Daily Announcements

Free Adult English Classes
Thursdays  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016
At Tottenville High School

Parents may bring children 14 years and older.
Contact Mrs. Marie Granite, Assistant Principal for more information:  718-668-8800 Ext. 42082

Parent workshops for 2016:
January 13 - PTA Meeting (AM) with "Prescription Drug Safety" presented by Ms. Catania (S.A.P.I.S.)

February 10 - PTA Meeting (AM) with "Child Abuse & Neglect" presented by Ms. Kiefer (Guidance Counselor)

March 3 AM and PM Meeting - ELA/Math CCLS and Test Help (flyer to follow)

April 6 - PTA Meeting (PM) with Respect for All (Anti-Bully) presented by Ms. Sherry (Guidance Counselor)

June 15 - PTA Meeting (AM) with FDNY (9:30 a.m.)

NO WORKSHOP FOR MAY PTA MEETING BECAUSE OF ELECTIONS

Basket Auction
WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year!

Our annual auction is creeping up on us and before you blink it will be here.  The auction is our largest fundraiser of the year.

IS24's Annual Basket Auction!  Save the date- Friday, April 8, 2016. 


In order to have another successful year, we need your help!  We are looking for donations of any gifts you may have received over the holiday season that you just can't use, bottles of wine or liquor, baskets to wrap gifts in, and non perishable gifts such as housewares, perfumes, summer, holiday, bathroom items, non used gift cards, etc.  In addition, if you know anyone who owns a business, please ask if they would be willing to make a donation or give a gift certificate.  

Donations may be brought to the PTA office on Tuesdays & Thursdays or the Main Office Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  All monies raised, supports our students in the school. 
 
Thank you so much for your support!
The Basket Auction Committee

NYC Reads 365
There is a wealth of research supporting daily reading. The more we read, the more knowledge we have, the more words we gain exposure to, the more our brain exercises, and the more we experience the joy of getting lost in a story. Reading purely for oneself, to encounter new worlds, to learn new information, to be inspired -- this is the path to success in school as in life.

Reading is an essential life skill. It is an everyday, anywhere activity. Without the ability to read well, children are limited in what they can accomplish. A person who reads well has the ability to own his or her learning process.

Most importantly, reading is essential because words build our foundation for ideas, expression, creativity, opinions, and beliefs.

There’s a reading genre for everyone and for every age, whether you are four or ninety-four. Whether you prefer classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, self-help books, science fiction, or romance novels, there’s a book somewhere for you.

The old saying “practice makes perfect” is absolutely true for reading. We know that children who have repeatedly been exposed to books from birth develop strong reading skills and a love of reading.

NYC Reads 365 challenges New Yorkers to read every single day. Read for pleasure, read to find out, read to argue, read to persuade, read to laugh, read to cry, read to understand, read to forget. Help us create a new generation of readers. For more information, read the press release for
NYC Reads 365.

Read every day New York City – 365!

Please click on the following links for resources for your grade level:
6th Grade Bookmark
6th Grade Reading List

7th and 8th Grade Bookmark
7th and 8th Grade Reading List

Please click on the link for the NYC Reads 365 web site:
NYC Reads 365

New Website for the Office of Pupil Transportation                                                                             
           
 
The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) has redesigned its website, which you may access at http://www.optnyc.org/
 

Dress Code Letter to Parents
Please click on the link to read a letter about our school dress code.
Dress Code Letter to Parents

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.
 

New Announcements!

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

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 8
School Closed - Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 9
Report Cards Distributed
Wednesday, February 10
PTA Exec. Bd. & Gen. Meeting - 9/9:30 AM - "Child Abuse & Neglect" Presentation
Thursday, February 11
I.S. 24 Presents: Aladdin the Musical
7:00 PM
Friday, February 12
I.S. 24 Presents: Aladdin the Musical
7:00 PM
Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
Mid-WInter Recess
Wednesday, February 24
School Leadership Team Meeting
2:30 PM
Thursday, February 25
"Drop Everything and Read" Event
PTA Pretzel Fundraiser
Friday, February 26
School Spirit Day - Decked out Dress Up Day

Weather

Today, 2/6/2016
High: 40 Low: 30
Partly sunny
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/7/2016
High: 41 Low: 35
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.