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Queens Parent Newsletter - September/October 2018

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

Come to a UFT parent workshop about time management!

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30
  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: UFT Queens borough office at 97-77 Queens Blvd., 8th floor. Directions »

Refreshments will be served. Email me at drodriguez@uft.org to RSVP or if you have any questions. See the flier »

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

Sincerely,

Delci Rodriguez
UFT Parent-Community Liaison


Upcoming events

  • Saturday, Oct. 13: Come to an event titled Parents Making Sustainable Change in NYC Schools from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Teachers College, Columbia University in Manhattan. There will be a panel discussion and mini-workshops on how parents can promote environmental and sustainability initiatives in schools. To learn more and register, see the event listing »
  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Save the date for the UFT Queens parent conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UFT's Queens borough office, 97-77 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. There will be informative workshops, networking, exhibitors and giveaways. We'll be in touch soon with registration information and further details.

News you can use

  • Try a new, personalized high school search tool: InsideSchools has developed a new high school search tool for students that helps parents and school counselors sort through New York City’s more than 400 high schools and identify high schools that may be good fits for a particular student. The tool offers results tailored to the student’s unique academic record and to whether the student is willing to travel, to take an exam, or to go for an audition. To learn more about how it works, read the blog post from InsideSchools »
  • Free after-school program at Queens libraries: Queens Public Libraries invite children between the ages of 6 and 14 to participate in STACKS, a free, curriculum-based after-school program that includes homework help and enrichment activities. STACKS runs Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Learn more »
  • Support for caregivers of people with dementia: Are you a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, another form of dementia or any long-term disability? Care NYC provides support to caregivers in every borough, from in-home care to long-term planning. To learn more about the services Care NYC provides, call a caregiver support specialist at 877-577-9337 or visit the website »
  • UFT hotlines for homework and bullying help: Don't forget that help is always available to you from two UFT programs: Dial-A-Teacher and BRAVE.
    • The 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 on the UFT website »
    • The UFT's BRAVE Campaign (Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education) works to create safe spaces for children who are the victims of bullying or who are themselves bullying other students. BRAVE's help hotline, 212-709-3222, is just one resource the campaign offers. You can also text "BRAVE" to 43961 to get support via text, and there are anti-bullying workshops you can bring to your parent-teacher association. Learn more about BRAVE on the UFT website »
  • Free sports instruction in NYC parks: The City Parks Foundation offers tennis, golf, track and field, soccer, hockey and fitness classes in nearly 70 locations citywide for kids between the ages of 6 and 17. There are also fitness classes for seniors. These activities are all free. Learn more »
  • IDNYC now available to kids 10 and up: The city ID is now available to all New Yorkers over the age of 10. In addition to a free, government-issued photo ID, IDNYC benefits include free one-year memberships at museums, discounts on movie tickets, library membership and more. For more information, see the website »
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