Middle School Career Day: 6/6

Hello Parents,

We are still looking for guest speakers to present at our upcoming middle school career day program. Our program is on Tuesday, June 6th.  A light breakfast is at 8am and the program will end by 11:00am. Any field is welcome.  Any help or suggestions you can give is appreciated. Please contact Ms. Rowe at LRowe@schools.nyc.gov. Thank you.

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Fitness Night: 6/6 5:30-7:30 pm

Hello Parents,

We need a parent who is willing to conduct a Zumba! Session or offer a fitness session of their choice during our upcoming fitness night.  It would be such a great support. Please email Ms. Rowe at LRowe@schools.nyc.gov.

Please note the times will be as follows:

June 6 , 2017  5:30-7:30pm

4 sessions of each activity: 5:30-5:55 p.m.; 6:00-6:25 p.m.; 6:30-6:55 p.m.; and 7:00-7:25 p.m. With 5 minutes of commuting time between sessions.

Thank you,

PTA

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Grade 5-8 Parent Workshop is cancelled

499 Families:

Grade 5-8 Parent Workshop is cancelled due to no parent responses. “Effective Ways of Communicating with Children” Cancelled : Time 2:50-3:20pm.

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Parent Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

Dear Parents:

The Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to the next Parent Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall, Room 200 located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY. We will host several guest speakers during the program focusing on New York City public school students with special needs and their rights, as well as students with individualized education programs (IEPs).

Shelly Klainberg – Deputy Superintendent of District 75
Topic: Services and programs available for special needs students within New York City public schools’ District 75.

Mary Jo Pisacano – Director of Special Education at Queens North Field Support Center
Topic: Obtaining an individualized education program (IEP) and the process that follows.

Emma Mendez – UFT Liaison to the Office of Specialized Instruction and Student Support
Topic: Rights of special needs children and how parents can navigate the education system to ensure that their children’s rights are not violated.

Kerbanoo D’Rozario – Regional Coordinator of Parent to Parent of New York State
Topic: The not for profit, Parent to Parent of New York State, which was established to support and connect families of individuals with special needs to services and programs, from newborns to those over the age of 21.

Pat Barrientos – QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism in achieving greater independence.
Topic: Direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.

This meeting will help clarify the rights of students with special needs, how parents can ensure these rights are respected, and the various programs and services available within New York City public schools and New York State.

Please share this invitation with all of your parent contacts, as the Parent Advisory Board meeting is open to the public. 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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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon: 6/7/17

Please return form to PTA office or email  Krista Barnett,gkristab@gmail.com , if you can help out the day of the luncheon or with any questions.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The teachers and staff always look forward to the variety of foods that the 499 families provide each year such as the lasagna, sushi, empanadas, and dishes from your country and of course the sweet treats. Teachers and staff love this once-a-year opportunity to get a homemade dish from you that gives them a taste of your culture and it shows them how much you appreciate them. Please donate your special dish on June 7 and even though there is no school on June 8, the teachers and staff will be working hard and they always look forward to the leftovers!

If you prefer, you may make a donation to purchase food items for the luncheon, which we also appreciate to help us cater to everyone. Volunteers are also greatly needed to help on the day of this event. Please fill out the form below and return to the PTA by Friday, June 2. Thank you in advance for your participation.

- Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the PTA office Tuesday, June 6.

- All other foods can be dropped off the morning of June 7th by 9:00 am.

- Please label the dish, list of ingredients, child’s name & class and parent’s name.

Email Krista Barnett, gkristab@gmail.com, if you can help out the day of the luncheon or with any questions.

——————————————————————————————————————————-Please fill out and return this tear-off to the PTA by Friday, June 2, 2017.

Parent’s Name:_______________________________________________________ Contact #:___________________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________________ Child’s Name and Class:________________________________________________ Teacher: ____________________________________________________________ I can donate the following:____ main course ____ appetizer ____dessert I would prefer to donate:_____$10 _____ $20 o

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Congratulations!

Our two newest SLT members for the 2017-2018 school year are Maria Isabel Alfonso and Marcos Briones.

The 2017-2018 PTA Board members are:

Co-Presidents- Tina Tam and Sherley Smith

Treasurer: Michael Sheperd

Recording Secretary Stacyann Collins

Co-Corresponding Secretaries: Jessica Hamilton and Edmond Jang

Co-Hospitality Coordinators: Krista Barnett and Lezly Garcia

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Come Join Us!

Hello 499 families,

Come join us today at 5 pm, we will have a parent workshop, on parenting skills and sharing. We will also have our PTA meeting at 6 pm, we will hold our PTA election. Please come and vote!

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FITNESS NIGHT: 6/6/17 5:30-7:30pm

In Collaboration

with the PTA

Presents to you…

A FITNESS NIGHT

Come join us for a night of fun exercises: Zumba, yoga,

dance, sports, and many more activities.

Questions? Contact Ms. Rowe or the PTA.

See you there!

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm

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Please return this slip to Ms. Rowe. Thank you

______ I will attend. ________ Adult _________ Children

______ Sorry, I cannot attend this time.

Your name (please print): _______________________________________

Phone number: _______________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________

Child/Children’s name: _________________________________________

Class/es: __________________________________

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Parent Workshop: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Grades 5-8

Parent Workshop: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

 Topic: TechnoWHAT?! Understanding teens’ ‘techy’                relationships

Parents ONLY

(The content of this workshop is for Adults ONLY)

Guest Speaker: Healthy Relationship Academy Organization

Grades:   5-8

Time:  4:30-6:00 pm

 

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COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 25 FREE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EVENT

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 25 FREE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EVENT

Our Future Has Strong Roots

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:30AM to 12:00PM

Location: J.H.S. 185 Edward Bleeker (Q185) – 147-26 25th Dr, Flushing, NY 11354 INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES AND CLASSES LED BY NYC TEACHERS, D25 STUDENTS AND THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: BRICKS-4-KIDS  DSNY  HIDDEN GEMS ARCHERY  KOREAN TAEKWONDO  LEWIS LATIMER HOUSE  MONDO PUBLISHING  NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE  NYC PARKS AL OERTER RECREATION CENTER  QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN  QUEENS LIBRARY  QUEENS NORTH FSC  YOGA  AND MORE!

SHARE USING #D25STRONGROOTS

THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR CHILDEN AND ADULTS!

REGISTER ONLINE: D25.nyc/register

BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED at 8:30 A.M.

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