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

Daily Announcements

**Attention Parents**

ALL HS applications are now passed due! The final day for submission is Wednesday 12/10/14 (8 days after the city deadline). By not completing a HS application, the students and families are putting their HS futures at risk!

Upcoming Events

Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess
School Closed - Students return to school on January 5, 2015
Monday, January 5
Students and Staff Return
School Reopens from Winter Break
Students to arrive early. School begins
at 8:10 am
Tuesday, January 6
NYC Dept of Traffic Parent workshop
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Parents workshop on sharing the street, be a safe pedestrian, passenger and cyclist. Gift bags will be given out at the end of the workshop to the first 25 to show. Come join us, Safety First
Tuesday, January 27
8th. grade photo retake

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
Please contact Mr. Haynes for more information regarding our wonderful after school program. 

Nutrition Committee

Our nutrition committee meets every Monday with the Principal at 8:30 am to discuss the nutritional value of the  food being served to the school community.  The members of the committee represent the voice of the student population.  This committee is a dedicated group of students who want to ensure students enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch.  The committee meets with the head nutritionist once a month to provide recommendations for the breakfast and lunch menu.  

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James Patterson

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Today, 12/22/2014
High: 44 Low: 41
Chance rain
39% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/23/2014
High: 53 Low: 47
Chance rain
51% chance of precipitation.