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Manhattan Parent Newsletter - September 2018

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

The UFT's free UFT Manhattan parent conference is fast approaching!

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 27:
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: UFT headquarters at 52 Broadway. Directions »

Register online now »

This year's theme is Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in Education. There will be 15 choices of workshops, a child support clinic, a health fair, vendors, live entertainment, food and giveaways. I hope to see you there!

Check out more upcoming events and news you can use below.

Sincerely,

Rob Robinson
UFT Parent-Community Liaison


Upcoming events

  • Monday, Oct. 1: See a free demonstration of a new high school search tool from InsideSchools for students, parents and school counselors to identify high schools that fit students' unique needs, taking into account academic record and willingness to travel. The demonstration will be at 55 W. 13th St. on the 2nd floor at 9 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. There will also be a livestream for families who can't come in person. See the event listing »
  • Thursday, Oct. 11: Attend a free INCLUDEnyc webinar about changes in services for people with intellectual and development disabilities from noon to 1 p.m. This is the first in a series of webinars this October organized by the nonprofit group about resources for life transitions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilites. To see all the webinars in the series and register, see the event listing »
  • Saturday, Oct. 13: Come to an event titled Parents Making Sustainable Change in NYC Schools from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Teachers College, Columbia University. There will be a panel discussion and mini-workshops on how parents can promote environmental and sustainability intiatives in schools. To learn more and register, see the event listing »
  • Saturday, Oct. 13–Sunday, Oct. 14: Come to the Department of Education's Manhattan high school fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus, 122 Amsterdam Ave., and learn about high schools in Manhattan. For details, see the DOE website »

News you can use

  • Day camps for budding artists: The Children's Museum of the Arts at 103 Charlton St. in Manhattan hosts day camps during school holidays and vacation weeks where students take classes with practicing artists. Camp is $200 per day. Learn more the museum's website »
  • Free sports instruction in NYC parks: The City Parks Foundation offers tennis, golf, track and field, soccer, hockey and fitness classes in nearly 70 locations citywide for kids between the ages of 6 and 17. There are also fitness classes for seniors. These activities are all free. Learn more »
  • UFT hotlines for homework and bullying help: Don't forget that help is always available to you from two UFT programs: Dial-A-Teacher and BRAVE.
    • The Dial-A-Teacher hotline, 212-777-3380, provides homework help to elementary and middle school on Monday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. when school is in session. Learn more about Dial-A-Teacher on the UFT website »
    • The UFT's BRAVE Campaign (Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education) works to create safe spaces for children who are the victims of bullying or who are themselves bullying other students. BRAVE's help hotline, 212-709-3222, is just one resource the campaign offers. There are also anti-bullying workshops you can bring to your parent-teacher association. Learn more about BRAVE on the UFT website »
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