Welcome

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.

 

 

Announcements

FASHION SHOW Tickets on Sale!!!!!
MARCH 4, 2016
7:00PM

We are excited to announce that tickets to the 8th Grade Fashion Show will be sold online this year! To purchase tickets, please click here and follow the prompts. Tickets are $10.00 each.


FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE 365


We are pleased to share that starting today, parents and guardians will be able to download Microsoft software from https://studentoffice.net/, at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices. Much of this software has education-specific content that supports our students’ academic improvement. In addition, familiarity with these tools will help students be prepared for college and careers. Please click here for the official letter.



WELCOME TO I.S.34


IS 34 PROMO PROOF-FINAL from IS34 on Vimeo.


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 February 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 lomalley3@schools.nyc.gov.


Annual PTA Spring Gala
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Grand Oaks Country Club
6:30 PM

If you have any questions, please contact one of the following chairpersons, Christina Scanni  joescanni@yahoo.com, Lani Cappellini (917)648-3633, June Colasuonno (917)589-4300 and Louise Demeo (917)593-5604.

Please click here for the family donation letter.

 


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. 

UAU OPEN HOLIDAYS

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
2/15/16 - President's Day

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 JShanley@unitedactivities.org or (718)477-4500 ext. 2041 or 917-831-8776.


8th Grade Reindeer Games 2015


2015 Winter Concert


2015 Ugly Sweater Day



2015 Annual Toy Drive 

We would like to Thank the I.S.34 Families and staff for their Donations. We would also like to Thank Partners in Sound Entertainment Company for volunteering their time and truck to make the delivery for us. We were able to Donate over 1500 Toys to the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital!


I.S. 34 and I.S. 7 Speech Pen Pal Program visits Nucci's


In partnership with I.S. 7, I.S.34 has developed a Pen Pal Program to enhance social/functional language skills and present vocational possibilities to our students, all while having a little fun.  Our trip to Nucci's allowed the students to tour the kitchen and learn the inner workings of a busy restaurant.  They also socialized with their pen pals and ordered from menus independently while using excellent manners.  Finally, students exchanged small gifts they had made for one another.
 




8th Grade Chorus Trip to Radio City 2015



8th Grade Hat Day 2015


Attention 6th Grade Parents
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS


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
CONGRATULATION I.S. 34 GIRLS & I.S75 BOYS


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.

 6th Grade Field Day 2015



I.S. 34 GRADUATION DAY

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.

SCHOOL SESSION TIMES
MONDAY - FRIDAY


DOORS OPEN AT     7:40AM 
(FREE BREAKFAST SERVED DAILY)

CLASSES START      8:00AM PROMPTLY
DISMISSAL TIME    2:20PM

2015/2016 - PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK

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 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 SENIOR BANQUET 2015

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 & BRUNCH 2015

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


7TH GRADE ARISTA CEREMONY & BRUNCH 2015



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


6TH GRADE ARISTA CEREMONY & BRUNCH 2015


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



I.S.34's CELL PHONE POLICY

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.


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.


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

Wednesday, February 10
RESPECT FOR ALL DAY

WEAR SOMETHING PURPLE

Thursday, February 11
RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK

REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
Theme Thursday
Pajama Attire -
Please wear your IS34 pajama pants or appropriate
Pajamas.
Friday, February 12
RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK

8th Grade Trip
Celebrate Valentine's Day
Wear something Red!!