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Bronx Parent Newsletter - September 2019

New York Teacher

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

Registration is open for our UFT Bronx parent summit!

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 9
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: UFT Bronx borough office, 2500 Halsey St. Directions »

Register online »

This free event is full of informative workshops, local family resources, food, networking and fun. Spanish translation is available. A printable registration brochure in English and Spanish will be available soon. In the meantime, download the flier in English and Spanish.

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

In unity,

Nicholas Cruz
UFT Parent-Community Liaison


Upcoming events

  • Saturday, Oct. 12: College Goal NY will hold its first Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion event at 10 a.m. at the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road. College-bound students and their families are invited to come get free assistance with their FAFSA applications.

    This is the first of five FAFSA completion events between October and December in the Bronx. The rest of the events at Fordham University will be on Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16. The last will be at the Celia Cruz High School of Music on Dec. 7. Learn more and register »
  • Sunday, Oct. 13: Don't miss the United Way's march for public schools and family festival. Assembly and registration will be at Foley Square in lower Manhattan at 9 a.m. The march will proceed across the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where there will be a festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring student performances, Big Apple Circus performers, a bubble garden, panel discussions, an art tent for kids, a story-time tent and more. The march will raise money for United Way of NYC's long-term public education programs. For details and registration, visit the United Way website »
  • Thursday, Nov. 7: Come to a free screening of the film "Backpack full of Cash," followed by a discussion from 3 to 6 p.m. at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway in Manhattan. Refreshments will be served. RSVP online »

News you can use

  • Changes to the DOE's student discipline code: As of September 2019, students cannot be suspended for longer than 20 school days except when required by law or for infractions that involve seriously dangerous or violent behavior. For details on this and other changes to the discipline code, visit the DOE website »
  • Career training programs at Hostos Community College: Healthcare, information technology, education, nonprofits and business are just a few of the fields you can pursue in Hostos Community College's career training and certificate programs. These programs have affordable tuition including, for some eligible students, free tuition. Find out more »
  • Paid internships and career training at Mosholu Montefiore Community Center: Mosholu Montefiore Community Center at 3512 Dekalb Ave. offers free High School Equivalency classes, paid culinary training, paid customer service training and other free or paid career training programs for young adults. Find out more »
  • Free medical care for former 9/11 students: The Department of Education is attempting to contact 19,000 former New York City public school students who attended schools near Ground Zero during the 9/11 attack. These former students may qualify for free medical care under the federal government's Victims Compensation Fund. Find out more »
  • Free bike education program for after-school groups: Established after-school programs can request a free program from Bike New York that teaches students the mechanics of riding a bike, the rules of the road and more. The program is available in St. Mary's Park, Van Cortlandt Park and Crotona Park. Find out more »
  • Apply for a job with the U.S. Census Bureau: The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for employees to assist with the 2020 Census count. These are temporary jobs with flexible hours. Learn more and apply »
  • Free webinars about learning and attention issues: Understood.org offers free webinars and expert chats about information of interest to parents of children with ADHD and other attention issues. Check it out »
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