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******SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:00AM AND ENDS AT 2:20PM *****JULY 2014 **INCOMING 6TH GRADE, 7TH GRADE AND 8TH GRADE SUPPLY AND BOOK LISTS FOR SUMMER READING ARE LISTED BELOW ***** CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE GRADUATES AND THEIR FAMILIES ON THIS WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT! *****HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE SUMMER - SEE YOU ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 - SCHOOL HOURS ARE 8:00AM - 2:20PM FOR ALL STUDENTS******* 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. Cindy Kaplan-Manion, Assistant Principal                                
Ms. Maureen Rodriguez, Assistant Principal 
 
  


    
 
 
                   
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.

Student Handbook - 2013-2014

                                                        Many thanks and our great appreciation for
                                                        all of the support and assistance that 
                                                        the  MS172 PTA has provided for the
                                                        students, families and staff this past year and 
                                                        every year.  Special thanks to those PTA
                                                        Exec Board members who will be
                                                       "graduating" this year.

June 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is approaching rapidly.
Please keep this June 2014 calendar handy and refer to it often, as June is a very
busy month. Important dates to keep in mind for all students, including several days
with early dismissal are:

         Monday, June 2 – NYS Grade 8 Intermediate Science Test –written part- (for non-SP
                       students)- this is a full day of school
         Tuesday, June 3 – NYS Common Core Integrated Algebra Test- for grade 8 SP only-
        this is a ¼ day- all other students will be dismissed at 10:00am
 
          Irwin Altman Evening of Excellence* – 7:00- 8:30pm
         Wednesday, June 4 – Senior Prom – 6:30-9pm at Douglaston Manor (All parents
         must be at Douglaston Manor no later than 9:00pm to pick up their children)
         Thursday, June 5- Chancellor’s Conference Day-students do not attend
         Saturday, June 7 & 14 – Regents Earth Science Review- 9am-12pm in the MS 172 cafeteria
        (students must have returned permission slips for these sessions)
         Monday, June 9 - National Junior Honor Society Ceremony* – 9:15am with a reception to
         follow (as this is a clerical 1/2 day of school-all students will be dismissed at 11:40am
         Grade 6 Reading Field Test (this field test does not count toward students’ NYS ELA score)-
         date TBA 
          (*participating students have received invitations to these awards ceremony)
         June 18 – Graduation Graduates report to Colden Center at 8:30am; the ceremony
          begins at 9am sharp!

         Thursday, June 19  These are Regents/NYC Exam Days: Students in the 6th and 7th 
        Friday,     June 20   grades, and 8th grade not taking exam, will be dismissed at 10am.   
        Monday,   June 23                                                        

         Thursday, June 26 - Last day of school for all students; all students report at 8:10am
        and will be dismissed at 
11:40am- report cards (and grade 8 diplomas for graduating  
        students,) will be distributed at 11:40 am only

Students owing money for books or for their lunch account will not receive their
 report cards or diplomas until their account is settled.

 Summer school begins on Tuesday, July 1 and finishes Thursday, July 31
 (parents will be notified if their child will need to attend summer school
 the week of June 2. Summer school will be held at MS 158.
 
There will be a program for ELLs at MS 158 as well.

  Any attendance errors on report cards must be reported to the school
 no later than Friday, June 27- changes 
cannot be made after this date.
(Call Ms. Morrison at 718 831-4000, ext. 1330 between 8:30 and 10:00am)

 

For 8th grade - where applicable

         June 3 – Regents Common Core Integrated Algebra Exam (grade 8 SP) -
        students report to the auditorium at 9:45am
         June 19 -Regents Earth Science  Exam (Grade 8 SP)-
        students report to the auditorium at 11:45am
         June 20-  Regents Integrated Algebra Exam (Grade 8 SP students) -
        students report to the auditorium at 9:45am
         June 23– NYC Foreign Language (Spanish) Proficiency Exam
        (eligible Grade 8 students) - students report to the auditorium at 9:45am

 We have accomplished many things this year and wish to thank our parents, students
 and staff for their
cooperation, hard work and dedication to our school community.
To all our graduates and their families, we wish
you good luck in your future endeavors
and are confident that you will be successful in fulfilling your dreams.

May you all enjoy a wonderful, restful        Please note: the first day of school for the 2014-2015
summer vacation and we look forward        school year is
to many new and continued successes in          Thursday, September 4, 2014
the coming school year.                                All Grade 6 and 7 students have a summer reading
                                                                      assignment which will be distributed with report cards.
                                                                     

                                                                      The 2014 "Back-to-School-Night" and first PTA
                                                                      meeting for the 2014-2015 school year will take 
                                                                      place on Thursday, September 18, starting at  
                                                                      6:30pm.

Very truly yours,

Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal

 

                                                                    
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         

 

   

 

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.
Thank you for your cooperation.

             

                                 




                       
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                     


Last day of school is Thursday, June 26th
all students are dismissed at 11:40AM
First day of school for the 2014-2015
school year is Thursday, September 4th, 2014
with new school hours.
School hours for all students are
      
8:00AM - 2:20PM - Monday through Friday    


Save  the Date - Back to School Night and PTA
meeting - Thursday, September 18th 7:00-8:30PM.