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  • Summer Reading

    Studies show that students who do not read over the summer lose valuable ELA skills gained during the previous school year. Reading improves reading and writing skills and builds vocabulary, and also can be lots of fun.

    Watch this video for info about Summer Slide: https://youtu.be/6leqMp8yF4s

    The school’s reading log sheet can be printed and used at home to track reading, or can be tracked online using Sora (https://soraapp.com) . Students will be asked to submit the reading log (paper or electronically via Pupilpath or Email) in September to show evidence of reading over the summer, in order to get a surprise. Deadline: the last school day in September.

    Recommended reading lists for each grade can be found by following the links at the bottom of the message. All titles are available in e-book format, as well as in print.

    Also, please consider taking part in Queens Library's Summer Reading program. For more information, follow this link: www.summerreading.org

    Recommended Reading – Entering Grade 6: Click the list below .

    Recommended Reading – Entering Grade 7:  Click the list below .

    Suggested Summer Reading – Entering Grade 8: Click the list below .

     

    Suggested Summer Reading – Entering Grade 9: Click the list below .

    Best Regards,
    Mrs. Wright-Shilling, librarian

    JHS190Q
  • June Newsletter

    Principal’s Address

     

    Dear Sage Owls,

     

    We’re always planning for the next “big thing” here at Sage!  At this time, it’s Summer Rising.  This is Sage’s first year as a summer site and we’re excited to be hosting our own students with our own curriculum.  In addition, we will be hosting students from P.S. 99, P.S. 101, P.S. 144 and P.S. 174!  Looks like we’ll have a full house this summer!

    Thank you for all your support, as we implemented our hybrid program and many other new initiatives this year!

    Congratulations to our 8th grade students and good luck in high school!  

    Enjoy your summer!  Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!

    Sincerely,

    John Greggo


    School/Community Calendar (Subject to change)

      • 6/1 PTA Exec. Board Meeting 
    • 6/2 Parent workshop - Summer Slide presented by Ms. Wright

             Pre-register to receive the zoom link : Registration

      • 6/3 Chancellor's Conference Day for Staff  (No School for students) 
    • 6/8 Clerical Day(No School for Students)
      • 6/15 Safety meeting 8:10 AM
    • 6/15 PTA General Membership Meeting 7 PM

    The PTA at Russell Sage JHS190Q is currently looking for individuals willing to serve as leaders on the Executive Board for the 2021 - 2022 school

    Nomination form - https://bit.ly/3hYhmgi

     

    • 6/16 SLT Meeting 4 PM 
    • 6/15 PTA Meeting 7 PM 
    • 6/17 Parent Workshop : Summer Reading / Summer slide

    Pre-register to receive the zoom link : Registration

     

    • 6/23 Regents Grade 8 Living Environment Regents Exam
    • 6/24 Regents Grade 8 Algebra I
    • 6/24 Virtual Graduation : The  slide will be released at 9 AM. 
    • 6/24 Orientation for incoming families 9:30 am 
    • 6/25 Last day of school

     

     

     

    June  2021

     

    Sun

    Mon

    Tue

    Wed

    Thu

    Fri

    Sat

     

     

    1

    PTA Exec.Board Meeting 7PM

    2

     Parent Workshop- Library for Summer 9 AM

    3

    No School for students

    4

     

    5

     

    6

     

    7

     

    8

     No School for students

    9

     

    10

     

    11

     

    12

     

    13

     

    14

    Student Reopening Committee

    3:30 PM

    15

    Safety Meeting 8:10 AM


    PTA Meeting 

    7 PM 

    16

    SLT Meeting 4 PM

    17

    Parent Workshop- Library for Summer 6PM

    18

     

    19

     

    20

     

    21

    22

    Regents Grade 8

    Living Environment Regents Exam

    23

    Regents

    Grade 8 

    Algebra I Regents Exam

    24

    Virtual Graduation 


    Orientation for incoming families

    25

    Last Day of School

    26

     

    27

     

    28

     

    29

     

    30

     

    Summer Rising/Summer School    July 6 to August 12 (except July 20) Monday–Thursday      8 a.m.–4 p.m.

     

    SUBJECT FOCUS 

    ELA

    In June, the 6th grade will be completing the novel Frightful's Mountain.  They will also be discussing and analyzing the units Finding Courage and Through An Animal's Eyes from the Into Literature application through TeachHub by the NYC DOE. Some classes will also be involved in fun culminating class projects such as creating a Multicultural Cookbook.  These units of study will allow students to look at and understand the world through various perspectives.  

     

    Do you feel more like a kid or more like an adult? How do your teenage years prepare you for adulthood? Grade 8 ELA students will conclude the year exploring the challenges and debt we owe to being a teenager. Students will synthesize their outlook on the issue by reading a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about adolescence. Students will apply their reading skills to determine words and terms used in context, analyze literature, author's purpose, and determine claims in informational texts.

    Fortune Cookie Day. : As a recent attendance question, our Sage Owls from classes 731, 7G1, 804, and 8A1 were asked to write the messages they would like to find inside a fortune cookie. Here are some of their messages to the world!   Enjoy- Mr. Austin

    You will be the greatest.

    You will become whatever you want.

    Things will always go your way.

    You will have good luck for the rest of the year.

    You will go to a great high school and find a great college and career.

    You will have a long, healthy life.

    You will always have good luck.

    You will come into a great amount of cash when you are 20.

    Do not give your past the power to define you.

    There will be greatness up ahead.

    You will always be successful in life.

    You will hit a homerun.

    Your dreams are your achievements.

    You will enjoy this cookie.

    Expect great things to happen.

    Hi. You are great.

    There is always some good left in the world.

    Stay positive, work hard, and your wishes will come true.

    Congratulations! You’ve received a gluten-free fortune cookie!

    Fun is coming soon.

    Life is just multiple choice. You will be fine.

    Take a break once in a while.

    Ask not what your fortune cookie can do for you, but what you can do for your fortune cookie.

    Happiness will be around you forever.

    This cookie is just sweetened cardboard. Are you sure you want to eat it?

    Always listen to your gut.

    Believe it can be done.

    Don’t rush to complete tasks. Relax. Take it slow.

    You will find someone that loves you a lot.

    You will become successful, rich and intelligent.

    Something amazing is always ahead of you.

    I am the cookie that does not give you false hope.

    When one door closes, another opens.

    This is a valid 99% off coupon on any store of your choice!

    When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, I’ll be there for you.

    Pay attention to the small things in life. It’s more interesting.

    You are cool.

    The pandemic will end.

    Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve.

    A golden egg of opportunity falls in your lap this month.

     

    WORLD LANGUAGE

     

    Seventh-grade Spanish students are completing a unit on the family.  They have learned to describe their families, to describe people in general, both physical descriptions and personality.  They can now discuss things a family does together, and can discuss problems and give advice.  Having completed the curriculum, classes are preparing for their Museum Day, in which they will incorporate music, food, and crafts representing a variety of Spanish-speaking countries and cultures.

     

    As summer approaches, eighth-grade Spanish students are completing a unit in which they speak about what they do and like to do every day, make future plans, talk about what they would like to do on vacation.  Finally, they will be able to say where they went and what they did on vacation.  As a culminating project, students will divide into "families" of four, and will plan a family vacation to a Spanish-speaking location Each family member is responsible for one aspect of the vacation such as clothing needed based on the time of year and the location of the trip, a list of activities to do or places to visit, a list of foods the family would like to try while on vacation, and finally a list of gifts or souvenirs to buy for family and friends.

     

    Seventh-grade French students are visiting Paris as they learn to make plans, to extend and respond to invitations, and arrange to meet someone.  They are also busily planning their own Museum Day.  Students have made slide shows featuring foods they have prepared, and which represent the different cultures where French is spoken, as well as their Francophone crafts.  In this unit, students will also create a game called "Le Mot Juste" in which they develop the skill of circumlocution and paraphrasing when the exact word escapes them.

     

    Eighth-grade French students are also planning a vacation, this time to Martinique.  They will be able to point out places and things, make and respond to requests, ask for advice and make suggestions, and ask for and give directions to various places in town. As their culminating Museum Day, students have chosen Francophone music, have researched recipes from various French-speaking cultures, and have planned crafts such as silhouettes, stained glass, applique, and puppets based on French characters.

     

    Latin students have just completed a unit comparing Greek and Roman deities, including their attributes, special skills, and favorite animals.  They have created their own gods and goddesses and written myths incorporating the special powers of their deities.  They are now hard at work creating their own Museum Day.  They are researching Roman music, and, using "The Philosopher's Kitchen" to create Ancient Roman dishes for the modern palate, and finally, exploring various crafts from ancient times, including recreating ancient glass, pottery, clothing, weaponry, and toys.

     

    Students of Mandarin are also planning for summer vacation as they study the various places in the city, and means of transportation.



    ENL

     

    As the year draws to end, the English as a New Language department at Russell Sage celebrates all the progress and achievements of our multilingual language learners in an unprecedented year of challenges. Our students had adapted and thrived in this unique opportunity of growth. We continue our exploration of self and identity by reading, analyzing, and comparing autobiographies of historical and unique public figures to inspire us to develop our own narrative. The goal of the unit is to provide a safe space for self-expression, encourage practice of positive affirmations and gratitude as we navigate and lay new foundations of social emotional learning. The greatest story is one that we tell ourselves. 

     

    Please check out the below video from 190Q for the 2021 MLL Day of Advocacy celebration.

    The EN/EM MLLs at Sage worked really hard on these projects and we are very proud of their progress!

     

    190Q MLL Day of Advocacy 2021.mp4

     

    MATH

    During the month of June our students will be learning about:

    • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
        • Statistics → measures of center, measures of variation, mean absolute deviation, histograms, box plots, dot plot. 
        • Statistic Project
    •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
        • Calculating and identifying slope from a table, graph, and equation
        • Determining the slope and y-intercept for linear relationships - both proportional and non-proportional
        • Graphing linear relationships using slope and y-intercept
        • Solving equations with variables on both sides of the equals sign
        • Solving multi-step equations
        • Solving equations with one, infinite, and no solutions
    • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
    • Measures of Center
    • Measures of Spread
    • Statistical Displays (Box and Whisker, dot plots, histograms, etc)
    • 2-way frequency tables
    • Graphing Piecewise Functions
    • Review for end of year 

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:  **INFORMATION WILL BE SENT VIA PUPILPATH**

    NYS Algebra I Regents (Grade 8): June 23, 2021 @ 8:30 AM 

    Parents must complete an opt-in form for students to sit for the exam.



    PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

     

    The Physical Education Department will be finishing off the year with a combination of outside group activities that include all students. The online present students will be continuing to complete there choice of activities we provide for them and hope to engage them as best as possible . Both blended and online students will both  need to complete the active log for at least five days a week on the google classroom.  We are sad that this year is coming to a close and are wishing our 8th graders the best of luck at their new High Schools. We hope to see more students return in the fall and resume more normal like activities. If any students or parents have any questions please feel free to reach out to us on the Physical Education phone number and or by email. Thank you and have  a great day.

     

    SCIENCE

    During the month of June our students will be learning about:

    • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
        • Finish ecology with the interdependence of organisms and human impact on the environment. 
        • Human body - begin different body systems
    •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
        • Human body systems - homeostasis
        • Immune system 
        • Digestion
        • Nervous system 
    • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
      • Ecology concluding with the impacts that humans have had on their environment
      •  Review all the topics we have covered this year in 8th grade to ensure that students are ready for high school science and regents examinations

     

    Important Dates: **INFORMATION IS FORTHCOMING VIA PUPILPATH**

    NYS Living Environment Regents (Grade 8): June 22, 2021 @ 8:30 AM

    Parents must complete an opt-in form for students to sit for the exam.

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES 

     

    Grade 6 social Studies will be wrapping up the year by studying the diffusion of cultures in the Eastern Hemisphere. Students will be evaluating point of view accounts of travelers along the Silk Road. Further, students will determine claims by comparing objective and subjective observations through their analysis of primary and secondary sources implemented during this unit.  Others will be examining the geography, culture and government of Ancient Greece.  Students will analyze Greek myths, art and architecture and the birth of democracy in Athens.  Both primary and secondary sources will support our study.

     

    The 7th grade Social Studies students will continue applying historical thinking skills to analyze primary and secondary sources dealing with the Antebellum and Civil War eras. Students will then evaluate which was the biggest cause of the Civil War and its impacts on social, political and economic spheres of society later on.  




     8th grade:  June is Justice Month for 8th grade Social Studies students! Students will evaluate achievements of various social and political movements in the United States starting from the 1950s, including the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment, Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights, Supreme Court decisions on anti miscegenation laws and same sex marriage. Students will also analyze how the Civil Rights movement of 1950s and 1960s has inspired other groups of people to start fighting for their rights. Please see the June Syllabus link for some classes below:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/13m8Ck3wCXvRvnBEIUASlv9xJBS4Rs-6VCB1yy0QTW5A/edit

     

    Talent Department 

    Art

    Congratulations to Russell Sage students Rachel Wang, Tony Chen, Nancy Pakanayeva and Aditi Nagarkoti for being selected for the “OLogy Challenge!: Draw a Plant” art contest at the American Museum of Natural History. Their artworks are displayed on the museum website.

     

     






    Band

     

    As we approach the end of the school year, the sixth and seventh grade students will take their knowledge of individual instruments and explore various ensembles those instruments could be a part of. They will then create their own musical ensemble based on their instrumental preference.

    The eighth-grade students will finish the school year by learning about various performing and non-performing music careers. Afterwards, they will choose a music career they'd like to explore further.

     

    I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!



    Dance

    As we wrap-up the 2020-21 school year, I'd like to express thanks & gratitude to students, parents, and staff for their partnership and support during this non-traditional year.  

    With focus on cultural awareness & appreciation, students shared their personal perspectives through the lens of dance.  In tracing the origins of world dance, students were able to uplift & highlight the unique diversity of artistic ancestry.  Transitioning to American social dance, students made the connection that dance is always evolving.  In the generations of their great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, and now in theirs ____ dance has evolved.  Students researched data for specified decades and provided the historical context for the social dynamics within each generation contributing to the evolving of dance.  Students collaborated to research social, political & culturally relevant data that directly influenced the way people expressed themselves through dance.   Additionally, students also had the opportunity to perform and present dance styles/ trends across the decades via video journals.  Thanks again to all parties for working together.  Have a wonderful summer and be well.

     

    Strings / Songwriting 

     

    Congratulations to all strings/songwriting on our successful first year!  Your creative expression has been a tremendous source of inspiration.

     

    Final projects are being put together, and samplers of students' original songs will be shared in class, and with the school community.

     

    Orchestra and Modern Band

    Modern Band and Orchestra held a joint virtual concert on May 26, 7pm, and on May 28, 6th period.  Several student-featured song videos were shared, and are available on YouTube for strings students and their families to view.  Students who have permission will meet twice in person in June to celebrate their achievements.  Congratulations to all students on your awesome achievements!

     

    Please note... all instruments are due back to school no later than June 11.  Students who are remote learners will need to ask a family member to bring the instrument to school between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.



    LIBRARY 

    We are proud to announce that, despite remote and blended learning, our digital library resources and programs were utilized.  A special thanks to Ms. Colon and Ms. Feliz for directing your classes to the library!  More than 200 students borrowed over 2500 e-books and read a total of 1309 hours.  Library Research and Reading support videos received 572 views, and Book and Gaming Club Meetings (Minecraft Mondays) were attended by 122 students total.

     

    Library books being borrowed by students this school year, or during 2019-2020 are asked to return them to school by June 8.

     

    Summer Reading Challenge

     

    Studies show that students who do not read over the summer lose valuable ELA skills gained during the previous school year. Reading improves reading and writing skills and builds vocabulary, and also can be lots of fun.

     

    What is Summer Slide, and what can you do about it?  Watch this video to find out: https://youtu.be/6leqMp8yF4s

     

    Recommended reading lists for each grade and a printable reading log sheet can be found by clicking this link: https://sites.google.com/view/rsagelibrary/home/announcements/stopsummerslide

     

    Students will be asked to submit a Google Form in September to show evidence of reading over the summer, in order to get a surprise. Deadline: the last school day in September.

     

    Also, please consider taking part in Queens Library's Summer Reading program.  For more information, follow this link: www.summerreading.org

     

    Stay safe!   ...and READ!



    DEAN

    Russell  Sage Dress Code:

    Appropriate Clothing: In accordance with NYCDOE Dress Code Policy, Sage students should not wear “clothing that does not provide coverage of torso, undergarments and private parts, including see-through clothing.” 

    Appropriate Footwear: no flip flops, slides or slippers; sandals must have a strap on the backs, and crocs must be worn with the strap on the back of the heels -- for safety reasons. 

    A school staff member will contact you should there be any issues with your child. 

     

    Parent Teacher Association

    • Join us for the first PTA General Membership meeting on Tuesday,  June 15 at 7 PM . PTA executive board members can be reached at  secretaryPTA190@gmail.com

     

    URGENT! OUR PTA IS IN DANGER OF DISSOLUTION

     

    Unfortunately we had no nominees for the executive board for the PTA prior to and during our May general meeting. According to the Chancellor's regs, if we do not elect at least one mandatory officer - president, recording secretary or treasurer - by the last day of school our PTA ceases to function. This means that our School Leadership Team will also have to be terminated.

    We will be holding one more PTA meeting before the end of the school year. On June 15th we will have one more opportunity to elect at least one of the mandatory positions. PLEASE if you know of anyone who might be interested, nominate them or yourself. Positions can be split between two co-chairs - so feel free to grab a friend! Our students need your support!

     

    Find a full description of roles here - https://bit.ly/3uisVSd

    And the nomination form here - https://bit.ly/3hYhmgi

     

     PTA Election

    • Date: 06 / 15 / 2021
    • Time:  7pm

    Extra Curricular

     

    Program

    Grade

    Room

    Day of week

    Time

    # of Students

    Time Frame

    Geometry

    8

    REMOTE

    Tuesday

    4:00 - 5:00 pm

     

    Nov.2020 - May 2021

    Math Team - Grade 6

    6

    REMOTE

    Monday

    2:30 - 4:00 pm

     

    Nov.2020 - May 2022

    Math Team - Grade 7

    7

    REMOTE

    Monday

    5:00 - 6:00 pm

     

    Nov.2020 - May 2023

    Math Team - Grade 8

    8

    REMOTE

    Friday

    2:45 - 4:00 pm

     

    Nov.2020 - May 2024

    ELA AIS

    6

    REMOTE

    Tuesday

    3:30 - 5:00 pm

    30

    1/5/2021- 4/13/2021

    Math AIS

    6

    REMOTE

    Tuesday

    3:30 - 5:00 pm

    30

    1/5/2021- 4/13/2021

    ELA AIS

    7

    REMOTE

    Thursday

    3:30 - 5:00 pm

    30

    1/7/2021 - 4/15/2021

    Math AIS

    7

    REMOTE

    Thursday

    3:30 - 5:00 pm

    30

    1/7/2021 - 4/29/2021

    ELA AIS

    8

    REMOTE

    Tuesday

    3:30 - 5:00 pm

    30

    1/5/2021- 4/13/2021

    Regents Prep - Algebra

    8

    REMOTE

    T & W

    3:45 - 4:30 pm

    30

    January - 6/14/2020

    Regents Prep - Living Environment

    8

    REMOTE

    M, W & R

    3:00 - 3:45 pm

    30

    January - 6/14/2020

    Regents Prep - Living Environment

    8

    REMOTE

    Thursday

    3:45 - 4:30 pm

    30

    January - 6/14/2020

    Regents Prep - Spanish

    8

    REMOTE

    Tuesday

    3-3:45 & 3:45 - 4:30 pm

    30

    January - 6/14/2020

    Regents Prep - US History

    8

    REMOTE

    M & R

    3-3:45 & 3:45 - 4:30 pm

    30

    January - 6/14/2020

    Regents Prep - US History

    8

    REMOTE

    Tuesday

    3-3:45 & 3:45 - 4:30 pm

     

    January - 6/14/2020

    String

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Thursday

    4-5:30 PM

     

    Nov.5 - May

    Violin ( PTA) 2019-20 Make-up session

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Monday

    3:15- 4:15 PM

     

    Nov. 2 - ( 8 weeks)

    Debate (PTA) 2019-20 Make-up session

    Grade7

    REMOTE

           

    Modern Band

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Thursday

    2:15 - 2:45 PM

       

    Beacon

    6-8

    IN PERSON

    Monday-Friday

    2:00 - 5:45 PM

    10 per class

    November 12 - June 18

    Theater

    ALL

    REMOTE

           

    STEM with APEC

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Monday

    3-4 PM

    25/cohort group

    April 5 - May 25

    PTA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

               

    SHSAT prep

    Grade 7

    REMOTE

    Tues & Wed

    3:45 - 4:45pm

    35 per class x2

    Feb 23 - June

    Poetry Club

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Tues & Thurs

    5:30 - 6:15 pm

    30

    Feb 2 - May

    Roblox Club Session 1

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Tues & Thurs

    4:30 - 5:15 pm

    30

    Feb 2 - May 27

    Roblox Club Session 2

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Wed & Fri

    5:30 - 6:15 pm

    30

    Feb 3 - May 28


    Screenwriting

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Wed

    3 - 4 pm

    30

    Feb 2 - June 2


    Book Club

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Wed & Fri

    4:30 - 5:15 pm

    30

    Feb 3 - May 28

    Introduction to Photography

    ALL

    REMOTE

    Thurs

    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    30

    Feb 25

    Success for Life Skills

    7 & 8

    REMOTE

    Wed

    4-5 pm

    15 max

    May 10th - May 26th

    Success for Life Skills

    6

    REMOTE

    Tues

    4-5 pm

    15

    May 9th - May 25th

                 

     

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    JOHN P. GREGGO, PRINCIPAL

    Josephine Aulicino, A.P.        Susan F. Monahan, A.P.       Caroline Meneses, A.P.

    Shoko Obata, Parent Coordinator. Email : Sobata@schools.nyc.gov Phone: 718-830-4970 ext. 1561













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  • Take the NYC Schools Survey!

    Parent/Guardian Online Survey  Families can take the survey online via computer or mobile device at NYCSchoolSurvey.org in any of the ten DOE supported languages. 

    What about the survey codes for families?  Families will enter “f” followed by their child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number. Note that “f” must be lowercase. Families can find their child’s Student Identification (OSIS) Number on their report card, student ID card, or NYCSA account. 

    Sibling Policy Families will need to complete a survey for every child in their family this year. 

    The NYC School Survey will close on Friday, June 11th.

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  • Library Update

    Message from our Librarian, Ms. Shilling-Wright.

    I want to make sure our students have the materials and experiences they need to succeed, so I just created a request on DonorsChoose:
    Replacing Pandemic Library Losses.  If you chip in, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

    Click: DonorsChoose


    Thanks so much,


    Mrs. Shilling-Wright

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    Recorded Virtual Graduation will be released at 9 AM

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Shoko Obata, Parent Coordinator

sobata@schools.nyc.gov

ADMINISTRATION

John Greggo, Principal

jgreggo@schools.nyc.gov

Josephine Aulicino, Assistant Principal

jaulicino@schools.nyc.gov

Caroline Meneses, Assistant Principal

cmeneses2@schools.nyc.gov

Susan Monahan, Assistant Principal

smonaha@schools.nyc.gov