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    Special Business Meeting of the Board of Education

    N O T I C E
    There will be a Special Business Meeting of the Board of Education at 9:30 pm
    on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the
    LOMS Auditorium Foyer
    to accept the results of the
    Annual District Voting.

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk
    Island Park Public Schools
  • 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.

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  • BOE Regular Business Meeting


     N O T I C E 

    Regular Business Meeting
    Of the

    Monday, May 21, 2018 
    At 7:00 pm

    In the Conference Center

    FXH & LOMS Student of the Month Recognition

    Tenure & Civil Service Permanent Recognition

    Regular Business Meeting

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk


    Island Park Public Schools


    for ages 65+
    9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    The Island Park School District Recreation Department cordially
    invites anyone 65 and older to our
    annual spring senior breakfast prepared by our dedicated dietary staff.

    The F.X. Hegarty School chorus will perform for your enjoyment.

    School district mini vans will depart from the
    Island Park Public Library and Senior Housing
    at 9:15 sharp! The vans will return everyone back by 11:15 a.m.

    Please call 434-2605 before April 30th
    to reserve a seat for this special event honoring our seniors.
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  • Lincoln Orens inducts 34 new National Junior Honor Society members

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School celebrated the induction of 34 new members to the National Junior Honor Society. On Tuesday, March 20, the seventh- and eighth-graders who are part of this prestigious organization, which is advised by Dr. Dean Bacigalupo, participated in a traditional ceremony.  The new inductees join 25 other National Junior Honor Society members, bringing the current total to 59 members.

    The group was established based on five pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. Members are selected based on their demonstration of these qualities, with specific requirements for academics. The organization’s student officers took the podium and described the meanings of these values, as well as the standards and expectations that membership involves and the symbolism of the torch that was lit to represent guidance.

    Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman welcomed the honorees along with members of the administration and board of education, faculty and students’ families. He explained that the National Junior Honor Society members were being honored not only for their academic success, but also because they are leaders who are involved in their school and community. Dr. Bacigalupo also addressed the audience.

    “It is a privilege to have an opportunity to acknowledge these Lincoln Orens Middle School students who excel in scholarship and character,” he said.

    Each year, the two Lincoln Orens National Junior Honor Society alumni who have the highest grade point averages of all Island Park seniors at Long Beach High School and West Hempstead High School are invited to the ceremony to inspire their younger peers and share reflections and advice from their own experiences. The Class of 2018 speakers were West Hempstead High School senior Deanna Gonzalez and Long Beach High School senior Samantha Reichert.

    The evening also featured musical interlude performances of Arlan/Cerulli’s “Over the Rainbow” and Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries.” The ceremony concluded with the presentation of certificates by Dr. Hoffman and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rosmarie Bovino.

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  • Island Park Honors Students at March 19 Board of Ed. Meeting

    At its March 19 Board of Education meeting, the Island Park Public Schools recognized students for their outstanding achievements and exceptional demonstration of academic dedication and good character. Nine students at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School were distinguished with Student of the Month awards, and eight students from Lincoln Orens received special acknowledgment for their robotics success. 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman and Island Park School District Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo introduced the February Students of the Month, who were selected based on their demonstration of cooperation, leadership, good grades and other qualities that the district values. The students’ particular traits and achievements were identified as they were called up to accept medals and certificates.

    Congratulations to Joseph Angelastro and Kerianne Griffin (first grade), Bianca Urbina Jimenez (second grade), Christopher Forgione (third grade), Liam Risolo (fourth grade), Jordan Leach (fifth grade), Kiara Ramirez (sixth grade), Angelica Adames (seventh grade) and Emilyanne Riano (eighth grade).

    The district applauded Lincoln Orens Middle School’s Team Roboticus Maximus for earning sixth place at the FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament at Longwood Senior High School in Middle Island on March 4. The team achieved its high placing out of 192 robotics teams and qualified for the Adelphi Competition at Adelphi University in Garden City in June.

    In keeping with this year’s competition theme of hydrodynamics, team members raised more than $2,218 for two nonprofit organizations: Water for South Sudan, which uses donations to drill water wells so that people in impoverished nations have access to clean drinking water, and Paper for Water, whose donations are used to buy paper to create handcrafted origami sculptures that are sold for additional funds to build water wells. Another $1,500 was raised through a direct donation to Water for South Sudan.

    Team Roboticus Maximus consists of Fabiana Boncina, Erick Cisneros, Emmalee Egan, Emily Feil, Kirsten Lilly, Vittorio Panico, Cassidy Pena and Paige Perrone. Each student received a medal and certificate. They are advised by robotics teacher Christine Chu, Discovery teacher Robert Ferrante and mentor/Nassau BOCES consultant Mr. Chu.

    “We’re really very proud of them; this was really an extraordinary achievement,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino.

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  • LOMS Safety Fencing

    Superintendent’s Report.

    See full document attached...

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  • Island Park recognizes January Students of the Month

    It was a special night for many students from Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School, as they were recognized as January Students of the Month at the Feb. 26 Island Park Board of Education meeting for upholding principles that the district values.

    Principals Jacob Russum and Dr. Bruce Hoffman introduced each of the honorees, who received commemorative plaques and medals for their achievements. Those who were recognized included Katelyn Bothell (kindergarten), Taylor Perrone (first grade), Rebecca Arden (second grade), Gabriella DiGennaro (third grade), Sofia Galeas (fourth grade), Olivia Braddish (fifth grade), Jocelyn Bravo (sixth grade), Ryan Price (seventh grade) and Steven Soto (eighth grade)

    Third-grader Katelyn Howell, who was named a December Student of the Month, was also recognized at the meeting.


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  • Safety Concerns

    Dear Neighbor: 

    I am writing on behalf of the Board of Education and administration to make you aware of a discussion that took place at the public Business Meeting held on Feb 26. Specifically, it concerns the installation of a black chain-link fence (5 feet in height) around the fields at the Lincoln Orens Middle School.

    See attached to read more…

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  • Speed Limit Austin Boulevard

    Town of Hempstead Hearing about our request to lower the speed limit to 30 on Austin Boulevard is being voted on Tuesday, March 6th at 10:30 am at 1 Washington St., Hempstead, NY 11550.


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    February 16, 2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    The tragic event that occurred at the high school in Parkland, Florida this week is heartbreaking. As I left my office that evening, I thought about how dearly your children are loved both at home and at school.  The care of your children is the most important aspect of our work and we take it very seriously.  To this end, I am enclosing an Emergency Planning document that provides A Guide for Parents.  It is something I usually send out every year in the spring.  However, I would like you to have it now.  I will be discussing the Guide at our Board Meeting at 7 PM on Monday, February 26 (in the Stephen L Foster Auditorium) after recognizing our Students of the Month.

    I have posted additional information on our website, should you seek resources to help you talk with your child about the Florida school shooting, which dominates the news.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, administrators, teachers and staff members at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy family time during our February break and make many happy memories together.

    Yours sincerely,

    Rosmarie T. Bovino, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools


    Island Park Public Schools

District Calendar

  • Kindergarten Screening by Appointment

    (Call 434-2670/71)

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  • @ Steven L Foster Auditorium,

    Grs 7 & 8 Concert,

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  • @ LOMS,

    Rec Dept Defensive Driving Course,

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  • IPFA Executive Meeting

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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.