Class 4F is being creative! Students made models of the five simple machines they learned about: levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, and wheel/axles.
Floral Park-Bellerose School celebrated Kindness Week, from Feb. 8-12, with a variety of activities to spread positive messages throughout the school community. The Operation Respect Club helped to come up with the ideas for the spirit days during the week, including Bee Kind Day, Sports Day, Rainbow Day and Cool to Be Kind Day and Spread Love Day.
Today for Fun Friday, Ms. Gargano's class wrote sight words at their desks with shaving cream! The students LOVED it, and it was great sensory integration.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the “Gnomies” in Class 2B!
Floral Park-Bellerose School second graders in Melissa Soldati’s class recently participated in an election.
After reading the books “Duck for President” and “Grace for President,” the students chose their favorite candidate and designed campaign posters that were presented to their classmates. The students registered to vote, received a voter registration card and cast their ballots in a mock polling booth. The votes were counted, and Grace won the election.
Second graders in Mr. Washousky’s class recently wrote business letters. Each student chose where to send their letters. Ziyad wrote to a gaming app and hit the jackpot with all the cool things they sent him!
A remote kindergarten class from Floral Park-Bellerose School read “Farfallina and Marcel” this past week about a gosling and a caterpillar. The children learned about how characters change and talked about the setting of the story. To complete the week, they made their own scene with the characters.
John Lewis Childs School fifth graders recently studied elements, compounds and molecules as part of the Inspire Science Curriculum with teachers Marianna Antonakis and Patricia Olson.
As a culminating project, students were asked to create a Google Slide about an element of their choice and a model of a compound, which would then be presented to the class. Students created models of water, salt and carbon dioxide, among others.
The assignment focused on the “elaborate” portion of the 5E model of Science Inquiry: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.
A remote kindergarten class recently made valentines for residents in local nursing homes!
For PARP, Class 2C read “Snowmen at Night” and made snowmen out of marshmallows. They then wrote about what the snowmen do at night, just like in the book.
Floral Park-Bellerose School first graders in Megan White’s class recently created Valentine’s Day cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids. The charitable organization delivers handmade cards to children in hospitals across the United States.
This week, Pre-K students at Floral Park-Bellerose School made snow using baking soda and conditioner. It was a great sensory activity to go with our winter theme for PARP: Arctic Adventure, Snow Much to Read.
We have been working throughout the weekend to determine the best plan for our staff and students for this upcoming week starting, January 19th, 2021. As of early this morning we were prepared to open up our buildings with in-person instruction. Today, we have received additional information that has challenged staffing beyond our means. In consultation with the Department of Health – they have advised if the daily operation of the buildings is compromised that we should go remote. Therefore, due to the unprecedented number of students and staff now required to quarantine because of being deemed a close contact or testing positive, both schools, (Floral Park-Bellerose and John Lewis Childs) in the Floral Park-Bellerose School District will move to remote instruction from Tuesday, January 19, 2021, through Friday, January 22, 2021. We plan to return to in-person instruction on Monday, January 25, 2021, as many of our quarantined staff are scheduled to return to work at that time. However, we will keep you updated.
Grab n Go Meals for All Students
Tuesday - Friday 10am-12:30pm
at Both Schools
John Lewis Childs School
(at the doors on the corner of Flower Ave and Elizabeth St.)
Floral Park-Bellerose School
(at the cafeteria door on the blacktop - by Poppy Place)
You will get breakfast and lunch. Anyone picking up Must Wear a Mask!
Parents can pick up without student being present.
Any Questions Please email: kcrenshaw@FPBSD.org or call the lunch office at (516) 434-2758
We were notified last evening that a staff member at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teachers will be quarantined.
Today the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a staff member in the main office at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the information we have to date; staff members, including the main office have been notified accordingly and will be quarantining. However, following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, and as more information has now been provided to us, additional contact tracing needs to be conducted. We are working closely with the Nassau County Department of Health taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our school community.
Pre-K students at Floral Park-Bellerose School painted a winter-inspired scene on their easels in class.
Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a part-time service provider at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, contact tracing was completed. All contacts were notified and will quarantine. We will continue to work closely with the Nassau County Department of Health and take all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our school community. The building, especially the room that was occupied by the quarantined individuals, will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Class 2C recently learned about animal habitats!
Notice to parents of students currently in grades K, 1,2, 4, & 6th
The FPBSD has been selected to participate in a mandatory NYS BMI survey for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Dear Floral Park-Bellerose School District Community,
As you may be aware, the COVID numbers continue to rise in our community. In addition to our most recent closure (FPBS for an initial two days, 1/7 and 1/8), I would like to update you with some further information. Currently, our district has both students (73) and staff (14) under mandatory quarantine due to either a close contact or being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Hello parents of the Floral Park-Bellerose School. Today, at approximately 2:00 pm we were notified that a staff member at the Floral Park-Bellerose School who has been in various places throughout the FPBS building has tested positive for COVID-19. In consultation with the Nassau County Department of Health, the Floral Park-Bellerose School will be closed for at least tomorrow, Thursday, January 7th and Friday, January 8th. All Floral Park-Bellerose School faculty and staff will work remotely during this time. All instruction for the students of the Floral Park-Bellerose School will be conducted remotely as well.
The Kick, Pom, and Dance Club virtually got together to perform!
Floral Park-Bellerose School students from pre-K to sixth grade have been bringing in gifts for the annual toy drive for the Hance Family Foundation, held from Nov. 30-Dec. 17. The foundation will distribute the toys to children in need around Nassau County on behalf of the students.
Fourth graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School played dreidel to celebrate the start of Chanukah!
Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that a student at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teacher will be quarantined. This teacher and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely starting Monday.
With the climbing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and those students who must quarantine, the District has been preparing our teachers to “livestream.” At this point, we are working collaboratively with our technology department, technology coaches, teachers, and administrators to prepare for this new programming. “Livestreaming” into an in-person class with a quarantined student or students is different than Zooming with an entire class.
Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that a student at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teachers will be quarantined. The teachers and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely starting tomorrow.
Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that a student at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teacher will be quarantined. This teacher and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely starting tomorrow.
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Second and fourth grade buddies in Mrs. Engelmann’s and Mrs. Leary’s classes met virtually on Nov. 25. Mrs. Leary read “The Night Before Thanksgiving,” and then the students drew a turkey.
Class 4F is completing a social studies unit about the Native Americans tribes of North America. Here, members of the class model “wampum” (small beads used for decoration and money) in the unique necklaces and bracelets they created.
Pre-K students have been busy making beautiful artwork in class!
Pre-K students participated in a color mixing experiment. They used milk, food coloring and dish soap to mix the colors together.
Fourth graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School recently participated in a science investigation “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” about weathering and erosion.
Fourth graders showed off their work with art teacher Amanda Ellis.
Beginner violinists and violists at Floral Park-Bellerose School took part in a competition to see who can balance a marble on their instruments for the longest period of time. Along with being a fun contest, it also is a wonderful posture exercise. These students were the top third grade “marble champions.”
Outdoor Tents Pop Up at Floral Park-Bellerose School
Floral Park-Bellerose School students have been able to spend extra time outdoors during the school day due to the recent addition of tents.
The school currently has three tents, which teachers can sign up to utilize through Google Forms. Classes have been using the tents for outdoor classrooms, mask break locations, social time and more. The tents allow for additional time outside for the students, separate from their scheduled daily recess.
Floral Park-Bellerose School students had fun drawing their school building in class!
Students at Floral Park-Bellerose School enjoy reading out in the fresh air of the courtyard! While outside and seated apart, they are also allowed to take mask breaks.
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.
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.
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May 11, 2020
Executive Session at 7:00 p.m.
Public Session at 8:00 p.m.
MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19, GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education scheduled for June 8th has been rescheduled to June 1st and a Public Hearing will be held via a videoconference at 8:00 p.m. on:
Monday, June 1, 2020
The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Education
scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020 has been cancelled.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the closure of all schools in the state until
I am continuing to encourage you to visit the link below for more information on:
What to Do If You Are Sick or Feel Sick, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are- sick/steps-when-sick.html.
Also, please visit the link below for more information on 15 Days to Slow the Spread of COVID-19, https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp- content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf.
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline Number is 1-888-364-3065.
April 6, 2020
MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19, GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1
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
Through the prompts, they will need to select new customer, new service, new Internet.
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.
Thank you to our amazing Cafeteria Staff!! Great job feeding many families each week. Behind the masks are huge smiles!!!!!
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
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.
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)
Our District is continuing to take extra precautionary measures such as:
Shared Decision Making Committee Meeting-2/22
Parent Teacher Conferences-2/25 & 2/26
Operation Safe Child-3/4 & 3/5
FPBSD Board of Ed Meeting-3/8
March Math Madness-3/15-3/19
Report Card Distribution-3/25
Poem in Your Pocket Day-4/14
Fifth Grade EAK Day-4/22