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:


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
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