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    Senior Citizens and Students Kick Off the Holiday Season

    The Island Park Public Schools is proud to have an ongoing community partnership that involves many annual events. Among them are senior citizen brunch gatherings that are sponsored by the Island Park Recreation Department and take place twice per school year. On Dec. 6, the district welcomed senior citizens into the Lincoln Orens Middle School cafeteria for a warm and festive morning.

    Members of the administration and staff attended the event and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino greeted the guests. Food Service manager Dena DeBari and Recreation Department supervisor Keith Manginelli served an array of delicious food, and eighth grade chorus and orchestra musicians performed holiday songs. Tranportation Department bus driver, Maryann Russo, delivered guests from Senior Housing to the District and back. It was a cheerful setting that celebrated the sense of family in Island Park.

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    BOE Regular Business Meeting

    ISLAND PARK UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    ISLAND PARK, NEW YORK

    N O T I C E

    Regular Business Meeting
    December 16, 2019
    at 7:00 pm

    in the Steven L Foster Auditorium LOMS 

    -Student of the Month Recognition

    -Update on Nassau County’s Proposed Settlement w/LIPA

    -Update on District’s Lawsuit vs LIPA

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk

    Island Park Public Schools
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    UNIVERSAL PRE-K REGISTRATION

    ISLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
    F.X. HEGARTY SCHOOL
    100 Radcliffe Road
    Island Park, N.Y. 

    UNIVERSAL PRE K REGISTRATION 

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

    February 12, 2020:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.  

    February 13, 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 4 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 

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

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    Kindergarten 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.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Lincoln Orens Unveils New Basketball Courts

    Lincoln Orens Middle School eighth graders gathered with Senator Todd Kaminsky and Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman on Nov. 25 to celebrate the completion of their new outdoor basketball courts. Senator Kaminsky provided a grant that contributed to district funds that helped make this project possible. Students and staff members were excited to express their appreciation. The new courts will be used during physical education classes, recess and for recreational purposes.

     

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    Island Park Students Stand Against Bullying

    Anti-Bullying Week brought many celebrations of kindness, acceptance, respect and other positive qualities to the Island Park Public Schools. Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School both participated in four consecutive days dedicated to the notion that “Change Starts with Us.”

    Hegarty students kicked off the week on Nov. 11 with “odd socks” as they proudly expressed themselves and celebrated each other’s unique styles. The following day, they said “peace out” to bullying in the form of tie-dye attire. They wore sports gear to “Team Up Against Bullying,” and on the final day, donned yellow or gold to signify friendship and the Golden Rule of treating others as one would like to be treated. They received friendship bracelets that coincided with this focus and also signed anti-bullying pledges and created posters in accordance with the theme.

    At Lincoln Orens, students and faculty members entered the week wearing blue as a symbol of peace and safety. Student Council members provided anti-bullying stickers and read a poem about bullying prevention. They also hosted a poster contest, and the entire school signed a pledge.

    The program also included morning announcements that focused on the topics of anti-bullying and respect. The Island Park Public Schools are proud of students’ continuous demonstration of good character, which continue well beyond the weeklong observation and can be observed year-round. 

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    Nassau County LIPA Settlement

    November 22, 2019

    We were notified this morning in a call with County Executive Curran’s office that Nassau County is close to reaching a settlement with respect to the tax certiorari law suits filed by LIPA against the County. We have no specific information at this time, but we are told there will be no immediate impact on our revenue stream (or other communities in Nassau County) for the current tax year (2020). We are meeting in person with the members of the County Executive’s Office on Monday afternoon (November 25th) at which time we look forward to receiving more details regarding the structuring of the settlement to determine the potential effect on our anticipated revenue stream beginning the next tax year and thereafter. We will share the information we received with you on Monday following our meeting.

    Please note that this settlement would not be part of the District’s pending litigation vs. LIPA in Suffolk County Supreme Court.

    See Newsday: https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/lipa-nassau-county-1.38796974

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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. 

    Island Park Public Schools
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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.

     

    Island Park Public Schools
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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

District Calendar

  • LOMS Spirit Week

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  • FXH & LOMS Site-Based Meetings

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  • @ Conf Ctr

    Board of Education Mtg, 7 pm

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  • FXH & LOMS Faculty Meetings

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  • Ho-Ho Hegarty Caroling

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  • No After-School Activities, No Late Buses

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  • Chanukah Begins (sundown)

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  • Holiday Recess - Schools Closed

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  • Christmas Eve

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  • Christmas Day

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