Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Fashionable Times Blog Principal's Message 12.20

Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.  Please make sure you continue to check out The Fashionable Times Blog where we will include all the important information you need as Fashion parents.  The website link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/

We have 3 full days of school this week until our Winter Break – every day of instruction is important so make sure students are making them count!  Once we get back from vacation, we will have 3 full weeks of school until the Fall term ends; teachers submit their final grades that colleges and universities will see; and January Regents will take place from  Tuesday, January 26 through Friday, January 29.

It was great to see so many parents at HSFI last week for our December Parents Association meeting; the Holiday Windows Unveiling Ceremony and our amazing Variety Show that showcased the performing talents and efforts of our HSFI students.  When we get back from vacation, we will begin our SING production in full force – we have over 300 students signed up and if your child is interested, have them sign up.


Thank you!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Seniors

Save the Date!
Senior Trip Information

Location: Villa Roma (Catskills, New York)
Date of the Trip:  Thursday, February 25th 2016
Price: $100 (MONEY ORDER ONLY)
MONEY ORDERS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th
Activities include snow tubing, indoor pools, video games, bowling, ice skating, etc.
This is a 1 day trip, we will be leaving Fashion at 7:30am and returning to Fashion at 6:00pm
*If you DO NOT come to school the day BEFORE the trip, you will NOT be allowed to go on the trip! NO EXCUSES
*If you DO NOT come to school the day AFTER the trip, you will NOT be eligible to attend the second trip to Dorney Park! NO EXCUSES
***Keep checking your HSFI Gmail Accounts for more information regarding the trip!

Prom Tickets

Beginning December 14th Tickets will be $180 per ticket until May 14th!

 HSFI STUDENTS
INTERESTED IN JOINING A SOCCER TEAM

This spring the Public Schools Athletic League will be launching its first ever borough soccer league.  Students at the High School of Fashion Industries are eligible for this league because we currently do not have a soccer team, though we are trying to get one.  The borough soccer league would be a great opportunity for you to play competitive soccer.  You can find more information about the league here: http://www.psal.org/articles/article-detail.aspx#24872
If you are interested, please give your name to your Physical Education teacher by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, December 11.  This league is open to boys and girls as well as any grade 9-12.  You are guaranteed to be on a team as long as you sign up by tomorrow.  The season will start in March.
Any questions see Ms. Sostre

​Students, Parents, Faculty and Guest!!
All are welcome to participate in our Tie Dye & Paint New Year Party!!!

Date: January 22, 2016
Place: H.S.F.I. (4th floor cafe)
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Tie Dye class will be taught by Fashion Design Senior student Briana
Admissions: $5 W T Shirt $10 W/O T Shirt
Paint Class will be taught by Graphics Art & Illustration Teacher Ms. Zubrovich
Admissions: $25 (Light refreshments will be served)
See Ms. David in rm 621 or Ms. Dahill in rm 501 to make payments
Space is limited Click below to reserve your attendance electronically and please feel free to pass it on.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tie-dye-paint-new-year-party-tickets-19976212389
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT H.S.F.I. STUDENTS
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Fashionable Times Blog Principal's Message 12.13

Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.  Please make sure you continue to check out The Fashionable Times Blog where we will include all the important information you need as Fashion parents.  The website link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/

I want to invite all Fashion parents to our December Parents Association meeting this coming Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00 pm in Room 829.

I all want to invite all HSFI families to the unveiling of our Holiday Window Displays this coming Thursday, December 17 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  The amazing work of our visual merchandising students will be on display for all of New York City to enjoy.  The invite is attached to this email and on the school website.

We have 8 school days until the Winter Break, so make sure students are making them count.  It is important that you checked your child’s report card that was distributed this past Friday.


Thank you!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Seniors 

Save the Date!

Senior Trip Information

Location: Villa Roma (Catskills, New York) 
Date of the Trip:  Thursday, February 25th 2016 
Price: $100 (MONEY ORDER ONLY)
MONEY ORDERS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th 
Activities include snow tubing, indoor pools, video games, bowling, ice skating, etc. 

This is a 1 day trip, we will be leaving Fashion at 7:30am and returning to Fashion at 6:00pm

*If you DO NOT come to school the day BEFORE the trip, you will NOT be allowed to go on the trip! NO EXCUSES
*If you DO NOT come to school the day AFTER the trip, you will NOT be eligible to attend the second trip to Dorney Park! NO EXCUSES

Keep checking your HSFI Gmail Accounts for more information regarding the trip!

Prom Tickets

The early deadline was December 11th for $145 per ticket 
Beginning December 14th Tickets will be $180 per ticket until May 14th! 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Fashon's Got Talent!

Come and support the Junior Class, Class of 2017 and watch your friends perform!
Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold Monday before first period, and during your lunch periods downstairs.
Ticket Prices are
Pre-Sale Students- $5
Pre-sale Guests- $7
Door everyone $10


HSFI STUDENTS
INTERESTED IN JOINING A SOCCER TEAM


This spring the Public Schools Athletic League will be launching its first ever borough soccer league.  Students at the High School of Fashion Industries are eligible for this league because we currently do not have a soccer team, though we are trying to get one.  The borough soccer league would be a great opportunity for you to play competitive soccer.  You can find more information about the league here: http://www.psal.org/articles/article-detail.aspx#24872

If you are interested, please give your name to your Physical Education teacher by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, December 11.  This league is open to boys and girls as well as any grade 9-12.  You are guaranteed to be on a team as long as you sign up by tomorrow.  The season will start in March.

Any questions see Ms. Sostre

Who Cares? Fashion Cares!

Fashion Cares is organizing a canned food drive! Please bring non-expired, non-perishable food by 11/18. Prizes and fashion dollars will be awarded to the students who bring in the most cans. Please contact Ms. Thomas for further details.







Sunday, December 6, 2015

FASHIONABLE TIMES Principal's Message 12.6

Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.  Please make sure you continue to check out The Fashionable Times Blog where we will include all the important information you need as Fashion parents.  The website link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/

We are officially in the home stretch of the Fall term as we have entered the third marking period.  Colleges will see the grades that students receive at the end of this semester in January.  Students who need additional help in their classes can choose between the tutoring that is available from our teaching staff or from their classmates who are in the National Honor Society.  In some cases, students learn from one another better than from an adult.  Both options are available to HSFI students.

Tomorrow, December 7, is a First Monday bell schedule.  As you know with a First Monday schedule, students will be dismissed from school early and our staff will be meeting in teacher teams for professional development.  First period classes begin at 8:30 am.  Second period classes begin at 9:09 am.  Students who finish school after 8th period will be dismissed at 1:43 pm.  Students who finish school after 9th period will be dismissed at 2:22 pm. 

As I contacted you this past week, HSFI was selected by the NYC Department of Education as a new SING school.  SING is a fun and exciting musical competition show that is written, produced, performed and designed by the students.  Students can get involved in SING in the following ways: set & costume design, dancing, singing, acting, musical performance, script & songwriting, and marketing.   If you child is interested in participating in SING, encourage them to complete the survey I sent to them through Jupiter Grades and their HSFI email.  SING is a totally student run production, but we certainly can use parent help in guiding our students – if you are interested in helping out, please complete the following survey that is below on this email and in the HSFI Parents section of the website:


Just a reminder about the generous donation of top-designer glasses frames from the Council for Fashion Designers of America through the HSFI Advisory Board, the Falcon Health Center and Manhattan Eyeworks.  Students should visit the health center to let them know they are interested in these frames and do a vision screening.  

Thank you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Seniors Save the Date!
Senior Trip Information

Location: Villa Roma (Catskills, New York)

Date of the Trip:  Thursday, February 25th 2016

Price: $100 (MONEY ORDER ONLY)
MONEY ORDERS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th

Activities include snow tubing, indoor pools, video games, bowling, ice skating, etc.

*If you DO NOT come to school the day BEFORE the trip, you will NOT be allowed to go on the trip! NO EXCUSES
*If you DO NOT come to school the day AFTER the trip, you will NOT be eligible to attend the second trip to Dorney Park! NO EXCUSES

Keep checking your HSFI Gmail Accounts for more information regarding the trip!

Juniors and Seniors Are You Interested In Joining Prom Committee?

If you are interested, please pick up an application in the Student Lounge (829)!

Student Government is looking for Freshmen Representatives!

Be the voice for the Class of 2019!

  • Student Government helps you build relationships with your peers.
Freshmen, please pick up an application in the Student Lounge (829) if you are interested!

Fashions Got Talent Variety Show

Friday, December 18th
Starts at 5:00 pm
$5 For Students, 
$7 For Guests
$10 @ Door For EVERYONE
*Pre-sale tickets will be sold by the student elevators during your lunch periods

**Junior Class Fundraiser






Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Announcements 11/30-12/4

Seniors

There will be a Josten's ring representative visiting again on December 1, 2015 during periods 4, 5 and 6th in room 829.

Variety Show

 Fashion's got Talent! December 18th.
Tickets will be sold during lunch periods by starting December 7th $5 for students, $7 for guests and $10 at the door for everyone. 

Freshman

Want to represent your class? Please join SGO. See Ms. Vasconcellos in room  829.


Past Events

DECA Club visits Haddad Brands 
Ms. Pagliaro and the DECA club went to visit showrooms of Haddad Brands which holds the licensing for Levi's kids and Nike Kids sales, marketing and design. Students got to speak with executives from the company and learn about the industry!
 
 






Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Student Activities November 23-25th





Student Activities

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Are you a singer, dancer, performer, artist and or designer? If so, come and audition for the annual High School of Fashion Industries Variety Show! 

Auditions begin:
Monday November 23rd for 9th and 10th Grade in Room 829 at 3:45 pm
Tuesday November 24th for 11th and 12th Grades in the Auditorium at 3:45 pm
Monday November 30th for Make-up, host, and club auditions in the Auditorium at 3:45 pm

All appropriate talents are accepted, your routine must be no longer than 4 minutes and 75% complete.

Culture Day

HSFI is a wonderfully diverse place that is rich with culture. Let's celebrate our culture together on Friday NOVEMBER 20th.  Come in wearing something that represents your culture. (It can be cultural clothing, or the colors of the flag your representing etc.) 


Artists



Looking for artists!  We want to update the student lounge with current student  art work.  If you have  paintings, drawings, sculptures and/or any other artwork that  you would like to have displayed please see Ms. Vasconcellos in Room 829 (student lounge).  Artists from  all majors and grades are welcome to display their work.



Saturday, November 14, 2015

FASHIONABLE TIMES Principal's Message 11.15

Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.  Please make sure you continue to check out The Fashionable Times Blog where we will include all the important information you need as Fashion parents.  The website link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/

Posted on the school website are the just released High School Quality Snapshot and School Quality Guide based on the ‘Framework for Great Schools.’  These reports have replaced the school report card that previously existed where HSFI received seven consecutive years of ‘A’ grades.  The bottom line of the report is that we received the highest possible rating for ‘Student Achievement’ – the core of the ‘Framework for Great Schools.’  The quality of this report is because HSFI staff, parents and students have worked together to build a wonderful learning community.  HSFI is a great team that works hard and works thoughtfully.  Thank you for all your efforts towards this achievement!

Between daily assignments, college essays and Common Core tasks, our students need additional access to computers and the ability to print.  We now have computer and printer access for students in the morning before school starts in the library; during all lunch periods in the student lounge; and after school in a computer lab.  This computer and printer access is every day before school, during school and after school.

This week we look forward to welcoming all Fashion families into the building for our monthly Parents’ Association meeting and Parent-Teacher Conferences.  As you are planning your schedule for the week I hope you can attend our November Parents Association meeting this Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 pm in Room 829.


We are very excited to welcome you to Fashion this week with Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20.  Thursday’s conferences will be from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Friday’s conferences will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Friday there will be a half day of school.  

Saturday, November 7, 2015

FASHIONABLE TIMES Principal's Message 11.7

Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.  Please make sure you continue to check out The Fashionable Times Blog where we will include all the important information you need as Fashion parents.  The website link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/

This week I want to highlight our Fashion Dollars system where students earn these HSFI rewards for positive behavior.  Fashion Dollars are now a valuable commodity at HSFI where students can earn privileges like going out to lunch and being Principal for a Day.  The top ten Fashion Dollar earners each week are invited to a weekly after school celebration – so far we had an ice cream and Chipolte party.  Some examples of Fashion Dollars rewards includes all students who turned in their lunch applications got 100 Fashion Dollars; students on time to school receive 5 Fashion Dollars each day; and students whose families attend Parents Association meetings receive 50 Fashion Dollars for each meeting attended.




















Last week you should have received a text from our School Messenger service that asked you if you wanted to receive texts from the school.  Approximately 300 HSFI families have signed up for this service.  I urge all families to opt-in to this text messaging service because this feature can serve as an efficient tool to keep you up to date with important events and reminders.  We promise to not overuse this feature and only use the text messages for important reminders.

If you have further questions about this text messaging service, please contact Danielle Silva, Assistant Principal of Family Engagement at 212-255-1235 ext. 2015 or DSilva3@schools.nyc.gov 

Make sure you are consistently checking Jupiter Grades to get updates on your child’s performance in their classes.  In addition, you can receive progress reports and important announcements from teachers if your email is connected to the Jupiter Grades system.  If you have not already done so, please connect your email to Jupiter Grades.


Thank you!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Message from Student Activities

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Looking for artists!  We want to update the student lounge with current student  art work.  If you have  paintings, drawings, sculptures and/or any other artwork that  you would like to have displayed please see Ms. Vasconcellos in Room 829 (student lounge).  Artists from all majors are welcome to display their work.

JOIN PROM COMMITTEE!! 

Are you a junior or senior who wants to be a part of  planning one of the most exciting events of the year? If so please come to room 829 pick up an application. The deadline is  Friday NOVEMBER 20, 2015.  Please submit your application to Ms. Vasconcellos in Room 829.

CALLING ALL FRESHMEN! 

Are you considered to be a reliable person? Are you a natural leader? Do you want to get involved in student activities? If  you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have what it takes to be a part of Student Government.    Please come to room 829 to get an application to join Student Government.  Please submit your application to Ms. Vasconcellos in 829 by Thursday NOVEMBER 19th..

THANK YOU!!  

The class of 2016 will like to thank the HSFI community for helping them raise $2006 towards the Senior Prom at the RIP 90's Senior Prom Fundraiser.  A special thank you to the Facilities and Security staff who helped us run the event in a seamless manner. Additional special thank you's to the Staff who volunteered their Saturday evening to chaperone.  Ms. Bailey, Ms. Chavez,  Ms. Cisse,  Ms. How, Ms. Huaman, Mr. Sarno, Mr. Stampone,  Ms. Varrichio, Ms Vega, and Ms. Youngblood.

Upcoming Events:

 STUNTS TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Any male or female athlete who is looking to join the STUNTS team please come to the informational meeting on Thursday, NOVEMBER 12th, in the 3rd floor gym at 3:45.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS

All seniors please submit your baby pictures to the Yearbook committee at dsaavedramejia.student@hsfi.us by November 10th.  Any late submissions will not be honored.  

CULTURAL DAY 

HSFI is a wonderfully diverse place that is rich with culture. Let's celebrate our culture together on Friday NOVEMBER 20th.  Come in wearing something that represents your culture. (It can be the colors of the flag of your culture, cultural clothing, etc.)


Sunday, November 1, 2015

FASHIONABLE TIMES Principal's Message 11.1


Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.  Please make sure you continue to check out The Fashionable Times Blog where we will include all the important information you need as Fashion parents.  The website link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/

This Monday is a ‘First Monday’ schedule where students will start school later and be dismissed from school early so that our staff can meet in teacher teams for professional development.  Students who begin school 1st period will start at 8:30 am.  Students who begin school 2nd period will start at 9:09 am.  Students who finish school after 8th period will be dismissed at 1:43 pm.  Students who finish school after 9th period will be dismissed at 2:22 pm.

An additional reminder is that there is no school for students on Tuesday for Election Day.

This past week you should have received a text from our School Messenger service that asked you if you wanted to receive texts from the school.  I urge all families to opt-in to this text messaging service because this feature can serve as an efficient tool to keep you up to date with important events and reminders.  We promise to not overuse this feature and only use the text messages for important reminders.

If you have further questions about this text messaging service, please contact Danielle Silva, Assistant Principal of Family Engagement at 212-255-1235 ext. 2015 or DSilva3@schools.nyc.gov 

Make sure you are consistently checking Jupiter Grades to get updates on your child’s performance in their classes.  In addition, you can receive progress reports and important announcements from teachers if your email is connected to the Jupiter Grades system.  If you have not already done so, please connect your email to Jupiter Grades.

Thank you!