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
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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.
At this time of year of giving thanks –and presents, of sharing time with family and friends and reflecting on another year gone by, I would like to express my appreciation to the MS 172 community for its ongoing generosity and caring. I would like to thank all of our students, families and staff for their contributions to the Penny Harvest Drive and to Ms. McCarthy, Ms. Palazzolo and the Penny Ambassadors for their work for those in need. Our Penny Harvest Drive ends on November 26; the monies collected will go to a variety of charities chosen by the Penny Ambassadors. Additionally, the S.O., under the supervision of Mr. Sasso, will be continuing our annual City Harvest Food Drive through December 19th. Please be generous in your donations of boxed or canned food items for this charitable effort. And thanks to those who participated in the PTA Fall Fundraiser with those funds going to support all classrooms and the after school Talented and Gifted (TAG,) program.
Here at MS 172, the holiday season is upon us and we look forward to the month of December as it brings activities and occasions to celebrate in the MS 172 school community. Our Winter Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 9 at 7pm. Tickets ($5.00) are on sale. The program will feature musical and dramatic presentations from the wonderfully talented students in Mr. Cuoccio’s, Mr. Mardirossian’s and Ms. Mintzes’ classes. The auditorium will be festooned with decorations from Ms. McAllister’s and Ms. Krumholz’s classes.
Our AIS classes to support students in ELA and Math are going full steam with classes after school Wednesday and Thursday from 2:25-3:35pm (1 session) and Saturday morning from 8:30am-1:00pm. If your child was scheduled for an AIS class, please make sure he/she attends every session. Our afterschool TAG enrichment classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, December 3 and will run after school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you have any additional questions about the TAG program, please call Mr. Scarpinato.
The December PTA meeting will take place on Monday, December 15 at 7:00pm and will, as always, feature our Rising Star Awards presentations. The PTA will also be holding another bake sale on Friday, December 19. Please donate baked goods –and your time. Additionally, the PTA is again sponsoring a Holiday Store for students to purchase small gift items at lunchtime from December 15 through December 23. These PTA activities raise money to further support all classrooms and school programs.
The next meeting of the MS 172 Parent Book Club will take place on Friday, December 19 from 8:30-10:00a.m. This ongoing event is sponsored by the UFT. Please contact Debbie Hochrad, Parent Coordinator if you are interested in attending. MS 172 supports reading for students and parents.
As the weather turns colder and more parents drive their children to school, I must remind parents about driving and traffic safety around the school. 257th Street is one-way (south) during arrival (7:30-8:00am,) and is closed to cars at dismissal (2:00-2:45pm.) Please pick up your children at least one block from the school. The congestion caused by the large number of cars presents a hazard to children crossing the streets at the corners of the school block. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of all of our students. Also- please remember – there are 4-way STOP signs on 81st and 82nd Avenues at the corners of 257 Street, as well as the STOP signs on 256th at 81st and 82nd Avenues. STOP signs do mean come to a complete stop! Every child’s safety is every parent’s responsibility!
I would like to wish all of our MS 172 families a most enjoyable holiday season and a very happy and healthy New Year. (Students return to school on Monday, January 5.)
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
December 2014 Calendar
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.
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:
Next Meetings : January 14, 2015, February 11, 2015
School hours for all students are
8:00AM - 2:20PM - Monday through Friday
WINTER CONCERT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS - THE AUDITORIUM WAS PACKED WITH FAMILIES/FRIENDS AND STAFF. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THIS WONDERFUL CONCERT!!
PTA HOLIDAY STORE - Open during all lunch periods from December 15th through December 23rd.
PTA Bake Sale - December 19th