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


As we rapidly approach the end of the 2014-2015 school year, we begin to prepare for next year!   Click on the links below to view grade specific suggested summer reading list for the students of the Icahn schools.

2015 Kinder and First Summer Rdg List-min.pdf

2015 Second Summer Rdg List-min.pdf
2015 Third to Fifth Summer Rdg List-min.pdf

2015 Middle Summer Rdg List-min.pdf

A letter from Mrs. Stanton
Library Coordinator
Icahn Charter Schools 

SummerRdgLetter-min.pdf
100 Book Challenge Spring Ceremony


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

               NYJTL's 1st  Annual

"End of the Year Celebration!" 

Click on the link below for more information:
end of the year flyer.docx

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

Wednesday, July 1
Senior Dance
Super Bowl 2015
Icahn Charter Schools Competition
Friday, July 3
Reminder:
Saturday, July 4
Independence Day
Monday, July 6
Welcome Back!

Weather

Today, 7/1/2015
High: 83 Low: 68
Rain showers likely
65% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/2/2015
High: 83 Low: 66
Chance thunderstorms
30% chance of precipitation.

Featured Online Programs

Great educational websites you can use at home!









Students of the Month


May: Kindergarten Ms. Wright - Justin Morales Ms. Gonzalez - Salique Nibbs

1st Grade -

Mrs. Jarer - Carlos Rodriguez

Ms. Sierra - Omar Rosado

2nd Grade

Mrs. Figueroa - Jayzier Concepcion

Ms. Gallegos - Zsakharah Gardner-Lawery 3rd Grade

Ms. Cosme - Oluwatunmise Adebayo

Ms. Lora - Kaitlin Vasquez

4th Grade

Ms. O'Flaherty - Ji Lord Baah

Mrs. Cook - Michael Nwogu

5th Grade

Mr. Meyer - David Canton

Mr. Silfen - Kada-Jah Phillip

6th Grade

Mrs. Aldebot- Briana Roque

Ms. Haspil - Shane Robinson

7th Grade

Mr. Ewashchyshyn - Rohm Williams Pedro

Ms. Lucido - Alaysia Bowens 8th Grade

Ms. Oyola - Monte’sya Perry

Mr. Liardi - Maryam Sobola




Monthly Syllabi



2015-2016 School Calendar: *Revised*

Revised Calendar June 23 .pdf

Activities

CHEERLEADING HIGHLIGHTS

Icahn 1 Cheerleaders Marched & Performed in the Bronx Day Parade
Lead by Mrs. Sierra and Mr. Anzules!
The Beautiful May Day was Matched Only by the Cheerleaders' Smiles & Energy!



Monthly Events / Special Dates

Monday, June 29th

Tuesday, June 30th
Kindergarten
 Moving Up Ceremony

Wednesday, July 1st
Educational Super Bowl
Icahn Charter Schools 1-7


Wednesday, July 1st
8th Grade Senior Dance


Wednesday, July 7th
8th Grade Graduation Ceremony

2015 NYS Exam Dates
IOWA Exam Grades K-7
Monday, 6/8 -Tuesday, 6/16

REGENTS EXAM 8th Grade

Biology (Living Environment)
Tuesday, 6/16

Algebra 1 (Common Core)
Wednesday,  6/17

Second Language Proficiency (Spanish)
Monday, 6/22

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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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
 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.