Hegarty School Highlights

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    Red Ribbon Week

    Island Park School District
    F.X. Hegarty School

    Red Ribbon Week

    “Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.”
    October 22 – October 26, 2018

    See PDF attached for details…

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Hegarty School Celebrating Character Day

    Dear Parents:

    On Wednesday, October 31st, Hegarty School will be celebrating Character Day.   Students may have the option to wear costumes representing their favorite literary character.  In connection with the library curriculum, students have been asked to share with their classmates a brief description about their favorite character.  For safety reasons, masks, face paint, or capes are not permitted for adults and children.  Also, students should wear costumes that do not restrict or limit them from normal classroom activity.

    In addition, classroom activities are scheduled to take place.  Food brought to school must follow the approved district snack list and be store-bought with an ingredients label approved by the school nurse beforehand. The approved snack list was distributed to parents but can also be found on the district website.  Items not on the list and not having an ingredients label cannot be distributed to students.  Healthy, nutritional snacks are encouraged.  Fresh fruit is also encouraged.  “Goodie bags” are not permitted due to the need to check all contents for each bag.  However, “activity bags” may provide a positive alternative in place of bags containing food, as long as the items are labeled suitable for students of the given age.  Class parents are asked to communicate with their child’s teacher about this.

    Students who do not wish to participate are not expected to do so.  There will be an alternative plan in place for these students.  If you prefer for your child not to participate, please send a note to your child’s classroom teacher indicating such.

    We look forward to an engaging and creative day for all involved!

    Sincerely,

    Jacob M. Russum
    Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    UPK Celebrating Character Day

    October 19, 2018

    Dear Parents:

    On Wednesday, October 31st, the UPK will be celebrating Character Day.   Students may have the option to wear costumes representing their favorite literary character.  For safety reasons, students are not permitted to wear masks, face paint, or capes.  Also, students should wear costumes that do not restrict or limit them from normal classroom activity.

    In addition, classroom activities are scheduled to take place.  “Goodie bags” are not permitted due to the need to check all contents for each bag.  However, “activity bags” may provide a positive alternative in place of bags containing food, as long as the items are labeled suitable for students of the given age.  Parents must communicate with the classroom teacher regarding any and all items brought in.

    We look forward to an engaging and creative day for all involved!

    Sincerely,

    Jacob M. Russum
    Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Hegarty Emergency Evacuation/Early Dismissal Drills

    Dear Parents: 

    As part of the State Mandated Emergency Plan, we are required to conduct Emergency Evacuation/Early Dismissal Drills.  On Friday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 21, dismissal will occur at 2:45 p.m.  On both of these days, students will leave the Hegarty School and walk to the Island Park Public Library on Long Beach Road where they will briefly shelter and then board school buses to go home.  

    Children will be supervised by school staff and assisted by the Nassau County Police.  The process should take about 45 minutes.  Buses are expected to bring the children to their stop at about the usual time.  However, the bus may arrive earlier or later than normally scheduled.   Parents are asked to plan accordingly.  Please avoid changing your child’s customary dismissal routine on November 2 and November 21.  

    AT THE CONCLUSION OF EACH DRILL, STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AS FOLLOWS: 

    • Bus Students will be escorted to their buses in the library parking lot. Parents should arrive at the bus stop by 3:15 p.m. 
    • Walkers and students being driven home will return to Hegarty School with their teachers. They will be dismissed at the school.  Parents should wait for their child(ren) at the school since it will not be possible to move vehicles on Long Beach Road.  Upon return to the building, Deal Road walkers will be dismissed at the front of the school. 
    • When picking up your child upon his/her return to school, you will be asked to sign him/her out. Students who attend After Care will meet their caregivers in front of the school.  

    Since we must plan for emergencies occurring at any time, the drills will be conducted rain or shine.  Children should dress for outdoors and/or inclement weather.  We ask for your cooperation and patience during this important New York State required exercise.  If you have any questions, please call the Hegarty School office.

    Sincerely,

    Jacob M. Russum
    Principal

     

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    PTA SCHOOL STORE @ FXH

    We are happy to announce the

     PTA SCHOOL STORE @ FXH

     will be open on Tuesday, October 23rd during lunch periods.

    ***Please note the date change***

    The children will have the opportunity to purchase items such as fun pencils & pens, key chains, magnets, erasers, pencil sharpeners, coin purses and much much more (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 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.

     TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER!!

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    WINNER’S WALK

    Dear Parents:

    The F.X. Hegarty Student Council and the Physical Education Department will be sponsoring a WINNER’S WALK FOR SUNRISE DAY CAMPS in Long Island, on Friday, October 26, 2018! 

    This year, we will be asking for sponsor pledges.  A flat donation of your choice of any amount is appreciated.  Please make your personal check or money order payable to Sunrise Association indicate “Winner’s Walk” in the memo.  Please place the check in an envelope, mark the envelope WINNER’S WALK, and return it to school no later than Monday, October 29.  Your donation will help children affected by cancer to enjoy a summer filled with exciting daily activities. 

    All parents are invited to cheer our participants during the walk, which takes place on Friday morning (October 26) at 9:30 a.m.  Visitors will enter the yard from the Deal Road playground gates only.  For security reasons there will be no entry through the school.  At the gate, you will sign in at the back yard entrance and be directed to a designated area.  If you plan on attending, please fill out the form below and return it with your child.  The Visitor Policy is followed.  Therefore, all visitors must be on the RSVP record for the event.  The students are excited and with your help this will be a very successful walk.

    Please be aware that in the event of rain, the Winner’s Walk will be held in the gym and parents will not be able to attend due to capacity limitations in the gym.

    In the past, the F.X. Hegarty Student Council has raised money for many organizations because of the hard work, generosity, and understanding of the needs of others shown by our parents and children.  We thank all of you for your efforts and cooperation during this worthwhile program.  Sunrise Day Camps appreciates your support!

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park students zone in on safety

    Safety is a priority in the Island Park Public Schools, and recent programs presented opportunities for students to brush up on important practices and rules that support overall wellness. Students at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Pre-K students at Lincoln Orens Middle School attended fire safety sessions, and both schools held internet safety presentations.

    Members of the Island Park Fire Department visited the Pre-K and elementary classes on Oct. 5, when they discussed what to do in case of emergencies. They explained the functions of fire detection alarms and other safety devices, and reviewed when to call 911. Children then toured the fire trucks and explored how the firefighters act fast to help stop disasters and save lives.

    Internet safety assemblies were held at Lincoln Orens on Oct. 4 and 5, and those at Hegarty took place on Oct. 11 and 12. School social workers and administrators focused on measures that students should take to protect themselves online. They covered anti-bullying strategies and responsible internet use, with age-appropriate lessons for each grade level.

    Earlier this school year, Hegarty held its annual bus safety drill during the first week of school to serve as a reminder for bus rules. Drivers and staff members emphasized the importance of wearing seatbelts and remaining seated on the bus, and also led practices in emergency exits.

    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
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    UPK Registration, Thurs Oct. 4

    An unexpected UPK vacancy has occurred. The new Registration date to fill this place is Thursday, October 4, at FXH Elementary School.
    If the district receives more than 1 application, the Board will have a special meeting to conduct a lottery drawing of all eligible students.

    See attached for details...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    PICTURE DAY

    FXH, LOMS & UPK PICTURE DAY
    Monday, October 15, 2018 (UPK & LOMS)
    Monday, October 22, 2018 (FXH)

    RETAKES AND CLUB PICTURES
    Monday, December 3, 2018 (FXH, UPK & LOMS)

    On Monday, October 15th & Monday, October 22th the PTA will be sponsoring school pictures.  Your child will be photographed individually as well as with his/her class (class pictures are for Pre-K through 5th grade students only).  All students will have an individual picture taken for school records, even if a package is not purchased.

    If your child is absent, another opportunity will be available on picture retake day, which is scheduled for Monday, December 3rd for FXH, UPK & LOMS.

    Kindly follow the directions on the attached order form. We are using “Irvin Simon Photographers.”

    Payment and order form is due back on Picture Day.  Portrait packages will be printed only for students paying on PHOTO DAY.

    If your child does not have their order form and payment with them on Picture Day, their picture will only be taken for school records.  They will then have to return on picture retake day with their order form and payment.

    If you would like to volunteer for Picture Day or have any questions, please contact:

    LOMS & UPK - CoChairs
    TinaMarie Ruzicka, (516) 924-5739 or Cathie Hall (516) 713-1487

    FXH -CoChairs
    TinaMarie Ruzicka, (516) 924-5739 or Clorinda Fabris (516) 695-3169

    Thank you. 

    TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER!!

    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

  • Bd of Ed Mtg

    Student of the Month Celebration

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Site Based Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Picture Day

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Red Ribbon Week

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 3

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 4

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 1

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • PTA School Store

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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.pdf  

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.pdf 

Vincent Randazzo, Assistant Superintendent
See report:  Chronic Absenteeism.pdf  

Absence Form

English | Spanish
Formulario de ausencia   

 

Island Park Schools

Registration & Enrollment Packet

Community Letter WHHS

The following letters have been mailed to all members of the community and should be received by Saturday (7/14) or Monday (7/16).

See letters: 
Community Letter WHHS.pdf ) ( Community Letter WHHS Spanish.pdf )
High School Plans WHHS.pdf ) ( High School Plans WHHS Spanish.pdf )

Weather Island Park Schools

 

ONLINE WEATHER CENTER

    

 

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/