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******SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:00AM AND ENDS AT 2:20PM ************DECEMBER 2014*******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 FOR YOUR ORDER *****MONDAY, DECEMBER 15TH - PTA HOLIDAY STORE OPEN DURING LUNCH PERIODS****TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH - HOLIDAY STORE OPEN DURING LUNCH PERIODS *****WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH - PTA HOLIDAY STORE OPEN DURING LUNCH PERIODS *****THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH - PTA HOLIDAY STORE OPEN DURING LUNCH PERIODS ****FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19TH - PTA BOOK CLUB 8:30-10:00AM - PTA BAKE SALE - LAST DAY CITY HARVEST *****MONDAY, DECEMBER 22ND - PTA HOLIDAY STORE OPEN DURING LUNCH PERIODS ****TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23RD - PTA HOLIDAY STORE OPEN DURING LUNCH PERIODS ****WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH WINTER RECESS SCHOOL IS CLOSED - HAPPY HOLIDAYS - SCHOOL REOPENS JANUARY 5TH ********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.

December 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

At this time of year of giving thanks –and presents, of sharing time with family and friends and reflecting on another year gone by, I would like to express my appreciation to the MS 172 community for its ongoing generosity and caring. I would like to thank all of our students, families and staff for their contributions to the Penny Harvest Drive and to Ms. McCarthy, Ms. Palazzolo and the Penny Ambassadors for their work for those in need. Our Penny Harvest Drive ends on November 26; the monies collected will go to a variety of charities chosen by the Penny Ambassadors. Additionally, the S.O., under the supervision of Mr. Sasso, will be continuing our annual City Harvest Food Drive through December 19th. Please be generous in your donations of boxed or canned food items for this charitable effort. And thanks to those who participated in the PTA Fall Fundraiser with those funds going to support all classrooms and the after school Talented and Gifted (TAG,) program.

Here at MS 172, the holiday season is upon us and we look forward to the month of December as it brings activities and occasions to celebrate in the MS 172 school community. Our Winter Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 9 at 7pm. Tickets ($5.00) are on sale. The program will feature musical and dramatic presentations from the wonderfully talented students in Mr. Cuoccio’s, Mr. Mardirossian’s and Ms. Mintzes’ classes. The auditorium will be festooned with decorations from Ms. McAllister’s and Ms. Krumholz’s classes.

Our AIS classes to support students in ELA and Math are going full steam with classes after school Wednesday and Thursday from 2:25-3:35pm (1 session) and Saturday morning from 8:30am-1:00pm. If your child was scheduled for an AIS class, please make sure he/she attends every session. Our afterschool TAG enrichment classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, December 3 and will run after school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you have any additional questions about the TAG program, please call Mr. Scarpinato.

The December PTA meeting will take place on Monday, December 15 at 7:00pm and will, as always, feature our Rising Star Awards presentations. The PTA will also be holding another bake sale on Friday, December 19. Please donate baked goods –and your time. Additionally, the PTA is again sponsoring a Holiday Store for students to purchase small gift items at lunchtime from December 15 through December 23. These PTA activities raise money to further support all classrooms and school programs.

The next meeting of the MS 172 Parent Book Club will take place on Friday, December 19 from 8:30-10:00a.m. This ongoing event is sponsored by the UFT. Please contact Debbie Hochrad, Parent Coordinator if you are interested in attending. MS 172 supports reading for students and parents.

As the weather turns colder and more parents drive their children to school, I must remind parents about driving and traffic safety around the school. 257th Street is one-way (south) during arrival (7:30-8:00am,) and is closed to cars at dismissal (2:00-2:45pm.) Please pick up your children at least one block from the school. The congestion caused by the large number of cars presents a hazard to children crossing the streets at the corners of the school block. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of all of our students. Also- please remember – there are 4-way STOP signs on 81st and 82nd Avenues at the corners of 257 Street, as well as the STOP signs on 256th at 81st and 82nd Avenues. STOP signs do mean come to a complete stop! Every child’s safety is every parent’s responsibility!

I would like to wish all of our MS 172 families a most enjoyable holiday season and a very happy and healthy New Year. (Students return to school on Monday, January 5.)

Sincerely,

Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal


December 2014 Calendar


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.



                                                     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


Next Meetings : January 14, 2015, February 11, 2015




 

 

 

 

 

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



 WINTER CONCERT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS - THE AUDITORIUM WAS PACKED WITH FAMILIES/FRIENDS AND STAFF.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THIS WONDERFUL CONCERT!! 

PTA HOLIDAY STORE - Open during all lunch periods from December 15th through December 23rd.

PTA Bake Sale - December 19th





 

 

 






  








 

 

                                     
                      





    







 



 

                                

        

         

 

                                                                    


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