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Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - June 21, 2017

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

Since this will be our last newsletter of the school year, we'd like to wish you all a cool, productive summer. Thank you for all the work you did this year for your families and all New York City public school families.

Save the date for our UFT Brooklyn parent conference on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PS 140, 141 Macon St. in Brooklyn. It promises to be a great day of workshops, networking, exhibitors and giveaways. Registration will be available in September. If you have any questions, email bzohar@uft.org. Download the flier »

Check out the news and resources below.

Sincerely,

Betty Zohar

UFT Parent-Community Liaison


News you can use

  • Share your child’s college graduation photo: As U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes school vouchers as an alternative to public schools, we want to showcase how New York City public schools have graduated students who are ready to take on the challenges of college. Do you have a child who graduated from college or is completing a graduate or professional degree this spring? Did that child previously attend a NYC public high school? Please use our #PublicSchoolProud college grad online form to share a photo of the new college grad wearing cap and gown.
  • See real-time data on public school resources, demographics and more: The city Independent Budget Office now updates its online Education Indicators Report for public schools as the data changes. Learn about student demographics, school resources, student outcomes and more in real time. Find out more »

Summer opportunities and resources

  • Find free summer programs on InsideSchools: InsideSchools keeps a list of free summer programs in New York City. You can sort by grade level, location, subject area or schedule. Just be sure to check the application deadline for these programs. Many deadlines have already passed, but other programs are still accepting registrations. Check it out »
  • "Music of the Future" program in Manhattan: The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture is still accepting applications for its five-week summer youth program that will explore the connection between Classical music and science. The program runs from July 10 to Aug. 11, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1157 Lexington Ave. The $500 tuition includes lunches. Financial aid, including full scholarships, is available. Learn more and apply »
  • Calendar of free and low-cost summer events: New York Parenting has a handy events calendar with family-friendly things to do in the city all summer. Check it out »

Education news

  • Apply for a Carlos Lezama scholarship by July 15: The West Indian American Day Carnival Association invites first- and second-year college students to apply for eight scholarships worth between $500 and $1,000. To apply, you must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled in an accredited institution. Applications are due by July 15. Learn more and apply »
  • Summer school details: Students who did not make the promotion standards for their grade this year should have received letters with information about summer school. If your child received this letter, you can find the class schedule and other helpful information, on DOE website »
  • Extended school year for students with disabilities: Some students' Individualized Education Programs include a 12-month school year. If your child has a 12-month school year, you can find information about school during the summer months on the DOE website »
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