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

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

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!





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

Friday, December 19
Progress Report Distributed

Saturday, December 20
Saturday Academy
9am-12pm
Wednesday, December 24
School Closed
Thursday, December 25
School Closed
Friday, December 26
School Closed

Students of the Month


November: Kindergarten Ms. Wright - Allison Scott Ms. Gonzalez - Nefechukwu Ndolo

1st Grade -

Mrs. Jarer - Samira Adames

Ms. Sierra - Blanca Bonet

2nd Grade

Mrs. Figueroa - Annmary Quiñones

Ms. Gallegos - Princess Agyepong 3rd Grade

Ms. Cosme - Dariana Lalin

Ms. Lora - Jesse Carr

4th Grade

Ms. O'Flaherty - Mahamadou Fisiru

Mrs. Cook - Armani Richards

5th Grade

Mr. Meyer - Samantha Jean-Philippe

Mr. Silfen - Watson Jones III

6th Grade

Mrs. Aldebot- David Ashby

Ms. Haspil - Mikayla Gary

7th Grade

Mr. Ewashchyshyn - Arianna Velez

Ms. Lucido - Dariana Velez 8th Grade

Ms. Oyola - Janet Nwogu

Mr. Liardi - Destiny Salgado




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