Community Service Opportunity 

In partnership with Council Member Keith Powers, Wagner students can volunteer to clean up John Jay Park on Friday November 18.  The group will leave from Wagner at 3:30 to walk to the park.  Students can sign-up to participate in the ARISTA google classroom (join code:  knbgrfw).  A signed permission slip is required to attend.  Permission slips are available in the Main Office.     Participating students will receive 1.5 hours of community service credit.


JumpRope Check

As this first quarter comes to an end, we ask that you check your student’s JumpRope account to view any missing assignments.  All work for Quarter 1 must be submitted by Friday, November 18th.  1st Quarter report cards will be distributed the first week of December. 


To Report an Absence

If your child is absent, please email your their advisory teacher and their guidance counselor.  Once your student returns to school, have them bring a note into the main office stating the reason for the absence.  The guidance counselors’ emails are as follows:

6th Grade - Ms. Block - ABlock6@schools.nyc.gov

7th Grade - Ms. Onwudiwe - DOnwudiwe@schools.nyc.gov

8th Grade - Ms. Ibishaj - YIbishaj@schools.nyc.gov


Volunteer Opportunity

Finally, after a 2 year hiatus, Wagner Middle School will be re-opening its doors to 5th Grade Families for middle school tours.  This is a time to show prospective students and parents/guardians how great our school really is.  We are asking for a few volunteers for each tour to assist with monitoring the halls as well as answering any questions that may be asked along the way.  If interested, please see the attached sign up link or email Kristen Oberlander at kmueller10@schools.nyc.gov.




Family Income Inquiry Form

All families, regardless of income, are asked to complete the 2022-2023 Family Income Inquiry Form (formally known as the School Meals Form) so that Wagner can receive additional funding.  In addition, several public high schools use this information to give priority to students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch.  You do not need to give income information if you are certain you do not qualify, however, the NYC DOE asks families to still submit the form.


Completing the form is easy and you can submit only one form for all children per household - Pre-K through high school.  If you do not wish to fill out your form online, you can fill out the hard copy that was backpacked home.  Please return it to Kristen Oberlander.


Again, filling out the Family Income Inquiry Form is very important to Wagner as funding is at stake.  We appreciate your cooperation and support!


Please see the attached form to Complete the Family Income Inquiry Form online.


Parents’ Association Announcements

General PA Meeting

Please join the Wagner PA for our next General Meeting, to be held on Zoom on Friday, November 18th at 9am.  Assistant Principal Lisa Stefanick and the Deans will present "Respect for All: Parents as Partners."  Register with the link below and see flyer for details. 


Parents’ Night

Please join the Wagner PA for a night out with parents and guardians from all grades on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm at the East Wing at the Stumble Inn.  We will be providing light appetizers in the private room.  Please enter at 306 East 76th Street.  Come hang out with old friends and meet new ones!  Please see the attached flyer.


Thank you: Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered a pie from the Wagner PA Thanksgiving pie sale.  We are so happy to be able to donate pies to the NY Common Pantry and distribute pies to teachers.  Pies will be available for pickup at school on Monday, November 21st.  Please contact parent Nancy Frankenberg with any questions: wagnerpa.nancy@gmail.com.



Holiday Candy Fundraiser

We love pies for Thanksgiving, and we really love candy for the holidays!  The Wagner PA will be holding a holiday candy sale very soon - stay tuned for details!


Family Appeal 

The Wagner PA raises money each year to support our school in providing the best academic and social-emotional education possible.  We will be launching our biggest fundraiser of the year - our Family Appeal - where we hope to have 100% of all families participate in giving.  We suggest a donation of $800, but any amount you can donate is helpful and appreciated.  Please look for more information to follow soon.  

In the meantime, if you would like to donate now, please click here: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1421942


Upcoming Dates


  • Parents’ Night Out - November 15th at 6:00pm

  • General PA Meeting - November 18th at 9:00am

  • Thanksgiving Recess - November 24th & 25th - schools are closed 

  • Family Advisory Night (via Zoom) - December 1st at 6:00pm

  • Winter Concert - December 7th at 6:30pm

  • Winter Recess - December 26th-January 2nd - schools are closed


Reminders From Previous Newsletters


Reporting a Positive Covid Case

All positive Covid cases should be reported by email to Ms. Kristen Oberlander at KMueller10@schools.nyc.gov.  Please include the following details:


  1. Student’s name

  2. Student’s class number

  3. Student’s last day in school

  4. The date of your student’s Covid test

  5. Type of test taken - rapid or PCR


If you have any questions, email Ms. Oberlander.


JumpRope - Digital Gradebook

Student accounts are now up and running on JumpRope, our digital gradebook. Follow the steps to access your students’ academic progress through JumpRope: 

  1. Visit JumpRope: https://api.jumpro.pe/login  

  2. Click "Sign in with Google"  

  3. Enter your students’ @nyctstudents.net email address

  4. Sign in on the DOE landing page with your students’ username and password

  5. That’s it – you are now signed in   


To access grades, click “Current Grades” on the left-hand side of the screen. If you receive the message: “No mastery data available. Please check again later, or contact the school with questions”, the teacher has not entered grades yet.

If you are unable to login to JumpRope, try using a different browser. JumpRope works best on Google Chrome. You may have to update your browser to the most recent version for JumpRope to work. If you need help accessing JumpRope, email:

Grade 6: Ms. Elias: jelias2@schools.nyc.gov 

Grade 7 & 8: Mr. Kim: ckim5@schools.nyc.gov  


Gentle Reminders

Please do not drop off items for your child during the school day. We will not accept homework, lunches, gym clothes, etc. We do not want to disrupt class learning, and we want middle school students to be responsible for having everything they need for school.


School hours are 8:40am - 3:00pm.  Students may not leave school by themselves before the end of the school day. If they need to leave early, they must be checked out by an adult on their Emergency Blue Card.

Children MAY NOT be checked out of school during their lunch period.


Outstanding Teacher Nominations 

The prestigious FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence is accepting nominations for its awards program which recognizes and celebrates extraordinary public school teachers in NYC.  One teacher from each borough will win a $25,000 cash prize plus an additional $10,000 for their school. In total, over $300,000 will be awarded.  Students, parents of students, colleagues and school administrators are encouraged to nominate teachers here: https://flagaward.org/nominate-your-teacher

To learn more about the FLAG Award and the FLAG Foundation for Excellence in Education, visit: https://flagaward.org

Nominations are due by December 2, 2022. Awards will be announced in June 2023

Office Hours 

As a reminder, teachers are available during lunch periods for additional support.  Students must sign up with their teachers and receive a pass to attend.  A complete schedule of Office Hours can be found below.


Wagner Office Hours Schedule








6th Grade

4th Period Lunch


Ms. Firestone - Rm. 219

Mr. Krueger - Rm. 217

Ms. Lee - Rm. 122

Ms. Smith - Rm. 120


Ms. Caulfield - Rm. 205

Ms. Elias - Rm. 106

Ms. R. Gomez - Rm. B7E

Ms. R. Horowitz - Rm. 217

Ms. McArdle - Rm. 104

Ms. Schwalb - Rm. 206


Mr. Hernandez - Rm 202

Ms. Orozco - Rm. 203

Ms. Ventimiglia - Rm. 206


Ms. Levine - Rm. 111

Ms. Matsumoto - Rm 221

Ms. Serritella - Rm. 205


Mr. Danishefsky - Rm. 208

Mr. DiSarno - Rm. 102

Ms. Schnapper - Rm. 109

7th Grade

5th Period Lunch


Ms. M. Gomez - Rm. 408

Ms. Hammad - Rm. 407

Ms. Policicchio - Rm. 406

Ms. Schultz - Rm. 411


Mr. Colantti - Rm. 420

Mr. Conlin - Rm. 421

Mr. Masterson - Rm. 426


Ms. Biello - Rm. 420

Ms. Carrine - Rm. 432

Ms. Hinnant - Rm. 406

Ms. Kirven - Rm. B41

Mr. Leviness - Rm. 428

Ms. Macrides - Rm. B4

Ms. Phillips - Rm. 403

Ms. Pray - Rm. 424

Ms. Riot - Rm. 428


Ms. Caen - Rm. 402

Ms. Lonberg - Rm. 404

Ms. Weinstein - Rm. 403


Ms. Davids - Rm. 429

Ms. Douglas - Rm. 424

Mr. Goldstein - Rm. 417

Mr. Kim - Rm. 419

8th Grade

6th Period Lunch


Ms. Chey - Rm. 429

Ms. Dyer - Rm. B21

Ms. Eisenberg - Rm. 334

Mr. Henn - Rm. 434

Ms. Labbe - Rm. 322

Ms. Larson - Rm. 211

Ms. Lavelle - Rm. 330

Ms. Nevins - Rm. 303W

Ms. Salogub - Rm. 432


Mr. Antenucci - Rm. 317

Ms. A. Horowitz - Rm. 329

Mr. Winterfield - Rm. 402


Mr. Dionisio - Rm. 334

Mr. Mendiolaza - Rm. 331

Ms. Naughton - Rm. 428


Ms. Hage - Rm. 332

Ms. Lewis - Rm. 322

Mr. Pavlou - Rm. 311


Mr. Cherkasky - Rm. 433

Ms. Desai - Rm. 330

Ms. Kreitman - Rm. 431

Ms. Troy - Rm. 333


Class Picture and Photo Retake Day

Mark your calendars: Friday, November 18 is Class Picture Day!  All classes will be scheduled to go to the auditorium with their Advisory Class for a group photo on this day.  Any student who would like a retake of their individual picture may do so at this time as well.

Questions about Picture Day?  Please reach out to Ms. Deane at jdeane@mail.wagner167.org.