Hegarty School Highlights

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    Spring Art Show

    Island Park School District
    invites you to our…

    Spring Art Show 

    Artwork by children in Grades K-4
    Featuring the Art of Mexico
    Ms. Diane Horn, Art Teacher
    Mr. Jacob Russum, Principal

    Artwork by children in Pre K and Grades 5-8
    Mrs. Naomi Seifert, Art Teacher
    Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Principal

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    6 - 8 p.m.
    Francis X. Hegarty School

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Hegarty Team Takes Trophy for Moon Mission

    A fourth-grade Robotics Club team at the Island Park Public Schools’ Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School competed in the FIRST Lego League Jr. Expo on March 5, held at Mineola High School. This was the first time that Hegarty was represented at a regional robotics event, and the group did a stellar job in their “Mission Moon” challenge.

    The students were tasked with creating a moon base, which they constructed from Legos and WeDo materials. They also developed the required tri-fold poster board that featured information about themselves, their projects and the research they conducted. They worked under the guidance of computer teacher and Robotics Club advisor Michael Giardino, with support at the event from teacher Robert Ferrante.

    All Robotics Club members spent approximately three months exploring ways that they would find food, water and other resources if they lived on the moon. The team that went to the Jr. Expo was comprised of Valentina Boncina, Cillian Cantwell, Sophia Stevenson, Alexandria Sundquist, Cameron Straub and Matilda Zarcone, who were selected to advance after excelling in a school-level mini-expo.

    “They did a great job. They really nailed it,” Mr. Giardino said. “They showed great teamwork and problem-solving skills.” 

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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, April 9, 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. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.

    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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    What Parents Need to Know about Annual Grades 3-8 Tests

    What Parents Need to Know about
    Annual Grades 3-8 Tests

    An evening with Superintendent, Dr. Rosmarie Bovino
    and Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Vincent Randazzo

    In the past several years, the NY State Education Department has made changes to the annual Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests in response to concerns from parents and educators.

    Join Superintendent, Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Vincent Randazzo for a discussion of these changes and to learn more about the assessments.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Conference Center
    7:00 PM

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park Students Get Career Ready

    Francis X. Hegarty School held a Career Day on Feb. 14. Students from kindergarten through grade 4 were treated to inspiring visits from professionals representing a variety of career fields. They gained a broader sense of future opportunities as well as an appreciation for what these individuals do in their vocations.

    Classes heard from guests in areas that ranged from education to technology, from medicine to art. Among the presenters were nonclinical health care worker Luis Almodovar, real estate managing director Franklin Alvarado, St. John’s University International Enrollment Associate Director Amy Arcario, school social worker Deborah Arden, air traffic controller Kevin Duignan, concert manager Sean Earley, roofing and construction worker Christopher Flores, mergers and acquisitions professional Richard Forgione, law enforcement professional John McFarland, graphic designer Carol Mele, construction worker Phillip Negron, carpenter Matthew Palazzolo, yoga instructor Erin Parker, staffing agency executive director Kim Robertson, registered nurse Christine Scott and software creative director Stephanie Taglianetti. Representing the Fire Department of New York were Ed Bergen and Anthony Sodanto, and police officers Joseph Garone, James McNamee and Paul Sutera spoke to students as well.

    This annual event supports the state’s new regulations regarding guidance, which recommend that students in grades K-4 receive information on college and careers. It is one of the many facets of the District Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling/Guidance Program, which is a framework for planning, organizing and implementing a school support program designed to meet the needs of the entire student body.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park Recognizes January Students of the Month

    At the Island Park Public Schools’ Feb. 25 Board of Education Meeting, Students of the Month were honored and district updates were shared.  

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School principals Jacob Russum and Dr. Bruce Hoffman announced the January Students of the Month from both schools. Liv Sundquist (kindergarten), Patrick Colletti (grade 1), Nicholas Colon (grade 2), Steven Perez Escobar (grade 3), Richard Pompa (grade 4), Nickolle Guevara (grade 5), Kieren Emerson (grade 6), Allyson Baetiong (grade 7) and Ava Rumore (grade 8) received medals and certificates of excellence, and the principals read remarks from teachers that described the ways these students demonstrate positive characteristics and serve as role models.

    The district’s legal counsel, Robert Cohen, shared an update on the Town of Hempstead IDA Board’s consideration of the Avalon Bay Harbor Isle Project’s PILOT request. After initially voting the application down, the Town reconsidered it on Feb. 19 and approved the 15-year PILOT. Avalon Bay made a small change to the PILOT schedule, which amounts to 1% more in revenues to the school district over the full span of the PILOT.

    Business Official Albert Chase provided a presentation on the tax levy. The district’s calculated tax levy limit is 1.46%, and the 2019-20 proposed budget will be below the cap. The district is always looking for cost-savings and efficiencies, and one step it is taking currently is to maximize the interest for its funds. Increasing the interest rates is expected to bring approximately $55,000-$60,000 in additional revenue.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park Students Promote Kindness

    Island Park students showed their good character when they participated in No Name-Calling Week between Jan. 22-25. This annual program strives to promote a culture of kindness and safe, caring learning environments.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School guidance counselor Andrea Porzelt and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School social worker Felicita Carranza coordinated a series of activities and lessons that emphasized positive behaviors and actions.  

    Lincoln Orens teachers presented “Caught You Being Nice” certificates to students who they observed to be helping make the school and community a safer and more caring place. The middle school students also listened to a No Name-Calling Week poem written by Student Council members.

    Hegarty students heard morning announcements about kindness and attended “Chat and Chew” conversations led by Ms. Carranza during lunch periods. The discussions focused on topics such as standing up for others and being nice. Additionally, students created snowflakes that featured uplifting words. 

    Students and staff members dressed to show their passion for the week’s mission. Those at Hegarty donned jerseys in an effort to “Team Up Against Teasing” and wore athletic gear representing that “It’s no sweat to be a friend to someone.” Mismatched clothing was popular on “Mix it up Day” and the halls were filled with school colors on “School Pride Day.” Lincoln Orens students sported different colors based on the qualities encompassed within the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

    Students at both schools vowed to carry these initiatives into the future and signed No Name-Calling Week Pledges.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Recreation Spring and Summer Program Registration

    The Recreation Department is open for Spring and Summer registrations.
    Please call the Recreation Office to make an appointment or check the Recreation Link for further details.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    The Momo Challenge

    February 28, 2019

    Dear Parents,

    It was brought to our attention that some students have been exposed to “The Momo Challenge” on social media that they have viewed at home or at friends’ homes. 

    This “challenge” entices students into risky behavior that could result in the ultimate challenge of taking one’s life.  “Momo” is a scary doll-like figure that reportedly sends graphic violent images and asks users to partake in dangerous challenges like waking up at random hours to self-harm.  Momo is heavily linked to apps such as Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, YouTube Kids, Peppa Pig videos, and games such as Fortnite.  Therefore, we urge parents to check their child’s phone and other electronic devices daily and talk to their children about what they are doing on social media.  We suggest keeping all devices out of childrens’ bedrooms and only in family areas where they can be supervised. 

    It may also be helpful to advise your children not to search for such content or forward any related content to others.  In addition, children should not respond to any content received from unknown senders.  Parents are encouraged to communicate to their children that, while using an electronic device, they must show them anything that seems questionable, inappropriate, or harmful.  It is also helpful to have a universal charging station at home so that the content on such devices can be monitored.  The National Online Safety website offers Top Tips for Parents about Momo.  It can be accessed at https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/momo-online-safety-guide-for-parents/.

    As always, it is critical to teach our children about acceptable use of technology in this day and time.  Please take a few minutes to discuss this with your child as we will continue to do so in school.  If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact either Ms. Carranza (School Social Worker at FXH) at 516-434-2685 or Mrs. Janofsky (School Social Worker at LOMS) at 516-434-2640. 

    Sincerely,

    Jacob M. Russum
    Principal, F.X. Hegarty Elementary School

    Bruce Hoffman, Ed.D.
    Principal, Lincoln Orens Middle School

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    UNIVERSAL PRE K REGISTRATION

    ISLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

     ADDITIONAL DATE FOR

    UNIVERSAL PRE K REGISTRATION 

    April 9, 2019                           
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.                              

              In order to register for September 2019 classes: 

    1. Child must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2019 
    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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park Families Support Phys. Ed.

    Each year, the Island Park Public Schools offer opportunities for parents to witness the physical activity, teamwork and sportsmanship skills and fun that comprise the district’s physical education program. As one example of these initiatives, Francis X. Hegarty School held a Physical Education Open House on Feb. 5 and 6.

    This year’s event featured a Wonderful World of Disney theme, which was emphasized through decorations and music. Many students also wore Disney-based attire that featured their favorite characters. Under the guidance of physical education teachers Annie Bennett-Neglia and Dominic Barone, they showcased a variety of games and activities that focused on exercise while parents cheered from the stands.  

    Physical activity provides children and youth with many opportunities to grow physically, socially and emotionally. The district encourages parents to keep their children active outside of school to help support and promote healthy lifestyles.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School hosted a sixth-grade Physical Education demo on Jan. 24 and will highlight seventh- and eighth-grade athletes at Sports Night on May 23.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park Honors Science Stars

    Students at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School were commended for their excellent research work during the annual Science Fair Awards Breakfast, held on Feb. 1. The honorees were selected as winners in the building’s Science Fair in January, and were formally recognized by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo, Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman and science teachers Karen Davis, Kristiana Sefchek, and Philip DeSantis . 

    A total of 36 students that worked in groups, pairs or as individuals were awarded based on their excellent presentation of scientific research and experiments on various topics.

    The top 10 eighth-grade projects are: “Water Filtration,” “Smelly Science – A Sniff Test,” Which moisturizer works best to keep skin moist,” “Gold vs. Bacteria,” “Do eco-friendly cleaning products or chemical based cleaning products work better,” “Erosion be gone,” “Is our environment going down the drain,” “Survival of the meat,” “How does fabric softener affect the flammability of different fabrics” and “Hair Care 101 – color treated shampoos exposed.”

    The winning seventh-grade projects are titled, “Sunlight or Artificial Light,” “Graffiti Removal,” “Comparing Sugar and Sugar Substitutes,” “How Do Different Scents Affect Your Memories,” “Hyderoponics vs. Soil,” “Electrolyte Challenge, “Solar Panels – The Wave of the Future,” “What is the Effect of Using Different Solutions to Grow Crystals,” “Does Age Affect How People Perceive Optical Illusions” and “Power of the Teenage Mind.”

    “Congratulations – I commend you for the hard work you have done and the wonderful projects you have created,” Dr. Hoffman said. “I expect to see all of our students continue to compete in future science research fairs.”

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Honoring Island Park’s December Students of the Month

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Jan. 28 Board of Education Meeting featured Student of the Month recognitions and district updates.  

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School principals Jacob Russum and Dr. Bruce Hoffman announced the December Students of the Month from both schools. Gianna Caggiano (kindergarten), Tyler Adman (grade 1), Evan Price (grade 2), Isabella Dervisevic (grade 3), Benjamin Cipolla (grade 4), Joseph Olshwitz (grade 5), Kaylie McCabe (grade 6), Michael Ducorsky (grade 7) and Brianna Cadiz (grade 8) received medals and certificates of excellence, and the principals read remarks from teachers that described the ways these students demonstrate positive characteristics and serve as role models.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino shared the announcement that the district has partnered with the Long Beach Public Schools to enable Lincoln Orens students to participate on the Long Beach Middle School wrestling team. Plans for football participation are in the works for the fall.

    Dr. Bovino also provided an update on bond construction and noted that, due to the planned summer projects, the summer recreation program may not run in 2019. Final arrangements regarding the projects are underway and alternate arrangements will be explored.  Definite information will be provided to parents within the next two weeks. The projects include installation of new PA, fire and alarm systems at both schools, upgrade to the LOMS generator, installation of a new FXH generator, asbestos abatement at both schools, new heating and air conditioning systems at LOMS, and first stage of air conditioning work at FXH.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park Students Reap the Rewards of Reading

    Students at the Island Park Public Schools’ Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School strengthened their reading skills through smiles and laughter during the Reading Rampage – Reading is Rewarding assembly program, led by ventriloquist Steve Petra. Held on Jan. 31 in the gymnasium, this event covered an assortment of English Language Arts concepts that are important for reading and writing.

    The program was presented in two back-to-back sessions; one for third- and fourth-grade students and the other for grades K-2. Petra provided interactive, age-appropriate lessons that brought the classroom curriculum to life and engaged audience members in exciting and educational shows.

    Special thanks go to the Island Park PTA for sponsoring this event and making it possible!

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Summer Recreation Programs

    An important message from the Superintendent of Schools

    Re:  Summer Recreation Programs 

    Alternate Summer Recreation Programs may be planned as the District moves forward with planning the summer construction projects.    It is likely that the summer recreation program will not run during the summer of 2019.  Alternate arrangements are being planned and definite information will be provided to parents within the next two weeks.  If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 434-2610.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Snack Permission Form

    Dear Parent /Guardian;

    The Island Park School District Food Service Department is looking forward to serving your children in the 2018-2019 school year. We want to ensure that we provide the best service in order to meet the needs of all our students. To better serve our students we are requesting parents’ consent to limit the purchase of snacks. 

    There are several snack items students may purchase that are not part of the breakfast/lunch meal at additional cost. If you would like to limit your child’s ability to purchase these items using funds from their account, please complete the form below and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher. We will do our best to assist with this. 

    We wish everyone a successful school year.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten

    Island Park School District
    Island Park, NY 11558

    June 20, 2018

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    One place is now available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program beginning on Tuesday, September 4!

    The program is a full-day, five day per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2018. 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!  If more applications are received than slots available, a lottery will be conducted at the next Board of Education Meeting on July 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.

    UPK registration will be on July 6, 2018 by appointment only. Please call Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 9am-3pm 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, 2018.
    • 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.

    Should other openings occur during the summer, those children not selected at the lottery on July 11 will be notified in the order in which their name was selected.

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

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

FXH School Calendar

  • LOMS Theater Prod

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 1

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Site Based Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • @ Conf Ctr

    Bd of Ed Mtg

    Student of the Month Celebration

     

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Faculty Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Music in Our Schools Student Performances

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 2

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 3

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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Vincent Randazzo, Assistant Superintendent
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Absence Form

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Formulario de ausencia   

 

Island Park Schools
New Point of Sale System – WebSMARTT 

  • Island Park UFSD has purchased a point-of-sale system for use in the cafeterias at FX Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School.
  • The POS system, called WebSMARTT, will eliminate the pencil to paper meal tracking, which will allow for processing of meal transactions to be completed quickly and efficiently.

See PDF:     WebSMARTT  

MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is an online payment system that makes school meal payments easy for busy parents on-the-go! Quickly and securely add money to your student's school meal account using your credit or debit card. 
See PDF:  MySchoolBucks 

Find us on Facebook!

In our ongoing effort to keep the community up-to-date with the latest district news and announcements, the Island Park Public Schools has launched an informational Facebook page. This page can be accessed by searching “Island Park Public Schools” on Facebook. By clicking “like,” you will be able to see the latest posts about student achievements, exciting events, interesting programs and important alerts in your newsfeed. Thank you for your support of our students and educational initiatives. We look forward to sharing many success stories as the year progresses.
https://www.facebook.com/Island-Park-Public-Schools-553615188178307/