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********SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:10AM AND ENDS AT 3:00PM ******APRIL 2014**********CONGRATULATIONS TO MS 172 STUDENT ASHNEEL DAS WHO WON THE QUEENS BOROUGH SPELLING BEE****CONGRATULATIONS TO RUSHABH MEHTA WHO WON THE CITYWIDE P.S. ART 2014 CONTEST FOR HIS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PICTURE *********THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH - 3RD REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION *****FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH - MS 172 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1/2 DAY - STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 11:40AM ****SPRING RECESS MONDAY, APRIL 14TH THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND - STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD ****PTA MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD ****THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH - FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT 7:00PM *****FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH - PTA BOOK CLUB HISTORICAL FIGURES SPIRIT DAY ****WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH NEW YORK STATE MATH TESTS , THURSDAY, MAY 1ST AND FRIDAY, MAY 2ND ****** ******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 SCH OOL 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 8:10am every morning; the late bell rings at 8:15.  Absence and lateness are reported on the high school application.
Please remember, 90% attendance is a promotional criterion.

Student Handbook - 2013-2014

April 2014
April 2014 Calendar


Dear Parents/Guardians:

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 in which students demonstrated their knowledge and science skills, - and the color green ruled for our Luck O’ the Irish Spirit Day. The PTA had a most entertaining and delicious International Night with our talented students presenting their cultures in a variety of ways and then all attendees sharing in foods from around the world.

We begin April with the NYS ELA Test on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-3. Parents can support their children’s efforts by making sure they have a good night’s sleep before each test day and a healthy breakfast each morning. It is extremely important that students arrive on time (8:10am) on test days. The NYS Math Test will begin on Wednesday, April 30 and continue through May 2 (for all students except grade 8 SP who will be taking the two Integrated Algebra Regents in June.)

The third report card will be distributed on Thursday, April 10. Please review your child’s grades and discuss his/her progress and conduct to encourage your child to continue to work to achieve at high levels. Signed report cards are  due on Friday, April 11.

Spring Recess will take place from Monday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 22, with students returning to school on Wednesday, April 23. There will be another week of instruction before the NYS Math Test, so it most important that students return when school re-opens.

The April PTA meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm. Nominations for PTA officers for the 2014-2015 school year will take place at this meeting. PTA Elections will take place at the May 21st PTA meeting.

With warm weather hopefully occurring soon, we will be 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.


Sincerely                                                               Save the Date: April 24th 7PM
Jeffrey D. Slivko,  Principal                                            Fitness Night

                                        


   

Upcoming TEST DATES:

 

·            NYS ELA Test -April 1-3 (All students)

·            NYS Math Test – April 30-May 2 (All students except grade 8 SP)

·            NYSESLAT (for ESL students) April -May (Speaking, Reading,

      Writing & Listening on various dates)

·            Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Performance)- May 21

·            Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Written)- June 2

·            NYS Regents Integrated Algebra Examinations (grade 8 SP)- June 3 & 20

·            NYS Regents Earth Science Examination (grade 8 SP)–June 19

·            NYC Foreign Language Proficiency Exam- June 23

                            


   

      

                                                          

                        

Information about Common Core Curriculum and Assessments at
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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.

             

                                 




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 YEAR 2013-2014

                         

                   FROM THE PTA............

 PTA Officers for 2013-2014

Co-Presidents:  Barbara Dorcean and Darlene Guglielmetti
Treasurer:  Pat Kaiser
Recording Secretary:  Lisa Benevento
Membership VP:  Susan Fernandez
Corresponding Secretary:  Hillary Fabian 

PTA Meetings for 2013-2014



April 23, 2014
May 21, 2014



 



                                                   


 

 




 

                          

 





Irwin Altman Upcoming Events

May 15th - Spring Festival
May 16th - Senior Trip

  

     






 

 

                                     
                      





    







 



                                

        

         

Stop and Shop Form - please click   

Irwin Altman Middle School 172          81-14 257th Street
Floral Park, NY  11004 718-831-4000

Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal  
Assistant Principals: Thomas Scarpinato, Cindy Kaplan- Manion, Maureen Rodriguez

              

    You must register your number each year  

Dear Parents:

HELP EARN CASH FOR MS 172 THROUGH STOP&SHOP A+ BONUS BUCKS PROGRAM. It’s easy.

Shop with your Stop and Shop card. You buy food for your family and your school family benefits!  

THANKS TO YOU WE RAISED ALMOST $800 LAST YEAR. OUR GOALTHIS YEAR IS $1000.
All you have to do to register your card is:
Write the 13 digit number (all the numbers on the back) of your Stop and Shop Card below and send it back to Debbie Hochrad, the Parent Coordinator. She will register you.  It is that simple!!

Track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program.
The money can be used for any of our school’s educational needs.

 We need your support!!
      Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same.  It could mean the world to our children.
Any questions, call Debbie Hochrad, Parent Coordinator at 718-831-4000 press 1

-------------------Tear off here and return as soon as possible---------------------

Ms. Hochrad, Please register our Stop & Shop Card

Name of Registered Card Holder (print) First and Last Name: 

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13 numbers on back of the card: first 2 numbers on the left, 10 over scan bar and 1 number on the right

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     Add family and friends names and numbers on the back of the tear off