NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN
Please note that 257 Street is now one way going south from 81st Avenue to 83rd Avenue and 256 Street is one way north from 82nd to 81st Avenues.
The Wizard of Oz
Photographs from this incredible 2017 production
New York City Discipline Code
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.
September 7, 2017
Dear Irwin Altman Middle School 172 Parents/Guardians:
The Irwin Altman staff joins me in welcoming you back to school for the 2017-18 school year. I look forward to another year of working in a school with such a strong reputation for academic excellence, a dedicated and committed leadership team and teaching staff, and ongoing positive parent and community involvement.
Please note that the school day begins promptly at 8:00 AM and that dismissal is at 2:20 PM, Monday through Friday. It is important that students arrive on time in order to begin each school day in the organized manner that will ensure their success each day. All grade 6 students enter and are dismissed from the main entrance.
►On this first day of school, your child is bringing home materials including 2 blue Emergency cards, a lunch form , an S.O. dues envelope, the MS 172 Student/Parent Handbook (for 6th grade only- the Handbook is on-line for grades 7 and 8,) PTA membership letter and email address request/donation envelope, photo permission slip (for school events,) Internet Use Policy, September calendar, a Stop and Shop registration form (which gets money for the school,) a Traffic Safety Pledge and a parent survey. Additionally, you are receiving a Behavioral Expectations contract. I request that all students and Parents read the NYCDOE Behavioral Expectations / Discipline Code and Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities located at the MS 172 website: MS172.org, sign the contract and return it to school. Please make sure to fill out the Emergency cards completely (please print!) and include at least three different current telephone numbers, your email address, as well as all other requested information. S.O dues ($8.00 for the year) include the cost of the school planner which will be distributed on Friday, September 15 (on receipt of your child’s S.O. dues.) Materials distributed on the first day of school are due Friday, September 8.
We are again distributing the regular lunch application (parents are encouraged to apply on-line at https://www.applyforlunch.com/Application.) Although lunch will again be free for all middle school students, we must still collect completed lunch forms for all students in order to continue in the free lunch program.
I would like to remind parents that cell phones* and other electronic equipment (iPods, iPads, video games, personal tablets and readers etc.) are permitted in the school per the New York City Department of Education. However, these items may not be used during the school day without school/teacher permission. If used, these items may be confiscated and will be returned only to parents on Fridays between 2 and 2:20pm. * Students may not use cell phones to call/text parents during school hours. Parents are asked not to call or text their children during school hours
Please review the September school calendar on the reverse side of this letter and note the different activities that will take place this month. A calendar will be distributed each month to keep you informed of school events for that month and the upcoming events in the next month(s.) Our first major event for this school year will be our Back-to-School /Meet the Teachers Night on Tuesday, September 26 (5:00-8:00pm,) which will begin with a PTA Meeting at 5:00pm.
Please note: 257 Street is now one way south from 81st to 83rd Avenues and 256th Street one-way north from 82nd to 81st Avenue. Parents may drop their children off on 81st and 82nd Avenues and only on the school side of 257 Street in the morning to alleviate congestion AND more importantly to insure the safety of all children. Additionally, please do not park in our neighbors’ driveways. 257th Street is closed to car traffic from 2:00-2:30pm for dismissal.
We welcome our parents and believe that for our children to be successful, we need your active involvement with us at school. I encourage you to contact the school with any questions that you may have about your child’s progress or with any other concerns that you might have throughout the year and to participate in the MS 172 Parent Teacher Association. Tuesday afternoons, from 2:20-3:35pm are again scheduled for Parent Engagement.
We all look forward to another outstanding school year!
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Please return all materials distributed on the first day of school by Friday, September 8, unless indicated otherwise, especially
All Grade 6 and 7 students have a summer reading assignment which was distributed with report cards. It is also listed on this site.
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