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    Senior Citizens and Students Kick Off the Holiday Season

    The Island Park Public Schools is proud to have an ongoing community partnership that involves many annual events. Among them are senior citizen brunch gatherings that are sponsored by the Island Park Recreation Department and take place twice per school year. On Dec. 6, the district welcomed senior citizens into the Lincoln Orens Middle School cafeteria for a warm and festive morning.

    Members of the administration and staff attended the event and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino greeted the guests. Food Service manager Dena DeBari and Recreation Department supervisor Keith Manginelli served an array of delicious food, and eighth grade chorus and orchestra musicians performed holiday songs. Tranportation Department bus driver, Maryann Russo, delivered guests from Senior Housing to the District and back. It was a cheerful setting that celebrated the sense of family in Island Park.

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    Spirit Week 2019

    Monday, December 16th School Spirit Day:
    Wear articles of clothing that represent the Island Park School District/ Community.

    Tuesday, December 17th Sport Day:
    Wear your favorite team’s jersey with pride.

    Wednesday, December 18th Tie Dye Day:
    Wear a tie dye shirt to school 

    Thursday, December 19th Ugly Holiday Sweater Day:
    Wear an ugly holiday sweater to school.

    Friday, December 20th  Team Color Day:
    Wear the colors of your team (blue, gold or white)




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    100 Radcliffe Road
    Island Park, N.Y. 


    February 11, 2020:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M. 

    February 12, 2020:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.  

    February 13, 2020:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.                             

              In order to register for September 2020 classes: 

    1. Child must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2020 
    1. Please bring the following: 
    • original birth certificate
    • three (3) proofs of residency
    • immunization records and current physical 

      Call 434-2670 for an appointment between 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

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    Industrialization Era Takes a Modern Twist at LOMS

    Eighth graders at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School put an interactive and exciting spin on an industrialization unit in their social studies classes. Under the direction of teacher Matthew Bobko, who was joined by a panel of faculty members on Nov. 27, students presented their research on entrepreneurs of the early 1900s in a Shark Tank-style format.

    Small groups of students took turns in the spotlight at the front of the classroom. Each described their featured subject’s business ventures, background and contributions to society, as well as strengths and challenges, and supported their presentations with slideshows. John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie were among the individuals that the groups selected for the project. 

    In addition to Mr. Bobko, the panel of “sharks” included Guidance Counselor Andrea Porzelt and teachers Dean Bacigalupo, Alexis LaVacca and Diana Vazquez. Following each presentation, they posed questions that prompted the students to explain how the entrepreneurs achieved success, which products had lasting impacts and why investors at the time would have been interested in their inventions.

    Prior to this culminating and collaborative event, students studied the industrial revolution and researched the time period’s forerunners. They also wrote essays that helped them bring history to life in the final assignment. This project has been done in previous years, with assistance from faculty member Ashleigh Fechtig.

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    Island Park Recreation Department Enjoyed a Trip to Long Beach Cinemas

    The Island Park Recreation Department enjoyed a trip to Long Beach Cinemas on Saturday, November 23. The boys and girls viewed the opening weekend premiere of Frozen 2. It was a fun-filled afternoon for the children that participated. This fun excursion to the local movie theater was highlighted with all the animated characters from the original Frozen movie returning along with delicious popcorn and other treats. We look forward to the next trip to the theater.

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    Full Hearts and Tables

    Student Council organizations at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School held food drives prior to Thanksgiving, in order to provide donations to local families in need. They collected non-perishable goods that made Thanksgiving meals possible for others.

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    Island Park Students Stand Against Bullying

    Anti-Bullying Week brought many celebrations of kindness, acceptance, respect and other positive qualities to the Island Park Public Schools. Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School both participated in four consecutive days dedicated to the notion that “Change Starts with Us.”

    Hegarty students kicked off the week on Nov. 11 with “odd socks” as they proudly expressed themselves and celebrated each other’s unique styles. The following day, they said “peace out” to bullying in the form of tie-dye attire. They wore sports gear to “Team Up Against Bullying,” and on the final day, donned yellow or gold to signify friendship and the Golden Rule of treating others as one would like to be treated. They received friendship bracelets that coincided with this focus and also signed anti-bullying pledges and created posters in accordance with the theme.

    At Lincoln Orens, students and faculty members entered the week wearing blue as a symbol of peace and safety. Student Council members provided anti-bullying stickers and read a poem about bullying prevention. They also hosted a poster contest, and the entire school signed a pledge.

    The program 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, which continue well beyond the weeklong observation and can be observed year-round. 

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    Tuesday, December 10th
    Wednesday, December 11th  

    Thursday, December 12th
    Friday, December 13th



    If you have any questions, please contact Toni Egan at 516-852-2136
    or email at islandparkpta11558@gmail.com.

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    Science Curriculum Comes to Life at LOMS

    Fifth graders at Lincoln Orens Middle School in Island Park recently completed a science unit that brought the energy of life right before their eyes, into their own classrooms. Each class cared for and observed an albino gecko for several weeks, during which students explored the reptiles’ natural habitats and living systems.

    The unit exposed students directly to important facts about animals. They discovered that cold-blooded geckos require heat to regulate their body temperatures, and used lights and thermometers to ensure that the tanks remained in the range of 95-110 degrees. They also found that geckos are nocturnal.

    Students learned about the geckos’ food chains and how mealworms and crickets are vital to their survival, and witnessed the shedding of skin, which is eaten for nutrients. They also provided the reptiles with calcium powder, which is a necessary part of their diet. Additionally, students were surprised to find that geckos’ tails have hidden functions as food storage structures so that they can endure times of shortage. 

    Classes named their geckos and took on their tasks as caregivers with interest, reliability and enthusiasm. The students made impactful connections between the science curriculum and the world it applies to.

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    Island Park Board of Education Meeting Brings Many Recognitions

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Nov. 18 Board of Education Meeting featured student recognitions as well as numerous exciting announcements and important district updates.

    The evening kicked off with the announcement of Students of the Month who represented each grade at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School. Jack Paine (kindergarten), Anthony Sodano, Jr. (grade 1), Chase Goodwin (grade 2), Chantal Soto-Acosta (grade 3), Faith Castillo (grade 4), Angela Estupinan (grade 5), Jaime Rodriguez (grade 6), Jaiden Almodovar (grade 7) and Julia Hibson (grade 8) received medals and certificates of excellence. Principals Cynthia Cameron and Dr. Bruce Hoffman read remarks from the students’ respective teachers that described their excellent character and positive leadership qualities.

    In October, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino noted that the featured pieces  selected and showcased in the Conference Center Board Room serves a symbolic reminder that students and their achievements are at the center of the board’s work. Several of the artists were present at this meeting and acknowledged with Art Achievement Certificates. The students recognized were Kayla Carney (grade 8), Christian Colon (grade 9), Katie Flaniken (grade 9), Jillian Goldbach (grade 8), Maxene Martin (grade 8), Isabella Mejia Aceveda (grade 9), and  Sage Muckle (grade 6).Various announcements were made, including that of a vacancy in the Universal Pre-K program. A new registration will be scheduled for Dec. 10. Dr. Bovino and Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo shared that the district has been selected for a Smart Start Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Program Grant through Nassau BOCES, and staff members will receive extensive training in STEM instruction beginning next school year. The goal is to prepare students for careers in computer science and expand interest in the field.

    In terms of facilities news, the district shared that the Lincoln Orens Middle School basketball courts will be unveiled and celebrated during the week of Nov. 25. Other discussions focused on Hegarty playground surfacing proposals, which are still being explored further. Hegarty’s LED sign is in the process of being repaired and restored. 

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    Setting the Table for Reading

    Fifth grade classes at Lincoln Orens Middle School participated in a “Book Tasting” on Nov. 14, during which students sampled a menu of new texts and expanded their reading palates. The event kicked off a unit of study on non-fiction/informational literature.

    Students were welcomed to the “Betancourt Bistro,” “Cochran Café,” “Lazare Luncheonette” and the “Fastag/Briel Book & Breakfast.” Teachers donned aprons and chef’s hats, and tables were assembled with placemats, menus and, of course, the featured “cuisine” -- bins of books on various topics. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo visited each classroom and witnessed the selection of reading materials.

    As part of the activity, students completed handouts after choosing specific books to read and rate. They were asked to express their thoughts on the cover, first few pages and tactics that the authors used to engage them. They spent several minutes at each table before rotating to the next and exploring a fresh new set of books.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School launched the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project this school year, and the Book Tasting was just one of many ways in which the new classroom libraries are utilized to complement literacy instruction.

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    Elections at All Levels

    Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School held their own renditions of Election Day a bit early, on Nov. 4. At both buildings, students exercised their right to vote for their respective student council officers.

    Candidates presented their speeches and focused on how they would be positive leaders. In anticipation of the events, the contenders created posters to support their campaigns. One by one, they took the spotlight and discussed their ideas for the school and dedication to their peers. At Hegarty, the third and fourth grade classes concluded the event with a performance of their school’s theme song.

    The new student council officers at Hegarty are Chloe Robertson, president; Leah Schade, vice president; Ella Mele, secretary and Julia O’Connell, treasurer. Those at Lincoln Orens are Isabella Anzalone, president; Nico Thertus, vice president; Maurice Dupree, secretary and Jake Delgado, treasurer.

    Congratulations to these students and all those who had the courage and character to run in the elections.

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    Lincoln Orens Students Celebrate Writing Strides

    Students in Matthew Thode’s and Angela Briel’s sixth grade English classes celebrated the completion of their personal narrative essays on Nov. 1. As part of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum, the students spent weeks developing and fine-tuning pieces that reflected on experiences in their lives.

    The narratives were underway since September and students focused on one particular moment, person or place to highlight. They learned techniques for planning their writing in steps, crafting memorable leads, conveying the story’s main messages, revealing characters’ personalities and developing powerful endings. They worked with partners, studied famous writers and continuously practiced to improve their writing proficiency.

    The culminating event began with a class discussion about the components of narratives – good dialogue, sensory detail and descriptive elements, among other factors. Desks were arranged in stations and each featured essays as well as compliment mats. Students rotated desks and read each other’s work, then provided positive written feedback.

    The opportunity allowed students to share their own work and see that of other writers. They each received a certificate of writing accomplishment at the end of class. 

    “This is a great community of writers,” Mr. Thode said.

    “Students are really growing as writers,” Ms. Briel said. “They’ve learned a lot of strategies and techniques, and their stamina as writers has really improved.”

    Both Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, and Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Vincent Randazzo, attended.

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    Island Park Schools Promote Positive Decisions for Red Ribbon Week

    Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School both observed Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 21-25, during which they focused on the importance of positive, healthy and responsible choices. This year presented the theme, “Send a Message, Stay Drug Free,” and featured an assortment of activities, lessons and events.

    Students heard announcements that emphasized key messages throughout the week. They signed pledges stating their promise to stay drug free and wore clothing that represented the initiative’s purpose. Students and faculty donned superhero shirts in a united fight against drugs, sported college apparel signifying the importance of the future and dressed in clothing with positive statements and words over the course of the week.

    On Oct. 25, students and staff members at each building wore red for special culminating traditions. Those at Lincoln Orens convened on the blacktop to form a giant red ribbon, and Hegarty took on their Winners Walk fundraising event. Hegarty students also submitted their own stay Drug Free” drawings and messages that were compiled to create a bulletin display.

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    Sex Offenders Are Residing in Island Park

    The Nassau County Police Department has notified us that two level 2 sex offenders are residing in Island Park. One is located near a current bus stop. In response, parents of children in the immediate vicinity have been notified of the new bus stop location effective this afternoon, October 29. Any student affected will also receive a flyer in their backpacks from our Transportation Department.

    The information on these sex offenders is on the NYS Department of Criminal Justice website: www.criminaljustice.ny.gov.

    It is unfortunate, but necessary that we all take this opportunity to review safety rules with our children at school and at home. They must be reminded to avoid circumstances that might increase their vulnerability. Please be mindful of your child’s personal safety when playing outside and trick-or-treating for Halloween.

    Thank you.

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    Car Wash Fundraiser

    Island Park PTA
    Car Wash Fundraiser
    Bring this flyer every Wednesday from October 16th through December 18th and Island Park Car Wash will donate a portion of your purchase to ISLAND PARK PTA.

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  • Spots Available Universal Pre-Kindergarten

    September 21, 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 for the 2018-19 school year.

    The program is a full-day, five days 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 and attend UPK registration!  

    UPK registration will be on October 4, by appointment only. Please call Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm 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.

    If more applications are received than slots available, a special board meeting will be held at a later date. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.

    Should other openings occur during the school year, those children not selected at the lottery will be notified in the order in which their name was selected.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Island Park Schools.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

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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 

Vincent Randazzo, Assistant Superintendent
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