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

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

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!





Parent Teacher Conferences
Date:        Tuesday, March 31, 2014
Location:  Elementary School  / Middle School
Time:       1:00pm-6:00pm
*Middle School (Grades 7 & 8) will meet at the Gym.  1:00pm-7:00pm*
PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE MEETING

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, March 31
Half Day
Half Day for ALL students. Children will be dismissed at 12PM
Parent Teacher Conference
Parent Teacher Conferences will take place from 1PM to 6PM in both Lower and Middle School Buildings. 
Progress Report Distributed

Wednesday, April 1
Camp Herrlich Parent Meeting
Information Session
6pm-7pm
Elementary School Cafeteria
Thursday, April 2
Half Day
Half Day for ALL students. Children will be dismissed at 12PM

Weather

Today, 3/31/2015
High: 43 Low: 30
Chance rain/snow
51% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/1/2015
High: 44 Low: 34
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.

Featured Online Programs

Great educational websites you can use at home!








Students of the Month


January: Kindergarten Ms. Wright - Amaya Richmond Ms. Gonzalez - Achilles Martinez

1st Grade -

Mrs. Jarer - Carlos Rodriguez

Ms. Sierra - Kendra Bremang

2nd Grade

Mrs. Figueroa - Jabril Byrd

Ms. Gallegos - Brianna Alvarez 3rd Grade

Ms. Cosme - Tyler Gapkey

Ms. Lora - Tamia Baxter

4th Grade

Ms. O'Flaherty - Gabriela Flores

Mrs. Cook - Abrahim Saho

5th Grade

Mr. Meyer - Hawa Drame

Mr. Silfen - Andrew Julcamoro

6th Grade

Mrs. Aldebot- Cristian Nuñez

Ms. Haspil - Mayah N'Diaye

7th Grade

Mr. Ewashchyshyn - Rohm Williams - Pedro

Ms. Lucido - Aaliyah Gines 8th Grade

Ms. Oyola - Idelissa Fraguada

Mr. Liardi - Angel Williams




Activities


BASKETBALL INFORMATION:
4th-6th grade after school tryouts
Thursday, 3/26--Friday, 3/27 and Monday, 3/30


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 5 & 6
Preparing for the 2015 NYS Math Exam
Saturday, January 31, 2015


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 Math Workshop Poster.doc
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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Parent Workshop
Saturday, January 10th 


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.