Around the UFT

December 7, 2017

Brooklyn school shows its warmth

PS 209 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, donated more than $1,000 to help the UFT provide homeless children with winter clothes at its annual Thanksgiving luncheon.

Human wave at Edward R. Murrow HS, Brooklyn

Staff and students at Edward R. Murrow HS, one of the most diverse high schools in New York State, took part in a great human wave to celebrate that diversity on Oct. 24.

Three M New Teacher Event

New members at three large high schools in Brooklyn had the opportunity to learn more about their union on Oct. 25 at Madison HS.

NYCATA/UFT Art Education Conference

“Art Education is the Key” was the theme of the 37th annual conference of the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT.

Character Day Parade at PS 165, Brooklyn

It’s not often that Little Red Riding Hood gets together with Batman and Tinkerbell. But at the annual Character Day Parade at PS 165 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, anything can happen when students dress up as their favorite storybook characters on Halloween.

Culinary students participate in Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of New York fall dinner

Students representing nine Career and Technical Education HS culinary programs had a real world look at the hospitality industry on Oct. 25 at the fall dinner of Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of New York.

10th anniversary at PS/IS 295, Queens

Delissa Walker-Belfon, a kindergarten teacher at PS/IS 295 in Queens Village, remembers when the school opened its doors 10 years ago.

Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series

Herb and dietary supplement safety was the focus of the Nov. 9 UFT Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series.

November 2, 2017

Hometown Heroes in Education

Ten educators were honored as New York Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education for their special contributions to improving the lives of the city’s public school students at an awards ceremony on Oct. 5.

District 29 tenure celebration

For the second year in a row, newly tenured teachers in District 29 gathered for a celebration of their accomplishments. This year, 60 teachers were honored in a ceremony at PS/IS 208 in Bellerose, Queens on Oct. 11.

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