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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.

John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School 2100 Waltoffer Avenue
North Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3114
Fax: (516) 992-3054
Principal: Mrs. Danica Brugge


Dear John G. Dinkelmeyer Families,

It is my pleasure to write to you as the Principal of John G. Dinkelmeyer School. It is an honor and a great privilege to lead this incredible learning community on behalf of your children. As a mother of three young children, and an educational leader, I believe that every child deserves to be treated with respect and love. Leading with love, is vitally important in this day and age and doing so means that we recognize and validate the talents of each child as we give each learner what he/she needs to experience a happy, healthy and fulfilling elementary school experience. 
Our school is filled with teachers, faculty and staff that inspire me each day. Our faculty and staff are passionate educators and dedicated to each student's success and personal growth. We are committed to making our school a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience for all. We want our learners to be thinkers, problem solvers, joyful readers and writers, lifelong learners and great leaders in our community. We want each learner here to know that they are valued and that they have great potential.
Your children are treasured here! On behalf of the John G. Dinkelmeyer faculty and staff, I thank you for the trust you put in our school as you share your children with us. We have so much to look forward to!
Danica Brugge

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

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

JGD Student Earns National Reflections Award

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John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School second grader Rajon Vessup received a National PTA Reflections Award of Merit in the dance composition category. He submitted a video of his performance with a stilt dancing team. Rajon and his family participate in parades across the region, and the video he sent was from a Halloween event.

Rajon advanced to the national competition after he received an Award of Excellence at the state level. He willbe recognized for his accomplishment at the Nassau Region PTA Spring Conference Dinner being at the Hilton Long Island in Huntington on May 23.

Date Added: 5/16/2023

Shooting Hoops for Healthy Hearts at Dinkelmeyer

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Students at John G. Dinkelemyer Elementary School once again took part in the Kids Heart Challenge to raise money for the American Heart Association. Through their fundraising efforts, they collected $511 to fight heart disease.

During physical education classes, students took part in various basketball competitions including Around the World, Challenger Champ and one-on-one games. Youngsters learned how to make physical activity a lifelong habit to keep their hearts healthy.

Physical education teacher Jim Mulvey said that this was the fifth year Dinkelmeyer students participated in the event, and districtwide students have been raising money for American Heart Association for more than 20 years.

Date Added: 5/4/2023


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