Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,
Registration is available for our 10th annual UFT Manhattan parent conference on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway. Directions »
This will be a free, fun-filled day of informative workshops, networking, exhibits, a health fair and giveaways. Please download and share the flier in English and Spanish. I hope to see you there!
Check out more upcoming events and news you can use below.
UFT Parent-Community Liaison
- Wednesday, Sept. 25: Chalkbeat New York wants to hear from parents of children with disabilities about navigating special education in New York. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Advocates for Children of New York, 151 W. 30th St., 4th floor, in midtown. 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 between 7 and 10 a.m. The march will proceed across the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where there will be a festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. showcasing public school students' talents. The march will raise money for United Way of NYC's long-term public education programs, and the festival will feature music, dance, art and food. For details and registration, visit the 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. Refreshments will be served. RSVP online »
- Saturday, Nov. 19: The UFT's 3rd annual community-based organizations (CBO) breakfast will run from 8 a.m. to noon at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway. Come meet with representatives from local CBOs and education activists. RSVP online »
News you can use
- Changes to the DOE's discipline code: As of September 2019, students cannot be suspended for longer than 20 school days except when required by law or for Level 5 infractions that involve seriously dangerous or violent behavior. For details on this and other changes to the discipline code, visit the DOE website »
- Resources and programs for single parents: The Single Parent Resource Center, Inc., which is headquartered in midtown, offers an array of support programs for single parents and their children. 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 East River Park, Inwood Hill Park, El Barrio/East Harlem East River Playground and several other locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. 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 »