Attention 6th Grades – Robotics is Now Accepting Applications

Halsey Robotics Team Recruitment!!! 6th Graders

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We are now accepting application for Halsey’s Robotics Teams.  Information can be found on the attached Permission slip.  Permission slips may be downloaded from this link provided or obtained from Ms. Elfers in Room 301 during AM or PM homeroom starting today (3-12).

Halsey Robotics Permission Slip (Click Below)


Stuck for a Buck

As you know we have kicked off our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser. After only 2 days of collecting we have raised over $1600.

We will be hosting an event called Stuck for a Buck on Wednesday, March 20th at 2:30pm in the school cafeteria. What is Stuck for a Buck? Students can come to the office of Mr. Zevon and purchase a ticket for $1 or 5 tickets for $5 and so forth…on March 20th the students will exchange each ticket for a long piece of duct tape. The students will use the duct tape to tape their teacher to the wall. A number of teachers will volunteer and the students will vote on which teachers get selected.

Its a fun way to raise money for an awesome charity. Please consider sending your children in with any spare money you have to purchase tickets for the big event.

OH – TEACHERS CAN PARTICIPATE TOO!!!! I mean who doesnt want to duct tape Ms. Stillwell to the wall? I know Mrs. Astorga said she does! I think I heard Mr. Lober say something about wanting to Duct Tape Mr. Freydin to the wall.

TICKETS ARE $1 each and you can purchase unlimited tickets and share with your friends. Here are some pics from last year of Mrs. Martello and Mr. Suh:

PTA Meeting

General PTA Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
7:00pm in the School Library

 Review and Acceptance of January 2019 Meeting Minutes
 Treasurer / Financial Report
 PTA Fundraisers/Events

o Candy/Bake Sale for Mary Poppins – Friday, March 8th (during lunch)

o Parent Teacher Conference – Tuesday, March 26th (1-3pm and 5-8pm)

o Restaurant Fundraisers – need a volunteer to coordinate

 Panera Restaurant Fundraiser
 Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser
 Shake Shack Restaurant Fundraiser

o Concessions at School Musical Mary Poppins – April 16th & 17th (5-8pm)

 Principal / SLT Report

 o Vote on Proposed Day OFF of school – Accommodate Regents on June 18th

 New Business / Q&A


Attachment(s): 2019 02- February Halsey PTA Agenda.pdf

Music Educators Association of New York City

The following students participated in this past weekend’s MEANYC (Music Educators Association of New York City) All-County Middle School Festival. The top students are nominated by their teachers to participate in this performance. They represented Halsey and played with the best middle school musicians in the city. They only rehearsed Friday night and Saturday morning, and performed in an AMAZING concert Saturday, February 2nd.

Ruvy Chigiji 823
Sofia Barrenechea 821
Aliza Sayed 824
Helenica Harte 825
Carly Petot 826
Natella Yagudayeva 832
Alix Cohen 723
Lyndsey Royce 721
Olivia Yaffe 726
Cienna London 726
Jazz Ensemble
Maya Held (alto saxophone)
Matthew Ferencz (trumpet)
Waka Yoshimura (alto saxophone)
Concert Band
Ann Hsieh (flute)
Madeleine Noreen (bassoon)
Kirsten Moy (percussion)
Jayden McManhan (trumpet)
Amelia Jacobson-Yang (clarinet)
Emily Koprowski (clarinet
Clayton Frank (tuba)

STEM Enrichment Programs for Spring Break

Apply Now for Exciting STEM Enrichment Programs for Spring Break!

Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting spring break STEM enrichment and experiential learning programs. A wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, New-York Historical Society, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens County Farm Museum, Queens Zoo, Staten Island MakerSpace, Staten Island Zoo, and Wave Hill. Student will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real life, hands-on learning experiences.

Explore, tinker, discover, and design with us! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, February 15. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer,learn more, and apply now! For questions, contact

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Special Education Dance Recital

Mrs. Gruet has been working tirelessly with our Special Education students on a wonderful dance performance. Each class learned a dance based off a story they learned. Here we have Mrs. Ador’s class 794 doing a performance about Grasshoppers and Ants which brought tears to my eyes.

The sense of accomplishment the students feel, the pride they see in their parents faces, the happiness they showed as they hugged each other at the end was priceless.

Please enjoy class 794’s performance.


Green Team Update








After only two weeks the hydroponics system is greening out.






The plants are growing rapidly…












As are their root systems.











Spring is coming early for the Green Team’s vegetables.






The Green Team is happy (and relieved) to be able to say that the hydroponic system built, from scratch, is working as it is supposed to. Students are monitoring the system (checking water level, ph level and maintaining nutrients) and continuing to add the seedlings as they mature and are ready for the system. Their favorite thing to do is to visit the room to tell Mr. Weiss to look at how much the plants have grown. Mr. Weiss already knows…he obsessively watches over the Green Team’s “babies”.