Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
(The following biographical information and statement was provided by candidate Hassan.)
Brian Hassan, of Albertson, a 35-year school district resident, has announced he is going to run for Herricks School board trustee.
Hassan is a senior account executive at National Grid/ Long Island Power Authority where he has worked for 26 years. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and received a BSEE degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic University.
Hassan is a past board member of the Albertson/Herricks Little League and is currently a trustee for the Herricks Community Fund and a co-vice president of the Herricks Athletic Boosters.
For 12 years, Hassan has been a judge for the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) which is the preliminary fair for the National Westingthouse Science Fair. In addition, for the past 10 years, he has been a volunteer for Junior Achievement of New York,
Hassan and his wife Kim, have three children: Kyle who is in grade 11 at Herricks High, Meagan who is in the ninth grade at Herricks High and Sara who is in the fifth grade at Searingtown School.
“I feel the most important issue facing the district is the decreasing amount of New York State aid that the district will be receiving in the upcoming years based on the financial situation of New York State.
“The next few years will be challenging as the district will have to manage increasing expenses with seemingly less “revenue” (state aid) which ultimately may involve reducing expenses in the areas of programs, full and part-time postions, services, etc, while being sensitive to any tax implications.
“These competing factors will all have to be weighed and some very tough decisions so that any reductions will be as fair as possible while having as little impact as possible on the students in the district.
“I am hoping that my years of professional experience, along with my engineering background, will assist in making some of these difficult decisions.
“I am also hoping that a new fresh perspective will allow me to identify additional areas that may have been overlooked previously to be able to make a positive impact on the overall budget.
“I am a firm believer of making decisions based on facts, not on ‘hear say’ or emotions.”
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The first-grade classes at Hillside Grade School recently held its Thanksgiving Feast. The students made “apple turkeys,” recited poetry, sang songs, and made butter for their corn muffins. During class, they learned about the first Thanksgiving and how children long ago lived.
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A cold windy day did not stop the Manor Oaks School students from running in the Second Annual Turkey Trot recently. Gym Teacher Ms. Innella coordinated the event. In order to take part in the run, students were asked to bring in canned food. The food was donated to local families in need, so they can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.
The kids had fun running the race. Some students dressed up as Pilgrims, Indians and even turkeys for the costume contest.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently participated in the studios 33nd Black Belt Graduation.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Grandmaster Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The foundation for character building and success starts at home. The schools and role models that impact your child’s life assist in reinforcing the aspirations that you have for your child’s development and future.
Children learn this is Karatatot, a unique program offered by Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. Children learn child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.