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Winthrop goes for gold in hockey unit competition

Classes at Winthrop Avenue School are facing off to win the coveted Winthrop Cup. thumbnail255349
The hockey unit promotes teamwork and sportsmanship as each team follows the rules of the game.  thumbnail255350
Winning Star Leaders at Winthrop Avenue School are picking up hockey sticks and facing off for an exciting top prize in their latest physical education unit.

Through hockey, students are practicing teamwork and sportsmanship as they must work together to defend their goals and score against their opponents. Each day is an exciting one as students enter the gymnasium to see foam hockey sticks and goals ready to play. Teams are vying for the Winthrop Cup, a large trophy mimicking the Stanley Cup. Every morning, the team receiving the Cup is announced on the loudspeaker to much anticipation from students. Each class will have the opportunity to proudly display the Winthrop Cup in their classroom.

Date Added: 2/22/2024

Bellmore PTA recognizes the community’s brightest stars

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Staff member giving a speech. thumbnail255345
Staff member giving a speech. thumbnail255346
Staff member giving a speech. thumbnail255347
Students on the auditorium stage. thumbnail255348
The Bellmore Public Schools community gathered in the Reinhard Early Childhood Center auditorium on Feb. 12 for a special night of awards and performances. The Bellmore PTA hosts the Founders’ Day Celebration annually to recognize deserving members of the community.

PTA co-presidents Nikki Zimberg and Jamie Guggenheim Shiner welcomed fellow PTA volunteers to the stage to introduce awardees. The PTA issued awards for New York State PTA Life Membership and Distinguished Service. Staff member awardees included Michelle Block, Angela Coogan, Erica Glikos, Dawn McCardell, Regina Harten and Nicole Osterhoudt. Board of Education President Mrs. Maryanne Kelly received the Distinguished Service award. PTA members who received awards included Brenda Gallo, Jennifer White, Leah Walsh, Kristen Wong-Valle and Jackie Taylor.

The night would not have been complete without musical performances from special Bellmore Stars. The Bellmore Star Chorus sang and put on a light show, dazzling the audience. To conclude the night, the Star Chorus was joined by The Belltones band, comprised of the Superintendent and district music teachers.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Circling the world through dance at Winthrop Avenue School

Winthrop Avenue School students learned new dance moves during a Circle of Dance exercise on Jan. 23.  thumbnail254616
Each student followed along to each step as they danced around a sombrero.  thumbnail254617
Arms were raised high to carefully follow each move.  thumbnail254618
A cultural celebration took shape at Winthrop Avenue School in the Bellmore School District as students gathered to learn traditional dance routines from around the world.

Circle of Dance gets every Winning Star Leader excited to move their feet during their periodic practices throughout January. In each session, students line up in rows to follow along with their instructor and learn new dances. On Jan. 23, students danced to iconic Hispanic routines around a sombrero and worked collaboratively to make sure they hit the right moves. At the end of each session, students form a circle to watch different groups jump in the middle to show off their dances. Circle of Dance helps to grow students’ appreciation for international cultures and put their foot forward as a leader to their peers.

Date Added: 1/31/2024

Winthrop Winning Stars lead a tour through the school

Winning Star Leaders at Winthrop Avenue School facilitated a tour for local school administrators, which made a stop in the school gymnasium. thumbnail254608
In the cafeteria, students showed where they share positive messages.  thumbnail254609
The student-led tour made a stop at the art room.  thumbnail254610
In the auditorium, students sang about Core Values and Leadership Principles.  thumbnail254611
Several Winning Star Leaders at Winthrop Avenue School in the Bellmore School District facilitated a tour of the building for local school district administrators.

Multiple school districts made a visit to Winthrop to see firsthand how the district promotes student leadership through Core Values and Leadership Principles as part of the Character Development Program. Through every grade level, Bellmore stars are encouraged to be leaders at any and every opportunity available. Visiting administrators saw leadership in action as several students led the way through halls and classrooms while sharing facts about their daily learnings. They made several stops, including in the gymnasium and library, before concluding in the auditorium for a special show. On the stage, Winning Star Leaders sang the district’s Leadership Song which focuses on their Leadership Principles and Core Values. Leading the tour is just one of many ways Bellmore students have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills.

Date Added: 1/31/2024