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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.
FAMILY MATH NIGHT
OCTOBER 8, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Please join us on Thursday, October 8th from 6pm to 8pm for an interactive math experience! Students, parents, siblings and other relatives are invited to attend a fun-filled evening where we will push your mathematical thinking and problem solving ability. You will be challenged to work together to complete tasks aligned to middle school standards. So come spend some time with us and let us prove to you that math is fun!!
Here's some mathematical food for thought...
There's a fine line between a numerator and a denominator.
Parallel lines have so much in common; it's a shame they'll never meet!
Hope to see you there!!!
October 8th - all 6th & 7th grade students will take school pictures.
October 9th - 8th grade pictures with graduation gowns will be taken. Boys must wear a white shirt with a tie.
Order forms will be distributed on Friday, October 2nd. Lifetouch also has many different options to choose from online. Their website is www.mylifetouch.com. If you place your order online, please use Picture Day ID# AL205555Q0.
If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Diane Cunsolo at (718)477-4500 ext.1216.
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 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.
ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING PART IN THE PRODUCTION OF GREASE, REPORT TO THE AUDITORIUM 2:20 - 4:20 ON OCTOBER 6TH
We are happy to announce that auditions will begin shortly for Grease the Musical. If you are interested in auditioning for this year's play "Grease", please see Ms. O'Malley for audition scripts in room 134 on Monday, September 21st. All I.S. 34 students can audition for the play. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. O'Malley @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCELLED RESCHEDULED FOR 10/9
Grade 6 Field Day
Friday, October 2nd
Our sixth grade students will experience our Annual Grade Six Field Day,(our rain date is Friday,October 9th). During Field Day, our sixth grade students will be engaged in several activities designed for them to get to know each other in a cooperative and positive way.
DO NOT BRING BACKPACKS. Period three the students will take part in a March of Dimes mini walk (around the perimeter of Totten). The students will eat lunch period 4. After lunch the students will participate in activities in our auditorium and on our field. They will also enjoy refreshments provided by our PTA and attend a Field Day Awards Assembly.
If you did not receive a copy of the original letter, please click here.
8TH GRADE RING AND GOWN MEASURING
Monday, October 5th
A representative from Smooth will be here on Monday, October 5th to measure students for their gowns and rings. Your child simply needs to show up to be measured for their gowns, no form or payment is needed at this time. If your child is interested in purchasing a class ring please click here, included is a sample order form he/she will have the opportunity to pick up on Thursday and Friday in the lunchroom.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Firenze at email@example.com
I.S. 34 GRADUATION DAY
Date: June 21, 2016
Place: College of Staten Island(CSI)
It's Clothing Drive Time Again!!
That's Right! On Friday,October 16th you can drop off unwanted clothes, shoes, linens, towels and stuffed animals at the IS34 schoolyard. Pick will be 4:00pm.
Just package everything up in a kitchen-sized garbage bag and drop it off at the Yetman Avenue schoolyard after school. This is an easy way to clean-out your closets and raise money for your school!
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
11/3/15 Election Day
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 JShanley@unitedactivities.org or (718)477-4500 ext. 2041 or 917-831-8776.
8th Grade Baby Photo Collection
September 18th - October 30th
Mrs. McCarthy, our yearbook coordinator, will begin the collection of 8th grade baby photos. These photos will appear in the Class of 2016 Yearbook.
This year your graduation photo will be coordinated with your baby photo. Please select a favorite baby photo, clearly write your name and homeroom on the back and place it inside an envelope with $3 cash. Photos will be collected daily in the lunchroom. Please click here for official letter. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McCarthy @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellence in Education
Please click here to read the attached letter from Chancellor Farina.
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.
Also, All Pre Registration forms for audition schools and Specialized High School tests should be returned to Mrs. Fuscaldo by October 8, 2015 in the Cafeteria's 8th grade drop box. Any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Fuscaldo at (718)477-4500 ext.1081.
9/18/2015 - 10/31/2015
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!
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.2131, if you have a question about your child's academics, please contact the subject teacher directly.
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 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#.
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
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 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: http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/public1/default.aspx
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 www.tachsinfo.com 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.)
I.S.34 Takes on D.C.
8th Grade S.S. Regent Class 2015
I.S. 34's Production of Annie 2015
8TH GRADE UPTOWN FUNK VIDEO 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.
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!
6th Grade Halloween Dance 2014
Grade 6 - Fun Station 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.
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
8th Grade Girls Inter-School Basketball Tournament
I.S.7, I.S.75 & I.S.34
"Congratulations to the I.S.75 Girls"
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.
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
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6th grade open house by clicking below
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!