Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

School Health Portal

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    the daily health assessment questions that should be
    reviewed before your child leaves for school.

    Frontline School Health Portal

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    FPBSD Daily COVID Health Screening Form

Board of Education Meeting

Frontline Health Portal Registration Link

Welcome Back Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

Floral Park-Bellerose School Opening PowerPoint

Floral Park-Bellerose SD Response to Coronavirus Testing & Contact Tracing and Digital Equity

State Education Department Issues Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools

  • The New York State Education Department today released guidance to help schools and school districts as they plan to reopen, whether that occurs in person, remotely, or in a combination of the two.

    Click here to see the Guidance.

A message from Dr. Kathleen Sottile

Stock Market Game Winners at Floral Park-Bellerose School

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School’s fourth grade Programs Reaching Out to Broaden Experiences (P.R.O.B.E.) class had two teams place in the Long Island Stock Market Game. Nhailly Celestin and Courtney Gray placed third place, while Ryan Dwyer came in fifth place.

    The students participated in the simulation by being given $100,000 to virtually invest in various stocks. These two teams topped 195 other Long Island elementary teams in the year-long competition. Congratulations, Nhailly, Courtney and Ryan!

Teddy Bear Picnic, Part 3

FPBSD - Lean on Me

Thank you, Floral Park-Bellerose Community
for always being there for us to lean on!


Virtual Field Day 2020

Executive Order 202.39

  • Executive Order 202.39 FAQ

Teddy Bear Picnic, Part 2

Our Favorite “Shrek Jr.” Memories

Public Hearing on the FPBSD Proposed Budget: Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Superintendent Update - May 29th, 2020

SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • On May 1, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.26 setting forth provisions for the rescheduled Annual Meeting for school board elections and budget votes.  The new uniform voting date is Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  All voting will take place via absentee ballot.

    Click here for more information.

Congratulations, FPBS Class of 2020!

  • Be bold, be determined, be your best and continue to succeed!

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Teddy Bear Picnic

Board of Education Meetings

National Superhero Day

  • Students at Floral Park-Bellerose School celebrated National Superhero Day on April 28. The class was asked to write about who their superhero is in their lives right now, and this video was created based on their work.

Our Amazing Cafeteria Staff!!

  • Thank you to our amazing Cafeteria Staff!!  Great job feeding many families each week.  Behind the masks are huge smiles!!!!!

    Amazing Cafeteria Staff!!

Former JLC graduate Joseph Leone

Joseph recorded, filmed, played every instrument and sings his own back up vocals!!!!!
We all need this positive message!!!! Thank you Joseph!!!!!!


Updated Parent Letter – April 20

Superintendent Update - April 17, 2020

New Grab n Go meal flyer

  • Click here for information about our Grab n Go meal program.

School Closing Information Update - April 16, 2020

Letter from Superintendent - April 9

Board of Education Meeting - April 6, 2020

BOE Meeting Update

  • REGULAR MEETING 

    April 6, 2020 
    8:00 p.m. 

    MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19, GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1 

April 3, 2020 Update

  • Superintendent Kathleen Sottile would like to share this inspirational message with the community. Stay well. 

     

    Click Here for a letter from Dr. Kathleen Sottile, Superintendent of Schools.

    Video: YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND performed by the worldwide cast of BEAUTIFUL (in quarantine) for The Actors Fund

GRAB AND GO LUNCH PROGRAM

  • Click Here for information on changes to our Grab and Go lunch Program.

Important Greenkill Information

  • Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it has been decided with a heavy heart that the Greenkill 2020 5th grade field trip will be cancelled. The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance.  Parents that already submitted payment will be contacted and we will make arrangements to return checks.  If you have any questions regarding your payment, you can contact Janice Hyland at jhyland@fbpsd.org.  
     

Child Care for Essential Workers

  • Click Here for information on Child Care for Essential Workers

Resources for Families

  • FREE GRAB AND GO LUNCH PROGRAM
    Beginning  Wednesday, March 18, 2020, we will be providing our students a free Grab and Go lunch between the hours  of 11am and 1pm. There will be no Ala Carte items for sale. Lunches will be distributed for both schools  at the Floral Park Bellerose Elementary School (the entrance for pickup will be on the Poppy Place side lunch door on the black top). All students who are eligible for the free and reduced meal program are encouraged to participate in the meal pick up program.  If you should have an issue with transportation or have a special dietary need, please contact the school lunch office at 516 434 2758 or email Karen Crenshaw at  KCrenshaw@fpbsd.org

    ALTICE HOME INTERNET
    Altice (formerly Cablevision) offers a free internet product for students with no Internet access at home.  Installation charges are also waived.  The relationship is directly between parent/guardian and Altice so the school districts and BOCES are not involved except to provide information.  Parents call 1-866-200-9522 to enroll

    • When a parent calls in, they can say they are calling about the offer for free internet service.
    • No documentation is required – just self-identification that they have a K-12 or college student in the household and do not currently have internet access at home.
    • There is no install fee or out of pocket costs for 60 days (as of now)
    • If the address does have an outstanding balance from another account, there is a chance they may deny this unless they can pay that balance or can prove it was not theirs.

     Through the prompts, they will need to select new customer, new service, new Internet.

Superintendent Update

Field and Playground Closure

  • Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, the fields and play structures
    at both the 
    Floral Park-Bellerose and the John Lewis Childs schools
    will be closed.

State Education Department and New York’s Public Television Stations Announce Expanded Remote

  • NYSED Logo

    State Education Department and New York's Public Television Stations Announce Expanded Remote Learning During Statewide School Closure

    Local Public Media Channels to Broadcast Educational Content for Pre-K to 12th Grade

    Click Here

Information Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act FAQ

     

    Effective 3/12/20, we will not be permitting any outside community groups to use our indoor school facilities. This does not effect the School Life Plus Program. All outside community groups are currently being contacted.  Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts and any other groups who enter our buildings prior to 6pm are included in this decision as well. Again, this is another precautionary measure and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.   

    Superintendent Letter regarding
    Parent/Teacher conferences and Coronavirus update

    (posted 3/11/2020)

    Please CLICK HERE for the most up to date information regarding the virus.

     Please CLICK HERE for Information about Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Superintendent Letter regarding Coronavirus and event postponements
    (posted 3/9/2020)

     Our District is continuing to take extra precautionary measures such as:

    • disinfecting door handles, stairwell handrails, and desks every night
    • cafeteria tables disinfected daily
    • hand sanitizers throughout the building
    • posters around the building reminding everyone to cover that cough/sneeze
    • our buses are being sanitized each day after every run
    • as an added precaution, we will continue to disinfect and sanitize our schools and buses every Saturday as well as reinforce "cover your cough" and frequent hand washing with all students and staff
    • we will also continue to closely monitor this situation and keep you informed of any new developments
    • hand sanitizers are available at our security desks and recommended for all who enter the building
  • Student-Artist

    A proud artist displays his work at Floral Park-Bellerose School!

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    Puzzles for Remembrance

    Fifth grade Student Council members went to an assisted living residence and assembled puzzles with the residents as part of Floral Park-Bellerose School’s "Puzzles for Remembrance " service learning project.

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    100 Days of School at Floral Park-Bellerose

    On Feb. 25, students and staff at Floral Park-Bellerose School celebrated the 100th day of school.

    Kindergartners and first graders paraded down the halls to music. The kindergartners wore headbands and crowns that said statements like, “Hip hip hooray! We’ve been here 100 days!” and “I’m 100 days brighter!” First graders dressed up as 100-year-old people, donning mustaches and wigs and holding canes.


    Valentine’s Craft

    Class 4A made a special craft for Valentine’s Day.


    STEM Challenge

    Buddy Classes 2C and 4C at Floral Park-Bellerose School recently participated in a STEM Challenge together. The students were tasked with building a bridge that could hold 21 penny rolls, which represented elephants. To introduce the challenge, the class read the book titled, "Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing.”


    Owl Pellet Dissections

    Fifth graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School recently dissected owl pellets.


    Highlights with Class 2F

    Class 2F has fun at yoga, dressing like it's the 70s and during Challenge Friday.


    Superheroes at Floral Park-Bellerose School

    As part of the Great Kindness Challenge week, students and staff at Floral Park-Bellerose School dressed as superheroes on Jan. 29.

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    Yoga Class

    Fourth graders in Patricia Cirisano’s class participated in a yoga class during the school day.


    STEM Challenge

    Floral Park-Bellerose School students recently participated in a STEM Challenge, building a structure using marshmallows and pasta!


    Floral Park-Bellerose School gets Zen with yoga classes

    Floral Park-Bellerose School students have been learning the poses and relaxing techniques of yoga during classes offered through the Nassau BOCES Arts in Education program. This is the second year that the students have been able to take yoga classes during the school day.

    Throughout a six-week period, which began on Jan. 6, all grade levels will meet twice with Donna Coogan, a yoga instructor with more than 20 years of experience. The classes last approximately 40-50 minutes.

    Donna noted that she has heard positive feedback from the students, with some noting that a yoga session felt like they were “on a vacation.”
    The purpose of bringing yoga to the schools is to provide students with social emotional learning.


    Mock Trial

    The fifth grade PROBE students from Floral Park-Bellerose School performed their Mock Trial at the Floral Park Village Hall on Jan. 9. Judge D. Hayden led the proceedings in which he elaborated on the workings of our court system. The students did a wonderful job!


    Experiments with Big and Little Buddies

    Big and Little Buddies at Floral Park-Bellerose School did an experiment to see what would happen when they placed candy canes into different liquids. The students had a blast and love their buddies!


    Fun with Crafts

    Third graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School love being crafty!


    Fourth grade “Survivor” teacher welcomed back

    On Dec. 20, Floral Park-Bellerose School students flanked a red carpet set up outside and held handmade signs to welcome back fourth grade math and science teacher Thomas Sheehan, who was recently named the grand prize winner of CBS’ 39th season, “Survivor: Island of the Idols.”

    Third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students and teachers were in attendance for Sheehan’s celebration, chanting “Mr. Sheehan” as he walked outside through the school’s doors. Sheehan, all smiles and dressed in holiday attire as the Grinch, stopped along his red carpet walk to high-five and hug students.

    Sheehan, along with the school’s mascot Buzz, also joined in on the holiday singalong in the auditorium.
    The school congratulates Mr. Sheehan on winning “Survivor”!


    Winter and Wellness

    Physical education classes at Floral Park-Bellerose School incorporated wellness and winter by creating snowmen in the gym.


    High School Heroes visit Floral Park-Bellerose School

    Students from Floral Park Memorial High School visited kindergarten and first grade students at Floral Park-Bellerose School, on Dec. 4, as part of the Junior Achievement of New York High School Heroes program. The program encourages high school students to become role models by teaching and inspiring elementary students.

    The topics of the day focused on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The kindergarten classes were taught from the JA Ourselves program, which introduces the students to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. As part of the lesson, the kindergartners participated in the Needs and Wants activity, choosing essential and non-essential items from a colorful poster. The high school students then read aloud an illustrated book, “Welcome Home!” about how the main character earns money to host a party for her friend.

    The first grade classes were taught from the JA Our Families program, which introduces students to entrepreneurship. One portion of the lesson included a floor map and toy car to help the students learn about map symbols and highlight neighborhood businesses.

    Principal Jamie Adams said that many of the visiting high school students were once students at Floral Park-Bellerose School, which made the program that more special.

    To participate in the Junior Achievement of New York High School Heroes program, high school student-volunteers are required to attend two training sessions to learn how to teach the curriculum.


    Thanksgiving Craft

    Big and little buddies met and created these adorable turkeys. The buddies really enjoyed working together, and they came up with some very creative turkeys!


    Turkey Trot at Floral Park-Bellerose School

    On Nov. 27, kindergartners at Floral Park-Bellerose School donned handmade turkey costumes to participate in the Turkey Trot. Cheered on by their fellow schoolmates, the students paraded down the main hallway, waving and saying, “gobble, gobble!”

    The trot, which was attended by both Principal Jamie Adams and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Sottile, was a fun activity before the Thanksgiving break.

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    Student Council Officers Announced

    Floral Park-Bellerose School held an election for Student Council on Nov. 15. The elected officers for the 2019-20 school year are President Eric Naronis, Vice President Maya Harrison, Secretary Alisha Ballie, Treasurer Tessa Fennell and Sergeant at Arms Grace Sotirhos.

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    Turkey Craft

    Third graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School had fun creating a Thanksgiving craft.


    Pre-K loved Halloween.


    Students love fall activities of picking leaves and making apples prints.


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School Happenings

  • Upcoming Events

    PTA Meeting 2/13 @ 9:15am

    Winter Recess 2/17-2/21

    Family Math Night 3/12 

    Parent Teacher Conferences-3/19 & 3/20

    Art Show-3/31

    Drama Club/Musical Production-4/2 & 4/3

    Spring Recess 4/9-4/17

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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Contact Information

  • "Every Student Matters. Every Moment Counts."

    Mrs. Jamie Adams                        Mrs. Dominique Siebert          Mrs. Nora Epstein

    Principal                                         Assistant Principal                      School Nurse

    516-434-2750                                 516-434-2750                           516-434-2766 

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