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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.

Saw Mill School Building

2801 Saw Mill Road
North Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3118
Fax: (516) 992-3324
Principal: Mr. Jeff Rosof
Assistant Principal: 
Mr. Daniel Madden
Instagram: @sawmillpride






Welcome to Saw Mill Road School! I am happy that you have stopped by for a visit to our website. Saw Mill Road is a K-6 school in the North Bellmore School District. We have a population of almost 700 excited and motivated students and a faculty of 65 committed and passionate teachers. Supporting our students and teachers is a wonderful group of aides, custodians, office staff, and administrators. No school would be complete without the community it serves and the Saw Mill community is incredibly proud and supportive of their school.

Here at Saw Mill we work hard every day implementing the K-6 curriculum and strive to reach the inspiring goals of our district’s mission statement. As an elementary school, we have our students for the beginning steps on the passage through their academic life. While ensuring we create a warm, fun and energetic school environment, we also pay careful attention to the fact that students are learning the foundational skills that will set them up for a lifetime of learning.

Whether you are a Saw Mill family, a local resident, or just someone checking out our website, I know you will feel the spirit and energy that pervade our school.  Wishing you a wonderful day!

Jeff Rosof




No Pets Policy
Please be aware that pets are not allowed on school grounds. I know you support our efforts to keep our children safe; therefore, I appreciate your cooperation and ask that you refrain from bringing your pets on school grounds at any time. All North Bellmore Schools follow this No Pets policy.

Please Keep Contact Info Up to Date
If any of your contact information changed over the summer– email, phone numbers, address, etc. please call the office and inform them of the change. It is vital that we have the most up to date information in case we need to contact you.

Reflective Writers Learn From Each Other at Saw Mill

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The watermelon and the seed was just a metaphor, but a powerful one for sixth graders at Saw Mill Road Elementary School as they crafted their personal narratives. Teacher Katelyn Hodkinson’s students learned how to take a big idea and select a small moment to write about.

“That’s the challenge, picking that specific moment,” Ms. Hodkinson said, noting that the brainstorming process is just the first part of a writing process that lasts for several weeks. Once their topic is selected, students create an outline, then a first draft, then go through a peer editing process before it’s time to publish.

For peer editing, students share their drafts with classmates to get feedback. Not only do they look at spelling, grammar and punctuation, but they look at the content of a story – if it flows well, or if it needs more detail or dialogue.

“It allows them to be able to see things through a different lens,” Ms. Hodkinson said of her young authors. “Another set of eyes may catch something they didn’t see.”

When the students publish their pieces, the class will host a writing celebration. Each student will share one paragraph in front of the class, then they will have a chance to go around the room and read each other’s full pieces.

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Date Added: 12/5/2023

Footballs Fly at Punt, Pass, Kick Competition

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Footballs soared through the air behind Saw Mill Road Elementary School on Nov. 8 as the North Bellmore School District held the championship round of its annual Punt, Pass, Kick competition. Grade-level winners from the five elementary schools gathered at the turf field to complete for the districtwide title.

Following a football skills unit, students in grades 3-6 took part in the preliminary rounds during their physical education classes. The top boy and girl from each grade level from the five schools were invited to the finals.

Long tape measures lined the field to determine the distance the ball traveled in each event. First, students tested their throwing abilities in the pass competition. Next was the punt, in which they dropped and kicked the ball. Finally, they kicked off of a tee. Each competitor was allowed to redo one event to try for a better score.

Park Avenue Elementary School Principal Michael DeBlasio, who oversees the district’s physical education department, noted that the sunny but chilly day was “perfect football weather.” He said it was a great opportunity for students to compete in a fun and friendly environment while also getting to meet their peers from other schools.

Running the events were physical education teacher James Breslin, Tim Byrne, Bill Green, Jim Mulvey, Alyssa Parker and Michael Weiner. When all of the events were complete, they tallied up the scores and announced the winners.

The districtwide champions are:

Third grade girl: Nina Hendershot, Saw Mill Road Elementary School
Third grade boy:Egan Malloy, Saw Mill Road Elementary School
Fourth grade girl: Xcenia Benden, Park AvenueElementary School
Fourth grade boy: Brody Hislop, John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School
Fifth grade girl: Lea Pagnotta, Saw Mill Road Elementary School
Fifth grade boy:Chase Almona, Martin Avenue Elementary School
Sixth grade girl:Hailey Smith, John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School
Sixth grade boy:Caleb Shogan, John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School

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Date Added: 11/20/2023

A Full Body Commitment to Health at Saw Mill

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The connectedness of mind and body come together in physical education classes at Saw Mill Road Elementary School. Teachers Tim Byrne and Alyssa Parker are incorporating social and emotional learning into their lessons to focus on overall student health.

Each class starts off with a warmup exercise, and students follow the moving mood meter as their guide. They do an exercise for 30 seconds based on how they are feeling. Ms. Parker said that the actions correlate to each mood so, for example, a student with lower energy might do a more intense exercise to get them prepared for class. The exercises also change each month so children explore different ways to stay fit.

The moving mood meter sparks conversations, so Mr. Byrne and Ms. Parker learn what is going on in the students’ lives and might be impacting them in school. Giving them that avenue to talk and express their feelings creates a more positive learning environment in which students can thrive in class.

“We’re getting to know the students a lot better,” Ms. Parker said. “The students are feeling more heard. It gives them an opportunity to share what’s going on with them personally.”

Mr. Byrne and Ms. Parker also created the Zen Zone, filled with calming activities like balls, books, pictures and small toys. Additionally, each class ends on a relaxing note with breathing exercises.

Date Added: 11/15/2023

District Announces Kindergarten Registration for 2024-25

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The North Bellmore School District will be conducting its annual central registration process for incoming kindergarten students for the 2024-25 school year. Eligible students must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2024 in order to register for kindergarten.

Registration for the upcoming school year will commence on Nov. 13, 2023, and will run through Feb. 2, 2024. Registration is by appointment only at the North Bellmore’s District Office located at 2616 Martin Ave. in Bellmore (west side of the Martin Avenue School). Parents and guardians may access the district’s registration packet online under the Central Registration Department. Please complete the registration packet and attach all required documentation prior to your registration appointment.

No child will be fully registered for kindergarten until all the required forms have been completed, received and verified by the district. To schedule an appointment or for questions relating to registration you may contact the District Registrar at 516-992-3000, ext. 3821.

Date Added: 10/31/2023

A Pumpkin Probe for Saw Mill Scientists

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Third graders at Saw Mill Road Elementary School took part in a Halloween-themed science investigation on Oct. 24 as they explored a staple of the season – pumpkins.

Students in Christine South’s class worked in groups and each had a pumpkin to weigh, measure and place into a bucket of water to see if it would sink or float. The pumpkins were a variety of sizes so each group had different measurements. Before each part of the experiment, they had to make predictions, just like real scientists would.

Students also completed a pumpkin five senses worksheet, observing how it looked, felt and smelled, how it sounded when they thumped it, and what they know about how it tastes.

Date Added: 10/26/2023

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