From The Principal

     

Dear I.S. 131 School Community,

 

Welcome to the second quarter! We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for attending our First Quarter Honor Roll Assembly on November 30, 2017. We always enjoy celebrating the achievements of our students!

Our job at I.S. 131 is to work with our parents and guardians for the benefit of our children. We would like to thank all parents and guardians who were able to attend 131’s Parent-Teacher Conferences that were held on November 30th. We hope at this time that you have been able to review your child’s first quarter report card and have met 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 through www.PupilPath.com, is131.org, 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 6 – Ms. E. Moro-Sullivan – ext. 236

Grade 7 – Mr. C. Acevedo - ext. 116

Grade 8 – Ms. Piccone – ext. 104

Remember that during this time of year we think about gifts that we would like to give our children. Our gift to your children is the opportunity to grow academically. We are pleased to offer additional academic supports through our morning Regents Prep Program that meets from 7:10 am – 8:00 am on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We plan on launching our Saturday Academy beginning in January. The program will take place from 9:00 to 12:00 and an invitation will be sent home before the Winter Break.

We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities that I.S. 131 provides to assist your child in reaching their full potential. 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.

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

Remember, all students should be reading for 30 minutes each night and should log this information every day on their Reading Log. All students receive weekly homework assignments 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:

Saturday, December 23, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018 – No School - Winter Recess

STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018

Monday, January 15th – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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! Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Sincerely,

Ms. Monique Mason

Principal

 

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

--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

10/25/17 

What Is college?

11/1/17

Myth busting ex. College vs universities

11/15/17

Resume Writing 

12/6/17

Sport Preparation

 

1/10/17

College access week kick-off assembly

Trips

November 8, 2017

Bronx Community College

December 12, 2017

TBA

 

ASPIRA After School Program

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

 Calender to parents 2017-2018.docx