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  • Recognitions and updates at the November 14 Island Park BOE meeting

    At the Nov. 14 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as October Students of the Month. The learner profile attributed for this month was “knowledgeable,” meaning the students develop and use conceptual understanding and explore knowledge across a range of disciplines. Additionally, the students engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance. Students honored for this learner profile attribute are Leia Almodovar (grade 7), James Bergen (grade 2), Dylen Collins (grade 5), James Duncan (grade 1), Mia Krumholz (grade 4), Allyana Lucas (grade 8), Mason Ruscica-Duffy (grade 6), Regan Sodano (kindergarten) and Bryson Sweeney (grade 3).

    Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzao began his report by welcoming Adam Frankel as the Acting Interim Principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School. Mr. Frankel has served as an elementary principal for over 15 years in both large and small school districts across Long Island. He is a proven instructional leader, serving most recently in roles of Director of Elementary Education and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

    Mr. Randazzo also extended thanks and appreciation to Assistant Superintendent Alison Offerman-Celentano and Director of Pupil Personnel Services Jacob Russum who stepped in over the course of the last few weeks and served as acting administrators while the search for the interim principal was being conducted. Additionally, Mr. Randazzo acknowledged several faculty and staff members who assisted in a leadership capacity during this time including Assistant to the Principal Alyssa DeLucia, School Psychologist Colleen Kunz and School Social Worker Felicita Carranza. He also extended his thanks to school secretarial staff Mrs. Quigley and Mrs. Pollet, teachers Mrs. Neglia and Mrs. Berkowitz, and the Island Park leadership team and building representatives at FXH who were all helpful over the last several weeks prior to Mr. Frankel’s arrival.

    Mr. Randazzo then addressed an October news report of the Nation’s Report Card which shows new evidence of COVID-19’s devasting impact on U.S. children’s education. He indicated the report is not a surprise given the restrictions that were placed on students and staff. Additionally, Mr. Randazzo noted a decline in NAEP reading and math scores at grades 4 and 8 compared to 2019. The Superintendent acknowledged what is most important now is moving forward. and closing achievement gaps. Since March 2020, teachers and staff have been working to close those achievement gaps by implementing data driven educational strategies and utilizing progress monitoring systems to provide continual differentiation to individualize the learning experience for all the students.

    Next, Mr. Randazzo shared a district priority update with reference to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). He provided an overview of the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards timeline and spoke about how these standards will be incorporated into all subject areas.

    Mr. Randazzo also noted that earlier in the month, members of the school board and administration had the opportunity to attend an evening of learning at the Offshore Wind Energy and Manufacturing Expo that was organized by Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association. District attendees networked with various wind-generation companies and governmental entities to forge partnerships that will lead to curriculum development and enhanced STEAM opportunities for the students of Island Park.

    Closing the Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Randazzo reminded those in attendance about the Nov. 29 Community Forum being hosted by Equinor in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium from 6:30– 8 p.m.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Francis X. Hegarty Elementary welcomes Acting Interim Principal

    Island Park Board of Education appointed Adam Frankel as the Acting Interim Principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School at the Nov. 14 board meeting. Mr. Frankel has served as an elementary principal for over 15 years in both large and small school districts across Long Island. He is a proven instructional leader, serving most recently in roles of Director of Elementary Education and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

    About his new role, Frankel is looking forward to working together with teachers and staff to continue to support learning opportunities for Francis X. Hegarty students.

    Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo shared, “We are excited to have Mr. Frankel join the Francis X. Hegarty family.” “His expertise will assist in expanding the success of the school.”

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Island Park elementary students remember local veterans

    Island Park students at Francis X. Hegarty enjoyed celebrating at a Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 10 for local veterans. The tribute started with the “Pledge of Allegiance” and singing of “God Bless America.” Third graders presented handmade cards to the veteran guests. First graders showed their appreciation with a poem presentation. A highlight of the program was the student performance of “Veterans, We Love You. “

    Additionally, the honored guests enjoyed seeing the displays of student artwork expressing thanks and gratitude for their service.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • FXH Winter Concert Parent Letter 2022

    Dear Grade 3 and Grade 4 Parents:

    We would like to invite you to F.X. Hegarty Elementary School’s Winter Concert to be held in the John P. Gould Gymnasium on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

    On the day of the concert, please have your child wear appropriate attire:

    • Girls should wear an all-white top and black skirt or black dress pants.
    • Boys should wear an all-white top and black dress pants.
    • Shoes are preferred for all.
    • **Everyone will need a Santa Hat.

    Upon arrival, all visitors must enter through the Deal Road entrance. The Visitor Policy is followed. Therefore, all visitors must be on the RSVP record for the event. Please return the tear-off form below to RSVP. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to a wonderful performance. See you on the 15th!

    Sincerely,
    Marie Bluebello-Sambolin

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • FXH Career Day Volunteer Letter

    Dear Parents:

    Career Day will soon be upon us. We are currently looking for volunteers to present for Career Day, a school-wide program that includes grades K-4. In order to make this day a success, we are asking for your assistance. Volunteers are needed to present a variety of careers that can be shared with the children.

    The program will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Based on the number of volunteers, there will be one or two sessions scheduled throughout the day. Each volunteer will be asked to present to 2-3 classrooms to discuss their career. The discussion will last 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. If you feel your career is more appropriate for a particular age, please indicate below.

    Please complete the attached tear-off form indicating that you are interested in participating in this special day and your choice of session. Please return this form by Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

    As always, thank you for your support.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Alison Offerman-Celentano
    Assistant Superintendent
    Acting Principal

    Jacob Russum
    Director of Pupil Personnel
    Acting Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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