Daily Announcements

ELA and Math Test Academy
The After School Center flyer has been distributed to all students (flyer attached).  Please note that the ELA Test Academy is offered on Wednesdays for all grades and the Math Test Academy is offered on Thursdays for all grades.  The cost of the program is $125.00 which includes all testing materials.  It is an 8 week intensive program which meets once a week from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  There is no bus transportation provided. 
 
The After School Center Enrichment Activities application is coming soon and will be sent out separately.
 
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Whelan at Awhelan@schools.nyc.gov   

Click here for the application:  ELA and Math Test Academy Application 2014-2015

Penny Harvest Results
The final Penny Harvest totals for 2014 are:
 
Grade 8………...$ 99.80    (1.99 sacks or   59.76 Lbs. of pennies)
Grade 7.............$104.51    (2.08 sacks or   62.61 Lbs. of pennies)
Grade 6.............$250.78    (5.00 sacks or 150.00 Lbs. of pennies)
Front Desk Jar…$ 11.65    (0.23 sacks or     6.98 Lbs. of pennies)
 
School total……. $466.80   (9.30 sacks or 279.13 Lbs. of pennies)
 
Mrs. Catania would like to thank everyone for encouraging all students to give and for the personal contributions made to the Penny Harvest.

Toys for Tots Drive
Please donate new, unwrapped toys to our Toys for Tots Drive.  We will be collecting toys from now until Thursday, December 18th.  Please click on the link for more information, including suggested age appropriate toys!

Toys for Tots 2014


Parents/Guardians/Staff/Students;
 
Please click the link below to read a letter from the Chancellor of the Department of Education and Department of Health Commissioner on the Ebola virus.



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.
 

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




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.

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!

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

From the Principal

                                                                                                                November/December 2014

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

                 As we near the close of November and before we know it 2014 I am pleased to report our sixth graders have adjusted to their new school well, our seventh graders have been engaged with new teachers and routines and our eighth graders have already prepared high school applications, ring and gown measurements and have taken part in specialized High School or TACHS exams.

                 I am also happy to hear our students working hard in preparation for the Winter Concert in December as well as our Performing Arts presentation in February.  The stage and sets are coming to life and our young performers are learning what roles they will have.

                 We have also had the fortunate opportunity to see our After School Center, UAU After School Program and Beat The Streets Wrestling program all engage in positive ways and benefit our students with different learning opportunities and activities once the school day ends.

                 Please be sure to keep up to date with school events and important information by visiting www.barnes24.org.  Some important upcoming events can be found below on our school calendar.

                 Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season and thank you for your ongoing support and assistance in the education of our students.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 23
School Spirit Day - Wacky Holiday Hat Day
Wed, Dec 24 - Sun, Jan 4
Winter Recess: School Closed
Monday, January 5
School Resumes
Friday, January 16
School Spirit Day - Twin Day
Monday, January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: School Closed

Weather

Today, 12/20/2014
High: 39 Low: 32
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 41 Low: 34
Slight chance rain/snow
20% chance of precipitation.