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 Parents & Students
MATH TEST PREP CALENDAR CHANGE
UPDATED Information


We have added a new date to the after school Math Test Prep program schedule.  The additional class will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 2:40 PM to 3:40 PM.  This date replaces the canceled class from January 3rd.
Test Prep Makeup ltr.pdf

ATTENTION 8th GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS
Class of 2014 Honor Society

8th Grade Honor Society applications were emailed to students via their IS 7 email accounts.  Students can submit their applications during 8th grade cafeteria period to the Honor Society drop box.  The final day to submit your forms is Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to Mr. Verdiglione, Mr. Velez or Mr. Scheiper.  Click on the following link for an application.
Honor Society Application.PDF

CALLING ALL PARENTS
 
The PTA Needs Your Help!
Our PTA End of Year Celebration and Installation Dinner will be hosted at the Grand Plaza on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM 
SAVE THE DATE
Everyone is encouraged to come to this night filled with great food, dancing and lots of prizes. 
We are asking each IS 7 family to donate $5.00 to help purchase the amazing prizes that will be available on this wonderful evening.  Please place your donation in a sealed envelope with your child's name and class on it along with "PTA End of Year Donation" and have your child submit it to their grade leader.  Please click on the links below for more information.  All donations are greatly appreciated and will benefit every student at IS 7. 
Seating is limited, please send in your response no later than May 1, 2014.
PTA Celebration Invitation.pdf
PTA End of Year Celebration Donation Form.pdf

Attention All Parents and Students
DEADLINE APPROACHING
Service Credit Information
*Updated 3/19/14

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.
new approved outside service.pdf
School Sanctioned Community Events.docx

Attention Parents and Students
IS 7 will be Closed to Students
on Friday, May 23, 2014

There will be a non attendance day for students at IS 7 due to professional development for faculty members On Friday, May 23, 2014.  This date is specific only to IS 7 and may not pertain to other New York City public schools.

Attention 8th Grade Students
CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

On Monday, June 9, 2014 our 8th grade will be going to Six Flags Great Adventure.  Be sure to check your email for a permission slip and more details.  Please note that all trip slips and fees are due no later than Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Please submit all paperwork to Mr. Verdiglione or Mr. Scheiper during AM line up.

Attention Incoming 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students
Order By June 30, 2013


We have partnered with 1stdayschoolsupplies.com to help parents get the EXACT supplies needed for all of your child's classes for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Why wait on long lines in September when you can get everything you need for your IS 7 student in one place while shopping from the convenience of your own home.  All you have to do is click on the link below to get started.  Be sure that all orders are placed before June 30th or you will miss out on this great opportunity.  Your kit will be shipped to your home and students can bring in their supplies at the request of each of their teachers in September.
1st Day School Supplies.com

Attention Parents
A New IS 7 Spring Fundraising Event

 
Shop the thirty-one catalog to help to support IS 7.  Click on the following link to find amazing products for your home plus organization ideas and trendy gifts.  Just go to the "My Parties" tab and click on "IS 7 Fundraiser".  Please place all orders by April 25th.  Thanks for your support!
My thirty-one.com

Attention Students
Another Exciting IS 7 Event

 

On Friday, May 2, 2014 all students will attend the Prismatic Magic Laser Team Anti-bullying Program during periods 6, 7 & 8.  What a great way to end the week!


IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
The New York State Exam will be administered on the following dates.  It is imperative that your child be in attendance and on time to school on these dates.
Please remember to bring in sharpened #2 pencils

NYS Mathematics
Wednesday, April 30th
Thursday, May 1st
Friday, May 2nd

 *Please note that all students are prohibited from bringing cell phones and other electronic devices into a classroom where a State Exam is being administered.

-Be sure that you get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast. 
-Click on the link below for more information and some helpful hints to ensure that your child does their best.
STATE EXAMS.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
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 Students and Parents
Log In and Check Out Our Photo Gallery


You will be able to see the amazing and fun activities going on at IS 7 throughout the year.  *Please note that you can only access the photos by logging on to our web site.

Attention Parents of
Incoming 6th Grade Students
in September of 2014


Please click on the link below to view complete video footage of our Incoming 6th Grade Articulation Meeting hosted by Mr. Verdiglione, Class of 2017 Assistant Principal.  You will be able to gather valuable information regarding procedures and how your child can acclimate to IS 7.
IS 7 Class of 2017 Articulation Video

Are you having trouble logging on
to IS7vikings.org? 

It may be your browser
Follow these simple steps to help you log in...
1.) Go to www.is7vikings.org
2.) Look for a "Tools" icon in the upper right (it looks like a round cog)
3.) Click on the icon where you will see a menu drop down.
4.) Look for "Compatibility View"
5.) Add IS7vikings.org

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.


You Can Help to Support IS 7
Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month Year Round

Wendy's located in Amboy Plaza (6420 Amboy Road) will donate 15% of their sales between 5:00 and 8:00 pm to IS 7.  You do not have to present any coupons or vouchers to participate,  just mention IS 7 when you place your order. 

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"

IS 7 Students Participate in the 911 Daffodil Project

Log in and click on the "Photo Gallery" link to see students from Mr. Ficara's 6-3 Science class plant daffodil bulbs in the front of IS 7 as part of the 911 Daffodil Project.  We can't wait to see them bloom in the spring.  For more information about this wonderful citywide initiative
CLICK HERE.

Attention Parents and Students
Bus Stop Information UPDATED 1/15/14
 

Click on the following links for more information
Bus Stop Lists 1-15-14.pdf
Bus Stop Lists -Extended Day 1-15-14 (1).pdf
Transportation Dismissal Map.pdf

Attention Parents and Students
UAU
Holiday Information
Click on the link below for a UAU holiday schedule which includes dates when the UAU program at IS 7 is open during school holidays.
UAU Holiday Schedule.PDF
THANK YOU AGAIN to our IS 7 FAMILIES!

Just by linking IS 7 to your Red Card and mentioning IS 7 when checking out at Target, we have received $109.00 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
Attention Parents
DID YOU FORGET YOUR PASSWORD?

Check out our Parent Password Reset Link to the upper left of this page.


I. S. 7 Website Parent Registration
Please click on the link below to learn how to register for our school website.  As a member, you will be notified of important class assignments, exams and school events.

http://www.is7vikings.org/parents/register


Attention All 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students

I S 7 Physical Education Uniforms are
ON SALE Now!

T-Shirts: $10.00 each
Shorts: $15.00 each
Please submit your uniform fee in a sealed envelope, labeled with student's name and class to either Mr. Ditillo or Mr. McKay in the gymnasium during your designated Physical Education period.  Acceptable forms of payment are cash, personal check (payable to I. S. 7) or a money order.  

 

 Attention Parents and Students
Please take note of the 2013 - 2014 school year marking period information below.

MP= Marking Period
PR= Progress Report
RC= Report Card

MP

MP Begins

PR Distributed

MP Ends

RC Distributed

1

9/9/13

10/25/13

11/4/13

11/19/13

2

11/6/13

12/17/13

1/24/14

2/27/14

3

1/27/14

3/7/14

3/28/14

4/25/14

4

3/31/14

5/9/14

6/26/14

6/26/14

* 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.

 


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

 
If you have not done so already, please be sure to visit the New York City Department of Education's secure web site Mylunchmoney.com
to register your child's lunch account with the New York City Department of Education. The City of New York requires that all students are current with their lunch account and each student has a zero balance at the end of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this program please contact our liaison Ms. Fortunato at 718-697-8488 extension 1201

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.

ATTENTION PARENTS
http://coserver.gates.k12.nc.us/cms/lib04/NC01000863/Centricity/Domain/35/earth_computer_animated_gif.gifPlease be advised that IS7Vikings.org is a SECURE WEB SITE.  In order to access all information including our Photo Gallery and Parent Guide, you must create an account and log in.


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, 4/23/2014
High: 56 Low: 51
Partly cloudy
20% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 60 Low: 36
Breezy
0% chance of precipitation.