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. Cindy Kaplan-Manion, Assistant Principal
Ms. Maureen Rodriguez, Assistant Principal
Promotional Criteria 6th Grade
Promotional Criteria 7th Grade
Promotional Criteria 8th Grade
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School starts promptly at 8:10am every morning; the late bell rings at 8:15. Absence and lateness are reported on the high school application.
Please remember, 90% attendance is a promotional criterion.
The show was a huge hit!!!! The cast and crew was amazing!!!
Thank you to Ms. DiCarlo, Mr. Mardirossian, Mr. Rampulla and all of the other teachers
involved in this fantastic show.
Student Handbook 2012-2013
We now are beginning the last two months of the 2012-13 school year and the months of May and June are filled with many important events and activities of which parents and students need to be aware. Please review the May calendar May2013Calendar.docx and Upcoming Events attached and with your children and note all dates and times.
One period, in-class final examinations will take place on the following dates:
· Math- Monday, May 13
· Social Studies- Tuesday, May 14
· Spanish- Wednesday, May 15
· Science - Monday, May 20
· ELA- Tuesday, May 21
Final examinations will count as two tests toward the calculation of 4th marking period grade.
· All NYS ELA and Math Testing is completed for 2012- 13. Schools will receive notification of students who MET PROMOTIONAL CRITERIA and DID NOT MEET PROMOTIONAL CRITERIA for these tests in June toward making promotional decisions.
· There will be a one hour Field Test in ELA for all grade 7 students in June. This Field Test will not be used to evaluate students- only to evaluate questions for future NYS ELA Tests.
· Grade 8 non-SP students will be taking the NYS Intermediate Science Test (Performance) on May 24 and the written portion on June 3.
· Grade 8 SP students will be taking the Regents Earth Science Practicum (Lab Test) on Wednesday, May 30 The Integrated Algebra Test will take place on Wednesday, June 12 and the Regents Earth Science Exam on Friday, June 14- both of these tests will begin at 12:00 noon. After school and Saturday review classes for Earth Science and after school review classes for Integrated Algebra will take place in May and early June.
· Eligible Grade 8 students (SP and non-SP) will be taking the NYC Foreign Language Proficiency Exam on Monday, June 17 at 10:00am.
Our Spring Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30 for the Art Show.) Our Art, Music, and Chorus teachers and their students will be presenting an evening of cultural experiences that will highlight our students’ talents. Tickets are currently on sale for $5.00. Be sure to get your tickets early- the Winter Arts Festival was SOLD OUT!
Join Councilman Mark Weprin and representatives of the Office of School Food for a Town Hall Meeting on School Food Choice on Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm in the MS 172 auditorium. All members of the District 26 school community are invited to share their concerns about school lunches.
BRAND NEW! MS 172 presents ANNIE. This Broadway favorite will showcase our students’ acting, singing and dancing and will take place on two nights only - Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 at 7pm. Be sure to get your tickets-only $5.00- before they are sold out. Advance tickets are highly recommended.
The May PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 pm. PTA Elections will take place at this meeting. Please plan to be there and have your voice heard.
A few housekeeping notes: With the warm weather approaching, students are allowed to carry and use water bottles in the classroom in accordance with their teachers’ guidelines. For safety reasons water bottles may not be used during passing from one class to another. Also- please review the dress code (in the Parent/Student handbook) and assist your children in making appropriate clothing choices for school. We must also request that students NOT wear open-toe shoes or flip-flops as these present a hazard in crowded hallways. Additionally, with concern for students who have asthma or allergies, body sprays are not allowed to be used in classrooms. Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Upcoming TEST DATES:
NYSESLAT (for ESL students) April -May (Speaking, Reading,
Writing & Listening on various dates)
Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Performance)- May 24
Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Written)- June 3
NYS Regents Integrated Algebra Examination (grade 8 SP)- June 12 (12:15pm)
NYS Regents Earth Science Examination (grade 8 SP)–June 14 (12:15pm)
NYC Foreign Language Proficiency Exam- June 17
Every student must have a lunch application on file- if you have not yet completed an on-line or traditional paper lunch application – please do so immediately. For additional information and assistance, please contact
Ms. Hochrad or Ms, Hoffner at (718) 831-4000, ext. 1344 03 ext. 1461.
Thank you for your cooperation.
SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013
FROM THE PTA............
SAVE THE DATES
May 23 at 7:00: PTA Board Elections and Parent Appreciation Night
Contact: Carol@email@example.com or Gail@firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
Starting October 18th, the Executive Board will meet at 6:00pm prior to General Meetings. All are welcome to attend.
Parents Guide to Ar Book Finder -
Dear Parent or Guardian,
There are many things you can do to help your child become a better reader. Read with your child. Start a home library. Ask questions about the books your child has read. When you make learning a family affair, there’s no limit to the success your child can achieve!
Selecting the right books for your child to read is easier than ever.
Just visit www.arbookfind.com to access AR BookFinder. With a
few clicks of a mouse, you can search for titles at the appropriate
level that your child will find interesting and enjoyable. Go to www.arbookfind.com.
(800) 338-4204 • www.renlearn.com
Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader -
Your child will be participating in the Accelerated Reader (AR™) program. This guide is designed to answer your questions about AR. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or visit the Accelerated Reader website at www.renlearn.com/ar.
Irwin Altman Upcoming Events
MAY 20TH - GRIZZLIES DAY
MAY 21ST - TWINS DAY
MAY 22ND - 8TH GRADE - TRIP TO SIX FLAGS
MAY 22ND - CRAZY HEAD DAY
MAY 23RD - MISMATCH DAY
MAY 24TH - Red, White and Blue Spirit Day
JUNE 4TH - WILL BE A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL
JUNE 4TH - NATIONAL JR. HONOR SOCIETY CEREMONY
JUNE 5TH - SENIOR PROM
JUNE 6TH - CHANCELLOR'S CONFERENCE DAY - STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL
JUNE 10TH - 1/2 DAY OF SCHOOL AND EVENING OF EXCELLANCE
JUNE 18TH - GRADUATION 8:00AM
JUNE 26TH - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Stop and Shop Form - please click
Irwin Altman Middle School 172 81-14 257th Street
Floral Park, NY 11004 718-831-4000
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Assistant Principals: Thomas Scarpinato, Cindy Kaplan- Manion, Maureen Rodriguez
You must register your number each year
HELP EARN CASH FOR MS 172 THROUGH STOP&SHOP A+ BONUS BUCKS PROGRAM. It’s easy.
Shop with your Stop and Shop card. You buy food for your family and your school family benefits!
THANKS TO YOU WE RAISED ALMOST $800 LAST YEAR. OUR GOALTHIS YEAR IS $1000.
All you have to do to register your card is:
Write the 13 digit number (all the numbers on the back) of your Stop and Shop Card below and send it back to Debbie Hochrad, the Parent Coordinator. She will register you. It is that simple!!
Track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program.
The money can be used for any of our school’s educational needs.
We need your support!!
Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. It could mean the world to our children.
Any questions, call Debbie Hochrad, Parent Coordinator at 718-831-4000 press 1
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Ms. Hochrad, Please register our Stop & Shop Card
Name of Registered Card Holder (print) First and Last Name:
13 numbers on back of the card: first 2 numbers on the left, 10 over scan bar and 1 number on the right
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Add family and friends names and numbers on the back of the tear off