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******SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:00AM AND ENDS AT 2:20PM ************JANUARY 2015**********ORDER YOUR MS 172 HOODIE TODAY - HOODIE DAY IS MARCH 13TH - FLYER IS BELOW - CLICK ON THE WORD HOODIE AND THE ORDER FORM WILL PRINT OUT ****WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH - COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH THE PRINCIPAL 8:15AM - 2ND REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTED ******THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH - SIGNED REPORT CARDS ARE DUE ******FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH - SUPERBOWL/SPORTS SPIRIT DAY - WEAR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM'S JERSEY/COLORS ****** *****FEBRUARY 2015 ****** FEBRUARY 13TH RED AND PINK SPIRIT DAY AND THE VALENTINES DANCE FROM 2:20 TO 4:30PM ******FEBRUARY 16-20 - MID-WINTER RECESS **** 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                        
    
  


 
                   
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. 
                                                                                                               

                                                                               Happy New Year!   

January 2015        

Dear Parents/Guardians:    

     

January is named after the Greek god, Janus, a god with two heads- one to look back and another to look forward. As the beginning of the New Year, January is a time to bring from the past all that is right and good and to give to the future the best that we have to offer.

I am pleased to share with the MS 172 community that the MS 172 Student Organization once again collected food items (over 1000 pounds,) for the City Harvest Food Drive and has also collected gifts for the Toys for Tots campaign. Additionally, students who served as Penny Ambassadors during our Penny Harvest Drive are conferring to choose the charity that will receive the donated monies. We are all proud that this community shares the spirit of giving at this time and throughout the year.

The after school and Saturday AIS classes in English Language Arts and Math which began in November, will continue through April until just before the NYS ELA and Math tests.  Please consult the calendar on the AIS letter you received for the specific dates for each class.  As these classes provide additional support for students toward meeting the ELA and Math standards, it is important that students attend all scheduled classes.

Does your child go on-line to use iReady ELA and iReady Math or myON Reading (over 5000 free e-books)? If not – contact your child’s ELA or Math teacher or our Parent Coordinator Ms. Hochrad.

Our TAG program, which started in December, provides enrichment for MS 172 students through classes in Digital Photography, Guitar, Criminal Justice, Mock Trial, Chess, Piano/Keyboard, Bookmaking, Chemistry in Food, Dance, Global Friendship through Space Exploration, Mock Trial and the Stock Market Game. The CHAMPS Fitness program, SAYA! Girls Leadership and the AGAPE Debate League. Additionally, later in January auditions and then rehearsals will be held for the 2015 school show, Aladdin, which will take place on May 14 and 15 (SAVE THE DATE!)  

Our picture make-up day will take place on January 9. Students who were absent for pictures in November or who wish to have their pictures redone, will have this additional opportunity to take individual pictures. Class pictures will not be redone.

School starts at 8:00 a.m. With the winter inclement weather, please allow extra time to get your child to school on time, which means leaving home a little earlier. Lateness is reported on your child’s academic record and on the high school application. I also want to remind parents who drive their children to school that we must all be mindful of traffic safety – children and adults. Only southbound traffic is allowed on 257th Street during arrival in the morning and NO cars are allowed on 257 Street at dismissal in the afternoon for the safety of students. Additionally, students may NEVER cross between school buses at dismissal, even if accompanied by a parent- it is just too dangerous!

The January PTA meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 14 at 7pm. As at every PTA meeting, students who have been selected to be Irwin Altman Rising Stars will be honored (for December for Citizenship.)  The PTA Book Club, now in its third year, will meet again on January 23 at 8:30am. There will be an Open House with Chancellor Carmen Farina on Thursday, January 15 from 6:00-7:00pm at MS 67 (51-60 Marathon Parkway.)

                         

Sincerely, 
Jeffrey
D. Slivko, Principal

Please note that the February Mid-Winter Recess is February 16-20. The Spring Recess will be Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12 (return to school on Monday, April 13.)

Please plan any vacations around the school calendar so that your children do not miss any instructional days.

The NYS Tests in ELA and Math for ALL students will take place as follows:

                ELA: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 14, 15 & 16

                Math: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 22, 23, 24



 


                                                     































                                 
MS172 Hoodies are back! Check below to print out this form
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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


Next PTA Meetings : January 14, 2015 AT 7:00PM, February 11, 2015




 

 

 

 

 

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

JANUARY 30TH - SUPER BOWL/SPORTS SPIRIT DAY - WEAR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM'S JERSEY/COLORS  


February 13th - Red and Pink Spirit Day/Valentine's Dance 2:20-4:30pm 

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





 

 

 






  








 

 

                                     
                      





    







 



 

                                

        

         

 

                                                                    


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