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Souper Bowl Of Caring - February 1

PTA Council - February 3

Levittown Board of Ed - February 5

 

Wednesday, January 29

Levittown PTA Council

On Jan. 29, the Levittown PTA Council will host an evening with New York State Deputy Commissioner of Education Ken Slentz. The event is being held at 7 p.m. inside the auditorium at Wisdom Lane Middle School, located at 120 Center Lane, where Slentz will discuss the Common Core Learning Standards and other issues in Education. 

There will also be a question and answer session following the presentation, however, only questions submitted in advance will be considered. To submit a question e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with name, address and phone number.

 

Thursday, January 30

Business Honor Society 

On Jan. 30, MacArthur High School will hold its Business Honor Society induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m.  

 

Saturday, February 1

Souper Bowl of Caring 

Charitable KIDZ with St. Bernard’s Catholic Church will collect canned food donations after all masses, from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3, as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser event, held across the nation on the weekend of the NFL Super Bowl. 

 

Monday, February 3

PTA Council

The next public of the Island Trees PTA Council will be held on Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Karopczyc School, located at 74 Farmedge Road.

 

Wednesday, February 5

Levittown Board of Education Meeting

The next public meeting of the Levittown Board of Education will convene at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 5, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

Friday, February 7

Girl Scout Brownie Night

Girl Scouts in the Island Trees School District will be holding Brownie Night on Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Stokes Elementary, located at 101 Owl Place in Levittown. For more information on the event call 516-520-2103. 

 

Scout Shabbat

Temple B’nai Torah, located at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue in Wantagh, will be holding its annual Boy and Girl Scout Family Shabbat on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Scouts are invited to attend in uniform with friends and family.  During the event, members of the clergy will give a special blessing to the scouts.

 

Saturday, February 8

Rosie O’Donnell at Governor’s

Actress/Author/Comedian Rosie O’Donnell will be performing two shows a night, on Feb. 8 and 9, at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown. Tickets range from $40 - $70, and admission is 18 and up. Visit tickets.govs.com for more details on show times. 

 

Monday, February 10

Levittown SEPTA Meeting

The next meeting of the Levittown Public Schools’ Special Education Parent-Teacher Assoc. will convene at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 10, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

Wednesday February 12

Island Trees Board of Education Meeting

The next public meeting of the Island Trees Board of Education will convene at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 12, at the Karopczyc School, located at 74 Farmedge Road.

 

Thursday, February 13

Levittown PTA Council

The Levittown PTA Council will hold its next meeting on Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

Friday, February 14

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

 

Saturday, February 15

13th Annual Winter Festival

On Feb. 15, enjoy a day of crafts, activities, magic and entertainment, at the Levittown Community Council’s 13th annual Winter Festival. The event will be held at Levittown Hall, located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available at a minimal cost. There will also be free hourly raffle drawings and donation bins for anyone looking to give non-perishable food or toiletries for local food pantries. For more information about the Winter Festival, contact Louise Cassano at 516-735-5901.

 

Monday, February 17

Winter Recess

Levittown and Island Trees School Districts will be closed from from Feb. 17 to Feb. 21 for Winter Recess

 

Monday, February 24

Levittown Community Council Meeting

At the Feb. 24 meeting of the Levittown Community Council, special guest Martha Kinney will discuss “A Soldier’s Life in the first World War.” The meeting will be held at the Levittown Public Library, located at 1 Bluegrass Lane, at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge. 

 

Tuesday, February 25

IT Public Library Board

The next meeting of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will convene on Feb. 25, at the Karopczyc School, located at 74 Farmedge Road. For more information call 516-520-2100

 

Friday, February 26

Governor’s Open Mic

On Friday, Feb. 26, join host Lori Palminteri for open mic night at Governor’s of Levittown. Tickets are $12 and are availabLe online. Admission is 18 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m 

For anyone looking to participate call Governors at 516-731-3358. Comics get seven minutes of stage time and are required to bring six paying customers. Acts should be kept relatively clean and original. To participate call Governor’s at 516-731-3358. 

 

Thursday, February 27

MacArthur Winter Concert

The Levittown Public Schools invite parents to MacArthur High School, on Feb. 27, for its Winter Concert. Students will perform at 7:30 p.m. sharpe inside the high school auditorium. 

 

Senior Fashion Show

Island Trees High School seniors will host a fashion show, on Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. inside the high school, located at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown.

For more information call 516-520-2136. 


News

Five year projection shows tough road ahead

The Levittown Board of Education unanimously adopted a $198.7 million spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year, which comes with a proposed tax levy increase of 1.62 percent. This represents a $2.1 million increase from last year, for a proposed levy of $133.2 million.   

 

The Levittown school district will receive $49,163,299 in state aid for the 2014-2015 school year, which increased by $690,049 from last year’s budget. The other revenues also show an increase of $684,250 from last year. 

 

In the past seven years, the district received its largest percentage of state aid in 2008-2009 with 30 percent. According to Assistant Superintendent Bill Pastore, state aid has decreased since then, leveling off for the past few years and coming in at slightly below 25 percent for 2014-15.

Seven in contest for three seats on school board

On April 8, members of the Levittown Property Owners Association invited all seven candidates in the running for Island Trees School District Board of Education to a “Meet the Candidates” forum. Of the seven only four attended, and only three spoke on the dais. 

 

According to Levittown Property Owners President Diane Kirk, members of the Island Trees School District were invited to attend the forum, but declined stating that they were going to attend their own forum on May 12.

 

Challenger Brian Fielding, a 1995 Island Trees High School graduate, opened the forum with the promise of more transparency.  


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero. 

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. 

Friday Pins, Pizza & Pepsi

Trevor Williams 166,101

 

Keith Kyte 137,119,115

 

Anthony Baio 111,73

 

Alyssa Williams 141,133,120

 

Lauren Walpole 114,105,96

 

Kaitlyn Insinna 106,68,67

 

Robert Brooler 107,97

 

Frank Pietraniello 94

 

Friday Bumper Stars

Matthew Banfich 140,95

 

Nicky Barrera 115,99

 

Jake Mauro 107

 

Anthony Barrera 97,79

 

Michael Pietraniello 97,87

 

Ty Peranzo 95

 

Steven Tiemer 92

 

Nick Bevinetto 90,82

 

Ava Banfich 103,101

 

Julianna Mauro 103,87

 

Gianna Centonze 102,91

 

Victoria Gray 91,87

 

Mike Rosen 87,86

 

Steven Brauer 85,83

 

Stephan Mandola 83

 

Joey Mohaudt 81

 

Pantelis Siriodis 80

 

Kelsey Casperson 85,73

 

Stephanie Tiemer 71,67

 

Kathleen Hoffman 68,65

 

Friday Rising Stars

Jason Tiemer 191,169,138

 

Max Benson 179

 

Andrew Scarpaci 168,162,148

 

Avery Benson 151,149,135

 

Matthew Brezinski 143,110

 

Ted Fiber 128,115,114

 

Paul Klein 126,107

 

Nicholas Pisano 123,115

 

Billy Walsh 108

 

Saturday

Levittown Island trees

 

Michael Beck 117,89

 

Zach Pilser 114,110

 

Sophia Bloom 93,90

 

Olivia Bloom 81,79

 

Christian Tucci 88,85

 

Louis Bonaventura 84,79

 

Ava Tucci 74,65

 

— Submitted by the South Levittown Lanes


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