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Gallow Gets A New Lease

Last year, Nassau BOCES decided to close their special education preschool program at the Geneva N. Gallow School on Farmedge Road.  For 20 years, up until this year, Island Trees enjoyed our relationship with the Nassau BOCES Early Childhood Center.  After all, the Gallow School was occupied and used in a very positive manner: to educate children.  Naturally, the district was disappointed to lose this tenant, as well as the programs and services BOCES offered to Nassau County children.

 

Happily, we’re able to report that the district has found a new tenant for the Geneva N. Gallow School.  

 

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Variety Child Learning Center entered into a lease agreement for the Geneva N. Gallow School.  Variety Child Learning Center has provided special education and support services to Nassau County children and families for over 40 years.  Variety intends to expand their successful Syosset-based school programs at Gallow.  Fittingly, Variety Child Learning Center will utilize the school campus in the very manner intended when it was built in 1953.

 

Although the district explored other options for the Farmedge property, we never stopped seeking an occupant for Gallow.  

 

Fortunately, we found a tenant with an excellent reputation, one that hopes to build a long-lasting relationship with our school community.

News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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