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I.S. 34's ANNUAL CANNED FOOD DRIVE
November 7th - 14th
We are proud to announce that we are one of the TOP Schools Every Year to donate the most cans to City Harvest. We would love to keep that record going, so please click here to see the official letter and the items that are most needed.
The donated food is distributed by a food pantry on Staten Island and is given to our neediest residents.
Donations will be collected during am lineup. 6th & 7th grade students will place bags with name,homeroom and total items in the back of the auditorium. 8th graders will leave donations on a table in the lunchroom. This year any class that brings in 50 or more food items will receive “Class Participation Credit”. The class that brings in the most food per each grade will receive a “Pizza Party”.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs.Orlando @ (718)477-4500 ext. 1161.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 20th
12:30 - 2:30 & 5:30 - 8:00
Please note that Thursday, November 20th is a half day for all Totten students. All students will be dismissed at 11:20 a.m.
FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
6:30PM - 8:00PM
We are excited to be hosting our first annual Family Science Night! Join us Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 6:30-8pm. Some of the activities we have planned for the night include a tallest tower building competition, visitors from the Staten Island Zoo with live animals, and an opportunity to be a part of a poster contest. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Up-to-Date Guidance about Ebola
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) are working together to ensure that families have the most up-to-date guidance about Ebola. The facts below are important to help you understand how low you and your child’s risk of Ebola exposure is, please click here for official letter.
6th Grade Halloween Dance 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
UAU Program Director
(718) 477-4500 ext. 2132
Date: June 19, 2015
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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