Daily Announcements

Educational Advocacy - Ask the Advocate!
Learn how you can be a better educational advocate for your child with a developmental disability
 
Wednesday March 11, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
AHRC Middle / High School
1201 66th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
 
Families need to be involved in their child's education. This is always true. But this is particularly true when your child has a developmental disability and you are dealing with Early Intervention, Special Education Preschools and school-age programs. Paul Hutchinson, AHRC's Director of Educational Advocacy will discuss with family members how best to advocate for their child. Join him and other parents for this free and informative workshop.
 
Presenter:  Paul Hutchinson, Ed.D., Director of Advocacy Services, AHRC New York City
 
 
Questions?
Please contact:
jennifer.amendola@ahrcnyc.org  (212) 895-3446, or
donna.gifford@ahrcnyc.org (212) 780-2713

Click here for the flyer:  AHRC Advocacy Workshop Flyer

Riverbank State Park

Presents

 

COLLEGE FAIR

 

Save the Date!
Saturday
March 7, 2015
12 Noon - 4 PM

Riverbank State Park
145th Street & Riverside Drive
Manhattan

Free Admission

Open to Middle School and High School students seeking to pursue

 a degree from a Junior or Senior College, including Masters’ programs and trade schools.

60-plus national colleges and universities represented.

 Free workshops in Admissions Prep, SAT, financial aid, careers in medicine, essay writing, and more.

For additional information please contact:

Pat Vitucci, College Fair Coordinator, 212-694-3656

Click on the links for more information:  College Fair Flyer 2015
College Fair Letter 2015


The Environmental Study Center (ESC) is offering environmental science enrichment programs for New York City public school students on spring weekends and spring break.  Registration is now open.  Space is limited!  Check out the flyer to find out more!

ESC Flyer Spring 2015

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

From the Principal

                          



Principal’s Letter

January/February 2015

See Principal's letter to parents by clicking on the link below.                        

JAN-FEB%202015%20PRINC%20PTA%20NEWSLETTER[2].pdf


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 11
PTA Exec. and General Mtg. – 9:00 AM
Thursday, March 12
Half-Day of School -11:00 AM Dismissal
Parent-Teacher Conferences (12:00-2:00PM) (5:00-8:00PM)
Tuesday, March 17
School Spirit Day - Wear Green
Friday, March 20
PTA Basket Auction – 7:00 PM
Third Marking Period Ends
Wednesday, March 25
School Leadership Team Mtg. – 2:15 PM
Thursday, March 26
PTA Pretzel Fundraiser
Thursday, April 2
School Spirit Day - Wear Blue for Autism Awareness
Fri, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 10
Spring Recess

Weather

Today, 3/4/2015
High: 40 Low: 30
Rain
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/5/2015
High: 29 Low: 24
Snow
90% chance of precipitation.