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 as well as our Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 17, 2015.  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 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,, 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 8 – Mr. C. Acevedo - ext. 262
Grade 7 – Ms. D. Verhille – ext. 236
Grade 6 – Ms. E. Moro-Sullivan – ext. 104

We are pleased to offer additional academic supports through our Saturday Test Prep Academy which began on Saturday, November 14th.  The program takes place from 9:00 to 12:00.  The remaining dates are as follows:

December 5th  , 12th , & 19th 
January  9th, 23th  & 30th 
February 27th 
March 5th , 12th, & 19th 
April 2nd & 9th  

We are also offering additional academic support on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:40 – 3:40 in conjunction with our ASPIRA program.  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 Tracker sheet.  All students receive weekly homework packets 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:

Thursday – Friday, November 26th & 27th – No School – Thanksgiving Recess
Wednesday, December 16th – Holiday Happening – 6 pm – 
A celebration of the Arts at I.S. 131
Thursday, December 17th - Snowflake Ball – Invitations will be given to those students 
who have achieved at least 168 points by December 4th through our PBIS system.
Thursday, December 24, 2015-Friday, January 1, 2016 – No School - Winter Recess (including 
Christmas and New Year's Day) (schools closed -students return to school on Monday, January 4, 2016

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!


Ms. Monique Mason

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 1
Math night - Parent workshop
3:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Learn what you child is leaning and how you can help - Ms. Verhille
Tuesday, December 8
Math night - Parent workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Parents have another opportunity to learn what your child is leaning, and how you can help - Ms. Verhille
Thu, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 1
Winter Recess (school closed) Vacaciones de invierno (no hay clases)
Monday, January 18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (school closed) - (No hay clases)

ASPIRA After School Program

The ASPIRA after school program runs five days a week from 2:30-5:30.  We offer many different engaging activities to the students of IS 131.


  • Sports
  • Fashion
  • Drama
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Chess
  • Computer Media
  • Dance- Step, Ballet, & Salsa

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