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Summer Center Fun!

What’s hot this summer? Manhasset’s Summer Center! For the past 32 years, the program has been a great success. For four weeks, Manhasset students, pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, enjoy exciting classes and a multitude of fun activities. The program is run by SCOPE Education under the guidance of Elaine Schaeffer.  

Summer Center runs from July 1 through 26 at Munsey Park Elementary School. Over 200 students enroll in this summer program. The classes are separated into primary and intermediate classes. The primary classes are students entering kindergarten through second grade. Class size is comprised of twenty children with one New York State licensed teacher and an assistant. Primary classes participate in arts and crafts, indoor games, fitness activities, and story-time. For a special treat the children interacted with a number of different animals that visited from Alley Pond Environmental Center.

Secondary classes are specifically designed for children entering grades three through six in September. The children get to choose their own classes from an exciting menu or course offerings. Classes include sports, arts and crafts, music, painting, and “just-for-fun” hands-on learning classes. Popular courses such as Yay Clay!, Art Around the World, Chef Shop, First Aid/Babysitting, Box City, and Woodshop allowed kids to develop new skill and explore new ideas by creating and learning. Two of the more popular classes were a Minute to Win It and Sports Unlimited.  Minute to Win It was based off the popular game on NBC where children were given a specific task to complete within the timeframe of sixty seconds.  Sports Unlimited allowed the participants to play a different sport each day such as basketball, soccer, tennis.

Rain or shine, the children were energized and enthusiastic about coming to Summer Center.

News

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.”


Sports

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.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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