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Queens Parent Newsletter - May 13, 2019

Dear parents, grandparents, guardins and education activists,

Please join us for our next Queens parent workshop about self-care and time management on May 21.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21
  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: UFT Queens borough office at 97-77 Queens Blvd., 8th floor. Directions »

RSVP online now »

In this workshop focused on the theme of release, we will learn stretching techniques, modified work-out techniques and time management strategies. Child care, dinner, coffee and tea will be provided. This workshop is hosted by the UFT and Hey There Beautiful. Feel free to share the flier.

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


Delci Rodriguez
UFT Parent-Community Liaison

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 23: There will be two information sessions about NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship, at Queens libraries this month. Learn how to apply for citizenship, the benefits of becoming a citizen and how to receive financial counseling. Registration is not required. The May 14 session will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81st St. The May 23 session will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica. Learn more »
  • Wednesday, May 15: There will be an information session about specialized high schools at 6:30 p.m. at PS 59, 132-55 Ridgedale St. Learn about admissions and student experiences. Register online »

Summer programs

  • Summer writing workshop for teens: YCteen invites New York City youth between the ages of 15 and 20 to apply for its summer workshop, which runs Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. between July 8 and Aug. 15 at 242 W. 38th St. in Manhattan. This is a chance for young writers to get published in a magazine, explore their experiences with injustice and earn a $600 stipend. The application deadline is May 17. Learn more and apply »
  • Free NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy: The New York Police Department invites students between the ages of 10 and 16 to apply for its Summer Youth Police Academy before the deadline of May 31. Five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., from July 1 through Aug. 9, students will attend classes, go on field trips, do military drills and more. The program includes lunch, uniform shirts and field trips. Learn more and apply »
  • Free summer program for current 3rd-graders: Parents of children born in 2010 and entering 4th grade in the 2019-20 school year may apply to Catching Up and Getting Ahead, a free three-week summer collaboration between Everyone Reading and the Museum of the City of New York. This program helps 30 rising 4th-grade students with basic reading skills and provides a jump-start on the 4th-grade social studies curriculum. Download the application »

News you can use

  • Find a job with help from Workforce1: New York City Small Business Services offers job-matching help through Workforce1 Career Centers throughout the city, 8 of which are in Queens. For help finding an employer near you, contact your Workforce1 Career Center »
  • Free homework help from the UFT: The UFT's Dial-A-Teacher hotline, 212-777-3380, provides homework help to elementary and middle school students on Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session. Learn more about Dial-A-Teacher »
  • Use your library card for free museum admissions: The Culture Pass program grants library card holders free admission to New York City museums and attractions. Find out more »
  • Register for a free mental health first-aid training: ThriveNYC offers free mental health first-aid trainings in English, Spanish and Mandarin focusing on adults, youth, older adults and veterans. To find a training session near you, visit the website »
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