PARENT COMMUNICATION: 5/2-6/28

 

Parent Communication:

4-27-17

 

Upcoming Events:

May 2-4          NYC Math Exams

May 9             Music and Arts Festival 4:30-7:30pm

May 11           Engineer Fair Day (Parent volunteers are needed- please email Ms. Rowe)

May 11           499 STEM Night 5:00-7:00pm

May 16           Parent Teacher Conference

May 16            “Coffee & Conversation w/the Principal” 5:30-6:30pm

May 16             Parent Workshop Grades 5-8  4:30-6:00pm ADULTS ONLY

May 17             PTA Meeting 6;00pm

May 23             Parent Workshop Grade 5-8  2:50-3:20pm

May 23             Grade 8 Senior Trip

May 25              District 25 Family STEM FUN NIGHT 4:30-8:00pm                                   register at: https://www.stemfamilyfunnight.com/

June 6                Middle School Career Day Program

June 7                PTA Teacher Staff Appreciation Lunch

June 8                No School –Chancellors Conference Day

June 9                Parent Volunteer Breakfast 8:30-9:30am  Please RSVP to Ms. Rowe

June 12                  No School -Clerical Non Attendance Day

June 16                 Grade 5 Stepping Up Ceremony

June 20                   Pre-K Stepping Up Ceremony 9:00am

June 21                  Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremony 9:15am

June 22                   Field Day

June 23                  Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony 9:30am

June 26                   No School

June 27                   Grade 8 Dance

June 28                    Last Day of School

 

 

 

Parents :

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter!  Visit www.d25.nyc/social for links.

*Parents:

Here is a webinar through NYU on parental self-care. The webinar provides tips on fitting self-care into hectic lives… Its on May2nd at 1:00pm.

 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/337473482951405316?splash=false

Thank you,

Kallyope Glotsos, MSW

School Mental Health Consultant

Office of School Health

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Parent Volunteers Needed

Hello 499 Parents:

Our science teacher, Ms. Avila is looking for at least 15 parent volunteers to help support our upcoming Engineer Fair Day on Thursday, May 11th.  This is an all- day event. However, whatever amount of time you can give we would be so grateful.   The volunteers are asked to begin for 8:30a.m and we are expected to be done by 2:30p.m.  Volunteers will be asked  to work at a table where students will visit.  Parents will assist students as they participate in the various table activities. We thank you in advance for any support and help you can give. Lunch will be provided by our host guests from HAKS.

Please  email Ms. Rowe at LRowe@schools.nyc.gov  the times you will be available to help.  Please find for your review detailed information from Ms. Avila below:

Thank you

Ms. Rowe

 

Parent Planning Sheet Engineering Fair

May 11th, 2017

 

How many parents do you need?

I would prefer to have at least 10 parents to cover stations throughout the day.

 

Do you have a set up idea of how parents will be used so I can share this information and recruit volunteers.

They will be expected to help students in creating their engineering design and test out their design.

 

Also what are the hours needed? 

The Fair is from 8:00-1:50 pm. We will be setting up from 8:00-9:10 and then we will be cleaning up from 1:50-2:20. Parents can volunteer all day, morning from 8:00-11:30 or afternoon 12:20-2:20. Whenever time they could volunteer would be great.

Station You will be Facilitating:

Grade 1-2 Gummy Worms

Grade 3-4

  • Helicopter
  • Column Test

 

Grade 5-6

  • Airplane Design
  • Stack Cup Challenge

*Please note that when your child is at the fair I will take your place and you can go and do the project with your child so that you all will get to experience the fair together.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR HELPING

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2017 Spring Art & Music Festival

April 24, 2017

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

We are pleased to announce that we are once again showcasing our student talent during the 2017 Spring Art & Music Festival.  We would like to invite you to purchase tickets to view our student art exhibits and music and dance concert.

The show will feature performances by: Seventh and Eighth Grade Bands, Third GradeRecorder Ensemble, Latin Dance, 4-8 Grade Soloists; and Artwork by our many talented K-8 students.

Tickets will be sold by ADVANCED SALE ONLY and are now available for the Music & Arts Festival performed on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The art exhibit will open at 5:30 PM and the music and dance performance will begin at 6:30 PM. The price is $7.00 for each ticket.

Reminder: You do not need to purchase tickets for students who are performing in the show.

You may send either cash in the exact amount or a check made out to PS/IS 499Q and it will be processed on a first come-first served basis.  The tickets will be sent home to you by way of your child.  Since the tickets are assigned by row and seat number, please send your payment in an envelope to TICKETS: Ms. Carbone and your child’s name and class printed on the front without delay.

We do not have the facility to either sell or hold tickets for you at the door so please send in your ticket order no later than Friday, May 5, 2017.

Sincerely,

Simi Minhas

Principal

 

(Tear off and return in an envelope to TICKETS – Ms. Carbone and your child’s name and class printed on the front)

I understand that the ticket(s) will be sent home to me by way of my child.  Please find enclosed cash in the exact amount or a check made out to PS/IS 499Q for (check only one):

_____ $14.00 for Two (2) tickets

_____ $ 7.00 for One (1) ticket

Student Name (print):_______________________________________________________ Class:__________

Parent/ Guardian: (print clearly)_______________________________________________ Date:___________

Parent/ Guardian Signature:________________________________________________

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FREE CAMP For 5th graders entering 6th grade in the fall to 8th grade: 7/5-8/3

Queens Community House @IS 499

148-20 Reeves Avenue Flushing, NY 11367 Room 116C

REGISTRATION BEGINS!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

4:30pm-6:30pm

Please be advised that space is limited and spots are

On a first come,

First serve basis for each grade.

 After April.20th, Registration will be:

Monday-Friday 2:00pm-5:30pm

 Individuals registering a child must be 18 years old or older.

Funding is provided by the DYCD COMPASS/SONYC Program.

5th graders entering 6th grade in the fall to 8TH grade

 July 5th, 2017- August 3rd, 2017

 FREE CAMP

CHILDREN CAN ENJOY A SUMMER FULL OF:

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, SPORTS, GAMES, ARTS ‘N’ CRAFTS, FITNESS,

TRIPS AND OTHER EXCITING AND FUN THEME BASED ACTIVITIES!

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL

(718)461-7462 EXT 1161

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Invitation for MS Students; Saturday 4/22

Stuyvesant High School, Eric Contreras, and our computer science students, who have organized CyberStuy, a day of hands-on computer science workshops developed by high school students for middle school students. The event is taking place this Saturday, April 22nd from 9am to 3pm. This is a student-coordinated event focused on our larger equity goals to reach all middle schools in NYC by having them partake in learning and mentorship with our Stuyvsant students.

 We would very much appreciate if your Parent Coordinators could help us advertise this event to your middle school by distributing the flyer or emailing home.  The workshops by our high school students include:

  • Chibitronics: Building Circuits and Art From Circuits
  • Robots: Stuy Robotics will present their work and robots and let students operate their robots.
  • Intro to Python
  • Intro to HTML
  • Gaming in NetLogo

The registration link is below and the flyer is attached.

 Stuyvesant has one of the most comprehensive high school computer science programs in the country, in addition to six after-school computer science clubs, which include, StuyHacks and Stuyvesant Girls Who Code. The purpose of this event is to promote mentorship with peers, engage in conversations about computer science with fellow students, and to have fun with hands-on computer science applications.

 The event is FREE, but spaces are limited and all participants must REGISTER at:

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PTA meeting tonight at 6pm

Please join us at the PTA meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm.

See you all there!

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Parent Advisory Board Meeting: Thursday, 4/20/2017

Dear Parents:

The next meeting of the Parent Advisory Board will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY – 2nd Floor Conference Room. We will host a workshop open to all Queens parents and educators on “the college admission process and how to fund your child’s college education”. This workshop will feature presentations from several guest speakers:

Dr. Guillermo Linares – President; New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) will speak about the 529 College Savings Plan, Governor Cuomo’s NYS Loan Forgiveness Program, and the proposed Excelsior Scholarship for tuition-free college education at New York State public universities (SUNY and CUNY).

Meylin Andares – Director of Enrollment Management & Student Success; State University of NY (SUNY) will speak on the SUNY admission process, financial aid, & the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Clare Norton – University Director of Admission; City University of NY (CUNY) will speak on the CUNY admission process, financial aid, & the SEEK and College Discovery Programs.

Shameek Robinson – Director of K12, NY State, and District Partnerships; The College Board will speak about the importance of the SAT exam, the SAT score, and how to find free or low cost classes to prepare for the SAT exam. Michael Athy – Principal; Bayside High School will speak on taking college credit during high school, matching the right college to the students’ interests, finding appropriate scholarships & financial aid, and financial assistance for students.

Susan Shiroma – Senior Social Sector Librarian; The Foundation Center Will speak about private grants & scholarships.

The Parent Advisory Board meeting will help clarify the college admissions process for parents, and offer guidance on how your child can apply for grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid that can help cover the cost of attending college. This will be a very important and informative meeting that you will not want to miss. Please share this email invite (and invitation attached above) with other parents from your school. Please RSVP via email at education@queensbp.org or via phone at 718-286-2850.

 

All the best,

Monica Gutierrez

Education Director

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

(718) 286-2627

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NYC School Survey Extended

Dear Parents,

NYC School Survey Extended until tomorrow Friday, April 6, 2017. If you have not completed your survey. Please take the time out to do so. You can complete the survey online at www.nycschoolsurvey.org    If you need the 7 digit code found on your green envelope you can call the hot line 24 hours a day at- 1-800-690-8603.
Subject: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to the next Parent Advisory Board meeting April 20th at 6pm on the

 ”College Admission Process and How to Fund your Child’s College Education”

 

Dear Parents, PA and PTA:

The next meeting of the Parent Advisory Board will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY – 2nd Floor Conference Room. We will host a workshop open to all Queens parents and educators on “the college admission process and how to fund your child’s college education”. This workshop will feature presentations from several guest speakers:

Dr. Guillermo Linares – President; New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

Will speak about the 529 College Savings Plan, Governor Cuomo’s NYS Loan Forgiveness Program, and the proposed Excelsior Scholarship for tuition-free college education at New York State public universities

(SUNY and CUNY).

Meylin Andares – Director of Enrollment Management & Student Success; State University of NY (SUNY)

Will speak on the SUNY admission process, financial aid, & the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

Clare Norton – University Director of Admission; City University of NY (CUNY)

Will speak on the CUNY admission process, financial aid, & the SEEK and College Discovery Programs.

Shameek Robinson – Director of K12, NY State, and District Partnerships; The College Board

Will speak about the importance of the SAT exam, the SAT score, and how to find free or low cost classes to prepare for the SAT exam.

 

Michael Athy – Principal; Bayside High School

Will speak on taking college credit during high school, matching the right college to the students’ interests, finding appropriate scholarships & financial aid, and financial assistance for students.

 

Susan Shiroma – Senior Social Sector Librarian; The Foundation Center

Will speak about private grants & scholarships.

The Parent Advisory Board meeting will help clarify the college admissions process for parents, and offer guidance on how your child can apply for grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid that can help cover the cost of attending college. This will be a very important and informative meeting that you will not want to miss. Please share this email invite (and invitation attached above) with other parents from your school

All the best,

Monica Gutierrez

Education Director

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

(718) 286-2627

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Performance of Damn Yankees

499 Parents:

Kupferberg Center for the Arts would like to offer at total of 100 FREE tickets to P.S./I.S. 499 for the performance of Damn Yankees by students in our Drama, Theatre & Dance Department at Queens College.

Performance days and times are as follows. It will be in Goldstein Theatre.

Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Please email Ms. Rowe, our Parent Coordinator (lrowe@schools.nyc.gov)  how many tickets and which day(s) and time(s) are needed. Ticket information will then be provided.

Thank you

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Queens College programs

Hello Everyone,

Below is a website address to Queens College programs for children of different ages.

https://queens.prestosports.com/clinics/index

 

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