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.


 

Grade 6 - Fun Station 2014



Grade 6 Field Day
Friday, October 3rd

Our sixth grade students will experience our Annual Grade Six Field Day,(our rain date is Friday,October 17th). 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.

The students will follow their regular program for periods 1 and 2. Your child should come to school prepared for those classes. 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.

Modell's Fundraiser
9/19/2014 - 10/19/2014

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!

United Activites Unlimited
OST (Out of School Time) After School Program at IS34

This free brand new afterschool program, United Activities Unlimited, Inc. is a Staten Island community-based organization that provides educational, recreational, counseling and social programs for children and young adults. Their SONYC program here at IS34 will offer tutorial and homework help, cultural and academic enrichment, leadership development, counseling, after school child care, and sports programs. The UAU program will run from 2:30PM – 5:30PM, Monday through Friday, and even on some holidays.

If you are interested in this program, please click here for the application. You will  need proof of address, a medical signed and stamped (valid within the year) and a copy of the Birth Certificate. 

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.






Raymond Sykes
UAU Program Director
rsykes@unitedactivities.org
(718) 477-4500 ext. 2132








PTA Candy Sale

The PTA Candy Sale is one of our Biggest Fundraiser's.  Each student was sent home with a Packet a few days ago.  Please look through the catalog and place your order.  Every Student that sells at least 5 items will be invited to the Harlem Wizards Basketball Show in our gym. You can also place your order online at www.sigfund.com .  The deadline is October 2nd.  Thank you.

8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Southern Light Yearbook is giving every parent or relative of a 2015 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 dmccarthy9@schools.nyc.gov 

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.

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.  It is important that you stay informed on all updated information by viewing the website frequently.  Please click here for some important information. If  you have further questions after reading the material provided, please feel free to contact Mrs. Russo at (718)477-4500 ext.2292. 

8TH Grade Students

8th Grade Students who are interested in applying to Catholic High School this year, the 2014-2015 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. Russo @ (718)477-4500 ext. 2292.

Attention I.S.34 Students
Please take the Survey!!!


Our Sustained Silent Reading Initiative was created to promote and celebrate the love of reading at Totten.  Please click here to take a brief survey to provide inventory and to allow us to meet the needs of our readers.


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.


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

2014/2015 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#.

LUNCH APPLICATIONS STILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED
LUNCH IS FREE FOR ALL I.S. 34 STUDENTS

2014/2015 School Meals Application

Please complete application online before September!!

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of School Food offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75.

 
Some students may be eligible for free meals. To determine if you qualify for free meals, complete a School Meals Application online this summer. In applying online, you will avoid the hassle of submitting a paper form in September.

 
You can 
apply online using any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. Please keep in mind that families are responsible for the full price of lunch while the lunch application is being processed.


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 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



 
                        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 



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

Tuesday, September 30
Staff-Parent Outreach
2:20 - 3:00


Staff Professional Work
3:00 - 3:35
Fire Drill
Period 2
Thursday, October 2
Fire Drill
Period 3
Friday, October 3
6th Grade Field Day
Monday, October 6
MOSL - SS
Staff Professional Development
2:20-3:40

Today, 9/30/2014
High: 71 Low: 66
Slight chance rain
23% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/1/2014
High: 70 Low: 60
Rain showers
44% chance of precipitation.