Weekly Update

We just finished our first full week of school. Hopefully everyone is getting accustomed to the switch from a Monday-Friday schedule to a 6 day cycle. I know it has been confusing but its a very smart system and allows us to provide the best possible education to all our students.

Here are calendars for the months of September & October, that will help you keep track of the 6 day cycle. Just click the month:

September
October

Dont forget Halsey’s website is www.halsey157.org

Have you taken a look at the newly designed website for the Department of Education? One page I would like to focus your attention to is the Equity and Excellence for All page that can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/equity-and-excellence. Every child deserves an excellent education and here is how we try to do it at the NYC Department of Education.

Please read this very important message from one of our ELA teachers, Ms. Tchilingarian:

Here at Halsey, it is our mission to continuously encourage and support school spirit. Last year, spirit week in September was a huge success! It was incredible seeing our staff and students coming together to help build a friendly community in our school. During Spirit Week, it was truly wonderful experiencing such positive and lively energy spreading all through our hallways and right into our classrooms.

This year, we want to make sure that energy continues to flourish; not only for one week, but throughout the entire year. Therefore, Halsey will be hosting not a Spirit Week, but Spirit YEAR! Each month, we will have two spirit days, allowing our school to spread school spirit in various, fun, and exciting ways.

In order to make our efforts successful, we would like to put together a Spirit Team. Halsey’s Spirit Team will work closely to spread school spirit, not only amongst our students, but amongst all families, teachers and staff as well. We will meet once a month to discuss new ideas for each month and ways to improve school spirit here at Halsey.

If you are interested in joining Halsey’s Spirit Team and/or have questions, please reach out to Sonia Tchilingarian at STchilingarian@schools.nyc.gov

Thank you!

Ms. Shriki and Mr. Blanco will  hosted 2 workshops on the High School Application process and the new SHSAT registration process so far.

Do not worry if you missed a workshop! Ms. Shriki, along with Mr. Blanco, will be facilitating 2 more workshops in the coming weeks.

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 – 5PM – 7PM

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 – 7PM – 8PM

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 – 9AM – 3PM

More dates will be added in November as well. For more information contact Ms. Shriki at SShriki@schools.nyc.gov

Thank you to all the family members who came out to our first PTA meeting on Wednesday night. We had a standing room only crowd. That’s what we like to see! Let’s maintain that commitment and support throughout the entire school year. The PTA have some really great things planned for the upcoming year. Look out for Picture Day coming in October and some more fundraisers as well.

Here is a very important message from the Halsey JHS 157
PTA Executive Board

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of JHS 157, welcome back to school!  Click the blue link to find our PTA Annual Appeal letter, hard copies were sent home with your children last week.  We NEED FUNDING to provide the school with the following:

  • AC Units in Classrooms
  • School Garden & Beautification
  • Funding for the Talent Programs (Art, STEM, Technology, Band, Chorus, Dance and Drama)
  • After school programs that are FREE for all children to sign up for including, but not limited to:
    • Test Prep (SHSAT, standardized and regents)
    • Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer teams
    • Chess Club
    • Debate Team
    • Math Team
    • Mouse Squad
    • Robotics
    • Cooking
    • Green Team
    • Summer Programs

Please send in donations in a marked envelope or donate online by clicking the PayPal button below:

You can also show your support and order Halsey school Spirit Wear at our online store by clicking the Halsey Spirit Wear picture below (orders will be left at school for your child to pick up):

 

We NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make our school great!  Imagine if all 1,690 Halsey kids donated 😊 what a difference we could make in our community!

 

Parents Making Sustainable

Change in NYC Schools

Join Columbia University, Teachers College for mini-workshops on ways to promote enviornemntal and sustainability initiatives in your school! Hear from experts on effective ways to engage your community, create, school gardens, reduce waste, and energy consumption.

Where: Teachers College, Columbia University
Cowin Auditorium
525 West 120th Street

When: Saturday, October 13th
9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Click here to sign up to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-making-sustainable-change-in-nyc-schools-registration-50088158029

 

An Update From Your PTA

Here is a very important message from the Halsey JHS 157
PTA Executive Board

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of JHS 157, welcome back to school!  Click the blue link to find our PTA Annual Appeal letter, hard copies were sent home with your children last week.  We NEED FUNDING to provide the school with the following:

  • AC Units in Classrooms
  • School Garden & Beautification
  • Funding for the Talent Programs (Art, STEM, Technology, Band, Chorus, Dance and Drama)
  • After school programs that are FREE for all children to sign up for including, but not limited to:
    • Test Prep (SHSAT, standardized and regents)
    • Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer teams
    • Chess Club
    • Debate Team
    • Math Team
    • Mouse Squad
    • Robotics
    • Cooking
    • Green Team
    • Summer Programs

Please send in donations in a marked envelope or donate online by clicking the PayPal button below:

You can also show your support and order Halsey school Spirit Wear at our online store by clicking the Halsey Spirit Wear picture below (orders will be left at school for your child to pick up):

We NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make our school great!  Imagine if all 1,690 Halsey kids donated 😊 what a difference we could make in our community!

Weekly Update

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

Halsey JHS 157 was lucky enough to be selected to participate in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus once again this year. Thanks to Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, our Principal Mr. Suraci, and the great relationship we have built with the Lennon Bus, select students from Chorus, Band, and Art got to board the bus and have an amazing experience. Here is some more information about the John Lennon Bus:

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by OWC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. In its 21st year, with the very newest technology and gear, the Bus continues to be dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios, participation in free digital media production workshops, and the production of giant peace signs. Assisted by three on-board engineers, students can learn how to write, record, and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries, and live multi-camera video productions – all in one day!

The Lennon Bus is highly adaptable, designed to provide students, their schools and communities with performances, hands-on demonstrations, remote recordings, and studio sessions customized for their needs, levels of experience and interest. The Bus travels the country visiting schools, music and technology conferences and events, and partners with communities and media outlets to call attention to the importance of arts and digital media education.

Students from the 8th Grade Talent Classes formed the Peace symbol in the school yard as the John Lennon Bus sat outside our gates. All they were saying was give peace a chance.

 

The Green Team’s veterans met this past Sunday and got right down to business.  Our Spring plantings grew beautifully this Summer; the consistent watering provided by the custodial staff was instrumental for their good health.  Unfortunately, the weeds were just as healthy.

The Green Team weeded and added 2 dozen bags of cedar mulch to our front planting beds.  They look clean and refreshed!  Then the students turned their attention to the garden.  It was a major undertaking.  After several hours of hard work, we produced 18 large, garbage bags of weeds!

This week we will meet with students who want to join the Green Team, begin our Fall t-shirt sale fundraiser and (weather permitting) install a drip irrigation system for the front planting beds around the main entrance to our school.

The Green Team has big plans for this school year, including but not exclusive to: continued planting in the garden and front display beds, increased utilization of the green house, field trips and even experimenting with hydroponics.

If you are interested in joining the Green Team please contact Mr. Weiss at CWeiss6@schools.nyc.gov or see him in the SAVE Room in the basement.

State Test Scores? What’s the Deal?

We have all been wondering what the deal is with our State Test scores from last school year. This is the last piece of information I have seen regarding the delay:

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/education/2018/09/18/release-of-standardized-test-scores-delayed

 

Back to School Night = SUCCESS!

What a great turnout we had for our Back to School Night. Not only did hundreds of families come down and meet their teachers but we also had over 100 parents attend the workshops we offered at 4:30 pm – just before our back to school activities. Do not worry that you missed a workshop. We will be offering them again later in the school year. The PTA sold Spirit Wear, snacks, and candy and kicked off their fund raising on a great note.  The evening ended with a special workshop for families of 8th and 9th graders facilitated by Ms. Shriki and Mr. Plummer on the new High School Application process and the new SHSAT registration process.

Do not worry if you missed the workshop on the High School Application process! Ms. Shriki, along with Mr. Blanco, will be facilitating 4 more workshops in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2108 – 5PM – 7PM

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 – 5PM – 7PM

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 – 7PM – 8PM

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 – 9AM – 3PM

More dates will be added in November as well. For more information contact Ms. Shriki at SShriki@schools.nyc.gov

The very first Halsey PTA meeting of the year takes place on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Come on down and meet your Halsey PTA Executive Board. Our Principal, Mr. Suraci, will be on hand as well.

Please take a moment and read this very important letter from the PTA Executive Board. Each year they raise funds for our school and they do it through a number of ways. One way is their Annual Appeal. Please consider donating to the PTA as every single dollar is used to make your children’s school a much better place.

Click here: Annual Appeal Letter

The School Leadership Team (SLT) has an opening for ONE parent. Nominations are being accepted by the PTA by sending them an e-mail to HalseyPTA@gmail.com. Elections will take place during the October PTA meeting which will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Dont forget to purchase your Halsey Spirit Wear! Send an e-mail to HalseyPTA@gmail.com

Join the PTA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Halsey157pa/?ref=bookmarks

CITY OF SCIENCE is back! Please join the World Science Festival and Con Edison to explore this FREE, open to the public metropolis of larger-than-life interactive installations and hands-on activities. The event includes mind-blowing demonstrations, awe-inspiring experiments, apprentice programs, and guided tours of the College of Staten Island Astrophysical Observatory.

Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
College of Staten Island Sports and Recreation Center
2800 Victory Blvd, Building 1R

Check out the attached flyer

Ms. Soberman will be holding the math team tryout test on Wednesday September 26 at 2:30 in room 315. Any student interested in joining the Math team please see Ms. Soberman and show up on time for the test that day!

 

Open House Dates Released

 

Open House dates have been released for incoming 5th Grade Students and their families. You can choose from ONE of the following dates and RSVP to our Parent Coordinator Mike Zevon at MZevon@schools.nyc.gov

Monday, October 15th – 8:30 am until 10:30 am – Includes Meeting our Principal Mr. Suraci, Hearing Halsey Highlights, School Tour

Wednesday, October 17th – 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm –  Includes Meeting our Principal Mr. Suraci, Hearing Halsey Highlights, NO SCHOOL TOUR

Friday, October 19th – 8:30 am until 10:30 am – Includes Meeting our Principal Mr. Suraci, Hearing Halsey Highlights, School Tour

We look forward to hosting all of you this October!

SLT Opening…Attention All Parents

CALLING ALL PARENTS!

Would you like to be part of the decision-making process at our school? If so, become a parent leader! We are now taking nominations for a parent position on the School Leadership Team (SLT). Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018 and elections will be held at the following PTA meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.”

In order to run for the SLT please provide the following information to the PTA. You can send it to the Parent Coordinator – Mike Zevon at MZevon@schools.nyc.gov, email the PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com, or print it out and return it to the PTA Mailbox located in the main office.

Child’s Name & Class                      

Parent/Guardian Name                    

Best Contact Phone Number          

Email                                                 

 

What is a School Leadership Team?

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.

SLTs:

  • Provide ongoing evaluations of a school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement.
  • Play an important role in school-based decision-making
  • Help to make school cultures more collaborative.

Who are the SLT members?

There are three members of the school community who must be members of the SLT:

  1. Principal
  2. Parent Association/Parent-Teacher Association President
  3. United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader

The other members are elected parents and staff members. The SLT must have an equal number of parents and staff.

 

What is the role of an SLT?

  • An SLT is responsible for developing a school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).
  • An SLT makes a yearly evaluation of the principal’s record of developing an effective, shared decision-making relationship with the SLT members during the year. This evaluation is given to the community district or high school superintendent.
  • The SLT is not responsible for the hiring or firing of school staff. However, according to Chancellor’s Regulation C-30, the SLT must be consulted prior to the appointment of a principal or assistant principal.

Back to School Night

Good Morning Halsey Family
Good afternoon,

As you are aware, JHS 157 is hosting our “Welcome Back to School Evening” on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  Our “Welcome Back Evening” will begin at 5:20PM.  Your child will bring home an individualized schedule on Tuesday afternoon for you to follow this Thursday, beginning at 5:20PM.

However, we are also hosting the following workshops for  parents/guardians from 4:30PM-5:15PM, prior to the official start of our event.  If you are interested in attending ONE of the workshops of your choice, be sure to register via the survey monkey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBFGC7V.  If you are interested in more than one we will be providing these workshops throughout the year so keep an eye out for them.

We hope to see you all Thursday!

Parent Workshops being held from 4:30 PM-5:15 PM:

 

  • Fun STEM activities for Parents and Children to enjoy together: Mr. Lober Room 333
  • Response to Intervention (RTI/AIS): Collaborating with Parents/guardians to support struggling students: Ms. Amber, room 219 (sci lab)
  • Historians and Critical Thinking Skills in Social Studies: Mr. Monaco, room B6
  • Internet and Cyber Safety and Anti-bullying: What Parents/guardians need to know to keep children safe: Mr. Angelastro/Mr. Plummer, room LIBRARY
  • Succeeding in The Middle School – Foundations for 6th grade success: Ms. Sussman/Ms. Quinones, room 215
  • Algebraic Concepts and our New Grade 6 Curriculum: Ms. Beinstock/Ms. Soberman, room 315
  • Increasing Parent Engagement and Enhancing Home School Communication via the PupilPath system: Ms. Cole/Ms. Lok, room 306
  • Independent Reading: Helping your child select engaging books to read to increase comprehension, reading stamina and vocabulary skills: Ms. Gordon, room 221
  • Preparing for The Specialized HS Program Audition in Musica/Art/Dance/Drama: Ms. Shikowitz/Ms. Lamere/Ms. Gruet/ Ms. Schwarz/Ms. Wolff, room 112

7:30PM: 8/9th Grade Parents: The High School Application Process: Ms. Shriki: AUD

 

Week 2

Week 2 in the books!

Good Day Halsey Family! We hope you have had a Halsey-riffic week. The first 2 weeks of school have now passed and soon we will be thinking about hurricanes, snow storms, Spring, the end of school and Summer! Yes it goes that fast…sometimes. We have some exciting things coming up so lets get this party started…..

Monday, September 17th 2018 Pupil Path will go online. Each student will receive an invitation letter that will include details on how to register. If you already have registered and are having problems logging in please contact Mr. Blanco at RBlanco@schools.nyc.gov

September 20th 2018! 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm.

Come on down and meet your children’s teachers! The day will begin in the auditorium and you will hear from the most electrifying Principal in the Galaxy Mr. Suraci. You will then get to follow your children’s schedule and meet each of your teachers and hear about what they will be learning.

8th grade families are invited to attend a special workshop with Ms. Shriki on the new HS application process as well as the new SHSAT registration process.

Ms. Soberman will be holding the math team tryout test on Wednesday September 26 at 2:30 in room 315. Any student interested in joining the Math team please see Ms. Soberman and show up on time for the test that day!

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS

 


Fall_2018_High_School_Fair_Flyer (Click here for the flyer about the HS application process)

The PTA will be at Halsey JHS 157 on Back to School Night – September 20th selling Halsey Spirit Wear! I have seen the new apparel and it really is looking great. The new logo with full color pops off the shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and shorts. Spirit Wear will be available all year long as long as supplies last. They move really quickly so I would come on down during Back to School Night and get yours while you can!

DONT FORGET THE FIRST PTA MEETING TAKES PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th 2018 at 7:00 PM.
Please come down and make your voice heard. The PTA success is dependent on the participation of all the parents at Halsey.

Make these important PTA dates on your calendar:

Spirit wear sales during Open School Night – Thursday, September 20th at 4:30PM
Chipotle Fundraiser: Monday, September 24th 4PM – 8PM
First meeting: Wednesday, September 26 @ 7PMShake Shack Fundraiser – Monday, Oct 15th – Time to be announced

Select Chorus auditions are on Monday, September 17th from 2:30-3:45 PM. If your child takes the yellow school bus home, please make sure there is someone who can pick them up, as they will miss the bus that day. Select Chorus is an advanced chorus group that performs at various in school and community events throughout the year. It is a competitive group, with about 30 seats open, and over 100 students that audition each year. The group is comprised of about 60 students from all grades and every talent.

 

Students do not need to prepare anything for the audition. Students will be taught a piece of music from our upcoming concert, then will sing it back to Ms. Shikowitz in small groups. Aside from vocal quality, Ms. Shikowitz is looking for students who can learn the music quickly, sing in harmony with other students, blend well with other students while singing, follow along in the music, and are quiet and follow instructions during the audition. Select Chorus meets on Thursdays from September (first rehearsal 9/20) from 2:30-3:30, then on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 from February-May to accommodate for test prep. If you have questions, please email Ms. Shikowitz at sshikowitz@schools.nyc.gov.

Forest HIlls Youth Athletic Association

ATTENTION 8th GRADE FAMILIES

 

8th Grade Senior Sweatshirt Design Competition

WHO:          ALL 8th GRADE STUDENTS
WHAT:        DESIGN AN 8TH GRADE SENIOR SWEATSHIRT (YOU CAN EITHER DRAW YOUR OWN OR CREATE A DESIGN USING GRAPHICS YOU FIND)
WHERE:       EMAIL YOUR DESIGN TO SSHRIKI@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV
WHEN:        FINAL DESIGNS ARE DUE TO MS. SHRIKI VIA EMAIL BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

ONCE ALL DESIGNS ARE SUBMITTED, THE ENTIRE GRADE WILL VOTE ON THE WINNING DESIGN AND ORDER FORMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE SEE MS. SHRIKI OR MS. GONZALEZ IN ROOM 210.

CITY OF SCIENCE is back! Please join the World Science Festival and Con Edison to explore this FREE, open to the public metropolis of larger-than-life interactive installations and hands-on activities. The event includes mind-blowing demonstrations, awe-inspiring experiments, apprentice programs, and guided tours of the College of Staten Island Astrophysical Observatory.

Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
College of Staten Island Sports and Recreation Center
2800 Victory Blvd, Building 1R

Check out the attached flyer.

Welcome Back

WELCOME BACK!

Hey Halsey family. Welcome back to school! 2018-2019 will be a great year for all of our families as Halsey JHS 157 has an exciting year planned ahead.

We survived day 1 and all our students are adjusting to the new school year.

For all our new families, my name is Mike Zevon. I am your Parent Coordinator and I am here for you if you have any concerns, questions, or just need to vent. I am a Sagittarius, I love the NY Yankees, I am a huge Star Wars and Marvel fan and I like long walks on the beach. KIDDING. I hate the beach. I will be sending out a weekly email to update you all on what is going on at Halsey – last week, this week and next week. I will also send other school related information throughout the week as it becomes available.

Lets get this party started……

The Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157 website is www.halsey157.org – check back there for updates. You can find all of our contact information listed under the staff directory on our website! The website is always being updated and some pages may be down or in the process of being updated. The calendar page was showing last years school calendar but that will be fixed shortly.

September 20th 2018!

Come on down and meet your children’s teachers! The fun starts at 5:30pm.

More details to come…

The SHSAT Prep Classes that started in the spring, for last years 7th grade (on Saturdays) will be continuing for this years 8th grade students on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 2:30-4:30 pm. Students who did not participate in the Saturday program are not allowed to register for these classes.  Only students who participated on Saturdays last year are allowed to continue in the program.

The first day will be Wednesday, September 12th and will run from 2:30-5:30 PM (an extra hour due to testing).  The remainder of the sessions will be from 2:30-4:30 pm and  the last day will be Thursday, October 25th.

Students will remain in the same class they were in on Saturdays and will receive updated room assignments on Wednesday.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Shriki at SShriki@schools.nyc.gov

Select Chorus auditions are on Monday, September 17th from 2:30-3:45 PM. If your child takes the yellow school bus home, please make sure there is someone who can pick them up, as they will miss the bus that day. Select Chorus is an advanced chorus group that performs at various in school and community events throughout the year. It is a competitive group, with about 30 seats open, and over 100 students that audition each year. The group is comprised of about 60 students from all grades and every talent.

 

Students do not need to prepare anything for the audition. Students will be taught a piece of music from our upcoming concert, then will sing it back to Ms. Shikowitz in small groups. Aside from vocal quality, Ms. Shikowitz is looking for students who can learn the music quickly, sing in harmony with other students, blend well with other students while singing, follow along in the music, and are quiet and follow instructions during the audition. Select Chorus meets on Thursdays from September (first rehearsal 9/20) from 2:30-3:30, then on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 from February-May to accommodate for test prep. If you have questions, please email Ms. Shikowitz at sshikowitz@schools.nyc.gov.

CITY OF SCIENCE is back! Please join the World Science Festival and Con Edison to explore this FREE, open to the public metropolis of larger-than-life interactive installations and hands-on activities. The event includes mind-blowing demonstrations, awe-inspiring experiments, apprentice programs, and guided tours of the College of Staten Island Astrophysical Observatory.

Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
College of Staten Island Sports and Recreation Center
2800 Victory Blvd, Building 1R

Each week we will be giving you an update about what is going on with our Parent/Teacher Association. It is very important to attend as many PTA meetings as you can. Make your voice heard. Here are some updates:

Here is your 2018-2019 PTA Executive Board

Co-Presidents 
Katarina Jokic & Vicky Barshai

Vice President
Michelle Kiliski

Secretary
Cindy Cohen

Treasurer
Raquel Hagen

To contact the Halsey PTA send them an email to HalseyPTA@gmail.com

Sign up for their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/Halsey157pa/?ref=bookmarks

The PTA will be selling Spirit Wear beginning September 20th at the Back to School Night. You will be able to purchase t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, hoodies – both pullover and zip ups, shorts, and all kinds of fun stuff. You can use your Halsey Spirit wear in place of the gym uniform for gym class.

The big mystery to start the year! What’s the deal with Pupil Path!?!?!?

Pupil Path is in the process of being updated and will be made available on September 17th. Once we have it completely updated and ready for the roll out every student will receive an invitation letter with detailed instruction on how to register. It will be a piece of cake!

Thank you for your patience.

The Citizenship Project is a FREE program to prepare legal permanent residents for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Exam (USCIS) naturalization test. Engage parents and strengthen community ties by bringing this grant-funded program into your neighborhood school.

Courses take place on-site at the New-York Historical Society on Saturdays, weekday evenings, and weekday mornings. Morning, evening, and Saturday classes are offered at various locations across New York City.

For more information about the project, please click here: https://www.nyhistory.org/education/citizenship-project

Queens Community House All Starz After School Program

The registration forms for the Queens Community House All Starz Program are now available in Room 159.  The staff are not available until 1pm so please have your child pick up the form after 1pm in room 159. All completed forms should be returned back to room 159 or placed in the Queens Community House mailbox in the main office.

Check out the letter from Robert Borja – Director of the All Starz Program – Click Here

DO NOT RETURN THEM TO THE PARENT COORDINATOR! 

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