Daily Announcements

Monday's are Ice Cream Day!
Thanks to the PTA for hosting this fundraiser!

WAM Store is open! Students can use Morris money they earn all year for positive behavior, on school supplies, seasonal items, snacks, sports supplies & much more!

See the calendar for upcoming store hours..


Friday's are Pretzel Day!
Thanks to the PTA for hosting this fundraiser!

A Scholastic Book Fair will be going on Nov 17-19 8am-2pm during Library hours.
Fair will also be open during Parent-Teacher conferences on 11/17 12-2pm & 5-7:30pm.

Attention ALL Students & Families:
The Literacy Department would like to invite you to participate in 
Student-Led Conferences on November 17, 2015. This year, your child will be
 leading their own conference and explaining what they have been doing in Literacy. Your child has been assessing their own strengths and weaknesses by using both rubrics and teacher feedback, which has prepared him/her to share all of this with you when you come to parent teacher conferences, enabling you to understand your child as a learner. We look forward to meeting all of you on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 12:00-2:00p.m. and 5:00pm- 8:00pm!

This year the IS 61 PTA is excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!

Download the flyer below for instructions.


Attn: 8th Graders

High School applications are due by November 25th!

Our PTA has organized a Thanksgiving Fundraiser with Perkins Pie Orders! 
Orders are due by Friday, November 13th. Order form attached below.
Attn: Staff & Parents

Please see attached form below.
Our PTA is asking for a suggested donation of $5 to go towards fundraising for a new electric marquee sign outside of our school.

With a little help from everyone, we could achieve this goal! 
Thank you in advance!
11/5/15: PTA Meeting at 6:30pm

Join us for pumpkin painting & dinner at Family Fun Night on Thursday, Oct 29th @6pm

Student Government campaigning is happening now until November 2nd! 

Voting will take place on Wednesday, November 4th! Good Luck!

10/21/15: Title 1 Parent Meeting today @ 2:30pm.
All parents are welcome!

Kids will be receiving a bookmark template for a bookmark design contest. 
The theme is "So much to see. So much to do. At your library!".
Open to all grades, entries should be in color. Due 11/5/15 to Mrs. Gambardella.
Voting will take place in November, winner announced 12/3/15!

Wear PINK on Thursday, Oct 15th in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness!

Students will be sent home with a Yankee Candle Fundraiser package.
It is due back before October 30th.

In observance of Columbus Day,
School will be closed on Monday October 12th.

Attn: Parents of 8th Graders

The open houses for Staten Island public high school's have been added to our calendar, beginning October 8th and ending November 10th.

ATTN: 8th Graders

Graduation Gown Fitting- Tuesday 10/6 -Be on time!

10/1/15: PTA Meeting tonight @ 6pm

School will be closed Wednesday, September 23rd for Yom Kippur.

School will be closed Thursday, September 24th for Eid al-Adha.

You can now identify and locate any materials found in our school library. Use this link to search our electronic catalog!

Library Catalog

Dear Parents,
Attached you will find a guide that explains and provides information regarding the seasonal flu virus. Stay safe and healthy this winter season.
Flu Guide for parents-1.pdf

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 24
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
School Event
6:00 PM
Thu, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 27
Thanksgiving Recess
School is closed.
Monday, November 30
School Play
Play Auditions Begin
Thu, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 1
Winter Recess
School is closed.