December 7th - 11th

This week at Icahn 4

Important information

Safety Protocols:

  • ID badges must be worn in the building at all times
  • doors should be locked and keep your room keys on you at all times
  • Please review the safety procedures and look over your evacuation plans


Tardiness:

  • Please be on time picking up your students from breakfast (8:25) & lunch (12:30). K-4 drops off at the cafeteria and picks up in the yard; 5-8 drops off in the yard and picks up from the cafeteria.
  • 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).


Professional Development:

  • At the end of every workshop please complete the Workshop Questionnaire Form
  • Three weeks after each PD, please fill out the Follow Up Workshop Questionnaire Form
  • Fill out the inter-visitation form while at your host school

Senior Ambassador Schedule

Please inform the office if Senior Ambassadors do not fulfill their duties on the day they are assigned to your class.

Specials Schedule B (November 2nd - December 18th)

Please make sure to follow the gym, library & computer lab schedule!

Buddy Teachers

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Continue working with your buddy teacher to share best practices during your mutual prep period on Mondays:

King / Taylor (1st period)

Xenos / Magiraga (2nd period)

Rapp / Laricchia (3rd period)

Shepherd / Courman (4th period)

Pagan / Green (7th period)

Arvonio / Davis (8th period)

Betances / Mejia / Guttman / Lestin & Wilson (5th period)

Kindergarten teachers: since your prep period doesn't change throughout the year, feel free to buddy up with teachers who have the same prep period.

* Please meet your buddy teacher(s) in the conference room on Monday!

Monday, December 7th

Inter-visitations:

  • (2:55) Ms. Kanarick observing Ms. Coburn (ELA TA: small group)


Buddy teachers:

  • Staff Lounge (Please sign in with Ms. Daisy)


Xposure specials & after school

  • 9th period 2:55 - 3:45
  • After school 4:00 - 6:00


Educate LLC (every Monday):

  • Juan & Emily

TUESDAY, December 8th

Inter-visitations:

  • (10:10) Ms. Grayman observing Ms. Arvonio (ELA)


Common Planning:

  • Grades K - 2


IRLA Training K-2:

  • 9am - 3pm


NYS ELA & Math Preparation Program Grades 3-8:

  • 4:00 - 6:00


Lehman Math Project (every Tuesday):

Ms. Ingerman K - 4 / Ms. Whitford 5 - 8


Xposure specials & after school:

  • 9th period 2:55 - 3:45
  • After school 4:00 - 6:00

WEDNESDAY, December 9th

Common Planning:

  • Grades 3 - 5


Professional Development:

  • Principals & Staff Developers 8:30 - 4:00


Xposure specials & after school:

  • 9th period 2:55 - 3:45
  • After school 4:00 - 6:00

THURSDAY, December 10th

LATI Classroom w/ Jasmin McQuay [Conference Room] (9:00 - 4:00):

  1. Cohort Teachers / Coverage


  • Shepherd / Heard
  • Pagan / Pelle
  • Arvonio / Jasmin
  • King / Demo
  • Courman / Guarino
  • Laricchia / Dykstra
  • Davis / Malota
  • Taylor / Coburn
  • Magiraga / Bravo


Common Planning:

  • Grades 6 - 8


Xposure specials & after school:

  • 9th period 2:55 - 3:45
  • After school 4:00 - 6:00

FRIDAY, December 11th

School Closed:

  • Professional Development 8:30 - 4:00


Icahn 4's 4th Annual Holiday Party:

  • Pot Luck (3:00)
  • Secret Santa (throughout the day for those who are participating)
  • Tree Trimming (4-6)
  • Most festive outfit contest (see Ms. Cisneros)
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Saturday, December 12th

  • Saturday Academy Session #7
  • Parent Workshop: Book Club #1
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Upcoming Weeks: November 30th - December 25th

December 14th - December 18th (Week B):

Monday 12/14: Progress Reports due to the office / Buddy teachers (Conference Room) / LEAP Parent Holiday Workshop: Gift Wrapping & Holiday Cards

Tuesday 12/15: Common Planning K-2

Wednesday 12/16: Common Planning 3-5

Thursday: 12/17: Common Planning 6-8 / Happy Birthday Ms. Ingerman / 5th & 6th Grade Trip Historic Hudson Valley & National Trust for Historic Preservation / Math Benchmark Assessments Grades 2 - 4

Friday 12/18: Progress Report Distribution/ 4th Grade Trip (Westchester County Center: Nutcracker) / 1st Grade Trip (Radio City Music Hall: Christmas Spectacular)

Saturday 12/19: Saturday Academy Session #8 / Parent Workshop: Book Club #2


December 21st - December 25th (Week A):

Monday: 12/21: Buddy teachers (Conference Room)

Tuesday: 12/22: TBD

Wednesday: 12/23: Half Day: 12pm dismissal / Staff Secret Santa Gift Exchange (12:15)

Thursday: 12/24: School Closed: Christmas Eve / Mid-Winter Recess

Friday: 12/25: School Closed: Christmas / Mid Winter Recess

Monday: 1/4: School Opens

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