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.




Major Announcements

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

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.



Poetry Cafe


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






Upcoming Events

Monday, November 24
PICTURE DAY!!
Get your smiles ready it's that time of year again! On this day 
KG - 4th Grade will be taking their pictures as well as 
KG Cap & Gown
Say Cheese!! 
Tuesday, November 25
PICTURE DAY!!
SMILE!!!! On this day 5th - 8th Grade will be taking their pictures as well as 
8th Grade Cap & Gown. 
Wednesday, November 26
Half Day
12:00 Dismissal
Thursday, November 27
School Closed
Thanksgiving Break

Students of the Month


October: Kindergarten Ms. Wright - Khadaouye Drame Ms. Gonzalez - Ivanah Shervington

1st Grade -

Mrs. Jarer - Natalia Suarez

Ms. Sierra - Gabriel Rendon

2nd Grade

Mrs. Figueroa - Liz Mary Medina

Ms. Gallegos - Aheman Toure 3rd Grade

Ms. Cosme - Elizabeth Baah

Ms. Lora - Nigella Bennett

4th Grade

Ms. O'Flaherty - Dorcas Tawiah

Mrs. Cook - Serena Pendharkar

5th Grade

Mr. Meyer - Jerold Bonifacio

Mr. Silfen - Margaret Ochiobi

6th Grade

Mrs. Aldebot- German Cerrate Jr.

Ms. Haspil - Josue Cortorreal

7th Grade

Mr. Ewashchyshyn - Alexus Mitchell

Ms. Heberer - Marva Ezell-Hicks 8th Grade

Ms. Oyola - Katherine Angeles

Mr. Liardi - Britney Cruz




Board Meeting Agendas

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