7th Grade Breakfast with the Principal

Based on the feedback I received from parents, I am pleased to announce we are scheduling a second Breakfast with the Principal for the parents of each grade.  The second meeting for seventh grade parents is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00AM.

Although our main focus will be 7th grade articulation, we can talk about anything except matters pertaining to individual student needs; that should be done in a private setting with the teacher and/or the grade assistant principal, Mr. Rizzo.

Kindly RSVP to Ms. Jenny Cho, our parent coordinator, at xcho@schools.nyc.gov by Tuesday, February 23, 2016 so that appropriate preparations can be made.

I look forward to seeing you.
Zoi McGrath
Principal, JHS 067Q

NYS Exam Parent Workshops

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MS 67 will be offering Parent Workshops on NYS ELA and Math Exams in March 2016. These workshops will cover everything parents need to know about the exams.

Mr. Anthony Rizzo, the Assistant Principal of the ELA Department and Mr. Henry Schandel, the Assistant Principal of the Math Department will present and discuss information regarding:
* Test Prep
* Time Frames

ELA Workshops:
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Math Workshops:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

No registration is necessary for these workshops.

Reminder:
ELA NYS Exam Date: April 5 – April 7, 2016
Math NYS Exam Date: April 13 – April 15, 2016

Genetics Class on Wednesdays

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This class presents the fundamental principles of genetics, the molecular biology of the gene, and heredity in humans. Students will examine the experimental evidence leading to currently accepted concepts, and critically analyze the implications of various findings in human genetics. Students will perform experiments, watch new engaging research, and learn about much more.

Dates/Times: 8 sessions; Wednesdays from 2:25PM – 3:25PM; begins February 24, 2016.
Cost: $75

To register, complete the form and return to school by February12, 2016.

Parent workshop on Nutrition

nutritionOn Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Dr. Susan Cucchiara, a specialist in Nutrition, will be speaking on nutrition, health and natural healing remedies at MS 74. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn how they can incorporate a healthy lifestyle into their daily regimen and get answers to questions they may have.

For more information: Nourish Your Family Naturally

6th Grade Breakfast with the Principal

Based on the feedback I received from parents, I am pleased to announce we are scheduling a second Breakfast with the Principal for the parents of each grade.  The second meeting for sixth grade parents is scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00AM.

Although our main focus will be 7th grade articulation, we can talk about anything except matters pertaining to individual student needs; that should be done in a private setting with the teacher and/or the grade assistant principal, Ms. Choit.

Kindly RSVP to Ms. Jenny Cho, our parent coordinator, at xcho@schools.nyc.gov by Tuesday, January 26, 2016 so that appropriate preparations can be made.

I look forward to seeing you.
Zoi McGrath
Principal, JHS 067Q

District 26 Dinner Dance Celebration and Scholarship

New York City School District 26, the United Federation of Teachers, and the Council of Supervisors and Administrators are proud to announce their Tenth Annual District Scholarship Dinner Dance on March 31, 2016..

Linked here is the scholarship application, along with the guidelines and parent/guardian permission slip. Please complete the application and permission slip and forward it with your child’s entry, as indicated on the attached guidelines. The scholarships will be presented to the winners in the form of a check valued up to $1,000 at the Scholarship Dinner Dance on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

If you have any questions, please call Mary Vaccaro, UFT District 26 Representative at 718-275-4400.

Inviting School Survey

MS 67 is  a Host school for the NYC DOE Learning Partners Program which validates the academic culture of our school building. We are now looking into becoming an Inviting Award School which focuses more on the positive social culture of a school community.

The programs core values are the following:
1. People are able, valuable, and responsible, and should be treated accordingly.
2. Helping is a cooperative, collaborative alliance in which process is as important as product.
3. People possess relatively untapped potential in all areas of human development.
4. Human potential can best be realized by places, policies, programs, and processes that are intentionally designed to invite development, and by people who consistently seek to realize this potential in themselves and others, personally and professionally.

In order to apply for this program, we are required to distribute a survey in which all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) complete in order to have a baseline of the school’s environment. When you have an opportunity, we are asking you to please fill out the following survey using the link and code below. The survey will be available and active until January 29. It is also confidential.

Click here to take the survey: https://acu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mUA37jDZAn6YUB

Use Code: MLP16

We appreciate your cooperation and support in advance.

Sincerely,
Anthony Rizzo
Assistant Principal

Daily News and City Harvest Food Drive

Student activities coordinator Susan Panzer and members of the John Adams Leadership Class, Queens NY organized a schoolwide food drive to benefit City Harvest. The food was picked up and loaded on 12/5/12. (Bryan Pace/for New York Daily News)

Student activities coordinator Susan Panzer and members of the John Adams Leadership Class, Queens NY organized a schoolwide food drive to benefit City Harvest. The food was picked up and loaded on 12/5/12. (Bryan Pace/for New York Daily News)

For over 30 years, City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered to host the largest food drive in New York City. Some 1.7 million New Yorkers currently live in poverty, with nearly 24% of New York Children living in food insecure homes. This year City Harvest will rescue 55 million pounds of food from all segments of food industry and deliver it to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs throughout New York City. Last year, New York City students collected and donated more than 200,000 pounds of non-perishable food.

MS67 will be collecting food for the drive from December 14, 2015 until January 15, 2016. By participating, our school’s families will help keep the food pantries and soup kitchens that City Harvests serves stocked when so many of our neighbors need help feeding themselves and their families.

Most helpful items:
– canned fruit
– canned vegetables
– canned proteins (ie tuna or beans)
– peanut butter (plastic jars)
– macaroni and cheese (packaged)
– hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)

City Harvest cannot accept unlabeled or dented cans, any open packaging, products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.

January Student Assemblies

Dear Parents,

I would like to inform you of two upcoming student assemblies. The first is a “Respect for All Assembly” that will take place on Friday, January 8, 2016. Mr. Armstrong, our Guidance Counselor and Ms. Smith, our SAPIS Counselor will present a very informative program to the students. The schedule is as follows:
-Grade 6- Period 2
-Grade 7- Period 6
-Grade 8- Period 3

The second assembly will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. This assembly will be about emergency preparedness for students and it will be presented by a speaker from OEM (Office of Emergency Management). The schedule is as follows:
-Grade 6- Period 1
-Grade 7- Period 2
-Grade 8- Period 3

We feel that students can greatly benefit from these two important programs.

Sincerely,
Barbara Choit
Assistant Principal