Superintendent:    Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent:   Daniel Garcia
Principal:   Rose Arocho-Fullam

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.

100 Book Challenge News

As we rapidly approach the end of the 2014-2015 school year, we begin to prepare for next year!   Click on the links below to view grade specific suggested summer reading list for the students of the Icahn schools.

2015 Kinder and First Summer Rdg List-min.pdf

2015 Second Summer Rdg List-min.pdf
2015 Third to Fifth Summer Rdg List-min.pdf

2015 Middle Summer Rdg List-min.pdf

A letter from Mrs. Stanton
Library Coordinator
Icahn Charter Schools 

100 Book Challenge Spring Ceremony


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

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


Come prepared for the new school year!

Click on the link below for a list of grades K-8 September school supplies:
School Supplies List K-8.pdf

Fall 2015 Book Fair! 
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 on October 26- November 2 at the Elementary School Multi Purpose Room.   Happy Reading!!

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

Thu, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 27
Thanksgiving Recess (Schools Closed)
Monday, November 30
Welcome Back!
Saturday, December 5
Saturday Academy
Thursday, December 10
You Smile Dentist Visit
Grades K - 4
Friday, December 11
Half Day
Professional Development

Featured Online Programs

Great educational websites you can use at home!

Students of the Month

Ms. Wright - Aidan Gakpey
Ms. Gonzalez - Jayden Nieto
1st Grade
Mrs. Jarer - Norma Jean-Philippe
Ms. Thurston - Adrian Abbey
2nd Grade

Mrs. Sussman - Brazi'le Perry
Ms. Cedrez - Ismairy Lantigua 
3rd Grade
Ms. Cosme - Annmary Quinones
Ms. Sierra - Nathaniel Taylor 
4th Grade
Ms. O'Flaherty - Jesse Carr
Mrs. Cook - Dariana Lalin
5th Grade
Mr. Meyer - Fatima Shehu
Mr. Silfen - Dorcas Tawiah
6th Grade
Mrs. Aldebot - Margaret Ochiobi
Ms. Afflick - Zalyka Pelle
7th Grade
Ms. Khan - Fadilatou Toure
Ms. Lucido - Heily Colberg
8th Grade
Ms. Oyola - Alexus Mitchell
Mr. Liardi  - Josh Darkwah




Icahn 1 Cheerleaders Marched & Performed in the Bronx Day Parade
Lead by Mrs. Sierra and Mr. Anzules!
The Beautiful May Day was Matched Only by the Cheerleaders' Smiles & Energy!

Monthly Events / Special Dates

Tuesday, September 29th   (Grades 5-8)
Thursday, October 1st   (Grades K-4)**change of date**

Meet the Teacher Form K-4.doc
Meet the Teacher Form 5-8.doc
Meet the Teacher Poster.doc

Parent Teacher Conference
November 2, 2015

Grades K-6
Grades 7 & 8

Tuesday, June 30th
 Moving Up Ceremony

Wednesday, July 1st
Educational Super Bowl
Icahn Charter Schools 1-7

2016 NYS Exam Dates
IOWA Exam Grades K-7
Tuesday, 6/7 -Thursday, 6/16


Biology (Living Environment)
Wednesday, 6/15

Algebra 1 (Common Core)
Thursday,  6/16

Second Language Proficiency (Spanish)
Monday, 6/27

NYS English Language Arts Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 4/5 through Thursday, 4/7

NYS Math Exam Grades 3-8
Wednesday, 4/13 through Friday, 4/15

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


Family Math Workshop (Grades K-4)
Join us for  a morning filled with engaging Math activities!
Presenters:  Mrs. Kaminer (Math Consultant) & Mrs. Kepke (Math TA)
Click on the link below for more information:

Family Math Night Poster May 16.doc
ATTENTION PARENTS!    2015-2016 Lottery news!

Date:     Monday, April 13, 2015.  
Time:   10am
Location:  1506 Brook Avenue
   Middle School Gym

Join us on Tuesday, October 20th. 


Presenter:  Ms.Susan Cernansky ( American Reading Company)  

For more information, click on the attachment below.

100 Book Challenge Parent Workshop 2015.doc

Where We Have Been

After being led on a guided tour of Poe Cottage the Sixth Grade viewed a film presentation on Edgar Allen Poe.

The Kindergarten Ninjas and Caterpillars had such a wonderful time visiting the Masker's Orchard!  The orchard has over 20, 000 trees with 14 varieties of apples!  We hiked through the orchard with a scenic view of the colorful foliage, and collected 10 pounds of apples each!  We brought the apples back to school for some fun science experiments!


8th grade visited the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.