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    People As Reading Partners

    PARP begins January 8th

    Dear Parents,

    Our People as Reading Partners program (PARP) encourages parents and family members to read with their children every day. PARP is sponsored by the Island Park PTA and the Island Park School District.

    See attached for details...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    ISLAND PARK PURA VIDA BRACELET

    PRE-ORDER YOUR CUSTOM-MADE
    ISLAND PARK PURA VIDA BRACELET
    FOR ONLY $7!

    This artisan-made bracelet is available for PRE-ORDERING
    at our Island Park PTA Memberhub store:
    islandpark11558.memberhub.store

    NOTE: PLEASE ALLOW 6–8 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY
    PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP OR DELIVERY

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

    In order to register for September 2021 classes:

    1. Child must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2021.
    2. You will need the following:

    (a) original birth certificate
    (b) three (3) proofs of residency
    (c) immunization records and current physical

    Information regarding registration will be available on the District Website starting January 19, 2021.

    Please call 434-2670 between 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. for more information.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    NO Name-Calling Week

    January 18-22, 2021

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    This letter is to inform you that Francis X. Hegarty School will be participating in "No Name-Calling Week" during the week of January 18-22, 2021.

    See PDF attached...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

    In order to register for September 2021 classes:

    1. Child must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2021.
    2. You will need the following:

    (a) Copy of original birth certificate
    (b) three (3) proofs of residency
    (c) immunization records and record of current physical

    Information regarding registration will be available on the District website starting January 19, 2021.

    Please call 434-2670 between 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. for more information .

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    GRADES K-4 LUNCH BUNCH OPT OUT FORM

    The Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School is pleased to announce the continuation of the “Lunch Bunch” program designed to promote students’ character development and social relationships. Lunch Bunch is scheduled to begin the week of January 18, 2021, where either Mrs. Carranza, School Social Worker or Ms. Kunz, School Psychologist will meet informally with small groups of students (up to 8) to discuss and provide guidance on a variety of topics. This program provides students in all grade levels, including those students who are currently remote learners, with an opportunity to experience something different during their recess. It is a fun way for students in the same grade to make new friends and practice their social skills in a safe (following NYS COVID guidelines) small group setting. Students will have their lunch in their classrooms, as per usual this year, and will attend Lunch Bunch during the recess portion of that period. Students will engage in small group social conversations and will play safe games with one another.

    Some topics may include:

    1. Friendships- lunch is an ideal time to encourage peer interaction (e.g., sharing interests, using kind words, taking turns)
    2. Solving problems with friends
    3. Making good choices
    4. Common/personal interests
    5. General Social/emotional issues (feelings: sad, scared, angry happy etc.)
    6. Academic interests/concerns (e.g., favorite specials, homework)

    These are not counseling sessions. Rather, they are meant to provide a safe nurturing environment for building relationships among students as well as relationships between student and support professionals who work in an advisory capacity. This is a voluntary program; your child is under no obligation to participate. Regular recess programs will also continue in their present form. Your child’s teacher, social worker, school psychologist and/or principal will explain the program within the next two weeks, and students will be informed how they can sign up to participate. Teachers will be assigned one day per week. On designated days, teachers will select at random who show interest in participating and who have not been opted out.

    If you have any questions, please call either:

    Mrs. Carranza, School Social worker: (516) 434-2685
    Ms. Kunz, School Psychologist: (516) 434-2686

    If you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete the attached opt-out form and return it to your child’s teacher by January 13, 2021

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    PTA MEETING

    Save the date

    PTA MEETING

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021 | 7:00PM | ZOOM

    School reports will be given by:
    Mr. Randazzo, Superintendent of Island Park School District
    Dr. Offerman-Celentano, Assistant Superintendent of Island Park School District
    Ms. Cameron, Principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School
    Dr. Hoffman, Principal of Lincoln Orens Middle School
    PTA Executive Board will provide updates on current and future events/programs

    THE ISLAND PARK PTA MEETING GUEST SPEAKER
    We are honored to have Laura Campbell as our guest speaker. She is the Director of Education and a Certified Crisis Counselor at the Long Island Crisis Center, which provides programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives. This workshop will focus on how to lead ourselves and our children through a crisis. Join us as we discuss the collective grief our world is experiencing from the onset of COVID-19, and how to best help our children through this time of uncertainty. We will learn the importance of modeling and understanding emotional regulation during times of difficulty. Strategies to build resilience and connection between parents and their children will be shared, as well as resources and how to access them.

     

     

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

    Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic en el archivo adjunto.

    In order to register for September 2021 classes:

    1. Child must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2021.

    2. You will need the following:

    (a) Copy of original birth certificate
    (b) three (3) proofs of residency
    (c) immunization records and record of current physical

    Information regarding registration will be available on the District website starting January 19, 2021.

    Please call 434-2670 between 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. for more information .

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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