8TH Grade News!!!
Round One result letters will be distributed during period 8 in a sealed envelope to all 8th grade students. Please review the material carefully and contact me for any questions regarding acceptance or Round Two eligibility. Please be aware that Round Two availability is extremely limited and is not an option for all programs. Every 8th grade student must return a signed acceptance letter to me by Monday, March 17. This applies to ALL students whether or not you are accepting your matched seat or opting out of public school. Congratulations to all and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Mrs. T. Russo, (718)477-4500 ext. 2292
I.S.34 WILL BE CONDUCTING A SOFT LOCK DOWN DRILL
DURING THE WEEK OF 3/10/2014
GENERAL RESPONSE PROTOCOLS (GRP)
Under the new GRP every school will be conducting drills designed to help prepare all school communities for three different types of responses to emergencies that may occur: evacuation, shelter-in, lockdown. Please click here for the summary of the GRP.
2014 LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SURVEY
The Annual Learning Environment Surveys were distributed!! The results are important to I.S.34's Progress Report. Last year our school had a return rate of 99%. Our goal for this year is to receive the maximum points for each answer and a 100% return rate. Whenever a parent Strongly Agrees with a statement our school receives 10 points for that answer, we only receive 6.6 points for an answer of Agrees. The point values continue to decline whenever a parent disagrees or strongly disagrees. For this reason we ask that you thoroughly read each question so that the survey accurately reflects your opinion of our school. Please have your child return the survey to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you complete your survey online, please send in the receipt with your child's name and homeroom. Every homeroom that achieves a return rate of 95% or better will receive a participation credit and be entered into a raffle for a class pizza party. If you lost your survey, please call the survey Hotline at (800)690-8603. If you have any further questions, please contact the Parent Coordinator @ (718)477-4500 ext. 1216.
To take the Survey Online Click here, you must have your access code!
I.S.34 is Going Green!!!
Since September 2013, IS 34 along with many schools in NYC has increased our recycling and sustainability program to organics collection.
Brown organics collection bins are now being used in our school cafeteria and teacher's lounge. Students and staff have been given training on how to discard of their tray's waste materials. We have also created a 6th grade Leadership Green Team to assist and create a marketing campaign for our recycling and composting program.
Recycling has a big impact on our environment. Let's continue to support this very important program!
Thank you, Sherri Milinazzo Sustainability Coordinator
I.S. 34's Annual Book Fair will be held in our school auditorium from Tuesday,March 25th thru Thursday,March 27th.
All students will have an opportunity to attend the book fair. Please click here to view our book fair schedule!
Annual PTA Spring Gala
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Historic Old Bermuda Inn
$50.00 per person includes:
One Sheet of Green Raffle Tickets
Pasta,Salad,Main Entree,Soda,Coffee/Tea & Dessert
Cash Bar and Pitchers of Sangria for purchase
Please click here for the official invitation and table seating. The PTA is also asking for a $10.00 donation from each family, please click here for the Family Donation Letter. They would also like each family to donate 1 Scratch Off Ticket.
If you would like to pre-purchase Val-Pack Raffle Tickets, please click here for official order form.(awaiting form)
**The Spring Gala Committee needs: donations, including gift certificates and products from businesses, if you know someone that is willing to make a donation, please click here for a merchant letter. We also need empty baskets and any new and unused items that you do not need. Please contact Cathleen Casella (917)416-9539 or MaryAnne Siciliano (917)921-9221.
2/28/2014 - 4/3/2014
Our PTA is hosting a fundraiser at Modell's! By shopping at any Modell's store not only can you save 15% off your entire purchase but 5% of your order will also be donated back to our school!
Please make sure that you tell the sales associate that you want your purchases credited to IS 34 or click here for coupon.
Gotta Go To Moes!
2nd QUARTER HONOR ROLL
STUDENTS RECEIVED 2nd QUARTER REPORT CARDS ON Friday,February 14th.
Gold Honor Roll:
Overall Average between 92% - 100%
No failures in any subjects
No grade below “S” in conduct
To view our Gold Honor Roll click on the grade:
6th Grade Gold, 7th Grade Gold, 8th Grade Gold
Silver Honor Roll:
Overall Average between 85% - 91.95%
No failures in any subjects
No grade below “S” in conduct
To view our Silver Honor Roll click on the grade:
6th Grade Silver, 7th Grade Silver, 8th Grade Silver
Overall Average between 80% - 85%
No failures in any subjects
No grade below “S” in conduct
To view our Bronze Honor Roll click on the grade:
6th Grade Bronze, 7th Grade Bronze, 8th Grade Bronze
Chancellor Fariña visits I.S.34
We were honored to host Chancellor Fariña at Totten this morning.
2013 Holiday Fun At I.S.34
2013 Annual Toy Drive
We would like to Thank the I.S.34 Families for their Donations. We were able to Donate over 500 Toys to the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital!
Thank You Councilman Recchia
We would like to Thank Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Jr. for visiting Totten I.S. 34 this morning. Councilman Recchia has secured $100,000.00 in funding to upgrade our schools existing technology.
2013 Student Government Elections
8th Grade Chorus Trip To Radio City 2013
Inter-School Flag Football Tournament
John Hudson Dilgen
One of our 6th Grade Students Battling (EB) Epiedermolysis Bullosa. Hope they find a Cure!!
6th Grade Halloween Dance 2013
Our PTA is always trying to raise funds for I.S.34. So if you shop at Stop & Shop or Pathmark, please click on the store name and link your card to our school. Every time you use your card in one of those stores it will earn cash for the school. Please encourage your friends and relatives to join too!!
Media Center Dedication to Councilman Ignizio September 2013
Staff Email List
If you would like to contact a staff member directly, please click here to access their email address.
6th Grade Meet and Greet 2013
Free Breakfast Daily
I.S.34 offers free breakfast every day from 7:35am-8:00am to all students. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this offer, it's the most important meal of the day.
School Lunch and Snack System
Our school participates in the P.O.S. system. Each student (whether free, reduced or paid) is assigned a six digit code. This code should never be shared with their friends. Every time a student purchases lunch or a snack they need to enter their 6 digit code. That code identifies who they are and the amount of funds they have available. If their account has a negative balance, they will not be able to purchase a snack until the account is made whole. There are 2 ways to make sure your account is funded:
1) set up a www.mylunchmoney.com account, which is linked to a credit card or bank account. All you need is your child's OSIS #. My Lunch Money has a customer support #(800)479-3531 in case you have any inquires.
2) your child can put cash in a kiosk machine located in our lunchroom, all they need is their 6 digit code. 7th & 8th Grade Students already have their codes, 6th Grade Students will receive their codes during the first few days of school. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Cunsolo, Parent Coordinator, (718)477-4500 ext. 1216
Congratulations 8th Grade Class Of 2013
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $400 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child’s school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school online.
Here at Totten I.S.34, we have added an Incentive. Every student that hands in 50 Box Tops, will receive 5 Service Credits.
6th Grade Arista Ceremony and Arista Brunch 2013
Please be advised that school policy states, if a student forgets an item at home and a parent brings that item to school, the student will not receive the item (with the exception of medication and eyeglasses) until their lunch period. No items will be accepted after lunch.
Our intention is to maximize instructional time inside our classrooms by eliminating unnecessary disruptions. We are confident that this procedure helps us to do just that. As always we would like to thank you for your support and cooperation on this matter.
Planning a Family Vacation??
Please be aware that family vacations should be planned to coincide with the school calendar. Teachers are not obligated to make prior arrangements for assignments, projects and other instructional activities involving work that has not yet been presented. Also, students absence for vacation will also be treated as an unexcused absence. You should also be aware that teachers cannot be expected to extend their normal workday to provide catch up work or to administer missed exams for students that have been on vacation, nor shall teachers be required to repeat lessons that were given during the vacation period. Please keep this in mind when planning your next family vacation.
6th Grade Trip to Adventureland 2013
7th Grade Arista Ceremony and Arista Brunch 2013
8th Grade Arista Ceremony and Arista Brunch 2013
Inter-School Basketball Tournament
I.S. 7, I.S. 75, I.S. 34
April 29th & April 30th
Please click here to read the article from the Staten Island Advance.
Mr. Barr's Final I.S.34 Concert
The After School Drama Program Presents
"The Case of The Missing Principal"
Our 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Drama Students did an amazing job.
I.S.34 would like to Thank Councilman Vinny Ignizio for securing the CASA Grant year after year that allows us to continue the drama program with the Round About Theatre Company. This program services over 150 of our 6th, 7th & 8th grade students. We would also like to Thank The Roundabout Theatre Company along with Ms. Fisher-Flores and Mrs. Donahue for all their hard work and dedication.
ARIS Parent Link
The New York City Department of Education has developed the ARIS Parent Link to assist parents in becoming more informed and involved in their child's education. We encourage all parents to familiarize themselves with this important website.
If you have any questions regarding logging onto the site please contact our school's Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Diane Cunsolo at 718-477-4500 ext.1216
Please click here to be taken directly to the ARIS Parent link.
A Beautiful Creation by Scott Labaido
In Memory of Angela Dresch
Check out what our 8th grade
has to say about IS34
You can find more videos from the
6th grade open house by clicking below
We are encouraging all parents to sign up today to receive updates on school emergencies.
All New York City public school families can now sign up for Notify NYC updates on emergency situations at their children’s schools by phone, text message, or e-mail.
To register, click here or call 311. "Notify NYC" is the City’s public notification program, and it has now been expanded to include delayed school openings and early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events.
Parents and guardians can choose to receive alerts for up to five zip codes, and will receive notifications about schools within those zip codes. It's a great way to stay informed about important real-time information!
This year the Totten Student Handbook has been placed online. Please use it as a guide to answer any questions you may have about the day to day operations of our school.
Please read this handbook with your child and familiarize yourselves with its content
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, dean, guidance counselor or assistant principal.
Please click here to view the Totten Student Handbook