Field Day

  • To wind down the school year in a fun way, John Lewis Childs School hosted Field Days for grades K-6, on May 24 and May 25.

    Students participated in outdoor activities like relay races, cornhole, KanJam and a playground scavenger hunt. Classes were distinguished by designated colors, and many wore themed T-shirts that displayed their teacher’s name.

    Field Day Group Photo Outside     Student Passing Off Baton To Another Student     Student Playing Kan Jam     Students Wearing Their "4" Shirts 


Zoom Interview

  • During Model UN on June 8, Floral Park-Bellerose School and John Lewis Childs School students interviewed Luis Isava, the special assistant to the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. They prepared some questions for him in advance based on research that they had done during their sessions. His responses were insightful and age-appropriate, and the students really learned a lot. The Zoom meeting was organized by Ms. Matusewicz and Ms. Patwell from Floral Park-Bellerose School, and Ms. Saunders and Ms. Antonakis from John Lewis Childs School.

Happy Memorial Day!

  • Memorial Day Class Photo

John Lewis Childs School Sixth Grader Receives Letter from Author

  • John Lewis Childs School sixth grader Rowan DeJean recently received a letter from Jeff Kinney, the author of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series. DeJean had written to Kinney, telling the author how much he enjoyed the books. In the letter, Kinney thanked DeJean for writing to him and said, “Letters like yours have been the fuel that’s kept me going.”

    Rowan DeJean holding his letter he wrote to Jeff Kinney (author)

Rock Installment

  • Dom’s Landscaping donated this rock for sixth graders to sign as they leave JLCS! The donation was organized by our school’s PTA.

    Workers standing next to the newly donated rock installation

Asian Heritage Month

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Teddy Bear Picnic

  • John Lewis Childs School pre-K students enjoyed a teddy bear picnic!

Important COVID-19 Information - Update 1-5-21 - JLCS

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a student at the John Lewis Childs 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. These teachers and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely beginning January 6, 2021 and returning to in-person instruction on January 19, 2021. All parents/guardians of this class and anyone who was in close contact with this student has been notified.

    Click here to view the full letter

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

  • Important COVID-19 Update

    for the Floral Park-Bellerose School

    Click Here

Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

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.

Reorganization Meeting of the Board of Education

  • The Reorganization Meeting of the Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that the Board will immediately adjourn to executive session to consider confidential matters relating to negotiations, personnel and legal. Public session will commence at 8:00 p.m. followed by a Public Hearing on the District Wide Safety Plan. The Regular Meeting will commence immediately following. The Meeting will be held live via teleconference.


    Click here to Listen to the Meeting

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

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

Superintendent Update - May 29th, 2020


  • 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.

Mother's Day Message from Dr. Kathleen Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education Meetings

Individuals interested in running for the Board of Education

  • Individuals interested in running for the Board of Education must submit their petition no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2020.

    Click Here for more information

Update - May 1, 2020

  • New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. We will continue to provide distance learning for the remainder of this academic year.

    A decision about summer school will be made at the end of May.

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


    April 6, 2020 
    8:00 p.m. 


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


  • 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  

Child Care for Essential Workers

  • Click Here for information on Child Care for Essential Workers

Resources for Families

    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

    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

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

Important Information

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

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Review of Arrival Procedures

  • Arriving to School


    In order to avoid congestion, the main entrance should only be used if your child is attending an early morning activity or arriving to school after 8:20a.m. Most of our clubs and extra help do not begin until 7:30am. Please do not bring your child any earlier as our security personnel begins the day at 7:30am. All students that walk to school enter the school from the playground. Students should enter the building through the doors on either side of the auditorium (Exits 8 and 10). There are staff members monitoring these exits. The first bell rings at 8:10 a.m. and students may enter the building at this time.  We ask that students who walk to school, time their arrival so as not to arrive before 8:10 a.m.  They will not be considered late until 8:20 a.m. 

      DROP OFF PROCEDURESDrop off is on the east side of Flower Avenue where staff members are stationed assisting in the utilization of the STOP, DROP, and ROLL procedure.  These staff members guide students to walk to the corner of Flower and Elizabeth where the crossing guard directs students across the street.  There are additional staff members at the receiving corner to guide students into the school building at the corner exit (Exit 15).   This protocol enables parents to quickly pull to the curb and allow the child to exit the car and then pull right back out.  It allows traffic in this area to move smoothly.  Cars may not park in this area and children should have all their items on hand so that they may be able to quickly exit the car.

    Please review the above procedures with your child and if you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Contact Information

  • Mrs. Susan Fazio
    Phone: 516-434-2780

    Mrs. Kristina Lynch
    Assistant Principal
    Phone: 516-434-2780

    Ms. Deborah Falco
    School Nurse
    Phone: 516-434-2796
    Attendance: 516-434-2797


Upcoming Event Letters and Information

Online Scheduler

  • Canyon Creek Online Scheduler


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