Daily Announcements

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ATTENTION ALL PARENTS OF INCOMING 9TH GRADE STUDENTS

Tottenville High School invites you to attend a Parent Orientation Meeting.  Please click here for further information.

PTA Nominating Committee Letter

Please click here to read the PTA Nominating Committee Letter


TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE FAIR

Please join us at our College Fair on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 7:00PM - 9:00PM.  Click here for the list of colleges participating in this event.


Tottenville High School Electronic Policy.   Click HERE

Period 3 ANNOUNCEMENTS for the week of
April 13, 2015

ALL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES WILL MEET AT 2:45 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

MONDAY:

TUESDAY:


WEDNESDAY:

THURSDAY:

Knit for Kids Club, 2:50PM, Room D214

FRIDAY:

Creative Writing Club, After 9th Period, Room A225

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Let's hear it for Tottenville's Championship Mock-Trial Team for their win over Brooklyn's School for Legal Studies.  Our team now advances to round 5 this Thrusday in Manhattan's Federal Court House.  Go Pirates!

College Office Announcements:
  
Seniors: Seniors with community service the Mid-Island Rotary Club Scholarship is available.
Deadlines for all scholarship is fast approaching.
Juniors:  SUNY Maritime.  A representative will be here on April 15, 2015 during Period 7.  Go to B113 to sign up.

Next year seniors will have an opportunity to earn three (3) college credits at St. John's University Campus by taking a college class one day a week.  Please see Mr. Neville in the College Office for details.  Deadline is May 1, 2015


HAVE A QUESTION OR A COMPLAINT FOR THE MTA?

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


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 my Monthly Newsletter and important information.

PTA CLOTHING DRIVE

Please click here for information regarding the PTA's Clothing Drive on April 18, 2015


Community Service Spring 2015 Opportunities

Please click HERE for Spring 2015 Schedule of Events
and HERE for additional 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.

Senator Andrew Lanza & Assemblyman Matthew Titone
Cordially invites you to the
7th Annual Celebration of  Vietnam Veterans Day
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Tottenville HS.

All are welcome!   Please click HERE for additional information. 

Tottenville High School Spring Musical
Wizard of OZ Performances: 
April 24 - April 26, 2015

Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesdays      2:45-5:00 PM
Wednesdays 2:45-5:30 PM & 7-9 PM
Thursdays     2:45-5:00 PM
Fridays          2:45-5:30 PM

Please click HERE for the Rehearsal & Performance Calendar



Princeton Review Spring 2015 SAT Test Prep Classes at THS. 
Please click HERE for the schedule.

Tottenville HS Electronics Policy Regulation CR A-413:  As you are aware, the NYC Schools Chancellor enacted a new Regulation (CR A-413), regarding possessing and using phones and other electronic devices in schools.  Tottenville High School’s current policy is in accordance with Regulation A-413, and therefore no changes are necessary at this time.  

The Tottenville HS Electronics Policy:  Cell phones, computing devices (i.e. iPads, laptops), portable music players (i.e. iPods) and entertainment systems (i.e. Nintendo PSP’s) are to remain turned off and out of site during the school day.  All devices must be turned off upon arrival to school each day.  Consequences for violating the electronics policy start with having the item confiscated and returned to a parent.  Subsequent violations may lead to more serious disciplinary consequences or being forbidden to bring electronics to school.

Please click HERE for a letter regarding this policy.

ASSIGNED TESTING DAYS:  Due to the overwhelming feedback from parents and students regarding exams being given in multiple subjects on the same day, beginning the Spring Term 2015 class exams will be held as follows:

Science & Social Studies:             Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
English & Mathematics:                 Wednesdays and/or Fridays
Visual Perform & Career Arts:      Mondays
Physical Education:                       Mondays
Languages Other Than English:   Mondays

Free Practice SAT Test at Tottenville HS on February 28, 2015 has been canceled due to lack of participation.

PSAT Practice Test
on March 28, 2015.  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.


Letter from Chancellor Carmen Farina on Ebola

Please click on the links below for the Ebola Letter translation:

Arabic
Bengali
Chinese
French
Haitian Creole
Korean
Russian
Spanish
Urdu

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"

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


Please visit Parent Resources/School Food Program for additional information.

The Class of 1975 will have their 40 year Reunion on
March 14, 2015 at  "The Island Chateau"
7:00pm-midnight.

All information is own our webpage"
http://www.tottenvilleclassof75.com/index.html
and on our Facebook page:  Tottenville High School Class of 1975



TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL'S TELEPHONE NUMBER
718-668-8800

Please click here for a phone directory.


Bus Transportation Information

click here for updated information regarding transportation to and from school

TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

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.

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS & GUARDIANS

AS A RESULT OF A SCHOOL BASED OPTION APPROVED BY THE THE FACULTY, PTA, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED EARLY EACH MONDAY.  THIS EARLY DISMISSAL EVERY MONDAY WILL ALLOW OUR FACULTY TO COLLABORATE IN TEACHER TEAMS AND ENGAGE IN IMPORTANT INQUIRY WORK SO AS TO FURTHER IMPROVE OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM .

PLEASE CHECK HERE FOR THE REVISED BELL SCHEDULE FALL 2014.doc

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
 
StudentAthleteContract.cb[1].doc
PSAL Athletics Medical Form
PSAL.Medical Form.pdf
SCHOOL FUNDRAISING ALERT

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.

Word of the Day

Monday, 3/23/15 Effusive: expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure or  approval in a heartfelt manner.  “His effusive behavior showed us that he appreciated the award."

Tuesday, 3/24/15:
Feral:  in a wild state (especially of an animal). “The feral dog had to be trained to live with people.”

Wednesday, 3/25/15
: Enjoin: Instruct or urge someone to do something. “After I failed my exam, my father will probably take steps to enjoin me from using my car.”

Thursday, 3/26/15
: Anachronism: A thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.  “The 1965 Buick that drove past my house stood out because it was an anachronism.”

Friday, 3/27/15:
Pastiche:  An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist or period.  “It was remarkable how he could create a pastiche that looked just like a Van Gogh.”
Fri, Apr 24 - Sun, Apr 26
Wizard of OZ
Sunday, April 26
March of Dimes Walk
Staten Island Mall
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
9:00 AM walk begins
Tuesday, April 28
Pasta Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Please join us for our largest fundraiser.  $10 per plate will help support our Athletic Department
PTA Meeting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Auditorium
All are welcome!
Saturday, May 2
SAT Exam
8:00 AM