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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

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April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.

Stewart Manor budget, mayor’s salary increase

At a time when municipalities are grappling with keeping expenditures down, the Village of Stewart Manor saw not only its 2014-15 operating budget increase, but its mayor’s salary. At a meeting of the board of trustees held on Monday, April, 8, Stewart Manor adopted a budget of $2,418,548.03, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. In addition, the board approved a raise of $1,000 for Mayor Gerard Tangredi, bringing his salary to $3,000. The salaries for trustees John Egan, M. Carole Schafenberg, and William Grogan are set at $2,000 each. Deputy Mayor Michael Onorato has declined his stipend.

Salaries and benefits make up 42 percent of the total budget. According to the state comptroller, it’s acceptable for that number to be as high as 65 percent. The total costs of salaries and benefits have actually decreased by around 5 percent from the previous year’s adopted budget.  


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



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