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  • Raymour & Flanigan at 275 Glen Cove Road, Carle Place - Saturday, December 2nd at 11am - MS 172 band will be showcased

    We invite you to Raymour & Flanigan at 275 Glen Cove Road, Carle Place on Saturday, December 2nd at 11am when our MS 172 band will be showcased on the showroom floor.

    Hello MS 172 Community: We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Raymour & Flanigan on Carle Place to help support our band program. Raymour and Flanigan is offering a special discount to our staff and families at MS 172. Please contact our consultant MD Mannan at the phone number/email on the attached flyers to arrange your shopping experience.

    Come join the celebration! There will be refreshments, great raffles and of course, music by our amazing band. Tell your friends and family. This is the place to be and to join us on December 2nd at 11am.

  • Town Hall Event with Chancellor David C. Banks.  Monday, January 8, 2024

    The Community Education Council for District 26 Presents: A Town Hall Event with Chancellor David C. Banks. 

    Monday, January 8, 2024

    6:30 PM–7:30 PM

    Town Hall will be live-streamed. Please register for this event at the following link, https://learndoe.org/cec/ 

    JHS 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne

    61-15 Oceania Street

    Bayside, NY 11364

    Seating capacity is limited, and we strongly recommend that families register for this event in the virtual format.

    Parents may submit questions and comments for the Chancellor by utilizing the provided survey: https://forms.office.com/r/JD04jqvyKG    

    TownHall DCBanks CEC 26_Bangla.pdf 

    TownHall DCBanks CEC 26_Korean.pdf 

    TownHall DCBanks CEC 26_Spanish.pdf 

  • Winter Performing Arts Festival December 12, 2023

    Please join us at the amazing Winter Performing Arts Festival on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.  The show begins at 7:00PM and the cost is $5.00 per person.



  • District 26 Parent Workshops

    Math Routines

    How Mathematics Comes Alive in District 26 Classrooms

    Date: Wednesday, December 6

    Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Virtual: on Zoom

    Details and registration link are on the attached flyer 

    Bullying and Incident Reporting Protocols

    Date: Tuesday, December 12

    Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Virtual: on Zoom

    Details and registration link are on the attached flyer 

  • Relaunching District 26 Website With a Dash! www.district-26.org

    District 26 Website

  • APPLY: Summer Arts Institute 2024: Application Now Open

    Summer Arts Institute is a free, four-week arts program for NYC DOE students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2024. This intensive program is held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. 


    Students can major in dance, theater, instrumental music, orchestral strings, vocal music, film, or visual arts. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline.  The daily schedule includes studio work and experiences with professional artists. In the studios, students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their art form.


    DEADLINE: Sunday, February, 11, 2023

    For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.

  • LIsten to the PTA Zoom Meeting October 18, 2023

    Listen to the Zoom PTA Meeting October 18,2023

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  • Thank you to Ms. Borger (our school librarian) Receive a Library Card to be used in any public Queens Library!

    MS 172 would like to give a huge shout-out to our school librarian, Ms. Borger. Ms. Borger has been tirelessly working to ensure that our students receive library cards so that they can use any public Queens library. If you are interested in receiving a library card for your child, please ask your child to ask for a library card application from their English teacher or Ms. Borger. Besides being able to borrow books and being able to participate in fun activities, children can also print at the library, or print remotely, and then go to the library to pick up their copies! Get your library card today! 
  • Important Letter from the Principal Regarding the Current Events

    October 12, 2023

    Dear MS 172 Family,

    Our top priority is the safety and well-being of every student and staff member in our school community.
    As the conflict in the Middle East continues to escalate and we are seeing increased news coverage of
    social media posts promoting violence, I am writing to provide you with information on how we are
    monitoring the events and to share some resources that may be helpful for you in discussion with your

    First, please be reassured that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) actively monitors social
    media sites and threats of violence. We remain in constant communication with the NYPD, and at this
    time, there are no specific threats against our school.

    In times of great upheaval and uncertainty, it is easy for fear and rumors to flourish. It is important that
    students are equipped with the tools they need to discern fact from fiction. We encourage you to visit
    schools.nyc.gov/digitalcitizenship  for more information on how to support your child in building their
    skills in media literacy and safe online behaviors.

    We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for our students at all times.
    Additional resources supporting thoughtful instruction and students’ mental health in the face of
    disturbing current events can be found at schools.nyc.gov/currentevents.

    I urge all members of our school community to explore these resources, lean on one another, and
    continue to engage in open dialogue. Together, we can navigate these challenging times.

    Dr. Paul DeSimone
    Irwin Altman Middle School 172

  • Important Safety Message for All Families

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