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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Dinner Dance - January 30

PTA Meeting - February 4

Village Board Meeting - February 4

 

Dinner Dance

The Herricks Community Fund’s Dinner Dance is Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Inn at New Hyde Park, located at 214 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.

NHP-GCP School Board Meeting 

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District will hold a budget workshop on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillside Grade School, located at 1150 W. Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

Manor Oaks PTA Meeting, Valentine’s Day Sale

The Manor Oaks PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8:45 a.m. in the Manor Oaks School, located at 1150 W. Maple Drive in New Hyde Park. The PTA Valentines Day sale will occur on Feb. 6.

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke., in New Hyde Park.

Garden City Park School PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Garden City Park School, located at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

Herricks School Board Meeting 

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 99 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Herricks Middle School PTA Meeting

The Herricks Middle School PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday Feb.11 at 7:30 p.m. at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson. For Heart Awareness Month, Karen Acompora will be speaking about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). She lost her son Louis at age 14 in 2000 on a sports field. He was hit in the chest with a ball and suffered SCA. After Louis’ death, a law was enacted that mandates all public schools in New York State to be equipped with AEDs in their buildings and at all sporting events. 

Kick For A Cure

Lexi Zisseslman of Herricks Middle School will host Kick For-A-Cure on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Hofstra University Practice Bubble from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Uniondale. Proceeds will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

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News

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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