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Staten Island Parent Newsletter - April 2019

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

The UFT will host its annual parent leadership workshop series from 9 a.m. to noon on the first three saturdays in May (May 4, 11 and 18) at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway in Manhattan. This is a great way to learn how to advocate in your child's school and in your community. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, email me at You can also download and share the flier »

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


Marie Rodriguez
UFT Parent-Community Liaison

Upcoming events

  • Saturday, May 4: The Staten Island Museum invites families to a seed collagraphs art workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. The museum is at 1000 Richmond Terrace, building A. Create a seed collage and experiment with prints of your design. Learn more and register »

    For more free, family-friendly events at the Staten Island Museum this spring, see the spring calendar »
  • Tuesday, May 7: The first in a series of workshops about education advocacy for parents of children with disabilities will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2082 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan on the 4th floor. Each workshop will cover a different topic relevant to special education families. Spanish interpretation is available and refreshments will be served. The rest of the workshop dates are May 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23. See the flier in Spanish and English »
  • Saturday, May 18: The Anti-Gun Violence Community Colaborative will host its Springtacular event from noon to 4 p.m. at Tappen Park on Bay Street. There will be free food and activities including music, face-painting and vendors. See the flier »

News you can use

  • NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy: The New York Police Department (NYPD) 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, field trips, 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 »
  • Use your library card for free museum admissions: The Culture Pass program grants library card holders free admission to NYC 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 »
  • Find a job with help from Workforce1: New York City Small Business Services offers job-matching help through Workforce1 Career Centers throughout the city, three of which are on Staten Island. For help finding an employer near you, contact your Workforce1 Career Center »
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