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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, Ed.D
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

Due to inclement weather, 7th Grade Trip scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th has been postponed, the new date is Tuesday, February 3rd.

Friday, January 30th

IS 220 Science Fair January 2015

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"Lost & Found" is located in room 211

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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 February 2015 Newsletter/Calendar February 3, Tuesday - 7th Grade Trip February 4, Wednesday - Parent Sewing Group 9 am -11 am February 4, Wednesday – School Leadership Team Meeting  s 2:30 pm February 5, Thursday  – Parent Immigration Workshop s 9 am February 6, Friday - 8th Grade Spirit Day - Sport Jersey Day February 9, Monday – Respect For All Week February 9, Monday - 8th Grade Graduation and Class Photos February 10, Tuesday - Quest for Respect -presented by Camfel Productions February 11, Wednesday - Parent Sewing Group 9 am -11 am February 11, Wednesday – School Leadership Team Meeting  s 2:30 pm   February 11, Wednesday –  D20 Community Education Council Meeting                                           7 pm  s www.CEC20.org February 12, Thursday – Safety ...
    Posted by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Children's Choral & Arts Festival of PEACE I.S. 220 7th Grade Chorus will be performing at the event.
    Posted Jan 29, 2015, 7:32 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Volunteers needed for IS 220 Sewing Club Dear Parents, IS 220 Broadway Jr. Students are working very hard, rehearsing and preparing the set for their newest show “Hairspray”. In order to have a successful performance they need our help with creating costumes for them. I am looking for parent volunteers that know or would like to learn to how sew. The parent sewing group will be meeting Wednesday mornings from 9 am to 11 am starting on February 4th in room 211. If Wednesday afternoon is more convenient for you I could make arrangements for an additional class.  For the costumes we will be using skirt and dress patterns as well as sewing machines. First we will learn how to read and copy patterns on to ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 10:57 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Published Poets of I.S. 220 In the fall of 2014, students at John J. Pershing were given an opportunity to enter the Creative Communications Poetic Power poetry contest.  Assistant Principal, Dr. Melucci brought this contest to the school’s attention.  In her years as a former middle school ELA teacher, Dr. Melucci had her own students enter this contest and become published poets.    In the fall of 2014, Pershing students submitted an original poem for a chance at publication and cash prizes.  In the winter of 2015, Mrs. Jennifer Mariano’s  ELA students Tina Dinh and Tony Weng were notified of their acceptance for publication!  These two 7th grade students are now published poets!  
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 8:37 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Progress Reports Progress Reports will be distributed to students during PM Homeroom on Friday, January 16, 2015
    Posted Jan 16, 2015, 10:56 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • SELMA On Friday January 9th an email was sent out to teachers regarding an opportunity for middle and high school students to go to their local movie theaters to view the movie SELMA, for FREE. With only one week of free viewing allotted, 7th grade teachers quickly took advantage of this opportunity and were able to secure 100 free tickets. On January 13th 90 students went to the Bay Ridge Alpine Theater to see the movie SELMA in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. day.   We are truly grateful for this opportunity.  Students were moved, reminded, inspired, and became knowledgeable of the events that took place at this turning point in history.
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 8:38 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • New Books arrive at Pershing This past October Pershing had its most successful book fair to date with almost $7000.00 in gross sales.  From this, the school was granted over $4000.00 dollars in “Scholastic money” to spend on new books. With the money, the school was able to purchase over 400 new books!  As English teachers announced the new arrivals, students eagerly clamored for new titles like The Fault in Our Stars, Wonder, and Smile. Many classrooms even have waiting lists of students yearning for the latest books! This unprecedented enthusiasm towards literacy and reading is part of a larger culture of learning Pershing teachers instill in their students every day. The new books are just the icing on the cake. Pershing students ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2015, 8:33 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Thank You Letter - 2014 Toy Drive
    Posted Jan 14, 2015, 6:20 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • PA Meeting and Workshop "Child Abuse" 1/15/15 Parent Association Meeting&****PARENT WORKSHOP****“Child Abuse” Thursday, January 15, 20159:00 amReunión de Asociación de Padres Y****Taller para los Padres****“Información sobre abuso de niños Jueves, 15 de enero, de 20159:00 am 家長連誼會 ****家長講座****儿童虐待個案  (星期四) 1月 15日 2015年上午 9:00
    Posted Jan 6, 2015, 8:53 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • IS 220 January 2014 Newsletter/Calendar School Food Service January breakfast menuSchool Food Service January Lunch menuJanuary 1, Thursday –ÿþ HAPPY NEW YEAR! ÿþ                            School Closed - Escuela cerrada  學校關閉                             students return to school on Monday, January 5th  January 7, Wednesday – School Leadership Team Meeting • 2:30 pmJanuary 8, Thursday – Safety Meeting, 8:10 am, parents welcomeJanuary 9, Friday - 8th Grade School Spirit Day - Cartoon CharacterJanuary 14, Wednesday – D20 Community Education Council                              Meeting 7 pm • PS/IS 163 •109 Bay 14th Street, BrooklynJanuary 15, Thursday - Parent Association Meeting & Workshop 9 am                                     家長講座    el taller para los padres                             January 19, Monday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – School Closed                                 Escuela cerrada  學校關閉January 21, Wednesday ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2014, 8:10 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
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Community Events

  • 2015 Education Council Elections Information Session - Feb. 2nd 2015 Education Council Elections Information Session - Feb. 2nd Division of Family and Community Engagement Monday, February 2, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) New York, NY ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2015, 4:00 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • District 20 Community Education Council Meeting Laurie Windsor         President                                                                              Council Members:Mark Bramante         First Vice President                                                             Robert HudockEileen McKenna        Second Vice President                                                           Amany ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2015, 7:47 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Sunset Park News by Rachel Carmean of Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn, LLC Keep up with the happenings in Sunset Park.  View this email in your browser By: Rachel Carmean Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn, LLC917.742.3087  February 2015, Vol. 1, Issue ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2015, 6:25 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Citywide Council on English Language Learners Monthly Meeting Citywide Council on English Language LearnersMonthly MeetingPLEASE NOTE!Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s presentation has beenrescheduled to a later date.However, Milady Baez, Senior Executive Directorof the ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 10:53 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
  • Education Council Elections Information session- CANCELLED Due to the severe winter storm forecast to arrive later today, this evening's 2015 Education Council Elections information session at Tweed has been CANCELLED. The event has been rescheduled ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 11:56 AM by Sylwia Jasinski
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