Memorial Week Vacation
May 29--June 2, 2017
The spring season is off to a great start here at Icahn Charter School 7! The second half of the school year is always very busy with a host of events, such as state testing, parent workshops, and our 100 Book Challenge Ceremonies. We are very proud that this marking period we were able to launch two new programs and activities at Icahn Charter 7. We have started our basketball club and our Ballroom Basix dancing program. Our Icahn 7 Basketball Club meets every Friday and services our students in grades 3—5. Our Ballroom Basix dancing tutors work with our students in the 5th grade. Our 5th graders are learning how to dance to culturally diverse routines like the merengue, the waltz, and the tango. A final project in this program will be for the students to have a Ballroom Basix Bash performance. Our 5th graders will work together with students from Icahn Charter School 6 to put on a performance to showcase all they have learned. It promises to be a great and exciting event!
In addition to our two new programs, Icahn 7 was able to put on its first art show for our parents in grades K—2. The parents met with our LEAP artist and were able to visit each class to see the wonderful artistic pieces each student had produced. We are so proud of the excellent artwork the students created.
The monthly syllabus provides parents an opportunity to become familiar with the skills and strategies that will be taught to their children each month in school. Please look for a hard copy of the syllabus to appear in your child's Boomerang folder each month.
Grades 3--5 will participate in state testing for math.
New York State Mathematics Examinations: May 2-- May 4, 2017
ARRIVAL...In the morning, all students will enter the school via the main entrance on Boynton. Upon entering, students will walk to the cafeteria where they will have an opportunity to eat breakfast from 7:45-8:25am. Classroom teachers will escort children to their classrooms from the cafeteria each morning. Icahn staff members are also on hand in the entryway, hall and cafeteria during arrival and breakfast. Instruction begins promptly at 8:30 am.
DISMISSAL...During a regular dismissal, all children not taking the school bus, will be dismissed by the school gates on Story Avenue. Students who ride the school bus will be escorted to the bus by their monitor. The bus picks up and drops off children on Boynton Avenue in front of the school entrance.
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The 100 Book Challenge program is a systematic independent reading program that allows each student an opportunity to read at his or her independent reading level. Each day a student is encouraged to spend 30 minutes reading at school and 30 minutes at home to increase reading stamina and comprehension. Students track the amount of reading they complete on logsheets that are signed by parents and are reviewed daily by their teacher. Special prizes and school-wide celebrations are given throughout the year to commemorate the students' reading achievements.
Progress Reports are distributed to parents six times each school year. There are also two scheduled parent teacher conferences for the year.
June 8, 2017-- Progress Report # 5