Announcements

Welcome to the I.S.34 eChalk website!

 

Parents and students do not need to log on with special passwords in order to access important information that has been posted to this website. Our website is constantly updated in order to provide parents, students and the general public with timely and important information.

 

 

Big Apple Games - Free Summer Camp

I.S.34 will be hosting the Big Apple Games this summer. This Free Recreational Program is designed as an extension of the PSAL, accommodates children from grades 1 through 9. This program will operate from Monday, July 6, 2015 - Thursday, July 30, 2015. This program offers a variety of recreational opportunities for our children.
 
The Junior High School Program operates from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and uses a camp concept in providing recreational opportunities. This program is designed to offer a variety of activities including arts and crafts, game room activities and various sports skills for students in grades 1 to 9.

All sites are staffed with licensed teachers and school safety officers. Mr. Tames will be the supervisor of this site and will be in attendance daily.

We will offer Free Breakfast and Lunch daily

Registration Begins on Monday July 6th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. You may also register your child at any point during the summer. All that is needed to register is emergency contact numbers.  If age appropriate you child may register him or herself.  Camp activities will began on July 8th at 9 a.m. 
 

2015 MANDATED SUMMER READING AND MATH ASSIGNMENTS

READING ASSIGNMENTS
Each Student is required to read 4 books. 2 Free Choice and 2 Mandated Books (listed below).

6TH Grade (Incoming)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
We’ve Got A Job – The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson
Please click here for the 6th Grade Mandated Book Assignments
Please
 
click here for the Free Choice Assignments (Non- Fiction & Fiction)


7th Grade (Incoming)
Fever 1793 - by Laurie Halse Anderson
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy

Please click here for the 7th Grade Mandated Book Assignments
Please 
click here for the Free Choice Assignments (Non- Fiction & Fiction)


8th Grade (Incoming)
Out of the Dust - by Karen Hesse
Children of The Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp - by Jerry Stanley
Please click here for the 8th Grade Mandated Book Assignments
Please 
click here for the Free Choice Assignments (Non- Fiction & Fiction)



2015 MANDATED MATH ASSIGNMENTS


Incoming Grade 6 Click Here

Incoming Grade 7 Click Here

Incoming Grade 8 Click Here

 


PURCHASE YOUR GYM APPAREL ONLINE NOW!

We are excited to announce that all Gym Apparel will be purchased online. If you place your order by August 15th, your items will be available the first week of school. Please click here to make your purchase.
ON SALE NOW!!!

8th Grade Carnival 2015
 

8th Grade Carnival 2015 from IS34 on Vimeo.


8th Grade Awards Night & Graduation Ceremony 2015


8th Grade Awards Night and Graduation from IS34 on Vimeo.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

In order for a student to register into a New York City Public School, you and your child must be present:


Documents:
Child's birth certificate or passport, Child's immunization records, Child's latest report card/transcript, Child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), if applicable.    

Verifiable proof of your home address:
Utility bill (gas, electric or water), A deed to a house, A document from the City Housing Authority or the Human Resource Administration, A medical or insurance card with home address, A statement on appropriate letterhead that verifies the address from an employer, a social service agency, a community based organization, or religious institution.

Please note: A telephone bill or driver's license is not acceptable proof of address. A lease by itself is not acceptable. If you are subletting an apartment or home, or more than one family shares a living space, you must present an affidavit from the leaseholder or homeowner and attach any of the above acceptable proofs of address.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Patricia DiPilato, Pupil Accountant, (718)477-4500 ext. 1213

8TH GRADE ARISTA CEREMONY & BRUNCH 2015

8th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch from IS34 on Vimeo.


SEPTEMBER 2015
Unit of Study

The English Department will be starting a Unit of Study in September 2015. Each Student will be responsible for having their own copy of the book referenced below depending on the grade they are entering in September.
 
8th Grade will be reading Inside Out and Back Again/Thanhha Lai
7th Grade will be reading A Long Walk to Water/Linda Sue Park
6th Grade will be reading The Lightning Thief/Rick Riordan


7TH GRADE ARISTA CEREMONY & BRUNCH 2015



7th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch from IS34 on Vimeo.


6TH GRADE ARISTA CEREMONY & BRUNCH 2015


6th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2015 from IS34 on Vimeo.


I.S.34 Takes on D.C.
8th Grade S.S. Regent Class 2015



Congratulations to our Incoming
2015-2016 PTA!!
 

Co-Presidents: Dominique Migliorato/Doreen Mannion
1st Vice President: Christina Scanni
2nd Vice President: Lucy Schwartz
Correspondence Secretary: Filomena DeCicco
Recording Secretary: Jennifer Reidinger
Treasurer: Marie D'Acunto


We would like to welcome 3 New Members to our SLT:
Doreen Mannion, Kerry Armstrong & Leslie Knutsen

FUN RUN 2015


Fun Run 2015 from IS34 on Vimeo.



SCHOOL SUPPLIES

This is a very general list, teachers will request very specific items during the first days of school.



1 STRONG BACKPACK
BOOK TO READ (EVERYDAY)
6 MARBLE NOTEBOOKS
2 HIGHLIGHTERS
8 POCKET FOLDERS
2 BLACK PENS
2 BLUE PENS
10 SHARPENED PENCILS
LOOSE LEAF PAPER
A POCKET DICTIONARY
HOMEROOM FOLDER
GLUE STICKS
POST ITS 3X3
SCOTCH TAPE
MINI STAPLER
CRAYONS OR 
COLORED PENCILS


7TH Grade Students

7th Grade Students who are interested in applying to Catholic High School, next school year, the 2015-2016 calendar of events and other important information is now updated for the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). Please visit www.tachsinfo.com to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fuscaldo @ (718)477-4500 ext. 1081.

United Activities Unlimited
After School Program at IS34

The UAU-SONYC Program is both excited and eager to be here at Totten I.S. 34. For those of you that are not aware we are a FREE after-school program offering recreational, as well as educational programs every day! Our program runs Monday – Friday from 2:30pm-5:30pm. We are currently accepting applications. Please click here for the official flyer.  

Please click here for the Application.

If you should have any questions please contact me, Jennifer Shanley, UAU Program Director at JShanley@unitedactivities.org or (718)477-4500 ext. 2041 or 917-831-8776.

Looking forward to a great year!


I.S. 34's Production of Annie 2015






UAU Summer Camp
Grades 6 - 8
July 6th to July 31st

UAU will be hosting a Summer Camp this year at I.S.34 for students grades 6 thru 8. It will run Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 2:00pm and Friday 8:30 - 1:30. Please click here for official flyer and click here for the application. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Shanley (718)477-4500 ext. 2041

8TH GRADE UPTOWN FUNK VIDEO 2015




2015-2016 School Calendar


Please click here to view the Department of Education 2015-2016 Calendar.


PTA Spring Gala 2015
What a Fun Night!!!



8th Grade Fashion Show 2015



I.S.34's CELL PHONE POLICY

Please click here to view I.S.34's official cell phone policy.

7th Grade Valentine's Day Dance 2015



The After School Drama Program Presents
"On The Staten Island Ferry"



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. We would also like to Thank The Roundabout Theatre Company along with Ms. Fisher-Flores and Mrs. Donohue for all their hard work and dedication. CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PRODUCTION




The Stock Market Game at I.S.34


In October students in 704 and 705 were challenged to compete in the Stock Market Game.  Each group of students was given $100,000 of simulation money to invest in the Stock Market.  Students had the freedom of investing in any stock listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange.  They also had the freedom to sell any of their stocks at any time.  An online portfolio was kept and monitored by each group to track their investments, sales and equity.  Weekly, the rankings of students in 704 and 705 were displayed in the classroom creating a friendly competition among students at I.S.34.  The team with the most equity at the end of the competition would win.  With a total of 60 teams across the region, not only did I.S.34 have 8 groups finish in the top 10 but also held the top 4 places.  Congratulations to the region winners: Junhee Lee, Brian Rios, Thomas DiCristoforo, Domenick Migliorato, and Anthony Squillacioti of class 704! 

 

 


College Fair at I.S.34

On Friday, January 30, 2015 I.S. 34 nearly 500 students and staff attended the first annual college fair! Honors students in 804, 805, 811, and 812 chose a school or institute of higher learning, researched their schools and then constructed informative posters representing those schools.  All posters conveyed information about a school, including: sports, programs offered, admission and graduation statistics, quotes, pictures, and campus living information.  Attendees were invited to peruse over 120 different schools and identify schools would be a good match for them based on their interests and goals.  Students were encouraged to use their graphic organizer notes as a springboard to initiate a conversation with their parent(s) about their college interests because it's never too early to begin thinking about possibilities of the future!
    

IS34 College Fair from IS34 on Vimeo.


2014 Winter Concert

2014 Holiday Concert from IS34 on Vimeo.


2014 Annual Toy Drive 


We would like to Thank the I.S.34 Families for their Donations. We were able to Donate over 1500 Toys to the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital!

8th Grade Hat Day 2014



6th Grade Halloween Dance 2014



 6th Grade Field Day



Grade 6 - Fun Station 2014



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.

Attention Parents 

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.


8th Grade Boys Inter-School Basketball Tournament 2014

Congratulations I.S.75 


8th Grade Girls Inter-School Basketball Tournament
I.S.7, I.S.75 & I.S.34
"Congratulations to the I.S.75 Girls"



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


John Hudson Dilgen

One of our 6th Grade Students Battling (EB) Epiedermolysis Bullosa. Hope they find a Cure!!


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.


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.


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

CLICK HERE


A Beautiful Creation by Scott Labaido
 

In Memory of Angela Dresch

 


Notify NYC
 
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!

The Totten
Student 
Handbook


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 

Daily Announcements


Today, 7/1/2015
High: 86 Low: 67
Slight chance thunderstorms
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/2/2015
High: 81 Low: 67
Partly sunny
17% chance of precipitation.