Sign-up for after school SAT Preparation
Classes begin March 17, 2014
to prepare for the May 3rd SAT
See the attached course flyer
Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors are invited to take mock SAT and/or mock ACT exams.
Experience in taking these exams is key to doing well on them. Students are encouraged to take both.
Mock exams will be offered on:
February 1st & February 8th @ 9 AM
(Parent Mid-Year Huddle dates)
$ 5 per exam – bring pens, pencils & calculators
Contact Revolution Prep to schedule your exam today!
Please join us at the December PTA meeting on Monday, December 9th at 7 pm in the Library. Elections for the parent representatives of the School Leadership Team will take place, as well as other important business.
Club 360, in collaboration with YellowBoots, is sponsoring "Holiday of Hope," collecting new or gently used yet working lights, as well as ornaments, to make the holidays brighter for Staten Islanders recovering from Hurricane Sandy. We will be collecting donations at the PTA meeting on Monday, December 9th, and students can also bring donations directly to Room 202. We are collecting items through Friday, December 13th. Thank you so much, and Happy Holidays!
The Monroe College
for juniors and
Earn college credits
for free at Monroe
on Saturday mornings
See Ms. Reingold for the
application & more information
Students MUST have a
GPA of 75 or higher to qualify
You must complete the
application and a 500 word essay on:
is important to you
Submit your essay
& application to Ms. Reingold by December 12.
Saturday, January 25.
**If we get 40
McCown students signed up, Monroe
College will provide a
bus to take you back-and-forth to their campus in
College Now at McCown
open to eligible juniors and seniors
SPD 102 - Career Development
will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7 AM
Classes start January 28
Students must have a 75 or higher GPA and must see
Ms. Reingold ASAP for the necessary paperwork.
Space is limited to 30 students.
McCown 2013 College March
All members of the McCown community – students & parents
are invited to cheer on our
CLASS of 2014
as they mail out their
December 13th will be a
DRESS DOWN DAY for juniors, sophomores & freshmen.
To participate, students must represent their favorite college or university by wearing t-shirts, sweatshirts and or college sports jerseys.
**$2 per student**
All proceeds will go directly to McCown’s next overnight college tour.
2014 Student Leader poster.pdf
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student
Leaders® Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Student
Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America
Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,000 exemplary high
school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their
communities. The program helps students gain a greater
understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and
helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through
An eight-week paid internship in the summer
of 2014 with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This
internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to
develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on
work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues
addressed by their Host Organization.
A week-long, all-expense paid Student
Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 13-18, 2014. Conducted
in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces
students to aspects of civic, social and business
leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use
throughout their life to create positive community change.
The application is open now through January 31, 2014 and is available at
www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. Below is a flyer on the program.
I am writing to provide you with information about the Department of Education’s Emergency Readiness Initiatives that are in place in all NYC Public Schools.
Every school currently has procedures for emergencies. In 2000, New York State Education Law Section 2801 was enacted requiring schools to develop safety plans regarding emergency response. In July of 2001, the law was amended to require that plans include information for evacuation and sheltering. In accordance with this, “schools need to conduct drills and other exercises to test components of the emergency response plan.”
School staff members are trained in various procedures that are outlined in the School Safety Plan and we currently conduct a variety of drills throughout the year to prepare our staff and students. Section 807 of the New York State Education Law requires all schools to conduct a minimum of 12 fire drills each year. Section 917 of the State Education Law states that schools are required to provide and maintain automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment, and drills are conducted during the year to assess the use of AED units in an emergency. In accordance with Section 3623 of the State Education Law, drills are also conducted at schools that focus on safety on a school bus.
In addition to conducting these types of drills, our school has a Building Response Team that is trained to activate and respond to different incidents that may occur at our school. Under the new General Response Protocol (GRP), every school will be conducting specific drills designed to help prepare all school communities for three different types of response to emergencies that may occur: evacuation, shelter-in, and lockdown. We conducted a soft lockdown drill on September 27, 2013. Opportunities for parent engagement are available at our school to ensure that families are involved in our school-based emergency readiness program. Parent versions of the School Safety Plan are available upon request in the main office, and information explaining the GRP is included with this letter. Many other important resources for families are also available by visiting http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/OSYD/default.htm
Emergency readiness training in schools takes place in September and continues for staff and students throughout the school year. Student training is grade appropriate and designed to ensure that students understand the importance of these drills without causing unnecessary alarm. Please review the General Response Protocols that have been given to all students, and discuss these procedures with your child.
All families are reminded to update the Emergency Contact Cards that are on file in our main office. This includes providing and updating information indicating phone numbers, and the names of adults to whom the school may release children in an emergency. Families are also encouraged to register with Notify NYC (https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/) to receive information about emergency events, and call 311 for additional information about a school during an emergency.
Scholarship Competition open to students in grades 9 - 12
Interpret the following theme:
"You Can Make a Difference"
in a poster and you could win $1,000.
Click the link below for full details and information.
Please click on the link below to vote for McCown! With every vote, we get closer to winning up to $10,000 for the school. Thank you so much!!
Give With Target
The price of school lunch will change in two important ways beginning on September 30:
§ Students who are eligible to pay reduced-price for lunch will receive lunch for free. Your school will no longer need to collect any lunch fees from students eligible for reduced-price lunch.
§ Students who pay full-price for lunch will pay $1.75, up from $1.50.
Before these changes go into effect on September 30, students should pay in accordance with their meal status from the 2012-13 school year (i.e. students who were eligible for free lunch during the 2012-13 school year should receive free lunch until September 30; students who were eligible for reduced-price lunch during the 2012-13 school year should receive lunch at a reduced price of $0.25 until September 30; students who were not eligible for free or reduced-price lunch during the 2012-13 school year should receive lunch at a price of $1.50 until September 30).
Shop at Staples and earn money for you and McCown! This program lets parents earn an extra 2% back in rewards and 5% back in rewards for the teacher of their choice. That’s in addition to the rewards they already earn.
Parents: Sign Up for School Updates
The City’s public notification program, Notify NYC, now sends updates for emergency situations at school and other events that have an impact on the school day by phone, text message, or e-mail to parents and guardians who sign up for the service. The service updates parents about delayed school openings and early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events. Parents and guardians can choose to receive alerts for up to five zip codes, and will receive notifications about schools within those zip codes.
Sign up either by visiting www.nyc.gov/notifynyc or by calling 311.
Access Important Information on Your Student
The New York City Department of Education's Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS) provides a single place where our educators can go to find and study important information about your child. Principals and teachers use this information to find out how best to help your child.
ARIS Parent Link makes this same important information available for you, so you can work together with your child, principal and teacher to help your child learn. ARIS Parent Link uses secure login procedures to be sure that a child's information can be seen only by authorized members of his or her family.