Parent Advisory Board Meeting

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz would like to invite you to her next Parent Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:00pm in Room 200  at Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, NY.  They will be hosting a workshop on the high school admissions process and the different admissions criteria for specialized high schools, performing arts schools, special program schools, zoned schools, special testing schools, schools that provide college credit, career and technical schools, and special needs schools. All parents and educators are invited to attend this informative meeting.

The panel at the Parent Advisory Board meeting will include the following presenters:

 Department of Education – Margaret Rogers, Queens Borough Director of Enrollment

 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College – Guest Speaker Shanaz Baksh

Specialized High School in Queens

 Bard High School Early College Queens – Guest Speaker Colin Wiseman

High School students graduate with an Associate’s College Degree tuition-free

 Townsend Harris High School – Guest Speaker Principal Rosemarie Jahoda

An academically selective high school that is highly competitive

 Frank Sinatra School of the Arts – Guest Speaker Principal Donna Finn

Performing Arts High School

 Bayside High School – Guest Speaker Principal Michael Athy

Admissions criteria depends on the program

 Thomas A Edison High School – Guest Speaker Principal Moses Ojeda

Career and Technical Certifications upon graduation

The New York City high school admissions process can be intimidating and confusing for many parents and students especially if they are navigating it for the first time. The Parent Advisory Board meeting will provide guidance and clarification in order to help parents and students through the selection process. Please RSVP via email at or via phone at 718-286-2850.



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PTA ELECTIONS: SEPT 28th at 6:00pm

                                                             Nominations Meeting

                                                             PTA Executive Board

                                                  Wednesday, September 28, 2016

                                                             6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The PS/IS 499 PTA will be holding elections for the 2016-2017 Executive Board. Each PTA Executive Board position is a one-year term that can be held for 2 consecutive years. A list of positions and a description of their duties is listed below. If you are interested in any of the following positions, please complete the tear-off and return the form to the PTA office by September 28, 2016.

Vice President/Co-Vice-President: Fills in for President as needed; oversees specific committees; serves as Enrichment Committee liaison.

Recording Secretary/Co-Recording Secretary: Takes minutes at monthly meetings; prepares reports to be distributed.

Hospitality Coordinator/Co-Hospitality Coordinator: prepares and purchases the food, drinks and paper goods needed at all meetings and events.


You may nominate yourself or someone else for any position. Please complete:


Phone Number:______________________________________________________

Child’s Name and Class:_______________________________________________


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We are having our School Picture Day on Monday October 24th.  Our Parent Coordinator is looking for parent volunteers for that day, 8:30-2:00pm. If anyone is interested they can email Ms. Rowe at . Any amount of time that you can volunteer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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City Of Science 


Sunday, September 25th, 2016


York College, Health & Physical Education Complex

160-02 Liberty Avenue., Jamaica


City of Science is a FREE, indoor exhibition that features interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities that bring science to life for the entire family.



contact: or 212-348-1400

Hosted by: York College



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Teacher Night will be on Tuesday, September 13th from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm.

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Our school website is  

On the website, you can find the supply lists for all grades and the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten special schedules. 
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Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone had a marvelous summer. School starts on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:00 am and ends at 2:40 pm with the exception of PRE-KINDERGARTEN and KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS, who have a special schedule. Students are allowed in the building, for breakfast, starting at 7:50 am.

Enjoy the couple of days that are left of summer and we’ll see you on Thursday, September 8, 2016.


THE 2016-2017 PTA STAFF

President: Tina Tam

Treasurer: George Matayev

Recording Secretary: Jessica Hamilton



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StarChild After-School Program

The StarChild After-School Program is for students in grades K-7.  They are located in Forest Hills, but can provide transportation from local schools. The best part? They close at 7PM with late hours available for an additional charge. 

They offer:
  • Homework Assistance
  • Hot lunch
  • Outdoor play (weather permitting)
  • Spanish lessons twice a week
  • Piano and Guitar lessons (additional charge)
In addition, They offer a full-day program most days when NYC Public Schools are closed. Students enrolled in their after-school program receive a 50% discount for their full-day programs including spring and mid-winter break. They are not open for the holiday break.
The cost is $400 per month. 
Please visit their website at for more information or email If you want, you can contact the director, Kelli Herd, by phone at 347.965.9261. Parents and caregivers can make an appointment to visit our physical location Monday thru Saturday 8AM to 7PM. 
Thank you!
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The 2016-2017 General PTA Meetings

Hello Everyone,

Below are the dates of the 2016-2017 General PTA Meetings:

Wednesday, 9/28/16 6-8 pm

Thursday, 10/20/16 6-8:00pm

Thursday, 11/17/16 6-8:00pm

Thursday, 12/22/16 6-8:00pm

Thursday, 1/26/17 6-8:00pm

Thursday, 2/16/17 6-8:00pm

Thursday, 3/23/17 6-8:00pm

Thursday, 4/27/17 6-8:00pm

Thursday, 5/18/17 6-8:00pm

Monday , 6/19/17 6-8:00pm

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The 2016-2017 School Calendar

The 2016-2017 PTA Executive Board wishes everyone a great summer. We will see everyone in September for a new year of learning for our children.

Throughout the school year, please support the PTA with any donations and/or time.  We need all the support that we can get to make the 2016-2017 events a success.

Below is the 2016-2017 School Calendar:



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