May 4 - 8 Teacher Appreciation Week

This week at Icahn 4

Important information 5/4 - 5/8

School Visits:

  • There will be two media visits (Thursday, May 7th & Tuesday, May 19th). Please make sure that your classroom and bulletin board displays reflect recent work, including a rubric and teacher comments. Please inform your students that we will be having visitors on those days as well. See details below

School Newsletters:

  • Please upload a video for the school newsletter by Friday, May 1st. Please add a paragraph about the video in the description section under the video (Please record all videos horizontally) Thank you!

State Test Scoring:

  • All testing grades teachers will be going to score the NYS ELA & Math assessments between the dates of April 28th and May 8th. See below

June 4th PD:

  • If you are interested in presenting during the network PD on June 4th, please fill out the Preliminary Professional Presentation Proposal and submit to Mr. Garcia and I by Monday April 27th. You do not have to have the PD completed by Monday, just the form that indicates your intent to present! Read More


  • Please be on time picking up your students from breakfast (8:25) & lunch (1:15).
  • Please make sure that all teachers are receiving their full prep period (all teachers need to be on time leaving their classrooms for their prep and return on time. Please remember that failure to do so affects your colleagues).

Lesson Summary:

  • Please take some time to divide your resources in the shared dropbox for your grade by Marking Period. In your Marking Period folder, divide resources and Unit Plans by subject. In the subject folder create a folder for assessments.

Move This World: (please print out the schedule for your records)

  • Ms. Samatha Blain will return in March. Please continue to reinforce in your class SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Standards for your grade.
  • Interested in becoming a member of our school's transformation team? (sign up now)

Congratulations Nick & Laura Zaveri on your beautiful baby girl! Audrey Beth Zaveri 8lbs. 3oz. April 29th @ 9:10 pm

NYS ELA & Math Test Scoring

Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30am to Thursday, May 14th, 5pm

104-04 Ditmars Blvd


  1. Training begins promptly at 8am each day of scoring.
  2. Scorers must plan to arrive before 8 am in order to sign-in and be directed to their scoring assignment.
  3. A shuttle bus from the LaGuardia Plaza hotel will begin running at 7 am from Mets-Willets Point station (#7 Train)
  4. Limited parking is available at the hotel for $7.00/daily rate
  5. Scorers who arrive late may be asked to leave the scoring facility due to time sensitive training requirements
  6. Over 200 scorers will be arriving at the facility simultaneously. Scorers are placed in scoring teams/rooms in which might take minimal time to coordinate. We appreciate the patience of scorers when arriving at the scoring center and are looking forward to a successful scoring project.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

MONDAY, May 4th

Child Study Team Meeting 8:30
  • Ms. Pagan (Pelle) & Ms. Malota (Edwards)

ELA Scoring:

  • Taylor (King)
  • Magiraga (Carpenter)

After School Activities 4:15 - 5:15

Choir (Downing / Green)

Robotics (Matula)

Drums (Guarino)

Theatre (Davis)

Ballet (will resume once fingerprinting has been cleared); African Dance (will begin on the 6th). The office will contact the parents!

TUESDAY, May 5th

ELA Scoring:

  • Betances
  • Cheriyan (Downing & Cisneros)


Camp Herrlich: 4th Grade Environmental Science Trip

Wednesday, May 6th, 8am to Friday, May 8th, 1pm

101 Deacon Smith Hill Rd

Patterson, NY

Mrs. Laricchia, Mrs. Courman, Mr. Davis & Mr. Matula

After School Activities 4:15 - 5:15

Guitar (Guarino)


School Visit:

  • WNET-TV (8:00 - 4:00)

Math Scoring:

  • Carpenter

Camp coverage:
  • Davis (Betances)
  • Matula (Luongo)

After School Activities 4:15 - 5:15

Bollywood (Khullar)

Step (Ms. Allen / Ms. Heard / Ms. Zaire)

Basketball (Matula / Davis)

Keyboard (Guarino)

African Dance (TBD)

FRIDAY, May 8th

Math Scoring:
  • Khullar (Quiza)

Camp coverage:
  • Davis (Betances)
  • Matula (Luongo)

Teacher Appreciation Celebration:

  • Postponed till Friday, May 15th

Upcoming: Weeks of May 11th - 15th & 18th - 22nd

Monday 5/11: Math Scoring: Taylor (Guarino); 3rd Grade Trip (Medieval Times)

Tuesday 5/12: Math Scoring: Khullar (Downing & Cisneros)

Wednesday 5/13: Grade K - 2 (Smart Table Training) 12 - 6 pm

Thursday 5/14: Math Scoring: Demo (Luongo)

Friday 5/15: Report Cards templates emailed to teachers

Saturday 5/16: Happy Birthday Pagan

Monday 5/18: K-2 Field Trip (IMAX)

Tuesday 5/19: School Visit: Mr. Charles Sahm, a writer for Manhattan Institute (will be onsite for a few days) / High School Admissions Workshop 5:30 pm

Wednesday 5/20: Report Cards due to the office

Thursday 5/21: Jeans for Troops Day

Friday 5/22: Half Day (Memorial Week 25th - 29th) School resumes June 1st

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