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CHANCELLOR'S LETTER TO PARENTS
School starts promptly at 8:00am 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.
Many thanks and our great appreciation for all of the support and assistance that the MS 172 PTA has provided for the students, families and staff this past year and every year. Special thanks to those PTA Exec Board members who will be “graduating” this year.
It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is approaching rapidly. Please keep this calendar handy and refer to it often, as June is a very busy month. Important dates to keep in mind for all students, including several days with early dismissal / non-attendance are:
Please be reminded that parents may make appointments to see teachers every Tuesday during Parent Engagement from 2:20-3:00 pm.
Please note: The first day of school for the 2017-18 school year is
Thursday, September 7, 2017
All Grade 6 and 7 students have a summer reading assignment which will be distributed with report cards.
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.)
The 2017 “Back-to-School Night” and first PTA meeting for the 2017-18 school year will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 5:00-8:00pm.
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81-14 257th Street
Floral Park, New York 11004
Phone Number: (718) 831-4000
FAX: (718) 831-4008
Mr. Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Ms. Mary Tully Alarcon, Assistant Principal
Mr. Myles Nash, Assistant Principal
Ms. Maritza Soto, Assistant Principal
Danielle Giunta, Community Superintendent
Student Accolades 2016-2017
Boy's Basketball - Congratulations!
The M.S. 172 Boy's Basketball Team are the New York City Middle School Winners!
The M.S. 172 Boy's Basketball Team are the Queens Middle School Champions.
Games for Change -
June 10, 2017, presented at the Museum of the Moving Image - Anthony's Game Climate Controller won in the category of Climate Change Middle School.
We had two games selected as Finalists for the Middle School Climate Change theme in the NYC Games for Change Student Challenge!
One game was created by Anthony P. and the other game was created by Gionell S., Nicole P., Faraz S. and Deepak K.
March 2017 Tournament - Debate
Novice middle school division: (Over 35 teams)
1st place team: Cayla J, Jasper W, & Shazia H
2- Roshni S
4- Cayla J
ArtsConnection's Student Arts Program
Congratulations to Shania M. and Ashley S. for their selected photographs which will be on exhibit in the group show “Imagine”- ArtsConnection’s Student Art Program exhibition at Centerview Partners as one of 200 artists whose work will be shown.
Congratulations to Jasleen K. Her photograph will be exhibited in the group show “NYC Reimagined”- ArtsConnection’s Student Art Program exhibition at SSRGA (Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP) as one of 25 artists whose work will be shown.
P.S. Art 2017
Finalist P.S. Art 2017
The photograph created by Joseph F. has been selected from over 1,000 entries to be in the P.S. Art 2017 exhibition. His photograph will be on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from June to October. Congratulations!
Semi-Finalists P.S. Art 2017
Congratulations! MS172 has four semi-finalists selected for the P.S. Art 2017 contest. The semi-finalists will now go into the final round to see who will be selected as finalist for this once a year contest held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Queens Borough Arts Festival 2017
Congratulations to Nabeeha I. Her digital photograph was selected to and is on display at the third annual Queens Borough Arts Festival. This display will be available for viewing in May.
Congratulations to Tulsi P. Her artwork is displayed at the third annual Queens Borough Arts Festival.
Samaira M. won the Dr. Dolores Beckham Student Dance Award in First Place at the NYC Middle School Principal's Association on March 4, 2017.
Dr. Jack Bloomfield Youth Leadership Award presented to Julia R. in recognition of her Leadership and Community Service as an exemplary NYC Middle School student on March 4, 2017.
January 2017 Tournament - Debate
Novice Middle School Team:
1st place team: Nathanial G./ Monil P./ Arjun G.
November 2016 Tournament - Debate
Novice Middle School Team:
1st place team: Shazia H./ Nabeeha I./ Cayla J./Sofia R.
Community School District 26 Summer 2017 FREE Parent Workshops & Classes Please join us, as there is something for everyone…
Painting from Nature on Wednesdays, July 12th, 19th, 26th at 9:15 AM at MS 74 Transcend stress and explore your creativity.
Yoga on Thursdays July 13th, 20th & 27th, 9:15 AM at MS 74 Increase your flexibility and learn challenging poses as you breathe your way to relaxation.
Make Work Work for You! on Monday, July 17th, 9:15 AM at MS 74 Getting back to work doesn't need to be overwhelming. Life coach, Cindy Lish, will guide you through the process.
Pre-K Early Literacy Workshop on Tuesday, July 18th, 9:15 AM at MS 74 Discover what’s happening in pre-k classrooms and how you can help promote important skills at home to build foundations that lead to a lifelong love of reading.
Through a Child’s Eyes: Parenting a Child with Special Needs on Monday, July 24th at 9:15 AM at MS 74 Gain valuable insight to understand how to best support your child’s special developmental journey
Life’s Ups & Downs & How to Deal on Tuesday, July 25th, 9:15 AM at MS 74 Deepen perspective and increase resilience as you explore new skills to help lead a more balanced life.
Raising a Well Rounded, Healthy Child on Monday, July 31st at 9:15 AM at MS 74 Explore your parenting perspective and learn skills to help you nurture and support all aspects of your child’
Coding in the Classroom on Wednesday, August 2 nd at PS 46, 64-45 218 St. Discover how students learn the foundations of computer science as they explore the concepts of algorithms and coding, both on and off the computer. ….
and for September, Ask your Parent Coordinator about other parent engagement opportunities for the 2017 – 18 school year.
Program locations: MS 74 – 61-15 Oceania St. & PS 46 – 64-45 218 St.
For Registration and information contact D.26 Family Coordinators: Lori Butera, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718.631.6841 or Kim D’Angelo, District 26 Family Coordinator, email@example.com, 718.631.6944.
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