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Central Boulevard Elementary School

60 Central Blvd.
Bethpage, NY 11714

PRINCIPAL: Mr. Steven Furrey

Main Office:
516-644-4300 (Phone)
516-644-4309 (Fax)

In the News

Presidential Campaign Cups

Grade 4 students at Central Boulevard Elementary School have been studying the United States Presidents and writing reports. In the Library Media Center/Makerspace, the students designed Presidential Campaign Coffee Cups and viewed them in 3-D using an augmented reality iPad application.  Thanks to Ms. Tracy for designing this fun lesson!

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Author & Illustrator Visit

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, guest author and illustrator John Steven Gurney visited Central Boulevard Elementary School. He is the author of a picture book, Dinosaur Train, and graphic novel, Fuzzy Baseball, as well as the illustrator of several chapter book series, including the A to Z Mysteries and Calendar Mysteries.  Special thanks to John Steven Gurney for his visit as well as Ms. Tracy and the Central Boulevard Parent Teacher Association for their support! 

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CBS Students Send Cards to Pediatric Patients  

As part of Thoughtful Thursday, a schoolwide community service initiative, students of Central Boulevard Elementary School created get well cards for hospitalized children. All cards will be distributed through the Little Saint Nick Foundation.

According to its website, the Little Saint Nick Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help relieve the fear, anxiety and isolation that children can experience during hospital stays and the recovery process through entertainment, education and activities. 

Donning “Thoughtful Thursday” T-shirts, students in grades K-5 crafted get well cards with positive messages and cheerful illustrations to brighten the day of children in need. 

Celebrating 100 Days of Learning in Bethpage

Kindergartners throughout the district commemorated their 100th day of learning by participating in a day full of activities on Feb. 13. 

To prepare for the day, students created eclectic projects based on the theme of “100.” They fashioned plants using 100 lollipops, glued 100 items – including crayons, stickers and Band-Aids – to T-shirts, and made a large Hershey’s Kiss out of 100 of the bite-sized chocolate candies.

During the celebration, the young students engaged in lessons that incorporated math, literacy and creativity. They practiced counting by tens to craft a monster with 10 different body parts, made necklaces with 100 Froot Loops as beads and built a tower out of 100 plastic cups, among other activities. They also designed “100 Days Smarter” crowns and medals and used their sight words to write about what they have learned in their first 100 days of school. 

Carrying the theme over to their wardrobe, the kindergartners paraded through the hallways sporting clothing and accessories that represented the milestone number and dressed as centenarians complete with canes, hair rollers and glasses. 

Spreading Love To The Elderly 

For the school’s monthly Thoughtful Thursday activity, students of Central Boulevard Elementary School created valentines and wrote acrostic poems to spread happiness and love to residents of local assisted living and nursing homes this Valentine’s Day.

Established a few years ago, Thoughtful Thursday is a schoolwide community service initiative in which the entire school dedicates one Thursday a month to bettering the community through a project. The initiative reinforces the school’s message of “character builds success.”

Students in grades K-2 colored Valentine’s Day graphics, including cupcakes, hearts, cherubs and messages such as “Happy Valentine’s Day” and “Be My Valentine.” Third- through fifth-grade students wrote acrostic poems using the letters in “heart” to warm residents’ hearts and let them know Central Boulevard is thinking about them. 

National Geographic Ocean Odyssey

On Monday, January 15, 2018, a group of students from Central Boulevard Elementary School and chaperones attended the National Geographic Encounter Ocean Odyssey Exhibit in Times Square. Students were transported to different locations around the world where they learned about coral reefs, bio-luminescence, bait balls, various predators, and the effects of pollution on the ecosystem. The hands-on nature of this exhibit kept visitors engaged and provided a unique and immersive learning experience for all!

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Grade 4 Writer's Workshop Celebration

Fourth grade students at Central Boulevard Elementary School published their Porquoi writing from the first unit of Writer's Workshop. They celebrated by having each author rotate through all fourth grade classrooms to read different versions of Porquois. Congratulations to all of the published student authors!

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Cracking The Code

Across the district, students in grades 3-5 practiced their computer science skills by participating in an Hour of Code on Dec. 6.

According to its website, Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

David Schneider, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, and Andrew Choi, Director of Technology, broadcast live to each third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary classroom from the Bethpage High School television studio, where they explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described the coding students would be doing.

Using their school-issued Chromebooks, students logged on to to complete missions in Minecraft, programming characters with coding blocks to move through mazes. 


21st Century: Origami Basics

On December 4, 2017 and December 6, 2017, students in Grades 4 & 5 from across the district's elementary schools participated in an Origami Basics activity after school under the direction of Mr. Zabell, our district's very own "Origami Swami".  Students learned about different types of folding techniques and created models such as a cup, pinwheel, paper balloon, and crane!  Students enjoyed their time creating the various models while learning a bit about the history and fine art of Origami. 

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Parent's Night Out

On Friday, December 1, 2017, Bethpage Schools hosted our first ever "Parent's Night Out". Parents were welcome to drop off their elementary school children to Bethpage High School for an evening of fun activities, board games, karaoke, movies, sports, and of course, pizza!  All funds raised will support the Bethpage High School Girl's Softball team.  The event could not have run without the organization of Ms. Tierney, several other colleagues, and members of the Girl's Softball team.  

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Read to Achieve

On Monday, November 20, 2017, Bethpage Schools held its annual Read to Achieve program where all of the Grade 3 students in the school district visit Bethpage High School to listen to our scholar-athlete captains talk about the importance of sportsmanship, doing well in school, and READING! After a demonstration by the Kickline and Cheerleaders and a visit by our Golden Eagle himself, the Grade 3 students got to shoot hoops with the captains! It was a spectacular day! Thanks to everyone involved!

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Beautification Committee Brightens Central Boulevard!

Mrs. Glassman and Mrs. Tierney's Kindness Club at Central Boulevard Elementary School helped the PTA's Beautification Committee by planting in front of their school. The dedicated group of Grade 3 students worked very hard to plant bulbs to enhance the school's grounds. Special thanks to Mrs. Dircks and Mrs. Dziurka for assisting with this planting project!

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On Friday, November 10, 2017, students from Central Boulevard Elementary School visited MoMath, the Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan. Students were part of a Tessellation workshop, during which they worked together to create geometric patterns without gaps between shapes. Afterwards, they were free to tour the museum with their individual groups and enjoyed a variety of exhibits. Students appreciated the hands-on nature of the museum and were challenged to think about mathematics while using their imaginations. Special thanks to Ms. Robb and all of the chaperones for keeping everyone safe and engaged!

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Tenement Museum Visit

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, a group of students from Central Boulevard Elementary School visited the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Students met Victoria Confino, a 14-year old immigrant who lived at 97 Orchard Street in 1916. They asked her questions about transitioning to life in America and the challenges her family faced in finding work and supporting their six children. Students enjoyed two educator-led sessions before meeting Victoria and exploring her family's home. It was a meaningful learning experience and a great day enjoyed by all. Thanks to all of the teacher chaperones for being so enthusiastic and attentive and Ms. Robb for organizing this great learning experience for the students!

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Halloween 2017

The Central Boulevard Elementary School faculty and staff celebrated Halloween!  This year, they dressed up as minions!  Happy Halloween!


21st Century MakerFaire New York

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, students from Grade 5 across the district's elementary schools and John F. Kennedy Middle School accompanied Mr. Zabell and Mr. Choi to the 8th Annual MakerFaire New York held at the New York Hall of Science.  A MakerFaire is "an all ages gathering of technology enthusiasts, artists, authors, crafters, do-it-yourselfers, educators, engineers, exhibitors, hobbyists, science clubs, students, and tinkerers."  At the MakerFaire, the students got to see various exhibits, ask questions to the exhibitors, and engage in hands-on activities.  We hope that the students left with seeing firsthand the many innovative creations that were at one point an idea and see how it has developed and they too, can be "makers"!

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