Daily Announcements

-Attention Parents-

6th and 7th grade picture day has been canceled and will be rescheduled in the near future.  Please refer to the school web site for more details.  We apologize about the inconvenience.  

**Attention Parents**Please log into engrade and create a parent account immediately. Logging in will enable you to stay up to date with your child's grades. It will enable you to stay in constant contact with your child's teachers. You will be able to e-mail the teachers without your child knowing. It is a private account intended only for you. To get set up immediately, please email Beatrice Rivera at brivera13@schools.nyc.gov, Robert Fischetto at rfische5@schools.nyc.gov. Remember, the sooner you set up an e-mail account, the sooner you can view your child's grades. Thank you for your prompt attention to this urgent matter.

Attention 7th Grade Parents
Our seventh graders have begun to read James Patterson's Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.  They will be reading and discussing this during their College and Career/Advisory periods.  We want to encourage you to promote reading at home and have discussions with your children about the positive experiences of reading. 



During the month of October our 6th graders will be visiting the NYC Public Library and the Freedom Tower. 



Attention Parents
Please take the time to register for our NEW parent email alert system.  With the email alert system you will be able to...
  • Receive email alerts from your child's teacher regarding homework, projects, test and quizzes.
  • Receive important information from the school regarding special events.
  • Stay up-to-date on holiday calendars, team schedules, parent-teacher conferences and PTA meetings.
To register just click on the Parent Registration link on the left and enter your information.

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Our school wide instructional focus for the 2014-2015 academic year is that all students will look at complex text through daily instruction across all subject areas. We ask you to encourage your children to read everyday. Our goal at IS 131 is to recognize students reading independently as a part of our "Get Caught Reading" initiative. Every student was given a reading tracker and we encourage them to complete it every night.

Be sure to check your Engrade accounts for important messages from your child's teacher. Open lines of communication are essential to the success of your child's education.


Monique Mason

Upcoming Events

Sat, Oct 25 - Sun, Oct 26
8th Grade Special H.S. Test administered
Monday, October 27
Nutrition Workshop FREE - Curso De Nutricion GRATIS
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn About: Basic Nutrition/ChooseMyPlate,Portion Size,Food Safety,Food Preparation, & Physical Activity. Come Join The Fun! Receive a Certificate from "Cornell University Cooperative Extension"

Aprenderá Acerca de: Nutrición Básica/Mi Piramide,Tamaño de la Porción,Seguridad de los alimentos,Preparación de alimentos, e,Actividad física. Ven y Juntos Nos Divertiremos. Recibiran un Certificado de "Cornell University Cooperative Extension"


Saturday, November 8
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The CHESS CLUB will be traveling to compete against students from other schools!


Today, 10/26/2014
High: 63 Low: 49
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/27/2014
High: 64 Low: 51
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.