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Announcements

Congratulations to Totten Intermediate's
8th Grade Guidance Counselor Helen Fuscaldo


Let's give a warm congratulations to our eighth grade guidance counselor Helen Fuscaldo for receiving the School Guidance Counselor of the Year Award at the Thirtieth Guidance Counselors' Recognition Day Ceremony at Tweed Courthouse on May 25, 2016.  Schools' Chancellor Carmen Farina was on hand to commend these counselors on their tireless efforts with New York City's school children.  Hooray, Mrs. Fuscaldo!



Congratulations to our Incoming
2016-2017 PTA!!
 
Co-Presidents: Doreen Mannion/Christina Scanni
1st Vice President: Lucy Schwartz
2nd Vice President: Jennifer Reidinger
Correspondence Secretary: Filomena DeCicco
Recording Secretary: Lani Cappellini
Treasurer: Anna Sikorjak

We would like to welcome New Members to our SLT:
Jennifer Tobacco, Helen Chadwick & Jacqueline Sze

8th Grade Senior Banquet
Monday, June 27th @ 6:30pm
Hilton Nicotra Ballroom

Please click here for the official invitation. We only accept Money Orders made out to IS34 or Paypal. If you would like to pay thru Paypal, please click here. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Firenze @ ffirenze@schools.nyc.gov.

ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
FAMILY WORKSHOP

Please click here for the official 2016 flyer.

UAU Summer Camp
Grades 6 - 8
July 6th to August 12th

UAU will be offering a Summer Vacation Day Camp this year at I.S.34 for students grades 6 thru 8. It will run Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:00pm. Please click here for the application and payment information. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Shanley (718)477-4500 ext. 2041 or email her at jshanley@unitedactivities.org.

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SPRING Concert Tickets on Sale!!!!!
May 31st & June 2nd

We are excited to announce that tickets to our Spring Concerts are on sale now! To purchase tickets, please click here and follow the prompts. Tickets are $10.00 each.

TUESDAY  MAY 31, 2016

Strings Grade 7 & 8, Chorus Grade 7 & 8, Junior Band Grade 6, Jazz Band Grade 6, 7 & 8

THURSDAY  JUNE 2, 2016
Strings Grade 6 & 8, Chorus Grade 6 & 8, Intermediate Band Grade 7 & 8, Jazz Band Grade 6, 7 & 8, Senior Band Grade 7 & 8


7TH GRADE DORNEY PARK TRIP

POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY, JUNE 7TH (RAIN OR SHINE).

THE TOTTEN EAGLE SOCIETY
6th & 7th Grade Students
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION FOR THE 2015/2016 SCHOOL YEAR IS JUNE 10TH

Membership to this elite society is contingent upon the SOAR Criteria listed below:


SERVICE:  A minimum of 10 internal service hours and 10 external service hours are required with evidence accurately documented.  Internal service is defined as any activity that aids/assists a faculty, staff or student during the course of a school day.  External service is similarly defined as an activity that aids/assists another person or organization for the benefit of another or the community.  Forms will be available online for each type of service.

OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP: maintain a minimum of 15 E’s during the first 3 marking periods of the school year and NO N’s or U’s.  Students who meet this criteria must submit a copy of his/her 3rd quarter report card highlighting at least 15 E’s.


ATTENDANCE: No more than 5 absences within the school year.  (Please note: Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.)


RESPONSIBILITY: Display ownership and responsibility over the criteria listed here by self-monitoring, collecting and organizing your evidence accurately for submission by a provided due date.


Acceptance into the society is limited to those students who have fulfilled the aforementioned criteria for three years: First year – New Status; Second year – Continuing Status; and Third year – Eagle Society Status.


Acknowledgements
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New Members
(first year member):  CLASS Certificate


Continuing Members
(two year member):  CLASS Pin

Society Status (three year member): CLASS Rope to wear over gown at graduation and name displayed on the perpetual “Totten Eagle Society” plaque.  Other acknowledgements to be announced.


Please click here  for the Internal Service Credit Sheet and click here for the External Service Credit Sheet.



3rd QUARTER HONOR ROLL

STUDENTS RECEIVED 3rd QUARTER REPORT CARDS ON Friday, April 22nd.


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


Totten Community Park Clean Up and Fun Run
Conference House Park
Thursday, June 9th
Clean Up 4:00pm-6:00pm
Fun Run 6:00pm


The 3rd annual Totten Community 1.5 mile fun run will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 6:00 pm with a park clean up beforehand from 4:00-6:00.  Support by our staff, community, and students made last year's event a big success with almost 200 participants and roughly $500 was raised for EB research and to support the Dilgen family.  With your help again this year, we are hoping that this year will be an even bigger success!  Your help in any of the following ways would be tremendously appreciated:

* Donations/baskets/gift cards for raffles- These are needed and would be much appreciated!

* Volunteers on event day (course marshals/raffle tickets/handing out water/sign-in sheets, etc.)

* Participate; Come out and run/help clean up the park!

* Purchase raffle tickets (For sale prior to June 9th, during lunch on June 9th and at the event)

* Promoting this event with your students as all I.S. 34 students are encouraged to participate!

All money raised will be going to EB research and to support John Hudson Dilgen.  John Hudson is currently at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital due to complications from EB. If you are interested in donating or volunteering please contact Jen Thomas at JThomas64@schools.nyc.gov or stop by room 232 before school or during lunch.  Thank you in advance for any support you can provide; this truly is an amazing staff! 




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. If you need assistance, please call (800)642-7676.



EAGLE POST 1ST EDITION

Our Student Government has published their first news letter "The Eagle Post". A special THANKS to our 7th Grade Student Government and our Editor in Chief Isabella Pizza for doing a great job. Please click here to view the quarterly newsletter.

IS34'S PRODUCTION OF GREASE 2016


I.S.34's Production of Grease from IS34 on Vimeo.


UAU - EAGLES' VOICE VIDEO

IS 34 and UAU would like to congratulate our Eagles' Voice participants in placing as finalists for the DYCD Citywide GameChangers competition! Our students will compete against other Afterschool programs from all over the city! Good luck Eagles' Voice and congratulations! Please enjoy the video that we entered into the competition! Their hard work and commitment is an excellent representation of the programming that we offer at
 IS 34 UAU! 



I.S.34 BIKE RACK

Do you enjoy this beautiful spring weather and want to do something good for our environment? Now I.S. 34 has a shiny new bike rack so students can ride their bikes to and from school. The bike rack is located to the right of the main entrance to the school just inside the gate of the baseball field. Bikers are encouraged to bring a bike lock and are required to wear helmets as they save lives and it's the law. Students may borrow a helmet from the school if they do not own one. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the bike rack and enjoy their commute to school.



WILLINGNESS TO SERVE

As a parent of I.S.34, who will have one or more children attending the school in September 2016, you are eligible to participate on any and all PTA committees which you are interested in. Below are three types of Willingness to Serve Forms. Please download any and all forms that interest you, complete them and have your child return it to the main office Attn: PTA Willingness to Serve/Nominating Committee. We look forward to working with you!! Please click on the forms you are interested in: the committee form, executive board form, SLT form.

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
5/11/16 Parent Teacher Conference

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.


PTA Spring Gala 2016

Auction 2016 from IS34 on Vimeo.


8th Grade Fashion Show 2016

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 APRIL 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.


WELCOME TO I.S.34


IS 34 PROMO PROOF-FINAL from IS34 on Vimeo.


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


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

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

Things to Bring:

Child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth, or other official document of age (See Chancellor’s Regulation A-101 for documents accepted for proof of age)

Immunization records,Latest report card/transcript (if available), Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available), Proof of address which may be verified by any two of the following containing the address of residence:

  • A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days
  • A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days 
  • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor or the federal Office of Refugee Settlement, indicating the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days
  • A current property tax bill for the residence
  • A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
  • Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence, must be dated within the past 60 days
  • State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence
  • Income tax form for the last calendar year
  • Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days
  • Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
  • Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
  • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with name of child and address of residence

* If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Patricia DiPilato, Pupil Accountant, (718)477-4500 ext. 1213

 


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 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






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

Monday, May 30
MEMORIAL DAY
Tuesday, May 31
CONCERT
7:00 PM
Staff-Parent Outreach
2:20 - 3:00


Staff Professional Work
3:00 - 3:35
Wednesday, June 1
EXTENDED INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM
LIBRARY
2:40 - 4:00
New Dorp High School Freshman Parent Orientation
6:30pm