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.

 

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. 

6th Grade Meet and Greet
Fun Station USA
September 19th
6pm - 9pm

Come join the fun!! We are going to hold a meet and greet for 6th graders at Fun Station on Friday September 19, 2014. It's a nice way to get to know each other. The cost is $20.00 per person. Please click here to see the official flyer. Students need to be accompanied by an adult, one adult can bring several students.


 


Pupil Path
We are expecting the rollout to be around, October 1st. Be on the lookout for the Welcome Letter to get started, they should be distributed shortly.

We are excited to announce that we will be using the “Pupil Path” website to bring you immediate information regarding your child’s education! Pupil Path allows you to view you child’s assignments and monitor his/her performance in class including homework, classwork, tests and projects. We hope that by enabling you to see this information on a daily basis we will be able to work together to ensure that our children remain on track in every class.
Learn more about Pupil Path at “Back to School” night on September 18th from 5p.m.-8p.m.


Back to School Night
September 18, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


On September 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. we will be opening our doors for a “Back to School” night. Parents are encouraged to meet their child’s teachers and learn about the expectations for each academic subject. We will also be offering various parent workshops including: 6th Grade Orientation, 8th Grade Regents Information, Pupil Path Training and How to support your child with the CCLS. Hope to see you then!


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#.

2014 NYS ELA & MATH State Scores

We have been advised parents will be able to access their child's state scores sometime this week. Please click here to access Aris Parent Link. You will need your child's OSIS # and password. If you need help with your log on information, please email dcunsolo@schools.nyc.gov or call (718)477-4500 ext. 1216.

LUNCH APPLICATIONS STILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED
LUNCH IS FREE FOR ALL I.S. 34 STUDENTS

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:
http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/public1/default.aspx

 



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


8th Grade Senior Banquet 2014

 


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 www.tachsinfo.com 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


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

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

Tuesday, September 16
Candy Sale Kick-Off Assembly
Per. 1 & Per. 2
Fire Drill
Period 6

Cancelled due to rain!
Staff-Parent Outreach
2:20 - 3:00


Staff Professional Work
3:00 - 3:35
Tobacco Free Staten Island
4:00 PM
JCC
1466 Manor Road
Please click here for full details.
Wednesday, September 17
Fire Drill
Period 3
SLT
2:30
PTA Meeting
7:00 PM

Today, 9/16/2014
High: 72 Low: 56
Mostly cloudy
70% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/17/2014
High: 72 Low: 57
Sunny
0% chance of precipitation.