Ditmas I.S. 62 - Brooklyn - New York City - Department of Education

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asthma - diabetes - allergies - adhd or more... know the rules!

Not Feeling So Good?

If your child requires ANY medication in school for the 2016-2017 school year, you must have a medication form completed by your child's doctor & this form should be  returned to the school nurse (Nurse Hughes x164) on the first day of school. 

Health Forms

Lucky for us, health forms can be found on the Department of Education website in various languages!


City Parks Foundation: Apply for summer programs

COASTAL CLASSROOMS:  Teens can “get their feet wet” in some of New York’s coastal hot spots, while studying New York City’s dynamic aquatic ecosystems. 

GREEN GIRLS:  Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as environmental scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural resources. 

LEARNING GARDENS:  City Parks Foundation’s four Learning Gardens are outdoor classrooms that provide vibrant green space for learning about horticulture, science, and food justice in densely populated neighborhoods.      

IXL: practice and excel

The IXL Math program is up & running.  

Students, please complete homework & classroom assignments!  If you need assistance, contact your teacher or Ms. Aybar @ [email protected] or 347.563.4545

A Focused [SEQA] Review of I.S. 62

February 9, 2016

Dear Parents:

The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in I.S. 62 during the 2015-2016 school year. The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.                                                                                                                                                   [read more]


Cycle II: Super Saturdays @ Ditmas I.S. 62

Welcome Back: we missed you

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 9! 

School starts at 8 am & students dismiss at 2:20 pm Mondays to Fridays.

Students enter and are dismissed from the school building as follows:
  • 6th Grade Exploratory Academy: East 7th Street Entrance (by the security desk)
  • APVA: Ditmas Playground Entrance (behind the school)
  • LCS: Flag Yard Entrance on East 8th Street

Our students' safety is of key importance. Students are never allowed to leave school during the school day without an authorized adult whom is listed & has been identified on the school’s Emergency Contact Card (blue card). You can ask for an Emergency Contact Card in the main office to keep your information current.

Ditmas will be open for student registration on the following days: 

  • Tuesday - September 1st
  • Wednesday - September 2nd
  • Thursday - September 3rd

Registration starts at 7:30 am and ends at 10:30 am. For your convenience, we will have Spanish & Russian translation on these days. 

Documents required for Registration:

  1.  Child’s birth certificate or passport (as proof of age)
  2. Immunization records
  3. Latest report card/transcript (if available)
  4. Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
  5.  Required Proof of NYC Residence (any two of the following):

  • Utility or Water Bill (gas or electric) for the residence issued by National Grid (formerly Keyspan), Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority (for the Rockaways); must be dated within the past 60 days
  • Original lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence
  • Document or letter from a federal, state, or local government agency indicating the resident’s name and address (example: document from Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS); must be dated within the past 60 days

    July @ Ditmas

     Action Required
     July 1
    First Day of Summer School (Mondays to Thursdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
    Students report to the Auditorium
    July 6 - 30
    Summer Programs: FDC Summer Camp & Big Apple Games begin
    Big Apple Games: M - Th 9 am - 3 pm
    FDC Camp: M - Th 9 am - 4pm
    July 7
    Film-Making - Discover Film-Making starts at 10:00 am 
    This course runs for 3 Tuesdays & 3 Thursdays: 

    · July 7, 9, 14, 16, 22, 23 - students must attend all sessions!

    save your spot: apply!
    July 15
    Prep for your DREAM CAREER: Play the Game of Life!
    Career Planning for Middle-Schoolers! 

    · Seeking 13 - 20 students

    · 11 am - 1 pm

    · Free pizza lunch

    Ever wonder what it takes to be an astronaut? How about a Forest Ranger? Doctors, Lawyers, Truthseekers - step up! Any career takes planning. Find out what you’ll need to prep for your dream career @ The Game of Life!

    save your spot: apply!
    July 15

    Rube Goldberg Simple Machines

    · Seeking 20 students

    · 11 am - 3 pm

    · Free pizza lunch

    Students will work in teams to design,

    create, problem solve, and build a complex contraption designed to achieve simple tasks!

    Bring your critical thinking caps! This project is sure to be a BLAST!

    save your spot: apply!
    July 30
     Last day of Summer School & FDC Summer Camp

    June @ Ditmas

     Action Required
    26 - June
    25 - June
    Prom @ Rex Manor
    22 - June
    Graduation @ Bishop Ford High School
    22 - June
    Foreign Language Proficiency @ 9;15 am
    9:15 am
    20 - June
    Young Authors
    Last session until September  
    13 - June
    Last session until September
    17 - June
    Common Core Algebra Regents @ 1:15 pm
    16 - June
    Living Environment Regents @ 1:15 pm
    Class 850 & 860 only
    students must return to Ditmas from graduation rehearsal by 12:30 pm
    16 - June 
    Graduation Rehearsal at Bishop Ford HS located at 500 19th Street
    15 - June
    Clerical Half Day; all students dismissed at 12pm  
    08 - June
    Senior Trip - Great Adventure (8am - 8pm) 
    06 - June
    FAMILY FUN DAY 10 am - 4 pm
    Games - Music - Food - Performances - Book Fair & More...
    For a list of Vendors & Event Info contact the Ditmas PTA:
    929-249-1PTA (1782) - or - [email protected]
    support your school!
    05 - June
    APVA 8th Grade Concert - 6:30pm
    $3 tickets on sale during lunch from talent teachers 
    04 - June
    Chancellor's Conference Day - No School
    School's Closed
    02 - June 
     8th Grade DRP Assessment (degrees of reading power)
    school starts @8 don't be late!
     01 - June
    8th Grade Science Written Exam
    school starts @8 don't be late!
    01 - June
    6th & 7th Grade DRP Assessment (degrees of reading power)
    school starts @8 don't be late!

    May @ Ditmas

     Actioin Required
    May 29
    Sixth Grade Exploratory Academy - SPRING FLING - $7 to Jam - ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT - RELAY FOR LIFE - ITS TIME FOR A CURE!
    Sign permission slips & provide current contact informaiton. 
    May 27
    Arista & Archon Ceremony
    May 21
     PTA Elections Meeting & Ice Cream Social at 6 - 8 pm
    Get involved - VOTE!
    May 4 - May 15 
    NYSESLAT: The Listening, Reading, Writing component will be administered May 4 through May 15, 2015.
    school starts at 8 am!
    M, Tu, W
     May 4-6
    ChildSight® will provide free in-school vision screenings and new prescription eyeglasses to children in need of them. The program fills a critical health services gap for children with limited to no access to quality basic health or vision care services.
    Check your child's bookbag, if they need glasses you will receive a follow-up letter.
    Apr 14 - May 15
     NYSESLAT: The Speaking component of the test will be administered April 14 through May 15, 2015
    school starts at 8 am!

    5th, 6th & 7th grade students & their parents/guardians are invited to learn about the one-of-a-kind benefits & realities of a Stuyvesant HS Education. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to tour one of the country's top schools and speak informally with Stuyvesant students, teachers & alumni. 

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    Young Author: Create Yourself

    Middle school students: develop a love for the written word & find your voice. The rewards of writing are intangible - develop drive, passion, creativity, empathy, & resiliency. These assets cannot be taught from a textbook, but must be activated through experience. The world is yours - YOUNG AUTHORS - lets move forward - together!

    Celebrate FDC's B-day with a Gala at the Kings Theatre

    Join us Wednesday, May 6th at 6pm at the Kings Theatre as we honor one of FDC's co-founders and former Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz

    For the past forty years, Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) has worked tirelessly towards the preservation and revitalization of Flatbush. We look back to the 1970’s when FDC saved the Kings Theatre from the wrecking ball and forward to our our current work revitalizing commercial corridors, land-marking historic districts, preserving affordable housing, organizing tenants, as well as providing quality youth programs. 

    All proceeds from the 40th Anniversary Gala will support FDC’s vital programs and services, ensuring a vibrant and successful future for the entire Flatbush community.  Purchase Tickets here & Purchase a Journal Ad here.

    NEW & FREE: After-school Middle School Partnership

    • who:     Middle school students & their parents
    • what:    OPEN HOUSE: (free childcare + food)
    • when:   Thursday, April 30th  4pm - 7pm
    • where:  301 Roosevelt Hall @ Brooklyn College

    JOIN the NEW & FREE program with super-cool activities available just for awesome middle school-ers!  +tutoring +3D design  +printing art  +theater  +electronics/coding  +cooking  +fashion   +dance   +more
    Register online: www.theBCCP.org/ms  

    FREE Movie Day: Saturday April 25 @ 12 - 2 pm

    Students enjoy a FREE movie this Saturday! 

    Guardians of the Galaxy 

    - sponsored by the PTA

    Sign up here: 


    The Road to Graduation

    Graduation & Senior Activities are right around the corner – are you ready? Deans are still collecting fees for graduation & our policy is as follows: no child can attend/pay for graduation or any senior activity unless graduation fees have been paid. As such, $100 should be sent to your child's dean, in the form of cash or money orders. No personal checks, please.

    Senior Activities are a privilege and are by invitation only. Only students in good standing - both academically and behaviorally - will be invited to attend. Attendance & lateness also factor into the invitation process.

    Report Cards: Monday, April 20, 2015

    Report Cards will be distributed on Monday, April 20, 2015. Parents, please review your child's report card, and discuss the progress they have made. Don't forget to offer rewards for great work - and work together for solutions to academic challenges. 

    It is important to make every effort to develop seamless communication with your child's teachers to increase your child's focus on academics. If you were unable to make the Parent Teacher Conferences (on March 12), we urge you to make an appointment to visit with teachers on any Tuesday from 3 pm through 3:30 pm. Let us help you make an appointment! Call us at 718.941.5450, give us the name and “subject” of the teacher you would like to meet, and we will inform the teacher that you would like to meet. 

    As always, we encourage you to stay informed and become involved! When parents are involved in their children's education, the results are more pronounced and long-lasting. It is proven, the more parents are involved in education - from working with their children at home, to volunteering, to fundraising, to decision-making at school - the better for student achievement.  

    It's not too late to take the #NYCSCHOOLSURVEY!

    Have you filled out this year's #NYCSchoolSurveyFilling out a survey is quick, but it goes a long way in giving your school valuable feedback about instruction, safety, family engagement & other important issues @ your child’s school.

    ¿Ha rellenado la encuesta de este año? Llenar una encuesta es rápido , pero va un largo camino en dar a su escuela información valiosa acerca de la instrucción , la seguridad, la participación de la familia y otros asuntos importantes en la escuela de su hijo.

    Ditmas I.S. 62 - Cell Phone Policy


    As per Chancellor's Regulation A-413, students are permitted to BRING the following electronic devices to school: cell phones, laptops, tablets, ipads, and other computing devices.


    It is the policy of Ditmas I.S. 62 that all such items mentioned above MAY NOT be used inside of school.


    Students bringing such electronic items to school, must keep them turned off and stored in their backpacks.

    (read more)

    @pril @ditmas

    Action Required
    April 3-10
    Spring Recess 
    schools closed
    April 13
    Welcome Back from Spring Break
    school starts @ 8 - don't be late!
    April 14
    NYS ELA Exam
    school starts @ 8 - don't be late!
    April 14 - May 15
    NYSESLAT Testing: the speaking portion of this test starts on Thursday, April 14 & continues through May 15th. This test is only administered individually to students learning English as a second language. 
    school starts @ 8 - don't be late!
    April 15
    NYS ELA Exam
    school starts @ 8 - don't be late!
    April 16
    NYS ELA Exam
    school starts @ 8 - don't be late!
    Arpil 17
    Report Card distribution:  Parents, please discuss academic progress with your child. Don't forget to sign & return report cards to school! 
    sign & return report cards to school
    April 18
    Super Saturdays Parent & Child Workshps: 
    Coffee & Convo, HW911 & Young Authors 
    Place your RSVP! 10:30 am – noon. 
    April 22
     NYS Math Exam
    school starts @ 8 - don't be late!
    April 23 
     NYS Math Exam
    school starts @ 8, don't be late!
    April 24
     NYS Math Exam
    school starts @ 8, don't be late!

    Profile: Brooklyn Champions

    It's Saturday March 21, 2015 and our Bulldogs are sweating bullets. As the seconds tick away, it is obvious we are down to the wire but these dogs are unyielding - they are not about to give up! Months of relentless practice & demanding drills have prepared these boys for moments like this and sure enough, the buzzer signals the end of the game and the Ditmas JV Basketball team takes the NYC Middle School Basketball League – Brooklyn Division Championship, defeating their worthy opponents, Shellbank M.S. 14: 56 to 54!

    [Read more]

    March @ Ditmas

    • Wednesday, March 4: Author visit - E. Lockhart
    • Friday, March 6: 8th Grade Twin Day
    • Monday, March 9 - 12: Scholastic Book Fair @ Ditmas - Also, Shop ONLINE  Mar 10 - Mar 30 !
    • Thursday, March 12: Parent Teacher Conferences (12:15 - 2:15pm &/or 5-8pm)
    • Friday, March 13:  8th Grade Twin Day 
    • Monday, March 16: Author Visit - T. Ludwig
    • Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day - EVERYONE Wears GREEN!!
    • Thursday, March 19: PTA Meeting @ 6pm
    • Saturday, March 21: PTA Movie Day 12pm - 3pm 
    • Friday, March 27: Super HERO DAY - grades 6, 7 & 8!!
    • Friday, March 27: PTA Fashion Show 6-9pm
    • Tuesday, March 31: Last day of the 3rd Marking Period


    Coffee & Conversation

    We are very happy to offer our community a series of ten fun & friendly English conversational classes titled “Coffee & Conversation” where parents practice English with us on 10 super Saturdays from February through June! 

    Homework Bootcamp

    Meanwhile, right next door... while parents rack up new English skills, their children learn to power up their academic portfolios! This class is open to students whose parent(s) attend Coffee & Conversation.

    The next Super Saturday Connection is on Saturday March 21, at ten thirty in the morning!

    • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Course Dates:

    ·         February 7 

    ·         March 7, 21 & 28

    ·         April 18

    ·         May 2, 16* & 30

    ·         June 13

    *dates subject to change

    Contact Ms. Aybar to sign up: 347.563.4545 / [email protected]HTTP:tiny.cc/SuperSaturdays

    We Are New York: Learn English with our stories!

    Watch the videos to improve your English.

    Visit www.nyc.gov/LearnEnglish for help learning English:

    1.       “Welcome Parents”

    2.       “Stay in School”

    3.       “Love and Money”

    4.       “New Life Café”

    5.       “Asthma: The Soap Opera”

    6.       “No Smoking”

    7.       “The Wedding”

    8.       “Stop Domestic Violence”

    9.       “The Hospital”

    Stay Informed: Become Involved!

    As always, we encourage you to stay informed and become involved! When parents become involved early in their children's education, the results are more pronounced and long-lasting. The more parents are involved in education - from working with their children at home, to volunteering, to fundraising, to decision-making at school - the better for student achievement.  

    It is important you make every effort to develop "seamless" communication with your child's teachers to increase your child's focus on academics. If you were unable to make the Parent Teacher Conferences, make an appointment to visit with teachers on any Tuesday from 3pm through 3:45pm. Let us help you make an appointment! Call us at 718.941.5450, give us the name and “subject” of the teacher you would like to meet, and we will inform the teacher that you would like to meet. 

    IMAGINE: an Hour of Code @ The White House!

    New York Daily News reporter Ben Chapman interviews the lucky bunch live in room 102 on
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 12:12 PM...
    "New York City kids get with the programming thanks to software engineering classes.  A STEM program being rolled out in 18 public schools is teaching hundreds of students computer programming, city Education Department officials said. The Software Engineering Pilot program is working so well that nine students from Brooklyn were invited to the White House on Dec. 8 to show off their coding chops."

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