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******SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:00AM AND ENDS AT 2:20PM ******OCTOBER 2014 ****OCTOBER 21ST PARENTING SKILLS WORKSHOP #2 *****OCTOBER 23RD - PTA MEETING - 7TH GRADE PARENT WORKSHOP H.S. 101 *****OCTOBER 25TH AND 26TH - SHSAT TEST ****OCTOBER 28TH - PARENTING SKILLS WORKSHOP #3 ****OCTOBER 29TH - COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH THE PRINCIPAL 8:15AM ****BLACK AND ORANGE SPIRIT DAY -OCTOBER 31ST - HALLOWEEN DANCE 6:30-8:30PM ******NOVEMBER 2014 **** FUNDRAISING NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF IRWIN ALTMAN MS172qPTA - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 FROM 4:00PM-8:00PM AT PANERA BREAD 669 HILLSIDE AVENUE, NEW HYDE PARK - BRING FLYER UPON ORDERING AND THEY WILL DONATE A PERCENTAGE OF ITS SALES TO THE SCHOOL *****HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS, PLEASE CHECK OUR HIGH SCHOOL CORNER LISTED BELOW FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION******WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ADDED TO OUR EMAIL LIST? PLEASE EMAIL DHOCHRAD@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV -PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL INFORMATION AND YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND CLASS- WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON ALL IMPORTANT INFORMATION*************PLEASE CHECK THE PTA LINK FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***************


 

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                        
  
Mr. Marcos Bausch, Assistant Principal IA
 
  


 
                   
Notify NYC- To Sign Up For Emergency Updates      
Understanding the New IEP Form: Information for Families

Aris Parent Link

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.

October 2014

October 2014 Calendar


Dear Parents/Guardians:

It’s hard to believe that the first month of the 2014-2015 school year is over. Even though the warm weather has lingered, autumn is in the air and as the leaves begin to change colors, students and teachers are all involved with their work in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Core, Science, and Foreign Language as well as in their GS and Physical Education classes. To better inform teachers about specific student strengths and needs, baseline MOSL assessments in ELA, Math, SS and Science will be administered through October 6-15.

I must strongly request parents’ assistance as they drop-off and pick-up their children during arrival in the morning and dismissal in the afternoon. Parents may drop-off children in front of the school in the morning- only on the school side of the street (you must drive south on 257 Street) Children who cross the street from the opposite side in the middle of the block are at risk of serious injury from cars trying to pass stopped vehicles. Additionally, 257 Street must remain closed to traffic in the afternoon from 2:45 to 3:10 pm because of all the busses (school and MTA) that are on the block. Orange cones may be placed in the street both at 81st and 82nd Avenues to REMIND parents not to drive on the block in front of the school. Your cooperation is appreciated as the NYPD and NYC DOT have not provided the school with personnel to assist in this effort.  REMEMBER- Every child’s safety is EVERYONE’S responsibility. Also- do NOT make U-turns on 257 Street.

As partners in your children’s education, please establish the following routines:

·   Check your child’s MS 172 Student Planner nightly to assist you in reviewing daily assignments and following up on upcoming projects and events. Ask your children about school every day and ask to see notices such as this one [if your child has not yet purchased a planner with his/her S.O. membership ($8.00,) there are still planners available.]

·   Set aside specific times during the evening for homework, television, telephone calls and computer usage. Time management is an important element of successful learning.

·   Use praise and rewards (other than money) to acknowledge your children’s efforts in school.

·   Make reading a family activity with different members (parents included,) also reading aloud.

Grade 8 parents: During the month of October, there are many high school events including the Borough HS Fairs (Francis Lewis HS and other locations,) on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19 and many high school Open Houses. Please take advantage of these events to obtain information to assist you in guiding your child’s choices of high schools.

The MS 172 guidance counselors are distributing HS materials and calendars of the HS articulation process and events to all grade 8 students. HS applications will be distributed in early October. Our first HS Articulation Meeting for parents will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00pm (parents and students,) and Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9:15am (parents only.)We have also invited the principals from several Queens High Schools (Bayside, Francis Lewis, QHST, Van Buren, BTech and Thomas Edison) to speak about their schools on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30pm. There will also be HS Applications Workshops on November 6 at 6:30pm and November 7 at 9:00am to assist parents in completing the high school application.

 The Specialized High School Admissions Test will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, and Saturday, November 1 for students with testing accommodations. Students have received information about this test and will receive their “tickets” from our counselors prior to the test. (The deadline to register for the SHSAT and LaGuardia HS auditions is Wednesday, October 14.) Parents interested in having their child take the test for Catholic HS admissions should contact our guidance counselors, Ms. Pappas, Ms. Kasner and Ms. Lavalle at (718) 831-4000, ext 1341 and ext.1343.

Please support our Parent Teacher Association by becoming an active member, attending meetings and supporting fundraising activities. The PTA fall fundraiser began on September 22 and will conclude on Monday, October 6. Proceeds from this activity will support our after school program and other school activities. The October PTA General Membership Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm in the school auditorium and will feature a workshop on What Every Parent Wants to Know About 7th Grade and High School Prep 101.

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. We continue to look forward to a wonderful school year filled with high expectations and many opportunities for our students to achieve academic success.

Sincerely,                              

Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal

Every student must have a lunch application on file- if you have not yet completed one, please do so immediately. For additional information and assistance, please contact
Ms. Hochrad or Ms, Hoffner at (718) 831-4000, ext. 1344 or ext. 1461.


                                                     

                                                   


 

 

                                                                    
INCOMING 6TH GRADE  SUPPLY LIST AND READING
ASSIGNMENT 
-SEPTEMBER 2014

Summer Supply and Reading  List  

Character Map   
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Rubric 

Summer Reading Assignment                         
    
 

Friendly Letter Format                        

 

7TH GRADE  SUPPLY LIST AND READING ASSSIGNMENT
AS OF SEPTEMBER 2014


7TH GRADE SUPPLY AND READING LETTER



 8TH GRADE  SUPPLY LIST AND READING ASSIGNMENT
SEPTEMBER 2014

 8TH GRADE SUPPLY AND READING LIST         

 

   

 

 

             

                                 




                       
M.S. 172 P.T.A.
2014-2015 Executive Board


Co-Presidents
Barbara Dorcean and Tarvinder Thind (Bobby)

First V.P. of Fundraising and Volunteering:
Efy Knoell

V.P. Membership:

Susan Fernandez

Treasurer:
Pat Kaiser


Recording Secretary:
Faith Rodriguez

Corresponding Secretary:

Christina Cruz






 

Summer Reading Questions and Answers

from Ms. Borger, MS 172 Library June, 2014


WHY should you read this summer?

 
Well, one reason is that reading is fun all year around and
especially in the summer when you can bring that “beach read”
to the pool or on vacation.
  Another reason for kids to read over
the summer is to prevent “summer slide.”

WHAT is “Summer Slide?”
RIF (Reading is Fundamental) the national reading
organizations says, ”i
t's called the "summer slide," and it
describes what happens when young minds sit idle for two months.
 
Research shows that students typically score lower on standardized
tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests
at the beginning of summer vacation.”
  Scholastic recommends that
kids read at least six books over the summer to keep from “sliding.”

http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/articles/primer-on-summer-reading-loss.htm

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/developing-reading-skills/
three-ways-to-prevent-summer-slide

 

WHAT can you do to prevent “Summer Slide?”
Use your new MyLibraryNYC card to sign up for
New York State Summer Reading online at
www.summerreading.org or at any local branch library.
This year’s theme
FIZZ, BOOM, READ! celebrates science
with lots of great books and related activities
like weekly science experiments Fridays at the Glen Oaks library.
 

         AND

Keep reading Follett Shelf E-BOOKS from the MS 172 library online
anytime from any internet available device.

Go to https://wbb10285.follettshelf 

Username:  ms172
Password: student

        OR

Keep reading books from our MYON Library

http://www.myON.com    School name: 26Q172  

use your individual Username and Password

 

WHAT else?
Don’t forget to do your SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT.  You
can use your new MYLibraryNYC card to request that book and
have it sent to your local library for you to pick up.

Happy reading!   See you in September.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                     
School hours for all students are
8:00AM - 2:20PM - Monday through Friday     


 HALLOWEEN DANCE OCTOBER 31ST 6:30-8:30PM

 BLACK AND ORANGE SPIRIT DAY OCTOBER 31ST