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Queens Parent Newsletter - March 2022

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Dear parents and caregivers,

I hope you and your family is doing well and enjoying the spring sunshine.

Since it's March, I want to recognize Women's History Month. This is a great chance to celebrate and learn more about trailblazing women who made history and helped create a better world for women. Learn more about women's history.

See more upcoming events and news you can use below.


Delci Rodriguez
UFT Queens Parent and Community Liaison

Upcoming events

Rosedale Jets Opening Day

The Rosedale Jets will have their opening day celebration for the new football and cheerleading teams! Registration for children ages 7 to 13 is now open. To register your child for the season, call 718-635-0397.

  • Date: Saturday, March 26
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Where: 150th Park Football Field and Track at North Conduit and 150th St.

See the flier »

Queens Zoo day for kids with autism

The Queens Zoo will set aside a day for children with autism and their families to enjoy an accessible, sensory-friendly visit. Admission is free for the first 250 families to register. Lunch and transportation will be provided. To request admission, email

  • Date: Saturday, April 16
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Queens Zoo at 53-51 111th St.

See the flier »

Summer programs

Ladders for Leaders: Paid internships for high school and college students

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers outstanding high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. Students between the ages of 16 and 21 are invited to apply before the deadline of April 22.

Learn more and apply »

Summer Law Institute for 8th-grade students

Legal Outreach's Summer Law Institute invites 8th-graders to learn about law and the criminal justice system, meet attorneys, go on field trips and participate in a mock trial with a real judge during its five-week Summer Law Institute. The program runs from July 5 to Aug. 5, and applications are due by April 2.

Learn more and apply »

Summer Youth Employment Program

New York City's annual Summer Youth Employment Program is back! New Yorkers between the ages of 14 and 24 may apply for paid jobs at participating community-based organizations. This year's program includes two six-week cohorts beginning on July 5 and running through Aug. 20. Applications are due by April 22.

Learn more and apply »

News and resources

NYC Free Tax Prep

Taxes are due on April 18. Due to a variety of changes to the tax code, you may have more opportunities to increase your refund, if you're eligible for one. The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection and the City's Annual Tax Season Initiative will offer free tax preparation and filing to New Yorkers who earned less than $71,000 in 2021.

Learn more »

New IDNYC enrollment centers

All New York City residents ages 10 and older, regardless of immigration status, are eligible for an NYC ID they can use to access a variety of programs and services around the city. There are 16 new enrollment centers throughout the five boroughs where you and your children can get your IDs. Capacity is limited and by appointment only.

Find an enrollment center and make your appointment »


UFT Be BRAVE Against Bullying Video Contest

Middle school students may submit videos to the UFT's Be BRAVE Against Bullying Initiative's annual video contest by April 29. The winners will receive cash prizes and accept their awards at a ceremony at UFT headquarters in May. Students must have a teacher sponsor their contest entry.

Learn more and submit your video »

Earth Day poster contest for K-6 students

The New York State Senate invites students in kindergarten through 6th grade to create a poster for its Earth Day campaign. This year's theme is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Contest submissions are due by April 13.

Learn more and submit your poster »

Volunteer with the NYC Civic Engagement Commission

The City's Civic Engagement Commission needs volunteers to help connect New Yorkers with civic opportunities. The Commission is looking for participatory budgeting outreach volunteers, language assistance program outreach volunteers and volunteer leaders.

Learn more and apply »

Paid internships for youth

St. Nick's Alliance invites New York City youth between the ages of 16 and 24 to apply for its 14-week paid internship program. Participants attend five hours of work readiness workshops and work 10 hours each week. They also meet with case managers to plan for their careers.

Learn more and apply »

"Commissioner for a Day" essay contest for high school students

High school students with an interest in emergency management are invited to enter the "Commissioner for a Day" essay contest for a chance to visit NYC Emergency Management headquarters and participate in an award ceremony. Essays must be submitted by April 1.

Learn more and apply »

Apply for a job at a Fresh Air Fund camp

The Fresh Air Fund, which runs free sleepaway camps in upstate New York for children who live in New York City, is looking for staff for its 2022 programs.

Learn more and apply »

Apply for a job at an NYC park

The NYC Parks Department has full-time, part-time and seasonal openings waiting to be filled by nature-lovers.

Learn more and apply »

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