• Reminder: Saturday Academy is in session Saturday November 19th.

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  • Reminder: Thanksgiving Break

    School will be closed Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th.

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    The last day for ALL after school programs is Friday, June 24, 2016.

    As of Monday, June 27, 2016 all students must be picked up at 3:45pm.

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  • Memorial Week Break

    School will be closed Monday May 30th - Friday June 3rd.

    Classes will resume Monday June 6, 2016.

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  • 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

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  • Family Math Day

    Mrs. Kaminer's Family Math Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th.

    Grades:  K-4

    Location:  Middle School Gym

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  • Spring Book Fair Monday May9th - Friday May 13th

    Book Fair Parent Night is Monday May 9th from 5pm - 6pm.

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Icahn Charter Schools

Superintendent:    Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent:   Daniel Garcia 
Deputy Superintendent: Richard Santiago
Principal:   Rose Arocho

Mission Statement

The mission of Icahn Charter Schools is to use the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch, to provide students with a rigorous academic program offered in an extended day/year setting. Students will graduate armed with the skills and knowledge to participate successfully in the most rigorous academic environments, and will have a sense of personal and community responsibility.



Reading at Icahn 1



Icahn Charter School 1 students are continuing to read 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home for the 100 Book Challenge Program. This quantity practice targets are set, monitored, and rewarded to ensuring every student adopts the independent reading routines of academic success.

Students are leveled based on what readers need to know and be able to do at each of the five developmental stages of reading acquisition.

Daily practice at home is to engage parents in their child’s learning, and ensures that every student adopts the independent reading routines of academically successful learners.

Parents: Click below to learn more about the 100 Book Challenge Program Grades K-5


LightSail is a program we have been using in sixth and seventh grade ELA classes to increase student achievement in reading. The LightSail program allows students to choose from a wide variety of genres, written to correspond with their reading levels while at the same time increasing their comprehension.  

Texts are arranged according to lexile level, and titles are high interest and chosen for grade level appropriateness.  In-text questions challenge students as they read and encourage a deep engagement with the text. As a result, lexile levels improve and update through embedded formative assessments which are available for teachers to analyze and reflect upon to inform their instruction.

The students enjoy LightSail, especially the ability to choose from a variety of titles. They say it is a "relaxing" time, where they can experience many different kinds of literature. - Ms. Aldebot

 We are so proud of all the students at Icahn 1.  Keep up the good work! 

Lottery News!


The lottery was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Congratulations to all new incoming students! As of Friday April 21, 2017 all letters have been mailed out. 

You may now come in to the school to fill out a waiting list application.

Icahn Charter School 1 
1525 / 1506 Brook Avenue 
Bronx, NY 10457








FDNY Open House: Meet Firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, Tour the facility, view demonstrations, learn fire/life safety tips, explore FDNY career options and more!

 2017 open house flyer_spanish.pdf 
Time: 11am - 1pm or 1pm - 3pm 
Location: Your nearest firehouse or EMT station (visit for more information)



3rd and 4th Grade 100 Book Challenge Parent Workshop

See attachment for more details.
 100 Book Parent WS Poster.pdf 
Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Elementary School Multi-purpose Room


      - SAVE THE DATE!!

7th and 8th Grade Parent Math Workshop

 Dates: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 9:15am - 11:00am 
Location: Middle School Library


4th Grade Parent Camp Herrlich Information Session Meeting

See attachments for more details.
 Camp Herrlich Medical Form.pdf  Camp Herrlich Parent Meeting Flyer.pdf  Camp Herrlich What to Bring.pdf 
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Elementary School Multi-purpose Room




- It's time to restock your school supplies.  

Click on the link below for a list of grades K-8 September school supplies:

 School Supply List 2016-2017.pdf


Student of the Month


Kindergarten Ms. Dash: Farida Amadu
Ms. Wright: Asatu Saho

First Grade Mrs. Jarer: Osasare Alapa
Ms. Thurston: Daniel Abbey

Second Grade Ms. Pleasant: Christian Cuyuch-Ruano
Ms. Austin: Norma Jean-Philippe

Third Grade Ms. Ortiz: Ethan Reynoso-Madera
Ms. Sierra: Magdalene Aniako

Fourth Grade Ms. O'Flaherty: Briany Suero
Ms.Afflick: Merhan Athen

Fifth Grade Mr. Meyer: Juaben Duah
Mr. Silfen: Kaitlin Vazquez

Sixth Grade Mrs. Aldebot: Camille Davis
Mr. Popescu: Armani Richards

Seventh Grade Mr. Williams: Sadea Boyd
Ms. Lucido: Jabril Majah-Sumpter

Eighth Grade Ms. Oyola: Kiara Payne
Mr. Liardi: David Ashby

Monthly Events / Special Dates

2017 NYS Exam Dates

IOWA Exam Grades K-7
Tuesday, 6/6 -Friday, 6/16


Biology (Living Environment)
Friday, 6/16

Algebra 1 (Common Core)
Thursday,  6/15

Second Language Proficiency (Spanish)
Monday, 6/19

NYS English Language Arts Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 3/28 through Thursday, 3/30

NYS Math Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 5/2 through Thursday, 5/4

For additional test practice/ resources, click on the links below:


NYC DOE Monthly Lunch Menu:


Congratulations to our students who made the Icahn Charter School 1 2016-2017  4th -6th Grade Girls and Boys Basketball Team! 


 4th -6th Grade Game Schedule 2016_2017.pdf 

Basketball Game Locations.pdf 

Where Have We Been

Kindergarten Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Monday, March 13, 2017


6th Grade Trip to Poe Cottage
Thursday, December 8, 2016 


Upcoming Events

  • Memorial Week (Schools Closed)

    All Staff and students return on Monday, June 5th
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  • Welcome Back!

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  • Progress Report 5

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  • Eid al-Fitr (Schools Closed)

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  • Independence Day (Schools Closed)

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