Hegarty School Highlights

News & Announcements

  • 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
  • PTA SCHOOL STORE @ FXH

    We are happy to announce the

     PTA SCHOOL STORE @ FXH 

     will be open on Wednesday, April 25th 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
  • Island Park Schools Provide Safety and Support

    Safety is the Island Park Public Schools’ utmost priority and principals and staff members regularly educate students on what to do in various scenarios. Numerous measures have been taken and developments have been implemented in recent years in order to enhance security features throughout the district’s facilities. These matters were reviewed during recent assemblies held at the two schools.  The purpose was to make students aware of the thought teachers and administrators devote to their care each day with the hope of making them feel safe along with knowing what to do in the event of an emergency situation.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School held a safety awareness assembly on March 14, when Principal Jacob Russum presented on various school security topics and reviewed what to do in the event of an emergency. He discussed ways to identify staff members based on the badges they wear and described the roles of security, hall and cafeteria monitors stationed throughout the building and at its entrances. The session also included information about first responders, emergency systems, security features and the importance of drills for evacuations, lockdowns, lockouts, shelter and bus exit.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School’s fifth-graders participated in an assembly on March 9 with Nassau County Police Officer Munoz that reinforced street safety as well as appropriate, responsible use of the internet and social media. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders learned about positive behavior during a visit from John Halligan. The speaker shared the story of his 13-year old son, who took his own life after incessant bullying by peers, and emphasized the need for students to seek help, speak up and create an environment of kindness.

    On March 14, middle schoolers also engaged in a civics education assembly program led by the social studies department. With public discussion on Second Amendment rights and gun laws (pro and con), students learned that regardless of one’s point of view, laws begin as ideas. Ideas are generated by citizens and elected representatives. If an elected representative agrees with the idea, it may be written into a bill. The steps for formal bill proposal, introduction, movement into Committee, etc. were also reviewed. Students were encouraged to write to their representatives with their ideas.

     

     

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • 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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

FXH School Calendar

  • Earth Day

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 3

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Librarians Visit K

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • @ LOMS

    PTA Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • @ LOMS

    District Wide Faculty Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 4

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • PTA School Store

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 1

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

All together now

 All together now
 Great teams work together to get the job done.  These fun activities will give your child firsthand experience with teamwork- which will be a big help when they need to use teamwork in school. 

Make a living marble run
Each person holds an empty paper towel or toilet paper tube.  One person starts by slipping a marble inside their tube and carefully rolling it into the next person’s tube.  That person passes the marble to the next person, and so on.  How many transfers can you make without dropping the marble?

Transfer the blocks
Place 10 blocks on the floor beside a shoebox.  The object is to work together to get all the blocks inside the box – but there’s a catch:  You may only use the index finger of one hand.  See how many different ways you can team up to move the blocks into the box.

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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.
https://www.facebook.com/Island-Park-Public-Schools-553615188178307/