Daily Announcements

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Period 3 ANNOUNCEMENTS for the week of
February 08, 2016


Lunar New Year - School closed.


JCC Beacon Girls Lacrosse is cancelled today.  The club will resume 2/23 at 7 PM.  See Coach Hession, A103 B
Valentines Day Stuffed Animals available in Room D322.  All proceeds will be donated to "Locks of Love" See Ms. Patrick

Attention Seniors.  Please return your cap & gown forms as soon as possible to the SO Office

Armed Forces Exam.  See Ms. Mittiga A103A
Student Book Club, D205
SO Meeting, Lg. Cafeteria

QDOBA Restaurant Fundraiser, 7001 Amboy Rd. 4-9 PM.  A % of the proceeds will benefit the PTA

The Wrestling Team will compete tonight at 5 PM.  Stop by to show your support.  Admission is FREE!!

Boys Tennis Team Meeting, Large Cafeteria, See Coach Ferst for details.
Co-ed Golf Meeting, Large Cafeteria.  Coach Woodman
Pirates Cheerleading Meeting, Large Cafeteria.  All are welcome! Ms. Tierno

FREE English classes at THS. 6-8 PM.  These classes run on Thursday until
June 2, 2016! 
Call Mrs. Granite, AP  at 718-668-8800 ext. 42082 if you are interested.


Congratulations to Girls Gymnastics on having 4 girls qualify for the State Team:  Leanna Aronoff, Juliana Perno, Jessica Defranco & Carly Wallace.

Students enrolled in a Kingsborough College Now class-
Please Note First Class Start Dates:

Classes will appear on your program card in the period 0 slot
Students enrolled in SD10/SD11: Friday 2/5 period zero- 7:09-7:57 AM
Students enrolled in ALL other classes: Tuesday 2/9 period zero- 7:09- 7:57 AM
Your teachers will give you the schedule for the rest of the semester on day one
If you have any questions please call Ms. Parisi in the college office at ext. 11048

February 9 - February 12 is designated as
Respect for All Week!

Beginning on Tuesday students and staff can make a commitment to promote "Respect for All".  Please click HERE for the weeks activities.

School Lunch Program
Did You Know?  It saves to eat school lunch...Time & Money

Beginning July, you can apply at nyc.applyforlunch.com which is a quick, easier and more accurate than filling out a paper application.  You will need your students 9 digit ID number which is located at the bottom of your letter.

If you have any questions please feel free to call SchoolFood at 877-363-6325.

Key Club will be collection gently used jeans for homeless teens until February 26.  You may drop off your jeans in room A308 freshman, B310 for sophomores, D208 for juniors & the SO Office for seniors.
Thank you for your help!

Sophomore Cupcake wars on Feb. 25th at 6 PM Large Cafeteria.  All 10th graders are welcome!  $5 per person.  All proceeds will benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital.

National Honor Society cards are due back no later than Friday, Feb. 26th to room A103G during periods 2 or 7.  For all Juniors or Seniors not able to attend the meeting MUST report to Room A103G on Feb. 9th at 7:20 AM.  In addition there will be a meeting for freshman and sophomores who are interested in learning about National Honor Society on Feb 9th at 2:20 PM in the large cafeteria.

Any senior interested in applying to East Stroudsburg University, a representative will be here March 4 to do an "On Site" Admissions Day.  Stop by A101 for details!

All students interested in taking the Armed Forces ASVAB Career Exploration Exam on February 10, 2016 please see Ms. Mittiga in Room A103A to sign up!

Lost & Found is located in A117.  Please stop by to claim lost items during lunch or after school.

Students interested in satisfying their 20 hours of Community Service please see Mr. Scognamiglio in Room D341.  Click 
HERE for Community Service Projects.  Click HERE for additional information and paperwork that must be completed NO later than Friday, May 6, 2016.

Internship Program.  Please visit the links below for important information.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Scognamiglio in Room D341.

Project Syllabus

Supervisor Checklist

Time Sheet

Weekly Reflection

Club List 2015-2016.  Please click HERE.

Any student, at any time during the year, may join any club or organization that does not require an audition.

If a student is interested in starting a club that we is not listed, you may fill out an application with the Student Organization Office in B015i located in the back of Cafeteria B.

Free English classes for adults.  Thursdays 6-8 PM from February 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016.  Parents may bring children 14 years and older.  Please contact Mrs. Marie Granite, Assistant Principal at 718-668-8800 ext. 42082 for more information

Please join us on February 10, 2016 from 4-9 PM

Pull up a seat and enjoy delicious eats
QDOBA Mexican Eats
7001 Amboy Road, 10307
for a
Fundraiser Benefiting Tottenville HS

QDOBA will donate a % back to our school.  Please Click HERE for additional information!


Staten Island Federation of Parent Teacher Associations would like to announce two scholarship opportunities for seniors:

$2,000.00 Scholarship Award Essay Contest

$1,000.00 Agnes Miller Memorial Journal Cover Design Art Contest

The deadline for the Essay Contest is Feb. 26, 2016 & the Art Design Contest is March 1, 2016.

Good Luck!

The SAT Exam scheduled for January 23, 2016 has been cancelled due to the impending snow storm.  The make-up date is Saturday, February 20, 2016.  Students MUST print a new admission ticket for the make-up date.

Tottenville HS will be opened on Monday.

Tottenville HS PTA cordially invites you to attend its

4th Annual Gift Basket Auction
Friday, March 11, 2016
7:00 PM - Tottenville HS Gymnasium

Please click HERE for additional information... HURRY seating is limited!


Holiday Festivites & Door Decorating Contest on December 23, 2015!  Please click HERE for highlights!

PSAT Score Reports


If your child sat for the October 14, 2015 administration of the PSAT at Tottenville High School, please use the following link to access his/her score report:

Click HERE to access the Score Report

Paper copies will also be available through the school and distributed to students prior to the midwinter break (Feb. 15-19).

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.

Please click HERE for a Fantastic Update of Events at Tottenville High School  from our Principal Joseph Scarmato


Please click HERE for a Guidance Directory 

Please click HERE for a Phone Directory.

Studor Tutoring Sessions.  THS will be offering tutoring by our students in various subject areas. Please visit the links below for the schedules, fill out the application and bring it to D313 to get started!

Period 7 Tutoring:
Tutoring Cafeteria/Library:

Tottenville High School and Kaplan Test Prep are partnered to offer SAT & ACT Test Prep classes.  Please call our College Office at 718-668-8800 ext. 11014 or visit kaplanatschool.com/tottenville for details.

Tottenville High School Information Night 2015.  Please take a look at our VIDEO to see what THS has to offer!


If you have a question, problem or complaint for the MTA, please dial 511 or click 
here to contact us.

NYC Schools Account
New Online Tool:
  Improves Parents Access to Grades, Attendance, Test Scores.
Starting this June 2015, you will have a new way to access key information about your child's progress in school.  Please click HERE for instructions on how to set up your account.

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2016! 
Click on the links below for important information to help make your senior year a successful one!

*SENIORS* A reminder that your Senior contract must be signed and returned to the SO Office by Monday November 2, 2015!!

Senior Contract
Senior Newsletter
Senior Important Dates
Senior T-Shirt Design Contest
Senior Sweatshirt Fundraiser
Community Service Projects
Senior Prom 2016!

Office of School Health began a reproductive health program and minors are allowed to receive this program without parental consent.  However, parents have the option to opt out.  Please click HERE for the opt out form.  This form was sent home and should be returned to Room A117 ASAP if you choose to have your child not participate in the program.

Parents also have the option to opt out of releasing your child's name to Military Recruiters.  Please click HERE for the Military opt out form.  Return this form to A117.

Bus Transportation Information

Click HERE for BUS Schedule


Welcome Message from Our Principal Joseph Scarmato to Our Parents....

A Message from our Mayor, Bill de Blasio regarding the World Trade Center Health Program.  Please click HERE.

A message from Mr. Pagliarulo, AP, Student Life:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all students and families to a new school year.  Please review the NYCDOE Dress Code policy below.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance with the dress code, which supports the safe and professional atmosphere we strive to create each day for our students.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Have a great school year!

Please click HERE for the Dress Code

Latest News for Parents from the NYC Department of Education...
Click HERE for details.

How to Find out if your Child Qualifies for Medical Services or Section 504 Accommodations:  Contact the schools 504 Coordinator, Fran Spano, on ext. 11301 or the NYC Department of Education at 718-391-8116.  Click HERE for additional information

A Vision for 2015-2016 School Year
Please click

Tottenville High School Electronic Policy.   Click HERE

Message from our Parent Coordinator, Connie Assennato:  When a parent/guardian has a problem or concern, where does one go to resolve it? I plan to serve as a key resource for you throughout the school year to provide you with the assistance and tools you will need to help make your child’s high school experience a positive and productive one. In the event that you encounter a problem or concern, I will gladly intercede on your behalf. Keep in mind that although the teachers, guidance counselors and administrators at Tottenville High School are always willing to help with any concerns you might have regarding your child, it is always best to follow the proper protocol, or “chain of command”, and first speak to the appropriate person. Generally, if the concern is an instructional one, the first person to contact is the teacher, followed by the Assistant Principal of that subject area. Other concerns may be directed to your child’s guidance counselor, followed by the Assistant Principal of Guidance. It is unlikely that the concern will not be resolved at this level. If, however, it is not resolved, I can facilitate your making an appointment to see the Principal. As always, I continue to make the concerns of parents and students my first and foremost priority. Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you might have at (718) 668-8800 ext. 11213.

Please click 
HERE for the Parent/Guardian Survey, Monthly Newsletter, and other Important Information.

In January 2015 the NYS Department passed amendments to Commissioner's Regulations changing the exams students must pass to graduate from High School.  Please click HERE for details.

When should I send my child to school?  Please click HERE for important information. 

New York City has undertaken a comprehensive plan to replace fluorescent lighting fixtures containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in public schools. PCBs were used in buildings across the country between 1950 and 1978. I am sending this letter to inform you that our school building has been identified as having lighting fixtures which are likely to contain PCBs and will therefore be replaced.....Please click here for our letter from Mr. Scarmato.

Please click on the links below for translation:
Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Letter from Joseph Scarmato Principal

As part of the safety initiative for New York City Schools, on some days students will be required to go through metal scanning machines like the kind used to screen airline passengers for the purpose of detecting weapons. Please click here to read the letter in its entirety.

All Members of Athletic Teams and Clubs: 
When returning to the school building for meetings or practices, all students MUST show School ID when re-entering.  Please enter through the Main entrance.   Enter the building after 5PM through the Parking Lot entrance.

A Letter from our Principal Joseph Scarmato regarding "Respect for All"


To register for enrollment in Tottenville High School, students and their parent or guardian must report to the Department of Education’s Regional Office, located at the Michael J. Petrides Educational Complex, 715 Ocean Terrace – Building A, Staten Island, NY, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Parents and guardians are requested to bring the following items:

Proof of Address (as noted on a Utility Bill)
Your Child’s Immunization Record
A Birth Certificate
A Transcript or Report Card

You will not be able to register unless you have your child present with you.  Call 718-390-1483 or 718-420-5690 if you have any questions.

PSAL Parental Consent Form
PSAL Interscholastic Athletics Parental Consent Form.pdf
Tottenville High School
Athletic Department
There are special responsibilities and requirements that accompany the privilege of being a student-athlete at Tottenville High School and in participating in our varied successful athletic program.  As a representative of a Tottenville High School athletic team, you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner that is favorable to yourself, your school and your team. 
Please click on the link to download the Student-Athlete Contract for Success
PSAL Athletics Medical Form
PSAL.Medical Form.pdf

All fundraising for New York City Public Schools is carefully regulated by Chancellorís Regulations and closely monitored by the Department of Education. Please be aware that any students who claim to be Tottenville High School students fundraising for after-school programs and school supplies are not sanctioned by the school and are in direct violation of Chancellorís Regulation A-610, which states that solicitation of funds by children is prohibited.

Should you encounter any students engaging in illegal fundraising and solicitation, we kindly ask that you report this information to our Parent Coordinator, Connie Assennato.
Tue, Feb 9 - Fri, Feb 12
Respect for All Week
Please click HERE for the weeks activities.
Tue, Feb 9 - Thu, Feb 11
Valentine's Stuff Animal Sale
See Ms. Patrick in D322
Sunday, February 14
Valentines Day
Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
Mid-Winter Recess
Monday, February 22
Jeans for Teens
Please donate your gently used Jeans.  See Mr. Kane.  Ends on 2/26/16

Tuesday, 02/02/16 Autonomy:   immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority.  “When   a person seeks autonomy, he or she would like to be able to make decisions independently from an authority figure”.
Wednesday, 02/03/16 Onerous:  of a task, duty, or responsibility involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome. “If something is onerous, it is very difficult to deal with or do.”
Thursday, 02/04/16 Magnanimous:  comes from Latin magnus "great" and animus "soul," so it literally describes someone who is big-hearted.  “Being magnanimous doesn't require doling out tons of cash — just being an understanding and tolerant soul will do the trick.”
Friday, 02/05/16 Respite:  a pause from doing something; an interruption in the intensity or amount of something; a pause for relaxation.   “If you’re cramming for exams, take an occasional walk to give yourself a respite from the intensity.”