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Staten Island Parent Newsletter - December 2017

Dear parents, grandparent, guardians and education activists,

I hope you have a wonderful year-end holiday and are wrapping up a successful fall semester.

I'm pleased to invite you to a UFT Special Education Forum on Jan. 26.

  • Date: Friday, Jan. 26
  • Time: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Location: UFT Staten Island borough office, 4456 Amboy Road. Directions »

To RSVP and suggest discussion topics, email me at jmckt@uft.org. You can also download and distribute the flier »

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

Sincerely,

Joan McKeever-Thomas
UFT Parent-Community Liaison


Upcoming events

  • Friday, Dec. 15: The Staten Island Fatherhood Coalition invites families to its 2nd Annual Staten Island Fatherhood Awards from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Family Life Center, 59 Wright St. Celebrate dads while enjoying dinner and finding resources for families at this free event. See the flier »
  • Monday, Dec. 18: Parent to Parent of New York, Inc. will host a holiday party for families of children with disabilities from 10 a.m. to noon at 1050 Forest Hill Road. RSVP ahead of time, and bring a sweet treat to share. For details, see the flier »
  • Monday, Dec. 18: The New York City Commission on Human Rights will hold a Human Rights Law overview training at 60 Bay St. on the 2nd floor at 10 a.m. in English and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish. The workshop will focus on housing, employment and public accommodations rights. To learn more and register, email trainings@cchr.nyc.gov. You can also see the invitation »
  • Friday, Dec. 29: Come to an Overdose Prevention Training from 11 a.m. to noon at 126 Stuyvesant Place. Learn how and when to administer the life-saving antidote that can reverse the fatal effects of an opioid overdose. All participants will receive free antidote kits after completing the training. Register online now »
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16: Parent to Parent NY, Inc. and the Department of Education will host an information session about the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Nest and ASD Horizon programs. These public school programs support students with autism in integrated classrooms. The information session will run from 10 a.m. to noon at 1050 Forest Hill Road in Staten Island. To register, call 718-494-4872 or email SIPTP@aol.com. You can see the flier »
  • Saturday, Jan. 27: The Staten Island NAACP will host a Historically Black Colleges and Universities Experience College Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Curtis High School, 105 Hamilton Ave. Attend workshops, learn about schools and apply for on-site admissions. See the event listing »

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 keep 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 »
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