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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.


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






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.

Book Sparks a Self-Esteem Boost at Saw Mill

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Children know it’s what’s on the inside that matters, but they also take pride in the physical features that make them unique and help them explore life. At Saw Mill Road Elementary School, fifth graders recently completed writing pieces based on the book, “The Best Part of Me.”

The book, by Wendy Ewald, is told from the perspective of children through photographs and stories. Students in Kara Pulsinelli and Kristin Henchel’s class did their own “The Best Part of Me” pieces as a way of building confidence and self-esteem. Each child selected a feature to highlight, and their writing piece was paired with a photo and displayed for the whole class to see.

Students selected many different body parts and wrote why their choice was valuable to them. One student’s hands help her create artwork; another’s arms help him play sports. Feet help them go new places, hair can be a distinguishing trademark and their hearts allow them to show kindness to others.

Noelle Fischetti wrote about her eyes because, “They help me see what I’m writing and what I’m reading, that way I could learn.”

Date Added: 9/22/2022

’22 Saw Mill Grad Wins Mets Kidcaster Contest

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Hundreds of thousands of Mets fans heard the voice of North Bellmore youngster Eddie Kraus on Aug. 25, as he won SNY’s 2022 Kidcaster contest and got to call a half-inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies.

Eddie, 12, graduated from Saw Mill Road Elementary School in June, and many of his friends and former teachers tuned in to hear him during the bottom of the second inning. He sat alongside three of his idols – Mets broadcasters Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez.

A few months ago, he found out about the Kidcaster contest on Twitter and sent in an audition tape, in which he had to provide his own commentary for a clip of first baseman Pete Alonso hitting a walk-off homerun. Following an interview, he was named one of two finalists before SNY contacted him with the news that he was chosen as the winner of the annual contest that debuted in 2009, and resumed this season following a two-year pause.

On game night, Eddie and his family arrived about an hour and a half early and were welcomed to the SNY suite, where he got to meet the three broadcasters. Eddie said Cohen reminded him to stay calm and enjoy the moment.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing and it’s a dream come true,” said Eddie, who came prepared with his media guide, lineups and defensive charts.

He got to call base hits by Alonso and outfielder Tyler Naquin during his half-inning, when he sat in the chair normally occupied by Darling. Eddie also got to banter with the announcers, talking about his favorite Mets player (Mark Canha) and how ketchup is not an acceptable condiment for a hot dog. A lifelong Mets fan who fondly remembers the Mets World Series run in 2015, Eddie even wore a blue and orange tie.

When he wasn’t in the SNY booth, Eddie and his family got to enjoy the game.

Although he’s only entering seventh grade, Eddie has his career path planned out, intent on becoming a sports broadcaster. And he has done his homework on the chances he will have in Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District to expand his knowledge, including a radio club at Grand Avenue Middle School and broadcasting classes at Mepham High School.

“When I get older, I want to be a play-by-play guy,” Eddie said. “That’s my dream job.”

His ambition and determination have him on a path to achieve that dream. Last year, Eddie got to spend a period with Islanders broadcaster Brendan Burke and Butch Goring, and this past summer he took part in a two-week journalism camp at Hofstra University.

Eddie thoroughly enjoyed his seven years at Saw Mill, where he had great teachers and made many long-lasting friendships. It’s where he developed a love for reading and writing and, as someone who loves to talk, was known as an active participant in class. As a member of student council, he got to do the morning announcements on several occasions, and for career day he came to school dressed as a broadcaster. His love of baseball also took him to the fields behind Saw Mill on a regular basis, as he plays for the North Bellmore-North Merrick Rebels.

Date Added: 8/29/2022

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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