parent teacher conferences
Parent teacher conferences which will be held Wednesday, November 19 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm and Thursday, November 20 from 11:40 - 2:40 pm.  

Please note students will be dismissed at 10:45 am on Thursday, November 20.

6th grade fundraiser
Inspired by the book, A Long Walk to Water, 6th graders will be hosting a bake sale at lunch on November 6th and 13th, to raise money for Water for South Sudan.   Encourage your child to support the bake sale!

picture days

Friday, November 21
8th grade

Monday, November 24
6th and 7th grades

More information coming soon.


pta meeting
Due to conflicts of school tours and Parent/Teacher Conferences, the November PTA Meeting must be rescheduled.  

The new date is Wednesday, November 26 at 9 am.  Topic to be announced.

sports, clubs and afterschool

Click here for a DRAFT After School Activities calendar.  Please note this is a draft and subject to change.  

See noted individual teachers on the calendar with questions regarding these programs.



Advanced Orchestra, Debate Club, Green Team, Code Scouts


Cheerleading, Ceramic Club, Art, STEM, Running Club



Math, Chess, Glee



Art, Running

girls basketball

There is an Informational Meeting regarding Girls Basketball tomorrow, Friday, October 31 in the gym.  Tryouts will be Nov 6 and 7.


Yoga will begin Thursday, November 6 and continue on Thursdays there after.   

There was an Informational Meeting yesterday for Yoga.  See Senora Mason or Ms. Spencer for a permission slip.  All levels and abilities are welcome.  Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move.  Yoga mats will be provided.

STEM Meetup Club
Beginning November 5, STEM Meetup Club will meet on Wednesdays in Room 211 from 2:45 - 4:15 pm.  See Ms.  Solarsh or Ms. Tesoriero with questions.

green team

Beginning November 11, the Green Team will meet Tuesdays in Room 211 from 2:45 - 4:15 pm.    See Ms. Solarsh with questions.

code scouts
Beginning November 11, Code Scouts will meet Tuesdays in Room 405 from 2:45 - 4:15 pm.  See Mr. Tesoriero with questions.

chess club
Chess Club meets on Thursdays in Room 405 from 2:50 - 4:20 pm.  All levels are welcome.  See Mr. Hinnant with questions.

ceramics club
Group A - Meets Nov 12, Dec 10
Group B - Meets Nov 19, Dec 17
Group C - Meets Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7

See Ms. Rosenblum with questions.

volleyball games

(Games begin at approximately 4:00 pm)

Thursday, October 30

Baruch vs. Tass
at Baruch- game at 3:45 pm

Playoff games will be held:
November 4, 5 10, 12

Championship will be on November 13.

flag football
Playoff on November 3

8th Grade Families

High School Applications
High School Applications were distributed in homerooms last week and students were asked to bring them home to their parents/guardians. 

Every student was given a blue Go College NY folder to place their application in.  It is a very important document. 

All 8th grade High School applications are due back to homeroom teachers by Monday, November 24th.

High School process and events

A reminder that some schools may have additional requirements (such as an interview, assessment or portfolio review) in addition to just listing them on the high school application. 

Information on additional requirements is found in the box on the bottom of every high schools page in the HS Directory and/or on the school's website. 

Some schools that have additional requirements are; Bard HS, Baruch HS, Beacon HS, Manhattan/Hunter Science HS, Manhattan Village Academy, NYCI School, NEST, School of the Future, Frank McCourt HS, MS260 Clinton. 

*Please make sure to check if the schools you are applying to have any additional requirements that may not be included in the list above.


November 1
SHSAT All 8th and 9th graders with special needs or 504 accommodations

November 16
SHSAT  Make-up by permission only; Sabbath Observers with special needs or 504 accommodations

If you have any questions regarding the high school application process, please contact Venessa Jalayer, 8th Grade Guidance Counselor by email 
Tuesday, November 4
Election Day--School CLOSED
Students Only
Tuesday, November 11
Veterans' Day--School CLOSED
Wednesday, November 19
Parent Teacher Conferences
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 20
Parent Teacher Conferences
11:40 AM - 2:40 PM

Wednesday, November 26
PTA meeting
9:00 AM

Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving--School CLOSED
Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving--School CLOSED
Monday, December 8
Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, December 9
Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, December 10
Scholastic Book Fair

PTA meeting
9:00 AM