From The Principal






Dear I.S. 131 School Community,

Welcome to the third quarter!  We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for assisting us in ensuring that our students are Polite, Prepared, and Punctual!  This is also the time that you will be informed, via letter, if your child has Promotion In Doubt (PID).  This letter is to inform you of your child’s progress thus far this year.  As the letter indicates that there is a “doubt” but it is not a certainty.   With all of us working together we can erase the “doubt”.  Remember to contact your child’s teacher via or set up an appointment during our Tuesday Engagement session if you have any questions or concerns.  By Thursday, February 15th, 2017, your child will be given their report card for the second marking period as well as Promotion in Doubt letters if there are any concerns. 

Our job at I.S. 131 is to work with our parents and guardians for the benefit of our children.  We hope at this time that you have been able to review your child’s second quarter report card and have contacted your child’s teachers if you have any concerns.  Remember, open communication is key in assisting your child academically.  We would like to remind you that our teachers are available through,, as well as during our Family Engagement time on Tuesday afternoons from 3:10 pm – 3:45 pm.  If you are experiencing any difficulties with logging into the various websites or would like assistance with scheduling an appointment, please contact the Grade Assistant Principal for assistance.

 Grade 8 – Ms. F. Piccone – ext. 104

 Grade 7 – Mr. C. Acevedo - ext. 116

 Grade 6 – Ms. E. Moro-Sullivan – ext. 236

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.   Students will be dismissed at 11:30 am.    The afternoon session will be held from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, while the evening session will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Remember, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your child and their teacher to discuss their academic progress as well as to voice any concerns.  Remember, our staff is always available through our communication system or if you would like to set up an appointment to meet to discuss your child. 

We are pleased to offer additional academic support through our Wednesday & Thursday Math Prep and Friday ELA Prep from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm as well as our Saturday Academy which takes place from 9:00 to 12:00. 

All applications for our various programs are available in our Main Office for pick up or you may request us to send it home with your child.

Remember, all students should be reading for 30 minutes each night and should log this information every day on their Reading Tracker sheet.  All students receive weekly homework packets in their major subjects.  So, if your child states that they do not have any homework, please ask them about their reading as well as their homework packets.  Please check weekly to see the progress of your child and to contact any teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Coming soon:




February 8th


Honor Roll Assembly – 9 am

February 13th & 14th

Tuesday - Thursday

ELA Simulation Exam

By February 15th



Report Cards distributed to students

February  16th – 23rd

Friday through


Midwinter Recess (schools closed -students return to school on Monday, February 26, 2018)

March 6th


Parent Teacher Conference

Day 12:30-2:30 & Evening 4:30-7:30

March 30th – April 6th

Friday - Friday

Spring Recess (schools closed - Students return to school on Monday, April 9, 2018).

April 11th & 12th

Wednesday- Thursday


May 1st – 3rd

Tuesday- Wednesday


May 9th


Evening Conference – 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

May 28th


Memorial Day Observed (schools closed)

June 7th


Chancellor’s Conference Day - Students will not be in attendance.

June 11th


Clerical Day – Students will not be in attendance.

June 15th


Eid al-Fitr (schools closed)

June 26th



Early Dismissal- 11:30 am

Remember to check our websites weekly for other events such as our “Breakfast with the Principal and Parent Coordinator” and our weekly workshops offered by our Parent Association as well as our Parent Coordinator, Ms. B. Rivera.  Please contact Ms. B. Rivera, at extension 110, if you would like additional information.

Thank you for being a positive part of our I.S. 131 school community.  We look forward to seeing you soon! 


Ms. Monique Mason



We are committed to improving the skills of all the members of our learning community.  Every student at I.S. 131 has access to iReady which is specifically designed to improve ELA and Math skills for every grade level.  Click the iReady link below to visit the web site to learn more.  Students can use any device to connect to their account.  Visit the Play Store for Android or the App Store for iPhone/iPad users and search for iReady.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Fischetto at


I.S. 131 Core Values


Accountable for ones actions

Supporting members of the community to be the best they can be

Holding high expectations for oneself as well as all members of the community


To regard the feelings, wishes and rights of others before responding.


Assist in creating a risk free environment that leads to open discussions and dialogue

Building relationships to support personal and academic growth


When faced with challenges you don't give up!  Seek support from a member of the school community in order to achieve mastery.


Focus on what can be and not what can't be in order to achieve your goals.

School Leadership Team Meeting Schedule

--The 2017-2018 School Leadership Team Schedule will be arriving shortly--

Stay Tuned...


Coach Eddie's Corner

Parent Coordinator

Please visit our amazing parent coordinator on her Facebook page in order to stay connected with the I.S. 131 community


College Access For All

We are very excited to have the College Access For All initiative in our school this year!  Our students are learning all about college and what it takes to get there and be successful.  From campus life to scholarships- They will learn it all.  Listed below are the upcoming dates for the workshops as well as the trips we will be going on.

College Access Workshops


What Is college?


Myth busting ex. College vs universities


Resume Writing 


Sport Preparation



College access week kick-off assembly


November 8, 2017

Bronx Community College

December 12, 2017



ASPIRA After School Program

Check out our ASPIRA calendar so you are aware of our upcoming events.

 Calender to parents 2017-2018.docx