Around the UFT

October 5, 2017

West Indian Day Parade

UFT members joined the colorful march through Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Sept. 4 as an estimated 2 million spectators turned out for the 50th annual West Indian Day Parade to celebrate Caribbean culture.

September 7, 2017

New Teacher Week

More than 1,400 new teachers kicked off the school year by attending New Teacher Week, which took place Aug. 21-25 at UFT borough offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

August 3, 2017

Fashion Show at Maxwell Career and Technical Education HS

Student talent — from fashion and award design to culinary and musical skill — was on display at William H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education HS in East New York, Brooklyn, as Maxwell hosted a fashion show on June 16.

New York City Pride March

Two hundred UFT members joined the city's annual Pride March down Fifth Avenue in June.

Bronx HS District and Pathways to Graduation Recognition Awards Ceremony

Seventeen students were honored and presented with laptops and printers at the UFT's first Bronx HS District and Pathway to Graduation Recognition Awards Ceremony and Dinner in June.

July 6, 2017

UFT Family Child Care Providers Appreciation Educational Conference

Themed “Constructing Knowledge through Purposeful Play,” the Providers Appreciation Educational Conference featured workshops led by UFT Teacher Center instructors and free takeaway resources, including books, puppets, puzzles and science kits.

Hillcrest HS Spring Festival

The annual Hillcrest HS Spring Festival featured art, music, dance and a parade of elephants — all of them papier-mâché, created by teams of students, for a display called “The Elephant Walk.”

FirstBook giveaways at PS 105 in Brooklyn and PS 15 in Manhattan

Nicole Barone will be a first-year teacher at PS 748 this fall, but she got a jump on building her classroom library by going to the FirstBook event co-sponsored by the UFT at PS 105 in Borough Park, Brooklyn on June 10.

UFT Queens Parent Book Clubs’ year-end event

Parents from across Queens came together to celebrate the culmination of another successful year of school-based parent book clubs faciliated by the union.

Building collaborative schools in Brooklyn

In a first of its kind event, cooperation between educators and administrators in Brooklyn’s District 21 was showcased as a best practice at a Celebration of Collaboration on June 2.

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