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Annual Fund

MS54
ANNUAL FUND
2014-2015



AUCTION 2015

MS54
AUCTION
2015

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We are looking for items
for our MAY 2, 2015
Spring Fling Auction



Local Weather

Today, 8/29/2014
High: 78 Low: 60
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/30/2014
High: 80 Low: 64
Mostly clear
5% chance of precipitation.

MTA Status


CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

Class assignments will be emailed to parents during the week of August 25th.  Email addresses will be taken from the Parent Information Database. If you have not filled out the Parent Information Form, please do so by clicking here.


LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL:
BACK TO SCHOOL


Dear Parents,

I hope your children are enjoying their summer. Hopefully, they are reading!

Here are a few summer updates:

Although our School Based Option (SBO) has been approved by the UFT and the Department of Education, it is still awaiting approval by the Office of Transportation. I am operating on the assumption that it will be approved by busing. The school day schedule is as follows:


 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before School

 

8:00AM-8:40AM

Early Academy

 

8:00-8:40AM

Early Academy

 

School Day

8:40AM-3:00PM

8:40AM-3:00PM

9:00AM-3:20PM

8:40AM-3:00PM

8:40AM-3:00PM



Class assignments will go out on August 26th. We are hoping to send them via email.

The first day of school is Thursday, September 4th.  Students report at 8:40AM.

Summer Assignments have been posted here. Please ensure that your child completes them. Supply lists are also posted.

The NYS test scores will be released next week.  You will be able to access your child’s score on ARIS.
Once again, after-school activities will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The schedule will be sent home on the first day of school.

The administrative staff will be back from vacation on August 25th.

Elana Elster



FREE LUNCH FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

This year, all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will receive School Lunch for free!  This service is part of the city’s efforts to improve the atmosphere and experience for students in our cafeterias.

Please fill out the family household financial form that will be included in the “Welcome Folders” that your children will receive on the first day of school. This form may also be filled out online this year.

For questions, contact SchoolFood at (718) 707-4400.

SUMMER READING & ASSIGNMENT LISTS
and SUPPLY LISTS FOR ALL GRADES


The 2014 Summer Reading & Assignment Lists, as well as supply lists for all grades, have been posted here.




NEW PARENTS INFORMATION

NEW MS54 PARENTS/GUARDIANS: If you will be registering your child as a student at MS54 for the first time in the 2013-2014 school year, we ask that you fill in the advance information form so that we can get a head start on our family directory and so we can communicate with you prior to the fall term.

CURRENT (7th and 8th Grade) MS54 PARENTS: If you have not provided us with your information in the past, or need to make changes, please also use this form.

THE SCHOOL WILL BE EMAILING CLASS ASSIGNMENTS to families starting the week of August 29, so be sure your email information is up to date.

Summer Meals

Free summer meals will be available from June 27 to August 29. Any child 18 years or younger can enjoy a healthy free breakfast and lunch at different schools, pools, parks, New York City Housing Authority complexes and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation or ID is required. SchoolFood will also deploy three mobile food trucks this summer to beaches, parks and mobile trucks to handout free delicious and nutritious lunches to as many children as possible.

MS54 Booker T. Washington will be a summer meals site from June 30th through August 29th, serving breakfast from 8 - 9:15am and lunch from 11am - 1:15pm, Monday through Friday.

A bilingual flyer (English/español), with a list of other Upper West Side meal sites, is attached belowYou can also search for sites at the Summer Meals website, call 311 or text NYCMEALS to 877-877. (Standard messaging rates apply)
SummerMealsDist3UWSR2.pdf
HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS


Go to the high school page for details on the high school admissions process and for online copies of the 2014-2015 directories.

Information updated on 6/24/2014.

BE MEDIA SAVVY

As you know, our students have attending grade-specific assemblies on social media, safety and cyberbullying from Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Michelle also spoke to MS54 parents at our November PTA meeting.

We have a new page on our website dedicated to media literacy, with information and videos that Michelle has provided, so that parents and school staff can also benefit from the information that is being provided to our students. This page is intended to be a resource for our kids as well!

You can find it under Be Media Savvy: Information for Students and Parents under the Education links folder or go directly to the page at tinyurl.com/ms54socialmedia

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEWS


Upcoming Events

Monday, September 1
Labor Day
Thursday, September 4
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
8:40am - 3:00pm
Monday, September 8
6th Grade Student and Parent Orientation
8:00 AM
Come to the sessions on both Mon and Thurs
Tuesday, September 9
PTA General meeting
7:00 PM
Auditorium

Hear what the PTA has planned for the year.
  • Meet The Executive Board.
  • Welcome from Dr. Elster.
  • Listen to a panel of teachers discuss how to support study skills at home.


Thursday, September 11
6th Grade Student Orientation
8:00 AM
Second of two sessions.
6th Grade Parent Orientation
8:30 AM
Second of two sessions.
Thursday, September 18
Back to School Family Breakfast
8:00 AM

Tuesday, September 23
Back to School Night
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

CEC District 3 Events

9/4/2014 : First Day of School - Read Full Article

Early dismissal for non-District 75 Kindergarten students.

Partial school time for Pre-K.

9/10/2014 : Business & Calendar Meeting - Read Full Article

6:30 PM

Joan of Arc Complex
154 W. 93rd St.
Auditorium

9/16/2014 : Parent Teacher Conferences - Read Full Article

Evening

9/17/2014 : Parent Teacher Conferences - Read Full Article

Evening

9/18/2014 : Middle School - Read Full Article

Evening