Parent Engagement Initiative Trips

Dear Parents,

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!

Thank you,

Principal Vincent Suraci

Parent Coordinator Mike Zevon

Faculty Member Listings

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:

Administration
Mr. Suraci, Principal
VSuraci@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. Dechongkit, Assistant Principal
NDechon@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Lisa, Assistant Principal
AAnconaLisa@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Napolitano, Assistant Principal
MNapoli6@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Schiano, Assistant Principal
ASchiano5@schools.nyc.gov

Deans
Mr. Angelastro, 6th Grade Dean
DAngelastro@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Gonzalez, 7th Grade Dean
DGonzalez44@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Quinones – Seda, 8th / 9th Grade Dean
MQuinonesSeda@schools.nyc.gov

Guidance
Mr. Plummer, 6th Grade
APlummer@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Shriki, 7th Grade
SShriki@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Sussman, 8th / 9th Grade
SSussma2@schools.nyc.gov

Crisis Intervention Teacher
Mr. Trainor
FTrainor@schools.nyc.gov
(718) 830-4910 x 2510

Parent Coordinator
Mr. Zevon
MZevon@schools.nyc.gov
(718) 830 – 4910 x1004

SAT Office
Mrs. Nolan, School Psychologist
LNolan@schools.nyc.gov
(718) 897-1415 x 1

Ms. Casal, Social Worker
JCasal@schools.nyc.gov
(718) 897-1415 x 4

Ms. Karlic, IEP Coordinator
OKarlic@schools.nyc.gov
(718) 897-1415 x 2

Ms. Bonilla, Family Worker
Fbonilla@schools.nyc.gov
(718) 897-1415 x 3

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

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

Halsey Mouse Squad Emoti-Con Team News

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).

Halsey Designathon/Hackathon

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)
Topic: Bullying

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