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"
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.  

We are an awesome "A" school

6th Grade

Assistant Principal - Ms. Bolognino
Guidance Counselor - Ms. Delince
SIT - Ms. Baldassano
7th Grade

Assistant Principal - Ms. Diaz 
Guidance Counselor - Ms. Blasi 
SIT - Ms. Broker
8th Grade

Assistant Principal - Dr. Melucci, Ed.D
Guidance Counselor - Ms. Gonzalez 
SIT - Ms. Parker

Parent Coordinator - Ms.Musler  
Email - smusler@schools.nyc.gov


Effective Tuesday, March 22nd the NYCDOE is implementing the

 Point Of Service system.  This system requires students to use a

 PIN number or an index card with a bar code in order to receive 

his or her meals.  These items were distributed to students today,

 March 18, 2016. It is very important that each student memorizes

 his or her pin number and carries the index card in a safe place.


Congratulations to Ms. Erica Gonzalez who was one of twenty six guidance counselors throughout the entire NYCDOE honored at the 30th Annual School Guidance Counselor Recognition Ceremony. Pershing is so proud!

Annual School Guidance Counselor Recognition Ceremony

Pershing Poetry Winners


End - Of- Year Language Project Celebration 

The Language Project

1st Annual Science Award Earth Awareness Family Stem Night

Science Family Night

Arista Ceremony 


Our Precious G.E.M. Group


6th Grade ELA Metamorphosis!

 6th Grade ELA students at John J. Pershing are reading Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen which focuses on the conflict of character versus nature.  The ELA 6th Grade teachers purchased a cup of five caterpillars and food.  After approximately seven days, the caterpillars stopped eating on the floor of the cup and climbed to the top.  They attached themselves to hang upside down and transform into chrysalides. Students then watched as the amazing change took place and the caterpillar parts inside the chrysalis gradually liquefied and reformed into beautiful butterflies!  Teachers and students  had a release celebration in the school yard.

Butterflies 2016

7th Grade ELA Water Challenge

7th grade students at John J. Pershing are reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and decided to participate in the Iron Giraffe Challenge to raise money to build clean water drinking wells in the areas of the South Sudan that are stricken by a lack of natural resources.  In addition, students read about the water crisis in the United States and decided to donate half of the money raised to the American Red Cross.

Water Challenge

Relay For Life Dance
Students at John J. Pershing kicked off their Relay for Life event by holding a dance open for all students. Students were able to dance, play at gaming stations, and enter for a chance to win raffle prizes. 
The event was a great success and a lot of money was raised for an important cause!

Relay For Life Dance 2016

    Science Fair Winners - February 2016

Thank you to all participants and attendees! Happy Mid Winter Break!

iReady Login Information

"This is the link to go on iReady. Students should go on it for at least 30 mins per day."


School Leadership Team!

If you are a parent of a Pershing student and are interested in joining the School Leadership Team, please contact 
Mr. Chung at 718-633-8200.

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

Read with your child at home!

See New York City Reads 365 website below:


"Lost & Found" is located in room 211

Translations (click on the link):       Chinese       Spanish              


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  • STEM Summer Program For 8th Graders Join us this summer to learn more about technology, your path to college and careers in STEMNEXT AcademyNYUL's Experiential Technology Academy Six Week Program3 days a weekNYUL Harlem OfficeStarting July 11th NYUL’s NEXT Academy is a community STEM engagement program comprised of two summer learning academies with a parent and student track.STUDENTS: • Students will receive an overview of popular STEM fields • Engage in experiential technology labs • Explore STEM based careers & entrepreneurial options• Learn information for college and career choices • Visit some premier technology companies PARENTS:• Gain understanding how a STEM education is an enrichment to your child’s studies • Learn about college readiness & career opportunities for your child in STEM • Speak to ...
    Posted May 25, 2016, 8:00 AM by Shana Musler
  • Information On Zika Virus
    Posted May 12, 2016, 7:15 AM by Shana Musler
  • Workshop   ARTS-BASED HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS Sign Up Now! Borough-wide workshops for families of Middle School students interested in applying to arts-based High Schools Join us for an evening or morning of learning and community building at the NYCDOE Office of the Arts and Special Projects’, “Middle School Parents Info Session.”  Families will have the opportunity to attend a workshop conveniently located within the borough where they reside,  receive information regarding their children’s preparation for high school auditions, and speak with experts from the Arts  and the Enrollment Offices. Upcoming Events:  (click link to register) Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn) Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:30 – 7:30 pm (check-in begins at 6:00 ...
    Posted May 10, 2016, 6:23 AM by Shana Musler
  • May Calendar Monday, May 2- Teacher Appreciation Week Tuesday, May3- ARISTA Ceremony- Select Students- Auditorium Wednesday, May 4-NYSESLAT Exam -Session 1 Thursday, May 5- NYSESLAT Exam- Session 2 Friday, May 6- NYSESLAT Exam- Session 3 Sunday, May 8 - Happy Mother’s Day Tuesday, May 10- School Leadership Team Meeting 3:35pm Wednesday, May 11- Parent Teacher Conferences - evening session 4:00pm -7:00pm Thursday, May 12- Safety Town Hall Meeting 9am - all parents welcome   Monday, May 16- Chinese Reading Test Wednesday, May 18- 6th Grade Trip - Staten Island Zoo Thursday, May 19-  Parent  Association Meeting -PA Election 9am Thursday, May 19- 8th Grade Field Trip Thursday, May 19- 6th Grade Trip- Staten Island Zoo Friday, May 20- Dress ...
    Posted May 10, 2016, 5:48 AM by Shana Musler
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Join the NYC Department of Education's Division of Family and Community Engagement for our second Parent Talk Series. The Parent Talk Series are special family engagements for students and parents to encourage learning and conversation outside of the classroom.Middle and high school students and their parents are invited to a free showing of the Tony Award® winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."*  You will receive a family discussion guide in advance to spark conversation before and after the play. - Limit 3 tickets per family. They are available on a first come, first served basis.Students must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. - RSVP is required. - Please be advised that the play ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2016, 5:48 AM by Shana Musler
  • 1st Annual Science Award & Earth Day Recognition Family Night Date: Thursday, April 21stTime: 4:30 – 7:00 pm Awards **** Prizes and Giveaways **** STEM/STEAM Activities Ice Cream **** Guest Speaker **** Coding OpportunitiesScience Experiments *** Food and Beverages**** Raffles                    Please bring your Family Night invitation to your Science teacher by Wednesday, April 13th.                                                                                                                                             
    Posted Apr 8, 2016, 10:20 AM by Shana Musler
  • NY Citizenship
    Posted Apr 6, 2016, 10:42 AM by Shana Musler
  • April Calendar Friday, April 1- 7th Grade ELA Water Challenge Celebration Tuesday, April 5 – ELA State Exam Grades 6, 7, & 8 Tuesday, April 5- School Leadership Team Meeting 3:35-5:35 Wednesday, April 6 – ELA State Exam Grades 6, 7, & 8 Thursday, April 7- ELA State Exam Grades 6, 7, & 8 Wednesday, April 13- Math State Exam Grades 6, 7, & 8 Thursday, April 14- Math State Exam Grades 6, 7, & 8 Friday, April 15 – Math State Exam Grades 6, 7, & 8 Tuesday, April 19 Presidential Primary Election in Cafeteria 6am – 9pm    Tuesday, April 19- School Leadership Team Meeting 3:35-5:35 Thursday, April 21- Safety Town hall Meeting- all parents welcome Thursday, April 21- Earth Day *wear green ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2016, 10:09 AM by Shana Musler
  • Youth Police Academy The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City's young people. The Community Affairs Bureau's, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City's youth.New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts.The goals of the academy are:*        To enhance responsible citizenship.*        To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.*        To encourage young people to take part in other ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2016, 6:44 AM by Shana Musler
  • Summer Enrichment Open House Saturday, April 9th, 2016 11am-1:30pmAt this time, parents can register for camp, and have any/all questions answered. The Enrichment program is available in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Unfortunately, we do not have the funding for Staten Island.Please note that there is an application process, which is dependent upon the parent's income and family size.The link for registration is here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theratorials-summer-enrichment-open-house-tickets-23918042509 The address is:214 West 30th Street 6th floorNew York, NY 10001646-588-1221We are asking any interested parents to please RSVP. Arriving without notice may result in over scheduling or the potential that all free spots have ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2016, 8:36 AM by Shana Musler
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Community Events

  • Keep up with the happenings in Sunset Park By: Rachel Carmean Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn, LLC917.742.3087 July 2015, Vol. 1, Issue 11I Remember New York, Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Two Neighborhood Walking Tours   Join historian ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2015, 6:27 AM by Konstantin Manevich
  • SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK         SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK    Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), inpartnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today hasannounced ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 11:33 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Community Education Council District 20 - Annual Meeting
    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 10:03 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • NYC SUMMER STEM 2015 FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 & 10 Seats Still Available in Summer STEM ProgramView this email in your browserNYC SUMMER STEM 2015 FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 & 10NYC Summer STEM is a new citywide ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 11:34 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Free Summer Meals for Kids We are excited to share with you news about our annual Summer Meals program for all New York City children. The Summer Meals program is crucial to ensuring that New ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2015, 10:48 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
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