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  • Island Park students kicked off the new year with a visiting author

    Students at Francis X. Hegarty school in Island Park started the new year off celebrating Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) with a visit from Long Island author Brian Heinz. Heinz gave an entertaining overview from writer to reader with a mural board, dozens of visual aids as well as humorous anecdotes of “on location” research to wild environments. Heinz is known for books such as “The Great North Woods” and “Adirondack Lullaby.”

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Island Park students perform winter concerts

    Francis X. Hegarty School and Lincoln Orens Middle School in Island Park shared the sounds of the holiday season during their schools’ winter concert performances.

    At Francis X. Hegarty, the third and fourth grade chorus, under the direction of Marie Bluebello-Sambolin, shared a number of musical selections including “Good, Good Holiday Feelings,” “Happy, Happy Kwanza,” “Deedle Deedle Dai,” and “Up On The Roof ” among others.  

    At Lincoln Orens Middle School, the winter concert featured multiple performances, including one by the fifth and sixth grade chorus who performed a variety of songs, including “Kye Kye Kule,” “Sevivon” and “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” During the same winter concert, the chorus, senior string orchestra and concert band all performed a selection of songs to the delight of all in attendance.  

    The district celebrates the talents of our students and appreciates the hard work that went toward these fantastic performances.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • PARP Parent Letter


    Pick a Reading Partner

    PARP begins January 6th

    Dear Parents,

    Our Pick a Reading Partner 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.

    Please try to read with your child every night. After reading, list the title of the book(s) and initial the date on the reading log. Cut off the week’s log and return to your child’s teacher.

    Inside the packet you will find a PARP calendar.

    Remember to check the calendar and return your reading logs on time.

    Have fun sharing the experience of reading together.

    Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
    –Emilie Buchwald, children’s author

    Mrs. Jacobskind,
    Library Media Specialist

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • UPK Registration

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

    This letter serves as an announcement regarding the Island Park Schools’ Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) registration for the anticipated 2023-24 school year. We are hopeful that the NYS Legislature and the NYS Education Department will continue to support our UPK program. While there is no guarantee this will happen or that we will receive the same level of funding that will permit us to accept all eligible children, we are optimistic and planning accordingly.

    You can begin to view all the registration materials as early as January 16, 2023 in one of three ways:

    1) Visit our district website: and register online. You can find the page with all the registration information and a link to the online system, FamilyID, by clicking on the District Information tab and then the Student Registration tab. We will open FamilyID for registration on February 7, 2023, and it will close on February 9, 2023.

    2) You can download and print the entire registration packet from our district website by visiting the Student Registration page as detailed above. There will be three days for submission of the completed UPK registration packet at the Francis X. Hegarty School on February 7, February 8, and February 9, 2023.

    3) You can pick up a registration packet at Francis X Hegarty Elementary School between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
    There will be three days for submission of the completed UPK registration packet at the Francis X. Hegarty School on February 7, February 8, and February 9, 2023.

    You will have to include the following with your packet, whether you are registering online or by submitting a paper packet:

    • A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate confirming your child will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2023.
    • 3 Proofs of Residency confirming you live in Island Park (driver’s license, telephone bill, deed to home, bank statement, etc.).
    • Updated immunizations and a current physical from your child’s pediatrician.

    Kindly note, registration does not guarantee enrollment. However, if you do not register your child by February 9, 2023, you increase your child’s chances that he/she may be subject to a lottery or may not be admitted at all. If you have any questions, please call Francis X. Hegarty School (516-434-2670/71). There will be an informational meeting for all families of students that were admitted to the UPK program for the upcoming school year on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. held at the Lincoln Orens Middle School in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium. Thank you for your attention to this matter and your continued support of the Island Park Schools.


    Adam Frankel
    Acting Interim Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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FXH School Calendar

  • FXH PTA PARP Celebration

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 3

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Board of Education Mtg. 7pm

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 4

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 1

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Winter Recess—Schools Closed

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Easter/Passover Recess—Schools Closed

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Easter/Passover Recess—Schools Closed

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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