The current PA Executive Board with former Co-President Jackie Jauregui (back fourth from left), and Parent Focus Educational Coach Courtney Hillesheim (front left)
Main Building Auditorium
UPDATE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER FOR FUTURE DATE OF MEETING.
ESTABLISHING A TITLE 1 PARENT COMMITTEE
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”
THIS YEAR, OUR SCHOOL HAS OBTAINED TITLE 1 STATUS, AND NEEDS YOUR HELP.
As part of Title I policy, parents of participating children must be involved in the decision making process.
Every Title I school must have a written parent involvement policy, developed with and approved by parents. Parents must be involved in decisions about how the funds are to be spent. Also, as a part of Title I policy, at least 1% of funds are to be spent on training/education for parents.
The school will host a meeting to:
If you are able to make this meeting, or participate as a parent committee member, please come to this meeting.
Main Building Library
Monday, October 15, 4:00PM
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher
can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
Happy World Teachers Day, teachers of PS 99! We appreciate you!
Happy Friday! Don’t forget that there is no school on Monday, October 8th as it is a federal holiday. Enjoy your long weekend, and see you all on Tuesday!
Attention parents and guardians: on Tuesday, the school will host an afternoon workshop on “Think Central,” the website that allows teachers and students access to digital materials associated with school-related programs.
Ms. Teresi and Ms. Maier-Hopkins will be presenting the workshop, which is will take place in the main building library from 2:35pm – 3:45pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us to learn more about your child’s educational tools and assets!
A School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group consisting of all the constituencies that make up our school: The Principal and Assistant Principals, a Parents’ Association Co-President, a UFT (United Federation of Teachers) Chapter Leader, Parents and Staff.
SLT members develop and review the schools’ Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP), including annual goals and objectives; consult with the Principal in developing a school- based budget and staffing plan aligned with the CEP; and assist in the evaluation and assessment of the school’s educational programs and their effect on student achievement.
At this month’s General Meeting, the PA held an election to fill the positions of the outgoing parent members. We’re pleased to announce the newest members and alternate members of the SLT!
From Left: Alpana Patel, Joel Grayson, Debbie McGirt (alternate), Silva Eden (alternate), Anna Valasco
On Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00pm, the City will hold a public hearing at Queens Borough Hall to discuss the plan to build a new 29-story jail in Kew Gardens.
As part of the Environmental Review Process, the public will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed project and ask questions.
Location of public hearing:
Queens Borough Hall 120-55
Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Forest Hills article regarding the proposed jail can be found here.
The New York City Draft Scope of Work can be found here.
Occasionally, the PA will post relevant community information that we may think will interest the PS 99 community. The above post is a public service announcement. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to the event hosts.
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