ICAHN CHARTER SCHOOLS


Superintendent: Mr. Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent: Mr. Daniel Garcia
Principal: Ms. 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.




Major Announcements

Ojo en Icahn
Lea nuestro Boletín para Padres de Icahn Charter Schools para mantenerse al día sobre los acontecimientos de ancho organización !

Oct Parent Newsletter Spanish.pdf
Eye on Icahn
Read our Icahn Charter Schools Parent Newsletter to remain current on organization wide events!
Newsletter Oct (english).pdf

SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2014 - 2015

School begins at 8:30 am and will end at 3:45 pm for all students. 
Beginning this year all students will regularly be dismissed at 3:45 pm unless told differently.

2014-2015 School Calendar.doc
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/

June 2014



We are so proud of all the students at Icahn 1. These students have already reached 1000 steps and have read for more than 250 hours. Keep up the good work!

Icahn 1 loves 100 Book Challenge!

Mrs. Roman & Mrs. Byrne


Announcements


Thank you to all the parents for making our Meet and Greet a success!

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.



Poetry Cafe


Here is a link to the presentation for our Poetry Cafe.
DOC005.pdf






Upcoming Events

Monday, October 27
Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, October 28
Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, October 29
Fall Parent / Teacher Conferences
Grades K-8
(1:00pm-6:00pm)
Progress Report Distributed

Scholastic Book Fair

Students of the Month


September: Kindergarten Ms. Wright - Aaron Abbey Ms. Gonzalez - Xenovia Moultrie

1st Grade -

Mrs. Jarer - Laila De Los Santos

Ms. Sierra - Justin Campbell

2nd Grade

Mrs. Figueroa - Melanie Griffin

Ms. Gallegos - Ashley Quevedo 3rd Grade

Ms. Cosme - Tunmise Adebayo

Ms. Lora - Aaliyah Majah Sumpter

4th Grade

Ms. O'Flaherty - Osazewen Alapa

Mrs. Cook - Janice Darkwah

5th Grade

Mr. Meyer - Zahria Mobley

Mr. Silfen - Zalyka Pelle

6th Grade

Mrs. Aldebot- Fadilatou Toure

Ms. Haspil - Natalie Lopez

7th Grade

Mr. Ewashchyshyn - Damaris Cortorreal

Ms. Heberer - Rishi Pendharkar 8th Grade

Ms. Oyola - Armani Damiron

Mr. Liardi - Jahwaun Mejia-Peters




Board Meeting Agendas

   Click the links 
to view recent Board Meeting Agendas:





September Board Agenda.doc
July Board Meeting Minutes & Agenda
Minutes.pdf

Poetry Slam June 2014


On June 4, Mr. Eskenasi took 10 students to the Teaching Matters Slam Poetry competition at The New York Law School in NYC.  Many NYC schools with over 300 students competed.  Our students did exceptionally well, and Teri Glusovich (7th grade) was one of five finalists.  
Other team members were:  7th - Sebastian Fernandez, Janet Nwogu, Idelissa Fraguada, Teri Glusovich;  8th - Edibel Colon, Sydnee Smith, Yariset Cuevas, Meghan N'Diaye, Quinn Saxon, and Frericka Wade. Congratulations Icahn 1 students!

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.  




Cheerleaders Spring 2014