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!

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)
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

Congratulations to Halsey JHS 157 – St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon

Halsey JHS 157  hosted a St. Jude Math-A-Thon. The students solved math problems and asking for pledges so we can help the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Your fundraising efforts support St. Jude in its lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children. The funds you raise go toward making sure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

This year the St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon was a tremendous success as Halsey JHS 157 raised over $10,000 for this wonderful charity.

The top fund raisers were:

Nirvanna Bridgemohan – Class 706 – $581

Shaila Somnarain – Class 803 – $545.00

Elisabeth Horn – Class 623 – $330.00

Sydney Richman – Class 623 – $325

Ellis Rubin – Class 722 – $285

The top class fund raisers were:

6th Grade: Ms. Soberman’s class 623 – $2,351.40

7th Grade: Ms. Brady’s class 706 – $832.00

8th Grade: Mr. Suh’s class 803 – $594.00

 Principal Suraci with St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon top fundraisers: Elisabeth Horn, Sydney Richman, Nirvanna Bridgemohan, Ellis Rubin, Shaila Somnarain