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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 School2100 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

Day One Filled With Positive Vibes

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There was a buzz in the air at the five elementary schools in the North Bellmore School District on Sept. 1 as a new year began. More than 2,000 students arrived with great enthusiasm for the year ahead, along with new sneakers and backpacks.

At John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School, third graders in Celeste Diogo’s class had some time to catch up while they unpacked and sorted their school supplies. Kindergarten teacher Lauren LoBello reviewed daily routines with her students and emphasized that she wants them to feel at home in her classroom.

Sixth graders talked about the exciting activities ahead in their last year of elementary school, such as a canoe trip, a volleyball game against the teachers, building bridges out of wooden sticks and a year-end picnic.

Date Added: 9/6/2022

New Teachers Ready to Shape Young Minds

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Filled with enthusiasm, passion and a desire to make a positive difference, North Bellmore’s newest faculty members got an introduction to the school district and the community at new teacher orientation. The 17 newcomers bring one to 20 years of teaching experience.

The full-day program on Aug. 17 at Newbridge Road Elementary School was facilitated by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Janet Pollitt, Director of Educational Programs and Staff Development Tillie McNamara and Director of Personnel Denise Fisher. Instructional coach Krista Zucker presented on instructional programs and practices, while ENL teacher Samantha Schwartz discussed effective lesson planning. Computer science teachers Michael Bevilacqua and Kerry Pentek gave an overview of technology and digital learning resources.

This year’s additions to the staff include elementary classroom, ENL, math AIS, reading and physical education teachers, a speech pathologist and a nurse. North Bellmore is also adding a Spanish teacher, who will serve all five elementary schools, as it is bringing back the language program for fifth and sixth graders.

“Our goal is to provide teachers with the resources and information necessary to implement North Bellmore’s rich educational programs,” Ms. Pollitt said. “The orientation program is the start of a supportive and nurturing environment to help teachers be successful, which in turn provides the best learning experiences for our students.”

The district welcomes Danielle Calapai, Alessia Giliberti, Kristin Giris, Jacqueline Goode, Nicole Huttner, Alexa Laskowitz, Katherine Masters, Kimberly Mathison, Emily McClernon, Rosalie Napolitano, Kristine Occhino, Alyssa Parker, Samantha Sclafani, Nicole Stratton, Dana Turkel, Victoria Van Wie and Hayley Yackavage.

Date Added: 8/19/2022


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