Daily Announcements


SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTS
ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR

Friday, May 1, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10314

OVER 60 VENDORS AND PARTICIPANTS!

Sponsors and exhibitors include:
• OPWDD – Staten Island Regional Office
• Nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving special needs community
• Service providers and evaluators (speech, physical & occupational therapists, etc.)
• Special needs schools, camp programs & adult programs
• Recreational sports, respite programs & social skills groups
• Financial advisors & attorneys specializing in special need trusts

You will be able to:
• Receive free health screenings by the Mental Health Society
• Sit with the Department of Education’s Deputy Chancellor - Division of Specialized Instructions in Student Services
• Attend seminars regarding nutrition, Medicaid & the HOBS waiver for children
• Join roundtable discussions on issues such as bullying, transitioning & inclusions

Visit WWW.LANZA.NYSENATE.GOV or FACEBOOK.COM/SENATORLANZA for Details on Vendors and Panel Discussions

Any questions: contact Kim Marselle at kmarsell@nysenate.gov

Click on the link for the flyer:  Lanza Special Needs Event - May 2015

PTA Meeting
Join us on April 27th at 7pm for the PTA meeting!

SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
I.S. 24 Family Science Fun Night
 
We are excited to announce our third annual "I.S. 24 Family Science Fun Night" will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  All students and their families are welcome to come to this fun and FREE family event at our school.  Come share in the fun and  participate to win FREE T-Shirts and prizes. 
 
Some of the great science challenge activities we will have are:
 
·        Bow & Archery—Hit  the target and win some Barnes Cash at the “Newton’s Laws” booth
·        Learn how to build your own rocket at the “Physics and Engineering” booth
·        Play Penny Power at the “Chemistry” booth
·        Use your science detective skills at the “Mystery Matter” booth
·        Learn how to use a Triple Balance Beam. Predict the mass of your candy at the “Candy Cart” booth and take it home
·        Play the 7 ft Giant Jenga Brazilian Rainforest game at the “Food Chain” booth
·        Play the “Min It To WIN IT” game  and win a “I Survived The Science Challenge”  T-Shirt!
·        Check out the Staten Island Zoo animals booth
·        Check out our College and Carrier information booths:
o   NYC Parks Department
o   NYC Emergency Management Ready New York
o   Staten Island Zoo
o   Port Richmond CERT & Rescue
 
The PTA will provide light refreshments to all attendees and we will provide lots of fun activities with prizes. Come join the fun and see if you can survive the SCIENCE CHALLENGE at our Family Science Fun Night on Thursday, April 30, 2015!
 
For more information visit: www.urbanadvantagenyc.org

The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN) is promoting its 2015 Health Education Forum Series open to parents, caregivers and service providers.
 
The Series will deliver education about health and medical topics of interest to families who have children with special needs and those professionals who serve them.
 
The annual series is free and open to the public. For more information visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/living/child-health-education-forums.shtml
 
RSVP at ecurent1@health.nyc.gov or call (347) 396-4618.

Click on the link for the brochure:  Department of Health-Mental Hygene ED FORUMS BROCHURE

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

Click on the link for more information:  DYCD Common Enrollment COMPASS Information



STUDENT ATTENDANCE
 
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 CALENDAR.
 
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 SUCCESS.
 

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



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.



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!

www.applyforlunch.com




TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

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.

 

AM-PM Bus Schedule 2014-15.docx

New Announcements!

NYPD Traffic Flyer
NYPD Traffic Flier.pdf
Parent's Guide to Common Core
Parents Guide to Common Core.pdf

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 27
PTA General Meeting – 7:00PM
Monday, May 4
NYSESLAT TESTING BEGINS (ESL Students Only)
Wednesday, May 6
Parent Conferences 5:00-8:00PM – Details to follow
Wednesday, May 13
MEDIA SHOW – 7:00PM-(Doors Open 6:30PM)
Friday, May 15
School Spirit Day - Wear Your Favorite Baseball Team Shirt / Jersey
Tuesday, May 19
PTA General Meeting and Elections – 7:00PM-Auditorium
Wed, May 20 - Thu, May 21
SPRING CONCERT – 6:00PM
Wednesday, May 20
NYS SCIENCE PERFORMANCE EXAM - Gr. 8 only
Thursday, May 21
NYS SCIENCE PERFORMANCE EXAM - Gr. 8 only
Friday, May 22
NYS SCIENCE PERFORMANCE EXAM - Gr. 8 only

Weather

Today, 4/26/2015
High: 60 Low: 41
Mostly cloudy
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/27/2015
High: 61 Low: 45
Rain showers
43% chance of precipitation.