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

Toy Drive Tuesday

  • Toy Drive Tuesday

John Lewis Childs School Grab n Go Meal Schedule

  • Monday 11/30 10:30am-12pm
    Wednesday 12/2 10:30am-12pm
    Friday 12/4 10:30am- 12pm
    Pick up is at the Front of the School by the corner of Flower Ave. and Elizabeth St.
    You will be getting multiple meals on Monday and Wednesday

    Please Contact the Lunch Office with any questions
    (516) 434-2758

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

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that the JLC staff member who had multiple contacts with essential staff throughout the building and was symptomatic for COVID-19, has tested positive.  Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, the John Lewis Childs school building will be closed for instruction again on Tuesday, November 24th through Friday, December 4th and will reopen for in person instruction on Monday, December 7th, 2020.


    The Floral Park-Bellerose School will remain open on their regular school schedule.

    Click here to view the full letter.

Student Council Election Held at John Lewis Childs School

  • On Nov. 6, John Lewis Childs School hosted its election for president and vice president of Student Council.
    Students from kindergarten through sixth grade had the opportunity to listen to the candidates’ speeches and then cast their vote.
    Aaminah Khondker was elected as president, and Roberto Salinas was elected as vice president.

Nature Spies

  • Mrs. Mancusi’s kindergarten class’s recent story of the week was “Nature Spy” by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler. When it was the students’ turn to be the nature spy, they had the opportunity to observe items from nature with their eyes first and then with a magnifying glass in the classroom. The lesson included science and math, as well as reading.

Fun Fall Times in Fifth Grade

  • John Lewis Childs School students in Mrs. Antonakis’ fifth grade class enjoy their in-class projects and activities!

Pumpkin Patch Pops Up at John Lewis Childs School

  • In celebration of the autumn season and upcoming Halloween holiday, the schoolyard at John Lewis Childs School transformed into a pumpkin patch from Oct. 27-28.

    Pre-K to second grade students were invited to visit the patch, which was set up beneath an outdoor tent and decorated with scarecrows, hay and corn stalks. Once the students selected their perfect pumpkin, they headed over another tent that had two tables offering stickers and spooky masks. PTA members were stationed to help the students pick out their decorations, which would be used to personalize their pumpkins once they got back to the classroom.

    Remote kindergartners, first graders and second graders were also invited to pick out pumpkins at the patch after school hours.

Board of Education Meeting

  • John Lewis Childs School student Theresa Mineo and her mom presented an awesome Halloween wreath to Principal Susan Fazio to display at the school. Thank you, Theresa!

    Theresa Halloween Wreath

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

  • Important COVID-19 Update

    for the Floral Park-Bellerose School

    Click Here

  • View from the Classroom: Second Grade at JLC

    Second-graders at John Lewis Childs School have been busy learning!

    View from the Classroom: Second Grade at JLC

Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education Meeting

Welcome Back Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

John Lewis Childs School Opening PowerPoint

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

School Supplies Sale 2020-2021

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.

    MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID 19, GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1

    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!


Virtual Field Day 2020

Executive Order 202.39

  • Executive Order 202.39 FAQ

Third Grader Recognized in Nationwide Essay Contest

  • A big congratulations goes out to Lily Dono, a third grade student in Mrs. Higgins’ class at John Lewis Childs School! She came in third place in a nationwide essay contest sponsored by The Be Kind People Project. Lily’s essay was chosen from other third-fifth grade entries all over the country. We are so proud of you, Lily! Keep making a difference and the world will be a better place because of people like you!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pti7VmuH2jAAA2wXzxuURD0MLLcVmcIh/view?invite=CO_Y1b4I&ts=5ed16542

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.

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

John Lewis Childs School family helping those in need

  • John Lewis Childs School fourth graders and brothers Siddharth and Shaurya Doshi, along with their parents Jigar Doshi and Amita Gandhi-Doshi, have been collecting donations and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to local nursing homes and rehab facilities.


    Using their 3D printer, the family was able to create eye preventative shields for distribution. Additionally, the donations they collected have been given to people who are stitching cloth face masks for nonessential workers such as electricians, plumbers and the elderly.


    So far, the family has been able to donate PPEs to Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare, MHH Clinical Services PLLC, Ditmas Park Rehabilitation Center, Buena Vida Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Center, Hands On Physical Therapy and the Floral Park Police Department.

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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

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK!

  • TO OUR AMAZING STAFF, 

    HAPPY STAFF APPRECIATION DAY! WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A DEDICATED, COMPASSIONATE, AND FUN-LOVING STAFF!
    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO! WE WILL BE TOGETHER SOON! STAY STRONG!

    CLICK HERE FOR A RAP VIDEO FROM THE BE KIND CREW - BE ENCOURAGING!! 

    JLCS

    nurse

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.

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!!

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

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
  • FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE ALERT!


    Sign up for FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE ALERT! and receive important information about the Floral Park-Bellerose Schools sent as text messages directly to your mobile phone or email.

     

    EMERGENCY INFORMATION
    SCHOOL CLOSINGS
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    SCHOOL EVENT REMINDERS

     

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    TextCaster is an opt-in service for residents and parents alike. You tailor the service to meet your needs by selecting only the categories of information that are of interest to you.

    PARENTS! This is a secondary system, and most school to home communication is sent via the ConnectED system. If you are not receiving messages from your school, please contact the main office of your school.

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Review of Arrival Procedures

  • Arriving to School

    ARRIVAL PROCEDURES:

    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
    Principal
    Phone: 516-434-2780
    Email: sfazio@fpbsd.org


    Mrs. Kristina Lynch
    Assistant Principal
    Phone: 516-434-2780
    Email: klynch@fpbsd.org


    Ms. Deborah Falco
    School Nurse
    Phone: 516-434-2796
    Email: dfalco@fpbsd.org
    Attendance: 516-434-2797

     

Online Scheduler

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Upcoming Event Letters and Information

UPCOMING EVENTS

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