The IMS Connection

Volume 15, Issue 1: September 2018


The Islip Middle School Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 PM.

Our AIS Information Session will begin at 6:30 PM in the library.

Please plan to join us for an informative evening.

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Happy New “School” Year to all of our students and parents. No matter who you are and what experiences you have had, I am certain there is bound to be something new in store for you this year.

Let me begin by encouraging you to get involved in your school and community whenever possible. This involvement will help you pave the way to greater endeavors.

Be sure to keep up-to-date with the Islip Middle School happenings by visiting the many social media outlets available to all.

I hope you join me in looking forward to a positive and rewarding school year. I look forward to meeting your children on September 5th and parents on September 20th. As always, feel free to contact me at

Some helpful phone numbers include:

Main Office 631-650-8500 / Guidance Office 631-650-8550

Attendance 631-650-8510 / Health Office 631-650-8525

Until then, I wish everyone well in the days ahead.

Kind Regards,

Timothy P. Martin

Renaissance Rave

“Every end is a new Beginning”

Welcome Back from the Renaissance club!!! We are looking forward to celebrating all of your hard work and dedication.

Just a few tips to keep in mind:

This is an opportunity for a fresh start. Remember that it’s not only about your grades but your character here in the Middle school. Therefore always try your hardest, be kind, and attendance matters.

Oh don’t think we forgot...we are planning to celebrate your forth quarter accomplishments from the 2017-18 school year in October for all 7th and 8th grade card holders.

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On behalf of the Islip Middle School teaching and learning community, welcome to the 2018-19 school year, and to our new 6th grade students and families, welcome to IMS!

I am so excited to be starting my second year here at IMS, and I believe this year will be an unforgettable learning journey. Our adventure together starts on Wednesday, September 5th, the first day of school. Students’ schedules will be posted in the week prior to the start of the school year, so be sure they have it with them on day one. But don’t worry – if they’re not sure where to go, our staff will be ready to help them get where they need to be.

If you’re reading this, you already know about our IMS Connection newsletter, but that’s not the only way to keep up to date with everything happening at IMS. Please check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to catch photos, videos, and news about amazing things going on at IMS. Our eBoard has up-to-date info on everything you need to navigate your time at IMS, but if any questions do arise, I invite you to reach out to me via e-mail or call me directly at (631) 650-8515.

Our annual Meet the Teacher night at IMS will be held on Thursday, September 20th. Our presentation for parents of students enrolled in AIS will begin at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., parents and students will travel through the building on a condensed time schedule similar to students’ daily schedules. I look forward to meeting you that evening.

Our goal is nothing short of making school an amazing experience for every kid, every day. We look forward to teaming with you to make this dream a reality.


September: Getting to Know You....

During the month of September, advisors will be assisting students with their schedules and helping them to acclimate to their new teams and surroundings. Special emphasis will be placed on student planners as a way to improve students’ organizational skills.

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3 Labor Day - District Closed

5 First Day of School for Students

10 Rosh Hashanah - School Closed

11 Rosh Hashanah - School Closed

12 Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM, MS Library

13-14 MS Picture Days

19 Yom Kippur - School Closed

20 MS Meet the Teacher Night / AIS 6:30 PM / Grades 6-8 7:00 PM

25 Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM, MS Library

*Unless otherwise noted, all Board of Education meetings will begin with an Executive Session at 6:45 PM. The public business meeting portion will begin at approximately 7:30 PM.

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1 PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, MS Library

2 MS Clubs Begin - First Day

3 8th Grade Group Photo

8 Columbus Day - District Closed

9 Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM, MS Library

10 1st qtr. Progress Period Ends

17 Progress Reports Posted to Portal

23 Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM, MS Library

25 Internet Safety Night, MS Auditorium

30 Halloween Spooktacular Event @ Islip Middle School

*Unless otherwise noted, all Board of Education meetings will begin with an Executive Session at 6:45 PM. The public business meeting portion will begin at approximately 7:30 PM.


President - Kristy Evans

Vice President - Fred Henning

Secretary - Marissa Peterson

Treasurer - Sugey Deras

Kate O'Callaghan

Executive Director of Student Support Services

and SEPTA Executive Board Member

Information on membership, our Modell’s discount fundraiser, and more is enclosed in the Middle School summer mailing. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with SEPTA activities, please feel free to e-mail us at


Jennifer Sanders - President

Colleen Kurka - Vice President

Tina Hardekopf - Secretary

Denise Nash - Treasurer

Enclosed in the Middle School summer mailing you will find information on IMS PTA membership, activities and fundraising. If you have any questions or would like to be an IMS PTA volunteer, please feel free to contact us at

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