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School Briefs: February 20, 2014

Supermarket Fun Night

Sewanhaka High School PTSA presents Supermarket Fun Night on Friday. March 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. in the Sewanhaka High School Student Cafeteria, 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park. Admission is $5 and includes two boards, coffee, dessert, and door prizes. Raffles and 50/50 will be available. Call 516-488-9607 for tickets. Proceeds support the Senior Scholarship Fund. No one under 18 will be admitted.

High School Musical

The Floral Park Memorial High School Music Department will present Seussical, The Musical! at the school’s Hayden Auditorium on Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m., on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the school’s music department for $10 (cash or check made to: Floral Park Memorial Music Dept). Admission for the March 27 show at 4 p.m. is free for elementary students and senior citizens. Contact Mrs. Kolb or Mrs. Koch for information at 516-488-9327.

Booster Club Fundraiser

Join the Floral Park Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club for an Evening With Aunt Barbara, (pictured) the nation’s leading seller of Tupperware. The event will take place on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 15 Elizabeth St., in Floral Park. Admission is $10 per person which includes the show and light snacks. Bring your own beverages. Checks should be made payable to the FPMHS Athletic Booster Club and sent to Kelly Pipa, 57 Clover Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001 Attn: Booster Club Fundraiser.

Calling All 1974 OLV Alums

Calling all graduates of OLV’s Class of 1974. It’s been 40 years and a reunion is being planned for May 17, 2014. Please contact Tim Coyle at 631-766-5921 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details and to be added to the message distribution.

Substitute Teachers Immediate Openings

The Floral Park-Bellerose School District has openings for substitute teachers. Email a copy of your New York State Teaching Certificate, resume and a letter of interest to Millie Del Greco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for consideration.

Bus Applications Due

Applications are being accepted now from parents who use Floral Park-Bellerose school buses to transport their children to private school. Deadline for next year’s bus service is April 1, 2014.

Past Yearbooks For Sale

Looking for a great gift to give your Floral Park Memorial High School alum? Yearbooks from previous years are available for immediate sale. The 2013 yearbook is available for $25 each. All earlier years are available for $20 each. The current year’s books can be preordered for $92.33 and will be distributed on June 12. Senior class students receive the 2014 book as part of their prepaid dues package. Contact Jeanne Spadanuta, yearbook advisor, for information by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 516-488-9332.

News

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.

During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.

While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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