PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

December 23, 2021

Dear Mott Hall Families,

Mott Hall has come together during this month to engage in Acts of Kindness and make coat donations. We are so grateful for our students’ kindness. Similar to our Canned Food Drive, it was a great success. We are so appreciative of your support!

Last week, we met to discuss plans for a potential relocation of our school. The town halls were well attended and allowed for parents to share reflections and ask questions. At this time however, possible plans to relocate will no longer be an option for next school year. The school that is housed in the space being offered in the new site will not be moving in June 2022. Thank you for your insights!

We had great fun with our “Ugly Sweater Day”. Students wore Holiday Sweaters and adorned our hallway with vibrant colors.

Kudos to our 8th Graders for beginning their High School Application Journey. Our scholars are working diligently in attending tours, interviewing, researching, attending fairs and applying to the best schools NYC has to offer. We cannot wait to share the results in the spring!

On Thursday, December 23, our teachers organized holiday events for our students where they played games, watched movies and socialized.

Our Holiday Break will take place from 12/24/21 – 12/31/21. Our first day back is January 3, 2022. Since we are on break, there are no Saturday programs until school reopens.

Some January events include STEM workshop, Essay contest, service projects, pajama day, and winter wonderland activities!

Teachers will prepare progress updates for families in mid-January. Join our ELA and Math Saturday Academy! We have space for more students. We are also happy to share that our Algebra Regents classes also begin in January.

Today, all students received picture information to access proofs and purchase packages. Looking forward to having you order and participate in our school picture fundraiser. Thank you so much!

On behalf of the Administration, Faculty, and staff, I wish all the Mott Hall community a Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year!

Be well!

Principal De Los Santos-Pena

MENSAJE DE LA DIRECTORA

23 de diciembre de 2021

Estimadas familias de Mott Hall,

Mott Hall se ha reunido durante este mes para participar en actos de bondad y hacer donaciones de abrigos. Estamos muy agradecidos por la amabilidad de nuestros estudiantes. Al igual que en nuestra colecta de alimentos enlatados, fue un gran éxito. ¡Estamos muy agradecidos por su apoyo!

La semana pasada, nos reunimos para discutir planes para una posible reubicación de nuestra escuela. Los ayuntamientos contaron con una gran asistencia y permitieron a los padres compartir reflexiones y hacer preguntas. Sin embargo, en este momento, los posibles planes de reubicación ya no serán una opción para el próximo año escolar. La escuela que se encuentra en el espacio que se ofrece en el nuevo sitio no se mudará en junio de 2022. ¡Gracias por sus ideas!

Nos divertimos mucho con nuestro "Día del Suéter Feo". Los estudiantes usaron suéteres navideños y adornaron nuestro pasillo con colores vibrantes.

Felicitaciones a nuestros estudiantes de octavo grado por comenzar su viaje de solicitud de ingreso a la escuela secundaria. Nuestros académicos están trabajando diligentemente para asistir a giras, entrevistar, investigar, asistir a ferias y postularse a las mejores escuelas que la ciudad de Nueva York tiene para ofrecer. ¡Estamos ansiosos por compartir los resultados en la primavera!

El jueves 23 de diciembre, nuestros maestros organizaron eventos festivos para nuestros estudiantes donde jugaron, vieron películas y socializaron.

Nuestras vacaciones de fiestas se llevarán a cabo del 24/12/21 al 31/12/21. Nuestro primer día de regreso es el 3 de enero de 2022. Ya que estamos de vacaciones, no hay programas los sábados hasta que la escuela vuelva a abrir.

¡Algunos eventos de enero incluyen talleres STEM, concurso de ensayos, proyectos de servicio, día de pijamas y actividades invernales en el país de las maravillas!

Los maestros prepararán actualizaciones de progreso para las familias a mediados de enero. ¡Únase a nuestra Academia de Sábados de ELA y Matemáticas! Tenemos espacio para más estudiantes. También nos complace compartir que nuestras clases de álgebra Regents también comienzan en enero.

Hoy, todos los estudiantes recibieron información con fotografías para acceder a las pruebas y comprar paquetes. Esperamos que usted ordene y participe en nuestra recaudación de fondos para fotografías escolares. ¡Muchas gracias!

En nombre de la administración, la facultad y el personal, deseo a toda la comunidad de Mott Hall unas felices fiestas y un bendito año nuevo.

¡Cuidense!

Director De Los Santos-Pena

APPLICATION FOR REGENTS ACADEMY -8TH GRADE

Dear Mott Hall Parents and Guardians:


Thank you for being so involved and supportive of our after school program! With the end of the first marking period, we need to start thinking about our Algebra 1 regents exams in June. We are offering an Afterschool
Regents Academy. I strongly recommend that all students attend the Regents Academy.

Classes will begin in January of 2022 and continue until the first week in June. The goal of the Afterschool Regents Academy is to aid our scholars in gaining the content knowledge and skills needed to be successful on the Algebra 1 Exam. Students will learn math skills that are needed for the 9th grade regents but are not taught in grade 8. This material will not be taught during the regular school day. Attending the Regents Academy is a
requirement for taking the Algebra 1 exam in June. This is an opportunity that should not be missed! As students expand their knowledge of 9th grade math, they will also learn test taking skills that they can take with them throughout their educational career.

All sessions will take place after school from 2:15-4:15

Month

Wednesday Session

Thursday Session

January

5, 12, 19, 26

6, 13, 20, 27

February

2, 9, 16

3, 10, 17

March

2, 16, 23

3, 17, 24

April

6, 13

7, 14

May

4, 11, 18, 25

5, 12, 19, 26

June

1

2

Possible Session During Spring Break (April 15 – April 22) If Needed.

Information will be sent before these dates.

Algebra 1 Regents Test June 16, 2022

Possible Session During Spring Break (April 15 – April 22)  If Needed. Information will be sent before these dates. Algebra 1 Regents Test June 16, 2022

Snack will be provided to all who attend. We hope to see your children there!

Please return the tear-off slip to Ms. Ratz by Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Note that all students are expected to attend ALL sessions. Students must return this slip, whether they are attending or not.

Yours Truly,
Judith De Los Santos
 2021-2022 - Regents Parent Letter.pdf 

SOLICITUD DE ACADEMIA REGENTS -8vo GRADO

Estimados padres y tutores de Mott Hall:


¡Gracias por estar tan involucrado y apoyar nuestro programa extracurricular! Con el final del primer períodode calificaciones, debemos comenzar a pensar en nuestros exámenes de álgebra 1 en junio. Estamos
ofreciendo Academia de Regents después de la escuela. Para garantizar el éxito de los estudiantes en losRegents de Matemáticas, recomiendo encarecidamente que todos los estudiantes asistan a la Academia de
Regents.

Las clases comenzarán en enero del 2022 y continuarán hasta la primera semana de junio. El objetivo deAfterschool Regents Academy es ayudar a nuestros alumnos a obtener el conocimiento del contenido y las
habilidades necesarias para tener éxito en el examen de álgebra. Los estudiantes aprenderán habilidadesmatemáticas que son necesarias para los regents del noveno grado pero que no se enseñan en el octavo
grado. Este material no se enseñará durante el día escolar regular. Asistir a la Academia Regents es unrequisito para tomar el examen de Álgebra 1 en junio.¡

Esta es una oportunidad que no debe perderse! A medida que los estudiantes amplíen sus conocimientos dematemática de noveno grado, también aprenderán habilidades para tomar exámenes que pueden llevar conellos durante su carrera educativa.

All sessions will take place after school from 2:15-4:15

Month

Wednesday Session

Thursday Session

January

5, 12, 19, 26

6, 13, 20, 27

February

2, 9, 16

3, 10, 17

March

2, 16, 23

3, 17, 24

April

6, 13

7, 14

May

4, 11, 18, 25

5, 12, 19, 26

June

1

2

Possible Session During Spring Break (April 15 – April 22) If Needed.

Information will be sent before these dates.

Algebra 1 Regents Test June 16, 2022

Devuelva el comprobante a la Sra. Ratz antes del miercoles 22 de diciembre del 2021. Tenga en cuenta que se espera que todos los estudiantes asistan a TODAS las sesiones. Los estudiantes deben devolver este recibo, ya sea que asistan o no.

tentamente, Judith De Los Santos

CURRICULUM

The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.

 

Young Scholars

Mott Hall students are considered young scholars. They learn subject matter through a constructivist and project-based approach using powerful learning techniques such as Socratic dialogues, literature circles, writing for student publications, digital film making and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its alignment to the Common Core NationalStandards. Students are offered accelerated special courses and seminars as well as special enrichment electives such as chess, robotics and stock market studies which engage them in real world investigations tied directly to student needs and interests.

TECHNOLOGY

Mott Hall has a technology rich environment. In an effort to confront the digital divide, we use the PupilPath online system to give       parents and students instant access to grades, attendance, and progress reports. 

NOTABLE PROGRAMS AND AWARDS

  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • New York State Reward School 2012-2016
  • National Dance Institute Program  for 25 years
  • Urban Advantage Science Partners
  • Street Projects
  • City College of New York Partnership
      • School of Science 
      • School of Engineering 
      • School of Architecture
      • AAron Davis Film Series
      • NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
      • Math Counts Contest

WELCOME BACK INFO AND FORMS

Welcome Back!

As we prepare for the start of the new year, we ask that you complete all of the required forms by Tuesday, September 14th.  These forms are required by the NYC Department of Education, and must be submitted each year. Most of the forms will take less than 5 minutes to complete, with the exception of the Emergency Contact Form.

In addition, the following must be reviewed and the information submitted to the school, preferably by Tuesday, September 14th.

  • Child & Adolescent Health Form - To be completed by your child’s doctor after their annual physical.
  • Immunization Requirements (Please note, while the COVID-19 vaccine is not currently a requirement, it is strongly recommended by the CDC and NYCDOE for students aged 12 and older.)
  • School Meals Application - Even though school meals in NYC middle schools are free, this form must be completed by all of our families to obtain Title I funding for the school. This funding is dependent on the completion of these forms, and can make a huge difference in available resources for your child, such as additional staff and programs. If a family does not wish to include their income, this can be indicated on the form when completing and submitting.

Meet the Mott Hall Community

NYCSA SCHOOLS ACCOUNT

Dear Parents, 

Did you know that you could track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see your student’s grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more from anywhere and in all DOE languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. 

You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes.  First, contact me, Evelyn Camacho-Moran, the Parent Coordinator at ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov. Contacting me via email is the easiest way to confirm your identity. Please include in your email, your child’s name and ossis id number, which can be found on any report card or progress report. If you do not have your child’s ossis id number please email me so that we might have a conversation

After you have emailed me, I will send you instructions and a creation code to login to your NYCSA account. 

Thank you, 

Evelyn Camacho-Moran 

Parent Coordinator The Mott Hall School/IS223  

ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov 

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) es una aplicación que le permite ver las calificaciones Y MUCHO MAS

Queridos padres,

¿Sabía que puede realizar un seguimiento de la educación de su hijo en cualquier computadora, teléfono o tableta? NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) es una aplicación que le permite ver las calificaciones, asistencia, resultados de acondicionamiento físico, horarios de su estudiante y más desde cualquier lugar y en todos los idiomas del DOE: árabe, bengalí, chino, inglés, francés, criollo haitiano, coreano, Ruso, español y urdu.

Puede registrarse para obtener una cuenta ingresando algunos detalles básicos. Esto le permitirá comenzar a recibir notificaciones del DOE. Solo toma cinco minutos. Primero, comuníquese conmigo, Evelyn Camacho-Moran, la coordinadora de padres en ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov. Ponerse en contacto conmigo por correo electrónico es la forma más sencilla de confirmar su identidad. Incluya en su correo electrónico el nombre de su hijo y el número de identificación de ossis, que se pueden encontrar en cualquier boleta de calificaciones o informe de progreso. Si no tiene el número de identificación de ossis de su hijo, envíeme un correo electrónico para que podamos tener una conversación

Después de que me haya enviado un correo electrónico, le enviaré instrucciones y un código de creación para iniciar sesión en su cuenta de NYCSA.

Gracias,

Evelyn Camacho-Moran

Coordinador de padres The Mott Hall School / IS223

ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal

jdeloss@schools.nyc.gov