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Queens Parent Newsletter - April 5 2019

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

Our next Queens parent workshop presented by the UFT and Hey There Beautiful will be about how to bring fun into your life.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 30
  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: UFT Queens borough office at 97-77 Queens Blvd. Directions »

Register now »

Child care, dinner, coffee and tea will be available. You can also download and share the flier.

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

Sincerely,

Delci Rodriguez
UFT Parent-Community Liaison


Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, April 10: IS 204 invites District 30 parents to a bingo night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The school is at 36-41 28th St. This is just one of four family nights for District 30 that the school will hold in April. See the full schedule »
  • Thursday, April 11: Come to a free workshop about financial literacy in Spanish from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd. There will be another workshop on April 18. Learn more and register »
  • Tuesday, April 16: There will be an information session for free, 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. The training is an opportunity to learn how to secure a position in construction. Learn more and register »
  • Tuesday, April 16: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to a panel discussion about college admissions and financial aid at 6 p.m. at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. You can RSVP by calling 718-286-2850. See the flier »
  • Saturday, April 13: Come to the Joy of Parenting conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton St. in Brooklyn. This free event features workshops about financial literacy, supporting your special-needs child and more. Learn more and register »
  • Saturdays, May 4, 11 and 18: The annual UFT parent leadership workshop series will run from 9 a.m. to noon on the first three Saturdays in May at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway. Learn how to advocate in your child's school and in your community. Breakfast will be provided. To register, email me at drodriguez@uft.org. You can also download and share the flier »
  • Thursday, May 30: Come to a parent member Individualized Education Plan (IEP) training and take the first step toward getting certified as a parent member for IEP teams. This training will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PS 13, 557 Pennsylvania Ave. in Brooklyn. Spanish interpretation is available. Learn more and register »

News you can use

  • Register for a free mental health first aid training: ThriveNYC offers free mental health first aid trainings in English, Spanish and Mandarin focusing on adults, youth, older adults and veterans. To find a training session near you, visit the website »
  • Use your library card for free museum admissions: The Culture Pass program grants library card holders free admission to NYC museums and attractions. Find out more »
  • How to request an IEP meeting: If your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you're entitled to meet with your child's IEP team at least once a year. To find out how to set up a meeting, read this article »
  • Find free city events on NYC.gov: The official website of the City of New York includes a calendar of free and low-cost events around the city. Check it out »
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