Belle Sherman Elementary

Daniel Breiman, Principal

501 Mitchell Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Main Office: (607) 274-2206
Fax: (607) 272-4059

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Staff Contacts/Websites
This original PBIS video about common expectations on the playground was created by Belle Sherman students and staff.

PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. This school-wide initiative is a positive discipline plan that focuses on a proactive approach to preventing/reducing challenging behaviors and producing positive outcomes. PBIS creates positive environments by utilizing proactive strategies such as introducing, defining, modeling, teaching, and supporting positive behavioral expectations. After this, PBIS reinforces and rewards students for these positive social behaviors. 
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School News
“We Dream of a World” Calendars on Sale Dec. 18: The Ithaca community is invited to witness creativity and imagination coming together at Belle Sherman Elementary School with the “We Dream of a World” calendar. For the 2017 calendar, 20 first-graders from the Butterfly Room worked together to create a full color calendar that combines their art and essays. All proceeds from the calendar will be donated to UNICEF Syria and Heifer International. The “We Dream of a World” calendar uses the United Nations Conventions ... more >>
Video: Mayor of Ithaca Svante Myrick proclaims Nov. 15, 2016 as Team ICSD Day: Mayor of Ithaca Svante Myrick proclaimed Nov. 15, 2016 as Team ICSD Day during a ceremony at BJM Elementary School. (Video) more >>
Students, educators, community members, and more celebrate #teamICSD Day: The first #teamICSD Day, held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, showcased what a special learning community Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is to a variety of stakeholders. From students and educators to community organizations, schools, and beyond, participation in the one-day event was inspiring. "The goal of #teamICSD is to celebrate the culture of love that exists in our learning organization," said ICSD Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown. "Our district is patient, trusting, unselfish, ... more >>
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NYS 2017 School Superintendent of the Year Luvelle Brown Thank You Letter: Dear Team ICSD, Thank you for the kind words of congratulations, encouragement, and support I have received since the 2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year announcement. The award is especially meaningful to me because it acknowledges your trust in the vision and mission we have for our school district. There is no doubt that the successes of our school district represent the commitment and hard work of an entire community. From my perspective, the ... more >>

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The success of this year's Reading Challenge resulted in roaring laughter as buckets of ice cold water were engagingly, entertainingly, and rewardingly dumped on heads, watch now. Team ICSD

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