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8th Grade Hat Day 2015

Barnes & Noble Bookfair
2245 Richmond Avenue
November 29th - December 6th

Our PTA will be hosting a Barnes & Noble Bookfair. Our school will receive 25% of all sales. There will be 2 Signature Drinks at the Starbuck counter representing I.S.34. The I.S.34 Chorus & Band will be performing. 

If you would rather purchase online please click here ,our Bookfair ID# 11725751. Please click here for the official voucher.

November 30th - December 4th

I.S.34 will be hosting our Annual Toy Drive. This year we will be donating our Toys to New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. They have supplied us with a Child Life Wish List,  they are in need of Infant items thru Teen items. They will only accept New toys. No food items and please do not wrap toys.

Please click here for a full Wish List.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Cunsolo, Parent Coordinator (718)477-4500 ext. 1216

Winter Concert Tickets on Sale!!!!!
December 15th & December 17th

We are excited to announce that tickets to our Winter Concerts will be sold online this year! To purchase tickets, please click here and follow the prompts. This site has some amazing features such as being able to select your seats and being able to see which groups of students are performing each night! Tickets are $10.00 each.

December 2, 2015
I.S.34 Auditorium

IS 34, the ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY & the students of Imagination 34! present “Opposites Attract”
Do opposites attract or do they repel?  You decide when you come to see "Opposite's Attract", a series of delightful vignettes that explore this universal theme.  Inspired by the Roundabout's Theatre's upcoming production of the smash hit comedy revival, "She Loves Me", Imagination 34's resident after school drama and stagecraft club students wrote and designed this rollicking production.  Now in it's 7th year, Imagination 34's parnership with the  Roundabout's Theatre, under the guidance of Roundabout  Teaching Artists and IS 34 staff,is once again on schedule to bring you quality student generated productions.  Get your tickets to find out if opposites really do attract!

Tickets are $6.00 each. ***Click here*** to purchase tickets, please select seats as close to the stage as possible.


When checking out, please be sure to use the STUDENT'S NAME in the first and last name fields on the shipping information tab.  All merchandise is shipping to the school, please enter the school's address, 528 Academy Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10307 

For a LIMITED TIME only, we are selling Class of 2016 hoodies to the 8th grade.  Each sweatshirt is only $35.  If you are looking for a great holiday gift for your child or friend's child, CLICK HERE to visit the website and purchase your Senior Hoodie today!

If you have any questions, please contact Smooth Customer Service at (800)706-7000. If you need to cancel your order, please click here for the cancellation form and you can email it to or fax it to 914-965-7671.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
ARIANA'S Brick Oven Pizza Cafe
6:00 PM
Price ~ 50.00

:  Four-Course Dinner, Beer, Wine, Sangria,Coffee, Tea & Dessert.

Send in your payment (cash or check made payable to:  IS 34 PTA)by December 2nd in an envelope with your name, ATTN: PTA Holiday Dinner

Please click here for Official Flyer.

I.S.34's Production of Grease

Congratulations to all of the students that auditioned for a role in our Annual Totten Performing Arts Production. Click here to view Cast List of Grease. Please note that all students that auditioned will either have a lead role or be part of the Chorus Ensemble/Stage Crew.
Please pay close attention to the Rehearsal Schedule it will be posted monthly, click here for the December Calendar. You should only attend rehearsal when your act or group is referenced. Mrs. O'Malley will explain the calendar with the cast.
If you have any questions, you can email Mrs. O'Malley at

Modell's Fundraiser
11/20/2015 - 12/30/2015

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!

Attention 6th Grade Parents

This year your child will be using a new
online math program called GO Math! It offers an engaging and interactive approach to covering the New York State Core Standards.  This online math program works on all computers and tablets and reflects the learning going on in the classroom.  Everything your child would see in a physical textbook has been put online, with the addition of really great resources such as an interactive student edition where students can use manipulative's and watch videos. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE for GO MATH Video 1 Tutorial: How to Sign In

PLEASE CLICK HERE for GO MATH Video 2 Tutorial: How to access assignments and student resources

If you get an ERROR, just click on "open this content in a new window"

2015 Student Government Elections

Congratulations to our newly elected Grade Presidents!!! 6th Grade Matthew Patinella, 7th Grade Ashley Ciechalski, and 8th Grade Alexa Bartiromo.

Inter-School Flag Football Tournament 2015
I.S.7, I.S.75 & I.S.34



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 Gold8th 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 Silver8th Grade Silver

Bronze Honor Roll:
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 Bronze8th Grade Bronze

Spelling Bee 2015

What's Happening in your Child's Math Classroom???
Unit 2

Attached is our second installment of "What's Happening" in your child's math classroom.  This newsletter will give you a snapshot of what your child is currently working on in his/her classroom and also provides resources to support your child's studies at home.

Click here for 6th Grade Unit

Click here for 7th Grade Unit

Click here for 8th Grade Unit

6th Grade Halloween Dance 2015

Grade 6 Meet & Greet - Fun Station 2015

Citywide Behavioral Expectations
to Support Student Learning

Please click here to read the official letter from Chancellor Farina. If you would like to see the New Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning(Student Intervention and Discipline Code Booklet), please click here.


On October 13th, Broadway’s Roundabout Theatre will be returning for their 7th season to partner with our students to create a student generated theatrical performance. Under the guidance of Roundabout Teaching Artists, students will create and perform a play in early December (December 2nd). Included in the price are tickets and round trip bussing to the Broadway musical, “She Loves Me”, in March.  Space is extremely limited. 15-20 actors are needed as well as 5-10 set design and stagecraft students. The class will cost $150 (16 sessions).  Classes will be held on 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21, 10/27, 10/28, 11/4, 11/10, 11/16, 11/18, 11/19, 11/24, 11/25, 11/30, 12/1 and 12/2 afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30. Students must be seriously committed to the project.  Acceptance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Slips should be returned to Mr. Tames in room 235 or during Lunch no later than Friday October 9th. Please click here for a copy of the permission slip. 

United Activities Unlimited
FREE 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. 

Please find the following list of the holidays that UAU will be open. On these days, the program will be open from 9-2, and dismissal will be from 1:45 to 2 pm. As always, please make your own arrangements for pick up. Transportation is NOT available. 


11/11/2015 Veterans Day
 2/15/16 to 2/19/16 Winter Recess
 4/25/16 to 4/29/16 Spring Recess 

UAU will be closed on the following Holidays

10/12/15 Columbus Day

10/30/15 School Event

11/3/15 Election Day

11/17/15 Parent Teacher Conference

11/26/15-11/27/15 Thanksgiving Holiday

12/24/15-1/3/16 Holiday Recess

3/25/16 Good Friday

5/30/16 Memorial Day

6/9/16 Chancellor's Day

The LAST day for UAU will be on June 23rd,  2016. 

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

 6th Grade Field Day 2015

8th Grade Yearbook Ads
Deadline is 12/12/15

Southern Light Yearbook is giving every parent or relative of a 2016 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 

The direct link to online sales is

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


Date:  June 21, 2016
Time:  9:00am
Place: College of Staten Island(CSI)

Citywide Programs
Excellence in Education

Please click here to read the attached letter from Chancellor Farina.





The Totten 2015/2016 Parent/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 2015/2016 Totten Parent/Student Handbook.

2015/2016 School Meals Application

Please complete the application online!!

You can apply online using any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection.

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:


8TH Grade Students

8th Grade Students who are interested in applying to Catholic High School this 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 to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fuscaldo @ (718)477-4500 ext. 1081.

2015-2016 School Calendar

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

Health Services/Section 504 Accommodations

The Office of School Health manages the processes surrounding students needing medication administration, medically-prescribed treatment, glucose monitoring, insulin pump maintenance, and other Section 504 and Individualized Education Program (IEP) services.

Several health forms are used in the New York City public schools. Using these forms helps assure that children get the care, services, and accommodations they need during the school day.

Please click here to obtain forms. Forms must be completed by parent/guardian and physician/health care provider, and submitted to the child's school.(Forms must be printed and completed by hand, not on-line.) 


8th Grade Banquet 2015 from IS34 on Vimeo.

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.


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


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


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

FUN RUN 2015

Fun Run 2015 from IS34 on Vimeo.

I.S. 34's Production of Annie 2015

PTA Spring Gala 2015
What a Fun Night!!!

8th Grade Fashion Show 2015


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 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!

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


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!

Daily Announcements

Mon, Nov 30 - Fri, Dec 4
New York Presbyterian
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
(Only New Gifts for Infants thru Teens)(Please click here for wish list)
Sun, Nov 29 - Sun, Dec 6
Monday, November 30
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Roundabout Theatre Company
Imagination 34
Staff Professional Development
Tuesday, December 1
Staff-Parent Outreach
2:20 - 3:00

Staff Professional Work
3:00 - 3:35
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Roundabout Theatre Company
Imagination 34