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Queens Parent Newsletter - December 2017

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

I hope your family is enjoying a safe and joyful holiday season. I so appreciate the work you do advocating for public school families, and I look forward to continuing that work with you in 2018.

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

Sincerely,

Delci Rodriguez
UFT Parent-Community Liaison


Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16: Come to a UFT Queens special education forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the UFT's Queens borough office, 97-77 Queens Blvd. This will be a great chance to learn about your child's rights and connect with other families of children with disabilities. Child care and refreshments will be available. Register online now »
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31: Save the date for the next UFT Queens and Hey There Beautiful Inc. parent workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the UFT's Queens borough office, 97-77 Queens Blvd. This is the next in a parenting workshop series that will last through the school year. Child care and refreshments will be available. Register online now »

News you can use

  • Kindergarten admissions are open until Jan. 12: To apply for your first choice of kindergarten programs, families with children born in 2013 should apply online, by phone or in person by Friday, Jan. 12. Find out more »
  • Resource guides for food assistance: If your family is struggling to put food on the table, help is available. Download a free food assistance guide for your neighborhood in one of five languages. Find out more »
  • Register for a free masonry restoration technician training program: Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow and other sponsors are accepting applications for a spring course in stone-masonry, restoration and construction. Students will earn certification and do paid work on landmark restoration projects. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 27, have a high school diploma or equivalent and live within the five boroughs. See the flier »
  • Free security guard certification courses: The Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) invites job seekers to register for free security-guard training courses and earn a New York State Security License. The courses include CPR training, employment readiness training and more. Sign up by phone or at the office at 45 Wadsworth Ave. See the flier »
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