Winthrop Avenue School

Grades 3-4

Principal:  Mrs. Sally Curto
School Secretary: Mrs. Laura Miksits

580 Winthrop Ave.

Bellmore, NY 11710

516-679-2920

Email: winthrop@bellmoreschools.org

 

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Current News

Teachers receive tenure in Bellmore

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The Bellmore Public School District is pleased to announce that six stellar teachers from the Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center, Winthrop Avenue School and Shore Road School have been granted tenure by the board of education at the March 19 regular meeting.

The newly tenured teachers have gone through a rigorous four-year process of observations and interviews and have demonstrated exceptional talents in the classroom and as leaders in the school community. They include Jennifer Comins, Kaitlyn Curtin, Kristen Peo, Joanna Rocco, Samantha Seith and Victoria Seropian. The District looks forward to working with these exceptional educators for years to come.

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1) Six teachers in the Bellmore School District have been granted tenure at the March 19 board of education meeting.

Photos courtesy Bellmore Public Schools

Date Added: 3/26/2024


Winthrop Avenue School writes to pen pals across the nation

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Winning Star Leaders at Winthrop Avenue School recently made new friends who attend schools across the nation as part of a far-reaching pen pal program.

Third graders in Dawn McCardell and Elisa Braverman’s classes prepared a letter along with a small craft around Valentine’s Day to be sent out as part of a nationwide pen pal exchange. In it, they shared information about Winthrop Avenue School, the Bellmore community and New York State. The letter was delivered to 21 schools across the United States.

Students then eagerly waited for letters to come in from different states. They loved hearing about the similarities and differences between their schools, such as one class that gets enough snow to enjoy sleigh riding during recess. Classes pointed out each school on a map and discussed whether they are in a rural, urban or suburban area. The letters received were posted to boards outside each classroom along with strings pointing to the schools’ respective locations. This initiative was started by a teacher in Missouri, who organized this great endeavor to now include more than 1,000 teachers.

Date Added: 3/13/2024

Winthrop goes for gold in hockey unit competition

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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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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