Irwin Altman Middle School 172
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park, New York 11004
Mr. Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Ms. Mary Tully Alarcon, Assistant Principal
Mr. Myles Nash, Assistant Principal
Ms. Maritza Soto, Assistant Principal
Ms. Danielle Giunta
Community Superintendent District 26
Chancellor Fariña Kicks Off Summer In The City Registration for 2018
New York City Discipline Code
School starts promptly at 8:00 am every morning; the late bell rings at 8:05. Absence and lateness are reported on the high school application.
Please remember, 90% attendance is a promotional criterion.
Save the Date:
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
CABARET 172 (MS 172’s 2018 School Show)
An evening of dramatic presentation by our MS 172 Drama Program, Arts Continuum Program, Band and Chorus students
Tickets are now on sale - only $10 -
(All ticket sales monies support the MS 172 Arts Program)
We hope that all of our families had an enjoyable Spring Recess and our students are well-rested and ready to successfully complete the 2017-18 school year
March was an event-filled month in which we celebrated student achievement at the Honors Dessert, the Science Department held a very well-attended Science Fair where students demonstrated their knowledge and science skills, and the color green ruled for our Luck of the Irish Spirit Day. MS 172’s diversity was again highlighted at the PTA’s International Night which featured student performances and ethnic food delights. Hoodie Spirit Day was the culmination of another PTA fundraiser. Our TAG Program, now in its 2nd Cycle for the 2017-18 year, is fully funded by the MS 172 PTA. MS 172 is indeed fortunate to have an active and caring Parent Teacher Association.
The April PTA meeting will take place on Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 pm. Nominations for PTA officers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place at this meeting. PTA Elections will take place at the May 10th PTA meeting. Thanks to Ms. Gross, our Instrumental Music teacher, 81 MS 172 students will be inducted into Tri-M Music Honor Society on Thursday, April 19th prior to the PTA meeting. Our talented musicians will be playing for the PTA audience after the induction.
Special events that showcase our students’ special talents are welcome occasions that occur often at 172. On April 27th, the annual school, Cabaret 172, will be an evening of drama, music and dance, featuring students presenting Middle School Monologues and “I am an Islander (based on the Broadway show Come from Away,) our Arts Continuum Dancers , the MS 172 Jazz Band and MS 172 Chorus. Tickets, only $10 will be on sale starting April 9 with all proceeds going to support the MS 172 Arts Program.
MS 172 is partnering with Smile New York Outreach to offer in-school dental care on May 8. Flyers and program applications were sent home (with toothbrushes,) with details about this program. You will soon receive an email (let the school know if you don’t receive MS 172 emails,) with an on-line application for your child to receive in-school dental care.
With warm weather hopefully occurring soon, we are reminding students during morning and cafeteria announcements about the student dress code developed in accordance with the New York State Education Department to provide students with an environment conducive to learning. We do expect our students to always dress appropriately.
Thank you to all parents for your cooperation and assistance in providing our students with a safe arrival and dismissal from the school building. When dropping off your child on 257th Street in the morning, make sure to drive safely and be aware of pedestrians and other vehicles AND only let your child exit from the car at the curb. 257th Street is CLOSED to all cars from 2:00-2:30pm due to the large number of busses that pick up students at dismissal from the front of the building and for our children’s safety. Please do not double-park on 81st and 82nd Avenues. Backed up traffic due to cars blocking the street creates a hazard for our children. If you want to avoid the delayed traffic on 257 Street in the morning, please drop-off your child on 81st or 82nd Avenues or on 256 Street. Remember: Every child’s safety is everyone’s responsibility.
MS 172 will once again be hosting ELA and Math Test scoring in our gym from April 16-27 and May 4-17. Gym classes (weather permitting) will take place outdoors and /or in the auditorium.
Parking near 172 will be challenging with additional personnel in the building during scoring, so arrive early for the April 19 PTA Meeting, Cabaret 172 on April 27, Preview Night on May 9, the PTA Meeting on May 10 (PTA Elections) and the Evening of Excellence on May 14.
Very truly yours,
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Upcoming TEST DATES:
Even though lunch is free for all middle school students, every student must have a meal application on file - If you have not yet completed one, please do so immediately. You may be asked to revise an incomplete or incorrect application - please do so and return it to the school immediately.
Microsoft Office for Free for Students!
Parents and Guardians of students can download Microsoft Office software from https://studentoffice.net/, at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices. Please check out the FAQ and help section before reaching out for help with issues. Microsoft is the direct contact for issues: nycdoeO365@microsoft.com
Please be reminded that all 6th grade students must have the Tdap vaccine by their 11th birthday and 7th grade students must have the Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine when they enter 7th grade (no age requirement.)
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