Back to School Supply List

General Supply List

Below is a general list of supplies that children will need. Included in this list are items that children should NOT buy and cannot bring to school.

 General Education

  • 5 Marble notebooks (purchase different colors)
  • 7 Pocket folders (purchase different colors)
  • Highlighters
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Package of colored pencils
  • 10 pack sheet protectors
  • 1 one inch binder
  • Scientific calculator (Recommended – TI-34)
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Loose-leaf papers
  • Graph paper
  • Mini – stapler
  • Pencil case

 Physical Education

Gym uniforms are mandatory. The following items can be purchased at the school store:

  • Gym Uniform
  • Gym lock

 DO NOT Buy & DO NOT Bring to School:

  • Book bags on wheels
  • Locks
  • Whiteout
  • Compass
  • Liquid glue

 

Halsey JHS 157 – First Day Procedures 09/05/18

 

FIRST DAY PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS 09/5/2018

 Dear Parents, Teachers and Staff:

Schools are scheduled to open on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 for students.  We are planning to have a full day of school.   Students are to arrive at school by 8am, bringing with them school supplies that are outlined on our school’s website.  At 8am parents should drop children off outside of the building at the appropriate grade entrance, and children should report to the following locations:

Grade 6                  School yard (walk up to AUD main entrance 102  street at 8AM)

Grade 7                  Cafeteria  (school yard)

Grade 8/9              Girls Gym (school yard)

Special Education Library (school yard)

Homeroom teachers should report to these locations to pick up your homeroom class prior to 8 am.

When you get to your homeroom, you will go over the following organizational rules with your homeroom teacher and class:

  1. Attendance taking
  2. Lateness, absences and absence notes
  3. Morning exercise
  4. Distribution of “School Rules” letter and sign-off sheets

 

On the first day of school, we will follow a SPECIAL BELL SCHEDULE FOR Thursday, September 5  ONLY.

Students will have the opportunity to visit every class they would regularly have on Thursday.  The only difference is that each class time will be shortened by about ten minutes.  School hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 am to 2:20 pm.

8:00                                        Arrival of all students

8:05 – 9:20                           Students in Homeroom

9:20 – 9:50                           Period 1

9:50 – 10:20                         Period 2

10:20 – 10:50                       Period 3

10:50 – 11:30                        Period 4

11:30 – 12:15                         Period 5

12:15 – 1:00                          Period 6

1:00 – 1:30                            Period 7

1:30 – 2:00                           Period 8

2:00 – 2:20                           P.M. Homeroom Period,

2:20                                        Dismissal for all Grades 7, 8 & 9

2:20                                        Grade 6 – Teachers will escort 6th grade classes to the first floor for dismissal from the school yard)

Parents picking up Grade 6 students on the first day can meet their children at the school yard entrance on Yellowstone Blvd.  All other days students will be dismissed from the exit closes to their homeroom.

**parents should designate a meeting place to pick up their child as dismissal becomes crowded on the first day of school, i.e., “meet me at 2:20PM at the park bench next to the school yard entrance on 63rd drive, etc.,”

Grade 6 Yellow Bus students (General Education students only) will meet in the lobby promptly at 2:20pm.

 If you have any questions, please contact your child’s assistant principal or guidance counselor the last week in August.

Sincerely,

Vincent Suraci

Principal JHS 157

 

 

 

Halsey 6th Grade Orientation – August 29th 2018 at 9:30 AM

Dear Incoming 6th grade Family:

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school-year at Stephen A. Halsey Junior High School 157Q. I would like to invite you to attend the 6th Grade Orientation on Wednesday, August 29th at 9:30 a.m. Please bring your child’s 5th grade report card indicating his or her 6th grade class assignment.

The introductory session will begin promptly in the auditorium. Following the introductory session, students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the building layout and visit classrooms. In addition to participating in classroom tours, students will visit the gymnasium and will have the opportunity to purchase gym uniforms and locks. At the conclusion of the touring session, at approximately 11:30AM, parents are invited back to join their children in the school yard to enjoy light refreshments. This will give parents and 6th grade students an opportunity to meet and socialize.

The goal of our 6th Grade Orientation is to assist students in acclimating to the middle school environment. I look forward to building a partnership with you, so that together, with our dedicated faculty and staff, I can maximize your child’s middle school experience. As our students enter this next phase of their educational journey, our team will strive to provide opportunities that are memorable, academically rigorous, and that will prepare them to be lifelong learners.

I look forward to meeting your family on August 29th, 2018.

Sincerely,

Vincent Suraci
Principal

Special Education Culminating Dance Event

Our wonderful special education students, under the tutelage of Bam’s Dance Africa Sawabun, put on a beautiful performance this morning. The students practiced for months and made everyone here at Halsey very proud of them. Thank you to Mrs. Ador, Mrs. Whalen, Mrs. Skow, and Mrs. Simkhayev, all the para’s, Mr. Suraci for his support, and of course all our students. Check out the students below:

 

Access for Young Women (AFYW) at Queens Community House

Access for Young Women (AFYW) is a program of Queens Community House aimed at promoting gender equity and leadership in girls ages 11-18. Groups meet once a week for two hours starting January and ending in late May and are held at our main site in Forest Hills. In addition to the leadership component, We are offering community service projects and STEM Career Panels.

AFYW is now in its 24th year of providing valuable leadership opportunities to young women residing in Queens. The program has demonstrated proven results in increasing participant’s self-esteem, academic performance, leadership skills, and knowledge of gender issues.

All AFYW programs are free! Participants can earn up to sixty hours of community service credit.

We currently have openings in the leadership program.

If you have any students that you would like to refer, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Faber, Leadership Coordinator, at 718-592-5757 ext. 221 or via email SFaber@qchnyc.org.

Download the AFYW Flyer

Download the AFYW new member application form

Support Halsey PTA Annual Appeal

Dear Halsey Parents,

Please, consider #Giving to your child’s school! As of today, about 75 families representing the 1,600 children enrolled have sent in donations.

If only we could get more people to donate, even just a little, we could achieve our fundraising goal!

It’s easy, just send in a check with your child with the voucher attached (halsey-pta-annual-appeal-letter-2017-18), or donate via PayPal or Credit Card by clicking on this link!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-halsey-pta-annual-appeal-letter-2017-18xclick&hosted_button_id=8LDCLV9XNE82N

2017-2018 Supply List

General Supply List

Below is a general list of supplies that children will need. Included in this list are items that children should NOT buy and cannot bring to school.

General Education

5 Marble notebooks (purchase different colors)
7 Pocket folders (purchase different colors)
Highlighters
Pens
Pencils
Package of colored pencils
10 pack sheet protectors
1 one inch binder
Scientific calculator
Glue stick
Pencil sharpener
Loose-leaf paper
Graph paper
Mini – stapler
Pencil case

Physical Education
Gym uniforms are mandatory. The following items can be purchased at the school store:
Gym Uniform: Shorts – $12.00/ Shirts – $10.00
Gym lock – $8.00

DO NOT Buy & DO NOT Bring to School:
• Book bags on wheels
• Locks
• Whiteout
• Compass
• Liquid glue

General School Guidelines

Bell Schedule
A.M. Home Room 8:00-8:15
Period 1 8:19-8:59
Period 2 9:03-9:43
Period 3 9:47-10:28
Period 4 10:32-11:13
Period 5 11:17-11:58
Period 6 12:02-12:43
Period 7 12:47-1:27
Period 8 1:31-2:11
P.M. Home Room 2:15-2:20

** Homeroom begins promptly at 8:00 A.M.

Rules and Regulations
1) Lateness, cutting and truancy are prohibited.
2) Students may not bring in any unauthorized person into the school at any time.
3) All electronic devices must be turned off during the school day. Devices such as HEADPHONES, IPODS, MP3/4, OR ANY HAND HELD GAMING DEVICES, CELL PHONES/ MOBILE DEVICES used in the building will result in confiscation. Parent must pick up device on Friday from grade dean.
4) The school will not be responsible for items confiscated.
5) Hats or headgear (except religious attire) are NOT to be worn in the building.
6) Students must have an official pass to go from one place to another in the building.
7) Students who become ill may not be sent home alone, a Parent/Guardian listed on the Emergency Blue Card must pick them up at school.
8) Students are to leave the school grounds at the end of their school day.
9) Students may only go to the school store during AM Homeroom.

Prohibited Items
Tank tops and short shorts, sunglasses, headbands, visors, ski masks, spiked bracelets, inappropriate words or slogans on clothing, glass bottles, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, basketballs, soccer balls, bats and other sporting equipment. Food or beverages of any kind (unless in cafeteria).

The Following Infractions May Result in Suspension
1) Fighting and disrupting the orderly operation of school activities.
2) Engaging in physical assault and/or sexual assault.
3) Engaging in, or causing riotous conditions.
4) Recklessly endangering students and/or staff.
5) Possessing or using a weapon or a laser light/pointer.
6) Engaging in theft of personal or school property.
7) Engaging in cheating or plagiarizing.
8) Ringing a false alarm or engaging in acts of arson.
9) Using intimidation, coercion, force or extortion.

Pupil Path

Pupil Path

Pupil Path is a student information system for parents and students. Pupil Path allows parents and students to view important student and school information such as student attendance records, class schedule, assignment due dates and grades, and announcements. Parents are also able to communicate with teachers via this tool.

 

Hassle Free Fund Raising for Halsey JHS 157 – SHOPAROO!!!!

Attention Halsey Parents & Guardians

There is an amazing App where we can do hassle free fundraising for Halsey JHS 157. The App is called Shoparoo and can be downloaded in the Apple App store or in the Google Play store.

 

 

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.

Its so simple:

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.

Thank you!

Michael Zevon
Parent Coordinator
Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157
718-830-4884
http://www.Halsey157.org