Announcements


Congratulations to Mr. Boyle

Mr. Boyle was named Principal of the Week. Please click here to read the full article.

National Poem in Your Pocket Day
Thursday, April 24th

Save the date: Poem in Your Pocket Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, April 24 at IS 34.


On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day.Remember to bring a copy of your favorite poem to school that day so that you can share it with your classmates and teachers!


6TH GRADE CITIZENSHIP TRIP
ADVENTURELAND AMUSEMENT PARK
THURSDAY, MAY15TH 


A 6th Grade Trip has been planned to celebrate students that have maintained at least Satisfactory Citizenship throughout the school year. Students received a permission slip this week. If you need a copy of the slip, please click here. The deadline for payment is April 29th.

Spring Break Assignments

Every student will be responsible for printing and completing a Math Packet over the break. Please click on the appropriate grade: 6th Grade Packet, 7th Grade Packet, 8th Grade Packet. 8th Grade Regent Students are required to complete the 8th Grade Packet.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY's
Friday, May 16th - 1/2 Day for all Students 12:10 dismissal!!

Friday, May 23rd - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

March of Dimes

Attention all families, students, and staff of I.S.34. We have started our Annual March of Dimes fundraiser. Every student was sent home with a collection envelope. Please clearly mark the envelope with your child's name, homeroom and the amount enclosed.The envelopes will be collected during lunch on April 23rd, 24th & 25th. Families may donate on behalf of their personal businesses. Every little bit helps!!

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fuscaldo at (718)477-4500 ext. 1081 or Mrs. O'Malley @ Lomalley3@schools.nyc.gov

STATE EXAMS!!


NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ALLOWED IN SCHOOL DURING THE STATE EXAMS. 

ELA Test will take place April 1st,2nd & 3rd. 
MATH Test will take place April 30th,May 1st & 2nd.
 
Please be sure to get a good night rest, eat a good breakfast and arrive at school on time with 2  #2 pencils.

I.S.34's Student Government
Adopting a Troop!!

The Student Government Organization (SGO) will be adopting a troop. Our school will be supporting soldiers over seas. Please click here to see the list of necessary supplies needed. Participation credits will be awarded to homerooms with the highest % of donations. Please write your name and homeroom on the donated supplies. SGO reps will collect supplies during am holding areas (8th grade-Cafeteria), (6th & 7th - Auditorium).

WILLINGNESS TO SERVE

As a parent of I.S.34, who will have one or more children attending the school in September 2014, 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.

Congressman Michael Grimm
takes a selfie with our SGO


 


2 Faculty Members Save a Life!!!

On Monday March 10th our fantastic school aide Catherine Fondacaro noticed a 6th grader, Julia Schrader, was choking during lunch. Mrs. Fondacaro immediately alerted our 6th grade dean Mr. Steve Curreri. Mr. Curreri performed the Heimlich Maneuver on Julia and cleared her airway.

This morning we held an assembly honoring Mr. Curreri and Mrs. Fondacaro for their heroism. During the assembly Congressman Michael Grimm presented Mr. Curreri with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for his heroism.

Please click here for the official Staten Island Advance Article.


7th Grade Students
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT

Monday, April 28th @ 6:30
I.S.34 Auditorium

This is an important message to all 7th grade students and parents. Next year you will have to make the important decision of picking the program and high school that best suits you. On Monday, April 28th, 2013, Totten I.S.34 will be hosting our annual High School Information Night. It is our intention to make parents and students aware of the many high school options that are available. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 8:00 p.m. It will consist of three twenty minute sessions that allow you to speak with representatives from the high schools you are interested in. Take advantage of this great opportunity to gather knowledge of the various programs so that they can lead you to a more informed decision next year. If you have any questions you can contact Mrs. Shatz at ext. 1291 or e-mail her at jshatz@schools.nyc.govWe look forward to seeing you there!

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


Chancellor Fariña visits I.S.34

We were honored to host Chancellor Fariña at Totten this morning.

 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



PTA Fundraiser

Our PTA is always trying to raise funds for I.S.34. So if you shop at
Stop & Shop or Pathmark, please click on the store name and link your card to our school. Every time you use your card in one of those stores it will earn cash for the school. Please encourage your friends and relatives to join too!!

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


SCHOOL FOOD

Free Breakfast Daily

I.S.34 offers free breakfast every day from 7:35am-8:00am to all students. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this offer, it's the most important meal of the day.

School Lunch and Snack System
Our school participates in the P.O.S. system. Each student (whether free, reduced or paid) is assigned a six digit code. This code should never be shared with their friends. Every time a student purchases lunch or a snack they need to enter their 6 digit code. That code identifies who they are and the amount of funds they have available. If their account has a negative balance, they will not be able to purchase a snack until the account is made whole. There are 2 ways to make sure your account is funded:

1) set up a www.mylunchmoney.com account, which is linked to a credit card or bank account. All you need is your child's OSIS #. My Lunch Money has a customer support #(800)479-3531 in case you have any inquires.

2) your child can put cash in a kiosk machine located in our lunchroom, all they need is their 6 digit code. 7th & 8th Grade Students already have their codes, 6th Grade Students will receive their codes during the first few days of school. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Cunsolo, Parent Coordinator, (718)477-4500 ext. 1216

  Congratulations 8th Grade Class Of 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.


6th Grade Trip to Adventureland 2013 



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.

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

 


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


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

Mon, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 22
SPRING RECESS
SCHOOL CLOSED
Thursday, April 17
Wendy's PTA Fundraiser
5pm-8pm
Eat in or Drive Thru
6420 Amboy Road and tell
them I.S. 34 sent you!
Wed, Apr 23 - Fri, Apr 25
March of Dimes
Collecting during lunch.
Mrs. O'malley & Mrs. Fuscaldo
Thursday, April 24
PTA MEETING
9:15 AM
Lunch Room
District Professional Development
8am - 3pm
Auditorium

Today, 4/16/2014
High: 47 Low: 36
Sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/17/2014
High: 52 Low: 36
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.