Shop to Benefit MS54

fairway
MS54 is part of the Fairway Community Partners Program.
Click here to learn more!


amazon
MS54 is part of the Amazon.com School Rewards Program.
Click here to start shopping!



Clip boxtops from hundreds of your favorite products and benefit MS54!
Click here for more information.


Magazines & Gifts
magazine and gift drive
Renew a subscription, give a gift, stock up on wrapping paper and more – 40% goes to MS 54!

More information

www.gaschoolstore.com
Use School Code 2681062

Share the website and code with friends and family!


Click here for more information about ways you can shop to support MS54!


Annual Fund

MS54
ANNUAL FUND
2014-2015



AUCTION 2015

MS54
AUCTION
2015

It's never too early
to get started!

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



Local Weather

Today, 12/18/2014
High: 44 Low: 33
Mostly cloudy
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/19/2014
High: 41 Low: 30
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.

MTA Status



3 EASY WAYS TO HELP MS54 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Buy your gifts at Amazon
and support MS54 at the same time for no extra cost! Just use this link: http://tinyurl.com/ms54amazon or click on the School Rewards logo and begin your shopping. Pass the word on to your friends, family members and co-workers -- anyone who shops at Amazon through our link will be generating money for MS54. Every dollar raised goes to our school and to our children's education!

Secure your auction donations from your favorite restaurants, spas, salons, theaters, ski-slopes, hotels and liquor stores! The donation form can be downloaded here.

Order your holiday gift wrap and raise money for the PTA! Just go to www.gaschoolstore.com  and use our school code: 2681062.

LOST AND FOUND

Booker T.'s lost and found is in the copy room on the first floor, and parents are welcome to check the bin or on the shelves at any time. Anything not claimed will be gotten rid of on the last Friday of every month. Please remember to have I.D. with you when you come to school!


ARIS AND ARIS PARENT LINK NEWS

As of January 1, the NYCDOE will no longer use ARIS or ARIS Parent Link. If you have content on ARIS Connect that you would like to be able to access after December 31, you should download all of your materials, including resources in public spotlight communities, and save them in a separate location (e.g. your computer’s hard drive or desktop). Read more...


NEW YORK STATE SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PROGRAM

NYSSSA 2015, a program of the NYS Education Department, offers intensive, pre-professional summer training programs and is open to all NYS students currently in grades 8-12.
Read more...
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FUNDRAISE WITH FAIRWAY!

With the Fairway Community Partners program, for every dollar you spend at Fairway, 3% will be donated back to MS54 to support the school!

This is an amazingly easy way for MS54 to earn money for our school!  All you have to do is remember to use the card distributed to your student when you shop at Fairway!


If you did not receive a Fairway Community Partners card, or if you need a replacement, contact Anne Pejovich, Parent Coordinator.


PROJECT CICERO: USED BOOK DRIVE

Getting ready to make room on your child's book shelf for the newest books that will arrive for the holidays??

Please consider keeping all these gently used books until early March for the PROJECT CICERO book drive to be held at MS 54!  These books will be contributed to the classrooms and libraries of children in under-resourced New York City schools.

If you'd like to help with the drive please click here to email Lauri Scharankov.

MS54 SCHOOL STORE PICKUP DAY!

Pick up your preordered items from 7:30am to 6pm, or shop for additional Booker T items!

Click here for more information

HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

The High School Admissions page was updated October 10 with information on applying to audition schools; please visit our high school page to learn more.

For general information on applying to High School, please click here or visit our high school page where you will find more information on the high school admissions process and online copies of the 2014-2015 directories.

The high school calendar also lists important dates.



BE MEDIA SAVVY

We have a page on our website dedicated to media literacy, with information and videos that Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, has provided. This page is intended to be a resource for both parents and kids!

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

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Please continue to collect box tops for education, which can be found on General Mills products. A new box tops collection container is available in the school lobby. It is very helpful to the box tops team if you could please trim the box tops you submit and be sure that they have not expired.

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.

If you would like to receive a refund for the balance in your MyLunchMoney.com account, you can Call DOE Food Services at (718) 349-5783. Refunds will be issued in about six weeks as a check and will be sent directly to the parent/guardian home address. Parents can call the same number to transfer balances to another child's account.

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

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eChalk and Google integration is in effect.  You will need to use different methods to log in to your ms54.org Google account. Read more...



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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEWS


Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 18
Parent Engagement Thursdays
Room 323

MS54 SCHOOL STORE PICKUP DAY
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Pick up your pre-ordered items today!

You may also shop for additional items during these hours.
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess
NO SCHOOL
Thursday, January 1
New Year's Day
Thursday, January 8
Parent Engagement Thursdays
Room 323

Friday, January 9
Monday, January 12
Executive Board Meeting
5:30 PM
Room 133
Tuesday, January 13
PTA General Meeting
8:00 AM
Auditorium

CEC District 3 Events

12/18/2014 : Panel for Educational Policy Meeting - Read Full Article

6:00 PM

Long Island City High School
4-30 Broadway
 Long Island City, NY 11106
12/24/2014 - 1/2/2015 : Winter Recess - Read Full Article

Schools closed
(Dec. 24- Jan. 2)

1/5/2015 : School Resumes - Read Full Article

 

 

1/7/2015 : Business Meeting - Read Full Article

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

1/7/2015 : Special Calendar Meeting - Read Full Article

7:00 PM

SCA Capital Plan Presentation
Joan of Arc Complex
154 W. 93rd St.
Auditorium