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Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - October 2019

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Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

Registration is open for our 10th annual UFT Brooklyn parent conference. This will be a free, fun-filled day of informative workshops, networking, exhibits and giveaways.

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: PS 140K, 141 Macon St. Directions »

Register now »

To read the workshop descriptions, please see the brochure.

During the parent conference, there will also be a teen summit for young people between the ages of 12 and 18. For more information, download the teen summit flier.

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


Betty Zohar
UFT Parent-Community Liaison

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at 5:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Law School's Feil Hall, 205 State St. on the 2nd floor. Refreshments will be served. See the flier »
  • Thursday, Oct. 17: There will be a free webinar titled Why Emergencies Happen from noon to 1 p.m. This is the first in a series of webinars during October and November about safety planning for parents of children with disabilities. For a full schedule and registration, visit the IncludeNYC website »
  • Saturday, Oct. 19: The DOE's citywide Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School Fair will be at George Westinghouse High School, 105 Tech Place, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the flier »
  • Saturday, Oct. 19: There will be a free Youth Criminal Justice Forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3714 Avenue D. Hear from Rev. George Haigler, the executive director of A Better Choice Criminal Justice Reform Symposium, and learn about career support programs. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. See the flier »
  • Saturday, April 4: The UFT will host our 5th annual Men in Education Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway in Manhattan. There will be workshops about mentoring, fatherhood and empowerment. For a flier and registration, see the event listing »

News you can use

  • Get free homework help from the UFT: Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT's award-winning homework helpline, is open for the school year. Call 212-777-3380 on Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. to get free help in reading, writing, math and science from a teacher. Dial-A-Teacher offers help in Armenian, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog. Visit the Dial-A-Teacher website »
  • 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 »
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