WELCOME to John J. Pershing I.S. 220 Parent Portal

John J. Pershing I.S. 220
4812 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
"Building a foundation for success, one student at a time"
Mr. Sheldon Dempster, Principal, I.A.
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.  

Assistant Principals

Ms. Diaz
Ms. Bolognino
Dr. Melucci
Ms. Saviolakis (I.A.)

Guidance Counselors

Ms. Blasi - Grade 6
Ms.Gonzalez - Grade 7
Ms. Delince - Grade 8

Ms. Reinhardt - Grades 6 and 7
Ms. Broker - Grades 7 and 8

Parent Coordinator - Ms.Musler                                                                           Respect for All Liaison- Ms. Blasi
Email - smusler@schools.nyc.gov                                                                        Email-HBlasi@schools.nyc.gov
718-633-8200 ext.2115                                                                                     718-633-8200 ext. 3571

Translations (click on the link):       Chinese       Spanish              

2018- NYS Exam Schedule 

Grades 3–8 NYS English Language Arts

Wednesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 12

Grades 3–8 NYS Mathematics

Tuesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 2

NYSESLAT (Speaking only)

Monday, April 9 – Friday, May 18 (Testing Window)

NYSESLAT 3 Sessions (Listening, Reading & Writing)

Wednesday, May 9, Thursday, May 10, Friday, May 11

Chinese Reading Test (616, 716, 816)

Monday, May 14th (morning)

8th Grade NYS Science Performance

Wednesday, May 23 – Friday, June 1 (testing window)

8th Grade NYS Science Written

Monday, June 4th

Getting Ready for the NYS Exams!

Powerful Breakfast Foods!

·         Peanut butter!!!               

·         Granola Bars

·         Nuts (trail mix)                

·         Toasted English Muffin with Peanut Butter

·         Crackers with cheese        

·         Yogurt

·         Cottage Cheese

·         Bananas

·         Apples

·         Blueberries

·         Oatmeal                          

·         Whole Wheat French Toast

·         Dried fruit/Fresh fruit       

·         Smoothies

·         Eggs/Egg whites              

·         Cereal with low sugar

·         Smoothie/Protein Shake

·         Lots of water


 Avoid the following on Exam Days:

·         foods made of white flour

·         cookies

·         cakes

·         muffins

·         chocolates

·         desserts

·         candy

·         sugary sodas and juices

·         caffeine and energy drinks (can increase your nervousness)

The Night Before:

·         eat your dinner

·         lay out your clothes for the next day

·         pack your school bag

·         take a shower

·         set a couple of alarms

·         head to bed early

·         avoid carbohydrates

·         stay away from electronics

Did you register for NYC Schools Account yet?

Have you seen your child's grades on PupilPath ?

need help creating PupilPath Account? Click here to see step by step directions

"Lost & Found" is located in room 211

iReady Login Information

Below is the link to go on iReady for math:


 Students should go on for at least 30 mins per day.

Smile Train - Dental Health Awareness Month

In celebration of February being recognized as Children's Dental Health Month: 
 We organized a dental health awareness month, in which students from the Community Service team researched and created awareness posters in English, Spanish and Chinese to be displayed throughout the school building.

Dental Health

A Successful 7th Grade ELA Water Challenge!

2018 7th Grade Water Challenge

Pershing's First 7th Grade HS Informational Breakfast!

7th Grade HS Informational Breakfast

Pershing's First Clothing Drive 

Primary Clothing Company donated over 30,000 units of  BRAND NEW (never worn, with tags) clothes to our school for our students and their families. 

Pershing Clothing Drive

Natural Disaster Fundraiser 

The community service students hosted a Natural Disaster Fundraiser in which items were brought in to donate to Puerto Rico and Mexico. With the help of the students and staff over 100 items were donated. 

Natural Disaster Fundraiser

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  • March 2018 Thursday, March 1st  - ELA MOCK EXAM Thursday, March 1st – PA/ PTA Meeting/ Workshop @ 9:40am (ELA Exam Update /Managing your time at PTC) Thursday, March 1st – Class Trip  618,625 & 626 to Park Asia Restaurant Friday, March 2nd -     ELA MOCK EXAM Friday, March 2nd –Class Trip 603, 611 & 613 to Park Asia Restaurant Saturday, March 3rd – Saturday Academy Monday, March 5th – Class Trip 616,619 & 641 to Park Asia Restaurant Tuesday, March 6th – ½ Day for all Students Dismissal @ 11:10am Tuesday, March 6th – Parent Teacher Conference 12:30-2:30 & 4:30 – 7:30 Tuesday, March 6th –      NAEP Exam 8th Graders Thursday, March 8th –     Class Trip 712, 713 ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2018, 11:12 AM by Shana Musler
  • February Calendar 2018 Friday, February 2nd – Go Red for Women ( Wear Red) Friday, February 2nd- Assemblies for all Grades ( Safe Schools) Friday, February 2nd- Basketball Game- Home *4:00pm Tuesday, February 6th- Senior Jersey Day Wednesday, February 7th- School Leadership Team Meeting @ 2:30 Wednesday, February 7th- Reports Cards Distributed to Students Thursday, February 8th – PA Meeting / Workshop @ 9:40am  – ( Presenter “CITE”) Friday, February 9th – Valentine Dance for All Grades 3:00 – 6:00 Saturday, February 10th- First Day of Saturday Academy  Monday, February 12th – Friday, February 16th – Respect for All Week Tuesday, February 13th – Town Hall Safety Meeting @ 3:00 ( Parents Welcome) Tuesday, February 13th – Water challenge Wear Blue ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2018, 8:26 AM by Shana Musler
  • January Calendar 2018 Monday, January 1st – New Year’s Day (no school) Tuesday, January 2nd – Classes Resume  Tuesday, January 9th – Town Hall Safety Meeting @3:00(Parents Welcome)  Tuesday, January 9th – Vision Testing by Eye on Education  Wednesday, January 10th – School Leadership Team Meeting @ 2:30 Friday, January 12th –      Senior Pajama Day/ Coziest Sweats  Friday, January 12th –       Hack A Thon Friday, January 12th –       Basketball Game Home Monday, January 15th –   No School  Thursday, January 18th – 6th Grade Trip (Museum of Natural History) Friday, January 19th -       Basketball Game Home Wednesday, January 24th –School Leadership Team Meeting @2:30 Wednesday, January 24th- Senior Trip  Thursday, January 25th – AVID Class Trip 728 ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2017, 8:45 AM by Shana Musler
  • December Calendar December 1st-December 15th- Collecting “Toys for Tots” Friday, December 1stHS applications are past dueWednesday, December 6th- School Leadership Team Meeting @ 2:30-4:30 Thursday, December 7th – Parent Workshop @ 9:45 “ Internet Safety”    Tuesday, December 12th-  First Day of AM & PM Program                       Tuesday, December 12th – Town hall Safety Meeting @ 3:00pm Thursday, December 14th –PTA Holiday Sale During Lunch Periods Friday, December 15th- PTA Holiday Sale During Lunch Periods Friday, December 15th- Ugly Sweater Day Monday, December 18th – Clothing Drive @ 2:45-5:45 ( all families welcome) Tuesday, December 19th – Clothing Drive @ 2:45-5:45 ( all families welcome) Wednesday, December 20th – School Leadership Team Meeting ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 7:03 AM by Shana Musler
  • 2018- NYS Exam Schedule NEW! Grades 3–8 NYS English Language Arts Change to TWO DAYS! Wednesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 12  Grades 3–8 NYS MathematicsChange to TWO DAYS! Tuesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 2NYSESLAT (Speaking only)Monday, April 9 – Friday, May 18 (Testing Window)NYSESLAT 3 Sessions (Listening, Reading & Writing)Wednesday, May 9, Thursday, May 10, Friday, May 11Chinese Reading Test (616, 716, 816)Monday, May 14th (morning) 8th Grade NYS Science Performance Wednesday, May 23 – Friday, June 1 (testing window)8th Grade NYS Science Written Monday, June 4th
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 8:36 AM by Shana Musler
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Community Events

  • Citywide Council on English Language Learners
    Posted Jan 2, 2018, 8:14 AM by Shana Musler
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    Posted Jan 2, 2018, 7:41 AM by Shana Musler
  • Clothing Drive Event
    Posted Dec 5, 2017, 12:19 PM by Shana Musler
  • Luminaria Ceremony
    Posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:20 AM by Shana Musler
  • Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:37 AM by Shana Musler
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