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John J. Pershing I.S. 220
4812 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
"Building a foundation for success, one student at a time"
Loretta M. Witek, Principal
Telephone (718) 633-8200                                                                                                                                                        Fax (718) 871-7466

John J. Pershing's  instructional focus is to engage students in high quality discussions exemplified by responding to and extending each other’s thinking and crafting questions to help each other deepen and elaborate upon their thinking.  

6th Grade
Assistant Principal - Ms. Diaz
Guidance Counselor - Ms. Blasi
SIT - Ms. Galli

7th Grade
Assistant Principal - Dr. Melucci
Guidance Counselor - Ms. Gonzalez
SIT - Ms. Parker

 8th Grade
Assistant Principal - Ms. Bolognino
Guidance Counselor - Ms. Delince
SIT - Ms. Baldassano

We are an awesome "A" school

Book Fair 2014
Congratulations Mr. Johnsen!!!

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John J. Pershing I.S. 220 is participating in Box Tops for Education. Please send your clipped boxtops to Ms. Jasinski in room 211. For more information on the program and to see our school's earnings this year visit Box Tops for Education website. List of participating products.       

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  • IS 220 November 2014 Calendar and Newsletter November 2, Sunday – Daylight Savings Time Ends November 4, Tuesday – Election Day – Students NOT in Attendance                                                         Escuela cerrada  學校關閉 November 5, Wednesday - School Leadership Team Meeting s 2:30 pm November 10, Monday – D 20 CEC Meeting  s 7pm s www.CEC20.org November 11, Tuesday – Veterans Day Observed - School Closed Escuela cerrada                                                                                           學校關閉November 13, Thursday – Safety Meeting Pd. 1November 14, Friday – HS Applications due to Guidance CounselorNovember 19, Wednesday - Spelling Bee Pd. 1-4November 19, Wednesday - School Leadership Team Meeting s 2:30 pmNovember 19, Wednesday – Report Cards Distributed to StudentsNovember 20, Thursday – Half DayNovember 20, Thursday – PA Meeting, s 4 pm - 4:30 pm "School ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2014, 11:04 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Model UN - after school program for 7 & 8 Grade students Dear Parent/Guardian:        I am excited to announce a new afterschool academic program at John J. Pershing called Model United Nations. Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly where students have the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current international issues.      Participation in Model UN promotes students’ interests in the world around them and broadens their knowledge in a variety of subjects. Students will gain vital skills in problem solving, public speaking, internet research, writing and communication. They will also have the chance to meet and interact with students from other citywide Model UN programs during the program conference March 26-28th, at the UN building in New ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 8:07 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Letter to Parents from Chancellor Farina Dear Parents and Families,On Thursday, a physician residing in Manhattan who had recently worked with patients in Guinea developed a fever. EMS was contacted and the doctor was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where a diagnosis of Ebola was confirmed. This is the first case of Ebola in New York City.The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) are working together to ensure that families have the most up-to-date guidance about Ebola. The facts below are important to help you understand how low you and your child’s risk of Ebola exposure is:•Ebola can be spread only by direct contact with the bodily fluids ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 5:59 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • 7th Grade Chorus Auditions Information for 7th Grade Chorus Auditions:Ms. Hurn is forming a 7th Grade Chorus, that will meet Thursdays, 6th Period in Room 414   Space is limited, and auditions will continue Thursday, October 30th for interested students. Chorus will perform at the Winter Festival in December, in January, and in February.  If you are interested, stay tuned for the morning announcement Thursday. 
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 6:17 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • 8th Grade Halloween Dance On Thursday, October 30, there will be an 8th Grade Halloween Dance from 2:30-4:15 in the cafeteria. The price of the dance will be $3.  Snacks and beverages will be served.  All students who attend must return this permission slip along with $3 to Ms. Baldassano in room 200 before Tuesday, October 28.  Costumes will be allowed, however, no student will be permitted to wear a mask or a revealing or offensive costume.  Students will not be permitted to wear their costumes to school.  They may change after PM homeroom.
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 6:07 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • MOSL Assessments Written below is a letter provided by the Department of Education regarding the MOSL assessments that are administered to students during the school year. Dear Families, Last school year marked the start of Advance, the new evaluation and development system for teachers and administrators. Advance is founded on the belief that all students can achieve and that teachers are the most important school-based factor in influencing that achievement. Understanding how students are performing is a crucial step toward recognizing outstanding teaching and encouraging meaningful improvements in teaching and learning. For this reason student growth, or Measures of Student Learning, is included as part of each teacher’s Advance rating. This fall, as part of Advance, teachers may administer brief ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2014, 7:20 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • IS 220 Chess Club I.S. 220 Chess Club Permission Slip Dear Parent/ Guardian, Our school is inviting your child to join the I.S. 220 After School Chess Club which begins on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Membership is open to students from grades 6 through 8. Sessions will be held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 214. Playing chess offers numerous benefits. Your child’s reading and math scores should dramatically improve, as well as their concentration, and ability to socialize. Students will also get an opportunity to play in tournaments and win trophies. Together we can achieve. Sincerely, James Hewitt   Approved by the Principal Loretta M. Witek  "------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kindly sign and return ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 11:07 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Parent Association Meeting & Parent Workshop “PupilPath” Parent Association Meeting & ****PARENT WORKSHOP**** “PupilPath”  Thursday October 16, 2014 8:30 AMReunión de Asociación de Padres Y****Taller para los Padres****“Pupil PathJueves, 16 de Octubre, del 2014 8:30 AM家長連誼會 ****家長講座****Pupil Path (星期四) 10月 16日 2014 上午 8:30
    Posted Oct 8, 2014, 12:01 PM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Letter from District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino September 2014 Dear Parent/Guardian: You are receiving this letter to inform you that your child’s school resides in a district that did not meet specific targets related to English Language Learners (ELL)’ performance called Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO), as required for all school districts that receive funding under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The AMAOs measure the following outcomes: ·         Annual increases in the number or percentage of ELL students making progress in learning English ·         Annual increases in the number or percentage of ELL students attaining English language proficiency ·         Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics for ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2014, 6:51 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Student-Faculty Volleyball Game Money raised will help fund the 8th Grade Halloween dance on October 30 All Pershing students are welcome to watch (with permission slip only)
    Posted Oct 6, 2014, 8:33 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
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Community Events

  • Join us to Help Invest $2 Million in our Community NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERCARLOS MENCHACA | 38th District Dear Friends: Our Participatory Budget process is officially underway! Throughout the month of November, residents from across the district will be ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2014, 8:52 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Free Flu Shots by Office of Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz FREEFlu ShotsDate & Time:Wed, October 29, 201410AM-12PMLocation:Office of Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz404 55th Street, Brooklyn NY 11220A YEARLY FLU VACCINE IS THE ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:57 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Participatory Budgeting in District 38 NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERCARLOS MENCHACA | 38th District Dear Friends & Neighbors: Please join me, this Monday, as we kick off Participatory Budgeting in District 38! This initiative will give ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:40 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Bay Ridge's Great Pumpkin Sail & Oyster Fest THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF DEPUTY LEADER COUNCILMAN VINCENT J. GENTILE Contact:   John Mancuso (646) 565-8282 PRESS RELEASE ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bay Ridge's ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:38 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Town Hall on Ebola and Enterovirus Dear Community Partner, Borough President Eric L. Adams wants Brooklynites to be aware and prepared for any emergency or disaster. To prevent an unnecessary mass panic, we aim to educate ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 3:52 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
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