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BOE Work Session - June 18

Division Avenue Career Awards - June 20

Surprise Fete For Local Businesses - June 21

 

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 heading to middle school next year. 

 

Island Trees Moving Up Day

On June 18, Island Trees Memorial Middle School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9 a.m. for eighth-grade students heading to Island Trees High 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.

 

Fun Fair

On June 20, the J. Fred Sparke Elementary School will be holding its annual fun fair all-day at 100 Robin Place in Levittown. For more information on the event call the school at 516-520-2126. 

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.

MacArthur High School Commencement

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 Commencement

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.

Sunday, June 22

Youth Day

On June 22, the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown will be celebrating youth day with confirmation and a church school picnic. This promises to be a festive day. All confirmands are encouraged to read their faith statements during the worship service, and graduates of all grades will be acknowledged. Following the worship service, everyone is invited to the Church school picnic on the front lawn.

Monday, June 23

Gardiners Ave. 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 heading to middle school next year. 

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. 

 

Lee Road Moving Up Day

On June 24, Lee Road Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at Wisdom Lane Middle School, for fifth-grade students headed into middle school next year.

 

Summit Lane Moving Up Day

On June 24, Summit Lane Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 11:45 a.m. at Wisdom Lane Middle School, for fifth-grade students headed into middle school next year.

 

Eighth Grade Dance

Eighth grade students in the Island Trees Memorial Middle School will celebrate ‘moving-up’ with a special dance, at 5 p.m., at Zachary’s Nightclub at 1916 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow. 

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.

 

East Broadway Moving Up Day

On June 25, East Broadway Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at Wisdom Lane Middle School, for fifth-grade students headed into middle school next year.

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. 

Friday, June 27 

Island Trees High School Commencement

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.

 

Eyes of Learning Lecture

On June 27, join Bobby Allison, a Board Certified Psychic Medium by the Forever Family Foundation, at 8 p.m., when she visits Levittown Hall in Hicksville to share her unique style and insights into our spiritual paths. Unlike others in her field, Allison can relay messages from master guides through automatic writing and is a remote viewer, which enables her soul to be transported to locations of missing items and people. To attend costs $10 for members, $15 for non members. No pre-registration is required. 

News

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



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