Annual Fall Food Festival

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General Information

On Wednesday, November 27th, the SISTA, SMART and Medical Houses will host their annual Fall Food Festivals. At this event, all students and teachers from each House will be able to enjoy home-cooked meals representing the various cultures and tastes of our House members. Parents/guardians are encouraged to prepare a favorite dish large enough to feed a hungry group of students and teachers. Parents/guardians are invited to join us and enjoy the festivities as well. An “eating-time schedule” will be created shortly.

Below are the recommended essentials that are needed to make this event a success. Please select one or two items from the grade list below. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jordan at 718.788.4482, ext. 148.

Breakdown by Grade

6th grade students THE MEATS! chicken (fried, on the bone, off the bone, shredded, jerk, spicy, all kinds!), beef/steak, turkey, cooked ham, roast pork, spaghetti, lasagna, baked ziti, ravioli, meatballs, seafood, meatloaf, or any other family/cultural specialty, OR a $10 cash donation to Ms. Jordan (used to order food).

7th grade students THE SIDES! food sides… such as macaroni and cheese, potato salad, rice, rice and MORE RICE, pasta, corn, peas, stuffing, beef patties, buffalo wings, mashed potatoes and gravy, empanadas, platanos, dumplings, salad, Italian bread, or any other family/cultural specialty OR a $10 cash donation to Ms. Jordan (used to order food).

8th grade students – THE NECESSITIES! paper plates, sodas, bottled waters, drinks, juice, plastic cups, plastic forks, plastic knives, plastic spoons, aluminum foil, desserts (that can be easily divided), more desserts, cookies, chips, cakes, more cakes, napkins, or any other family/cultural dessert specialty OR a $10 cash donation to Ms. Jordan (used to order food).

Thank you and we hope to see you on November 27th!

M.S. 88 Spirit Week

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Monday, October 28th

Twin Day!  Dress up in a matching outfit with a friend!

Tuesday, October 29th

Dress to Impress!  Dress up in your formal wear for a fancy Tuesday!

Wednesday, October 30th

Jersey Day!  Dress up in your favorite sports jersey!

Thursday, October 31st

Halloween!  Dress up in your Halloween costume!  (Remember: NO masks & NO weapons)

Friday, November 1st

M.S. 88 School Colors!  Dress up wearing our school colors, BLUE and YELLOW!

Be sure to see Ms. Chiemezie in room 132 each day you participate to get your picture in the yearbook!

Halloween Dance

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General Information

Middle School 88 will be having a Halloween Dance for students on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 2:45 – 5:30 PM in the gym.  Please make arrangements for student pick up at  5:30 PM.  LeAp students are welcome to attend.

Admission: $3

Pumpkin decorating: $3

Drinks/snacks: $1 each

*Students will be allowed to bring their costumes in a bag and change right before the dance on Friday, October 25, 2019.*


  • School is open and attendance will be taken at  the usual time by the first period teacher.
  • Students must bring all books, etc., and be prepared to do regular school work.
  • Feel free to come to school in costume on the day of Halloween (Thursday, October 31, 2019) as long as it is school appropriate.  (NO MASKS OR WEAPONS)
  • Check your candy before you eat it.
  • Enjoy the day and the spirit of Halloween.


  • Do NOT bring eggs, shaving cream, silly string, or any item to the school that is inappropriate at any time of the school year.
  • Do NOT bring realistic looking “toy weapons” even if it is part of your costume (guns, knives, swords, etc.).
  • Do NOT wander the halls for any reason without a teacher-issued pass.
  • Do NOT wear any face masks in school during the day at all.
  • Do NOT visit other schools after your school day.
  • Do NOT loiter outside of the building after the school day has ended.

Please be respectful of others when picking a costume, and let’s keep the day fun and positive!

Enjoy Halloween by making it a safe and enjoyable day.


Ailene Altman Mitchell, Principal