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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
Instagram: @sawmillpride






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.

Generational Problem Solving at Saw Mill

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The cafeteria was recently transformed into an innovation center at Saw Mill Road Elementary School. Kindergartners welcomed parents, grandparents and other special guests to help out with a series of STEAM challenges.

Two classes per day participated in the activities that merged science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. Students and their guests rotated among four stations to build towers using different materials. There were wooden sticks and clothes pins, pencils, pipe cleaners and plastic cups.

Teacher Marylou Tolle said that the goal was to showcase for parents the problem-solving activities that students do in school. The STEAM activities also foster collaboration, critical thinking and persistence. Students and their guests were reminded that if a design didn’t work, they should try again.

This was the second year the school has hosted the daytime STEAM program. After last year’s successful debut, kindergarten teachers decided to keep it going, noting the energy and enthusiasm of both the children and the adults.

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Date Added: 6/11/2024

Artists Dazzle at District Exhibition

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The North Bellmore School District held its annual district art show on May 21. Student work from the five elementary schools was featured at the evening exhibition, which was held in Newbridge Road Elementary School’s cafeteria.

There were drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media projects on display, created by students from kindergarten through sixth grade. The work was a sampling of projects created throughout the school year and showcased the various artistic techniques students have learned.

Artwork was completed under the direction of Jillian Bock at John G. Dinkelmeyer and Park Avenue elementary schools, Erica Farley at Martin Avenue and Newbridge Road elementary schools and Amy Lopez at Saw Mill Road Elementary School.

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Date Added: 6/3/2024

Annual Track Meet Brings Together Sixth Graders

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It will be a couple of years before the soon-to-be graduates of the North Bellmore School District are circling the halls of Mepham High School, but on May 20, they got to circle the track. Students from all five elementary schools gathered on the sunny spring day for the annual sixth grade track meet.

The event, which was coordinated by the physical education teachers, featured a mix of short- and long-distance races. It ranged from 50 meters to 800 meters, which was two full laps around the track. After four-person relay races, the day concluded with field events such as discus, javelin, long jump and shot put.

Students wore their school Class of 2024 shirts. In just a few months, they will be unified under one roof at Grand Avenue Middle School, and the track meet was an opportunity to meet their future classmates.

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Date Added: 5/30/2024

Saw Mill Band Takes Silver at NYSSMA Performance

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The sixth grade band from Saw Mill Road Elementary School performed at the New York State School Music Association’s Majors festival at Hofstra University on May 22. The group earned a silver rating from a panel of judges. 

Band director Chris D’Orio said this is the first time that Saw Mill’s sixth grade band has participated in this event since 2018. The Majors festival gives student ensembles a chance to play for and receive feedback from experienced musicians. A silver rating represents that students have demonstrated an excellent level of technical and artistic skill in all of the evaluation categories.  

The band performed three songs. Two of the selections, “Enchanted Wizard” and “Terracotta,” came from the NYSSMA manual. For the band’s free choice, they played the “Valor March.” Students practiced during several before-school rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the festival.   

“It’s a really talented group of musicians,” Mr. D’Orio said. “They play really well and this was another performance opportunity. I’m so very proud of their hard work and efforts in band over the past three years, which paid off with a successful performance at the NYSSMA Majors festival.” 

Added Principal Jeffrey Rosof, “This is a wonderful recognition of our musicians’ efforts. Kudos to Mr. D’Orio for leading the way.” 

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Date Added: 5/23/2024

Buddies Bond Over Bots at Saw Mill

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As they go through their school years in North Bellmore, students get to explore many different kinds of robots as part of the district’s vibrant computer science program. Recently, kindergartners at Saw Mill Road Elementary School not only had an introduction to robotics, but they had some experts to help.

The youngsters gathered in the computer science room to work with Blue-Bots. The floor robots can be simply programmed by pushing buttons on the top to create an algorithm, giving it rules to follow. The moves were simple – forward, backward, right turn and left turn.

Helping them out were sixth grade tech buddies, who have used many different types of robots over the past several years and are familiar with more advanced levels of computer programming. They helped their kindergarten buddies program the Blue-Bots to get from the starting point to an end point on floor mats. Together, they mapped out the planned moves using directional cards before running the program.

“It’s very important for students to learn from each other,” computer science teacher Cathy Schlaich said. “They need to talk to each other to solve problems.”

Ms. Schlaich explained that the activity taught students many lessons that can be applied beyond robotics, such as collaboration, critical thinking and perseverance. She emphasized the value of trial and error, reminding students that if the robot’s program wasn't correct the first time, they should go back and do it again.

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Date Added: 5/8/2024

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