Girl Scout Awarded Highest Honor

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Tatyanna Soliwoda, a recent graduate of Seaford High School and incoming student at Adelphi UniveGirlScoutAward_072215Arsity, for earning the Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Movement. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue or need in the community and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community. [Read more…]

Island’s Best In Dan Daly Cup

The best high school lacrosse players, including Chris Bacotti of Massapequa and Brian Jockers of Plainedge, from Nassau and Suffolk squared off in the D2nd Annual Dan Daly Cupaniel Daly Cup on June 24—hosted by the Marine Corps, but the week leading up to event had more of an impact on their life than any game could.

Team Valor—Suffolk County defeated Team Virtue—Nassau County, 11-10 at Mitchel Field Complex in Uniondale. While the teams battled on the field, they keep in their minds the key values they’ve acquired from spending a week with the Marines. [Read more…]

Free And Reduced Price Meals For Massapequa

Massapequa Public School District today announced a free and reduced price meal policy, including free milk, for Massapequa-area school children. Local school officials have adopted the following family eligibility criteria to assist them in determining eligibility:

2015-2016 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS OR FREE MILK

 

Free Eligibility Scale Reduced Price Eligibility Scale
Free Lunch, Breakfast, Milk Reduced Price Lunch, Breakfast
Household Size Annual Monthly Twice per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly Household Size Annual Monthly Twice per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 $ 15,301 $ 1,276 $ 638 $ 589 $ 295 1 $ 21,775 $ 1,815 $ 908 $ 838 $ 419
2 $ 20,709 $ 1,726 $ 863 $ 797 $ 399 2 $ 29,471 $ 2,456 $ 1,228 $ 1,134 $ 567
3 $ 26,117 $ 2,177 $ 1,089 $ 1,005 $ 503 3 $ 37,167 $ 3,098 $ 1,549 $ 1,430 $ 715
4 $ 31,525 $ 2,628 $ 1,314 $ 1,213 $ 607 4 $ 44,863 $ 3,739 $ 1,870 $ 1,726 $ 863
5 $ 36,933 $ 3,078 $ 1,539 $ 1,421 $ 711 5 $ 52,559 $ 4,380 $ 2,190 $ 2,022 $ 1,011
6 $ 42,341 $ 3,529 $ 1,765 $ 1,629 $ 815 6 $ 60,255 $ 5,022 $ 2,511 $ 2,318 $ 1,159
7 $ 47,749 $ 3,980 $ 1,990 $ 1,837 $ 919 7 $ 67,951 $ 5,663 $ 2,832 $ 2,614 $ 1,307
8 $ 53,157 $ 4,430 $ 2,215 $ 2,045 $ 1,023 8 $ 75,647 $ 6,304 $ 3,152 $ 2,910 $ 1,455
Each Add’l person add $ 5,408 $ 451 $ 226 $ 208 $ 104 Each Add’l person add $ 7,696 $ 642 $ 321 $ 296 $ 148

 

SNAP/TANF/FDPIR Households: Households which currently include children who receive SNAP but who are not found during the DCMP, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) must complete an application listing the child’s name, a SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR case number and the signature of an adult household member, or provide an Eligibility letter for free meals/milk from the New York State Education Department. [Read more…]

MHS Grad Receives Eagle Scout Award

Recent Massapequa High School graduate and Boy Scout Kyle Cardno, 17, of Troop 776, received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor on June 27. The raEagleScout_071515Ank of Eagle Scout is the highest possible rank attainable by the Boy Scouts of America. [Read more…]

Girl Scouts Awarded Highest Honor

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Emily Festa

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Massapequa Park resident Emily Festa, North Massapequa Park resident Megan Kaufman and Massapequa residents Nicole Grace, Meghana Rao and Megan Batt, as winners of the Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Movement. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue or need in the community and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community. [Read more…]

School’s Out For Summer

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Birch Lane Elementary kids celebrated the last day of school with smiles and excitement for the start of a fun summer.

(Photos by Crissy Mullooly)

Pomp And Circumstance For Plainedge

Plainedge High School held its annual Commencement Exercise for the Class of 2015 at Hofstra University on June 25. PlainedgeGrad_070815A [Read more…]

Moving Up To Middle School

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Birch Lane students proudly display their certificates.

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Laura Forem shares her memories of Fairfield Elementary School.

Filled with excitement and pride, sixth-graders throughout the Massapequa School District transitioned from elementary to middle school during moving-up ceremonies that showcased their achievements. [Read more…]

Moving On Up

PreSchool_070115AOyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. and Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich recently attended the Massapequa Pre-School Graduation Ceremony held at Marjorie Post Park. They were joined by Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy in congratulating the teachers and children for completing a successful pre-school course and moving on towards a bright future.

Birch Lane Enjoys Field Day

Birch Lane Elementary students had a beautiful day to enjoy Field Day. Tug of war, capture the flag and KanJam were just a few of the fun games they played. FieldDay_070115A FieldDay_070115B FieldDay_070115C  FieldDay_070115E
They also had carnival games, basketball hoops, a DJ and lunch for the kids. The children look forward to this event all year long. Thanks to Rebecca Berna, Kelly Dietrich and the PTA for organizing and running this wonderful event, it was a huge success.

—Lisa Zampolin