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A Firsthand Account of Harvey

A Firsthand Account of Harvey photo
Shore Road sixth-graders heard firsthand accounts of what it was like to experience the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, which pummeled coastal cities of Texas in August. 

Houston residents Christopher Baeza, son of teacher Phinola Baeza, and his fiancé and emergency room doctor, Mina Tran, discussed their personal experiences with the category 4 storm. The speakers made comparisons between Hurricane Harvey and Superstorm Sandy, noting how the geographic landscape had an influence on the resulting damage. During the assembly, the students asked questions about how the couple prepared for the storm, what they took with them upon evacuating, whether their apartment complex was damaged and if Dr. Tran believed the governor of Texas was correct in releasing water from the reservoir.     

Ms. Baeza said this assembly precedes a unit on natural disasters, which will be studied later in the school year. She noted that the students will now have a firsthand account of Hurricane Harvey when they discuss natural disasters this coming spring,  

Bellmore Students Rise and Shine on First Day

First Day Pic

Students bounded off school buses and into the building at the Reinhard Early Childhood Center to kick off the new school year.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo and Principal Patricia Castine were the first of many smiling faces greeting students on Sept. 5.

This year marks the first of the district’s newly offered full-day pre-kindergarten program. These young rising stars were given special treatment as they entered through colored doors in the rear of the building.

“The Bellmore preā€kindergarten is a great addition to our highly regarded Early Childhood Center,” wrote Dr. Famularo in a welcome letter to parents/guardians. “This year promises to be filled with fun and exciting educational experiences that will provide an important foundation for learning. Emphasis will be on the development of cognitive, literacy, socialā€emotional, and fine and gross motor skills.”

2017-2018 Printable Calendar

The 2017-2018 print edition of the district calendar is now available on our website!


Bellmore BOE Hosts a Night of Recognition

Bellmore BOE Hosts a Night of Recognition Photo

Prior to the June 13 Bellmore Board of Education meeting, students enrolled in the Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center, Winthrop Avenue and Shore Road schools were recognized for achievement in school service, as spelling bee champions and for participation in the Eugene Reichenthal Recorder Festival.

In his opening remarks, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo congratulated the students on their accomplishments. “You’ve proven that you are very special, and we know that there will be great things to come from all of you,” he stated.

In addition to the 56 Student Advisory Council reporters and leaders, seven students were honored for their recorder skills, under the direction of teacher Erika Davis. Winthrop Avenue student Samuel Kalish and Shore Road students Otto Velting and Hayden Schneider were recognized as their school’s top spellers. In addition, Shore Road student Tyler Bissoondial was recognized as a silver medalist in the Life Science category and as a recipient of the Naval Award for Excellence in Science during his participation in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair Broadcom Masters Division. Shore Road students Tyler Bissoondial, Nick Giannaris and Riley Fried were also honored as state and regional winners and national finalists of the 2017 eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017