Free 4-Week Summer Arts Camp

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Sponsored by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Free Summer Arts Camp

Theater, Dance/Fitness, Visual Arts, Photography, Music, Storytelling, Recreational & Educational Trips

*Activities subject to change

When:
Monday, July 7th 2014 – Thursday July 31, 2014
Monday-Thursday 9AM-4PM (4 Weeks Only)

Where:
P.S. 329 The Surfside School
2929 West 30th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224

FOR NYC-DOE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

• Only NYC-DOE enrolled 6th, 7th, & 8th graders Eligible

• Priority Given to I.S.239 -Mark Twain Students

• Free Lunches Provided by NYC DOE

Space is limited-To Enroll Your Child, Call or E-mail:

212.575.7676 ext.203 or bgilligan@hainyc.org

Brittany Gilligan, Program Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for an enrollment form.

 

 

Community Forum – Parent Advocacy

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The Center for Law and Social Justice and the MEC Pipeline Present:

The Parent Advocacy Workshop Series

Thursday, May 29th 6pm – 8 pm
Special Education — “What Every Parent Needs to Know”
Tuesday, June 10th 6pm – 8pm
“The Common Core and Your Child’s Academic Success”
Thursday, June 12th 6pm – 8pm
“Parents and the Community: Partners for School Success”

All Workshops will be held at
1534 Bedford Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Light refreshments will be served at each workshop.
RSVP: CLSJ 718-804-8893 OR Dale @ 718-804-8263

Pre-K: Family Info Sessions Next Week AND Deadline Extended to Apply to Provide Pre-K

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FAMILY INFORMATION SESSIONS ON APPLYING TO PRE-K AT COMMUNITY BASED EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS
Attached find flyers for information sessions being offered March 20-22 in each borough to inform families about how to find and apply for pre-K in Community Based Early Childhood Centers.
  • Tuesday, May 20, 5:00 pm-7:00pm, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Auditorium, 10 Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Tuesday, May 20, 5:00 pm-7:00pm, Queens, Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432
  • Wednesday, May 21, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Staten Island, St. George’s Library, 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Thursday, May 22, 5:00-pm-7:00pm, Bronx, Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
  • Thursday, May 22, 6:00-pm-8:00pm, Manhattan, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
SOLICITATION FOR COMMUNITY BASED EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS TO APPLY TO PROVIDE PRE-K EXTENDED TO MONDAY
The Department of Education has extended the deadline by which Community-Based Early Childhood Centers (CBECCs) must submit an application to provide full-day Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) in September, 2014.
 
Applications are due via email to the appropriate field office by:  
5 p.m. Monday, May 19th.
 

Eligible organizations such as daycare centers, private schools, preschools and group family daycare providers with a DOHMH permit and others including libraries and museums may apply to provide UPK instruction daily, Monday through Friday, for 6 hours and 20 minutes per day, for 180 days between September 4, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The DOE will carefully screen all applicants to ensure safe, secure, high-quality options for parents.

Please visit:  http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/EarlyChildhood/default to download an application and obtain information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Feed The Kids!

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Beginning Saturday, May 17th through Sunday, June 15Stork will proudly support the 2014 City Harvest Feed the Kids Initiative!

Every year, hundreds of New York City schools, organizations, companies, and Fire/Police Departments come together to collect non-perishable food donations for children in need. Drop off your donation at Stork, and receive 10% off any non-sale item. *(excluding Stokke and Micro Kickboard). The below items are suggested, however any donation is appreciated!

  • Fruit & Vegetables (canned)
  • Peanut Butter (plastic jars)
  • Mac & Cheese (packaged)
  • Hot/Cold Cereal (packaged)

District 17 College Conference

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Community School District 17 Resource & College Conference

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10am to 2pm.

Where: Middle School 61, 400 Empire Boulevard

Join us as we help you jumpstart your child’s future!

Workshops and Panel Discussions on:

  • Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School and High School to College
  • College and Career Planning
  • Parents’ Guide to Understanding the Process
  • Resources and Services: Scholastic, Inc., Financial Planners, College and Career Advisors, and many more.

Register TODAY Online OR call District 17 Main Office at 718-221-4372.

Find the college that is the right fit for your child. Workshops are geared to ALL grade levels, Pre-K-12.

Everyone Is Welcome!

Press Release: Mayor de Blasio Outlines Major School Reforms

TRANSFORMING PUBLIC EDUCATION: MAYOR DE BLASIO OUTLINES MAJOR SCHOOL REFORMS IN EXECUTIVE BUDGET AND TEACHERS’ CONTRACT

More parent-teacher time each week, $4.4 billion to ease school overcrowding, pre-K for over 50,000 children, after-school for 100,000 more middle schoolers

NEW YORK—Visiting parents and students at P.S. 69 in Queens today, Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined major reforms coming to city schools. The sweeping changes were put forward by the administration in the executive budget and its contract with the United Federation of Teachers, and will fundamentally improve the education of hundreds of thousands of students.

The reforms address some of the most vital needs in our schools, from devoting 40 minutes each week to dedicated parent-teacher interaction, to $4.4 billion in capital funds to ease overcrowding, to fulfilling the Mayor’s pledge to dramatically expand pre-K and after-school programs.

Mayor de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and City Council Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm emphasized these fundamental changes would improve public education across the whole school system.

“These aren’t pilot programs that help a lucky few; they are foundational changes that will lift up schools in every neighborhood,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The strategic investments we are making recognize parents as true stakeholders, empower our educators and help students succeed.”

“We are making unprecedented investments in our children through an historic expansion of universal pre-K, and ensuring that from early education through high school, our focus is on preparing students for the future. The teachers’ contract and the reforms embedded in the Mayor’s executive budget reflect tremendous progress to restore dignity, opportunity and empower our city’s parents, schoolchildren, teachers and principals,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

“By instituting these reforms, Mayor de Blasio has demonstrated his commitment to ensuring that all of the students in our city’s public school system receive a high-quality education,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “I commend the Mayor, Chancellor Fariña, and the United Federation of Teachers for working together to implement reforms that are in the best interest of our kids.”

“I’m glad to see the administration making the necessary investments to help every New York City student reach their full potential,” said Congressman Joe Crowley. “Smaller classroom sizes, increased parental involvement, and a well-rounded education that embraces the arts are the things that will put our children on a path to success. We owe it to them to make the one opportunity they have at a great education the best it can be.”

“Mayor de Blasio has quickly brought important reform to our public schools,” said City Council Education Committee Chairperson Daniel Dromm. “Instituting universal pre-kindergarten, expanding middle school after-school programs, and dedicating $20 million to increase arts programs are all things that will help ensure that this generation of public school students will succeed. I am most pleased that educators and parents were included in the decision making process. As a former New York City public school teacher for 25 years, I can’t stress enough how important this is to guaranteeing the success of these reforms.”

The reforms discussed today include:

A Greater Voice for Parents: The UFT contract dedicates 40 minutes every Tuesday for teachers to reach out to parents by email, letter, telephone, or face-to-face meetings. The contract also doubles the number of evening parent-teacher conferences from two to four each school year.

Alleviating Overcrowding: This budget will start to address space conditions in the city’s schools, reducing overcrowding and the use of trailers as classrooms with $4.4 billion capital investment in new space, including class size reduction. In addition, the Department of Education will devote $480 million to remove temporary classroom units and rehabilitate the play yards where they had been located.

High-Quality, Universal, Full-Day Pre-K: The executive budget launches a major expansion of full-day universal pre-K to ensure that all 4-year-olds are set up for long-term success, including $300 million for 53,000 seats in FY 2015 and $340 million for 73,000 seats in FY 2016.

More Middle School After-School Programs: The executive budget includes an unprecedented investment of $145 million in FY 2015 to fund 34,000 new seats to serve nearly 100,000 middle school children.

More Arts Education: The executive budget also allocates $20 million in FY 2015 for arts education, which will be used to expand a range of art programs in schools across the city, improve art facilities, and increase partnerships with art institutions

Medgar Evers College Application Day

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Medgar Evers College is hosting a, ‘MEC APP Day’.  This day will give students the opportunity to tour the campus, speak with faculty and staff, and to answer any questions that they may have, alongside filling out a CUNY application that will enable us to directly admit them to Medgar Evers College.  In order for this day to run smoothly and successfully, the following documents listed below are required to accompany the student .
  1. $65 Money order (application fee)
  2. Proof of Graduation: graduating seniors may provide an official high school transcript.
  3. Proof of immunization (immunization card)
Please chose a date and time that works best for you:
Monday June 2nd
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
or
Tuesday June 3rd
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
or
Wednesday June 4th
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
or
Thursday June 5th
10:00am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Location:
1637 Bedford Avenue (Room S-101)
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225

It is requested that students confirm their attendance via email with their first and last name, phone number, and email address no later than Friday, May 23th, 2014.

Should you have any questions,  please contact Hamilton JB Raymond, Admissions Counselor, by email (Rhamilton@mec.cuny.edu) or by phone (718-270-6048).

One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus 2014 Spring Fundraising Concert

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Featuring celebrated artists from:
the Grammy winning band The Klezmatics & surprise guests

When:
Sunday, May 18th 3-5 PM

Where:
LAFAYETTE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (LAPC)
85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn (A, C, G train)

FREE gourmet snacks & refreshments
Meet & greet after party & bake sale

Suggested donation: $15 adults $5 kids

mwmmbrooklyn.com
elksunrise@aol.com

Youth Job/Internship/Volunteer Fair

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Brooklyn Community Board 14′s 7th Annual Youth Conference will take place next Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the Brooklyn College Student Center! (map link)

Please spread the word by sharing this information along with the attached poster with the young people in your community, your neighbors, organizations you are involved with & any others who may benefit from the great opportunities being offered!

Over 60 New York City agencies & organizations will be on hand to offer young people, ages 12-20, information about summer employment, internships & volunteer positions, present workshops, hold interviews for permanent employment, share information about college admissions, social & health services and much more! Below you will find a list of the workshops which will be presented, along with a list of all the participating organizations. More information is available on our website at www.cb14brooklyn.com/youth/youth-conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Anya Hoyer at the CB14 District Office at 718-859-6357 or email cb14youthconference@cb.nyc.gov.