The following are the remarks of New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Superintendent Robert Katulak made during the public meeting of the NHP-GCP Board of Education on Nov. 26, 2012:
With the holiday season in full swing, I just want to take a moment to reflect and be thankful that no one in our school community was injured during Hurricane Sandy. Although community and staff members monetary and vehicle and financial losses, everyone is still with us. I remind everyone that during the season to continue to give what you’re able to to those who are in need this holiday season due to the hurricane.
I also want to congratulate and thank all of our administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents for an outstanding job that they did despite all odds to continue education for our students, even with the power out in most of our homes and in one of our buildings. The relocation of our students from Hillside Grade School was without a problem and it was a job well done.
We look forward to hearing and seeing the talents of our students shared with us from the music and the art departments over the next few weeks at our Christmas concert. Tonight as part of my report, you will hear about the efforts of our attendance officer as well as an update regarding our financial component, the last year of our 5-year plan and now we’ll be working on a new plan for the future.
Please remember as we head through the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season to take the time to spend with your family and friends regarding the true spirit of the season.