ICAHN CHARTER SCHOOLS

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




100 Book Challenge News

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


Spring 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 May 11-May 15 at the Middle School Gym.   Happy Reading!!

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.

http://www.corestandards.org/



Icahn Catholic High School Acceptances 2014-2015- Round 1

Congratulations to you all! We are so proud!

Click here to view acceptances



Special Recognition for Icahn 1 Alumnus Lawrence Menyah. CONGRATULATIONS!

Click on the link below to read the  article:
Menyah engineers signing to Fordham University.docx

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

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Friday, May 29
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Weather

Today, 5/25/2015
High: 85 Low: 63
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/26/2015
High: 83 Low: 65
Partly cloudy
6% chance of precipitation.

Featured Online Programs

Great educational websites you can use at home!









Students of the Month


April: Kindergarten Ms. Wright - Saniyah Jackson Ms. Gonzalez - Kennedy Murrell

1st Grade -

Mrs. Jarer - Nana Duah II

Ms. Sierra - Alana Payne

2nd Grade

Mrs. Figueroa - Maxine Carr

Ms. Gallegos - Maximiliano Miron-Beatriz 3rd Grade

Ms. Cosme - Kiara Amory

Ms. Lora - Muslimat Sunmonu

4th Grade

Ms. O'Flaherty - Fatima Shehu

Mrs. Cook - Luis Perez

5th Grade

Mr. Meyer - Zahria Mobley

Mr. Silfen - Zalyka Pelle

6th Grade

Mrs. Aldebot- Fadilatou Toure

Ms. Haspil - Nathalie Lopez

7th Grade

Mr. Ewashchyshyn - Damaris Cortorreal

Ms. Lucido - Rishi Pendharkar 8th Grade

Ms. Oyola - Armani Damiron

Mr. Liardi - Jahwaun Mejia-Peters




Activities


BASKETBALL INFORMATION:
4th-6th grade tryouts
Monday,  April 13, 2015


CHEERLEADING HIGHLIGHTS


Monthly Events / Special Dates

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
2015 NYS Exam Dates
NYS English Language Arts Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 4/14 through Thursday, 4/16

NYS Math Exam Grades 3-8
Wednesday, 4/22 through Friday, 4/24

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

https://www.engageny.org/
http://parcconline.org/
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 Fourth Grade Camping Trip
Monday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 29

Parent information attached below:

Icahn Camp Manual final.doc
CAMP HERRLICH medical form 2015.doc
CAMP HERRLICH parent consent form 2015.doc




ATTENTION PARENTS!    2015-2016 Lottery news!

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







Character Development Workshops
Parents: Tuesday, March 3rd 6pm-7pm
Visit their website by clicking on the link below

http://www.boxoutbullying.com/





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Where We Have Been

 Kindergarten learned about farm animals at Green Meadows Farm.





Eighth grade interacted with art at the Museum of the Moving Image. 



Seventh and Eighth graders visited the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.






4th grade enjoyed camping and hiking on their trip to Camp Herrlich.