From The Principal


November 2017

Dear I.S. 131 School Community,

The end of the First Marking Period is fast approaching!  We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for your support with ensuring that your child is following our Three P’s by being Polite, Prepared, and Punctual!  Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on November 30, 2017.  Students will be dismissed at 11:30 am and our afternoon session will take place from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm while our evening session will be from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to conference with your child’s teachers since they are always informative and productive.

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 log onto  to check the status of your child’s progress as well as to utilize as a means of communicating with your child’s teachers. Remember, open communication is key in assisting your child academically.  We would like to remind you that our teachers are available, as well, 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 6 – Ms. E. Moro-Sullivan – ext. 236

Grade 7 – Mr. C. Acevedo - ext. 116

Grade 8 – Ms. F. Piccone – ext. 104

We are pleased to offer additional academic support through our “Zero Period” Academy for selected students who will be sitting for the Algebra I Regents when they are in the 8th Grade.

We are also offering additional academic enrichment support on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:40 pm – 4:40 pm for selected students through our ELL program and Lightsail.

If you are unaware, our ASPIRA program runs five days a week from 2:30 – 5:30 and offers academic assistance, sports, arts, dance, robotics, chess and even a D.J. class.  Sign up your child today!

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 Log.  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.

 Coming soon:




Election Day- Students will not be in attendance.




Harvest Dance 3 pm – 5 pm




6th Grade Movie Trip – Wonder

Invitations were handed out the November 2nd





Thursday and


Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)




Honor Roll Assembly – 9 am

Parent-Teacher Conferences

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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