From The Principal

  

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Dear I.S. 131 School Community,

Welcome to April!  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 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 second quarter report card and have contacted your child’s teachers, if you have any concerns.  Our Third Marking Period ends Monday, April 9th.  Remember, open communication is key in assisting your child academically.  We would like to remind you that our teachers are available through 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 7 & 8  – Mr. C. Acevedo - ext. 116

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

Our NYS ELA Exam will be held on Wednesday, April 11th and Thursday, April 12th.   

Please be advised that school begins at 8:10 am and that all students should be prepared with two sharpened #2 pencils.

TESTING TIPS FOR PARENTS

  1. First and most important, talk to your child’s teacher often to monitor your child’s progress and find out what activities you can do at home to help your child.
  2. Make sure your child is well rested the day of the test.
  3. Make sure your child eats a well-balanced breakfast the morning of the test.
  4. Make sure that your child is not late or absent the day of the test.
  5. Make sure your child brings sharpened # 2 pencils to school.
  6. Don’t be overly anxious about the test scores, but encourage your child to take the test seriously.
  7. Tell your child to “Relax! Do your best!

We are pleased to offer additional academic support through our Saturday Test Prep Academy which began on Saturday, January 20th.  The program takes place from 9:00 to 12:00.  The remaining dates are as follows and will focus on Mathematics

April: 14th, 21st, 28th

We are also offering additional academic support in Math on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.  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 Tracker sheet or logged on to I-Ready for extra support in ELA and Math. So, if your child states that they do not have any homework, please ask them about their reading or I-Ready.  Please check Pupilpath.com weekly to see the progress of your child and to contact any teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

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!

 

Coming soon:

Date

Day

Event

April 9th

Monday

End of 3rd Marking Period

April 11th &

April 12th

Wednesday& Thursday

New York State ELA Exam

April 26th 

Thursday

Poem In Your Pocket Day

May 1st & May 2nd 

Tuesday & Wednesday

New York State Math Exam

May 9th

Thursday

Parent-Teacher Conferences

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

May 28th

Monday

Memorial Day Observed (schools closed)

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. 

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