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Walter H. Crowley
School of Leadership at I.S.5Q – Newsletter
Kelly Nepogoda, Principal Clara Alonso, Parent Coordinator
Volume 1 September 2016
Dear Parents and Families,
Welcome to another exciting school year at I.S. 5 – The Walter H. Crowley School of Leadership. Leadership through our daily work, routines, choices and commitments will be a focus for our students and staff this year, building upon the work of Leader in Me last school year. We are enthusiastic about the continuing this work, teaching our children about the importance of being proactive, keeping the main goals present, listening to understand, and much more. Although you will find this school year that students do not have a Enirchment period to guide this work, you will see that your child has a Guest Speaker Series and Auditorium Periods in their Schedule. The purpose of these meetings is to practice the Seven Habits across our clases and to also provide all students Access to speakers for College and Career Readiness in the coming weeks and months.
You will also find that we are now in four unique communities, built around the visión for excellence at I.S. 5:
 Community of Scholars
 Community of Experts
 Community of Innovators
 Community of Leaders
While each Community still has an AP, Guidance Counselor and Dean assigned to its students, each will come to be unique in its work, identity and legacy. We look forward to sharing this journey with you this school year.
Best of Luck to All of You!
Sincerely,
Kelly Nepogoda
Principal
NYC Schools Accounts
Parents if you want to access your child’s state scores or any other information you have to be register to the NYC Schools Account. You can learn more by visiting: http://schools.nyc.gov/nycschools and if you still have any questions please let me know. I am willing to help you.
High School Information
High School Fairs are Saturday, 9/24 and on Sunday, 9/25 at Brooklyn Tech from 9:30-3:30p.m. We urge you to go and check out the High Schools Fairs, ask them any question or concern you may have regarding high school process. And most important don’t forget to sign their visitors list.Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to NYC Public Schools. Read the Achieve NYC Guide to learn more about city public schools, expectation and the NYC Dept. of Education efforts to insure Equity and Excellence for Allnyc

Welcome to a New School Year 2016-2017

We are very happy to have you join our family of learners. I am excited to meet each and every one of you personally so that we can begin to build our partnership in support of your child. At The Walter H. Crowley Intermediate School 5, there are also many other members on our team including teachers, administrators, and support staff who are all committed to your child’s academic success. We look forward to working together to make this a wonderful year of learning and growth for your child.
One of the keys to your child’s success will be your ongoing involvement in our school community. Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to meet your child’s teachers, attend information sessions as well as trips, workshops and event we host to celebrate our students success. We also need you to participate in the Parent’s Association and if you can spare sometime out of your busy schedule we will like you to volunteer to help us with the many thing we do in our school. I am available; if you have any questions need information, and to help you in any way possible.
Please feel free to come to my office call or email me when you need my assistance or just stop by to say hello. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you and your child get settled at school

Sincerely,
Clara Alonso, Parent Coordinator
(347) 563-4212
Calonso2@schools.nyc.gov

Back to School Night
Back to School Night was held on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 4:30-7:30p.m. During this event you had to follow your child’s Thursday schedule. You had the opportunity to meet and speak to your child’s teachers. Learned about our school goal and what is expected from your child.

DADS Bring Your Child to School, day
was celebrated on Tuesday, September 20th, with breakfast and information which it was a very well received. Many fathers, guardians and some moms may this day very special just by bringing their children to school they demonstrate their commitment to the success of their children in school and in life. We were very proud to see them at the event! Our Principal opened the meeting and welcomed parents for coming. Our guest speakers were Council man Daniel Dromm, we had a representative from the office of the Superintendent, Sarah Montrichard from the BlueCross/BlueShield Healthplus, our school nurse Mrs. David, Ms. Corona our Dean, Ms. Alonso, PC and the parents volunteers like Mrs. Lee-Kwak, Ms.Pyone Thwe, Ms. Alvares, Ms. Dora,

School Security: You must bring a photo ID each time you visit our school, otherwise you will not be able to enter the building.

Emergency Blue Cards: Emergency blue cards were given to your child for you to fill them out and return then back with your child. Emergency cards are extremely important for us both. You must write down as many working phone numbers as possible so you can be contacted in case of an emergency. If your home address or phone number has changed please let us know by coming to the school and making the necessary changes. Changes will not be made over the phone you need to bring utility bill with the new address.

Discipline Booklet: Parents it is very important for you to discuss the Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures with your child or your children. Discuss what is expected of them and the consequences that will follow if these standards are not met. This booklet talks about: Standards of Behavior, Accountability and Support , Promoting Positive Student Behavior, Prevention and Intervention, Parents as Partners, Attendance, Infractions and Ranges of Possible Disciplinary Responses, the Level of Infractions, Guidance Interventions and Types of Guidance Interventions,

Important Dates to Remember

9/8 First Day of School
9/12 Eid al-Adha school closed
9/15 Back to School Night
9/20 Dad’s take your Child to School
9/24-9/25 H.S. Fairs
9/29 Parent’s Association Meeting

Parent’s Association Meeting- The Parents Association Meetings are every Thursday of every month at 5:30pm in the Auditorium. However due to recommendations from many parents, last Thursday meeting was postpone, because the elementary schools had Meet the Teachers Night, and they said that they could not come to both meeting. However the meeting is reschedule for Thursday, September 29, 2016 also the PA is getting ready for their fall fundraising with Miss Chocolate. We hope you can support your PA.

Parents! Don’t forget that every Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:15 pm you can come and visit with your child’s teachers, we will appreciate if you can call ahead to let them know you’re coming. Thank you!

Free Parents ESL Classes
Come register for the Parent ESL classes. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am – 11:00am Ask to speak to Ms. Alonso, Parent Coordinator; she will take your name and number. At present time we have a waiting list. Please take advantage of this free program.