Hegarty School Highlights

News & Announcements

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    January 18 Early Dismissal

    Dear Parent/Guardians:

    Please be reminded that on Friday, January 18, 2019, all students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m., and there will be no After Care. Regular bus transportation will be available, but lunch will not be served.

    Thank you.


    Jacob M. Russum

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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     We are happy to announce the


     will be open on Tuesday, January 22nd    
    during lunch periods. 

    The children will have the opportunity to purchase items such as fun pencils & pens, key chains, magnets, erasers, pencil sharpeners, coin purses etc. (prices range from 25¢ to $8.00).

    If you would like for your child to purchase item(s) from the School Store, please send money to school with your child in an envelope marked “School Store”.  Sorry but parents cannot shop with their children.

    The children really love browsing and buying things at the School Store.  Money that is earned from the sale of items in the School Store will go directly back to the children via special programs and activities provided for by the PTA.

    Volunteers are needed to work the School Store any time during lunch periods (11:20 am - 1:20 pm).  The days that the School Store will be open depends on the number of volunteers that are available to help.

    If you would like to volunteer at the School Store or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ralitsa Sundquist at raliny@gmail.com. 


    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Wednesday, January 16th
    $1.25 Per Pretzel 

    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 during school lunch hours. Without parental participation, we cannot continue this program. Children love to see their parents in the school. If you are available, please contact the following:

    FXH – Bia Delamonte (516-503-4631) or Tina DeCunza (631-365-5393)
    LOMS - Beth Murphy (516-375-6730) or Val Emerson (516-244-4272). 

    Future Pretzel Days

    March 13th
    May 15th

    (Pretzel day is NOW held only 5 months this school year) 

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


    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park Winter Concerts Brighten the Holiday Season

    Island Park’s musicians shared sounds of the holiday season with guests from throughout the community during the month of December. Winter concerts presented by Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School continued annual traditions and brought families together with members of the Board of Education, administration and staff to enjoy festive gatherings.  

    Hegarty’s jovial concert was held on Dec. 13 and featured a collection of songs that focused on peace, celebration and gratitude. The multipurpose room was adorned in twinkling lights, snowflake cutouts and decorations around the stage.

    Under the direction of music teacher and Chorus Director Marie Bluebello-Sambolin, third- and fourth-grade chorus members performed numbers such as “Celebrate Hanukkah,” “It’s Time to Deck the Halls,” “On a Starlight Night,” “Snow Day! Snow Day!” and “There is Peace.” Several students provided accompaniment as dancers and duet/trio singers.

    At Lincoln Orens, grades 5-8 were represented in a Dec. 6 show. Featured ensembles included the fifth-and sixth-grade chorus, led by Elliott Clifton; the senior string orchestra, directed by Ryan Walter; seventh- and eighth-grade chorus, led by Mr. Clifton and the concert band, led by Mario Blanco. The groups performed tunes such as “Spanish Allelu,” “Silver Bells,” “Light the Candles,” “White Christmas” and many more.  

    The middle school ensembles continued their symbolic custom of uniting for one culminating finale performance of, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

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

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Dec. 17 Board of Education Meeting featured Student of the Month recognitions in addition to an update on the bond construction projects.  

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School principals Jacob Russum and Dr. Bruce Hoffman announced the respective November Students of the Month from each grade. Rachel Rebele (kindergarten), Minka Palazzolo (grade 1), Emma Taglianetti (grade 2), Justin Contreras (grade 3), Carolina Hernandez Paratore (grade 4), Summer Millares (grade 5), Gavin Schwartz (grade 6), Maxene Martin (grade 7) and Michelle Winderman (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.

    Representatives of BBS Architects and Triton Construction shared information on the progress of capital projects that are part of the 2016 bond referendum. Science classroom construction is expected to begin in June and design meetings have been under way. PA and fire alarm systems will be upgraded and casework/cabinetry will be replaced at Hegarty this summer. Additionally, flood mitigation work will begin in January with funding from FEMA.

    This meeting also included a discussion about the Every Student Succeeds Act and District Test Report. More information on these topics will be shared in the upcoming weeks, and a special Board of Education Meeting will be held on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Conference Center to address the testing matter, specifically.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park students give toys from the heart

    The Island Park Public Schools are committed to paying it forward and helping others year-round, and Student Council members from Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School take extra care to promote kindness around the holidays. Both organizations spearheaded toy drives aimed to benefit those less fortunate.

    The generous donations of brand new toys from students, staff members, parents and local businesses will provide many families with the gifts that are on their wish lists. They also include winter necessities for the cold months ahead.

    The Student Council members and their advisors sorted out and wrapped the gifts just in time to bring an extra level of joy into the season.   

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Students take on Anti-Bullying Week with enthusiasm

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School observed Anti-Bullying Week from Nov. 13-16, when students and staff members took extra care to emphasize positive behaviors and kindness. This year’s event followed the theme, “Choose Respect,” and featured a variety of activities.

    Lincoln Orens students and faculty members kicked off the week by wearing blue to symbolize peace and safety. Thanks to efforts by the Student Council, all received anti-bully erasers and cards. The next day, the entire school signed an anti-bullying pledge and the week’s initiatives continued when Student Council members read a poem about anti-bullying. On the final day, winners of a Student Council anti-bully poster contest were named.

    As the week began at Hegarty, all students and faculty were encouraged to wear red, white and blue to show respect for service men and women and our country. An “Odd Socks Day” was designed as an opportunity for children to express themselves, appreciate individuality and uniqueness and promote self-respect. Another day involved wearing blue as a sign of peace and safety. As a culminating exercise, students reviewed and signed anti-bullying pledges that they took home to share with their family.

    The week 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. 

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Visiting Island Park seniors get into the holiday spirit

    Senior citizens from throughout the Island Park community kicked off the holiday season by attending the annual Senior Citizens Bunch at Lincoln Orens Middle School on Dec. 7.

    While decked out in holiday attire, the seniors enjoyed a free meal while they were serenaded by members of the school’s orchestra and chorus. They enjoyed several songs including festive classics such as “Silver Bells” and “Ring, Christmas Bells” from the orchestra, and “Light the Candles” and “Mary, Did You Know?” from the choir.

    “We’re so proud of our students, who work tirelessly to learn their music to perform for our senior citizens every year,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino said. “And to the staff who makes this event come together every year, thank you.”

    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
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    Universal Pre K registration

    100 Radcliffe Road
    Island Park, N.Y.


    February 12, 2019:                            
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M. 

    February 13, 2019:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M. 

    February 14, 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: 
    • (a) original birth certificate
    • (b) three (3) proofs of residency
    • (c) 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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    Career Day

    Dear Parents:

    Career Day will soon be upon us. We are currently looking for volunteers to be presenters 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 14, 2019. Based on the number of volunteers there will be one or two sessions scheduled throughout the day. Each session will last approximately 1 hour. Each volunteer will be asked to visit 2-3 classrooms to discuss their career. The discussion will last 15 minutes, followed by a 5 minute question and answer period.

    Please complete the attached tear-off form, indicating whether or not you are interested in participating in this special day and your choice of session. Please return this form by Friday, December 7, 2018.

    As always, thank you for your support.


    Jacob M. Russum

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    The Flu

    Influenza (also Known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly. Each year flu viruses cause millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospital stays and thousands or tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.

    Flu can be very dangerous for Children. CDC estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 years have been hospitalized each year in the United States because of influenza.

    What parents should know see attached to read more…

    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

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    All County Div II

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Registration & Enrollment Packet

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 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.