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******SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:00AM AND ENDS AT 2:20PM************ MAY 2016 *****MONDAY, MAY30TH - MEMORIAL DAY - SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED *****STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD OFFICE 2016, OFFICE FOR MAC 2016 AND THE OFFICE 365 MOBILE APPS AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS 10 TABLETS, iPHONE, iPAD AND ANDROID DEVICES. ALL OF THESE ARE PART OF MICROSOFT'S OFFICE 365 EDUCATION OFFERING AND AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM THE WEBSITE https://studentoffice.net/. THERE IS NO COST TO YOU FOR UP TO FIVE (5) DOWNLOADS ON THEIR PERSONAL COMPUTERS, WINDOWS OR MAC, UP TO FIVE(5) TABLETS AND UP TO FIVE (5) PHONES. (SEE PRESS RELEASE BELOW ) *********

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 
Ms. Mary Alarcon, Assistant Principal
Mr. Myles Nash, Assistant Principal 
Ms. Maritza Soto, Assistant Principal

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 School starts promptly at 8:00 am every morning.  
Absence and lateness are reported on the high school application.
Please remember, 90% attendance is a promotional criterion. 

LION KING JR. PERFORMANCES WERE INCREDIBLE - BOTH PERFORMANCES WERE SOLD OUT!   
             
                   

SAVE THE DATESPRING ARTS FESTIVAL  -
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016.
PLEASE JOIN US AND WALK THROUGH OUR ART GALLERY WHICH INCLUDES BEAUTIFUL ART WORK AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FROM OUR STUDENTS.  ALSO A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE FROM OUR TALENTED BAND AND CHORUS.
                                                         
                                                                             
                                                                                                     

May 2016                                                                              

Dear Parents:                                                           

With great pleasure, I would like to announce that Ms. Maritza Soto has been appointed as Assistant Principal at Irwin Altman MS 172. Ms. Soto has been serving as Interim Acting Assistant Principal since September, leading the 6th grade and supervising ELA, Social Studies and English as a New Language.  We congratulate Ms. Soto on her appointment. 

 

Testing Update:

·         All NYS ELA and Math Testing and make-ups have been completed.  Schools will receive notification in early June for students who MET PROMOTIONAL CRITERIA and DID NOT MEET PROMOTIONAL CRITERIA for State tests toward making multiple criteria promotional decisions, which will include test scores, classwork, class test grades and marking period grades.  Students who are failing ELA, Math, SS or Science and/or receive a DID NOT MEET PROMOTIONAL CRITERIA on the NYS ELA/Math Tests will need a portfolio of standards-based performance work from this past school year to be considered for promotion.  Please see your child’s Assistant Principal if you have any questions in this matter.

·         Grade 8 non-SP students will be taking the NYS Intermediate Science Test (Performance) on May 25 and the written portion on June 6.  After school AIS classes for grade 8 Science will begin on Wednesday, May 11 and will continue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2:25-3:55pm through June 1.  Letters for students who are mandated to attend AIS Science classes will be sent home on Monday, May 2.

·         Grade 8 SP students will be taking the Regents Living Environment Test on Wednesday, June 15 and the Regents Common Core Integrated Algebra Test on Thursday, June 16.  After school and Saturday review classes for Living Environment Science and after school review classes for Common Core Integrated Algebra will take place in May and early June, starting May 11.  A separate letter will be sent home about these classes.

·         Eligible Grade 8 students (SP and non-SP) will be taking the NYC Foreign Language Proficiency Exam on Monday, June 20.

Have you bought your ticket for this year’s MS 172 show-The Lion King Jr.? Ms. Mintzes, Mr. Mardirossian and an amazing cast of Altman students are preparing a production of this musical which will rival this long-running show on Broadway.  There will be an evening performance on Friday, May 13 at 7:00pm and a matinee on Saturday, May 14 at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10 at the door. (Get your tickets early before we sell out-and save some money.)

The May PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00pm.  PTA Elections will take place at this meeting, including nominations from the floor for vacant positions.  Please plan to be there and have your voice heard.

The Irwin Altman MS 172 Evening of Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00pm. Honorees will be notified by letter the second week of May.

Our Spring Arts Festival will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30 for the Art Show.) Our Art, Music, and Chorus teachers and their students will be presenting an evening of cultural experiences that will highlight our students’ talents.  Tickets will be on sale for $5.00.  Proceeds from this event support the Arts Department.

A few housekeeping notes: With the warm weather approaching, students are allowed to carry and use water bottles in the classroom in accordance with their teachers’ guidelines. For safety reasons water bottles may not be used during passing from one class to another.  Also-please review the dress code (in the Parent/Student handbook) and assist your children in making appropriate clothing choices for school.  We must also request that students NOT wear open-toe shoes or flip-flops as these present a hazard in crowded hallways. Additionally, with concern for students who have asthma or allergies, body sprays are not allowed to be used in classrooms.  Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.

Please help us keep your children safe. If you drop your child off in the morning, you must do so only on the school side of the street. (Students crossing mid-block are in extreme danger.)  Do not make a U-turn on the school block-if the amount of traffic is a hindrance you to, please drop your child off on 81st or 82nd Avenues or on 256 Street.  And, as has been our practice for 10 years-there is no car traffic on 257th Street from 2:30-3:15pm due to our large number of busses. Also-do not double park or park in crosswalks on 81st avenue and obey the STOP signs.  And finally: DRIVE SLOWLY when driving anywhere near the school.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal






Save the Dates:

 

 

Thursday, May 25 at 7pm     for the

2016 Spring Arts Festival


 




 

 

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