Principal's Message

  • Dear family and friends of Betsy Ross School,

    The 2020-2021 school year is upon us! I want to say "welcome back" to our first, second, and third-grade students and families, and extend a warm welcome to our new Kindergarten children and family members. I am excited to work alongside you during the year ahead to ensure our students have a successful year.

    Betsy Ross is truly a unique and beautiful place to come to each day. Children are welcomed daily by all of our staff during our whole-school morning meeting. In morning meeting, we talk about our school theme for the year DREAM, sing songs together, stretch our fitness muscles, and celebrate each other's accomplishments. Even though this year may be a bit different, we are committed to continuing our morning meeting traditions virtually. 

    At Betsy Ross, our teachers and school staff work hard to create a sense of community, one that fosters respectful exchange and supports our students. Utilizing the Responsive Classroom methods, our students understand that they are part of a community…a family. Each morning students can meet in their classroom communities as well, to talk about good character traits and build friendships with their classmates.

    Betsy Ross has a dynamic staff dedicated to providing the highest level of education to our students. At Betsy Ross School, our Reading and Language Arts programs are research-based, and our curriculum aligns with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Teachers employ the Reading and Writing Workshop philosophy to meet the needs of their students, which helps to encourage a love of reading and writing. Our Everyday Math program continues to meld concrete and abstract learning opportunities with practical, real-life applications. Our goal is to create an environment for students that is challenging, yet understanding of their individuality.

    Mahwah has always been a premier school district, and I am truly honored to be a part of an educational community that commits to providing students an exceptional education. As the new school year approaches, I am excited and eager to begin working together continuing Betsy Ross' outstanding reputation for educational excellence.

    If I can be of assistance to you, please contact me at 201-762-2250 or e-mail me at




    Linda A. Bovino-Romeo, Ph.D.