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    The FXH School Store is an in-school event during students’ lunch periods. The children will have the opportunity to purchase items such as pencils, pens, keychains, squishy toys, Pop Its, fidget spinners, chapstick, bracelets, and other assorted fun things! If you would like for your child to purchase items from the FXH School Store, please send money to school in an envelope marked SCHOOL STORE.

    Volunteers are needed for School Store. If you are a PTA member and are available, please contact Dia Plant (FXH) via our email:

    Tuesday, January 18
    Tuesday, February 15
    Tuesday, March 22
    Tuesday, April 24
    Tuesday, May 11

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

    $2.00 a 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, and taste delicious!


    Volunteers are needed for Pretzel Day. If you are a PTA member and are available, please contact
    Dia Plant (FXH) or Christina Torres (LOMS) via our email:

    2021–2022 PRETZEL DAYS
    Wednesday, January 12
    Wednesday, February 9
    Wednesday, March 9
    Wednesday, April 6
    Wednesday, May 11

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Outdoor Learning Videos

    Please click on the links found below to see outdoor learning in action!

    Lincoln Orens - Outdoor Learning Videos

    Francis X. Hegarty - Outdoor Learning Videos

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Events for Red Ribbon Week

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School
    Events for Red Ribbon Week
    October 25 – 29, 2021

    Monday, October 25, 2021
    All students and faculty are encouraged to wear red as we kick-off Red Ribbon Week!
    Pencils will be distributed for students.
    Morning Announcement to be read

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    All students and faculty are encouraged to wear clothing that has a positive statement/phrase/word/quote.

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    My future matters, I’m drug free – let’s all wear college apparel.
    Throughout the day, all students will be signing the “Drug Free Looks Like Me” pledge poster.
    Morning Announcement to be read.

    Thursday, October 28, 2021
    You have the power to make excellent decisions – wear your favorite superhero shirt/sweatshirt.
    Students will be creating a bookmark with positive and encouraging words.

    Friday, October 29, 2021 – Character Day
    As we end Red Ribbon Week, we ask that all students and faculty wear School Attire or Favorite Storybook Character to show our school pride.
    Morning Announcement to be read.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • FXH Character Day

    October 22, 2021

    Dear Parents:

    On Friday, October 29th, 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.

    Students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will parade around the outside perimeter of the school at 10:00 am. Parents are welcome to attend the parade. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled. Students in 3rd and 4th grade will share a brief description about their character with their classmates during the school day.

    In addition, classroom activities are scheduled to take place. Food brought to school must follow the approved district snack list, be store-bought and individually wrapped, with an ingredient label approved by the school nurse beforehand. The approved snack list can be found on the district website. Items not on the list and individually wrapped, cannot be distributed to students. Healthy, nutritional snacks are encouraged. “Goodie bags” are not permitted due to the need to check all contents of 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!


    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Island Park Students Learn Fire Safety

    Students at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Pre-K students at Lincoln Orens Middle School received pertinent fire safety lessons throughout the day on Oct. 8, when members of the Island Park Fire Department visited both buildings.

    The local firefighters demonstrated the way that they enter a dangerous area by staying low to the ground to avoid smoke. They displayed and described their equipment and engaged students in conversations about what to do in an emergency. They explained the purpose of smoke detectors and other safety devices, and reviewed steps that can help people find assistance, if needed. Many of the older students were already familiar with the stop, drop and roll guidelines, and a few demonstrated the steps for the presenters and classmates.


    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children had the special opportunity to tour the fire trucks and ambulances and explore the work that firefighters do to keep the community safe.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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