ICAHN CHARTER SCHOOLS


Superintendent:    Mr. Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent:   Mr. Daniel Garcia
Principal:  Ms. Rose Arocho-Fullam
Staff Developer:   Mrs. Dawn Starks


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.




January 2015

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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READING DAILY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!!

Reading 30 minutes daily will keep you on target with the 100 Book Challenge Program. 

Parents: Click below to learn more about the 100 Book Challenge Program Grades K-5
http://www.americanreading.com/products/100bc/faq/http://www.americanreading.com/products/100bc/faq/



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

Icahn 1 loves 100 Book Challenge!

Mrs. Roman & Mrs. Byrne


Announcements

SNOW STORM UPDATES:

Monday, 1/26
All after school programs have been cancelled.  4pm Dismissal. 
Tuesday, 1/27 School Closed



ATTENTION PARENTS!  2015-2016 Lottery news. Icahn Charter School 1 is now accepting  applicants for students entering grades K-8 in September 2015. Click on the link below to apply.

https://app.jumpro.pe/charterapply#school=129

Save the dates:
  Monday, December 1, 2014 -Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Applications accepted.
Monday, April 15, 2015.  Lottery Date!





That's Right! It's Back!! Last year our book fair was such a success that we have decided to do it all over again! Come join us in the Middle School Gym. The book fair will be here to the end of the week, Happy Reading!!
2014 Icahn 1 Book Fair Schedule.pdf
What are Learning Targets?

Statements of intended learning based on the standards. Learning targets are in kid friendly language and are specific to the lesson for the day and directly connected to assessment.

What are the Common Core State Standards?

Provided by the state and derived from the National Standards. Academic benchmarks based on what students are expected to know and be able to do at the end of any given time.



Principal's Pen

Icahn Charter School 1 teachers participated in a school-wide initiative introducing Learning Targets as an instructional tool to enhance student learning and achievement. Unlike instructional objectives, derived from content standards, written in teacher language, and used to guide teaching during a lesson, learning targets frame a lesson from the student point of view.  A learning target helps students grasp the lesson's purpose--why it is crucial to learn this information and exposes students to the Common Core State Standards. Learning Targets are written in a student friendly way and posted as an “I Can..” statement.  Each month, we will expand on our Learning Targets implementation.



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 27
Anti-Bullying Workshop
Student Bullying Workshop 
9AM - 10AM (Tentative) 
Wednesday, January 28
Anti-Bullying Workshop for Parents
Anti-Bullying Workshop presentation for Parents
ALL Parents are invited to join! 
The workshop will take place in the Middle School Cafeteria 
from 6PM - 7PM. 
Saturday, January 31
Parent Workshop
Focus:  NYS Testing Grades 5 & 6
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location:  MS Cafeteria
Saturday Academy
9am-12pm
Monday, February 2
Groundhog Day

Weather

Today, 1/27/2015
High: 26 Low: 19
Snow
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/28/2015
High: 27 Low: 18
Partly sunny
9% chance of precipitation.

Students of the Month


December: Kindergarten Ms. Wright - Chloe Rivera Ms. Gonzalez - Michelle Dadzie

1st Grade -

Mrs. Jarer - Pedro Helena

Ms. Sierra - Brailyn Suero

2nd Grade

Mrs. Figueroa - Nicholas Richmond Jr.

Ms. Gallegos - Osuel Santana 3rd Grade

Ms. Cosme - Mariah Jean-Philippe

Ms. Lora - Nailea Castro

4th Grade

Ms. O'Flaherty - Heidalis Ynoa

Mrs. Cook - Ariana Serrano

5th Grade

Mr. Meyer - Kemri Castnos

Mr. Silfen - Isaiah Cochrane

6th Grade

Mrs. Aldebot- Samantha Helena

Ms. Haspil - De'Anna Terry

7th Grade

Mr. Ewashchyshyn - Bentu Saho

Ms. Lucido - Brenda Rodriguez 8th Grade

Ms. Oyola - Ashanti Brunner

Mr. Liardi - Teyanna Terry




Board Meeting Agendas

July Board Meeting Minutes & Agenda
Minutes.pdf

Cheerleading Highlights




Monthly Events / Special Dates

Parent Workshop Grades 5 & 6
Preparing for the 2015 NYS Math Exam
Join us!  Click on the link below for more information:

Gr 5 and 6 Middle School Math Workshop Flyer.doc
Parent Workshop Grades 7 & 8
Preparing for the 2015 NYS Math Exam
Join us!  Click on the link below for more information:

Gr 7 & 8 Middle School Math Workshop Flyer.doc
Character Development Workshops
Students:  TBD
Parents:    Wednesday, January 28th (rescheduled)


Parent Workshop
Saturday, January 10th 


Where We Have Been

 Kindergarten has taken a number of field trips this year.  Check them out below:
Walking trip to the firehouse, a trip to the Botanical Gardens to see the train exhibit, and we went apple and pumpkin picking!





Earlier in June our 5th graders visited Philadelphia with Mr. Meyer and Mr. Silfen.