Hegarty School Highlights

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    Dear Parents:

    The F.X. Hegarty Student Council and the Physical Education Department will be sponsoring a WINNER’S WALK FOR THE ANIRIDIA FOUNDATION, on Friday, October 25, 2019! 

    This year, we will be asking for sponsor pledges.  A flat donation of your choice of any amount is appreciated.  Please make your personal check or money order payable to “Aniridia Foundation International” and indicate “Winner’s Walk” in the memo.  Please place the check in an envelope, mark the envelope WINNER’S WALK, and return it to school no later than Monday, October 28.  Your donation will help children with Aniridia, a genetic disorder that affects their vision. 

    All parents are invited to cheer our participants during the walk, which takes place on Friday morning (October 25) at 9:30 a.m.  Visitors will enter the yard from the Deal Road playground gates only.  For security reasons there will be no entry through the school.  At the gate, you will sign in at the back yard entrance and be directed to a designated area.  If you plan on attending, please fill out the form below and return it with your child.  The Visitor Policy is followed.  Therefore, all visitors must be on the RSVP record for the event.  The students are excited and with your help this will be a very successful walk.

    Please be aware that in the event of rain, the Winner’s Walk will be held in the gym and parents will not be able to attend due to capacity limitations in the gym.

    In the past, the F.X. Hegarty Student Council has raised money for many organizations because of the hard work, generosity, and understanding of the needs of others shown by our parents and children.  We thank all of you for your efforts and cooperation during this worthwhile program.  The Aniridia Foundation and our school community appreciate your support!


    Denise Benedetto
    Patricia Pozin
    Student Council Advisors

    Annie Neglia
    Dominick Barone
    Physical Education Teachers

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Car Wash Fundraiser

    Island Park PTA
    Car Wash Fundraiser
    Bring this flyer every Wednesday from October 16th through December 18th and Island Park Car Wash will donate a portion of your purchase to ISLAND PARK PTA.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Site-Based Committee


    Dear Parents:

    Each year our school Site-Based Committee has transitions due to expiration of terms.  During the 2019-2020 school year, both the Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary team will need parent members.  Lincoln Orens need two parent members and Hegarty needs three parent members.  

    The school district plan outlines the process for selection of members.  Parents interested in becoming members of the Site-Based Committee must complete the attached interest form.  We will then have a drawing for members at a PTA meeting on October 10, 2019. 

    If you wish to participate in the process, please complete the form and return it to the Office of the Superintendent. 

    Your continuing support is appreciated.

    Yours truly,

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

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Hegarty Students Jump into Success

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School installed a sensory hallway as a new addition to the 2019-20 school year. Designed to strengthen coordination and fine motor skills, the resource provides various stations that involve various forms of movement. Leap frog, jump, hopscotch, tiptoe and other stations provide outlets for students to expend their energy and take positive “brain breaks” throughout the day, so that they are ready to concentrate in the classroom.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program For The 2019-20 School Year

    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, October 10, 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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    PICTURE DAY 2019

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019   UPK | LOMS
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019   FXH


    On Monday, October 7th and Monday, October 21st, the PTA will be sponsoring school pictures. Your child will be photographed individually as well as with his/her class (class pictures are for Pre-K through 5th grade students only). All students will have an individual picture taken for school records, even if a package is not purchased.

    If your child is absent, another opportunity will be available on Picture Retake Day, which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4th for FXH, UPK and LOMS.

    Kindly follow the directions on the attached order form. We are using Irvin Simon Photographers.

    Payment and order form are due back on Picture Day. Portrait packages will be printed only for students paying on PHOTO DAY.

    If your child does not have their order form and payment with them on Picture Day, their picture will only be taken for school records. They will then have to return on Picture Retake Day with their order form and payment.

    If you would like to volunteer for Picture Day or have any questions, please contact:

    TinaMarie Ruzicka and Cathie Hall

    TinaMarie Ruzicka and Clorinda Fabris

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    FXH School Supply List 2019-20

    See supply list attached...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

FXH School Calendar

  • Title III Parent Mtg 7pm

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 4

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Day 1

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • @ LOMS

    Rec Dept Defensive Driving Course

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Bd of Ed Mtg

    Student of the Month Celebration

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Picture Day

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Red Ribbon Week

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Site Based Mtg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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Island Park Schools

Registration & Enrollment Packet

Vincent Randazzo, Assistant Superintendent
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Absence Form

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Formulario de ausencia   


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Island Park Schools
New Point of Sale System – WebSMARTT 

  • Island Park UFSD has purchased a point-of-sale system for use in the cafeterias at FX Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School.
  • The POS system, called WebSMARTT, will eliminate the pencil to paper meal tracking, which will allow for processing of meal transactions to be completed quickly and efficiently.

See PDF:     WebSMARTT  


MySchoolBucks is an online payment system that makes school meal payments easy for busy parents on-the-go! Quickly and securely add money to your student's school meal account using your credit or debit card. 
See PDF:  MySchoolBucks