Central Boulevard Elementary School
60 Central Blvd.
Bethpage, NY 11714
PRINCIPAL: Mr. Steven Furrey
In the News
Central Boulevard Elementary School's Class of 2020 Moving Up Ceremony
Please click on the link below to access Central Boulevard Elementary School's "Class of 2020" Moving Up Ceremony. Congratulations to all of the Grade 5 students in Central Boulevard's "Class of 2020"!
CBS Moving Up Ceremony
Central Boulevard's Virtual Art Exhibit
Central Boulevard Elementary School's Art Department has created a Virtual Art Exhibit to showcase the student's artistic talents from during the school year. Special thanks to Ms. Rothwell for piecing together this exhibit.
CBS Virtual Art Exhibit
Welcome to Central Boulevard: Virtual Tour
Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Central Boulevard Elementary School has created a virtual tour of the school building for any incoming Kindergarteners and new entrants to get acquainted with their new school! We look forward to welcoming you to Central Boulevard!
2020-21 Grade 4 Band/Orchestra
Attention Incoming 4th Grade Students! Be a part of the Band or Orchestra! All incoming Grade 4 students are invited and encouraged to join our Instrumental Music Program! We provide weekly group instruction to develop playing skills and proficiency, as well as prepare students for concert performances at the end of the year. Please click the link below to access the registration form and demonstration videos that will help you and your child explore all of the instrument choices that our program has to offer!
Students are able to rent all instruments from their elementary school for a $50.00 annual fee. We are excited to start this musical journey with you, and for your child to experience the lifelong benefits of instrumental music. Sign up today!
4th Grade Band and Orchestra
2020-21 Grade 3 Violin Program
3rd Grade Students! Learn to play the violin! All incoming Grade 3 students are invited to sign up for violin lessons next year! This is a great introduction to the Bethpage instrumental music program, which continues with Band and Orchestra in Grade 4 and Grade 5. Please click on the link below for more registration information and program details!
Students who participate in the Grade 3 Violin Program will be able to rent an instrument from their elementary school for a $50.00 annual fee. Children will receive group instruction weekly and will be able to participate in a public performance in the spring.
3rd Grade Violin Program
Distance Learning Virtual Office Hours - Starting on April 13, 2020:
To provide additional support for our students during the school closure, Central Boulevard Elementary School has established a set schedule of times for students to check-in with a faculty member for assistance with their academic needs. Students may ask questions and seek help for material they may have difficulty understanding. The schedule is available at: Virtual Office Hours
ENL Math Night
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, all elementary English Language Learners were invited to Central Boulevard Elementary School to attend a "Spring into Math" night. All students and their families participated in engaging mathematics activities such as making animals with pattern blocks, adding and multiplying with dice, and building shapes with toothpicks and marshmallows. The event was enjoyed by all and we appreciate everyone who volunteered, including the English Language Learners from John F. Kennedy Middle School and Bethpage High School!
Students at Central Boulevard Elementary School were challenged to memorize as many digits of Pi as possible! Our top finishers were Hibba Farhan (65 digits), Pashmina Afridi (69 digits), and Ryan Bruno (84 digits). Great work and congratulations!
Argonauts Visit New York Hall of Science
On Friday, January 24, 2020, students in the Argonauts program at Central Boulevard Elementary School, Charles Campagne Elementary School, and Kramer Lane Elementary School visited the New York Hall of Science for a full day of science and hands-on exploration! Students participated in the Connected Worlds exhibit, which nicely highlighted their recent study of the wetlands. Special thanks to Mrs. Marcis for organizing this great learning experience!
[Pictures to Follow]
CBS and JFK Send Valentines to Troops
Central Boulevard and JFK participated in NY Country 94.7’s collection
of valentines for troops. They created handmade cards to send well
wishes and positive thoughts to military servicemen and women.
CBS Sends Valentines to Senior Citizens
Kindergarten students from Kristen Ghison’s class at Central Boulevard
Elementary School made valentines for senior citizens as part of their
monthly Thoughtful Thursday activity on Jan. 23. The cards will be sent
to nursing homes to with recipients a happy Valentine’s Day. Thoughtful
Thursday is a monthly activity at Central Boulevard in which students
partake in acts of kindness for others.
Staying Afloat At Central Boulevard
Third grade students from Central Boulevard Elementary School in the Bethpage School District conducted an experiment on buoyancy in the school’s STEM lab on Nov. 26.
As part of the lesson, students were challenged to create a boat at home to test in the lab. Surface area, volume and mass all had to be considered when designing and building their creations. Several experiments were conducted to test the buoyancy and strength of the homemade boats.
Students used pennies to add weight and excitedly waited for their boats to either stay afloat or sink. The interactive activity allowed students to create, learn and use experimental strategies to come to a conclusion.
CBS students celebrate giving for Thoughtful Thursday
Fourth graders in Maureen Luca’s class at Central Boulevard School in the Bethpage Union Free School District celebrated Thoughtful Thursday by decorating placemats for Meals on Wheels Recipients on Nov. 21. Thoughtful Thursday is a monthly activity that allows students to contribute to their local community through various acts of kindness.
For November, students decorated Thanksgiving placemats with colorful drawings and positive messages for local Meals on Wheels recipients. Meals on Wheels provides meals for members of the community who have trouble preparing them themselves. This activity is a continuation of the #ChooseKind theme for Thoughtful Thursday and the fourth-grade students were excited to be able to spread positivity with their creations.
Argonauts Visit Caumsett State Park
Students in the Argonauts program at Central Boulevard Elementary School, Charles Campagne Elementary School, and Kramer Lane Elementary School braved the cold weather and visited Caumsett State Park to explore Long Island's very own salt marshes with Mrs. Marcis. Students learned that the salt marsh is a migration rest stop for some birds and had the opportunity to test the salinity. In addition, students learned about how trees decompose and detritus cycle.
The Central Boulevard Elementary School faculty and staff dressed in their western best to celebrate Halloween! We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween 2019! Yee-haw!
Bethpage Educational Foundation Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
The District is excited to announce eight inductees for the 2019 Hall of Fame, which will be unveiled during a dinner sponsored by the Bethpage Educational Foundation. The ceremony will be held on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s gymnasium.
This year’s class includes five district alumni, two retired teachers and a Board of Education trustee. The honorees are Susan Mittermeier Brooks, Class of 1968; Linda Candela, retired high school art teacher and chairperson; Dr. Alex Carbo, Class of 1990; John De Guardi, retired high school art teacher and chairperson; Thomas Frost, Jr., Class of 1996; Michael Kelly, Board of Education President; Tom Rousakis, Class of 1989; and Colonel Glenn Water, Class of 1984.
All community members are invited to attend the event. The cost to attend is $75 and all proceeds go to the Bethpage Educational Foundation. The foundation supports the district’s schools with scholarships, programs and enhancements.
Past honorees have included journalists, novelists, generals, artists, first responders, former staff members and local politicians and civic leaders. The full list can be viewed at www.bethapge.ws/HOF. For more information about the ceremony, call 516-644-4001.
Golden Eagles Fly into New School Year
The District welcomed students for the start of the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 4 as they begin and continue their educational paths.
Each building’s principal led the welcoming committee as students arrived during the morning drop off. Families at Kramer Lane were treated to a visit from the Golden Eagles mascot during arrival to help inspire a great start to the year.
“I am looking forward to the best year yet,” said Superintendent of Schools David Schneider.
Bethpage Ready for New School Year
The Bethpage Union Free School District put the final touches on preparation for the 2019-20 school year during the annual Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 3.
Superintendent of Schools David Schneider welcomed back staff members as they entered the Bethpage High School auditorium. Mr. Schneider updated the audience on various district news and the exciting educational programs starting this year throughout the district.
Following Mr. Schneider’s message, administrators and teachers returned to their respective buildings for faculty and department meetings for the remainder of the day.
The district is looking forward to another exciting year!
Board of Education Completes Reorganization Meeting
The district and Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 9.
Superintendent of Schools David Schneider was sworn in for his second year, and re-elected Board members John Lonardo, Christina Scelta and Marie Swierkowski took oaths of office for three-year terms through June 30, 2022.
Behind nominations and unanimous elections, Michael Kelly and Sandra Watson were elected as Board president and vice president, respectively. This will be Kelly’s ninth straight term as president and 10th consecutive year that Watson will serve as vice president.
The district looks forward to another exciting year with the Board of Education.