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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.

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





Dear Park Avenue Families,

It is with the greatest of pleasure and excitement that I welcome you to Park Avenue School. As principal, I have the honor of leading our fantastic teachers, students, and school community through an amazing educational journey. We are dedicated to providing your children with a safe and nurturing environment where they feel valued and confident to expand their knowledge and abilities. By fostering the development of the whole child, our students acquire the skill set needed to become productive, compassionate, and educated leaders of tomorrow. Our focus is to guide your children as they navigate through a rigorous curriculum, develop strong character, and surpass our high expectations.

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

Our district’s 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. Together, we will carry out this mission and reach even higher levels of success.

The love and passion for learning is what makes Park Avenue School an incredibly special place. We approach all that we do here with a perspective of empathy, curiosity, and exploration. I am looking forward to another fantastic school year! Please feel free to contact me as I am readily available to work with you and answer any questions that you may have.


Michael DeBlasio


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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