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
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
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
click here for the Free Choice Assignments (Non- Fiction & Fiction)


Incoming Grade 6 Click Here

Incoming Grade 7 Click Here

Incoming Grade 8 Click Here


2014/2015 School Meals Application

Please complete application online before September!!

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of School Food offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75.

Some students may be eligible for free meals. To determine if you qualify for free meals, complete a School Meals Application online this summer. In applying online, you will avoid the hassle of submitting a paper form in September.

You can 
apply online using any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. Please keep in mind that families are responsible for the full price of lunch while the lunch application is being processed.

Applications submitted online are processed within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted. Your privacy is important to us, so all information provided on your application will be kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.

If you are ready to get started, CLICK HERE to begin the online process.

Any questions, please contact The Office of School Food at (877) 363-6325 or visit:


Unit of Study

The English Department will be starting a Unit of Study in September 2014. 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 by Thanhha Lai
7th Grade will be reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
6th Grade will be reading The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


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


8th Grade Senior Banquet 2014



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

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 or you would like to set up an appointment, please contact Patricia DiPilato, Pupil Accountant, (718)477-4500 ext. 1213 during the week of August 25th.

Congratulations Class of 2014



8TH Grade Students

8th Grade Students who are interested in applying to Catholic High School next 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 to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Russo @ (718)477-4500 ext. 2292.

 6th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2014

7th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2014

8th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2014

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 

 6th Grade Field Day 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.

 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 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

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.

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.

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.

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


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


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

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

Tue, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 3
IPC with AP's
Tuesday, September 2
Faculty Returns
No Students
Skedula with Administration
11 - 1
Wednesday, September 3
Skedula with Staff
Thursday, September 4
6th Grade Auditorium
7th Grade Gym
8th Grade Cafeteria

Today, 8/20/2014
High: 78 Low: 65
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/21/2014
High: 78 Low: 67
Chance rain showers
32% chance of precipitation.