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!
We are excited to kick off our 2017-2018 “Involved Parent = Successful Student” Initiative. Our first parent/student/staff trip will be to the Queens County Farm Museum located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY. 11004.
You may choose from ONE of the following dates:
- October 12, 2017
- October 18, 2017
- October 25, 2017
We encourage students and their parents to join us in this amazing opportunity to tour the farm, learn about sustainable systems, learn about planting and growing food, enjoy a Fall hayride, and feed the farm animals. Each student attending must have their parent with them (Due to limited space only 1 parent may attend the trip). We will be taking only 30 students on each trip.
We will be traveling together by school bus to and from the Queens County Farm. The bus will leave from Halsey Junior High School at 2:00 pm. Parents please arrive no later than 1:45 pm. The bus will leave the Queens County Farm at 5:00 pm.
Please fill out the attahed Queens County Farm Permission Slip and return it to the Main Office or to the Parent Coordinator no later than Friday, October 6th, 2017. We hope to see you at this very special event!
Principal Vincent Suraci
Parent Coordinator Mike Zevon
We know you know that you can count on the faculty at Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157. If you do not have your Child’s Guidance Counselor, Dean, Assistant Principal, Principal and other faculty members here is the current listing:
Mr. Suraci, Principal
Mr. Dechongkit, Assistant Principal
Ms. Lisa, Assistant Principal
Ms. Napolitano, Assistant Principal
Ms. Schiano, Assistant Principal
Mr. Angelastro, 6th Grade Dean
Ms. Gonzalez, 7th Grade Dean
Ms. Quinones – Seda, 8th / 9th Grade Dean
Mr. Plummer, 6th Grade
Ms. Shriki, 7th Grade
Ms. Sussman, 8th / 9th Grade
Crisis Intervention Teacher
(718) 830-4910 x 2510
(718) 830 – 4910 x1004
Mrs. Nolan, School Psychologist
(718) 897-1415 x 1
Ms. Casal, Social Worker
(718) 897-1415 x 4
Ms. Karlic, IEP Coordinator
(718) 897-1415 x 2
Ms. Bonilla, Family Worker
(718) 897-1415 x 3
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.
5 Marble notebooks (purchase different colors)
7 Pocket folders (purchase different colors)
Package of colored pencils
10 pack sheet protectors
1 one inch binder
Mini – stapler
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
• Liquid glue
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.
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.
Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157
On Saturday, June 18th, several MOUSE Squad students participated in the Emoti-Con Challenge. ” Emoti-Con is NYC’s biggest showcase for young designers, makers, technologists, and tinkerers who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them.” Our team designed a Lego Robot that is capable of identifying color, temperature and can lift various objects. Here’s the students’ description: “ PROJΣCT S.I.G.M.A. is a robot that is made to help make daily tasks for the elderly, people with disabilities, or just about anyone, easier. The inspiration of this project was the idea of having a pet like robot in someone’s house for companionship, that has evolved into a “servant” like robot. We will use an EV3 mindstorm and an Arduino.”
The students won for Most Innovative Project! Congratulations to team members: Amar Maksumic, Benjamin Buxton, Mabel Chen, Attila Hegyes, Christian Diaz, Ryan Eng (Photos below) Ishita Gupta, Hannah Rothleder, and Bryan W (not in attendance).
The Spring Halsey Hackathon featured a Designathon this past Saturday. Students were given a social issue to promote via graphic design editing tools. They were introduced to Graphic Design Principles and Graphic Design software. Posters were created by groups that addressed a social issue. Students were judged in the following categories and the winners are listed below.
Congratulations to all of our participants! Special Thanks to Ms. Hubbard, Ms. Schwarz, Ms Shikowitz, Ms. Quinones, Ms. Puhl, and Mr. Zevon for all their help!!
Artistic: Highly original and creative (use of graphic design software use was evident)
Elliot Zakoff – 831
Fardeen Khan – 804
Social Impact: Raises awareness of an overlooked or existing social problem or concern
Topic: Preventing Global Pollution
Christian Diaz – 807
Edward Shao – 732
Balance: Impressive composition of elements
Topic: Tampering and Hacking
Saphir Maor – 633
Andrew Rombot – 633
Ready to Print: Complete and ready for distribution
Topic: Making Good Choices for the Future for our Planet
Edison Lam – 803
Kushtrim Bardhaj – 803