Written by Christy Hinko, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00
This September, the staff and students at Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School in Floral Park will have a fresh new perspective on things. More than 300 windows on the school’s two buildings were replaced, after enduring more than 20 years of weather and wear.
“It was time; we had been researching it for a long time.” said OLV Principal Peg Augello. “They had to be done; they were just too old.”
The OLV Parish Finance Committee approved the capital project to have all of the windows replaced. Kelly Windows in Farmingdale began the process of changing all of the windows as soon as school ended in June and completed the installation by mid-July.
OLV Parish Business Manager Jane Parrinelli told the Floral Park Dispatch that the installation is complete, but adjustments and changes are in progress, including some work to the gymnasium windows, but everything is scheduled to be finished before school starts this fall. The teachers will be back for workshops on Aug. 28; the students will start school on Sept. 3.
“We had to complete the windows for efficiency, because of leaks,” said Parrinelli. She said some of the windows were in such bad condition that they needed to be covered with plastic to prevent water and wind from coming through. “The new windows will enable us to save substantially in fuel costs.”
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
The Saint Mary’s High School Alumni Association hosted another successful Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, despite the cancellation of the golf outing portion of the event due to heavy rain and wind throughout the day. The event, which was the 22nd annual, honored Tom Raleigh of Floral Park, who was this year’s recipient of the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.
The evening portion of the event brought a large turnout of alumni and guests to Plandome Country Club for the dinner reception to support St. Mary’s High School’s many wonderful programs. All the money raised directly benefits current St. Mary’s students.