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    Pre-Kindergarten Registration

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    In the event that there may be spaces available in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2019-20 school year, UPK registration will be taking place at the Francis X. Hegarty School on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by appointment only. Please call the Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment for your eligible child.

    The program is a full-day, five-day per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2019. 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!      

    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, 2019.
    • 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 there are additional openings for the 2019-20 school year, a special board meeting will be held at a later date for the purpose of a random selection. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.  There will be a mandatory UPK Parent Meeting at a later day for parents of students who are newly accepted and subsequently enrolled in the program.

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

    Island Park Public Schools
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    N O T I C E
    Monday, October 21, 2019

     of the Board of Education will take place in the
    Conference Center at 7:00 pm
    *Student of the Month

    *Governor Proclaims October 21-25
    School Board Recognition Week

    District Clerk
    Island Park Public Schools
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    2019 FALL family fun FESTIVAL and Halloween parade

    The Island Park school district
    PTA and Recreation Department presents...
    2019 FALL family fun FESTIVAL and Halloween parade
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


    BBQ 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Hot pretzels and SCHOOL spirit wear SOLD BY PTA
    *Parents should be aware that permanent paint is used to decorate the pumpkins.
    You may want to bring a change of clothes if your child is wearing a costume.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Marc Mero Inspires at LOMS

    Seventh and eighth grade students at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School received real-life lessons on the importance of positive choices from guest speaker Marc Mero. The former WWE wrestler and author provided a moving presentation on Sept. 18, focusing on the impact of one’s decisions throughout life.

    Mero founded the Champion of Choices nonprofit organization, through which he shares his story with people around the world as a way to encourage good character and positive behavior. He discussed the power that each person holds in overcoming adversity, appreciating relationships, achieving success and making a difference to others. He shared his own experiences, regrets and revelations, with emotional narratives that underscored the value of family relationships.

    In addition to telling his own story, Mero shared that of Victoria Siegel, who passed away from drug abuse at the age of 18 and left a diary behind to help prevent this from happening to others. Victoria urged others to talk to someone if they need help, and Mero further stressed this point.

    “We can make a difference together,” Mero said. “Each and every one of us is responsible for making a difference – the way you treat each other, the way you talk to each other, whether we’re respectful to our parents – we’re going to make a difference.”

    Island Park Public Schools
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    A Bright School Year Begins in Island Park

    The 2019-20 school year is off to a great start at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School. Learning is under way in the classrooms and students have been getting to know new peers and teachers. Additionally, this year brings several exciting new initiatives that support the academic program.

    At Lincoln Orens the Teacher’s College Writer’s Workshop program through Columbia University has been launched while Hegarty has jumpstarted its new Fountas and Pinnell English Language Arts curriculum. Both are expected to strengthen reading and overall literacy skills. The district will also continue to expand its new science programs that were introduced last year.  

    Additionally, Hegarty students are enjoying a new sensory hallway that strengthens coordination and fine motor skills while providing movement-centered “brain breaks” throughout the day. A new tower garden, which features hydroponic planting, was also installed in the building and will be used in conjunction with the science curriculum.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    A Word from the Superintendent …

    The Island Park School District grieves with its neighboring school communities for the tragic loss of life suffered this week. Given the series of events that took place, we will continue to work with our students so that they may continue to grow in their understanding of what it means to look after each other and how important it is to be a responsible upstander rather than a passive bystander. The Long Beach School District is working with school staff and the police to ensure our students’ safety; it encourages our community members to visit their website for related information. Island Park students attending Long Beach High School are reminded that counselors are available to provide support.

    Dr. Rosmarie T. Bovino

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Island Park staff members convene to kick off 2019-20 school year

    The Island Park Public Schools’ administrators and staff members brought bountiful spirit back to school when they gathered for Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 3. They reunited over breakfast in Lincoln Orens Middle School’s cafeteria, then filed into the Steven L. Foster Auditorium for presentations and welcoming remarks.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino greeted new and returning employees, honored long-time staff members who have achieved career milestones, announced position changes and shared joyful updates about those who recently became enagaged, married or new parents and grandparents.

    Attendees also applauded this year’s Superintendent’s Outstanding Appreciation Recognition (SOAR) Award recipients – Hegarty Elementary School teacher Alissa DeLucia, Lincoln Orens Middle School teacher Karen Davis and district support staff member Paula DiLorenzo.

    Dr. Bovino discussed goals and objectives that were established during the July Board of Education retreat and are available on the district’s website, www.ips.k12.ny.us. Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo provided an update on the bond projects that were completed over the summer. Both Dr. Bovino and Mr. Randazzo expressed thanks to the custodial staff and faculty members whose work enabled the summer construction to move forward and then conclude with a smooth transition for the start of school.

    Dr. Bovino concluded the morning with an inspirational talk about “Advanced Literacies” and shared an intriguing Youtube video “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion” that demonstrated how students are now learning to think critically.  She wished everyone, especially students, a new school year filled with unexpected, engaging, and challenging learning experiences.

    The day went on to involve an assortment of specialized meetings and updates for faculty members in preparation for the Sept. 4 opening day. The district looks forward to another excellent year!

    Island Park Public Schools

District Calendar

  • Teen Center #1 – Scavenger Hunt

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  • @ LOMS

    Rec Dept Defensive Driving Course

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  • FXH & LOMS Site-Based Meetings

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  • FXH Picture Day

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  • @ Conf Ctr

    Board of Education Mtg, 7 pm

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  • LOMS Red Ribbon Week

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  • IPFA Gen’l Mtg

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  • @ LOMS

    Gr 6 Health Ed Parent Mtg, 7 pm

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  • FXH Winner’s Walk

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  • Teen Center #2 – Halloween Extravaganza

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