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.


 

I.S.34's Production of Annie

I.S.34 will be putting on the Performance of Annie sometime in the Spring.

Open Auditions: Nov.12-14, 2:20-4:20, Auditorium
Call Backs: Nov. 19-21
CAST LIST will be posted Wednesday, Nov. 26th.

Students will be allowed to audition for up to 2 parts. Please 
click here to view the Script and Score for the Audition.

If you have any questions, you can email Mrs. O'Malley at
lomalley3@schools.nyc.gov.


Book Fair

I.S.34's Annual Book Fair will be held in our school auditorium from Tuesday, October 21st thru Thursday, October 23rd.
All students will have an opportunity to attend the book fair. Please click here to view our book fair schedule!

6th Grade Halloween Dance
Friday, October 24th
2:20-4:00
Lunchroom

The Sixth Grade Halloween Dance is an IS34 tradition. We would like to invite you all for an afternoon of fun!  This is always a great time to get together with new friends and enjoy lots of entertainment.  We will have a DJ, Refreshments, Dancing,Contests and Prizes! Tickets are $10.00. Student should wear Black & Orange Attire, NO Costumes or Face Paint!

 

If you are interested in attending our Annual 6th Grade Halloween Dance, please click here and fill out the permission slip and put it, along with $10 in an envelope clearly labeled with your name and homeroom. Please give the envelope to your homeroom teacher no later than Monday, October 20th! No exceptions will be made for late permission slips and tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tames @ gtames@schools.nyc.gov . 

 


AFTER SCHOOL CENTER
2:30 - 4:00


I.S.34 will be offering a variety of after school programs on Wednesdays,Thursdays & Fridays. The classes consist of Jewelry Making, Gym Hockey, Ping Pong, 3 on 3 Basketball, School Spirit, Gaming Club, Flag Football(Co-Ed),Jazz Band, Bling your Things, Animation, Drama/Improvisation, Arts and Crafts, Wiffle Ball. The cost of each class is $120.00 cash or money order. Each class will meet for 12 sessions starting October 22, 2014. If you are interested in joining one of the classes, please click here for the registration form. Place registration form in an envelope with payment and address to Mr. Tames. There will be no transportation provided, parents are responsible to make arrangements with their children. If  you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Tames @ gtames@schools.nyc.gov


COMMON CORE PERFORMANCE COACH

In an effort to prepare our students for the new demands evident in the NYS ELA and Math exams that are quickly approaching in April, we have purchased class sets of Common Core Performance Coach, resource books, to be used with math and language arts instruction. Unfortunately, these books are not consumable. Children cannot write in, highlight, take notes, or engage in other close reading strategies in these books. 

In years past, parents have asked that these books be available for purchase. Purchasing the books affords students the advantage of highlighting, taking notes, and engaging in other close reading strategies that ultimately contribute to a better understanding of the questions and text while they are in class and also at home. Our students’ performance on last year’s NYS Assessments confirmed our belief that providing students with this advantage was a catalyst for success. The cost of the entire set (all 4 books) is $30.00.
This includes: Math workbook and assessment booklet, Language Arts workbook and assessment booklet. Every student received a purchase form, if you need an additional copy, please click here.


 6th Grade Field Day



PupilPath

We are up and running with PupilPath. At this point every student has received a welcome letter with registration codes for parents and students to log on. PupilPath allows you to view you child’s assignments and monitor his/her performance in class including homework, classwork, tests and projects. It is very important to stay connected and monitor your child's progress for a successful school year. If you are having a problem with your pupilpath access, please call Mrs. Bulko on (718)477-4500 ext.1291, if you have a question about your child's academics, please contact the subject teacher directly.


8th Grade Baby Photo Collection
September 23rd - October 31st


Mrs. McCarthy, our yearbook coordinator, has begun the collection of 8th grade baby photos. These photos will appear in the Class of 2015 Yearbook.


This year your graduation photo will be coordinated with your baby photo. Please select a favorite baby photo, clearly write your name and homeroom on the back and place it inside an envelope with $3 cash. Photos will be collected daily in the lunchroom. Please click here for official letter. 

United Activites Unlimited
OST (Out of School Time) After School Program at IS34

This free brand new afterschool program, United Activities Unlimited, Inc. is a Staten Island community-based organization that provides educational, recreational, counseling and social programs for children and young adults. Their SONYC program here at IS34 will offer tutorial and homework help, cultural and academic enrichment, leadership development, counseling, after school child care, and sports programs. The UAU program will run from 2:30PM – 5:30PM, Monday through Friday, and even on some holidays.

If you are interested in this program, please click here for the application. You will  need proof of address, a medical signed and stamped (valid within the year) and a copy of the Birth Certificate. 

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.






Raymond Sykes
UAU Program Director
rsykes@unitedactivities.org
(718) 477-4500 ext. 2132

GRADUATION DAY

Date:  June 19, 2015
Time:  9:00am
Place: College of Staten Island(CSI)

8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Southern Light Yearbook is giving every parent or relative of a 2015 Graduate an opportunity to personalize your child's yearbook. Space is available to congratulate a graduate or tell your child how proud you are of their accomplishments!! 
 

Every 8th grade student received an instruction form on how to place an ad and the cost. If your child has lost or misplaced it, please click here to print a new form. All orders and payments can only be made online. If you would like to contact the yearbook adviser, Mrs. Denise McCarthy, her email address is dmccarthy9@schools.nyc.gov 

The direct link to online sales is http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A05708032

If you would like to contact Jostens directly the phone # is (877)767-5217,press option 3.

Grade 6 - Fun Station 2014



8th Grade High School Information
for Parents and Students

Please visit the 8th Grade High School Information section located on the left hand side of the home page on our website.  We will continue to post all important information as we receive it throughout the year.  It is important that you stay informed on all updated information by viewing the website frequently.  Please click here for some important information. If  you have further questions after reading the material provided, please feel free to contact Mrs. Russo at (718)477-4500 ext.2292. 

8TH Grade Students

8th Grade Students who are interested in applying to Catholic High School this year, the 2014-2015 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. Russo @ (718)477-4500 ext. 2292.

SCHOOL FOOD REFUND

Due to the new FREE LUNCH Pilot Program FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, several parents asked about how to obtain a refund for the balance in their middle school student’s MyLunchMoney.com account. If you would like to receive a refund for the balance in your MyLunchMoney.com account you can Call DOE Food Services at (718) 349-5783. DOE Food Services will process the refund request. The refund is issued in about 6 weeks as a check directly to the parent/guardian home address.

Parents can call the same number to transfer balances to another child's account.


If you are experiencing any issues or problems with your child's bus, please contact OPT (Office of Pupil Transportation) directly @ (718)392-8855 or contact Pioneer @(718)984-8077

2014/2015 Yellow Bus Service

AM Bus Information click here

PM Bus Information click here

If you would like to check your child's individual transportation record with the Office of Pupil Transportation, please click here, you will need their OSIS#.

8th Grade Senior Banquet 2014

 


Congratulations Class of 2014

 

 


 6th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 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.

7th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2014



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 Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2014



8th Grade Fashion Show 2014
So Much Fun!!!

 


8th Grade Boys Inter-School Basketball Tournament 2014

Congratulations I.S.75 


 Totten 5K Community Fun Run 2014

A Special Thank You to Mrs.Jennifer Thomas for arranging this event!!


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



2014-2015 School Calendar


Please click here to view the Department of Education 2014-2015 Calendar.



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


 8th Grade Game Show 2014



 
                        2013 Holiday Fun At I.S.34

             

2013 Winter Concert



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



 8th Grade Hat Day 2013



John Hudson Dilgen

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


Spelling Bee 2013
 


 6th Grade Halloween Dance 2013 



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


ARIS Parent Link
ATTENTION PARENTS!

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

 


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

Mon, Oct 20 - Fri, Oct 24
Book Fair
Friday, October 24
6th Grade Halloween Dance
No Costumes,Please wear
Black and Orange
2:20 - 4:00
Monday, October 27
Staff Professional Development
2:20-3:40
Tuesday, October 28
Staff-Parent Outreach
2:20 - 3:00


Staff Professional Work
3:00 - 3:35
Parent/Student Workshop
2:30-I.S.34 Auditorium
our PTA  will be hosting 
a parent/student workshop 
Hosting: Father Reilly from
St. Joseph by the Sea

Today, 10/24/2014
High: 63 Low: 50
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/25/2014
High: 66 Low: 51
Mostly sunny
13% chance of precipitation.