CONGRATULATIONS to all of our accepted families!
We are looking forward to meeting you on May 9th at our orientation.
Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Su Rolnick by email - SRolnick@schools.nyc.gov or phone - 718-370-6850 to confirm your attendance.
Junior Ambassador Blog
Read our blog @ http://maelsunambassadors.wixsite.com/unjuniorambassadors
Our blog is about the refugee crisis and how politics and social events affect their lives, collectively. We explore the social and political struggles faced by refugees due to their "undocumented" status in the country in which they reside. Living in New York City, we have a unique opportunity to explore this struggle deeply and meet members of the community who have or currently are struggling with their immigration status. We seek to get to know these people, learn their stories, and find authentic solutions to their struggles.
MAELS goes to the United Nations
On Wednesday, April 19, twelve MAELS students went on a guided tour of the United Nations, as part of their work as NYC Junior Ambassadors. During this guided tour, students walked the hallways of the United Nations, viewed the many gifts the UN has received from countries all around the world, visited the UN Security Council, and also visited the UN General Assembly. It was in the General Assembly where students had the unique chance to stand at the podium, where influential world leaders have stood. Additionally, students met an Ambassador, who spoke to them about her work to clean the oceans, as well as the importance of advocating against injustice. During their meeting with the Ambassador, students also met the Commissioner for the Mayor's Office for International Affairs, Penny Abeywardena, who also spoke to the students about their work as Junior Ambassadors. Students left the United Nations having learned valuable information about the efforts of the UN, their role in the world as Junior Ambassadors, and the memories of a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the United Nations.
MAELS goes to the UN
8th Grade High School Information
Message from Our DCC
MAELS Peer Mediation Program
We are proud to announce the start of our Peer Mediation program! Select eighth grade MAELS students have gone through an extensive application and interview process to become certified MAELS peer mediators. This rigorous training includes listening skills, de-escalation techniques, dealing with emotions in conflicts and understating conflict amongst other training techniques. The purpose of peer mediation is to provide an opportunity for students to discuss a conflict with peer mediators guiding the conversation between the two parties, in an effort to resolve the matter together. All peer mediation sessions are voluntary and both parties must agree to meet with the mediators, students are also guaranteed confidentiality with the peer mediators. It is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the skills to resolve some of their conflicts.
Student Field Trip Contract
If you have not done so already, please be sure to review the Student Field Trip Contract with your child. It is to be signed and submitted to the main office as soon as possible. Students will not be permitted to attend any trips without this form signed.
As you know we are a uniform school and students are required to wear the MAELS collared polo shirt Monday through Thursday. They are permitted to wear their MAELS sweatshirt over the collared polo on those days as well. Name brand sweatshirts are not permitted to be worn during the school day. On Friday’s only, students are permitted to wear any MAELS related apparel, such as a crew t-shirt/sweatshirt, an afterschool t-shirt/sweatshirt, a school club t-shirt/sweatshirt, etc. Any student not in the appropriate attire will be expected to call home for a change of uniform. We appreciate your help and support in ensuring that our uniform policy is maintained.
As the testing season comes upon us, we want to remind all of our students and families to stay calm! State tests are just one of the ways students are assessed, but they are not the sole assessment of student ability. We are confident in our 7th graders’ effort, growth, and ability to learn. The state test will compile data showing your child’s growth, but it doesn’t always show the whole picture. Make sure your conversations around the test at home are realistic, calm, and positive. Our main goal is to create the least stressful environment for our students.
Feel free to email our Director of Culture & Character Mr. Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments or concerns.
Monday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Tuesday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Wednesday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Thursday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Friday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Attention Parents: Uniform purchasing is now done online!
Please visit: http://hnoutfitters.com/store/marsh/
Your login is: MA24212
Bottoms for 6th and 7th graders should be navy uniform pants - no jeans or leggings. 8th graders continue with khaki pants.
We recommend old navy uniform pants.