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Charles Campagne Elementary School

601 Plainview Road
Bethpage, NY 11714

PRINCIPAL: Mrs. Erin Lindsay-DiFiglia


Main Office:
516-644-4400 (Phone)
516-827-5486 (Fax)


In the News

Students Participate in Kids Heart Challenge

Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 from Charles Campange participated in Jump Rope for Heart as a part of national heart month. The challenge is sponsored by the American Heart Association and encourages students to stay healthy, while promoting physical education and raising awareness of heart disease.

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CCS Celebrates 100 Days of School

Kindergarteners celebrated the 100th day of school with a parade through the halls on Feb. 13. Students did projects around the theme and some dressed up as 100-year-olds!

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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!

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CCS Students Learn About Long Island Native American History 

Fourth grade students in Nancy Ponzini’s class at Charles Campagne Elementary School in the Bethpage School District learned about the lives of Native Americans through a program sponsored by the Long Island Center for Arts and Sciences on Dec. 13. 

The program corresponded with the fourth-grade social studies curriculum and revolved around teaching students about the lifestyles of Native Americans on Long Island. Long Island Center for Arts and Science representative Lynn Quigley brought different artifacts and tools for the students to identify and learn their purpose. 

The students then created a Native American pinch pot.  Pinch pots are created from clay and get their name by the tactic of using one’s thumbs to form a small bowl. Traditionally, the pinch pots were embellished with things found in nature like corn kernels and bird seeds. Charles Campagne students did the same! After the clay dried, the students were able to take the piece home with them to remind them of the important lesson of their home’s history. 

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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.

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Happy Halloween!

The Charles Campagne Elementary School faculty and staff enjoyed a "colorful" Halloween by dressing up as Crayola Crayons!  We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween 2019!


Bethpage Students Learn Important Lesson from Sen. James Gaughran 

First grade students at Charles Campagne Elementary in the Bethpage Union Free School District recently received a special visit from Sen. James Gaughran. Dressed in their favorite pajamas as a kickoff to School Spirit Week, the students were all ears as they gathered in the school’s STEM lab to listen to Gaughran read them “Grumpy Monkey.” 

The book’s message is about acknowledging feelings, even the bad ones. 

With Superintendent Dave Schneider and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Michael Spence listening in, the first graders learned an important lesson about expressing themselves. 

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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 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.

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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!

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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.

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