From The Principal

  

Our year has begun and we have entered the month of October.  We are pleased to have your child as a member of our school community.   I would like to thank all of our parents and guardians who joined us for Meet the Teachers Night, which was held on Tuesday, September 26th  , to hear about the curriculum that is being taught to your children this year.  Remember, that we have Parent Engagement sessions every Tuesday where you may meet with your child’s teachers to discuss any areas of concern. 

We have been emphasizing the 3 P’s by commending those students who are polite, prepared, and punctual as well as our Core Values that are described in our Parent/Student Handbook as part of our PBIS system.  This Handbook was given out during the first week of school.  Please stop by if you did not receive one.

 

IS 131 Core Values

  1. Responsibility:
  • Accountable for one's 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

 

  1. Respect:
  • To regard the feelings, wishes, and rights of others before responding.

III.  Trust:

  • Assist in creating a risk-free environment that leads to open discussions and dialogue
  • Building relationships to support personal and academic growth
  1. Perseverance:
  • When faced with challenges you don’t give up! Seek support from a member of the school community in order to achieve mastery.
  1. Positivity:
  • Focus on what can be and not on what can’t be in order to achieve your goals.

 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students will be allowed to Dress Down on Fridays for the month of October.  Students must wear pink in order to receive credit for being in Dress Code.

Please check Pupilpath.com each week to see the progress of your child and email the teacher if you have any questions or concerns.  Please contact the grade Assistant Principal  if you have not received your log-on information. 

Grade 6 - Ms. Moro-Sullivan emorosu@schools.nyc.gov or 718-991-7490 ext. 236

Grade 7– Mr. Acevedo – caceved5@schools.nyc.gov or 718-991-7490 ext. 116

Grade 8 – Ms. Piccone – fpiccone@schools.nyc.gov or 718-991-7490 ext. 104

Remember:  Our Instructional Focus is for our students to read complex texts throughout the curriculum.  All students need to read for 20 minutes every night and complete their Reading Logs!

Dates to Remember:

October

9

Monday

Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)

November

7

Tuesday

Election Day- Students will not be in attendance.

November

November

23 & 24

 

Thursday and

Friday

Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

November

30

Thursday

Parent Teacher Conference

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

 

Please make sure that your information on the Blue Emergency is up to date!

Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

Back to School Supply List

Nothing like being prepared!  We hope you are all enjoying your summer.  Below is a list of supplies needed when students come back to school September 7th.  

      

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED

 General supplies (school-wide) · 6 Composition Notebooks (one for every subject) – One (1) Composition book with cover decorated with pictures or items that represent you and your “likes”.

· 4 Two-Pocket folders

· 8 GB Thumb drive/Flash Drive

· Ear buds/headphones

· 6 pens [blue/black]

· 12 sharpened #2 pencils with erasers

· Pencil Sharpener with cover to pick up the pencil shavings

· 8 ½ x 11 loose leaf paper

· 1 ½ inch Hard cover Binder

· 2 Highlighters

· 12 inch ruler- must have Centimeters & inches

· Travel hand Sanitizer

 

General supplies (for home)

· Crayons/colored pencils

· Construction paper

· Glue/glue Stick

· Scissors

· Dictionary and Thesaurus

· Calculator

 

 

DRESS CODE

 

I.S. 131 seeks to prepare students for a future in the work force and to "Dress for Success". Therefore, the dress code requires all students to use:

 

Tops: Royal Blue Collared School Shirts

Bottoms: Pants in Khaki or Black

The following are NOT acceptable at any time:

· Jeans – with holes and tears

· T-shirts with photographs, emblems or inappropriate words.

· Sleeveless shirts (Tank tops, tube tops, halters, spaghetti straps, etc.)

· Pants worn below the waist which show underwear or shorts underneath

· Skirts or shorts with hems higher than 4 inches above the knee.

· Do-Rags/Scarves [unless for medical or religious reasons]

· Hats

· Hoodies

· Emoticon Outfits

Note: You will receive a call to bring in a change of clothes if we believe that a student is dressed inappropriately for school.

 

ÚTILES ESCOLARES NECESITADOS

Suministros generales (escolar)

· 6 cuadernos de composición (uno para cada tema)

· 4 dos bolsillo carpetas

· 8 GB Thumb drive/Flash Drive

· Ear buds/headphones

· 6 plumas [azul/negro]

· 12 afilar lápices #2 con gomas de borrar

· Sacapuntas con tapa para recoger las virutas de lápiz

· 8 ½ x 11 papel de hojas sueltas

· tapa dura de 1 ½ pulgada Binder

· 2 marcadores

· regla de 12 pulgadas-deben tener centímetros y pulgadas

· Viajes mano desinfectante

 

Suministros generales (para el hogar)

· Lápices de colores/colores

· Papel de construcción

· Pegamento/pegamento Stick

· Tijeras

· Diccionario y tesauro

· Calculadora

 

Código de vestir

 

I.S. 131 pretende preparar a los estudiantes para un futuro en la fuerza de trabajo y a "Vístete para el éxito". Por lo tanto, el código de vestimenta requiere que todos los estudiantes a usar:

 

Máximo: Escuela camisas de cuello azul marino

Fondos: Pantalones caqui o negro

Las siguientes no son aceptables en cualquier momento:

· Pantalones vaqueros

· Camisetas con fotografías, emblemas o palabras inapropiadas.

· Camisas sin mangas (Tank tops, tapas de tubo, sogas, correas de espagueti, etc..)

· Pantalón desgastado por debajo de la cintura que muestran ropa interior o pantalones cortos por debajo de

· Faldas o pantalones cortos con dobladillos superiores a 4 pulgadas sobre la rodilla.

· Hacer-Rags/bufandas [a menos que por razones médicas o religiosas.

· Sombreros

· Sudaderas con capucha

 

Nota: Usted recibirá una llamada para que traigan una muda de ropa si creemos que un estudiante es vestido inapropiadamente a la escuela.

 

iReady

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 rfisch55@is131.org.

iReady

I.S. 131 Core Values

-Responsibility- 

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

-Respect-

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

-Trust-

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

Building relationships to support personal and academic growth

-Perseverance-

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

-Positivity-

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

School Leadership Team Meeting Schedule

SLT DATES

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

ASPIRA Calendar

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

 ASPIRA CALENDAR.pdf 

 

 

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