We are excited to continue our 2017-2018 “Involved Parent = Successful Student” Initiative. Our next parent/student/staff trip will be to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum located at Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036.
This trip will consist of THREE different dates: 04/14/18, 04/28/18, and 05/5/18. You may select ONLY ONE DATE. We encourage students and their parents to join us in this amazing opportunity.
We will be traveling together by school bus to and from the Intrepid Museum. The bus will leave from Halsey Junior High School at 10:30 am. Parents please arrive no later than 10:00 a.m.
Please fill out the permission slip on the back of this form and return it to the Main Office or to the Parent Coordinator no later than Friday, March 16th, 2018. We hope to see you at this very special event!
Halsey’s “Beyond Beautification” project is progressing. We are beginning to implement the plans for Halsey’s green spaces to redesign them to be a setting for educational and experiential opportunities for students and a source of pride for the community as a whole.
Signs have been posted around the school about Halsey’s new “Green Team”. Interested students have already begun to visit Mr. Weiss. Space is limited! If your child is interested in the Green Team, encourage your child to see Mr. Weiss in room B6 during your child’s designated lunch period.
In February, the Halsey PTA voted to support the “Beyond Beautification” project. This generosity is being tapped into right away. Raised planting beds will start to appear in front of our school building. As soon as the weather permits, plants will also appear. Be on the lookout for them!
The Sprint Plant Sale has arrived!
The “Farm to Table” and growing “Green Team” are selling plants to raise money to buy plants for Halsey’s green spaces. Selling plants to buy plants? Is that an example of irony or is it just clever? Where are our ELA teachers? Someone weigh in on this please.
Flyers will be sent home with students next week.
Please support this fundraiser.
We still need international plant nominations!
Part of the “Beyond Beautification” project’s mission is to create green spaces that “belong” to all of our students. We are seeking to install plants from the more than 50 countries of origin of our students and staff. Please nominate your favorite flower or shrub (sorry, we do not have the space for trees) for inclusion in Halsey’s green spaces.
Nominations may be sent directly to Mr. Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 5
All Cast & Ensemble
Tuesday, March 6
PT Conference- No rehearsal
Wednesday, March 7
All Cast & Ensemble
Acting – 2:30-4pm
All Cast & Ensemble
Please keep in mind that while we will try to end on time, rehearsals may run a bit over as we are continuously to revising and refining our performance work. A famous Director saying during rehearsals is: “ONE MORE TIME!!!”
The St. Jude Math-A-Thon is a school-based fundraiser that benefits St. Jude children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Parents of these children cannot afford to pay for treatments. With the donations raised from St. Jude Math-A-Thon, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food.
Students will receive Math-A-Thon booklets in their math class (grades 6-9), as well as envelopes, which students will use to collect donations from family and friends. A prize order form will be distributed next week to all students. The official fundraiser start date is Friday, January 26th, and the last day of the fundraiser will be Tuesday, March 6th. The top student who raises the most money in each grade will be recognized, and a pizza party will be awarded to the homeroom class on each grade that raises the most money for St. Jude.
Students and parents may utilize the following link on their social media sites (e.g., Facebook), to help fundraise online. Online donations can be made and linked directly to JHS 157 using the link below:
Congratulations to our talented students and wonderful teachers on our Robotics Team. A special thanks to Robotics Team member, student Dan Viderman, for his written contribution to the Queens Chronicle!
Happy Friday Folks! Did everyone enjoy the Super Bowl? How about the commercials? That Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. commercial was the best one in my opinion. You would not know it by looking at them but the Manning’s have a great sense of humor. If you havent seen the commercial you can check it out here: The Time of My Life
On Wednesday, February 7th all our students had the pleasure of watching a very special presentation by Prismatic Magic. Prismatic Magic is a school assembly program provider and high-tech laser show company in one. Their mission is to dazzle students of all ages, and to inspire them to seize the educational and professional opportunities that science and technology provide. The students saw a laser light show honoring Black History Month.
Black History Month
Celebrate the profound contributions of African-Americans in an exciting new way. Part history lesson and part uplifting musical revival, the Black History Laser Tribute is an unforgettable experience for students of all ages.
Historical events, such as the Tuskegee Airmen and Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech are brought to life using vivid laser animations. Students participate throughout by singing to musical classics from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin; artists who laid the foundation for today’s popular music.
If you would like to learn more about Prismatic Magic just click below: Prismatic Magic
Survey administration opens on February 12, 2018 and runs through March 23, 2018.
It is imperative that all parents complete the school survey once it is available. The results help us make the necessary changes the school and students need for the future.
WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY. WE HAVE RAISED OVER $9300 SO FAR. WE WOULD LOVE TO GET TO $10,000 BY TUESDAY.
STUCK FOR A BUCK IS THIS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12th AFTER SCHOOL! FOR $1 YOU GET A PIECE OF DUCT TAPE AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DUCT TAPE A TEACHER TO THE WALL AFTER SCHOOL!
YOU CAN DONATE TO HELP OUR SCHOOL REACH ITS NEW GOAL BY GOING TO THIS WEBSITE:
Halsey’s Competitive Debate team has their 3rd tournament on Saturday February 10th
Mr. Sarris’ Team will be at The Hamilton Grange Middle School debating the following topics:
This House supports genetically modified food.
This House supports merit pay for the best teachers.
This House would end 24-hour subway service in NYC.
Ms. Tchilingarian’s Team will be at PS 180 Hugo Newman debating the following topic:
The United States should abolish the capital gains tax.
Last weekend, the All County Chorus and Band performed with top students across the city. MEANYC (Music Educators Association of New York City) hosted the students at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, where they performed with top notch students and conductors.
The Music Educators’ Association of New York City are a not for profit organization committed to the pursuit of a quality music education for every child. The primary focus of the organization is to encourage a cooperative professional relationship among the music educators of New York City.
Tanis Mui 822
Madeleine Noreen 706
Rena Chen 825
Jonathan Khaimov 822
Cullen Anderson 824
Julie Grandchamp 821
Joseph Rubenov 823
On Monday, February 12th the PTA is hosting a Bake Sale and a Chocolate Lollipop sale that will also continue on Tuesday, February 13th. All chocolate lollipops cost $2 an will be delivered on Valentines Day – Wednesday, February 14th.
The next PTA meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 pm in the school library. The PTA meeting is a great place to give any feedback you may have or any ideas you would like to float by us.
Did you know that the PTA has opened up an online store? YEP! You can purchase Spirit Wear at this link: http://halsey157.bigcartel.com/ Supplies are limited as they are selling the rest of their stock before purchasing new items.
The School Leadership Team (SLT) meeting takes place the following day on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:15 am.
PTA are still collecting donations for their annual appeal. The first half of the year was wonderful and we thank everyone for their support BUT there is still a need. After-school activities continue, transportation is needed for our athletic teams, musical instruments get damaged and need fixing, air-conditioners break down, our school garden needs renovations, etc… That’s where you guys come in. Please consider donating to the Halsey JHS 157 PTA as they are doing all they can to address all those things above and more.
You can send in your donation with your children and bring it to the Parent Coordinator’s office.
FUNNY TEACHER MEMES
Rehearsal Schedule for Week of Feb.12
Tues. Feb 13
Thurs. Feb 15
Vocal-2:30-4pm Chorus Room All Cast & Ensemble
Dance- 2:30-4:30pm Auditorium All Cast & Ensemble
Acting- 2:30-4pm All Cast & Ensemble
No Rehearsal- Have a great break!!!!
Please keep in mind that while we will try to end on time, rehearsals may run a bit over as we are continuously to revising and refining our performance work. A famous Director saying during rehearsals is: