MYRA S. BARNES INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 24
Invites you to
November 12, 2014
Let us show you
what I.S. 24 has to offer!
staff, new students and graduating students.
Tour of Building
National Red Ribbon Week
October 23 - 31, 2014
This week is National Red Ribbon week, the
oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by the National
Family Partnership (NFP). Their mission is to support families and communities
in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.
Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for
communities and individuals to: raise awareness of the destruction caused by
drug abuse; make a commitment to drug prevention and education and to make a
personal commitment to encourage youth to live drug free lives.
This week we will read the “Declaration of
Independence from Drugs”. We will briefly discuss the importance of living a
healthy drug free life and give each student the opportunity to sign the
pledge. We will display the signed declaration in homeroom to remind students
of their pledge to stay drug free.
As you know, parents and other family members
play the most important role in keeping young people drug free. Please take
some time to visit the sites listed below. They offer a wealth of information
that will make it easier to discuss this important issue with your child.
Please remind your child to voice her/his commitment
to staying drug free by wearing red on Wednesday, October 29th.
Thank You for your continued support,
Lilly Catania, SAPIS
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Click on the link for more information, including how to create an ad and prices!
2015 Yearbook Ads Notice
the link below to read a letter from the Chancellor of the Department of
Education and Department of Health Commissioner on the Ebola virus.
Please join the SIDDC Education Committee at their November meeting for a presentation by Adaptive Design Association.
Click on the link for the flyer:
2014 November Adaptive Design Flyer
Children's Day Parade
November 1, 2014
10:00am - 2:00pm
A Celebration of our Public Schools and the Positive Work they Achieve!
Click on the link for the flyer and more information:
Children's Day Parade Flyer
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT
WE STRIVE FOR 95% OR HIGHER ATTENDANCE AT IS 24. TO BE ABLE TO REACH THIS GOAL
AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WE ASK THAT FAMILIES CHECK THE NYC DOE SCHOOL
CALENDAR TO BE AWARE OF HOLIDAYS, RECESS AND SUMMER VACATION BEFORE PLANNING A
FAMILY VACATION. USE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE FULL
STUDENTS WHO ARE
ABSENT DUE TO A VACATION WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION WILL BE TREATED AS AN
UNEXCUSED ABSENCE. TEACHERS WILL NOT BE EXPECTED TO REPEAT LESSONS OR ADMINISTER
A MISSED EXAM WHILE A STUDENT WAS ON A VACATION. PLEASE REFER TO THE SCHOOL
CALENDAR WHEN PLANNING A FAMILY VACATION.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
FOR SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL GOAL OF 95% ATTENDANCE AND STUDENT
TAP Parent Meeting
November 6, 2014
5:30 - 7 pm
All TAP parents should attend this important meeting!
UAU REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN
I.S. 24 has been awarded the NYC SONYC SCHOOLS OUT Program. UAU will be providing the service to our students. Please click on the attached document for a description of the UAU Compass Program, and a registration form. The UAU program will be offering a variety of activities to our students five days a week from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program is free.
For more information contact the UAU office:
Donna Gianna, Program Director
718-982-4700 ext. 1141
Urban Advantage Science Day 2014
As an Urban Advantage school
our science teachers have developed a strong partnership with many institutions
in New York City. The month of October is UA FAMILY SCIENCE month. Using the
flyer attached, students and their
families can bring the voucher to any of the eight Urban Advantage partner
institutions (the American Museum of Natural History, the Bronx Zoo, the
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the New York Aquarium, the New York Botanical Garden,
the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Botanical Garden, and the Staten Island
Zoo) and exchange them for FREE admission. A hard copy has been given to your
child in their science class and you are welcome print out an additional voucher
if needed. GO HAVE FUN and explore NYC as a
Attention 8th Graders Looking to Attend High School Open Houses
Click on the following link to see a list of high school open houses:
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES 2014
How To Get a Refund from MyLunchMoney.com due to Middle School FREE LUNCH Program
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. Thanks to the District 31 Community Education Council's outreach effort parents/guardians can take the steps below for a refund if, and only if they had deposited funds to a child's lunch 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.
Beat The Streets Middle School Wrestling
Beat The Streets Middle School Wrestling is available to students this year. The Wrestling Season begins September 17th. Practices will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays through late October/early November and will run from 2:45pm- 4:40pm. Students must provide a completed parent authorization and waiver to attend practice. A schedule of practices, competitions and parent meeting will be released to students at the first practice.
Any student who participates will not have transportation provided by yellow school bus at the end of practice.
Free Lunch for Students for the 2014-2015 School Year
We are pleased to announce that School Food Services is providing free lunch to our students in 2014-2015. Please click on the following links for more information:
Free Lunch Parent Letter
2014 Meal Application Flyer
Please be advised the school lunch program will be free to our students this school year thanks to the NYC Council and Department of Education. Due to Federal Regulations families will need to continue submitting a lunch application online for the 2014-2015 school year which can be done before the school year begins through October 3, 2014. Use the link below to fill out your application as soon as possible. Every application counts!
AM-PM Bus Schedule 2014-15.docx
Attached below you will find the 2014-15 school bus routes for our school. Please be aware the routes or stops are subject to change by the NYC Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). If you have a question about a stop or specific route please contact OPT by calling 718-392-8855 or visit http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/Transportation/default.htm. This website is also helpful in learning about bus routes and MetroCard eligibility.