Date Change For Parent University

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EW_10915ABy Elaine Kanas

The next budget hearing is on Monday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley Auditorium.

As a result of the cancellation of all after-school activities due to weather conditions, Parent University was canceled on March 3. Parent University has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 6:45 p.m. As part of this joint venture with the Roslyn Schools, the event will be held at Roslyn High School. Reregistration is now open. The same workshops will be held yet you must reregister. If you have any questions, contact director of Guidance Greg Wasserman by email at wassermang@ewsdonline.org or call, 516-333-7506.

As a result of the change in date of Parent University, the Wheatley Science Research Symposium has been moved from April 29 to May 21. This is an opportunity to interact with our science research students in grades 9 to 12, when they display their research projects in Wheatley’s lobby. Thereafter, residents will have an opportunity to listen to our 12th grade research students when they present their research in Room 450.

You can purchase your tickets for the PTO Coordinating Council Districtwide Grant Dinner with just a click of the keyboard. The dinner is Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Chateau Briand.

There’s still time to register to vote for the May 19 budget and school board candidate election. Each voter must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age, a resident of the East Williston School District for a period of 30 days preceding the election and registered to vote with the school district or appear on a Nassau County Voter’s Registration List. Only residents, who have not registered or voted in a school district election or a general election in the last four years, must register.

To register, you may do so through May 8 at the Nassau County Board of Elections at 240 Old Country Rd. You may also register in person on May 7, between 8 a.m. to 12 noon or on May 12, between 4 to 8 p.m. in the lobby of The Wheatley School, 11 Bacon Rd.

There has been a lot of press coverage regarding Frank Bruni’s new book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Bruni’s book is intended to give students and their parents a new perspective on the college admissions competition with an eye to eliminating the anxiety it can provoke.

Dr. Elaine Kanas is the superintendent of the East Williston School District

 

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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