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
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.
March is coming in like a lion and we hope that we won’t have to wait until the end of the month for real spring weather and we see crocuses and daffodils beginning to send up their leaves through melting snows.
Parents are reminded that 257 Street is closed northbound (from 82nd Avenue) in the morning and both ways at 2:20pm dismissal. Every child’s safety is everyone’s responsibility! The MS 172 STUDENT Rider/Pedestrian and PARENT Driver/Pedestrian SAFETY PLEDGE was sent home on Thursday, February 26. Please read these pledges with your child and both you and your child(ren) should sign them and return the slip to school. Our aim is to increase traffic safety for our entire MS 172 community.
This month’s many evening events begin with our Honors Dessert for students who have made the Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll in the 2nd marking period which will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00pm for grade 8, 7:20pm for Grade 7 and 7:40pm for grade 6. Invitations to our honorees and their families have already been sent home.
Winter Parent/Techer Conferences, historically held in February will take place on one day, Thursday, March 12: afternoon conferences will be 12:15-2:15pm and evening conferences 5:00-8:00pm. Additionally, parents my make appointments to meet with teachers every Tuesday from 2:20-3:00pm. Alternate days/times can also be arranged. Please contact your child’s teacher(s.)
Please join the MS 172 PTA on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00pm for the MS 172 PTA Meeting and Multicultural Night which will feature presentations by students from their many diverse backgrounds and samplings of food from around the world. This is a free event and has been a favorite MS 172 community evening for several years. Rising Star certificates for February (for Most Improved,) will also be presented.
Don’t forget the Science Fair on Wednesday, March 25 at 5:30pm when our aspiring microbiologists, geophysicists, organic chemists and other great scientific minds demonstrate their expertise and ingenuity. We will also have a guest scientist from the Queens Botanical Gardens as part of our Urban Advantage Middle School Initiative.
For grade 8 students and parents: HS acceptance letters will be mailed home to all grade 8 students /parents in early March. Please read the information carefully. Our guidance counselors will be available to address your questions and concerns. Information about senior activities and graduation will be sent home shortly. For additional senior activity information, please call Mr. Scarpinato (and note dates on the monthly calendar.) AIS for Grade 8 Science, for all mandated grade 8 students, begins next month after the Spring Recess. Review classes for the Living Environment Regents and Common Core Integrated Algebra Regents are being planned; more information will be sent home in April. Grade 8 test dates are listed below.
Please complete the Parent Learning Environment Survey and return it to the school (don’t send it back in the mail.) Your responses and returned survey support our school in demonstrating the Excellence that is Irwin Altman MS 172. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support on behalf of our school community
SAVE the DATE: On Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, MS 172 again joins the ranks of the Off, Off Broadway theaters when we present our annual school show, Aladdin. Director Jennifer Mintzes and Musical Director Haig Mardirossian and our talented cast of 6, 7 and 8 grade students will delight all with their version of this award-winning Broadway extravaganza. Tickets are only $7.00 in advance ($10.00 at the door.) Reserve your seats now for this truly enjoyable event.
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Please plan your vacations during Spring Recess (Friday April 3- Sunday, April 12,) so that your child does not miss any instructional time in preparation for the State Tests
Test Dates: NYS ELA Test – April 14-16
NYS Math Test- April 22-24
NYS Intermediate Science- Grade 8 non-SP only
May 22 - Performance / June 1- Written
NYS Living Environment Regents- June 16 -Gr. 8 SP only
NYS Common Core Integrated Algebra Regents- June 17 -Gr. 8 SP
NYC Foreign Language Proficiency-Monday, June 22
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!