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Virtual Staff Meeting

Virtual Staff Meeting

Instructional Leadership Team Meeting

Instructional Lead Team Meeting

College Trip

7th grade visits Culinary Institute of America

College Trip

7th grade visits Yale University

College Trip
College Trip
Zuzu Acrobats
Celebrating Black History Month with Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Ms. Paez and Mr. Reyes

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday!

Mr. McCumber in his Guitar Lab

Guitar class begins with rhythm patterns warm up

Mr. McCumber in his Guitar Lab

Mr. McCumber!!!

TKAM on Broadway
TKAM

M.S. 129  eight graders have arrived... special event "To Kill a Mockingbird" 

TKAM

TKAM ticket distribution

TKAM

Interviewed by the news!

TKAM

Ed Harris starring as Atticus Finch

TKAM

18,000 NYC school students invited for this free performance!

TKAM

TKAM view from the luxury suites :)

TKAM

Complimentary popcorn and water after the show! 

M.S. 129
Mr. Reyes

February 14th

Valentine's Day & Mr. Reyes' Birthday!

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Breakfast

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Breakfast

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Breakfast

No One Eats Alone

Respect for All Week

Ms. Peters and Ms. Rosario
No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Alone

Heart of the Bronx Day

District 12 Heart of the Bronx Day

District 12

Community School District 12- We are the heart of the Bronx!

Guitar Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble

M.S. 129 Guitar Ensemble <3

M.S. 129 Day- 1/29

... and we have a winner!  January 29th is M.S. 129 Day 1/29

Math Team Meeting

Math Team Meeting

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Parents

Parent Involvement + School Involvement = Student Success

Parents

Principal Reyes welcomes parents at DTYCS

Science with Mr. Burgos
M.S. 129 VS THE WORLD

M.S. 129 versus THE WORLD

Math with Mr. Mathison
Art with Ms. Gallombardo
College Access for All

College Access for All

College Access for All

"I'm on my way to college!"

College Access for All

College Awareness Day

801 Social Studies
Expeditionary Learning Gallery Walk
EL Gallery Walk
ELA with Ms. Cassidy
Band with Mr. McCumber
Gerry Brown visits
Music legend Gerry Brown visits our music lab!
M.S. 129 ROCKS

SCHOOL IS REMOTELY IN SESSION! Students must log into their Google Classrooms every day.

A/B Classes will follow their in-person schedule remotely from September 21st through September 30th and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The school building will open for in-person blended learning beginning with Group B on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Group A comes to school for in-person instruction on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will receive remote instruction at home on Thursdays and Fridays.

Group B comes to school for in-person instruction on Thursdays and Fridays and will receive remote instruction at home on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Group A and B will alternate coming to school on Mondays for in-person instruction.

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Remote Learning for all students through September 30, 2020.  In-Person Blended Learning begins Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Message from the Chancellor

August 17, 2020
 
Dear Families,
 
In good times and in challenging times, I know that you want the best for your children. You want them to be safe, healthy, and happy. And you want them to always be learning, growing, and getting ready to take on the world. Our schools play such an important role in that, especially now, when the children of our city have been through so much.
 
For us, health and safety always lead the way. Our vision for the fall is a safe, strong, and supportive learning environment and an excellent education for every one of our students. Schools will be in session and students will be learning five days per week—no matter where they are.
 
We know a lot more now about how the learning experience is going to work. In this week’s Reopening Update for Families, you will find:
 
·       The latest health and safety information, including on ventilation, school nurses, and testing and tracing in schools
·       How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community
·       How families can change their children’s learning preference to/from fully remote learning
·       What happens if students attend school in-person on a day they are not scheduled to attend
·       Supports for students with Individualized Education Programs
·       Supports for students in temporary housing and foster care
 
We know that planning for the new school year isn’t easy—for you, for our educators, for school staff, and for our communities. But I believe that by working together we can start the school year strong. I want to acknowledge the tireless work of your principals and school leaders, who have been hustling all summer to be ready for the first day of school.
 
I also want to thank you. Your partnership has made it possible for us to consider and plan for both in-person and remote learning. Your continued investment and engagement in your school communities is a vital part of ensuring our students’ success not just during this upcoming school year but for years to come. We are privileged to serve you and your children, the young people who not long from now will be the ones leading our city.
 
If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact your principal. You can find principal contact information by searching for your child’s school on Find a School: schoolsearch.schools.nyc. Principal information is on each school’s web page at schools.nyc.gov, in the “School Contacts and Information” section. And as always, all information regarding back to school can be found at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
New York City Department of Education
 
 

Principal's Message

 
 
 
June 26 2020
 
To the beautiful scholars and families of the MS 129 community,

Today marks the final day of the 2019-2020 academic school year, and what an eventful and historical  school year it has been. i want to begin by saying thank you to all the students and their families for resilience that you have all shown during this year of transition, and adaptation. As a first year principal I couldn't be more grateful for the support and love that I received in my first official year leading one of the most promising schools in the city. Although we still face uncertainty in what the future holds for us as a school community, I am assured that in partnership with our scholars and their families we will always achieve excellence and success. 

You all have played such a major role in creating a wonderful school, there is no community like ours. 

Please have a great summer and enjoy your well deserved time off.

Remember, MS 129 -vs- The World
 
 
In unity,
 
Jason Reyes
Principal
 
MECHANISM
Poem by Ms. Zen, Para-Educator
 
We shine our light in the darkness
Giving the children direction to see
Viewing their struggles and accomplishments
Opening doors in their minds with the master key.
We empower them with knowledge
Preparing them for the world
As they stand on our shoulders
Every gem every pearl.
Jewels they are
We polish their brain
Unlocking windows of neurons
Sparking electric impulses again and again.
We are the backbone trombone
Fresh water from the spring
We are their smile the rhythm child
That gives them a voice to sing.
We are tick on the clock
The bang and the boom
The surgeons on their intellect
When they step into our room.
We are the emotional support
Drying tears when they cry
The nudge and hand holders
We teach them how to fly.
We give them the ladder
To reach our expectations
Giving them our love and support
With a push of determination.
And make no mistake
That from grade 6 through 8
They will be equipped
For the challenges they may face.
From the hood to Hollywood
We are the stars that make them shine
We are the towers we are strong
We are 129.
 
 
 
 
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