Announcements

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.

 

 

Congratulations Lindsey Johnson-8th Grade

Lindsey was the Winner in the Beauvais-Hudson Post 126 American Legion Essay Contest -entitled- "What the Constitution means to me". Lindsey will be honored along with the other school winners at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm. 


2015 Learning Environment Survey

The Annual Learning Environment Surveys were distributed!! At Totten, we believe parents are partners in their child's education. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey.  The data gathered from your answers provides valuable feedback on Totten's strenghts and next steps. Last year our school had a return rate of 97%. Our goal for this year is to receive the maximum points for each answer and a 100% return rate.  Whenever a parent Strongly Agrees with a statement our school receives 10 points for that answer, we only receive 6.6 points for an answer of Agrees. The point values continue to decline whenever a parent disagrees or strongly disagrees. For this reason we ask that you thoroughly read each question so that the survey accurately reflects your opinion of our school. Please have your child return the survey to their period 2 teacher as soon as possible. If you complete your survey online, please send in the receipt with your child's name and homeroom. Every homeroom that achieves a return rate of 100% or better will receive a participation credit and be entered into a raffle for a class pizza party. If you lost your survey, please call the survey Hotline at (800)690-8603. If you have any further questions, please contact the Parent Coordinator @ (718)477-4500 ext. 1216.

To take the Survey Online
Click here, you must have your access code!

 


Annual PTA Spring Gala
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Historic Old Bermuda Inn
6:30 PM

$65.00 per person includes:
Four Course Dinner
Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee & Tea
One Sheet of Green Tickets

Please 
click here for the official invitation. To reserve a seat or a table at the Auction and if you want to purchase Val-Packs, please click here.

**The Spring Gala Committee needs: donations, including gift certificates and products from businesses, if you know someone that is willing to make a donation, please click here for a merchant letter.  We also need empty baskets and any new and unused items that you do not need. Please contact Christina Scanni (917)273-4759/ joescanni@yahoo.com or Dominique Migliorato (917)670-2224/ frenchmig@aol.com. 

7th Grade Students
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT

Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 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. Fuscaldo at ext. 1081 or e-mail her at hfuscaldo@schools.nyc.gov  . We look forward to seeing you there!


Congratulations!!!
Gabriel Natal (8th Grade) and
Nicolas Schwarz (6th Grade)


We are very proud of both I.S.34 students, they are finalists in the 2015 Daily News New York Citywide Spelling Bee. We will be cheering them on Friday, March 20, 2015.  Good Luck!!!!

I.S.34's Production of Annie

Congratulations to all of the students that auditioned for a role in our first annual Totten Performing Arts Production of Annie. Click here to view Cast List. Please note that all students that auditioned will either have a lead role or be part of the Chorus Ensemble.
 
Please pay close attention to the Rehearsal Schedule. 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.


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.





2nd QUARTER HONOR ROLL

STUDENTS RECEIVED 2nd QUARTER REPORT CARDS ON
Thursday, February 12th.


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 Bronze8th Grade Bronze


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! 

 

 


United Activities Unlimited
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 and hope to be fully enrolled by the end of February.  

Applications will be distributed during lunch periods as well as upon request through Mrs. Shanley in Rm 204.

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.

Looking forward to a great year!


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 Winter Concert

2014 Holiday Concert 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!

8th Grade Hat Day 2014



Concert Journal

The PTA is always looking for ways to raise funds for our music department. So if you would like to place a business ad or a personal booster ad, please fill out one of the attached forms.

6th Grade Halloween Dance 2014



 6th Grade Field Day



GRADUATION DAY

Date:  June 19, 2015
Time:  9:00am
Place: College of Staten Island(CSI)

Grade 6 - Fun Station 2014



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.


8th Grade Senior Banquet 2014

 


Congratulations Class of 2014

 

 


 6th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 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.

7th Grade Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2014



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 Arista Ceremony and Brunch 2014



8th Grade Fashion Show 2014
So Much Fun!!!

 


8th Grade Boys Inter-School Basketball Tournament 2014

Congratulations I.S.75 


 Totten 5K Community Fun Run 2014

A Special Thank You to Mrs.Jennifer Thomas for arranging this event!!


8th Grade Girls Inter-School Basketball Tournament
I.S.7, I.S.75 & I.S.34
"Congratulations to the I.S.75 Girls"



2014-2015 School Calendar


Please click here to view the Department of Education 2014-2015 Calendar.



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


 8th Grade Game Show 2014



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.

8th Grade Chorus Trip To Radio City 2013 


Inter-School Flag Football Tournament



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
has to say about IS34

 


You can find more videos from the
6th grade open house by clicking below

CLICK HERE


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

 


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

Wednesday, March 4
8th Grade Fashion Show Practice II
Practice No. II
2:20 - 4:00
Friday, March 6
OLHC CONFIRMATION - CCD
Saturday, March 7
Saturday Test Prep Academy
9:00-12:00
Monday, March 9
Staff Professional Development
2:20-3:40
Tuesday, March 10
Staff-Parent Outreach
2:20 - 3:00


Staff Professional Work
3:00 - 3:35

Today, 3/4/2015
High: 40 Low: 30
Rain
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/5/2015
High: 29 Low: 25
Snow
90% chance of precipitation.