Tour information will be posted on September 29, 2014.

And the Movie Night winner is....

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty! 

We had over 300 votes cast with the winning movie taking in 41% of the votes! Thanks to all who participated!

Join MS 51 families, teachers, staff, and friends for a movie under the stars!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 6:00pm-9:30pm (movie begins at dusk, approximately 7pm)
 on the "turf" behind the Old Stone House, Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Street.
This event is free for all movie goers. Refreshments (hot dogs, movie snacks, beverages, etc.) and wine and beer for adults will be available for purchase.

If you are interested in volunteering to help out for this event please visit 


Hope to see you there!

Dear Families,  Lunch is FREE for all middle school students. However we still need those lunch forms. To apply on line use the following link:  FREE LUNCH

September 4, 2014

Dear MS 51 Community,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at William Alexander Middle School 51!  I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing summer.  Although MS 51 was ‘closed’ during the summer, there were many teachers planning curriculum, attending professional development workshops and working on special projects throughout the summer in order to prepare for a successful new school year.  As always we are excited to continue to improve our current practices and tackle new initiatives.  Today your child received their Agenda Book; please read the School Community Responsibilities together and sign the contract.  Also, please complete the many forms you received today including the lunch form, School Health Clinic registration, and emergency blue card.  Check our website for more information about our exciting After School Program offerings and calendar updates.  We are all very excited to be working with your amazing children!

 for more information click on file

Welcome 2014.docx
For After school participants

The MS 51 LeAp after-school program will be canceled on Tuesday, September 23 due to Curriculum Night. 

Thank you! Jeneen Garcia LeAp After-school Director jeneen@leapnyc.org 
Permission Slip for Supplementary After School.docx
General School Supply List (all grades)
General School Supply List for all grades.docx
8th Grade Parents/Students- SHSAT Test Prep Form for Sept. 2014
SHSAT form for after school Sept. 2014.pdf
The High School Directory and the Specialized High School Handbooks for 2014-2015 have been distributed to all 7th graders. These books are to be used for the high school application process which begins in Sept. 2014.  The students have been instructed to safeguard the books as the DOE does not give us many extras. If your child lives in 2 households and needs a second book so they have 1 for each parent, please see the guidance counselor ( Ms. Donna Zaengle)


Make your list of schools you are interested in ( over the summer)
Research these schools on www.insideschools.com or other resources.
Make a calendar where you enter in dates of tours, open houses and auditions, using the dates listed in the hs directories or directly checking the school website.

Ms Donna is available to meet with parents and children regarding the High School process.

Warm thoughts & wishes
Donna Z

Kaplan Test Prep Friday's class schedule.
Kaplan Friday_Class_Flier starting May 9, 2014.pdf
DOE School Calendar for 2014-2015
SchoolYearCalendar 2014-2015.pdf
High School Information:
  8th grade families, (& 7th grade) please check the  Guidance tab, for all important information.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Sep 15 - Fri, Sep 19
BYOB Week!
Bring your own bag week, Let's kick the plastic habit say 'no thanks' to a bag. Carry your own. 
Wednesday, September 17
Kaplan Test Prep Continuation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, September 19
Kaplan Test Prep Continuation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PA Movie Night at the OSH
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join MS 51 families, teachers, staff, and friends for a movie under the stars!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 6:00pm-9:30pm (movie begins at dusk, approximately 7pm) on the "turf" behind the Old Stone House, Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Street

Sunday, September 21
People's Climate March
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A family friendly rally to support action on climate change. 
Monday, September 22
Kaplan Test Prep Continuation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
SLT Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

Today, 9/17/2014
High: 74 Low: 58
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/18/2014
High: 76 Low: 57
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.