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******SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:00AM AND ENDS AT 2:20PM ******APRIL 2015******ORDER YOUR MS 172 HOODIE TODAY - FLYER IS BELOW - CLICK ON THE WORD HOODIE AND THE ORDER FORM WILL PRINT ******TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE SHOW ALADDIN JR. - THE TICKETS ARE $7.00 FOR THE SHOW ON EITHER MAY 14TH OR MAY 15TH - TICKETS AT THE DOOR ON THE DAYS OF THE SHOW WILL BE $10.00*****CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DEBATE TEAM - WE WON 1ST PLACE FOR SPEAKER, 1ST PLACE FOR TEAM, 1ST PLACE FOR SCHOOL, 1ST PLACE COACH - ROBYN KLEBANOW *******MAY 2015 *****WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH - MIDDLE SCHOOL READINESS NIGHT FOR 5TH 6TH AND 7TH GRADE STUDENTS- 5:30PM-8:00PM***** TUESDAY, MAY 12TH - FAMILY FITNESS *****MAY 14TH AND MAY 15TH - ALADDIN JR. SHOW *****MONDAY, MAY 25TH - MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL *****TUESDAY, MAY 26TH - ARTS FESTIVAL INCLUDING THE CHORUS, THE BAND AND THE DISPLAY OF STUDENTS ART AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS ***** 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 
Ms. Mary Alarcon, Assistant Principal

New York Citizenship Information
 
                   
Notify NYC- To Sign Up For Emergency Updates      
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. 

April 2015

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:           Have a most enjoyable Spring Recess

 

March was an event-filled month in which we celebrated student achievement at the Honors Dessert, the Science Department held a very well-attended Science Fair where students demonstrated their knowledge and science skills, and the color green ruled for our Luck O’ the Irish Spirit Day. MS 172’s diversity was again highlighted at the PTA’s International Night which featured student performances and ethnic food delights. Those who attended were most pleased by our multicultural offerings. The PTA also held another successful bake sale and Hoodie Day was the culmination of another PTA fundraiser. MS 172 is indeed fortunate to have an active and caring Parent Teacher Association.

We are also proud of our MS 172 Debate Team which won top recognition in the 2nd Queens Debate Tournament on Saturday, March 21, with our students placing first for individual speaker, for team and for the school. This followed our third place school win in January.  Our magnificent trophies are on display in the office along with the team photograph and our team winners’ names. 

  
The April PTA meeting will take place on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm. Nominations for PTA officers for the 2015-2016 school year will take place at this meeting.  PTA Elections will take place at the May 20th PTA meeting. The PTA will be holding another fundraiser fun evening at Baja Fresh in the Lake Success shopping  center on Friday evening, April 24 from 5:30-8:30pm.                                                                    
                                  
                                                                                       
With warm weather hopefully occurring soon, we are reminding students during morning and cafeteria announcements about the student dress code developed in accordance with the New York State Education Department to provide students with an environment conducive to learning. You are reminded of the following that is included in the MS 172 Parent / Student Handbook:  
 

No provocative or suggestive clothing shall be worn in school. Inappropriate clothing includes: beach wear, short shorts, tube tops, spaghetti straps, halters, see-through tops, tank tops, midriff tops, clothing with inappropriate language or graphics, flip-flops and other open-toe sandals. Expensive jewelry is discouraged as are large hoop earrings (for safety.)

Thank you to all parents for your cooperation and assistance in providing our students with a safe arrival and dismissal from the school building. 257th Street remains closed to traffic northbound from 7:45-8:15 am and to all cars from 2:30-3:15pm due to the large number of busses that pick-up students at dismissal from the front of the building. Please do not double-park on 81st Avenue – backed up traffic due to cars blocking the street creates a hazard for our children. Also- please do not make U-turns on 257 Street in the morning. If you want to avoid the delayed traffic on 257 Street, please drop-off your child on 81st or 82nd Avenues or on 256 Street. Remember: Every child’s safety is everyone’s responsibility.





Tuesday, May 12 for MS172 Fitness Night

Thursday and Friday, May 14 & 15 for ALADDIN JR.
MS 172's 2015 school show

Tuesday, May 26 for the 2015 Spring Arts Festival



Very truly your,
Jeffrey D. Slivko
Principal

                   Upcoming TEST DATES:

 

·            NYS ELA Test April 14-16 (All students)
·            NYS Math Test – April 22-24 (All students)
·            NYSESLAT (for ESL students) April -May (Speaking, Reading,
          Writing & Listening on various dates)
·            Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Performance)- May 22
·            Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Written)- June 1
·            NYS Living Environment  Examination (grade 8 SP)–June 16 (12:15pm)
·            NYS Regents Common Core Algebra Examination (grade 8 SP)- June 17 (12:15pm)
·            NYC Foreign Language Proficiency Exam- June 22

 



                      

 

                                 THE DEBATE TEAM WINNERS!


 

                      
      
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

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




 

 

 

 

 

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





 SAVE THE DATE ALADDIN MAY 14TH AND MAY 15TH!  





 

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