Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,
Registration is open for this year's UFT Staten Island parent conference!
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
- Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Location: IS 2 George L. Egbert at 333 Midland Ave. Directions »
This free event will offer informative workshops in English and Spanish, opportunities to network with other parents, exhibits, food and fun. Child care is available. I hope to see you there!
Check out more upcoming events and news you can use below.
UFT Parent-Community Liaison
- Thursday, Oct. 3: Parents of children with disabilities are invited to a free workshop titled Communicating Without Words from 10 a.m. to noon at 281 Port Richmond Ave. To register, email email@example.com. You can also see the flier in English and Spanish »
- 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 at 9 a.m. The march will proceed across the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where there will be a festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring student performances, Big Apple Circus performers, a bubble garden, panel discussions, an art tent for kids, a story-time tent and more. The march will raise money for United Way of NYC's long-term public education programs. For details and registration, visit the United Way website »
- Friday, Oct. 18: There will be a meeting of the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council at 9:30 a.m. at 930 Willowbrook Road. Stop by to get involved and learn about support opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. For more council events, including parent groups, resource fairs and workshops, visit the online calendar »
- 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 in Manhattan. Refreshments will be served. RSVP online »
News you can use
- Changes to the DOE's student discipline code: As of September 2019, students cannot be suspended for longer than 20 school days except when required by law or for infractions that involve seriously dangerous or violent behavior. For details on this and other changes to the discipline code, visit the DOE website »
- Services for people with autism: Eden II offers programs and support on Staten Island for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Programs include an after-school program, life skills classes and more. For details and enrollment information, visit the website »
- Free programs at Pro Youth Recreation and Family Center: Pro Youth Recreation and Family Center, Inc. at 683 Henderson Ave. offers homework help, dance classes, daddy-daughter time, free vision screenings and tons of other free programs and services for families. Check out the website »
- Free medical care for former 9/11 students: The Department of Education is attempting to contact 19,000 former New York City public school students who attended schools near Ground Zero during the 9/11 attack. These former students may qualify for free medical care under the federal government's Victims Compensation Fund. 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 »