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Saint Joseph School To Host Open House

Garden City’s Saint Joseph School, which is devoted to integrating the teachings of the Catholic faith within a creative and stimulating learning environment, is hosting an open house on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon., for nursery through grade 8.

The open house will allow parents to see for themselves how Saint Joseph School gives children an advantage for their whole life by providing a uniquely well-rounded education in a nurturing, small-group setting.

After refreshments are served, parents will see numerous displays and presentations in the classrooms­­—including children’s drawings, paintings, writings, computer lab exhibits, and science experiments—that demonstrate how Saint Joseph School gives students ample opportunity to explore new worlds, from the first day of Nursery to the last day of grade 8.

Teachers from all grades and several current students will be on hand to answer questions, helping parents discover the full range of classroom activities at Saint Joseph School—from creative, hands-on artwork in nursery and pre-k and introductory computer and music classes in kindergarten, to challenging reading and foreign language classes for Grades 1-5 and advanced math and computer instruction in the later grades.

The open house will give parents valuable insight into how Saint Joseph School carefully weaves moral and spiritual teachings and values into the regular learning curriculum, and how it provides the daily athletic activities and programs, including soccer and basketball teams, that foster physical development, a healthy competitive spirit, and lasting friendships.

Parents will also learn more about the abundance of engaging extracurricular activities available to students that provide vital growth and leadership opportunities, including arts and crafts programs, book, drama, and chess clubs, math contests, intramural sports, and community service.

All interested parents are welcome to the Open House on January 26 at Saint Joseph School, which is located at 450 Franklin Ave. in Garden City. For more details about the Saint Joseph School Open House, please contact Principal Eileen Kilbride, Ed.D., at 516-747-2730, or visit www.advantageforlife.org

Submitted by Saint Joseph School

News

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.

Multiple options help village avoid problems

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, it’s not necessarily the case for Garden City residents, who have five departure points to choose from. The stations—Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, Stewart Manor, Country Life Press and the south side of Merillon Avenue—provide a grand total of 866 spots. (See page 13 sidebar for lot-by-lot breakdown). It’s a luxury many municipalities don’t have, particularly during the holidays. Annual permits run $150 for residents and $300 for non-residents and while people who call Garden City can use any of these five stations, non-residents are restricted to using the 70 spots allocated for their use over at the Stewart Manor station.

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.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


Calendar

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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