Daily Announcements

I.S. 7 has given me the background of service as a way to carry out my life. I have truly grown as a person and a great citizen of my community. -8th Grade Student...  I really appreciate that my teachers have prepared me for high school and have taught me everything I have ever wanted to know.  -7th Grade Student...  You made my son's transition into middle school flawless. -6th Grade Parent...  I.S. 7 teachers should be commended for the work they do every day.  It is comforting to know that my daughter goes to a school where learning is happening every minute and not a moment is wasted.  -8th Grade Parent...

Attention 8th Grade Students
Class of 2015 Senior Picture

Our annual senior picture for the class of 2015 will be taken on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (Rain date 10/30/14).  Please wear your navy senior jersey or your navy physical education shirt.

Attention 6th Grade Students
Super Hero T-Shirt Day
Certificate of Participation Opportunity

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On Friday, October 31, 2014 wear your favorite super hero T-shirt and/or color combination of your favorite super hero character.  Classes with 100% participation will receive a certificate of Participation.
*Please note that costumes, masks, pajama bottoms and hair dye are not permitted.


Attention Parents and Students
Picture Retakes
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Picture retake day for our 7th and 8th grade students will take place on Thursday, November 6th.  Retakes for our 6th grade students will take place on Friday, November 7th. 
*Please note that students must return the picture package they received to the photographer in order to have their photo retaken.


Attention 8th Grade Parents
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Mrs. Lark will be hosting a parent workshop where she will discuss how to fill out High School Applications.  The workshop will take place in our school auditorium on October 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM before our PTA Meeting. 


Attention Students and Parents
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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It is no longer necessary for parents and students to create an account or log in to our WWW.IS7VIKINGS.ORG web site.  All student and parental communication will be implemented through PUPIL PATH.  IS7VIKINGS.ORG will continue to bring parents and students our latest school news and announcements.  It is important that you visit our web site daily for our calendar, permission slips and important reminders.

Attention All Parents and Students
Outside Service Information

Click on the links below for information regarding our suggested agencies for outside service credits as well as approved community awareness walks.  Check your agenda for specific IS 7 Honor Society requirements.

2014-15 New approved outside service.pdf
Walk info 2014_15 updated 10-15-14.pdf


Attention 7th Grade Students and Parents
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Our Night of 100 Pizzas event will take place on Monday, November 10th at 6:00 PM.  Students were emailed a copy of the permission slip via Pupil Path.  Please submit your completed permission slip no later than next Wednesday, October 15th during morning line up or during 5th period lunch.

Attention 8th Grade Parents & Students

DEADLINE APPROACHING

Beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2014 you can register for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and/or register to audition at certain performing arts schools.  Please see Mrs. Lark during AM line up in the auditorium or in the lunchroom during period six to get a registration form.  You can also access a copy by clicking on the link below.  This form must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian and returned to Mrs. Lark in room B16.  Please direct all questions and concerns to Mrs. Lark at extension 4161.
SHSAT Registration Survey.pdf


Attention 6th Grade Students
CURSIVE WRITING WORKBOOKS DUE
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Please submit your Cursive Writing workbook to Mr. Distasio during your scheduled technology class.  All book are due no later than Thursday, October 30, 2014.  Classes that have 100% of students submit their completed books will receive a participation credit.

Attention Students
What Are You Thankful For?


Join in the New York State Senate Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.  All students are encouraged to write an original poem, a one page essay or a create a piece of art work using the theme "What are you thankful for?" then send it to Senator Lanza at www.lanza@nysenate.gov by November 24, 2014.  All entries must be sent digitally in JPEG or PDF format. Students are encouraged to be creative and convey that they are grateful for the people in their lives and community. 


Attention Students
Certificate of Participation Contest
BRAIN CHALLENGE

Are you a trivia buff?  Do you excel in a particular subject?  If so, you could be the next contestant in our game show assembly BRAIN CHALLENGE.  Our first quarterly Certificate of Participation contest is underway and the top classes from each grade will be eligible to attend this amazingly fun and exciting assembly on Wednesday, November 26,2014.  Help your class gain certificates so you don't miss out on this exciting event.

Attention Parents and Students
IS 7 Bus Stop Information

UPDATED 9/20/14
 

Click on the following links for more information
Dismissal Map 9-11-14.pdf
Bus Stop List - 9-22-14.pdf
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Zaremba at extension 1261.


ATTENTION PARENTS
Pupil Path Log In and Registration Information


Please note that all students and parents must create their own separate Pupil Path accounts.  It is imperative that you and your child register on Pupil Path as this will be our primary form of up to the minute academic communication for parents as well as daily assignment and project information for students.  If you do not have your unique pass codes, please call Mr. Baskin at extension 1393.  Click on the following link to register or log in to Pupil Path.
Pupil Path Registration and Log In


Attention Parents and Students
Please Take Note of the 2014 - 2015 School Year Marking Period Information Below

MP= Marking Period
RC= Report Card

MP

MP Begins

MP Ends

RC Distributed

1
9/4/14
10/31/14
11/20/14
2
11/3/14
1/16/15
2/26/15
3
1/20/15
3/20/15
5/1/15
4
3,23/15
6/26/15
6/26/15
* Any grade information that appears on ARIS is subject to change until the distribution of report cards. Please do not contact your child's teacher until you have received their report card.

 


Attention 8th Grade Students & Parents
High School Open House Information

Time is ticking away, before you know it, you will be off to High School.  Be sure to visit each of the schools you are interested in to learn valuable information about whether or not they are right for you.  Click on the link below for High School Open House Dates and Times.  Good Luck!

HS Open House Schedule Updated 9-16-14.pdf


Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students

If you plan on taking the TACHS Exam on Friday, November 7, 2014 and have already registered via www.TACHSinfo.com, US Postal Service or Telephone, please click on the link below for specific instructions as to how to notify IS 7 and receive an Applicant Record.
TACHS Info Letter.pdf 

*Please note that you must register on your own, IS 7 does not handle any of the TACHS registration process.

*In addition, taking the TACHS Exam will NOT entitle students to an excused absence.

Attention All IS 7 Students
Essay Contest
Why Are You Proud to be an American?

The Fleet Reserve Association is sponsoring an essay contest with the theme "Why I am Proud to be am American.  You could win a grand prize of $5,000.00 just for writing about how much you love our wonderful country.  All entries must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2014.  Please
Click Here
 to visit the FRA's web site or click on the links below for more details, contest rules and a cover sheet.  Good Luck!
Americanism Essay Contest Flyer.pdf
Americanism Essay Contest Rules.pdf
Americanism Essay Contest Cover Sheet.pdf


Attention Parents
Important Safety Reminers for Morning Arrival


It is imperative that all parents follow the following morning drop off procedures to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
-6th and 8th grade students should only be dropped off on Huguenot Ave. in the drop off zone which is past the "No U-Turn" sign in the front of the building.  This will help to avoid congestion on the corner of Hylan Blvd and Huguenot Ave.
-7th Grade Students should be dropped off in the back of the building at our Irvington Street doors.
-Please stay with the flow of traffic and abide by all traffic regulations.
-Your child should be ready to exit the car with all of their belongings quickly.
We appreciate your help and cooperation that will ensure a safe morning drop off for all.



Attention Parents
Are You Moving?

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If you are moving or planning to move and your child will be attending another school in September, please click on the link below, fill out the form and submit it the IS 7 Main Office.
Discharge Letter PDF


ATTENTION PARENTS & STUDENTS

MONTHLY PERFECT ATTENDANCE CONTEST
Be sure to be in school each day during every month school is in session for a chance to have your name entered into our monthly attendance contest.  Each month there is a winner and the contest is reset, so you have a chance to win for the next five months of this school year.  All students who have a cumulative perfect attendance record from now until June, will be entered into our Attendance Grande Prize Contest.  Students can win anything from gift cards to their favorite stores, private catered lunches and even Six Flags Season Passes.  Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to improve your attendance and win awesome prizes.

Attention Parents, Students and Staff
Year Round Fundraiser

 
Shop @ Amazon and Support IS7

IS 7 is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  Click on the link above to help support IS 7 with each purchase you make through Amazon.com.


Attention Parents
Enjoy Edible Arrangements and Help Raise Funds for our School!

Our amazing PTA has set up a year-round fundraiser with Edible Arrangements.  Just place an order with Edible Arrangements at their Hylan Boulevard, Victory Boulevard or Rossville Avenue locations and mention CODE VIKA1138 when placing your orders.  Why not give the gift of delicious fruit arrangements for holidays and special occasions and help out IS 7 at the same time?

Attention Students and Parents
Check out our Arts & Technology Showcase
- Just Log In
- Click on "Photo Gallery"
- Then click on "Arts & Technology Showcase"

THANK YOU AGAIN to our IS 7 FAMILIES!
Target Take Charge of Education Program

Just by linking IS 7 to your Red Card and mentioning IS 7 when checking out at Target, we have received $240.91 that will go toward helping our students.  We encourage you to continue to mention us when you shop at Target.  Don't forget to link your Red Card to IS 7, Every cent counts!

Attention Parents

Click on the link below for information regarding the Department of Education's Emergency Readiness Plan at IS 7
Emerg. Readiness ltr to parents.PDF

Attention Parents and Students
Help Earn Funds for I.S. 7 by Collecting Box Tops for Education

Click on the link below for specific information and ways that you can Earn Merits by collecting Box Tops and submitting them to the I.S. 7 PTA throughout the year.
PTA - Box Tops Letter 2013.docx
Thank You!
IS 7 has received generous rewards from Stop&Shop thanks to everyone who has registered their card through the A+ School Rewards Program.  Be sure to reregister your card for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please Register your Stop & Shop card to help earn funding for I S 7 through the A+ School Rewards program.  All cards must be re-registered yearly to get the rewards.  Click on the following link to register Stop & Shop A+ Rewards or call 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone.    Use ID # 07814 when registering.
Click on the attached letter below for more information.
Stop and Shop ltr.doc
ATTENTION PARENTS

All New York City Public School families can sign up for Notify NYC updates on emergency situations at their children's schools by phone, text message, or e-mail.

To register,
Click Here. "Notify NYC" is the City's public notification program, and it has now been expanded to include delayed school openings and early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events.

Important Message for All I.S. 7 Students
Don't forget to practice your cursive writing as it is a requirement in all I.S. 7 classrooms.
Check out the following links regarding the importance of students using cursive writing.

http://www.peterson-handwriting.com
http://www.newamericancursive.com/
http://www.davidsortino.com/intelligence-and-the-art-of-cursive-writing/


Attention Parents

Do you know how well your child scored on their state tests?
You can find out state scores as well as other important information relevant to your child's past and present educational history.  Just click here to log in to the ARIS Parent link.  You will need your child's student ID # as well as a unique password that was assigned to you already.  There is a password reset if you have forgotten it.  Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Zaremba if you have any questions about the process.
Tuesday, October 28
9:30 AM PTA MTG

Wednesday, October 29
8TH GR 2015 PHOTO

Thursday, October 30
1:50-3:50 FALL FESTIVAL

8TH GR 2015 PHOTO RAIN DATE

Friday, October 31
END OF FIRST MARKING PERIOD

Thursday, November 6
7TH AND 8TH GR PICTURE RETAKE DAY

Friday, November 7
6TH GR PICTURE RETAKE DAY

Today, 10/25/2014
High: 66 Low: 51
Mostly sunny
13% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/26/2014
High: 64 Low: 48
Partly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.