PW School District Receives a Fine State Report Card
It was a report card that overall, would have merited at least an ice cream cone, had it been given to a student. But it was, instead, the New York State School Report Card for the PW School District, which examined academic performance for elementary, middle, and high schools, and compared the results to similar districts. The news for this district was pleasing indeed: Port's results exceeded those of comparable districts throughout the state, often by a significant margin. Performances of middle school and high school students were especially strong. And when compared to neighboring communities, (though several sources advise against it) the district, in general, was on a par, or just below, their levels of achievement.
Ayhan Hassan Is Honoree at RFAMBPW Cocktail Gala in May
Maybe Ayhan Hassan didn't do it all by himself, but certainly no Port business person is more responsible for the reinvigoration of lower Main Street than Port's beloved restaurateur. And for his untiring dedication to his adopted community, Hassan, who owns Shish-Kebab, Fish-Kebab and the Mediterranean Marketplace, will be honored by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington at the environmental group's annual cocktail gala at the Village Club of Sands Point, Sunday, May 7.
On The Bay
Last weekend brought many contrasts. Saturday was sunny and in the 70s. Boat yards were filled with sailors preparing their boats for the upcoming season. By Sunday, the temperature had dipped into the 40s, with high winds and a few inches of snow. There was unusual beauty in seeing the delicate pink flowers of the dogwood trees surrounded by lawns blanketed in snow. Boatyards that had been bustling the previous day were empty, as weather conditions forced sailors indoors. The intensity of the wind as it howled through boatyards was matched only by the sound of huge waves as they crashed upon docks lining Manhasset Bay. Frostbiting was canceled for the day.
St. Peter's CYO News Role Model Selected
St. Peter's CYO has selected Monsignor Walter Simmons as its Role Model of the Year. CYO of Nassau & Suffolk Counties will honor each of the parish role models on May 7 at the Knights of Columbus in Seaford. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per person and can be obtained by contacting Marianne Collins (office of Youth Ministries for Rockville Centre) at 678-5800, ext. 238. Please mention that you would like to sit at one of the "St. Peter of Port Washington" tables or you can arrange your own table of at least 10.
In Appreciation of Renee Greenspan