From The Principal



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. On Wednesday, May 10th 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. 262

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


Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 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 and should log this information every day on their Reading Tracker sheet. 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 17th. 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! Our next Incentive event will be our Spring Ice Cream Social & Bingo on Wednesday, May 17th at 3 pm.


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!




May 17, 2017


Career Day

May 17, 2017


Ice Cream Social & Bingo 3 pm

May 18, 2017


Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

May 25, 2017


Yankee Day – 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students

May 29, 2017


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 17th for our Parent-Teacher Conferences!





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


2016 - 2017 

September 26, 2016

November 21, 2016

December 12, 2016

January 23, 2017

February 27, 2017

March 20, 2017

April 24, 2017

May 22, 2017

June 12, 2017

Senior Dues Information


The information you need for Senior Dues is attached below.  Please read through the information and if you have any questions feel free to contact the school.  

 pl senior dues info 2016-2017.doc 

 Senior Dues 2016-17 spanish.doc 








Holiday Hill Camp

June 14,2017

Non- Probation Students


Senior Awards

June 13, 2017

Academically Eligible


Graduation- Lehman HS

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM


June 20, 2017


Academically Eligible


Sr. Dues -NOW PAST DUE  $90.00

Senior Dance- Maestro’s

June 22, 2017

Non- Probation Students

$ 55.00




ASPIRA Calendar

Greetings from ASPIRA!  Here is our calendar so you are aware of our upcoming events.  Click the link below.