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 - Dr. Melucci, Ed.D
Guidance Counselor - Ms. Gonzalez
SIT - Ms. Parker
7th Grade

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

Assistant Principal - Ms. Diaz 
Guidance Counselor Ms. Blasi
SIT -Ms. Broker

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

Welcome To A New School Year at Pershing!

6th grade students report to the building's entrance on 48th street.
7th and 8th grade students report to the school yard.

Parent Teacher Conference 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Afternoon Session 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Evening Session 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Open House for 5th Grade Parents!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

On Saturday, June 18th, twenty students from IS 220 went to the Center for Architecture in Manhattan to present their building designs to a panel of architects and architecture students.  This year’s students created designs for a Parks Department.  The final teams were selected to bring their work to the Center where they took turns presenting their models and their sales talk.  The panelists were impressed by the level of work by our students.  Students were given certificates from the center to acknowledge their commitment to this demanding project.  Thanks to Ms. Valdinoto and Mr. Mosher for taking the time to make this program possible for our students.

District 20 Art

 8th Graders Celebrate Prom!

Prom 2016

6th Grade ELA Celebration!

The 6th grade is enjoying reading The Lightening Thief and they were treated to a theatrical performance at Pershing!

Lightening 2016

Arts Festival


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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  • Register now for citizenship or English classes Register now for citizenship or English classesDo you know someone who needs help preparing for the US Citizenship test or wants to learn English?.  We can help.  Our classes start next week.  It's not too late to register.   Learn English with confidence in small groups Convenient class schedule (evenings, weekends, mornings)Native English instructorsGet ready to take the citizenship testFall 2016 scheduleCitizenship classTuesday, Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm  (starting October 18)English Class Beginner or intermediate/adv -  9:30am-11:30am (starts Oct. 24)Beginner or intermediate.adv - Tues, Wed, 6:30pm-8:30pm   (starts Oct. 18)Advanced - Saturday 1pm-4pm (starts Oct. 15)Registration:Chinese Progressive Association office, 230 Grand Street (between Bowery ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 7:59 AM by Shana Musler
  • October Calendar October 3, Monday - Rosh Hashanah - School Closed October 4, Tuesday- Rosh Hashanah - School Closed October 6, Thursday- Safety Town Hall Meeting @ 10:30 * Parents Welcome October 10, Monday- Columbus Day- School Closed October 11, Tuesday- 8th Grade Senior BBQ October 12, Wednesday- Yom Kippur- School Closed October 13, Thursday- 6th Grade Parent Association Meeting @9:00 a.m. Halloween BreakfastOctober 13, Thursday- School Leadership Team Meeting @ 2:25pm- 4:25 October 19, Wednesday- Perfect Attendance Recognition (Lunch for Students)   October 27, Thursday- ½ Day, Early Dismissal - 11:20 a.m. October 27, Thursday - Parent Teacher Conference Afternoon & Evening 12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.  & 4: 00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. October 28, Friday- 8th Grade ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 8:09 AM by Shana Musler
  • Supplies Required for September 2016-2017 School Year Please see the supplies required for each subject below:
    Posted Jun 24, 2016, 5:56 AM by Laura Melucci
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    Posted Jun 2, 2016, 12:30 PM by Shana Musler
  • School Spirit Event Brooklyn Cyclones Base-Ball Club MCU Park 1904 Surf Ave Friday June 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm 
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 7:45 AM by Shana Musler
  • 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
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Community Events

  • Town Hall Event with the Chancellor
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 7:04 AM by Shana Musler
  • Family Fall Harvest Festival
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 12:22 PM by Shana Musler
  • Hearing On Bullying
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 8:22 AM by Shana Musler
  • NYC'S Administrative Law Court
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 8:20 AM by Shana Musler
  • Parent Tool Kit Information
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 8:17 AM by Shana Musler
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