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    Special Business Meeting of the Board of Education

    N O T I C E

    Special Business Meeting* of the Board of Education

    on Thursday, December 5, 2019
    At 6:30 pm

    in the Pupil Personnel Office
    Located in LOMS Trafalgar Boulevard

    *A shortened Agenda. 

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Pre K Registration

    January 22, 2020
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.             

              In order to register for September 2020 classes: 

    1. Child must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2020 
    1. Please bring the following: 
    • original birth certificate
    • three (3) proofs of residency
    • immunization records and current physical 
    1. If your child is currently enrolled in the Island Park Universal Pre K Program, you do not need to make an appointment for registration. 

      Call 434-2670 for an appointment between 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

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    Pre K Registration

    Dear Parents and Community Members, 

    A limited number of spots are still available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

    The program is a full-day, five-day per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2019. Children must also reside within the Island Park School District and meet all health and immunization requirements. Enrollment is limited so get your application in today!     

    UPK registration will be at Francis X. Hegarty School on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by appointment only. Please call the Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment.

    The day of your appointment, please bring:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate confirming your child will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2019.
    • 3 Proofs of Residency confirming you are a full-time resident of Island Park (e.g., driver’s license, telephone bill, deed to home, bank statement, etc.).
    • Updated physical and immunization documents from your child’s pediatrician.

    If more applications are received than slots available, a special board meeting will be held at a later date for the purpose of a random selection. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.  There will be a mandatory UPK Parent Meeting for parents of students who are newly accepted and subsequently enrolled in the program.  The date will be provided at registration.

    Should other openings occur during the school year, those children not selected at the lottery will be notified in the order in which their name was selected.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Island Park Schools. 

    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Cameron
    Principal

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Island Park Board of Education Meeting Brings Many Recognitions

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Nov. 18 Board of Education Meeting featured student recognitions as well as numerous exciting announcements and important district updates.

    The evening kicked off with the announcement of Students of the Month who represented each grade at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School. Jack Paine (kindergarten), Anthony Sodano, Jr. (grade 1), Chase Goodwin (grade 2), Chantal Soto-Acosta (grade 3), Faith Castillo (grade 4), Angela Estupinan (grade 5), Jaime Rodriguez (grade 6), Jaiden Almodovar (grade 7) and Julia Hibson (grade 8) received medals and certificates of excellence. Principals Cynthia Cameron and Dr. Bruce Hoffman read remarks from the students’ respective teachers that described their excellent character and positive leadership qualities.

    In October, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino noted that the featured pieces  selected and showcased in the Conference Center Board Room serves a symbolic reminder that students and their achievements are at the center of the board’s work. Several of the artists were present at this meeting and acknowledged with Art Achievement Certificates. The students recognized were Kayla Carney (grade 8), Christian Colon (grade 9), Katie Flaniken (grade 9), Jillian Goldbach (grade 8), Maxene Martin (grade 8), Isabella Mejia Aceveda (grade 9), and  Sage Muckle (grade 6).Various announcements were made, including that of a vacancy in the Universal Pre-K program. A new registration will be scheduled for Dec. 10. Dr. Bovino and Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo shared that the district has been selected for a Smart Start Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Program Grant through Nassau BOCES, and staff members will receive extensive training in STEM instruction beginning next school year. The goal is to prepare students for careers in computer science and expand interest in the field.

    In terms of facilities news, the district shared that the Lincoln Orens Middle School basketball courts will be unveiled and celebrated during the week of Nov. 25. Other discussions focused on Hegarty playground surfacing proposals, which are still being explored further. Hegarty’s LED sign is in the process of being repaired and restored. 

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    PTA MEETING

    PLEASE JOIN US! 

    DATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019 
    TIME: 7:00PM PLACE:
    FXH CAFETERIA
     
    School reports will be given by:
    Dr. Bovino, Superintendent of Island Park School District

    Ms. Cameron, Principal of Francis X. Hegarty 

    Dr. Hoffman, Principal of Lincoln Orens Middle School 

    PTA Executive Board will provide updates on current and future events/programs
     

    GUEST SPEAKER TBD

    •Memberships, volunteer forms and In-Need donations accepted at meeting
    • Question and Answer session open to the floor 
    • Free babysitting is available (children must be at least 4 years of age and toilet-trained)
    • PTA forms and flyers are also available on the Island Park Schools’ website and PTA Facebook Page
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    Island Park Schools Promote Positive Decisions for Red Ribbon Week

    Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School both observed Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 21-25, during which they focused on the importance of positive, healthy and responsible choices. This year presented the theme, “Send a Message, Stay Drug Free,” and featured an assortment of activities, lessons and events.

    Students heard announcements that emphasized key messages throughout the week. They signed pledges stating their promise to stay drug free and wore clothing that represented the initiative’s purpose. Students and faculty donned superhero shirts in a united fight against drugs, sported college apparel signifying the importance of the future and dressed in clothing with positive statements and words over the course of the week.

    On Oct. 25, students and staff members at each building wore red for special culminating traditions. Those at Lincoln Orens convened on the blacktop to form a giant red ribbon, and Hegarty took on their Winners Walk fundraising event. Hegarty students also submitted their own stay Drug Free” drawings and messages that were compiled to create a bulletin display.

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    Island Park Students Learn About Differences

    Island Park’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino visited Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School on Oct. 23 to present on an important topic in anticipation of the annual Winner’s Walk. This year’s walk will benefit the Aniridia Foundation International to support research for better treatment, and Dr. Bovino discussed the significance of this effort and educated students on what the condition is.   

    Aniridia is a genetic disorder that affects the eyes – specifically, the development of the irises. It can cause difficulty focusing and blurred and double vision. Dr. Bovino read a poem that she wrote, in which she emphasizes that people are all different and all valuable. She expressed that disabilities occur for various reasons and shared her own family’s story,.

    As stated in Dr. Bovino’s poem, “Children are very much the same as well as different. But, most importantly, all are wonderfully made.”

    The students and staff members at Hegarty are proud to support a meaningful cause that will help make a difference to others.

     

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    Sex Offenders Are Residing in Island Park

    The Nassau County Police Department has notified us that two level 2 sex offenders are residing in Island Park. One is located near a current bus stop. In response, parents of children in the immediate vicinity have been notified of the new bus stop location effective this afternoon, October 29. Any student affected will also receive a flyer in their backpacks from our Transportation Department.

    The information on these sex offenders is on the NYS Department of Criminal Justice website: www.criminaljustice.ny.gov.

    It is unfortunate, but necessary that we all take this opportunity to review safety rules with our children at school and at home. They must be reminded to avoid circumstances that might increase their vulnerability. Please be mindful of your child’s personal safety when playing outside and trick-or-treating for Halloween.

    Thank you.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    FXH LED Sign

    The FXH LED sign is under repair.  We are waiting for the delivery and installation of parts and hope to have it restored in the next two weeks.

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    Island Park Board of Education Meeting Brings Many Recognitions

    At the Island Park Public Schools’ Oct. 21 Board of Education Meeting, many individuals were honored for their contributions to the district. The evening included student recognitions, Board of Education honors, district updates and presentations.

    The meeting began with the announcement of Students of the Month who represented each grade at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School. Emerson Fichtelberg (kindergarten), Alexandra Rodgers (grade 1), Declan Llewellyn (grade 2), Kevin Weber (grade 3), Giselle Ventura (grade 4), Daniel Perez (grade 5), Vincent Aupied (grade 6), Daniel Brenner (grade 7) and Kirsten Lilly (grade 8) received medals and certificates of excellence. Principals Cynthia Cameron and Dr. Bruce Hoffman read remarks from the students’ respective teachers that described the ways they go the extra mile and serve as positive leaders and role models.

    The focus then turned to the artwork that was displayed around the conference room. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino noted that the featured pieces were showcased for the board’s enjoyment, since students are at the heart of their efforts. Artists Isabella Mejia-Acevedo, Katie Flaniken, Christian Colon, Kayla Carney, Maxene Martin, Jillian Goldbach and Sage Muckle were congratulated with Art Achievement Certificates.

    In honor of Governor Cuomo’s designation of Oct. 21-25 as School Board Recognition Week, several groups expressed gratitude to President Jack Vobis, Vice President Diana Caracciolo and trustees Kathleen McDonough, Tara Byrne and Ray Miley for their volunteer service to Island Park Schools. Representatives of the Administrators Association, Faculty Association, Secretarial Association and Parent Teacher Association provided board members with gifts in the form of scholarship fund and gift card donations, briefcases and laptop cases and flowers.

    Also at this meeting, Dr. Bovino reviewed the bond and capital projects that have been completed and are on the horizon for the spring and summer. She noted that the basketball courts at Lincoln Orens are almost complete and the district will be going out to bid for summer projects including the STEM lab, art room, science lab, and main office at the middle school.

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    Internet safety in Island Park

    Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School continued their ongoing efforts to promote security for students in the online world during Internet Safety presentations held on Oct. 10 and 11. Both buildings provided lessons and discussions on this topic, which has increased in significance with the growing use of technology.

    The presentations, tailored to the age groups of their audiences, addressed steps one should take to protect themselves online. At Hegarty, Social Worker Felicita Carranza led lunchtime discussions with third and fourth graders. She focused on what information is appropriate to share online and how to identify friends vs. strangers.

    Lincoln Orens Social Worker Allison Janofsky and Computer Teacher Michael Giardino reviewed responsibilities, risks and precautions associated with social media, websites and other resources. They shared helpful tips such as turning off location settings on social media apps and keeping personal information private. Cyberbullying prevention was also incorporated. 

    This was just one of many initiatives that the district coordinates throughout the year to educate students on ways to stay safe both in and outside of school.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    A Word from the Superintendent …

    The Island Park School District grieves with its neighboring school communities for the tragic loss of life suffered this week. Given the series of events that took place, we will continue to work with our students so that they may continue to grow in their understanding of what it means to look after each other and how important it is to be a responsible upstander rather than a passive bystander. The Long Beach School District is working with school staff and the police to ensure our students’ safety; it encourages our community members to visit their website for related information. Island Park students attending Long Beach High School are reminded that counselors are available to provide support.

    Dr. Rosmarie T. Bovino

    Island Park Public Schools

District Calendar

  • FXH Parent/Teacher Conferences begin

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  • 11: 45 am (Early dismissal for FXH students)

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  • Teen Center #3 – Obstacle Course

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  • FXH & LOMS Faculty Meetings

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  • Emergency Plan Safety Drill w/LBHS

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  • No After-School Activities, No Late Buses

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  • Thanksgiving Recess - Schools Closed

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  • PTA Meeting, FXH, 7 pm

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  • FXH & LOMS Student Council’s Toy Drives Begin

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  • IPFA Executive Mtg

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