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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 6:30 pm
    on Wednesday, June 20 in the
    Pupil Personnel Office
    (Trafalgar Boulevard)

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk 


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  • March Students of the Month

    Please join us in congratulating the outstanding students that were recognized at our April 17 Board of Education Meeting as Students of the Month for March.

    Kaiden Callahan (kindergarten), Elise Lo Castro (first grade), Lia Caracciolo (second grade), Sophia Quezada (third grade), Dominick Galan (fourth grade), Ellie DiGregorio (fifth grade), Erick Cisneros (sixth grade), Jake Steel (seventh grade) and Marie Murphy (eighth grade) were presented medals, certificates of excellence and small gifts of acknowledgment for their excellent character and leadership.

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  • Playground and Athletic Field Use


    Lincoln Orens Middle School Playground and Athletic Field Use
    From June 11th – July 1st, the perimeter gates (Trafalgar Blvd., Baseball Field, Softball Field, Pre-K Playground) will be open daily at 4:00 PM for Community use of the athletic fields. Monday - Thursday, these gates will be locked at 10:00 PM.
    Each Friday at 4:00 PM, the same perimeter gates (Trafalgar Blvd., Baseball Field, Softball Field, Pre-K Playground) will be open at 4:00 PM for Community use of the athletic fields. These gates will be locked each Monday morning at 7:00 AM for the security of students when programs are in session.
    From July 2nd –August 10th, when the Summer Recreation program is in session the perimeter gates (Trafalgar Blvd., Baseball Field, Softball Field) will be open daily at 2:00 PM for Community use of the athletics fields. Monday - Thursday, these gates will be locked at 10:00 PM.
    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School Playground and Athletic Field Use
    From June 11th – September 3rd, there will be complete access to the facilities.
    *At the Advice of NCPD Homeland Security the serpentine openings at Hegarty School will be changed to gates sometime during the summer. However, after their installation the community will continue to have complete access to the facilities.
    Once school begins on September 4th, a schedule for facility use will be posted as gates must be locked during school hours.

    Permits Required

    All community organizations must complete District Use Forms and provide a certificate of insurance. Forms are available through the Recreation Department. Please contact Keith Manginelli, Recreation Supervisor, at (516) 434-2605 for more information.

    See: Application & Permit

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  • 14 Island Park Students Earn IB Diplomas at LBHS

    Fourteen students from Island Park who are current seniors at Long Beach High School have completed the challenging and enriching International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Island Park Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and members of Board of Education joined those from the Long Beach Public Schools’ Administration and Board for a recognition ceremony held on May 31 in the high school’s auditorium.

    Stoles were presented to students who have completed two higher-level and three standard-level International Baccalaureate courses, internal assessments, external exams, Theory of Knowledge course, extended essay and 150 hours of community service this year, a monumental task on top of an already challenging high school academic program.

    The event featured risktaking as the theme, as this is one of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits. International Baccalaureate classes, known for their academic rigor, encourage students to be well-balanced, caring, reflective, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded and communicative inquirers, thinkers and risktakers. 

    Seniors from Island Park collectively comprise approximately 20 percent of Long Beach High School’s entire 71-member IB Diploma Candidate Class of 2018. Congratulations to Tyler Aitchison, Matteo Camarda, Kathryn Cleary, Danielle DiCristi, Dylan Harrington, Richard Lilly, Xiomara Lopez-Leon, Daroma Persaud Samantha Reichert, Emmaluisa Riano, Darcy Roman, Vincent Saciolo, Stella Smith and Taneka Tucker.

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  • Island Park Honors School Business Official

    Island Park Public Schools’ Business Official Marie Donnelly has been awarded tenure as a reflection of her dedication, exemplary work ethic and invaluable service to the district. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino congratulated her, along with other tenure honorees, at the Board of Education meeting held on May 21.

    Ms. Donnelly joined the district in 2014 after working in Levittown Public Schools as a purchasing agent, in Plainedge Public Schools as an administrative assistant and in East Meadow Public Schools as treasurer.  

    In Island Park, she has been an integral part of various initiatives that benefit students, including the bond proposition that was passed in January 2017. She has been instrumental in helping the district secure FEMA funds as it recovered from the damages endured during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Now, she looks forward to overseeing both storm mitigation and bond projects as they are carried out.

    Over the past few years Ms. Donnelly has managed the introduction of new security systems, spearheaded a shift to “green” cleaning products, and has taken on additional budgeting responsibilities associated with new opportunities and programs such as universal pre-k. Additionally, her effort and ability to always find the best prices for the district has resulted in significant cost savings on numerous occasions.

    “Marie drives the success of our students through the careful financial planning of programs that contribute to their academic, athletic, artistic and social progress,” Dr. Bovino said. She noted that Ms. Donnelly is also a leader in human resources and has recruited candidates for various staff positions.

    Ms. Donnelly was recently named secretary of the Nassau County Association for School Business Officials and has been nominated for the local chapter of ASBO. She received a grant award from New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal for participation in the New York State Business Officials Academy and engages in continuous professional development.   

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  • 2018-19 School District Budget Passed

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  • Students and Staff Shine at May Board Meeting

    The Island Park Public Schools’ May 21 Board of Education meeting featured significant milestones and well-deserved recognitions. Students and staff members were honored for their extraordinary efforts and success in making positive impacts in the schools and community.

    Ten students from kindergarten through eighth grade were presented with Student of the Month awards, which signify excellent behavior, hard work, leadership qualities and many other admirable attributes.

    Kindergartner Leah Mendez, first-grader Leslie Cajavilca, second-grader Zoe Storelli, third-grader Nicole Ortega, fourth-grader Gabriel Bono, fifth-grader Jake Cadiz, sixth-grader Kaelyn Polete, seventh-grader Anna Marie Aebly and eighth-grader Geremiah Evangelista were presented with certificates and medals. Frances X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Jacob Russum and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Bruce Hoffman read words of praise shared by each honoree’s teacher.

    One administrator, a teacher and two staff members were recognized next. Having been part of the district for four years, School Business Official Marie Donnelly and teacher Meghan Gallagher earned tenure as a reflection of their dedication and valuable contributions. Account Clerk for Payroll Barbara Niemira and Recreation Supervisor Keith Manginelli received Civil Service Permanent Status for their commitment and service to the district. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino described the requirements for these accomplishments and shared remarks about each of the four employees.

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  • Lincoln Orens Glows with Sportsmanship

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School was filled with energy and enthusiasm on May 3, when an afternoon pep rally in the gymnasium segued into seventh- and eighth-grade Sports Night. Anticipation for the evening grew during the daytime event, which featured entertainment from the seventh- and eighth-graders while an audience of fifth- and sixth-graders and staff members cheered with excitement.

    All participants supported their respective teams, which represented the school colors of blue and gold through “Bippity Boppity Blue” and “Golden Demigods” themes. The pep rally and Sports Night both emphasized the importance of teamwork, with eighth-graders serving as captains and role models. Students presented dance choreography, music, athletic challenges and more at the pep rally, and demonstrated their athletic and sportsmanship skills later on at Sports Night.

    The district promotes teamwork, respect, positive leadership and sportsmanship throughout the school year. Lincoln Orens hosted a Physical Education demo in January, during which sixth-graders and their parents were invited to an evening of sports action in the gymnasium. Francis X. Hegarty School held its annual Physical Education Open House in February as a way for parents/guardians to witness some of the activities that their children take part in during a typical day.

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  • District welcomes senior citizens to annual brunch

    Senior citizens from throughout the Island Park community gathered at the Conference Center for the Island Park Public Schools’ Senior Brunch on May 4. Throughout the school year, the district hosts two Senior Citizen Brunch events, sponsored by the Island Park Recreation Department.

    Members of the board of education, administration and staff attended the event where Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino welcomed guests and provided district updates. Food Service Director George Schneider and Recreation Department supervisor Keith Manginelli served an array of delicious food to the attendees. While enjoying their meals, Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School’s chorus of third- and fourth-graders, under the direction of music teacher Marie Sambolin, provided the entertainment. Students performed songs such as “Get Happy,” “L-O-V-E,” “All of One Heart,” “This is Me” and “God Bless America.”    

    In December, the district hosted a similar Senior Brunch at Lincoln Orens Middle School, which featured middle school musicians. These events support the strong community connection within Island Park and their great pride in education.

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  • 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


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District Calendar

  • Father’s Day

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  • TBD,

    Gr 8 Dinner Dance,

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  • Faculty Meeting

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  • @ John P Gould Gym,

    Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremony,

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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.