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2C • BEACON SHOPPER, January 28, 2010 I sland P ro files : MlHl’d/i Publish ins Inf orma (ion fur Those with a Need to Knoi www.Liprtifiles.com M l l f . Recent Sales Jj&ta/Cofpparable Sales : New Homeowners Names & Ad<#esses on Pre-formatted M ailing Labels Lis Pendens • Judgments of forigetosure ♦ Foreclosure Auction Schedules Historical Data « Custom Reports • Available in Various Formats L ong I sland P rofiles P ublishing C o ., I n c 182 Orinoco Drive * PO Box 9000 * Brightwaters, NY 11718-9000 Phone: (€31) 968-8833 • fax: (€31) €47-4444 Young brains have been the subject of research in this country for well over a decade. Expanding the understanding of early brain development has demonstrated that toddlers’ brain neurons are formed at birth and branch out dramatically. The difference between an evolving child’s brain and an adult’s is that a two-year-old child has twice as many synapses (connections). That young brain must be used or some of the synapses are lost. Dr. M ichael Phelps-, Chairman of the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology of the UCLA School 6 f Medicine, reportedly said that 'theTearning experiences Of the young mind determine which connections are developed. To put it another way, the first five years o f a child’s life have a crucial impact on learning abilities, character, and overall behavior. Recently, ESBOCES Long Island Regional School Support Center (LIRSSC) held an Early Reading First (ERF) kick-off event DMI DENIS A. MILLER INSURANCE The Homeowner & Flood Insurance Specialist THE FLOODMAN Many Homeowners are being Cancelled or Non-Renewed by their Insurance Carriers! Give us a call! HOMEOWNER & FLOOD INSURANCE Insuring Homes... .. .Away from the Water .. .Near the Water ...On the Water Denis A. Miller Insurance Agency, Inc. 60 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561 Phone: 516432-9245 F a x : 516-432-3735 United Presbyterian C h u rch * lea M a rket to be held M a rch 13 W e stm inster United Presbyterian Church, 109 Udall Rd., Wet Islip, will hold an indoor flea market, Sat., March 13,9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no entrance fee. For information, call the church at 631-661-6740, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Corned Beef Night to be held M arch 17 Bishop McGann Knights of Columbus, 1341 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore will be holding a corned beef dinner on Wed., March 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 per person. Dinner includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, Irish soda bread, beer, wine and soda. For information, call Jack at 631 -665-9075. Babylon K indergarten R egistration begins for 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 M S chool Vl The Babylon School D istrict offers a anpdditional proof o f re ESBOCES begins its Early Reading First Program at the Sherwood Center in Holbrook. ERF Project Manager and ESBOCES staff member Faith Borkowsky reports that the program is designed to provide preschool-aged children with cognitive learning opportunities in high quality language and literature rich environments thereby offering preschool children the fundam e n tal know ledge and skills necessary for optimal reading development in kindergarten and beyond. The day-long event began with Scholastic E a r ly C h ild h o o d P r o g r a m tra i n e r H e a ther W a lsh, who gave a required three-hour session designed to ensure the program ’s successful and uniform implementation. Later in the day, “How Picture Books Can Be Used to Enhance Oral Language and Phonological Awareness’’ was presented by children’s author Eve Feldman. The federal ERF funds were awarded competitively, with ESBOCES being the recipient o f a three-year, $3 million grant. Babylon full-day kindergarten program for students •residing within district lines. In order to enroll in the program for this September (2010), children must be five years oldgpn or before Dec. 1, 2010 and be registered during the open registration period, mis year, residents can register their children on: Fri., March 12 and Mon., March 15, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thurs., March 18,6 to 8 p.m. at the Elementary School, 171 Ralph Ave., Babylon. Two proofs o f residency must be presented at regisiratiofi. These include two o f the - following: a driver’sTicense with photo, an ; updated town/village tax bill, updated W-2 form, currentlease, mortgage, etc. No utility bills will be accepted as proof o f residency. If the license does not have a current address,, e a r residency such as a mortgage statement or copy of your deed, win need to be presented. If you lease or rent and do not have an updated lease, an owner’s affidavit will need to be signed and notarized, along with a copy of the owner’s updated tax/village utility bill. Parents must supply the district with the child’s most recent immunization record. Children must have had two MMRs and two Varivax (Chicken Pox) vaccinations in order to sign up for the kindergarten screening. Physicals will be mandatory prior to the start o f kindergarten.' ' ' ' ‘ ‘ ( Régistration packet's will be available for pickup in the Elementary School Office, 171 Ralph Ave., one week prior to the first registration date. West Islip School D istrict schedules m eetings on proposed 2010-2011 B u d g e t W estlslip School District ^ beginning Residents interested in runningg for th< to prepare its proposed budget for the 2010-2011 school year. The cornmunity is invited to attend its public,budget planning meetings and will have the opportunity to provide input. The first work session o n . the school budget will be held Ort-l eb. 24, runnin tor the Board of Education need to turn in their nominating petitions at the District Office before 5 ,p.m. On Mon., April 19, 2010. The Budget Public Hearing is scheduled for' Tuesday, irr< the! 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Beach Street Middle , auditoriuriju The budget vote atideléctioït School Library. Additional work sessions are planned for March 2 ,16, and the 25, as well as April 13. Budget adoption will be on April 2 1 ,7:30 p.m. in the District Office Board Room at 100 Sherman Avenue. of school board members will take place on Tues., M ay 18, betw een 10 a.m . and 10 p.m. in West Islip High School. For additional inform ation, call the district office at 893-3200, ext. 0. G ran t fro m S e n a to r F o ley helps Islip A c a d e m ic C e n ter in O a k d a le Islip Academic Center in Oakdale has received a grant over the past three years by then-Senator Caesar Trunzo (R-District 3). That has been continued by Senator Brian Foley (D-District 3). Referred to as the behavioral incentive request, the $20,000 senatorial grant- was originally written and submitted by Islip Academic Center’s Lynda Lorenzo and Cecilia Brock. The 2009-2010 grant, written by Ms. Lorenzo with Principal Carolynn Hansen, caused the staff to hold its collective breath as administrators awaited news, since Mr. Trunzo is now retired. The good news is thaf Senator Foley continued the grant for Eastern S u f f o l k B O C E S , which enables IAC to introduce students to community activities that they might not have the opportunity to experience, such as Broadway shows, Theatre Three plays, Patchogue Living Arts T h e a tre m u s ica ls, museums, and trips to the D e p a rtm e n t o f L a b o r w h e r e they learn about job availability and receive training oh how to get jobs. The behavior incentive funds are also about acceptable b e h a v i o r i n t h e c o m m u n i t y . The behavior incentive funds have improved students’ attendance, as well as academics and behavior since these secondary level students^ fro ig ^ p school districts need to m airitain grad e iev e ls to be eligible for the field trims'. All activities cóindd'e with the curriculurrt and Classes are self- contained and departmentalized, allowing for the least restrictive environment. “We’re a family here at IAC,” said Lorenzo. “The s t a f f know s everyone by nam e and the students know they’re loved. Our youngsters are not just faces and numbers in a school; they’re part o f our family.” P ictured during fr e e tim e w ith Ms. Lorenzo are several IAC students. h sststeVL iwta .îtîw H S iuoii issti m . tkioi A

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