Hegarty School Highlights

News & Announcements

  • EMERGENCY PLANNING ∙ A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

    February 16, 2018 

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    The tragic event that occurred at the high school in Parkland, Florida this week is heartbreaking. As I left my office that evening, I thought about how dearly your children are loved both at home and at school.  The care of your children is the most important aspect of our work and we take it very seriously.  To this end, I am enclosing an Emergency Planning document that provides A Guide for Parents.  It is something I usually send out every year in the spring.  However, I would like you to have it now.  I will be discussing the Guide at our Board Meeting at 7 PM on Monday, February 26 (in the Stephen L Foster Auditorium) after recognizing our Students of the Month.

    I have posted additional information on our website, should you seek resources to help you talk with your child about the Florida school shooting, which dominates the news.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, administrators, teachers and staff members at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy family time during our February break and make many happy memories together.

    Yours sincerely,

    Rosmarie T. Bovino, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools

    February 16, 2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    The tragic event that occurred at the high school in Parkland, Florida this week is heartbreaking. As I left my office that evening, I thought about how dearly your children are loved both at home and at school.  The care of your children is the most important aspect of our work and we take it very seriously.  To this end, I am enclosing an Emergency Planning document that provides A Guide for Parents.  It is something I usually send out every year in the spring.  However, I would like you to have it now.  I will be discussing the Guide at our Board Meeting at 7 PM on Monday, February 26 (in the Stephen L Foster Auditorium) after recognizing our Students of the Month.

    I have posted additional information on our website, should you seek resources to help you talk with your child about the Florida school shooting, which dominates the news.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, administrators, teachers and staff members at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy family time during our February break and make many happy memories together.

    Yours sincerely,

    Rosmarie T. Bovino, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Pre-K

    February 16, 2018

    Dear Pre-Kindergarten Parents:                                                                                                  

    Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at the Lincoln Orens Middle School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in your child’s classroom.  Conferences should allow for you and your child’s teacher to discuss specific aspects about your child’s progress in school.  Parents must access and print out their child’s report card using the online parent portal on the Island Park School’s website:  http://www.ips.k12.ny.us.  If you cannot access the portal, please call the office for assistance.

    On Thursday, March 8, 2018, there will be a full day of school followed by conferences in the afternoon and evening.  Students will be dismissed at their normal time.  Your child’s teacher will be present during the following times.

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 

    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    and 
    6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

    Please remember that meeting times will be approximately 10 minutes.   Here are some time-saving tips:

    • Make a list of any questions or concerns you may have so they may be addressed.
    • If you are able to attend the afternoon conference, please do so. This may alleviate crowds at both sessions.
    • Have a copy of your child’s report card printed from the online portal.

    If you feel that you need more time to see your child’s teacher, please call the school and make an appointment:                                   

    Parents are asked to indicate on the attached sheet if you will be attending the afternoon conference or the evening conference as well as your approximate arrival time.  We look forward to meeting with you and appreciate your continuing cooperation.  If you have any questions, please call the main office at Hegarty School at 516-434-2670.

    Sincerely,

    Jacob M. Russum
    Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Island Park honors December Students of the Month

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Jan. 29 Board of Education Meeting honored students who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate good character and make their school environments better places. Students of the Month from Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School were applauded for upholding principles that the district values.

    Principals Jacob Russum and Dr. Bruce Hoffman announced Kandace Richardson (kindergarten), Brandon Battaglia (grade 1), Ryder Havey (grade 2), Katelyn Howell (grade 3), Andrew McCartney (grade 4), Adrianna Fandaros (grade 5), Daniel Taveras (grade 6), Janeille DeLeon (grade 7) and Sophina Miotto (grade 8) as the December Students of the Month and presented medals, certificates of excellence and small gifts of acknowledgment to those in attendance.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino shared information about the district’s successful blood drive and the new POS system that is providing electronic cafeteria management. She also noted that the district is taking extra measures to keep buildings clean and emphasize hygiene during flu season.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • PRETZEL DAY

    Wednesday, February 14th 

    $1.25 Per Pretzel

    Pretzel day is held once a month.  These pretzels are freshly baked each morning at “The Pretzel Stop Inc.” in Rockville Centre.  Philadelphia style soft pretzels are large, doughy, salt covered & taste delicious.

    These pretzels are also “nut free.”

    Volunteers are needed for Pretzel Day. Without parental participation, we cannot continue this program. Children love to see their parents in the school. If you are available, please contact the committee chairpersons, Beth Murphy 516-375-6730 or Val Emerson at 516-244-4272.

    Future Pretzel Days

    March 21st

    May 16th

    April 18th

    June 13th

       

    PTA forms and flyers are also available on the IP Schools website and PTA Facebook Page 

    TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER!!

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Little Doctors Help Make Blood Drive a Success

    Student Council members and other volunteers from Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School played the roles of “Little Doctors” on Jan. 25, during the district’s blood drive on Jan. 25. They were eager to lend their helping hands and support the New York Blood Center by escorting participants, writing thank you cards and giving out bracelets, stickers, snacks and juice to donators.

    “Student Council and fifth graders are working towards a brighter future,” said student council advisor Jillian Betancourt. “They are volunteering their time to help spread the word about the need for blood donors. The lessons they’ve learned through their community service, and through observing how our community comes together to give, was a priceless experience for them.”

    As a result of the students’ efforts and community’s participation, 40 pints of blood were donated – equivalent to 120 lives saved. There were 26 whole blood donors and seven platelet donors.

    The Little Doctors Program is organized by the New York Blood Center and is designed for faculty members and students at elementary and middle school levels to increase their knowledge and understanding about the science of blood and the body’s circulatory system as well as to learn about volunteerism and community service.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Good Character a Priority for Island Park Students

    Island Park students put kindness into action during No Name-Calling Week, held between Jan. 16-19. This annual, nationally recognized program was launched with the objective of ending name-calling and bullying in schools.

     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 good character.

    Both schools participated in campaigns that reinforced positive behavior throughout the week. 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, and those at Hegarty commended students with “Caught You Being a Good Friend” acknowledgments.

    The buildings also observed theme-color days based on the qualities encompassed within the “Six Pillars of Character.” Students and staff members wore blue and yellow on Tuesday to indicate trustworthiness and respect, green on Wednesday to represent responsibility, orange on Thursday to denote fairness and red and purple on Friday as a symbol of caring and citizenship.

    These values were displayed in the hallways of Lincoln Orens to cultivate a positive learning environment and support a culture of kindness. The middle school students also listened to a No Name-Calling Week poem written by Student Council members.

    At Hegarty, Ms. Carranza addressed the elementary students during “Chat and Chew” conversations held during lunch periods. The discussions focused on why people call each other names, name-calling through social media/technology, standing up against name-calling and the significance of saying “sorry” and really meaning it.

    Both schools made efforts to carry the significance of these initiatives into the future and encourage students to adhere to the six pillars’ traits. Fifth- through eighth-graders signed No Name-Calling banners, and elementary children created Friendship Finger Pledges on which they promised to show respect and listed five ways to be a good friend.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

FXH School Calendar

  • Schools Closed—Winter Recess

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • President’s Day

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • @ LOMS Auditorium

    Bd of Ed Mtg

    Student of the Month Celebration

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 2

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Site Based Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Faculty Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 3

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Report Cards Uploaded

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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Balloon Tennis 

This is the ultimate boredom buster for those long winter months! The supplies are really inexpensive. In fact, you can get those paint sticks for free at most hardware stores. Simply hot glue one to a paper plate, and bam! You’ve got a balloon racket. All you need now are a few kids to get the party started.

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.
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