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Neighborhood Walk

  • Class 2B enjoyed a walk around our beautiful neighborhood!

Animal Projects

  • In honor of Earth Day, class 6C researched and presented projects on endangered animals.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

  • Fourth graders celebrated “Poem in Your Pocket Day” and wrote their own poems!

Student Council

Learning Outdoors

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School first graders enjoyed the beautiful weather as they took their classroom lessons outdoors!

Outdoor Fun

  • Second graders said, "It is good to be a kid. We made it to the playground!"

Writing Contest Winners at Floral Park-Bellerose School

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School fourth graders Nora and Christina were recognized as winners of the Junior Women’s Club of Bellerose Writing Contest. Nora’s poem and Christina’s story will move onto the next level of the competition, sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

    Writing Contest Winners at Floral Park-Bellerose School

Second Graders Love to Measure

  • Students used a color tile to create an inch ruler and then measured some of their school supplies

Inclusion Activity Held at Floral Park-Bellerose School

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School first graders in Andrew Branca’s class discussed the importance of inclusion, equity and diversity after reading their grade’s book of the month, “Strictly No Elephants.”

    For the in-class activity, the students were asked to enter themselves into the story and depict how they would react when the two main characters are left out. The goal of the lesson was to inspire the students to stand up for others.

Almost Spring

  • Students have been enjoying the springlike weather on the play structure!

    Almost Spring

Parent Presentation April-June

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Science Projects

  • Class 5E shared their cell model projects today! They used 21st century skills to innovate 3D models of plant and animal cells, in addition to presenting a verbal report on their projects.

Class 4F - Simple Machines

  • 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.

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Fun Friday

  • 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.

2B Valentines

  • Happy Valentine’s Day from the “Gnomies” in Class 2B!

Floral Park-Bellerose Second Grade Class Participates in Mock Election

  • 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.

Business Letters

  • 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!

Remote Kindergarten Project

  • 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.

Studying Chemistry

  • 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.

Community Outreach

  • A remote kindergarten class recently made valentines for residents in local nursing homes!

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Marshmallow Snowmen

  • 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 Class Crafts Valentine’s Cards for Hospitalized Kids

  • 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.

Let it Snow!

  • 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.

Floral Park-Bellerose UFSD update - 1-18-21

  • Dear Parents:

    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.

    Click here to view the full letter.

    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

COVID-19 Information - Update 1-18-21 - FPBS

  • 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.

    Click here to view the full letter.

Floral Park-Bellerose Main Office - 1-15-2021

  • 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.


    Click here to view the letter.

     

Pre-K Painting

  • Pre-K students at Floral Park-Bellerose School painted a winter-inspired scene on their easels in class.

FPBS service provider 1-12-213

  • 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.

    Click here for the full letter.

2C's Habitat Research Project

  • Class 2C recently learned about animal habitats!

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Mandatory NYS BMI survey for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • 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.

    Click here for the full notice.

Update on Covid-19 Testing 1-6-21

  • 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.

    Click here to read the full letter.

Important COVID-19 Information - Update 1-6-21

  • 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.

    Click here to view the full letter

FPBS Winter Concert

Virtual Performance

  • The Kick, Pom, and Dance Club virtually got together to perform!

Annual Toy Drive

  • 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.

    Annual Toy Drive Annual toy drive

Chanukah Celebrations

  • Fourth graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School played dreidel to celebrate the start of Chanukah!

Important COVID-19 Information - Update 12-11-2020

  • 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.

    Click here to view the full letter

Coffee with the Superintendent

Letter from Dr. Mulcahy, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum

  • 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.

    Click here to view the full letter

COVID-19 Micro-cluster Focus Zones Update - 12/01/20

Important COVID-19 Information - Update 11-30-2020 - FPBS

  • 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.

    Click here to view the full letter

Important COVID-19 Information - Update 11-23-2020 - FPBS

  • 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.

    Click here to view the full letter.

Big and Little Buddies’ Thanksgiving

  • 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.

Native American Unit

  • 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 Hard at Work

  • Pre-K students have been busy making beautiful artwork in class!

Colorful Experiment

  • Pre-K students participated in a color mixing experiment. They used milk, food coloring and dish soap to mix the colors together.

Science Investigation

  • Fourth graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School recently participated in a science investigation “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” about weathering and erosion.

Proud Artists

  • Fourth graders showed off their work with art teacher Amanda Ellis.

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Marble Competition

  • 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.”

Board of Education Meeting

Important COVID-19 Update for the Floral Park-Bellerose School

  • Important COVID-19 Update

    for the Floral Park-Bellerose School

    Click Here

  • 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.

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Artists at Work

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School students had fun drawing their school building in class!

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Reading in the Courtyard

  • 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.

Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education Meeting

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

FPBSD - Lean on Me

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


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.

Board of Education Meetings

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.

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!!

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

School Happenings

  • Upcoming Events

     

    PTA Plant Sale-5/6-57

    PTA Book Fair-5/11-5/13

    Budget Vote-5/18

    Staff Appreciation-5/21

    Jr. Olympics-5/26

    Memorial Day-5/31

    Olympic Day-6/9

    Flag Day-6/14

    PTA Meeting-6/15

    Sixth Grade Dance-6/16

    Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony-6/23

    Last Day of School- 6/25

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Visit us on Facebook!  Use the link on the school site or find us on Facebook @fpbsd.spirit.

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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 

    jaadams@fpbsd.org                                                                   dsiebert@fpbsd.org                                                                  NEpstein@fpbsd.org

     

     

FPBS Musical/Drama Club

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