February 8th - 12th

This week at Icahn 4

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Icahn Charter School 4 Secret Valentine

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 8am to Friday, Feb. 12th, 12:15pm

1500 Pelham Parkway South

NY

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Important information

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT:


With the forecast for NYC having a huge amount of snow and alternate side parking suspended for Monday, I am concerned about staff parking.

Our contractor will plow the yard this weekend, making additional parking available.
Staff may park in the yard until further notice, beginning Monday, WITH THE FOLLOWING RULES:
1. Security guards will direct staff where to park (assigned spots for the Network staff must remain for them)
2. Lanes MUST remain open for busses and emergency vehicles.
3. Cars may not be moved in the afternoon until the busses exit the yard at approximately 4:00 - NO EXCEPTIONS.
4. At all times, staff must yield to the busses.


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 plan


Tardiness:

  • Please be on time picking up your students from breakfast (8:20) & Lunch (12:30). ALL BUS STUDENTS MUST BE DISMISSED NO LATE THAN (3:40). 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 D (February 5th - March 18th)

Please make sure to follow the gym, library & computer lab schedule! Great news!!! Mr. Shaw & Ms. Malota will be holding gym with your students on Wednesdays. Please meet them in the gym during your scheduled time!

Buddy Teachers

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

Demo / 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, February 8th

School Closed:

  • Lunar New Year

Tuesday, February 9th

Progress Report Distribution


NYS ELA NY READY EXAM (Day 1)

  • Grades 2 -8


Common Planning:

  • Grades K - 2


Lehman Math Project (every Tuesday):

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


NYS ELA & Math Preparation Program Grades 3-8:

  • 4pm - 6pm


Xposure specials & after school:

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


8TH GRADE ELA STUDY HALL (SELECT STUDENTS):

  • 9th period 2:55 - 3:45

Wednesday, February 10th

Secret Valentine: (Gift #1)

  • Leave a gift for your valentine without them knowing it's from you. You will reveal your identity on Friday at 12:15 in the conference room!


NYS ELA NY READY EXAM (Day 2)

  • Grades 2 - 8


Close Reading Day 2 & 3 - Professional Development [Lower Library]:

Kindergarten (9:00 - 11:30):

  • Luongo (Edwards)
  • Ferdinand (Pelle)

First Grade (1:00 - 3:30):

  • Pagan (Guerro)
  • Shepherd (Heard)


Gym:

  • Please remind students to wear blue sweat pants and sneakers


Common Planning:

  • Grades 3-5


Teaching Matters: Mr. DeLa Cruz (3-8):

  • Mr. Green, Ms. Rapp & Mr. Betances


Xposure:

  • Specials: 2:55 - 3:45 (non after school group)
  • After school: 4:00 - 6:00


Theatre (Mr. Davis) Room 211 & Choir (Mr. Green) Room 419

  • 4:00 - 6:00pm


8TH GRADE REGENTS PREP:

  • Ms. Mejia (Foreign Language Regents): RM 307
  • Ms. Wilson (Living Environment Regents): Conference Room

Thursday, February 11th

Secret Valentine: Gift #2

  • Leave a gift for your valentine without them knowing it's from you. You will reveal your identity on Friday at 12:15 in the conference room!


Mid - Year Professional Growth Surveys: (Ms. Jasmin or Ms. Guerrero will come to your classroom when it is your turn to meet with me, so be ready to leave your classroom when they arrive at your door.)

  • 8:30 - 11:00
    Luongo
    Ferdinand
    Pagan
    Shepherd
    Arvonio
    Xenos
    Rapp
    Demo
    Laricchia
    Courman
    Davis
    Green
    Magiraga
    Taylor
    Betances
    Lestin
    Guttman
    Wilson

    Guarino

    Dykstra

    Malota

    Bravo

    Coburn

    Magdaleno

    Pelle

    Edwards

    Shaw

    Vivar

    Cisneros

    Matula


NYS ELA NY READY EXAM (Day 3)

  • Grades 2 - 8


Close Reading Day 2 & 3- Professional Development [Lower Library] (new date pending):

Second Grade (9:00 - 11:30):

  • Arvonio (Jasmin)
  • Xenos (Shaw)


Common Planning Grades 6-8 / Check-in meeting with Xposure after school staff & Ms. Peters (conference room)

  • 11:45 - 12:30


Xposure:

  • Specials: 2:55 - 3:45
  • After school: 4:00 - 6:00


Choir (Mr. Green) Room 210 & Lil' Chefs Cooking Class (Mrs. Laricchia) Room B12:

  • 4:00 - 5:45 pm


7th Grade MATH Study Hall (SELECT STUDENTS):

  • 9th period 2:55 - 3:45

Stepping Stones Museum

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 9am-3:45pm

303 West Avenue

Norwalk, CT

2nd Grade

Friday, February 12th

Half Day:

  • 12 pm dismissal


Staff Meeting:

  • 12:10 in the conference room


Secret Valentine Gift exchange:

  • 12:15 in the conference room

African Dance Performance

Friday, Feb. 12th, 9-11am

222-05 56th Avenue

NY

4th Grade
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Saturday, February 13th

No Saturday Academy

Upcoming Weeks:

February 15th - 19th: Mid Winter Recess (School Closed)


February 22nd - February 26th (Week A) (I-Ready Testing Window):

Monday: 2/22: Buddy Teacher Meetings / Birmingham Children's March Performance

Tuesday: 2/23: Common Planning K - 2 / School Choice Week Celebration 6 - 8pm

Wednesday: 2/24: Common Planning 3 - 5

Thursday: 2/25: Common Planning 6 - 8

Friday: 2/26: K - 8 Trip: Arts on Stage Hostess Community College: History of African American Dance

Saturday: 2/27: Saturday Academy Session 10


February 29th- March 4th (Week B):

Monday: 2/29: Buddy Teacher Meetings

Tuesday: 3/1: Common Planning K - 2

Wednesday: 3/2: Common Planning 3 - 5

Thursday: 3/3: Common Planning 6 - 8

Friday: 3/4: TBD

Saturday: 3/5: Saturday Academy Session 11

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