Halsey PTA Garden Fund Donations

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Dear Halsey Family,

As you may have noticed, our garden project is in full swing and Halsey is already looking better! Mr. Weiss is spearheading and the kids are participating and this AMAZING initiative to not only beautify the school property, but create a farm to table program, outdoor classroom learning center, and teach our kids how to appreciate nature and the process of growing something.

We urge each and every family to donate something, $5, $10, $50, $100 whatever you can send would be greatly appreciated and go towards the beatification efforts that are well underway!


Thank you,
Halsey PTA Executive Board

Last Week to Complete Parent Surveys Online

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians that have already completed our NYC Parent School Survey 2018. For those that have not gotten around to it as of yet, please take 10 minutes to complete your survey.

The survey can be accessed from the following link:


You will need your Survey Access Code. You can only complete your survey ONLINE now. If you need your Survey Access Code, please contact Mr. Zevon at mzevon@schools.nyc.gov to obtain your survey access code). Please complete on line survey to school by Friday, April 20th.

The survey is aligned to the DOE’s Framework for Great Schools (click to see an overview of the Framework for Great Schools). It is designed to collect important information about each school’s ability to support student success. School leaders can use feedback from the survey to reflect and improve schools and programs.

Parent Engagement Trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Saturday, April 28th 2018 – 15 spots remaining
Saturday, May 5th 2018 – 11 spots remaining

We are excited to continue our 2017-2018 “Involved Parent = Successful Student” Initiative. Our next parent/student/staff trip will be to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum located at Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036.

You may select ONLY ONE DATE. We encourage students and their parents to join us in this amazing opportunity.

We will be traveling together by school bus to and from the Intrepid Museum. The bus will leave from Halsey Junior High School at 10:30 am. Parents please arrive no later than 10:00 am.

There is still plenty of space left to sign up for one of the two remaining trips to the USS Intrepid Museum.

Click here for the Intrepid Permission Slip


April 17th Workshop: How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

This is a reminder that Halsey JHS 157 will be hosting an AMAZING workshop on April 17th at 7:00pm which will discuss some excellent strategies that can help parents reduce the time spent on social media, smart phones, tablets, and other new technology and get refocused back on education. While the internet and social media can be extremely useful tools for young adults/teens and their parents, these “apps,” instant messaging, chat rooms, texts, emails, and social networking sites can also cause unexpected anxiety and danger for children and their parents. With technology changing daily, parents and teens do not have the right knowledge, and schools and communities are not always able to have the necessary conversations to assist families to make informed decisions about internet and social media safety. We turn that around on April 17 at 7PM here at Halsey JHS 157.

Please read the flyer for full details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Halsey JHS 157 – CAREER DAYS!


Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157 is hosting 3 Career Days. We are looking for a variety of volunteers to come present and discuss their careers to the students of JHS 157. The three days to volunteer are June 12, 13, or 14th from 8 AM – 12 PM. We will need a response by Friday, May 5th if you want to participate. Please complete the survey below that has necessary information we will need to help us plan, or email Ms. DiMuro (KDimuro@schools.nyc.gov)  or Mr. Dechongkit  (NDechon@schools.nyc.gov) with any questions or responses.