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

SNOW STORM UPDATES:
**Wednesday, January 28th School is open.  All programs are in effect.

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

Saturday, February 28
Parent Workshop
Focus:  NYS Testing Grades 7 & 8
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location:  MS Library
Saturday Academy
9am-12pm
Saturday, March 7
Saturday Academy
9am-12pm
Saturday, March 14
Saturday Academy
9am-12pm
Wednesday, March 18
No School / Staff Development
NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THIS DAY. 
SCHOOL CLOSED 
Staff is to report for Staff Development

Weather

Today, 2/28/2015
High: 27 Low: 17
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/1/2015
High: 31 Low: 30
Snow likely
75% chance of precipitation.

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




Board Meeting Agendas

December 2014
December Agenda.doc
January 2015
January Agenda.pdf
October 2014
October Agenda.doc
September 2014
September Agenda.doc

Activities


BASKETBALL INFORMATION:
Click on
the attachment below to view this season's game schedule & locations.
Basketball Game Schedule and Location.doc
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 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.