Belmont Elementary School
A Professional Development School
"Where Preparation Yields Success"
108 Barnum Street
North Babylon, New York 11703
School Hours: 8:45 am - 3:05 pm
Principal - Mrs. Jackson
School Nurse: Mrs. Davanzo
STUCK FOR A BUCK WINNER!!
Belmont Elementary raised OVER $4,000 for
the Pennies for Patients Program.
They superceded their goal of $2,500!!
A SITE BASED Inspiration
Came to Kindergarten
PTA Reflection Winners
April is National Poetry Month
First grade teacher, Christine Wilson created poems inspired by the NYS Assessments the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students took.
We said goodbye to the ELA
And we all felt oh so great
Now we have to take a big math test
What is wrong with New York State?
Who makes these decisions?
Who decides what is best?
Cramming so much information
Into test after test.
In one breath they say, “Don’t you worry”
Or “Try not to get stressed”
These tests we are just grading to measure
Yours & your teacher’s future success.
Now please take out your #2 pencils
Get ready, get set and begin
Solve each problem carefully
Filling each & every bubble right in.
Remember to check all your work
Did you remember to carry the one?
How many cents are there in a quarter?
Can you change pounds into a ton?
Now tell yourself it doesn’t really matter
Do the best that we know that you can do
‘Cause tomorrows a brand new day
Where 1 plus 1 is still 2!
ELA – The First Day!
ELA, ELA, OMG…not today!
ELA, ELA, why won’t it go away?
There’s reading, writing & multiple choice
I wish they’d hear my worried voice.
My teachers say to breathe & do my best
That they’ve prepared me for this test
They want me to just relax
But I can feel THEIR heart attacks!
Reading stories…Ugh! I hate this part
Times a ticking, I’d better start
Long boring pieces, some absurd
Filled with words I’ve never heard.
Writing essays…now that’s the worst!
I feel my insides about to burst
I try to stay calm & to remember
This ridiculous test won’t last forever.
So, I take a deep breath & seek help from above
And know that my family is sending me love
My teachers are proud & believe in me too
Now it’s up to me to prove all I can do!
ELA – The Last Day!
Can you believe it?
Yes, it is true
Three long days ago
But now we are through
We stressed & we worried
Then found our ‘happy place’
We read and we wrote
Then we had to erase.
Our answers now checked
Our labels stuck tight
We all did our best
Never gave up the fight.
So we take a deep breath
And feel like we’ve won
Leaving testing behind
Back to learning that’s fun!
BELMONT'S AWARD WINNING TEACHERS!
A BIG congratulations to The Dowling College-Belmont Elementary PDS/North Babylon School District Partnership Trio – (left to right) Joan Carlino, Dr. Linda A. Catelli and GinaMarie Petraglia – are the winners of the 2013 Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award for collaborative research sponsored by the Professional Development School Research SIG of America’s most prestigious research association, the American Educational Research Association.
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The students at Belmont have joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School & Youth Programs in the fight against blood cancers by participating in their Pennies for Patients Program.
Mrs. DiFiore, Mrs. Farina, and Mrs. Simmons have TEAMED UP
to be this year's Pennies for Patients Coordinators!
The first battle between the hallways was won by Responsibility Drive (the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders).
In 5 days, the building, as a whole, raised $1,120.22!!
For two weeks in a row, Responsibility Drive (the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) have brought in the most money. During the second week the building raised over $800.00!!
**Congratulations to Mrs. Malone's class for being the first class with 100% participation in "A Cookie for a Buck!"**
The collection will last for two more weeks.
During that time the children will have the opportunity to vote for a staff member to get “Stuck for a Buck!”
WHO WILL BE STUCK HERE!?
To find out more about Pennies for Patients:
Belmont's KIC Science Projects
Belmont's Budding Artists
Belmont's Future Kindergarteners
FIRST BUS RIDE!
Belmont Students LOVE to READ!!
Belmont and West Babylon Teachers
Collaborating on NYS Modules
Belmont Kids are:
Friendly, Independent, Listeners, AND Leaders
Want to see what is happening at Belmont?
Take a minute or two to check out Belmont's Photo Gallery!
It has been updated with all the wonderful events that have
happened so far this school year!
Click on the link below to get to our Photo Gallery.
The North Babylon School District would like to announce our new homework system, eBoards
, which replaces HomeworkNet. Once you click on the eBoards
link, you can search through the directory to find any teacher and from there view homework, assignments, or various other details posted about your child's class.