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Farmingdale School District Honors Contributions

The Farmingdale School District recently honored the outstanding contributions made by Northside Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Garavuso, who will be retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. 

 

During her 20 year tenure as the school’s principal, Garavuso helped ensure more than 3,000 students have received the highest quality education possible during that time. 

 

“Liz Garavuso is a tremendous leader, role model, and teacher, and has set the highest standards for her students, staff and friends to follow at the Northside Elementary School,” said Farmingdale School District Superintendent John Lorentz. “All of us in the Farmingdale School District community will miss Liz in the years to come as we wish her a happy and well-deserved retirement.”

 

Garavuso played a vital role in assisting her staff teach the District’s curriculum to the students in a positive and encouraging learning environment. Over the years, Garavuso has recommended 67 teachers, 54 teacher aides, 12 custodians, two secretaries and one nurse for hire. In addition, she has worked for three district superintendents and more than 25 school board members. 

Garavuso and her husband Gary say they plan to settle in upstate New York for their retirement.

 

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District


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The Citizens Campaign for the Environment, a Farmingdale-based advocacy group, recently joined state lawmakers and Massapequa water district officials for a press conference calling on New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the proposed Navy Grumman Plume Remediation Act (A9492), which has already passed both the state Assembly and Senate, in an effort to protect Long Island’s drinking water and the Great South Bay from the Grumman-U.S. Navy underground plume of toxic chemicals. 


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Nassau County ASA President Keith O’Donnell and Chief Umpire Vincent Donnelly recently presented a $2400 check to Over the Hill Gang President Jim Reilly. The donation will be added to the funds the men’s softball league raised on behalf of Sal Pugliese Jr. as the young boy battles a rare hip disorder. The OTHG would like to thank the ASA for its generous contribution to a fantastic local cause.

—Submitted by the Over the Hill Gang


Farmingdale runners Theresa Gannon, Chris Bartlett, Patty Baker and Jenine Cottone each came home with an award from the Blue Ribbon 10 kilometer and 5 kilometer runs for Prostate Cancer at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park. 


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