450 County Line Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6500
Grades: 1-3

Principal: Mr. Vincent Todisco

Assistant Principal: Timothy Hellmuth


Dear Northwest Families,

I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2015-2016 school year. We have been working tirelessly throughout this summer to make sure the building is clean and ready for students to arrive on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 for the first day of school.  It is my honor and privilege to continue to work with you and your children as Principal of Northwest School, and I look forward to embracing the challenges ahead with our dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all of our supportive families and community members.

I am also pleased to introduce two important new members of the Northwest family. Mr. Timothy Hellmuth has been selected as our new Assistant Principal, and Ms. Lorie Beard has been selected as our new Instructional Coach. I am excited about our collaborative work during the school year ahead!

Our school hours are 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Please note the following procedures:

Morning Arrival: Students may enter the building as early as 8:45 a.m. It is expected that students will arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. to begin the school day. If you are driving your child to school, please obey the traffic laws on County Line Road and ensure that you and your child use the designated crosswalks and sidewalks for your safety.

Afternoon Dismissal: Student dismissal begins at 2:50 p.m. with our walkers. If your child is a walker, you may report to the cafeteria to sign him/her out between 2:45 and 3:00. Students who take the bus will board between 3:00 and 3:10. If your child’s dismissal plans change, he/she must bring a written note to school that states the change before 3:00 p.m. that same day.

Please read the additional important information that is included with this letter. I look forward to greeting you at our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Most sincerely,

Mr. Vincent Todisco                       

Mr. Timothy Hellmuth
Assistant Principal


Estimadas Familias de la escuela Northwest,

Quiero dar la bienvenida oficialmente a todos ustedes para el año 2015-2016. Hemos estado trabajando incansablemente a lo largo de este verano para asegurarse de que el edificio esté limpio y listo para que los estudiantes lleguen a martes, 01 de septiembre de 2015 para el primer dia de clases. Es mi honor y el privilegio de continuar como su director, y ansío abrazar los desafíos adelante con nuestro dedicado personal, nuestros estudiantes maravillosos y todo nuestro apoya familias y miembros de la comunidad.

Complace presentar a dos importantes nuevos miembros de la familia Northwest. Sr. Timothy Hellmuth ha sido seleccionado como el nuevo Assistant Principal, y Sra. Lorie Beard ha sido seleccionado como el nuevo entrenador de instrucción. Estoy emocionado acerca de nuestro trabajo colaborativo durante el año escolar por delante!

El horario de nuestra escuela es 9:00-3:00. Tenga en cuenta los siguientes procedimientos:

Llegada mañana: Los estudiantes pueden entrar en el edificio tan pronto como 8:45 Se espera que los estudiantes llegarán antes de 9:00 para empezar el día escolar. Si usted está conduciendo a su hijo a la escuela, por favor obedezca las leyes de tráfico en County Line Road y asegurarse de que usted y su niño con los cruces de peatones designados y las aceras para su seguridad.

Tarde despido: Despido estudiante comienza a las 2:45 con los caminantes. Si su hijo es un andador, puede informar a la cafetería que le deje entre 2:45 y 3:00. Los estudiantes que toman el autobús subirá entre 3:00 y 3:10. Cambio los planes de despido de su hijo, él/ella deberá traer una nota escrita a la escuela que indica el cambio antes de 15:00 ese día.

Por favor lea la información importante adicional que se incluye con esta carta. Espero poder saludaros en nuestra noche de conocer a los maestros el jueves, 10 de septiembre, a las 6:30.


Sr. Vincent Todisco

Sr. Timothy Hellmuth
Assistant Principal


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Letters to Local Veteran

In honor of Veterans Day, students in Dana Herz’s second-grade class at Northwest Elementary School read the book, “The Wall” by Eve Bunting. Following the read aloud, students wrote and sent letters to veterans at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook.

Flowers of Friendship

As part of its character education program, Northwest Elementary School held its Character Counts Spirit Week from Oct. 19-23.

Throughout the week, students were encouraged to wear a different color that represented a positive character trait. Each day offered a new theme for students to show off their best Character Counts spirit; in addition to “Golden Rule Monday” and “True Blue Tuesday,” students wore orange for “Bully-Free Wednesday,” green for “Responsibility Thursday” and red on “Fabulous Friday” to kick off Red Ribbon Week. Character Counts-themed lessons were incorporated into classroom instruction as well as in art, music and library specials. Students participated in activities that reinforced good behavior and bullying prevention.

During art classes, teacher Lydia Robinson read “The Little Bully” by Beth Bracken. Following the story, students discussed ways to be a good friend. Each student received a flower petal on which to write his or her name and one character trait that represents a good friend, and to illustrate that trait. The petals were arranged in the shape of a flower on a stem and displayed in the hallway.

Literary Pumpkin Creations


As a fun extracurricular project for Halloween, students at Northwest Elementary School worked collectively with their parents and family members at home to decorate a pumpkin inspired by their favorite storybook. Some of the book characters the students’ pumpkin creations represented include Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin,” “Batman,” the girl from the story “Pinkalicious,” Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan “Sully” from “Monster, Inc.” and a minion from the book “Minions.”


Wednesday, November 25, 2015