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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


News

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that 258 campus police officers at 12 SUNY schools—including SUNY Farmingdale State College—are being armed with naloxone, an extremely effective heroin antidote that can instantly undo the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

The antidote, more commonly known as Narcan, will be provided as part of Schneiderman’s Community Overdose Prevention Program, which uses funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals to reimburse local police departments for the cost of naloxone kits.

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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