General PTA Meeting: October 18

October 18 Agenda
September 20 Agenda: N/A Minutes
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Equity in Education Feedback

“Equity in Education” is Mr. Strohschein’s project that aims to create a free digital educational network that provides access to technology, resources and community to foster fairness for all learners.

Provide your feedback for “Equity in Education” at:

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Parent Night Report: September 26, 2017

Here is a report from Principal Minhas from September 26 Parent Night:

September 26: Data & Goals

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Kids & Teens College: Queensborough Community College offers supplemental courses

Kids & Teens College is a Queensborough Community College program that offers weekend courses for kids and teens.

For more information, go to:

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Queens Community House After-School Program: Middle School

Dear Middle School Parents and Guardians,

My name is David DiTrapani, and I am the new Site Director for the QCH After-School Program here at P.S. / I.S. 499. I’m happy to be working with your students, and I’m looking forward to a great school year!

I have received a couple of emails regarding a parent orientation with an errant day and date. Please note that we will not be hosting a parent orientation tonight (9/19) or tomorrow (9/20). Instead, we will be hosting our parent orientation next Tuesday during Family Night, which will be held from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If your child is attending QCH After-School, please make sure you attend one of the mandatory information sessions during that timeframe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please always feel free to contact me. Email is the best method of reaching me, but you are always able to call the school and ask for the QCH office.

718-461-7462 ext. 1161

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PTA General Meeting: September 20, 2017

PTA General Meeting Agenda (download)
September 20, 2017 – 6-8pm

  • Review & Approval of the June 2017 PTA Meeting Minutes
  • PTA welcoming speech
    • Financial updates
    • SLT updates
    • PTA updates
  • Principal’s Welcoming speech
  • Mr. Strohschein’s Social Studies Project Presentation
  • Lincoln Center Education
    • Family-Linc
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Student Planner Fee: Update/Correction

(A message from the Parent Coordinator)

Many families have school supply lists that reflect a $4.00 student planner fee. However, the parent letter sent home last week requests a $3.00 fee for the student planners. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this error may have caused. The actual cost of the planner is about $4.00 dollars.

Any family that is able to pay the new cost of $4.00 we are asking you to please do so. If there is a family that can only pay the $3.00 this year, we understand. The student planner is an extremely helpful resource for our student’s efforts in staying organized.

Thank you.

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Fall 2017 Grade 7 & 8 Locker Policy

Fall 2017 Grades 7 & 8 Locker Policy and Form

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2017–18 Chancellor’s Town Hall Meeting Dates and Locations

Town hall meeting dates and locations for the 2017–18 school year can be found below. Town halls are hosted by Chancellor Fariña in conjunction with the Community Education Council (CEC) and are open to the public. This is an opportunity for your school community to ask questions to Chancellor Fariña and receive additional information about your district. You should review these dates and locations in preparation for the upcoming town hall meetings and share them with your school community.

Date Education Council Location Translation Services
September 14 CEC16 M.S.267 Math, Science & Technology
800 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
September 19 CEC27 M.S.137 America’s School of Heroes
109-15 98 street,
Queens, NY 11417
October 3 CEC31 P.S.048
1050 Targee Street,
Staten Island, NY 10304
Spanish, Russian
October 11 CEC11 P.S./M.S.194
2364 Waterbury Ave
(Second entrance 1301 Zerega Ave)
Bronx, NY 10462
Spanish, Chinese
October 17 CEC26 M.S.67
Queens, NY 11362
October 19 CEC24 P.S.199
39-20 48 Avenue,
Long Island City, NY 11104
November 2 CEC2 M.S.260 Clinton School
10 East 15th street,
New York, NY 10003
Spanish, Chinese
November 8 CEC21 I.S.96
99 avenue P,
Brooklyn, NY 11204
December 19 CEC13 K056
170 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Spanish, Chinese
January 9 CEC9 P.S.204
Morris Heights
1780 DR Martin Luther King JR BLVD
Bronx, NY 10453
Spanish, Bengali
January 16 CEC6 TBD Spanish
February 6 CEC1 TBD Spanish
February 13 CEC28 TBD Spanish
March 6 CEC29 TBD Spanish
March 20 CEC3 TBD Spanish, Chinese
April 17 CEC15 P.S.94
5010 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
May 8 CEC12 TBD Spanish
May 22 CEC25 TBD Spanish
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Fall 2017 Emergency Readiness Letter

Please view or download the Fall 2017 GRP Parent Letter Safety.

Additional information and resources are also available at the NYC DOE Office of Safety and Youth Development website.

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