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Summer Reading Assignment

Grade 6 Worksheet
Grade 7 Worksheet
Grade 8 Worksheet
School Supplies

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Teacher Appreciation 2018

Remediation Letter for Families and Staff

Families can visit http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/watersafety.htm to learn more about the robust protocol used to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school, as well as to look up water test results for their child’s school.

Ms. Gallis' Class Projects

Respect for All Week


During this year’s Respect for All (RFA) Week, IS141 had the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs and to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and focus on preventing bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment.

Acceptance and understanding were promoted through theme-based lessons and activities, as follows:



The Jewels Academy for Brilliant Young Minds commemorated Respect for All week with Man in the Mirror.Both students and teachers performed in this original production. The 45 minute show featured a compilation of songs, videos, and the spoken word in support of the overarching themes: tolerance, diversity, and respect.At the end of the show, students raised their right hand and took the Academy’s Respect for All Pledge. Additionally, the students  created commemorative stamps in honor of famous leaders whose work exemplifies tolerance, diversity, and respect. Students also watch the Disney movie, Remember the Titans, an “inspiring true story about the struggles and victories of a newly-integrated high school football team in 1971 Alexandria, Virginia.”



Students and teachers worked together to decorate classroom doors using Respect for All theme.

Spirit Day- Diversity Day: Students and teachers wore clothing celebrating their cultural backgrounds

A special assembly presenting the latest episode of the academy’ television show, ETV, which is centered around our Respect for All initiative.  The episode included student and teacher-created poetry and skits celebrating Respect for All.  It also documented events taking place within our school community and highlighted student achievement.  



The William Shakespeare Academy engaged in a project in which all students wrote a poem with a theme of respect, kindness, or anti-bullying.  Students presented the poems as spoken word performances during our annual Respect for All Poetry Slam, a celebration of our differences, respect, and unity.  In addition to the presentation of poems, students sang, danced to, and performed songs with the theme of celebrating what makes each of us unique and strong.

Einstein Respect for All 2018

College Awareness Pictures

College Awareness Door Pictures

When we consider all for which we are thankful at IS 141 this holiday season, at the top of the list is the generosity of Senator Peralta. Senator Peralta's grant to our school supports our celebrated Respect for All environment tremendously. The renovation and installation of a gender neutral restroom for students in our building will further our mission to maintain a school culture that respects and values all students and fosters understanding of gender identity within our school community.

Each year we take great pride in beautifying our physical environment in order for our school community and the greater Astoria community at-large to enjoy our beautiful gardens in the front and rear of our building. Thanks to Senator Peralta, our respect for the beauty of nature will be extended to the 38th Street side of our building where ground will be broken in order for us to have yet another flowering garden for all members of the community to enjoy.

Lastly, Senator Peralta will generously be helping to fund the installation of interior cameras in order for us to continue our great tradition of educating children in the most nurturing and safe environment possible.

Thank you, Senator Peralta, for supporting our awarded Respect for All School in each of these capacities.

Community School District 30 Goals 2017- 2018
Essential Question: Always remember to ask…How is this good for children?

Starting today, New Yorkers can review the DOE’s official 2017–18 School Calendar and begin planning out the next school year. Some of next year’s big dates include:

September 7, 2017
First Day of School
November 23–24, 2017
Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)
December 25, 2017–January 1, 2018
Winter Recess (schools closed)
February 16–23, 2018
Midwinter Recess (schools closed)
March 30, 2018–April 6, 2018
Spring Recess (schools closed)
June 26, 2018: 
Last Day of School

We have also made the calendar available in nine different languages outside of English:

العربية (Arabic)

বাংলা (Bengali)

中文 (Chinese)

Français (French)

Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)

한국어 (Korean)

Русский (Russian)

Español (Spanish)

اردو (Urdu)

Celebrating Excellence

High School Admissions Materials

I.S. 141 Spirit Wear 2017-2018
Show your love for your school and your academy
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Jewels Academy Einstein Academy   Shakespeare Academy

I.S. 141Q at The New York Hall of Science, Queens
Con Edison’s STEM Days Out

School Leadership Team
Ms. Pavlou, Principal
Mr. Geist, UFT Chapter Leader
Ms. Despas-Barous, PTA President
Ms. Junaid, Elected UFT
Ms. Kokoronis, Elected UFT
Ms. Marino, Elected UFT
Ms. Milonas, Elected Parent
Ms. Trentidis, Elected Parent
Ms. Vourderis, Elected Parent
Ms. Ballas, Elected Parent

Our SLT meets monthly to discuss and make decisions about important school Issues that affect all members of our school community, such as curriculum, instruction, environment, safety, technology, enrichment, and our CEP (Comprehensive Education Plan). Feel free to reach out to any of our team members if there are any issues that you believe should be discussed at an upcoming meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!

Statement on Accessibility:
We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Ms. Stella Catechis to request assistance.

I.S .141
Session Times

Monday - Friday
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
End Time: 2:20 P.M.

Letter to the District 30 Community

We are looking forward to providing BEACON programming for the students of IS141. We expect programming to begin on September 18, 2017.

Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis from 9/7/17 through 9/22/17 from 2:00pm-6:00pm. BEACON staff will not be available outside of these hours.

There are a limited number of slots available:

20 Elementary school students

100 Middle school students

The following documents must be submitted along with the BEACON application:

Recent up to date medical/physicals

2 current photos of student

Orientation:            Wednesday, 9/27/17 at 6pm

Programming will be scheduled Monday through Friday from 2:30pm - 9:30pm

2:20pm - 7:00pm is for Middle school students 

2:20pm - 6:00pm is for Elementary school students

6:00 - 9:00pm- Adult Education Programming

9:00am-2:00pm – Saturday programming for Middle School Students

If you have any questions related to the application process please email the Program Director Johnny Flores at jflores@hanac.org

IS 141Q CellPhone Policy

September 2017

A.        The use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music, games and entertainment systems at school is subject to the restrictions below.

·       During the school day (from the time a student arrives to school until the end of the school day at 2:20) the cell phone must be turned off and vouchered in homeroom class.  Phones will remain locked in homerooms for the entire school day and will be redistributed during p.m. homeroom daily.

·      Students who arrive late to school will surrender their cellphones to the aide in charge of late signing in.

·       Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property.

·       Cell phones may not be turned on or used during instructional time. The school will provide all instructionally necessary technology (i.e. laptops, iPads, Clickers ,etc…)

·       Portable music devices, games, and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used while on school property.

·       Computing systems may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for those provided by teachers for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.

B.        Confiscation and return of electronic items

·       If a student fails to voucher a cell phone that later rings, vibrates or is visible, any staff member may confiscate the cell phone. The cell phone will then be sent to the Assistant Principal or the Dean.  The phone must be picked up by a parent or guardian.

Upon request, students may use a school telephone in the following offices to call parents:

Dean’s Office, Guidance Office, Main Office, Assistant Principal’s Office


The school is not liable or responsible for lost, stolen, and/or damaged cell phones, computing devices, and portable music, games and entertainment systems.


Katina Despas-Barous 

Vice-President Christine Polychroniades 

Anastasia Vourderis 

Recording Secretary Maria Milonas 

Corresponding Secretary
Donna Merck

(718)278-6403, ext. 1190 

PTA General Assembly meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted as per PTA bylaws.

School Leadership Team 

September 19, 2017
October 17, 2017
November 21, 2017
December 19, 2017
January 16, 2018
February 27, 2018 (postponed due to recess)
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 15, 2018 
June 19, 2018 


Parent Coordinator
Stella Catechis

PTA President
Katina Despas-Barous