Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.
It was an exciting week at the High School of Fashion Industries between the Holiday Windows unveiling as part of our partnership with Barney’s New York and our SING musical performance this past Friday. In addition, our senior Fashion Marketing students won the first round of their Virtual Enterprises business plan competition. This week is Spirit Week where students can dress up each day under specific themes: Monday is Disney/Superhero Day; Tuesday is Twin Day; Wednesday is ‘Wear Pink’ Day; Thursday is ‘Jersey/ Sports’ Day and Friday is ‘Grade Day.’
Every week I am going to highlight the ways in which our HSFI families can volunteer to support the school. We have 3 school committees going on this week where we would love to have parent representation.
#1 - The Social Emotional Learning Committee is on Monday, December 19 from 9:00 am to 9:45 am in Room 821. This committee’s primary purpose is to develop a comprehensive plan to have all members of the HSFI community appreciate that emotions matter and building up social-emotional intelligence will have a positive impact on engagement, relationships, health, decision-making and academic success.
#2 – The Positive Behavior Fashion Dollars Committee is on Tuesday, December 20 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm in Room 821. The primary purpose of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Committee is to examine how the Fashion Dollars programs can support students’ performance at the High School of Fashion Industries.
#3 – The Academic / Career & Technical Education Committee is on Thursday, December 22 from 10:40 am to 11:25 am in Room 821. The primary purpose of the Academic and Career and Technical Education Committee is to examine the impact of our homework policy on students’ academic performance at the High School of Fashion Industries.
Please just come to these committees if you are interested in attending.
The student government has two events on Thursday, December 22, that we could use help with. First, is Henna Day where we have some students doing henna for their classmates. We need assistance selling tickets and monitoring participation – the time frame is from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm. The second is the HSFI Showcase where our performance groups including our dance teams will be presenting their skills in the auditorium from 3:45 pm until 5:30 pm. We need ticket collectors, ushers and ticket sales help. Please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to volunteer your time and efforts to these events.
We have a full week 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.
Make sure you and your child are checking Jupiter Grades to know where they stand in their classes. Students should be checking their HSFI email every day.
We maintain a weekly blog for HSFI Parents - the link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/
The school website has a section specifically for HSFI Parents – the link is: www.fashionhighschool.net
School will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Thank you!