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July 1st-First Day of Summer School

July 30th-Last Day of Summer School

September 2nd-6th Grade Orientation, 10 am / Summer School Graduation 1 pm

September 9th-First Day of School 


SUMMER READING WEBSITES 

Please encourage your child to read books on the

following websites over the summer. 

www.myon.com

User Name: Student ID

PW: Student ID

Follett Book Shelf

https://wbb08578.follettshelf.com/shelf/servlet/presentshelfform.do?site=8578

User Name: Student ID

PW: Student ID




Monday, June 1, 2015 
African Drums Student/Parent Workshop


Family Day at The New York Botanical Gardens 
Saturday, May 30, 2015



5/8/15 Hearts for Hoopla Spring Fling PBIS Dance




New Discipline Code (NYCDOE) Link


http://schools.nyc.gov/RulesPolicies/DisciplineCode/default.htm


May 2015 Student of the Month

IS 204 Step Team Performance 

(4/22/15)




TIPS FOR CYBERBULLYING 
http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/bullying-cyberbullying/c/internet-guidelines-families.html

Please join us every Thursday at 9:30 am for our weekly parent meetings.

Teachers are available to meet with parents every Tuesday from 2:20 until 3:15.  



SCHOOL-BASED POLICY FOR USE OF CELL PHONES, COMPUTING DEVICES, AND PORTABLE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.

A. The use of cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems at school is subject to the conditions below.

1.       Cell phones and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test, or examination.

2.       Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan

3.       Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.

4.       Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker rooms or bathrooms.

5.       Students who use cell phones, computing devices, and/or portable music and entertainment systems in violation of any provision of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, Chancellor’s regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (“IAUSP”) will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.

B. Cell phones policy as set forth below:

During the school day:

·         Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property.

·         Cell phones are to be stored in the student’s school bag while on school property. 

C. Computing devices policy as set forth below:

During the school day:

·         Computing systems may not be turned on or used while on school property.

·         Computing systems are to be stored in the student’s school bag while on school property. 

D.  Portable music and entertainment systems policy as set forth below:

 During the school day:

·         Portable music devices and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used while on school property.

·         Portable music devices and entertainment systems are to be stored in the student’s school bag while on school property. 

E. Confiscation and return of electronic items

·         confiscation of item and return following parent conference

·         revocation of privilege to bring item to school

In order to continue to enforce this policy, keep distractions out of classrooms, and your child’s property safe, we need the support of parents and cooperation of students.  If a child needs to contact a parent during the day, they have access to phones in the main office, guidance counselor’s office, dean’s office, or assistant principal’s office.  Should you have further questions, please contact the school at 718-937-1463. 

On January 12th, 2015, this policy was agreed upon by the School Leadership Team and administration.



I.S. 204 has been selected to host a National Basketball Association 
(NBA) FIT Clinic on Friday, February 13






ATTENTION INCOMING SIXTH GRADERS
6th Grade Summer Magnet Science Camp
If you would like for your child to sign up for the 6th Grade Summer Magnet Science Camp please contact the school.  
Session one will take place from July 6th until July 16th and session two will take place from July 20th until July 30th.  The camp is free and it runs Monday through Thursday from 8 am until 12 pm.


Sr. Trip to Club Getaway, 6/15/15

ARISTA Jr. Honor's Society Induction Ceremony, 6/9/15



2014-2015 QUALITY REVIEW RESULTS 





The IS 204 School Wide Instructional Focus is to use assessment information to adjust teaching strategies, monitor student progress, 
develop understanding and improve student learning.




Intermediate School 204 is a diverse school community made up of 6, 7, and 8th graders from the surrounding area, Long Island City, Queens.  Our school is comprised of close to 600 students, and more than 70 staff who work hard every day to give our students the best opportunity to succeed.  Our school is divided into two academies: Harvard and Princeton.  Each academy represents a Mini "school within a school" maintaining the diversity and equitable representation of the original large school (Special Needs, General Ed, and ELL students).  Our school motto is "There's No Place Like Holmes" where we stress literacy and technology throughout the entire school community.  We have been investing heavily in technology, transforming our library into a multimedia center for the students, and wireless internet connectivity.  We're well on our way to providing our children with the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st Century. 

Our students come from the surrounding neighborhood of Long Island City and Astoria.  

With the addition of Beacon, classes for adults as well as students, and many before and after school activities, our school is the cornerstone of the community, staying open six days a week until 10:00pm!  This gives our students plenty of positive, supervised activities to keep them engaged after school hours.  

With support of our community leaders, we are giving our children an opportunity to overcome obstacles and make their contribution to the world!  

Advanced Programs and Classes
-The Magnet School for Living Green in a Global  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Selection Criteria: Students who apply to this program will be randomly selected. 
Academic Opportunities 
Regents Classes: Earth Science, Integrated Algebra 
Enrichment Classes: Environmental Action through 
Technology (E.A.T) Classes, Dedicated Magnet classes, 
Achieve 3000, Pre-Regents Classes for Grades 6 & 7
Language Classes: Spanish


Helpful Parent Links
engradepro.com

classdojo.com 



Dismissal Procedures:


-6th Graders will be dismissed at 

Exit 7 on 37th Ave.

-7th Graders will be dismissed at 

Exit 8 on 29th St.

-8th Graders will be dismissed at 

Exit 1/2 on 28th St.

 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

-FLASH DRIVE

-4 BLUE PENS

-4 SHARPENED #2 PENCILS

-4 HIGHLIGHTERS

-1 12 INCH PLASTIC RULER

-4 PACKS OF POST-ITS

-4 GLUE STICKS

-6 2 POCKET FOLDERS

-1 PACK OF WIDE RULED LOOSELEAF PAPER

-6 HARD COVERED NOTEBOOKS


   
Uniforms
I.S. 204, The Holmes School, is continuing its mandatory uniform policy for the 2014-2015 school year.  All students will be required to wear a school polo shirt Monday through Friday.  The polo shirt is black with the school logo.   
 The price for each t-shirt is $10.00 or six (6) t-shirts for $50.00.  The price for each long sleeve t-shirt is $15.00 or six (6) long sleeve t-shirts is $60.00. The price of a hoodie is $25.00 each. Payment must be made in CASH only!  Please remember to bring in the completed order form with your payment. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 718-937-1463.