The Manhasset SCA will be accepting donations of books, DVDs, music CDs, and video games on Thursday, May 2, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., under the Big Tent at Munsey Park field. The SCA appreciates you checking your items to confirm that they are in working condition. Donations for attic treasures, sports and garden items and toys will be on Friday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., under the Big Tent at the Munsey Park field. The SCA will gladly accept gently used, clean, unbroken and saleable pieces. Please, no electronics, computers, baby items, skis, lawn mowers, exercise equipment or stuffed animals.
Manhasset High School juniors Pat Fahey and Mike Kusernick have made the finals of the International Sustainable World Engineering, Energy & Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEP) with their project that explores a new bioassay technique for the detection of heavy metals in polluted waters. Also attending ISWEEP will be juniors Bryan Herbert, Aaron Tabibzadeh and Stephen Tranchina, whose project is a two-year study that sought to optimize Chlorella (a green algae) as a potential biodiesel fuel of the not-too-distant future. The two groups will be competing in Houston, Texas in early May.
In other competitions, junior Albert Kim will be presenting his research on the environmental toxin 4 nonophenoly at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Albert was a winner of the Long Island Regional Fair in the environmental category. And, winning the environmental management category at the LISEF Fair were juniors Arthur Wang, Randy Tung and Archie Kong. Their project explored the possible health hazards of nanoparticles. These particles are growing in use and little has been done to explore their potentially dangerous effects.
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth spearheaded a recent meeting with Manhasset CASA and Nassau County Police Third Precinct Commander Officer, Inspector Sean McCarthy and Deputy Inspector Thomas Corona regarding the prevention of underage drinking in Manhasset. The meeting discussed law enforcement efforts in ensuring the responsible use and sale of alcohol in Manhasset.
For more information about preventing underage drinking in Manhasset, contact Manhasset CASA 267-7548.
From March 18-22 the annual Health and Fitness Week returns to Manhasset schools, as the physical education department, Manhasset SCA and Manhasset CASA sponsor numerous programs and activities focusing on fitness, health, nutrition and wellness.
The Fitness Week Banners, Get Fit Manhasset Pencils and all of the exciting activities planned for the week are geared toward getting everyone in the spirit of eating right, getting active and making smart choices for their bodies and minds.
Manhasset Special Education PTA (SEPTA) is proud to announce a free homework support program offered in all three Manhasset Public Schools this spring. The Adaptive Homework Club is designed for special education and regular education students that struggle to complete homework independently.
The program begins in April and runs until the first week of June. Each session is 90 minutes long and is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the elementary schools and secondary school. Group size is limited to keep a high teacher to student ratio. Manhasset private tutoring firm Tutor Doctor is partnering with Manhasset SEPTA to provide all the staff and oversee the program.
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