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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 Newsletter - Vol. 1


Dutch Broadway School Fifth Graders Experiment with “What’s in the Bag?”

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Dutch Broadway School fifth grade classes all participated in a state-mandated science lab, “What’s in the Bag?” on Nov. 20.

The purpose of the lab was for the students to determine if a new substance was formed after mixing water and antacid tablets in an enclosed Ziploc bag. Working in groups, the students were given a whole tablet, a tablet broken into four pieces or a tablet in many pieces for their experiments. They observed how long it took for their tablet to disintegrate in the water, as well as the phases of matter and the final contents of the bag. The students recorded their observations throughout the experiment.

Date Added: 11/30/2023

Red Ribbon Week at Dutch Broadway School

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Dutch Broadway School recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Students were reminded of the significance of kindness and the benefits of having a drug-free lifestyle through talks and activities led by the building’s wellness team and staff.

Each day of Red Ribbon Week, students and staff were encouraged to participate in themed days to spread the concepts and create a sense of unity. The week kicked off with students wearing red. Then, their favorite sports apparel on Tuesday, a hat on Wednesday, workout wear and activities on Thursday and Dutch Broadway spirit wear on Friday to conclude the week.

Additionally, students were encouraged to create posters with positive messages. A dance celebration called ROARing with Kindness marked the end of the week-long event.

Date Added: 11/20/2023