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******SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:00AM AND ENDS AT 2:20PM************ APRIL 2016 *****MONDAY, APRIL 4TH - TICKETS FOR THE LION KING JR. ON SALE ******FRIDAY, APRIL 22 - PTA BAKE SALE AND SPECIAL EDUCATION DANCE FESTIVAL *****APRIL 25TH -APRIL 29TH - SPRING RECESS - SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED****SCHOOL REOPENS MAY 2ND - HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK!*******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 I.A.

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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. 

                   SAVE THE DATE - LION KING JR. PERFORMANCE  
             FRIDAY, MAY 13TH-7:00PM  &  SATURDAY, MAY 14TH-2:00PM
                           TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 4TH. 
                   

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.
                                                         
                                                                             
                                                                                                     

  April 2016                                                                              

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 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. 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 again won top recognition in the 4th  Queens Debate Tournament on Saturday, March 19, with one of our students placing first for individual speaker. Our Altman Debaters will compete again in May and will surely again be bringing home medals and trophies.

 

The April PTA meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00pm. Nominations for PTA officers for the 2016-2017 school year will take place at this meeting. PTA Elections will take place at the May 19th PTA meeting. The PTA will be holding another fundraiser fun evening at Panera in the Stop and Shop shopping center on Thursday evening, April 7 from 4:00-8:00pm.


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 2:00-2:30pm 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,

Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal

Have a most enjoyable Spring Recess

(April 23-May 1; students return May 2)




Upcoming TEST DATES:

 

·          NYS ELA Test April 5-7 (All students except ELLs who are Exempt)

·          NYS Math Test – April 13-15 (All Grade 6 & 7 students, non-SP Grade 8 students)

·          NYSESLAT (for ESL students) April -May (Speaking, Reading, Writing & Listening on various dates)

·          Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Performance)- May 25

·          Grade 8 (non-SP) NYS Intermediate Science Test (Written)- June 6

·          NYS Living Environment  Examination (grade 8 SP)–June 15

·          NYS Regents Common Core Algebra Examination (grade 8 SP)- June 16

·          NYC Foreign Language Proficiency Exam- June 20



 

MS 172 will once again be hosting ELA and Math Test scoring in our gym from April 9- May 1. Gym classes (weather permitting) will take place out doors and /or in  the auditorium. Parking near 172 will be challenging with additional personnel in the building during scoring, so arrive early for the April 12 PTA meeting at 7:00pm.



Save the Dates:

 

Friday, May 13 at 7pm and Saturday, May 14 at 2pm

 for

The Lion King Jr.

 

MS 172’s 2016 school show

 

Thursday, May 25 at 7pm     for the

2016 Spring Arts Festival


 




 

 

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