From The Principal



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Dear I.S. 131 School Community,

Welcome to May! We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for assisting us in ensuring that our students are Polite, Prepared, and Punctual! Our students sat for the NYS ELA Exam in April and the NYS Math Exam during the first week in May and we were proud of their commitment to do their best. We have you, the parents and guardians, to thank for working with us in preparing your children for the rigors of these exams.

Even though these State Exams are completed, the school year is not. We need to work together to remind our students that there is still “learning going on” as well as assessments. Soon, our students will be taking their 3rd round of the DRP exam which will measure your child’s reading level growth from September. During the month of May, all our students will be assessed in Mathematics through NTE. Our 8th Grade students are preparing for their NYS Science Exam and our ELL students will be participating in the NYSESLAT Exam.

We will be holding year-end assessments in all subject areas during the month of June.

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.

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 third-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 7 & 8 – Mr. C. Acevedo - ext. 116

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

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. School is in session for students and their dismissal will be at 2:30 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, all students should be reading for 30 minutes each night. So, if your child states that they do not have any homework, please ask them about their reading. Please check weekly to see the progress of your child and to contact any teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

At IS 131, our focus is to ensure that our students are College & Career Ready. Our students will be participating in Career Day on May 16th. We are asking our students to dress in the attire of the career that they would like to pursue.

We always enjoy celebrating the achievements of our students!

Remember this is a partnership between you, your child, and the school. When we work together, there is nothing that your child can’t accomplish!

Dates to Remember!

Date Day Event

May 9, 2018--> Wednesday Honor Roll Assembly - 9 am

May 9, 2018--> Wednesday Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

May 16, 2018--> Wednesday Career Day

May 28, 2018--> Monday Memorial Day – No School

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 on May 9th for our Parent-Teacher Conferences!

School Play


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

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 

Parent Coordinator

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