December 14th - 18th

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


  • 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!

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Monday, December 14th

Progress Reports due to the office

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 15th

Common Planning:

  • Grades K - 2

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 16th

Teaching Matters:

  • Jelbin DeLACruz (schedule TBD)

Common Planning:

  • Grades 3 - 5

Xposure specials & after school:

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


Please see Mr. Matula for details
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THURSDAY, December 17th

5th & 6th Grade Trip:

  • Historic Hudson Valley & National Trust for Historic Preservation

Visitor from Achievement First:

  • 1st, 4th & 8th Grade (Core Knowledge Curriculum)

Math Benchmark Assessments:

  • Grades 2 - 4 (Data results must be submitted by 4:00pm)

Common Planning:

  • Grades 6 - 8

Xposure specials & after school:

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

FRIDAY, December 18th

Progress Report Distribution

1st Grade Trip:

  • Radio City Music Hall: Christmas Spectacular

4th Grade Trip:

  • Westchester County Center: Nutcracker

Saturday, December 19th

  • Saturday Academy Session #8
  • Parent Book Club # 2

Upcoming Weeks: November 30th - December 25th

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

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

Tuesday: 12/22: Staff Christmas Party/ Villa Barone Manor 6pm - 11pm

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

January 4th - January 8th (Week B):

Monday: 1/4: Buddy teachers (Conference Room)

Tuesday: 1/5: TBD

Wednesday: 1/6: LATI Classroom Day 6 (Cohort Teachers)

Thursday: 1/7: TBD

Friday: 1/8: TBD

Saturday: 1/9: TBD

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