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Queens Parent Newsletter - February 2018

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

Register now for a UFT lobby day for public education in Albany on Monday, March 19. This is a chance for parents to tell our state legislators to protect public schools and support parent voice, special education rights and increased school funding. Buses will leave from each borough in the morning. The Queens bus will pick up at 6:30 a.m. at the UFT's Queens borough office, 97-77 Queens Blvd. Unfortunately, this year's lobby day is for adults only — no children.

Reserve your seat on the bus »
See the flier »

Another upcoming UFT event is the Third annual UFT Men in Education Symposium on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway in Manhattan. There will be workshops on mentoring, fatherhood and empowerment. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Register online now »
See the flier »

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


Delci Rodriguez
UFT Parent-Community Liaison

Upcoming events

  • Friday, March 2: The Hispanic/Latino Cultural Center of New York, Inc. presents an event titled Voices of the Dominican Diaspora in Queens, NY, a poetry and narrative reading for Dominican Heritage Month, at 7 p.m. at the Corona Branch of the Queens Public Library, 38-23 104th St. Light refreshments will be served. This free event will be held in Spanish. See the flier in Spanish and English »
  • Tuesday, March 20: The New York City Poison Control Center invites you to a presentation titled Deadly in a Dose: The Most Toxic Medications and Household Products from 9 a.m. to noon at 455 First Ave. in Manhattan. Breakfast will be served. RSVP by emailing Lauren Schwartz at You can also see the flier »
  • Wednesday, March 28: You're invited to a Queens UFT 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., 8th floor. This sixth event in our parenting workshop series will be about work/life balance. Refreshments and child care will be provided. Register online now »
  • Monday, April 9: ADAPT Community Network will host a free workshop titled Building Communication Skills in Children with Autism as part of its free Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) workshop series. This event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at 365 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan. Learn techniques from Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), an evidence-based intervention that can help build communication skills. RSVP by emailing You can also download and distribute the flier »

News you can use

  • Donate prom gear to students in need: Each UFT borough office will host a prom boutique to distribute accessories and toiletries to middle and high school students. You can donate new cosmetics, ties, socks, handbags and jewelry at the UFT Queens borough office anytime between now and April 13. See the flier »
  • You might be eligible for NYC Free Tax Prep: Free tax preparation is available to NYC parents who make $54,000 or less a year. Services are available at tax preparation sites all over the city. Learn more and find a site near you »
  • Paid internship and job training program: Henry Street Settlement in lower Manhattan has an internship program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who are not working or in school. The program includes a paid internship, GED training for those who need it, job readiness training and one-on-one meetings with an adviser. Find out more »
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