Hegarty School Highlights

News & Announcements

  • PTA SCHOOL STORE @ FXH

    We are happy to announce the

     PTA SCHOOL STORE @ FXH 

     will be open on Tuesday, May 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).

    Spirit Wear is also on SALE (prices range from $10.00 to $35.00)!

    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.

     TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER!!

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • CALLING ALL MARCHERS

    Island Park School DistrictIsland Park School District

    YOU MUST HAVE A PARENT

    CALLING ALL MARCHERS

    FRANCIS X. HEGARTY SCHOOL

    will be participating in the

    ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

    SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018

    Marchers are asked to assemble at the railroad parking lot at 9:30 a.m.  All will then march through the Village as part of the parade.

    A ceremony will take place at the Memorial Triangle (near the Post Office) at about 10:45-11:00 a.m.

    Children who march must be dismissed to a parent/guardian at the Memorial Triangle before the ceremony begins.   

    Uniform:   any red, white, and blue attire
    We are asking for as many parent volunteers as possible.

    If you want to have your child participate, please sign the permission slip and return before Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Young Artists Share Their Talents

    Students throughout the Island Park Public Schools displayed their creative masterpieces on April 19 during the district’s annual Spring Art Show. Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School was transformed into a captivating art gallery that featured the talents and skills that have been cultivated in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

    Several Board of Education members and administrators, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, viewed the works of art and students proudly showed their creations to their families and friends throughout the evening.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School students took the spotlight in the gymnasium and pieces created by the Studio in Art classes demonstrated  sophisticated techniques. Hegarty students’ projects encompassed a variety of styles inspired by famous artists in history such as Andy Warhol and Romero Britto. In addition to the various genres of paintings and illustrations that lined the hallways, an assortment of paper maché, wire and clay sculptures were showcased in the cafeteria.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Hegarty Sets Aside Prime Time for Reading

    Francis X. Hegarty School students and their guests dedicated the night of March 15 to literacy through the Prime Time program. This initiative, held every two years, celebrates a love of reading and provides designated periods of time for students and their sponsoring adults to engage in reading-focused activities.

    A Prime Time Committee, comprised of faculty members, coordinated this event. Library Media Specialist Esta Jacobskind read the book, “Mouse TV,” by Matt Novack, and attendees took part in silent reading exercises. They then attended assigned workshop sessions in which students and parents crafted projects based on books.

    In addition to enjoying the event and finding motivation within themselves, the students witnessed firsthand the enthusiasm and value that adults attach to reading. This year’s Prime Time song was, “Read Every Day.”

     

     

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • UPK Class Placement For Next Year

    Dear UPK Parents/Guardians,

    At this time of year, teachers and I begin to plan for the 2018-19 school year.  I ask that parents be aware that the teachers and I make careful decisions as we develop class assignments.  This process includes an analysis of student academic achievement as well as needs for social skills development.  Final decisions for student placements are based on considerations for developing balanced classes, which promote academic and social development for all children.

    Class placements are not simply based on parent requests.  Therefore, please understand that requests may not be able to be met.  If you have specific and serious concerns about your child/children, you should communicate with me in writing by Friday, May 4, 2018.

    Parents are asked not to approach teachers about assignments for next year, as they cannot be discussing placements with you.  Also, if you plan on moving out of the Island Park School District, please call the Hegarty main office at 516-434-2670 as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Jacob M. Russum
    Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Class Placement For Next Year

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    At this time of year, teachers and I begin to plan for the 2018-19 school year.  I ask that parents be aware that the teachers and I make careful decisions as we develop class assignments.  This process includes an analysis of student academic achievement as well as needs for social skills development.  Final decisions for student placements are based on considerations for developing balanced classes, which promote academic and social development for all children.

    Class placements are not simply based on parent requests.  Therefore, please understand that requests may not be able to be met.  If you have specific and serious concerns about your child/children, you should communicate with me in writing by Friday, May 4, 2018.

    Parents are asked not to approach teachers about assignments for next year, as they cannot be discussing placements with you.  Also, if you plan on moving out of the Island Park School District, please call the Hegarty main office at 516-434-2670.

    Sincerely,

    Jacob M. Russum
    Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

FXH School Calendar

  • NWEA Testing

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Site Based Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 3

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 4

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • IPFA General Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 1

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Gr. 4 NYS Science Performance

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 2

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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Vincent Randazzo, Assistant Superintendent
See report:  Chronic Absenteeism.pdf  

Absence Form

English | Spanish
Formulario de ausencia   

 

Prepackaged School Supplies

  
Sponsored by Island Park PTA
Beginning May 1st
See:  Hegarty School Supplies 2018.pdf 

Dear Parents & Guardians:

Island Park UFSD is excited to offer MySchoolBucks! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.
You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

See PDF attached for details…
 MySchoolBucks Letter.pdf 

Visit MySchoolBucks.com

Island Park UFSD
Universal Pre-K

Getting Kids Involved this Memorial Day

Enjoy Fruity, Frozen and Festive Drinks
Place blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries (or any combination of those) into an ice cube tray and cover with water. Freeze overnight for festive ice cubes in the morning. Stay cool by adding these to sparkling water or lemonade this Memorial Day.

Visit a Local Cemetery or Memorial
Many families visit cemeteries annually on Memorial Day to pay respect to loved ones who served their country. Most communities also have some sort of cemetery or memorial dedicated to honoring America’s servicemen and women, with special commemorations on this holiday. Even if you don't have family members in these cemeteries, your kids can still honor these fallen service men and women by placing flowers or flags at headstones that don't have any.

Break out the Face Paint
Nothing gets kids in a celebratory mood like face painting! Use blue paint to draw a square around kids' right eye (your left), then make red stripes across the rest of their faces to create the flag. You could even add white stars or glitter to complete the look. Make sure to get a picture.

March On
Memorial Day goes hand-in-hand with parades. Find one in your local area and bring a flag to wave! If you don’t know where to find an event, check VetFriends.com for a list of parades in every state.

Say Hi to a Vet
Today is a great day to give back to the people who have served this country. Visit a veteran’s hospital or throw a party for a veteran on your block.

 

 

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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.
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