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Letter: To The Farmingdale Community

The Farmingdale School District Board of Education would like to thank the community for its support throughout the 2012-13 school year. Even though our region is facing challenging economic times, we are proud to have worked together with our residents to propose a sound budget that the community approved. With much appreciation, we thank you for coming out and taking the time to vote.

We would like to congratulate Russ Catanzaro on being re-elected and welcome Michael Goldberg as the board’s newly elected trustee. We look forward to working with Mr. Catanzaro and Mr. Goldberg to ensure that our students will continue to receive the highest quality education possible.

The Farmingdale Board of Education would like to thank Tina Diamond for her hard work, continuous effort and advocacy for the students in our community. Mrs. Diamond has provided the Farmingdale community with 13 years of excellent service during her time on the Board of Education, and we are grateful for her dedication.

We thank you for your support and ask that you continue to provide us with the vital feedback that strengthens our ability to work together in the best interest of our students and the community. We look forward to an exciting and productive 2013-14 school year.

The Farmingdale School

District Board of Education

News

At a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, school district superintendent John Lorentz discussed New York State’s proposal to invest $2 billion into districts statewide

through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

 

If approved by voters in the upcoming general elections, the act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion in the form of a capital bond to provide students with access to classroom

technology and high-speed internet connectivity, with the goal of equalizing opportunities for children to learn, adding classroom space, expanding pre-kindergarten programs, replacing classroom trailers with permanent instructional space and installing high-tech security features in schools. 

Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9

to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade. 


Sports

Last week, officials with the St. Kilian Saints baseball team inducted John Lombardi and Aaron Powell into their Hall of Fame. 

 

—Submitted by Farmingdale PAL and St. Kilian Baseball 


The 2014 Reilly Cup finals featured the two most successful OTHG teams over the last 9 years. Sal’s Place and Singleton’s have had 11 finals appearances and 7 championships between them during this period of time. They split 2 games during the regular season and Singleton’s became the winner’s bracket representative in the 2014 Cup by beating Sal’s deep in the tournament.

 

Sal’s took the first game 14-7. The game was close until the 8th inning when Sal’s broke it open with some timely hits and taking advantage of a Singleton’s miscue or two.  Sal’s held

Singleton’s to 7 runs with outstanding all-around defense, which was particularly impressive given that some of their significant contributors were visibly fighting through late-season injuries. 


Calendar

Homecoming - October 24

Autumn Fair - October 25

St. Kilian Blood Drive - October 26


Columns

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