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Dutch Broadway School

Mrs. Cynthia Qasim, Principal
Mr. Brendan Alfieri, Asst. Principal
Dr. Ed Thomas, Asst. Principal

1880 Dutch Broadway, Elmont, NY 11003
Phone: (516) 326-5550
Fax: (516) 326-0519
Hours: 8:35 a.m.-2:55 p.m.

"Dutch Broadway Pride!"




Message from the Principal


Dutch Broadway School, located in the vibrant community of Elmont, New York, is more than just a place of learning - it’s a hub of opportunity, diversity, and academic excellence. At Dutch Broadway, we are committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment where students thrive. With a dedicated team of educators, innovative programs, and a strong sense of community, we’re shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.  

In addition to receiving physical education, art, music, literacy, and library, our students also have an opportunity to participate in programs that enrich the general curriculum, including Model UN, Math Olympiads, Student Council, Art Club, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, and Lego Robotics. Kindergarten – sixth-grade students can also participate in after-school clubs that help develop their science, technology, engineering, and art skills. Students engage in activities in the school’s Science and STEAM Labs. 

In keeping with the district’s mission to “Educate the Whole Child,” Dutch Broadway prides itself on implementing its Social Emotional Learning initiative, which provides students with daily mindfulness breathing techniques, child yoga exercises, and monthly themed activities. These resources will provide students with an array of strategies and coping skills. 

A key factor to student success is the partnership between home and school. To enhance communication between all stakeholders, the Elmont Union Free School District has provided our families with the following resources: 

  • The Remind app – your child’s teacher will provide detailed information on how you can join your child(ren)’s class. This feature will allow teachers and parents to communicate directly with one another. 

  • The Elmont District app – download the Elmont Union Free School District from your favorite app store. When installed, click on the tool icon and check off Dutch Broadway. You will receive all notifications sent by the school. 

  • The Elmont UFSD website – – Visit the website to receive the most up-to-date information throughout the school year. 

  • The Dutch Broadway Virtual Backpack – a virtual hub where you can find all letters and flyers shared by the school. 

  • Blackboard Connect – a pre-recorded voice call sent to the phone number on file with the school. We ask that your contact information be updated accordingly. 

Thank you for your continued support as we work together as a school community, inspiring our children to strive for and achieve their goals. 



Mrs. Cynthia Qasim

Principal, Dutch Broadway School



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Dutch Broadway School’s College Day

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To promote college and career readiness, Dutch Broadway School recently hosted College Day. School Counselor Jaclyn Dias-Hansen created the curriculum for the day, providing grade-level-specific lessons to introduce students to colleges, universities, majors, jobs and more. College Day was part of College and Career Spirit Week. The school incorporated daily dress-up themes and held Career Day within the same week.

Kindergarten students decorated “I’m going to college to be a...” flags with their future dream career, and third graders made college crests with what they’d like to study in college and what they want their job to be. Sixth graders worked with Dias-Hansen and their teachers to research majors online and find colleges or universities they can attend that offer those specific subjects.

All classrooms were decorated with the teachers’ alma mater, and staff wore sweatshirts or T-shirts depicting the colleges or universities they attended. Each teacher spoke with their students about their personal journey with higher education, as well as what they studied and what made them choose education.

Students were able to make connections with their interests or hobbies and eventual careers, as well as learned about which majors could help them achieve these goals.

Date Added: 5/30/2024

Dutch Broadway School Honors Earth Day with Music

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Dutch Broadway School students in pre-K through second grade recently gathered to honor Earth Day through song.

The assembly began with Assistant Principal Brendan Alfieri reciting the poem, “Our Earth is Special.” Following the poem, Principal Cynthia Qasim asked the students to think of ways to keep the planet clean.

Through their music lessons with Ms. Stark and Ms. Yaeger, the students prepared for the assembly by practicing multiple songs that celebrate the Earth or focus on nature. The students sang “The Earth is Our Mother,” “Baby Beluga,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Inch by Inch,” and “Woodland Chorus.” They also performed “Big Beautiful Planet” in American Sign Language.

This is Dutch Broadway’s first annual Earth Day Assembly.

Date Added: 5/6/2024