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Around the UFT
Six schools and 130 students participated in Prom Mania, an event co-sponsored by the UFT where students could select prom dresses and suits for free.
The excitement that the District 25 Basketball League generates was on display on May 12, when the co-ed league staged its All Star Basketball Showcase at Martin Van Buren HS in Queens Village.
More than 200 UFT members, their family members and friends gathered at the Astoria Manor in Queens on May 14 for the 10th annual Friends of District 75 awards ceremony.
More than 250 members of the Federation of Nurses/UFT gathered at UFT headquarters in Manhattan on May 6 to celebrate National Nurses Recognition Day, the kickoff to National Nurses Week, at the union’s second annual Nurse Recognition Day Celebration.
Bronx families flocked to DeWitt Clinton HS in the Kingsbridge section on April 25 for flag football, volleyball, basketball clinics, face painting and other amusements as part of the school’s Day of Unity.
Urban Institute of Mathematics and Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement in the Bronx host carnival
Two schools that share a building in the Bronx joined forces to host a carnival in the school playground on April 25.
Creativity and learning were on display during the ninth annual Better Speech and Hearing Month celebration at UFT headquarters on May 19.
More than 200 parents and students learned about tending a vegetable garden and maintaining a chicken coop at PS 211, a community school in the Tremont section of the Bronx.
PS 156 in Brownsville each year hosts an ARTrageous Exhibit, a culmination of the children’s study of famous artists, their times, inspiration and techniques.
Nineteen-year-old Priya Malek was was one of 135 students and teachers who rolled up their sleeves to save lives through a blood drive jointly organized with Maimonides Hospital.
The moment was bittersweet when the 40-member cast of the Manhattan Theatre Lab HS’s rousing review “What’s Next?” took their bows on May 1.
Foot traffic was heavy all day long in the PS 175 schoolyard in Harlem as more than 1,000 parents, teachers and students stopped by to choose from among the 40,000 books being distributed on April 25 at the UFT-sponsored First Book event.
Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of the Wimpy Kid series, took to the stage at Symphony Space on April 27, to talk, sketch, entertain and inspire hundreds of awestruck children.
To the strains of music by JLo and Pitbull, Ciara and Jordan Jones, students at PS 80, The Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia and Communication in Queens, strutted on stage to perform at the UniverSoul Circus on May 2.
Students from Martin Van Buren HS are making a weekly trek to PS 18 in Queens Village to read, teach and otherwise mentor 4th- and 5th-graders. The program has provided moving stories of what happens when trust is established and connections are made.
Sixty nurses from schools throughout the city came to union headquarters on May 6 for the UFT’s National School Nurse Day Celebration.
The UFT’s Career and Technical Education Department threw a Youth Empowerment Day on March 28 to introduce high school students to more attainable career possibilities.
Six chapter leaders were honored on April 16 at the District 21 UFT Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance, an annual event in which the school communities in the southern part of Brooklyn gather to celebrate their own.
Students and their teachers gathered at the UFT on April 17 for the BRAVE Video Awards ceremony, with screenings, pizza, popcorn and plaques.