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Mother's Day Vendor Fair
Sunday, May 1st
Rain or Shine
Please join us at I.S.34's First Vendor Fair. We have over 50 vendors participating, please view the list below. If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please click here for the official flyer.
Avon,Glitz Glam,It Works,Design with Fire,My Essential Body wear,Scentsy Wickless candles,
Touchstone,Doetera Oils,Chic Grape,Stella & Dot,JB Designs,Colleen's Crafty Frames,
Rodan & Fields Skincare,Fun Station Day Camp,Arbonne,Yoli,Thirty One,Sweet Creations HairDécor
Wild Tree,House of Beati,Mom's Healthy Life/Life's, Abundance,Crochet by J,Pampered Chef,
Shakeology/Beachology,Lockets by Tina,Ben Bay Real Estate,Little Angels,Alluring Eyez,
Disney Vacation Specialist, Tom Crimmins Realty,Mary Kay,Lia Sophia, SI Spirit,Isagenix,Chrissy's Craft,Creations,I Heart Dancewear,Caring Kind,LuLuRoe,ID 360,Tupperware,Soapolicious Body
Company,Created by VGC,The King's Crafter,PartyLite,Sugar Free/ Lilla Rose,Pure Romance,
Younique,Nostalgic Charm,AG Capital Insurance, Nanny's Apple Patch,Tutu Cute Frames,
Jamberry,Plexus Worldwide,Traveling Vinyard,Custom Apron,Couture,Beezy Bees Honey!
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 CITIZENSHIP TRIP
FRIDAY, MAY 13TH
A 7th Grade Citizenship Trip has been planned to celebrate students that have maintained at least Satisfactory Citizenship throughout the school year. Students received a permission slip in the lunchroom. If you need a copy of the slip, please click here. The deadline for payment is May 3rd. All money orders should be made out to I.S.34. Click here to make your payment via PAYPAL.
THE TOTTEN EAGLE SOCIETY
6th & 7th Grade Students
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.
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.
St. Peters Boys High School
Youth Football Clinic
May 10th,17th & 24th
at St. Peters 5pm - 7pm
Please Click here to view official flyer.
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.
6th & 7th Grade Students
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
Tuesday, May 3rd @ 6:00
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 Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, 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 6:00 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. The following schools have confirmed their attendance: Tottenville, Staten Island Tech, New Dorp, Port Richmond, Curtis, St. Joseph by the Sea, St. John Villa, Monsignor Farrell, Moore Catholic, St. Peter’s, Petrides, and PPAS. 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 Ms. Larsen at ext. 1271 or e-mail her at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
NO HOMEWORK OVER SPRING BREAK!!
April 25th - April 29th
IS34 is proud to announce that there will be NO HOMEWORK assigned to any students during SPRING BREAK!!!! Our students and staff have been working so hard all year and they need some time to RELAX!!
3/23/2016 - 5/5/2016
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!
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.
is now CASTING
Food Network is looking for the most talented kid chefs around the country who have what it takes to compete on Chopped Junior. We are in search of young culinary masterminds between the ages of 9 and 14 who can take the heat in the kitchen and the competition!
For more information and how to apply, please visit our website at www.JSCasting.com. If you have any questions or require further information, please email us at ChoppedJuniorCasting@notional.com or feel free to contact me directly. Thank you for your time and assistance.
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.
2nd QUARTER HONOR ROLL
STUDENTS RECEIVED 2nd QUARTER REPORT CARDS ON Thursday,
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 Gold, 8th 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 Silver, 8th 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 Bronze, 8th Grade Bronze
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.
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
10/30/15 School Event
11/17/15 Parent Teacher Conference
2/15/16 - President'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 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
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
What's Happening in your Child's Math Classroom???
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
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.
I.S. 34 GRADUATION DAY
Date: June 21, 2016
Place: College of Staten Island(CSI)
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.)
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.
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"
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
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!