Green Team Update

This past Sunday, 11/11/18, the Green Team assembled to take care of some business.  In short, the Green Team noticed that there were some bare spots and some thin areas in the plantings around the front entrance to our school.  So, the Green Team did what the Green Team does.  The Green Team made it better.

With some help from Zaira’s mother and Alethea’s father (and some kid that kept calling Mr. Weiss “dad”), the Green Team planted over 40 shrubs and perennials as well as over 100 flower bulbs.  The Green Team has promised a burst of color for Spring 2019.

The Green Team is preparing to turn its attention towards other projects.  These projects are of the indoor variety (there has been much complaining about the cold…it isn’t even Winter yet!) such as our hydroponics garden, expanding our Farm-to-Table program and a special, secret project…

 

Zaira and her mother planting perennials

The Cornell sisters planting shrubs

 

Sebastian showing us that yes, he can dig

Alethea and her father planting Spring bulbs

Bintu, Brianna and Kadija planting shrubs

Brianna and her sister planting bulbs, and someone…KAY…slacking

Plants in the ground and things are looking better already…except for that weed that Mr. Weiss didn’t pull until after this picture was taken

The girls relaxing on the Green Team’s bench swing after finishing for the day

Way to Go Green Team!!!

 

 

 

Week of 10-22-26-2018

 

Happy Friday Halsey Family

Is it just me or did this week drag? Man it went slow but we were extremely busy here at school. We had our 2nd picture day on Monday. No worries if you did not get your picture taken yet because on December 3rd 2018 we will have our last picture day. Anyone who did not get their pictures taken and paid for a package will have them done on December 3rd. Reminders will go out before the day.

We are now 5 days until Halloween. Mooohhoooohahahahaaaaa……Do you have your costume yet? Everyone at Halsey will be dressing up for the occasion so we hope you will be too.

Have you signed up for Shoparoo? We need your support and its hassle free fund raising!!!

The concept is simple:

SHOP: When you go shopping at grocery stores and other retailers you will get a receipt from your purchase.

SNAP: Inside the Shoparoo App, you can take a picture of your receipt.

EARN: The more receipts we upload to Shoparoo the more money we can earn for Halsey JHS 157. Some receipts uploaded will enter us into monthly sweepstakes as well.

  1. Download the Shoparoo App
  2. Select Halsey JHS 157 as your school
  3. Go back to your regularly scheduled shopping
  4. Upload pic of your receipts to Shoparoo
  5. Halsey earns money

We hope you will join us in this hassle-free fundraising so we can continue to support wonderful programs, clubs, and after-school activities at Halsey JHS 157.

Its a lot of fun too because we can compete with each other and see who raises the most money for the school. Maybe we can come up with a prize for the top fund raisers as well.

Attention 6 Grade Families

Hunter Scores have been sent to be verified.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.
We will have 2 sessions:

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Click Below to download the November 2018 6 Day Cycle Calendar to enlarge and print.

November Calendar

 

 

This year Halsey had the amazing opportunity to participate in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus once again.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by OWC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. In its 21st year, with the very newest technology and gear, the Bus continues to be dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios, participation in free digital media production workshops, and the production of giant peace signs.

To learn more about the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus please click here: Give Peace a Chance

Click here to see the 2018 video:
John Lennon Tour Bus & Halsey JHS 157

 

Office of Adult and Continuing Education

The Office of Adult and Continuing Education’s mission is to empower adults in their roles as parents, family members, workers and community members. We promote lifelong learning and the development of problem solving skills through a continuum of services, including Adult Basic Education, English for Speakers of other Languages, High School Equivalency, and Career & Technical Education.
For more information, please click here.

7th and 8th grade HS Open Houses for Aviation HS and John Bowne High School.  See links for flyers below:

Aviation HS Open House

John_Bowne_Open_House

 

PTA Membership Logo 2008/09

If you want to get your spirit wear before the supplies run out please contact our PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com DONT MISS OUT!

Do not forget to like the Halsey PTA Facebook Page. They update the page regularly so you can find out a lot that is going on:

https://www.facebook.com/Halsey157pa/?ref=bookmarks

Click the blue link to find our PTA Annual Appeal letter, hard copies were sent home with your children last week.

Please send in donations in a marked envelope or donate online by clicking the PayPal button below:

You can also show your support and order Halsey school Spirit Wear at our online store by clicking the Halsey Spirit Wear picture below (orders will be left at school for your child to pick up):

We NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make our school great!  Imagine if all 1,690 Halsey kids donated 😊 what a difference we could make in our community!

 

 

All through the month of October, Halsey will be collecting donations of BRAND NEW socks, hats, mittens, and gloves which will be distributed to individuals and families who are homeless as well as to our veterans. Please click the picture below  to enlarge it for more information!!!

 

The New York City Department of Education is pleased to announce the fourth annual citywide Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School Fair at George Westinghouse High School on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9am to 2pm. The fair invites middle school students and families to explore college and career readiness as they interact with leaders and students from our over 130 Career and Technical Education schools and programs. The event will also showcase industry and college partners collaborating with CTE programs and a panel on “Bright Futures: Girls in CTE”.

CTE cutting edge programs unlock Pathways to Success in the following industries:

  • Automotive and Transport
  • Business and Finance
  • Construction and Sustainability
  • Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Engineering, Architecture and Robotics
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Public Safety
  • Media Technology and Design

For more information, please click here: 

Forest Hills High School came to speak to our 8th grade students about their available programs. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and were treated to a performance by the very talented Forest Hills High School Chorus.

 

Until Next Time!!!

Halsey Food Drive Starts November 1st 2018

At a time when nearly one in six New Yorker’s struggle to put meals on their tables regularly, daily delivers of food are vital to keeping the shelves of food pantries and soup kitchens stocked.

Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157, in conjunction with City Harvest and the NY Daily News is proud to announce that we will be joining the 36th annual Daily News Food Drive. The Food Drive will kick off the week of November 1st, 2018 and will run through Friday, November 30th, 2018. We invite all our Halsey students and family members to help keep the City Harvest trucks full with non-perishable foods.

Last year the students of Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157 raised over 500 pounds of food for the needy. We are hoping to exceed that total this year.

A highlight of the drive will be the Kids Can Help Competition, which acknowledges the impact students can have when they work together for a good cause. The school in each borough that runs a drive and collects the most food will win a prize. Here at Halsey JHS 157 we believe that teaching our students about empathy is very important.

What is empathy and why is it important?

Empathy is, at its simplest, awareness of the feelings and emotions of other people. It is a key element of Emotional Intelligence, the link between self and others, because it is how we as individuals understand what others are experiencing as if we were feeling it ourselves.

We will be collecting nutritious non-perishable foods which City Harvest will pick up. The items in need right now are canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna fish, peanut butter (in plastic jars), hot and cold cereal, soups, and juice packs.

We will have boxes stationed in the lobby next to the auditorium to drop off. Please make sure the food is placed in the proper boxes.

Weekly Updates 10-19-18

Weekly Updates 10-19-18

 

Here at Halsey, it is our mission to continuously encourage and support school spirit. Last year, spirit week in September was a huge success! It was incredible seeing our staff and students coming together to help build a friendly community in our school. During Spirit Week, it was truly wonderful experiencing such positive and lively energy spreading all through our hallways and right into our classrooms.

This year, we want to make sure that energy continues to flourish; not only for one week, but throughout the entire year. Therefore, Halsey will be hosting not a Spirit Week, but Spirit YEAR! Each month, we will have two spirit days, allowing our school to spread school spirit in various, fun, and exciting ways.

All through the month of October, Halsey will be collecting donations of BRAND NEW socks, hats, mittens, and gloves which will be distributed to individuals and families who are homeless as well as to our veterans. Please click the flyers below for more information!!!

 

 

Did you know that Halsey has joined the fight against Breast Cancer?

Please click the pic to see the flyer and learn how you can join Halsey in this important battle.

NYC is also trying to make a difference so check out the below information and lets defeat Breast Cancer once and for all!

 

If you want to get your spirit wear before the supplies run out please contact our PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com DONT MISS OUT!
Do not forget to like the Halsey PTA Facebook Page. They update the page regularly so you can find out a lot that is going on:

https://www.facebook.com/Halsey157pa/?ref=bookmarks

The PTA conducted an election to fill a vacant seat on our School Leadership Team. Liz Fisher, parent of a 7th grader, has now joined the team and we look forward to having her involved on the SLT. Membership on the SLT is a 2 year commitment. We will be losing a couple of parents who will be graduating this year so if you are interested make sure you attend PTA meetings and watch out for the nomination process later in the school year.

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of JHS 157, welcome back to school!  Click the blue link to find our PTA Annual Appeal letter, hard copies were sent home with your children last week.

Please send in donations in a marked envelope or donate online by clicking the PayPal button below:

You can also show your support and order Halsey school Spirit Wear at our online store by clicking the Halsey Spirit Wear picture below (orders will be left at school for your child to pick up):

 

We NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make our school great!  Imagine if all 1,690 Halsey kids donated 😊 what a difference we could make in our community!

Do not forget – 6th and 7th grade students who have purchased a photo package will be taking their pictures on Monday, October 22nd, 2018.

On Saturday,October 20 from 9am-3pm Ms Shriki and Mr Blanco will be available to help any 8th or 9th grade families with their high school application. Anyone who is having trouble with myschools, anyone who needs access to a computer or who has not yet created their account and needs help should stop by anytime during the hours listed above. More dates for November will be posted soon.

 

Conference for Parents – My Next Chapter: Life After High School

Join the NYC DOE Affinity Field Support Center for a conference for students with disabilities, English language learners, their parents, families, and school staff to help prepare for life after high school. Light dinner and refreshments will be served!

When: October 24, 2018 from 5PM-9PM
Where: Beacon High School – 522 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/mynextchapter

For more information, call 718-935-3803

Attend the CTE High School Fair

The New York City Department of Education is pleased to announce the fourth annual citywide Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School Fair at George Westinghouse High School on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9am to 2pm. The fair invites middle school students and families to explore college and career readiness as they interact with leaders and students from our over 130 Career and Technical Education schools and programs. The event will also showcase industry and college partners collaborating with CTE programs and a panel on “Bright Futures: Girls in CTE”.

CTE cutting edge programs unlock Pathways to Success in the following industries:

Automotive and Transport
Business and Finance
Construction and Sustainability
Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism
Engineering, Architecture and Robotics
Healthcare
Information Technology
Law and Public Safety

Media Technology and Design

For more information, please click here:

Have you picked up your copy of “Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools” yet? The guide is available in ten languages, and offers families an easy-to-read overview of the DOE’s policies, school- and district-level supports, and academic expectations for students. The guide also includes useful tips for supporting students at home, in the classroom, and during the college application process.

You can view the Achieve NYC booklet online at the Department of Educations website by clicking here: https://infohub.nyced.org/resources/translated-documents/achievenyc

Updates

Culturally Responsive Education (CRE)?

“Culturally responsive education is the ability to provide learning opportunities for our school community that will enable us to relate respectfully with people of your own culture as well as those from other cultures.  Understanding cultural diversity is important because our country, workplaces, and schools increasingly consist of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups. We can learn from one another, but first we must have a level of understanding about each other in order to facilitate collaboration and cooperation. Learning about other cultures helps us understand different perspectives within the world in which we live, and helps dispel negative stereotypes and personal biases about different groups. In addition, cultural diversity helps us recognize and respect “ways of being” that are not necessarily our own, so that as we interact with others we can build bridges to trust, respect, and understanding across cultures. Furthermore, this diversity makes our country a more interesting place to live, as people from diverse cultures contribute language skills, new ways of thinking, new knowledge, and different experiences.”

Our Culturally Responsive Education committee will explore ways to provide culturally responsive educational opportunities.  If you are interested in volunteering to work with school personnel on any of the groups or subcommittees, please indicate it on the survey we will be sending out soon. Here are the 3 sub-committees we will be putting together. 

  • Curriculum support
  • Culturally Responsive Education Committee (CRE) learning opportunities outside of school (trips/cultural experiences)
  • School Culturally Responsive Education Committee (CRE) clubs and extra-curricular activities

Each committee will meet one afternoon per month between 2:30PM and 4:30PM  beginning in November (details to follow)

If you are interested in joining one of our Culturally Responsive Education Committees please click this link to take a quick survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/8DBUwsFBL5IKT6j92

October 16th – 8th & 9th Grade Students ONLY – Yearbook Pictures *Can purchase a package for additional pictures. Please be aware that on the forms sent home they listed the wrong date. They listed the 15th but the correct date is the 16th.

October 22nd – 6th and 7th Grade students who purchased a package in advance will be called down to take their photos. 

The picture below has easy instructions on how to order your picture day package.

We are looking for volunteers to help with Picture Day!

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact the PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com

Click the picture below to make larger.

 

Ms. Shriki and Mr. Blanco have been hosting a series of  workshops on the High School Application process and the new SHSAT registration process so far.

Do not worry if you missed a workshop! Ms. Shriki, along with Mr. Blanco, will be facilitating  more workshops in the coming weeks. Here is the next scheduled workshop:

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 – 9AM – 3PM – The workshop does not last that long. That is the time period you can come in and meet with either Ms. Shriki or Mr. Blanco.

More dates will be added in November as well. For more information contact Ms. Shriki at SShriki@schools.nyc.gov

If you are interested in the following clubs please contact the teacher in charge….

Health and Fitness Club for Girls ONLY:  Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 7:15 am – 8:00 am.  Students must enter through the yard into the girls gym. Contact Ms. Butera at JButera@schools.nyc.gov

Mouse Squad: Contact Ms. Elfers at PElfers@schools.nyc.gov Meets Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30.  Currently there is a waiting list.

Boys Flag Football: Contact Mr. Kagen at RKagen@schools.nyc.gov

HOLY SMOKES! Halsey Spirit Wear is flying off the shelves! If you want to get your spirit wear before the supplies run out please contact our PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com DONT MISS OUT!

Do not forget to like the Halsey PTA Facebook Page. They update the page regularly so you can find out a lot that is going on:

https://www.facebook.com/Halsey157pa/?ref=bookmarks

The Halsey PTA Shake Shack Fundraiser it this coming Monday, October 15th – 11:00 am until 11:00 pm!!! 25% of your total bill will be donated to the school! Click here for the flyer – Shake Shack Flyer

Here is a very important message from the Halsey JHS 157
PTA Executive Board

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of JHS 157, welcome back to school!  Click the blue link to find our PTA Annual Appeal letter, hard copies were sent home with your children last week.  We NEED FUNDING to provide the school with the following:

  • AC Units in Classrooms
  • School Garden & Beautification
  • Funding for the Talent Programs (Art, STEM, Technology, Band, Chorus, Dance and Drama)
  • After school programs that are FREE for all children to sign up for including, but not limited to:
    • Test Prep (SHSAT, standardized and regents)
    • Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer teams
    • Chess Club
    • Debate Team
    • Math Team
    • Mouse Squad
    • Robotics
    • Cooking
    • Green Team
    • Summer Programs

Please send in donations in a marked envelope or donate online by clicking the PayPal button below:

You can also show your support and order Halsey school Spirit Wear at our online store by clicking the Halsey Spirit Wear picture below (orders will be left at school for your child to pick up):

We NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make our school great!  Imagine if all 1,690 Halsey kids donated 😊 what a difference we could make in our community!
NYC Libraries Welcome Students & Their Families
On September 29, libraries across the city are hosting open houses to connect students and their families with free resources—from millions of books to programs, computer access, online tools, and more. Plus, everyone can sign up for their own free library card! Click here to learn more: https://nyclibraries.org/schools/

Halsey Picture Day!

Dont forget to purchase your photo package for Picture Day!

8th & 9th Graders photos on Tuesday, October 16th
6th & 7th Graders photos on Monday, October 22nd

All 8th & 9th graders will take pictures with a gown (holding a cap), other grades will only be called down to take pictures if you PRE-ORDER a photo package!

halsey picture day 2018

Please email halseypta@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer to help these days