October 6, 2017
Dear 8th Grade Parent/Guardian;
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your children back to the I.S. 131 school community. For our new students and parents joining us this school year, welcome as well. Our school-wide core values are Responsibility, Respect, Trust, Perseverance, and Positivity, and we promote of the three P’s- Polite, Punctual, and Prepared. I.S. 131 students are Polite to their peers and adults. Our 8th graders are Punctual. They arrive to school and class every day on time ready and excited to learn. Our seniors are Prepared and ready to engage in rigorous tasks to get them ready for High School. Our staff is excited about the prospects of a productive academic year for all of our students.
As part of our goal to maintain the best learning environment for our students, we do maintain a dress code policy for the school year. Students should wear the dress code every day. The dress code will remain the same as last year. For students new to our school the dress code is black or khaki slacks and I.S. 131 blue polo. Thank you for supporting our school dress code.
Once a month we will meet as a grade to discuss and celebrate our school community. We look forward to recognizing perfect attendance, honor roll, and exemplary citizenship. We will also discuss upcoming 8th-grade events including information for High Schools.
Every Tuesday afternoon is our parent engagement time to meet with myself or Ms. Staine, the 8th-grade guidance counselor, and all teachers. Please monitor your child’s progress through Skedula, and communicate with us about any concerns. Our work is a partnership, and your child’s education continues with positive study routines and reading habits at home.
I look forward to a wonderful year preparing our 8th graders for High School.
Ms. Frances Piccone,
8th Grade Assistant Principal