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Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire all students to be confident, passionate learners with the courage and skills to lead their lives with integrity, while contributing to our global community with creativity and compassion.

2616 Martin Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3115
Fax: (516) 992-3164
Principal: Mrs. Leyna Malone





Our mission is to inspire all students to be confident, passionate learners with the courage and skills to lead their lives with integrity, while contributing to our global community with creativity and compassion

 

Here at Martin Avenue, learners come first. Our district mission statement states that in North Bellmore, we strive "...to inspire all students to be confident, passionate learners with the courage and skills to lead their lives with integrity, while contributing to our global community with creativity and compassion." We strive to embody that mission statement every day; to promote that mission throughout the hallways and classrooms of Martin Avenue in order to establish the strong foundation necessary for our students to go forth from elementary school ready to spread their wings and fly.

Our faculty and staff members are passionate about helping students to become life­-long learners. We believe wholeheartedly that every child can learn, and we work hard each day to ensure that all students experience success on a daily basis. Martin Avenue promotes a positive educational environment, rich with authentic, meaningful learning experiences while supporting the initiatives of our school district and adhering to the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards. Our staff and faculty members are each committed to helping students to develop a growth mindset by modeling one themselves, engaging in professional development opportunities and consistently honing their instructional practices to ensure that students receive the high quality education that they deserve.

A parent is every child's first teacher, and we believe that the best way to support a child is through a meaningful partnership between school and family. We encourage on-going open and honest communication between teachers and parents. Please also know that my door is always open. I truly welcome the opportunity to meet with students, as well as parents/guardians, and I truly value the strong home-school connection developed here at Martin Avenue. Please, always feel free to contact me to discuss questions or concerns, or to share a success story.

Thank you for stopping by our website! Check us out on Twitter for more exciting news and updates @PrincipalMalone and @NBUFSDPride.

Sincerely,

Leyna Malone
Principal, Martin Avenue Elementary School

Current News

It All Adds Up to 100 in North Bellmore

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With 100 days of school complete, students throughout the North Bellmore School District celebrated the accomplishment on Feb. 25.

For kindergartners, it was one of their first milestones on the roughly 2,300-day journey to graduation in 2033. Students in Jennie Kuhn’s class at Martin Avenue Elementary School took advantage of the sunny weather by going outside for a special game. Children paired up for a snowball toss – paper snowballs – as each student threw it to a classmate standing several feet away and holding a large basket. The goal was to get 10 snowballs, each worth 10 points, in the basket to score 100 points.

Every student filled a plastic bottle with 100 of a certain object, then placed that bottle in a paper bag. They had to give clues to help their classmates guess the mystery object. Children also did 100 exercises in groups of 10.

First graders in Mary Carrea’s class created portraits of themselves at 100 years old, and wrote about where they want to live, what they would eat and what they would do at that age.

At Park Avenue Elementary School, kindergartners in Melissa Reime’s and Anne Griffin’s classes dressed up to look like they were 100 years old. They took 100 steps to see how far in the building they could go, read books about the 100th day and discovered different things they could do in 100 seconds.

Fifth graders, who were actually celebrating their 1,000th day of school since the kindergarten, also joined in the fun. They, too, dressed up as 100-year-olds and wrote bucket lists of items they would want to accomplish before turning 100.


Martin Avenue Devotes a Week to the Written Word

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A lot of reading has been taking place recently, both in school and at home, by students at Martin Avenue Elementary School. The school held its annual Pick a Reading Partner week from Feb. 8-12 with many fun activities that encouraged children to read, read and, of course, read even more.

This year’s PARP theme was “Everyday Awesomeness.” The week began with a read aloud by Principal Leyna Malone and continued with virtual book buddies and parent readers. Several parents recorded Flipgrid videos of themselves reading popular children’s books, which were then played for the classes their children are in. Ms. Malone said each class had at least one guest reader, and this was a nice way to get the parents involved while maintaining health and safety protocols.

The week also included poem-in-my-pocket day and concluded with a virtual visit from author Jarrett Lerner, known for his “Enginerds” book series.

There were also dress-up theme days. Students were asked to dress in pajamas, for the careers they aspire to, as their favorite book character and as their favorite teacher. They contributed to Martin Avenue’s “graffiti wall” by writing down their favorite books on small slips of paper, which were then displayed together. At home, students wrote book recommendations, created movie posters for their favorite books, finished a comic strip and came up with titles for books they wish existed.

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