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Board Of Education - June 11

MacArthur HS Prom - June 12

Moving Up Day - June 12

 

Wednesday, June 11

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Levittown Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown. 

 

Division Avenue Senior Prom

Division Avenue seniors, get your corsages ready for June 11, when the high school will be throwing its senior prom. Prom starts at 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 12

MacArthur High School Prom

MacArthur seniors, get your tuxedos buttoned for June 12, when the high school will be throwing its senior prom. Prom starts at 6 p.m. 

 

Moving Up Day

On June 12, Salk Middle School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:15 a.m., for the eighth-grade students headed to high school next year. 

 

Career Development Arts Show

Division Avenue High School will showcase several different works of art, starting June 12 at 7 p.m., when it will host the Career Development Creative Arts Show. 

 

Friday, June 13

Memorial Bowling Fundraiser

On June 13, from 6-9 p.m., South Levittown Lanes will host the Spc. Daniel Fuentes Memerial Bowling Fundraiser at the South Levittown Lanes, at 56 Tanner Lane in Levittown. There will be candies, crafts, face painting and much more. For more information on how to participate in this three-hour long tourney call 516-731-5700. 

 

Eyes of Learning Lecture

On June 13, join author Jim Fargiano for a lecture at 8 p.m. about “You and Me and Dead People; Making Light of Death.” At this presentation Jim will give a brief overview of how he came about communicating with loved ones on the “Other Side”. All of his events are interactive which means audience members may ask questions whenever they want. In addition Jim has learned that he frequently gets sidetracked by his guides and teachers in the Light and may briefly go off topic, all of which makes for fun and spontaneous evening. 

Saturday, June 14

“Thank You Veterans” Dinner

On June 14, state Sen. Kemp Hannon will be holding a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on June 14 at the American Veterans Post 88 at 692 Broadway in Massapequa. 

 

“I invite all veterans and active duty military personnel in my Senate District (plus one guest) to join me for a free dinner as a ‘Thank You’ for all you do for this great nation,” Hannon said.

 

There will be two seatings, from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited andreservations are necessary to attend. To make reservations call 516-739-1700. 

 

Tuesday, June 17

Wisdom Lane Moving Up Day

On June 17, Wisdom Lane Middle School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:45 a.m., for the eighth-grade students headed to high school next year.

 

Wednesday, June 18

 

Northside Moving Up Day

On June 18, Northside Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:45 a.m., for the fifth-grade students headed to middle school next year. 

 

Board of Education Work Session

The next work session of the Island Trees Union-Free School District Board of Education will be held on June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative building at 74 Farmedge Rd. in Levittown.

 

Friday, June 20

Division Ave Career Awards

Division Avenue High School will be holding its career development awards ceremony on June 20, at 8:30 a.m. 

 

Abbey Lane Moving Up Day

On June 20, Abbey Lane Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Wisdom Lane Middle School, for fifth-grade students headed into middle school next year

 

Saturday, June 21

Surprise Fete For Local Businesses

Want to get in on a fun surprise for a Levittown store owner?  Just show up at Center Lane Playground at 11 a.m. on June 21. All you need to bring is yourself, your Levittown pride, a few dollars, and we’ll take it from there. The event will be videotaped. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 503.308.8404.

 

Tuesday, June 24

Stokes Moving Up Day

On June 24, the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:15 a.m. at the Memorial Middle School, for the fifth-grade students headed to middle school next year. 

 

Wednesday, June 25

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Island Trees Union-Free School District will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 25.

 

Thursday, June 26

Senior Prom Breakfast

On June 26, Island Trees High School seniors will gather at the school from 12:30-3 a.m. for a special senior prom breakfast. 

 

Weekly Events

Knights Of Columbus 

Meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the council headquarters, 3581 Jeffries Rd., Levittown, at 8 p.m. The newly renovated meeting hall is also available for party rentals.  Call 516-735-1724 for rentals.

 

High School Commencements 

Saturday, June 21

MacArthur High School

MacArthur High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their caps and gowns at 10 a.m. for the 2014 commencement ceremony at Hofstra University.

 

Division Avenue High School 

Division Avenue High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their cap and gown, at 1 p.m., for the 2014 commencement ceremony at Hofstra University.  

 

Friday, June 27 

Island Trees High School

Island Trees High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their caps and gowns at 6:30 p.m. for the 2014 commencement ceremony at the Island Trees High School field.


News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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