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...

Help Support Our School
Pampered Chef Fundraiser


IS 7 will be hosting an online Pampered Chef fundraiser.  Follow the instructions below to place an order. 
1.) Click on the link below
2.) Click "Order Online"
3.) Choose option 1 (Already invited to a show)
4.) In box 1, type in  IS 7 PTA (leave the second box blank)
5.) Click on "Shop Catalog" at the top left
6.) Be sure to type in your child's name and class in the second address line
7.) Please check the box if you are interested in hosting a show.  IS 7 will receive an extra funding for each show that is booked and held within the next six months.

*Free Gift to all orders totaling $75 or more.
*Students will receive one merit for ordering.

All orders must be placed no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thank you for your support!

Click here to get started IS 7 Pampered Chef Fundraiser Page


ATTENTION PARENTS
IS 7 After School Test Prep Academy



Don't miss out on an opportunity to enroll your child in an intensive test preparation academy at IS 7 for grades 6 through 8 taught by certified NYC Department of Education teachers. 

MATH: Our one hour long Math prep classes will take place on Thursday afternoons from 1:50 - 2:50 beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015 through April 16, 2015. Please note that there will be two Saturday classes included in the Academy schedule.  These classes will be held from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on March 14th and 28th.   Program fees should be submitted to Mr. Verdiglione no later than Wednesday, November 26th.

ELA:  Our one hour long ELA sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1:50 - 2:50 beginning Wednesday, December 10, 2014 through April 1, 2015.  Please note that there will be two Saturday classes included in the Academy schedule.  These classes will take place on March 3rd and 21st from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Program fees should be submitted to Mrs. Testa no later than Wednesday, November 26th.

All students are welcome however, space is limited and students will be admitted on a first come/first serve basis.  Click on the link below for more information and applications for our Math and ELA Academies. 
ELA and Math Test Prep Ltrs..PDF


Attention Parents
31 I.D.E.A.L presents an evening with Department of Education Chancellor, Carmen Farina

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You are invited to celebrate I.D.E.A.L.'s  10th anniversary at St. John's University Staten Island campus on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM. You need to respond to this invitation in order to attend.  Seating is limited and refreshments will be served.  Please click on the following link for more information and contact numbers. 31 I.D.E.A.L. Flyer

ATTENTION PARENTS

There will be a PTA meeting Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM in the IS 7 school auditorium. Click on the following link for important PTA election news. pta election 2014.pdf


In addition, our annual clothing drive will take place on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.  All donations can be dropped off on Irvington Street, near the entrance of the schoolyard.  You can drop items off as early as you wish but no later than 11:00 AM.  Click on the following link for more information.  Thank you for your support and donations!

pta clothing drive 2014.pdf
Congratulations To Our 2014 Spelling Bee Winners

School Wide
Winner: Gianna Giambrone (8-11)
Runner Up: Christopher Ortalano (7-8)

6th Grade Winners
Winner: Sutherlin Spezzano (6-1)
Runner Up: Vanessa Mingoia (6-12)
7th Grade Winners
Winner: Jack Mortenson (7-12)
Runner Up: Christopher Ortalano (7-8)
8th Grade Winners
Winner: Gianna Giambrone (8-11)
Runner Up: Kevin Deng (8-2)
We are so proud of our outstanding I S 7 Spellers

Attention Students, Parents and Staff
Please Share With Your Friends & Family

Please join IS 7 at the Staten Island Barnes & Noble for our semi-annual book fair during the weekend of December 5th through the 7th.  All purchases will help bring more books into our classrooms.
-Meet your teachers to help choose books for your classroom library.
-Students please see your ELA teachers for information regarding classroom incentives when you attend the fair.

-This is a fabulous event that get's our IS 7 community together while helping to put new books into your classroom libraries.
-Don't forget to mention IS 7 when you are checking out. If you cannot attend, place an order online using our Book Fair ID# 11445293 and show your receipt to your ELA teacher. All food and gift items count toward the fair. Unfortunately, gift cards will not count toward our proceeds.
-Click on the following links for a Save the Date flyer as well as extra purchase vouchers.

Holiday B&N Bkfr voucher.pdf
B&N Bkfr 2014.pdf
bookfair B&N Holiday 2014.pdf


ATTENTION PARENTS & STUDENTS
YEARBOOK AD INFORMATION
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Do you have someone special that you would like to acknowledge or congratulate?
Do you have a business that you would like to advertise?

Do you have a memory that you would like to last a lifetime?

Our 2015 Yearbook is in production and you have an opportunity to place an ad.  All you have to do is go to
Jostensyearbooks.com to design your ad. Space is limited so don't delay.  Click on the following link for more information and specific instructions on how to design and place your ad.
2015 Yearbook Ad Flyer

Attention Parents

Starting November 7, 2014, the speed limit on ALL New York City Streets will be 25 MPH unless otherwise posted.  This new speed limit will be enforced by the NYPD and with speed enforcement cameras.  Streets near schools may have a lower speed limit.  Please be cognizant of your speed and the posted speed limit signs in New York City.  For more information, please click on the following link.
Vision Zero


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 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 Parents and Students
IS 7 Bus Stop Information

UPDATED 10/22/14
 

Click on the following links for more information
Dismissal Map 9-11-14.pdf

Bus List - Updated 10-22-14.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 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 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.

Today, 11/23/2014
High: 53 Low: 51
Mostly cloudy
9% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 68 Low: 47
Chance rain
54% chance of precipitation.