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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

The Floral Park Lions Club will hold its Annual Charity Holiday Breakfast and Chinese Auction fundraiser at the Floral Park Village Hall on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full hot breakfast will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Chinese auction will begin promptly at 1 p.m.  

There will be great raffle prizes for all ages and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10, and may be purchased at the door or in advance; reservations are suggested.

Buckley Country Day School recently presented its fall awards, honoring the school’s top student-athletes for the fall season. One of those standouts is Floral Park’s Vanessa Foy, who was named as the Most Valuable Player for the girls 5/6 Red soccer team.

“It is always great to celebrate and honor our wonderful student-athletes and coaches who work so hard during the season,” said Roney Eford, Buckley Country Day School’s director of athletics. “All of our student-athletes should be extremely proud of their accomplishments.”


Calendar

Chris Deeks Memorial Alumni Game

Friday, November 28

Floral Park AARP Christmas Luncheon

Monday, December 1

Stewart Manor Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, December 1



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