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Garden City Recreation And Parks Department News: November 27, 2012

G.C. Pool Interviews For 2013 Season

The Department of Recreation and Parks will be holding interviews for prospective pool employees  (you must be a graduating high school senior or older) for the upcoming 2013 season on the following dates:

Thursday, Dec. 27
Friday, Dec. 28  
Thursday, Jan. 3
Friday, Jan. 4
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Thursday, Jan. 10

Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

All former and prospective employees must interview if they are planning to work at the pool next season. Please pick up an application and sign up for your interview in the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. For further information call 516 465-4075.

Swimming Lesson Registration

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be 6 years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 9-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 8.  Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors.  The cost is $75.

Level 1 – Introduction to water skills
Level 2 – For children who have taken a lesson but need to learn fundamental skills
Level 3 – Will build on fundamental skills by providing guided practices
Level 4 – Develops confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills
Level 5 – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes
Level 6P – Personal Water Safety - stresses survival floating, treading water, swimming in clothes, etc.
Level 6F – Water Fitness – sessions will cover learning training techniques, how to use fins, kickboards, pace, clock, etc.

Classes Offered Are As Follows with Code

10 a.m. Level 1 (10 maximum)    10-1
10 a.m. Level 3     (10 maximum)    10-3
10 a.m. Level 4     (10 maximum)    10-4
10 a.m. Level 6F (12 maximum)    10-6F
11 a.m. Level 2 (10 maximum)    11-2
11 a.m. Level 3 (10 maximum)    11-3
11 a.m. Level 4     (10 maximum)    11-4
11 a.m. Level 5 (10 maximum)    11-5
Noon Level 2 (10 maximum)    12-2
Noon Level 4 (10 maximum)    12-4
Noon Level 5 (10 maximum)    12-5
Noon Level 6P     (12 maximum)    12-6P
1 p.m.    Level 1    (10 maximum)    1-1
1 p.m.    Level 2    (10 maximum)    1-2
1 p.m.    Level 3    (10 maximum)    1-3
1 p.m.    Level 4    (10 maximum)    1-4

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

To register: by mail only, no walk-in registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 4. The recreation center cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download it from www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and classes for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Ave.  Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Letters To Santa

It’s time to send letters to Santa and the recreation department will speed up the process. A special Santa’s Mailbox will be set up in the waiting area of the recreation department’s administrative offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. beginning Dec. 3. Children can drop their letters in the mailbox and Santa will send them a personalized reply. Santa’s mailbox will be available through Dec. 20.

Christmas Candy Contest

In addition to sending their letters to Santa, kids can take a chance at guessing the number of candy pieces in the jar next to Santa’s Mailbox and the child whose guess is closest to the actual number will win the jar, candy and all. As with Santa’s mailbox, the candy contest will be available from Dec. 3 to Dec. 20.

A Visit From Santa

Santa will visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. for visits and photos on Dec. 11 and 13 from 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. The recreation department staff will be available to take and print photos. There is no fee for a photo but a donation of a small gift for Toys for Tots would be appreciated.

After School Program For Grades K And 1

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, the recreation staff will conduct a gym program for children in kindergarten and first grade.

This program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting.  This program will run on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House beginning Dec. 5 and ending Feb. 13. The program is free but a permission slip in necessary. For further information, please contact the recreation office at 516-465-4075.

Meeting Dates – Dec. 5, 12, 19; Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6 and 13

Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house. Although this is free, drop off program, a registration form is needed and can be picked up at the recreation office or filled out on the first day your child attends the program.

Please note: Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child.

After School Gym Program For Grades 2 To 6

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, Rich Anderson and the recreation staff will conduct a gym program for children in grades 2 - 6.

This free program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting.  It will run from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House beginning the week of Dec. 3 through Feb. 15 according to the following schedule:

Grades 4-6  Mondays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Grades 2-3 Fridays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house. Although this is free, drop off program, a registration form is needed and can be picked up at the recreation office or filled out on the first day your child attends the program.

Note-Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child and please be prompt. For further information, please contact the recreation office at 516-465-4075.

Saturday Men’s Basketball At The Middle School

The recreation department will run its winter Saturday morning basketball program again at the Garden City Middle School’s gym beginning Saturday, Dec.1. This free program is for Garden City residents, college age or older and is strictly pick-up in nature. The program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday until Feb. 16. The program will not run on Dec. 29.

News

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


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