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    Tick Prevention

    Dear Parents,

    As you know, end-of-the-year trips to Shell Creek Park for kindergarten, first, and second grades are this week.  Also, during the summer, both children and adults frequent local or regional fields and parks for various family or other recreation-related activities.  Last month, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) recognized May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Lyme disease is caused through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick.  Therefore, in addition to staying away from high grass, precautionary measures can be taken to avoid contact with ticks in grassy locations such as fields and parks.  Therefore, it is advisable that children wear protective clothing such as lightweight long pants, socks, and lightweight shirts with long sleeves.  

    If you wish to obtain more information about preventing lyme disease, please visit the New York State Department of Health website at https://www.health.gov.  Please be mindful of the aforementioned as we conclude the school year and transition to an enjoyable summer.


    Jacob M. Russum

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • 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

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

    Last chance to stock up on summer fun …


     will be open on Monday, June 11th     during lunch periods. 

    The children will have the opportunity to purchase items such as beach balls, fun luggage tags, pencils & pens, key chains, magnets, erasers, pencil sharpeners, coin purses etc. (prices range from 25¢ to $8.00).

    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). 

    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.

    ***The Island Park PTA would like to thank you for supporting the school store!

    Have a fun and safe summer! See you in September 😊 *** 


    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Hegarty Field Day and Barbeque

    June 1, 2018

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    On Friday, June, 15th the Francis X. Hegarty Student Council, with assistance of our Physical Education Department, will be sponsoring the Hegarty Field Day and Barbeque. This day is for students only because they have worked so hard this year.

    In the morning, the PTA has arranged for all students to see an exciting show. Then, the boys and girls will be treated to a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and chips, compliments of the FXH Student Council. The PTA is generously providing drinks for our students too. Each child will receive one hamburger, one bag of chips and a bottle of water. Your child may also bring in his/her own lunch if he/she prefers. The lunchroom will not be serving lunch that day.

    After lunch, the entire student body will partake in fun, fun, fun! There will be various stations set up that include field activities, an obstacle course, cotton candy, popcorn, music, skin art, and carnival games. (If your child has allergies to tempera paint, please let us know so we are sure to avoid painting his/her hands, arms, or face.)  Also, please make sure that sunscreen is applied to your child before coming to school.

    This year through a generous donation from the PTA, a t-shirt is being given to each student to wear on field day.  The t-shirts will be given to the students on the morning of field day.      

    The FXH Student Council and Physical Education Department would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year. We are looking forward to loads of fun in the sun on June 15th!

    Denise Benedetto                       
    Patricia Pozin                      
    Annie Neglia                         
    Dominick Barone

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • June Early Dismissal Letter

    June 1, 2018

    Dear Parents,

    The end of the year has arrived!  This is to update you about some important information regarding the last week of school, report card distribution, and notification of student classes for the 2018-19 school year.  Early dismissal will occur on the last day of school.  On Friday, June 22, school will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.  Bus service will be provided as usual.  Please make the necessary arrangements to ensure your child’s safe trip home.  Kindly, note that there will be no lunch service on the last day.  Also, there will be no After-Care.

    Please be reminded of the following regarding upcoming events.  Kindergarten will be participating in a walking trip to Shell Creek Park on Tuesday, June 12; Grade 1 on Wednesday, June 13; and Grade 2 on Thursday, June 14.  The Kindergarten End-of-Year celebration will be on Wednesday, June 20 and the Grade 4 Moving Up ceremony will be on Thursday, June 21.  Both ceremonies will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., and are intended for Kindergarten and Grade 4 parents (or immediate family members) only.  Attendees will enter through the Deal Road doors.  Please be sure to RSVP for these events, as the Visitor Policy will be followed.

    Report cards will be uploaded to PowerSchool on June 19.  A separate letter indicating your child’s placement will be sent home in August.  This does not include Grade 5.  Lincoln Orens Middle School will send notification about Grade 5.

    Thank you for your patience, cooperation, and continuing partnership to further the success of our students.  We look forward to an enjoyable summer and anticipate another successful beginning at Hegarty next year! 


    Jacob M. Russum

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Prepared for Kindergarten

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School welcomed incoming kindergarten students into the school on May 30, when Pre-K classes took a bus ride over to the building for a preview of what the next school year will entail.

    Principal Jacob Russum welcomed the students as they exited the large school buses that transported them over to Hegarty from Lincoln Orens, where the Universal Pre-K program is housed. The classes then separated into different kindergarten classrooms where teachers welcomed them and engaged them in group conversations. They had opportunities to ask questions and explore the rooms.  

    Kindergarten teachers read books to the students and guided them to different areas of the building. They discussed the differences between preschool and kindergarten including lunch set up and specials such as art, library and Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES).

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

FXH School Calendar

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  • K Rehearsal

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  • Gr 4 Rehearsal

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  • Day 3

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  • Faculty Mtg

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  • Gr 4 Rehearsal

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  • Day 4

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  • Kindergarten End of Year Celebration

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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.