IRWIN ALTMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 172
81-14 257 Street
Floral Park, New York 11004
(718) 831-4000 FAX: (718) 831-4008
Mr. Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Mr. Thomas Scarpinato, Assistant Principal
Ms. Maureen Rodriguez, Assistant Principal
Ms. Mary Alarcon, Assistant Principal
New York Citizenship Information
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Understanding the New IEP Form: Information for Families
SAVE THE DATE ALADDIN MAY 14TH & 15TH!
School starts promptly at 8:00am every morning.
Absence and lateness are reported on the high school application.
Please remember, 90% attendance is a promotional criterion.
Dear Parents/Guardians: Have a most enjoyable Spring Recess
March was an event-filled month in which we celebrated student achievement at the Honors Dessert, the Science Department held a very well-attended Science Fair where students demonstrated their knowledge and science skills, and the color green ruled for our Luck O’ the Irish Spirit Day. MS 172’s diversity was again highlighted at the PTA’s International Night which featured student performances and ethnic food delights. Those who attended were most pleased by our multicultural offerings. The PTA also held another successful bake sale and Hoodie Day was the culmination of another PTA fundraiser. MS 172 is indeed fortunate to have an active and caring Parent Teacher Association.
We are also proud of our MS 172 Debate Team which won top recognition in the 2nd Queens Debate Tournament on Saturday, March 21, with our students placing first for individual speaker, for team and for the school. This followed our third place school win in January. Our magnificent trophies are on display in the office along with the team photograph and our team winners’ names.
The April PTA meeting will take place on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm. Nominations for PTA officers for the 2015-2016 school year will take place at this meeting. PTA Elections will take place at the May 20th PTA meeting. The PTA will be holding another fundraiser fun evening at Baja Fresh in the Lake Success shopping center on Friday evening, April 24 from 5:30-8:30pm.
With warm weather hopefully occurring soon, we are reminding students during morning and cafeteria announcements about the student dress code developed in accordance with the New York State Education Department to provide students with an environment conducive to learning. You are reminded of the following that is included in the MS 172 Parent / Student Handbook:
No provocative or suggestive clothing shall be worn in school. Inappropriate clothing includes: beach wear, short shorts, tube tops, spaghetti straps, halters, see-through tops, tank tops, midriff tops, clothing with inappropriate language or graphics, flip-flops and other open-toe sandals. Expensive jewelry is discouraged as are large hoop earrings (for safety.)
Thank you to all parents for your cooperation and assistance in providing our students with a safe arrival and dismissal from the school building. 257th Street remains closed to traffic northbound from 7:45-8:15 am and to all cars from 2:30-3:15pm due to the large number of busses that pick-up students at dismissal from the front of the building. Please do not double-park on 81st Avenue – backed up traffic due to cars blocking the street creates a hazard for our children. Also- please do not make U-turns on 257 Street in the morning. If you want to avoid the delayed traffic on 257 Street, please drop-off your child on 81st or 82nd Avenues or on 256 Street. Remember: Every child’s safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Tuesday, May 12 for MS172 Fitness Night
Thursday and Friday, May 14 & 15 for ALADDIN JR.
MS 172's 2015 school show
Tuesday, May 26 for the 2015 Spring Arts Festival
Very truly your,
Jeffrey D. Slivko
Upcoming TEST DATES:
· NYS ELA Test April 14-16 (All students)
· NYS Math Test – April 22-24 (All students)
· NYSESLAT (for ESL students) April -May (Speaking, Reading,
Writing & Listening on various dates)
· Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Performance)- May 22
· Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Written)- June 1
· NYS Living Environment Examination (grade 8 SP)–June 16 (12:15pm)
· NYS Regents Common Core Algebra Examination (grade 8 SP)- June 17 (12:15pm)
· NYC Foreign Language Proficiency Exam- June 22
THE DEBATE TEAM WINNERS!
MS172 Hoodies are back! Check below to print out this form
and order your hoodie today - Hoodie
Keep reading books from our MYON Library
http://www.myON.com School name: 26Q172
use your individual Username and Password
Ms. Borger, MS 172 Library
NEW OPPORTUNITY!!! Read E-books online FREE!
A MESSAGE FROM MS. BORGER, MS172 LIBRARIAN
CHECK THIS OUT!!! Our students can access our collection of e-books
(electronic books) online. Here’s how to do it:
1. Go this address online: http://wbb10285.follettshelf.com
2. On the FollettShelf screen login
USERNAME: MS172 PASSWORD: student
3. This should bring you to our e-book collection as a GUEST.
4. Search the catalog for a book you’d like to read online.
Open the book, you can’t download it, just read it online and
log out when you are done.
5. Books with the green infinity symbol are unlimited and can be read by many
users at the same time. All other books are just single copies and can only be read by
one person at a time.
6. Recommended UNLIMITED TITLES for each grade
6th grade Dwayne Wade by Michael Sandler Reading Level 5.5
7th grade Abraham Lincoln by BreAnn Rusch R.L. 5.9
8th grade Irena Sendler bringing life to children of the Holocaust R.L. 8.7
M.S. 172 P.T.A.
2014-2015 Executive Board
Barbara Dorcean and Tarvinder Thind (Bobby)
First V.P. of Fundraising and Volunteering:
Corresponding Secretary:Christina Cruz
School hours for all students are
8:00AM - 2:20PM - Monday through Friday
SAVE THE DATE ALADDIN MAY 14TH AND MAY 15TH!