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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
Principal: Ms. Amanda Licci
Instagram: @nbrpride


Welcome to Newbridge Road Elementary School!

As principal of our beautiful building, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to any and all community members visiting our page. Here at Newbridge Road, we welcome all children and all families to our learning community so that they may grow and flourish with us. Each and every child who walks through our doors is valued for the individual they are and the contributions they make to the whole group.

As we look forward to Newbridge Road School’s 100th year in operation, we recognize the rich history of the building, the community with which it serves, and the success of countless students who have been educated here. While continuing the tradition of excellence here in North Bellmore and respecting the deep-rooted history, we also aim to equip our students with the knowledge, power, and skills they will need to navigate our ever-changing world and make a positive impact wherever they may go. It is always with the district’s mission in mind, “…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,” that we go about our daily work.

Being part of the Newbridge Road school community means taking pride in who you are, where you come from, how you treat others, and what you represent; it means showing your Newbridge HEART at all times. At Newbridge Road, we stand for Honesty, Empathy, Acceptance, Respect and Teamwork. All members of our school community – parents, students, teachers, staff and administrators – will aim to demonstrate HEART as we partner to help our children and our community thrive. I am honored and inspired to be participating in and leading this work with our entire community.

Warm regards,
Amanda Licci

Current News

Seven Great Educators Receive Tenure in North Bellmore

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Becoming a great teacher or administrator is not achieved alone, North Bellmore School District Superintendent Marie Testa noted at the annual tenure celebration on April 11. It requires a great support system of family and colleagues.

Seven great educators earned the professional milestone after completing their probationary periods, and were recognized before a large audience of administrators, teachers, students, family members and friends. The tenure recipients included five teachers – Melissa Halaris, Maritza Lopez, Daniela McGee, Kim Rackley and Alexander Roff – and central office administrators Denise Fisher and Leyna Malone.

Ms. Fisher first joined the district as assistant principal at Saw Mill Road Elementary School, then became Newbridge Road Elementary School’s principal before moving into her current position as executive director of personnel. She oversees a human resources department that serves 660 employees. Ms. Testa described her as brave and kind, someone who strongly believes in the district’s mission and core values, and a person who quietly lifts up everyone around her.

When Ms. Fisher went to Newbridge, Ms. Malone was hired as assistant principal of Saw Mill Road. She then became principal of Martin Avenue, and then the executive director for pupil personnel services and special education. It’s one of the most challenging jobs in the district, Ms. Testa explained, and requires a strong knowledge of legal requirements. The superintendent said that Ms. Malone’s kindness and strong advocacy for both students and teachers is what has led to her success.

North Bellmore Teachers Association President Joann Signorelli congratulated the five teachers who received tenure. There were also remarks from their building principals and colleagues.

Mr. Roff teaches general music at Martin Avenue and Newbridge Road, with Ms. Lopez spreading her love for music at Saw Mill Road. John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School boasts Ms. Rackley in fourth grade and Ms. Halaris in fifth grade, while Ms. McGee is a speech therapist at Newbridge Road.

North Bellmore Board of Education President Christine Malloy added that the tenure celebration is her favorite meeting of the year because they get to recognize the district’s amazing teachers and administrators.

Date Added: 4/17/2024




Newbridge Posters Promote Inclusion

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The values of acceptance and inclusion are strong in the hearts of Newbridge Road Elementary School fifth graders. They put their feelings on display outside of their classrooms with colorful posters.

Two books inspired students, “Just Ask” by Sonia Sotomayor and “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper. They took the lessons from these books and created posters with inspirational messages about acceptance, friendship, inclusion and kindness. Students emphasized that their differences and unique qualities should be celebrated and valued.

“Everyone should be included, no matter who they are and what they do,” fifth grader Nicholas Schlitz said.

Teachers Karen Barrins and Michelle Hooker were proud that their students internalized the lessons from the books and proactively shared these messages with their fellow Newbridge Road students. Principal Amanda Licci added that it was very rewarding to see students make connections with books and come away with important life lessons. She added that the posters support the school’s motto, “Newbridge has HEART,” as the “A” stands for acceptance.

Date Added: 4/8/2024

Newbridge Road Dog Supply Drive Fetching Donations

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Helping others is the mission of the student council at Newbridge Road Elementary School, but once in a while, they extend their generosity to four-legged friends.

Student leaders decided to collect supplies for dogs as their March community service project. The drive runs from March 4-22 to support BARRK Long Island, an animal rescue and rehab organization.

Newbridge Road student and staff can donate blankets, dog beds, leashes, towels, toys and more. A donation box was placed in the lobby and Principal Amanda Licci said it was filled within a week so they had to put out another one.

Student council members worked hard to promote the dog supply drive. During the March spirit assembly for the entire school, third grader Aarnav Ranga, fourth grader Sylvia Tarr, fifth grader Sean Burke and sixth grader Samantha Novoni did a presentation about the service project. They spoke about BARRK’s mission and the donations that were being requested. Student leaders also made posters that were placed around the school.

Date Added: 3/14/2024

District Gives Accolades to Young Artists

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Two dozen young artists from the North Bellmore School District were recognized for their talents at the North Bellmore Board of Education meeting on Feb. 8. Their drawings and paintings were displayed for all to see, and proud parents snapped photos before art teachers presented certificates.

Artists from the five elementary schools were honored. North Bellmore’s art teachers, Jillian Bock, Erica Farley and Amy Lopez, selected works to showcase a variety of projects across all grade levels that students completed in the first half of the school year. The pieces reflected the use of different artistic techniques and mediums.

“This art show is a visual representation of students’ artistic learning and growth, and the positive impact of arts education in our schools,” said Saw Mill Road Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Rosof, who supervises the district’s art program.

The district congratulates its featured artists:

John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School: Siya Gahra, Erin Loechner, Vincent Maltese and Yirui Zhang.

Martin Avenue Elementary School: Tess Daly,Vivienne Ferrie, Vincent Samaniegoand Reese Walker.

Newbridge Road Elementary School: Kayla Diaz,Paul Sloven,Luke Watson andConnor Weidemann.

Park Avenue Elementary School: Catalina Fioranelli, Caleb Littman, Wyatt Roussine and Madison Scholl.

Saw Mill Road Elementary School (Ms. Lopez): Grace Cho, Sean Egan, Noah Gwyther, Alexa Olmo, Lucas Shek, Brielle Tambini, Olivia Thomas and Averie Volpe.

The framed student artwork will be on display throughout the district for the next year. Central office and building administrators proudly selected pieces of art to hang in their offices.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 2/29/2024


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