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Letter: BOE Announces Upcoming Events

We hope everyone has settled smoothly back into the school routine.  Exciting things are happening across the District thanks to the strong partnership of Manhasset team of parents, students and staff.  Please note these upcoming events which may be of interest to you; additional events can be found on the District website:

Superintendent’s Listening Tour:  October and November

Building on the spirited dialogue and the record level of engagement across the Manhasset community during the spring budget vote, our Superintendent, Charlie Cardillo, will be meeting with members of the community to discuss our schools: what our community values, the strengths and weaknesses, and thoughts about their future. We encourage you to be an active participant in this process.

Homecoming:  Saturday, Oct. 19 @ 2 p.m.

At half-time we will formally say thank you to the leadership team of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset Soccer, Indians Rock and the Manhasset Booster Club and acknowledge the generosity of the Manhasset community for the successful fundraising to replace the stadium turf during the track and field area renovation.  Funding for the track project came from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund and was approved by voters in 2011.

K-12 Assessment Overview:  Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 8 p.m.

The Board meeting will informally begin at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Library with a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the Tower Foundation’s High School Library Refurbishment project.  We thank the Tower Foundation for their vision, efforts and support in providing Manhasset students with a well-equipped 21st century space that inspires inquiry and learning. At 8 p.m., we will begin a detailed report of 2012-2013 testing, which includes results from the first State assessments aligned with new Common Core learning standards. Manhasset students performed well in grades 3-8 Math and ELA tests, coming in second highest in proficiency among Long Island schools.  

Teacher Evaluation Program Report:  Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 8 p.m.  

The Board meeting will include a detailed report the new teacher evaluation program (APPR).  The first year of implementation has been very successful, fostering a groundbreaking approach that promotes a culture of continuous communication and ongoing improvement of instruction.   

As we look forward to a successful year, maintaining a solid educational and financial foundation depends on the ongoing engagement of all community members. Your questions and comments are always welcome; contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In partnership together, we believe we can chart a path, now and into the future, to ensure that educational excellence remains the hallmark for Manhasset’s students.

The Manhasset Board of Education

Regina Rule, President

Carlo Prinzo, Vice President

Patricia Aitken

Craig Anderson

Ann Marie Curd


Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 


“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 


“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6


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