FEBRUARY 1-12, 2016



Visit Culture: An American Yogurt Company on 5th Avenue
 and see a Pop-Up Art Exhibit of MS 51 Student Works

Grade 7 Overnight Trip information: Download forms

Parent Notice,  Payment Contract, Permissionslip.

Children must return signed both payment contract and permissionslip. 

Grade 6 Overnight Trip information to Ashokan click here.

Books and more books...
We need more books. We are conducting a book drive to collect new or gently used children's books (for infants and children through 5th grade) to benefit children in need. Books should be in good condition, without torn pages or writing in them. Please --no magazines, textbooks, outdated nonfiction, encyclopedia sets or coloring books. Drive ends February 29, 2016. Books will be donated to children who cannot afford books of their own. Books should be brought to room 104 or 133.
Thank you for supporting this important literacy initiative! 

Congratulations to the following Photography Students who have won Scholastic Art and Writing Awards:

Gold:                                                                Silver:
Mosammat Begum          Jake Brooks
Sam Holdengraber                                                      Luna Horsley
Anita-Mae Kahan                                                        Anita-Mae Kahan
Omer Netter                                                               Sam Levine
Ali Puccio                                                                  Chiara Quadrozzi
Allie Von Spreckelsen                                                 Uma Rao-Labrecque

Honerable Mentions: 
Sumaya Alam
Elsa Choi-Hausman
Max Gwertzman
Carla Hamilton
Fawziyah Islam
Maurice Jackson
Amy Maslin
Nat Outmezguine
Saiful Patwary
Bosco Sodi
Shawn West


Gold Key:

Leo Brackett - Humor
Bella Klaidman- Dramatic Script
Miles Lindquist – Dramatic Script 

Silver Key:

Eva Kellner – Dramatic Script
Maeve O’Donnell - Humor
Nora O’Donnell - Humor 
Elliot Powell – Dramatic Script
Maxime Rampen – Dramatic Script
Ian Saint-Germain – Dramatic Script
Eli Shiffman – Humor
Elsie Smith – Dramatic Script

Honorable Mention:

Jacob Altstein - Humor
Ruby Goodman – Dramatic Script
Caleb Griffen – Humor
Emmett Hendry - Humor
Nico Zee Jung-Wagenaar - Dramatic Script
Milo Kessler – Dramatic Script
Rosa Lander – Dramatic Script
Aidy Pennell – Dramatic Script
Nina Ryan – Dramatic Script
Graydon Sanft – Dramatic Script
Josephine Seger - Humor

Test Prep after school course for Registered students only: 

ELA State Test Prep:
Tuesdays 3-5 pm
2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Math State Test Prep:
Thursdays 3-5 pm
2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7

Kaplan Sponsored SHSAT Practice Test 

For 7th grade students only: At MS 51
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 
Registration is Free
Registration Deadline: Tuesday February 16 
Online registration only at: bit.ly/ms51pt2016
Limited seats available!

SUNY Medical Center Recourses can by found by clicking here

To Order tickets visit http://bpt.me/2500141

Middle School 51 Supplementary After School Program

Available Programs include: Spanish Language Enrichment, French Language Enrichment, Safe Sitter Babysitting, 10R Workshop, MS 51 Generals Basketball Club (Boys and Girls), Cooking, AIS ELA/Social Studies, AIS Math/Science and more. For descriptions, application and calendar click here.

MS 51 School Hours

Mondays : 8:20  am - 2:40 pm
Tuesdays - Fridays : 8:40 am - 3:00pm

School Lunch Applications On-Line

Families, please take a moment to register for school lunch, whether your child will eat lunch school lunch or not. Remember schools are penalized for not having completed lunch forms. 

To register visit: https://www.applyforlunch.com/Application

MS 51 has joined CFK ecycling Funding for Education,  a waste management company which pay us for recycling. They will accept old cell phone, Laser & inkjet cartridges, laptops, Ipods & MP3 players, Ipads/Tablets/Ereaders & PDA's. Should you wish to donate any of these old items, they can be dropped off in room 133. 

Singer, Song Writer Taylor Swift joins current and former MS 51 students to discuss music and books. Read more click Taylor Swift or ABC News

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 14
Valentines day
Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
MidWinter Recess
Monday, February 15
Presidents day
Monday, February 22
School Leadership Team Meeting
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, February 24
Photo Re-take Day
8:40 AM - 10:40 AM
For 6 & 7 graders. 
SHSAT Practice Test
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SHSAT Practice Admissions Test Sponsored by Kaplan for 7th graders only
Thu, Feb 25 - Fri, Feb 26
Drama Play
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
An 8th grade Drama production

MS 51's School Calendar can be exported into Microsoft Excel, iCal or vCal.  Click on the "View Monthly Calendar" link above and then click on the Export Events icon, located on the top right corner of the monthly calendar, and follow the prompts to complete the export.