PA General Meeting: Thursday, May 16

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REMINDER: The PA General Meeting will take place tomorrow at the Main Building Auditorium from 6:00-8:00pm. The Board will be having an information session and hold an election for new executive members for the 2018/2019 school year. We encourage all parents to attend and vote! Light refreshments will be served. Baby sitting is available for school aged children.

ABOUT THE PA: 
The PS 99 Parents’ Association is a volunteer-run organization whose aim is to facilitate parental participation, and provide support to teachers and staff with tools to help enrich our children’s education. We serve to act as a voice for families, and build a sense of community among parents and educators. The PA Executive Board is made up of, (and is elected by) parents of children currently enrolled at 99.

Click here to learn more about the 2018/2019 Executive Board nominees.

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ALSO: We’re pleased to have author and educator Courtney Hillesheim with us to speak about the value of homework and routines.

We hope to see you there!

Happy #ChildrensBookWeek! – Scholastic Book Fair News

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Happy #ChildrensBookWeek! This weeklong celebration is almost 100 years old, and it’s no mystery why: Who doesn’t love the magic of literature?! Stories play a vital role in the development of children, and can boost confidence. Empower your child by giving them a book to read!

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Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held on May 7-9 (Annex) and May 21-23 (Main Building), offering a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. And all purchases benefit our school!

The book fair is mainly for the children. Parents visiting during Parent Teacher Conference on May 23rd may also participate. (or parents: cash or credit card is accepted.) Students visiting the book fair can pay cash.

New this year, parents can set up an eWallet account for their children. For more information about eWallets, click here.  

Can’t make it? You can also shop online here:

May 2-15 Annex

May 16-29 Main Building 

P.S. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Help students discover the power of reading and volunteer for the book fair! We need a couple of helping hands for the book fair dates. If you can spare a few hours on any of the book fair dates, please contact us!

We need people for 8:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-1:00pm for all dates, and 4:00pm-7:00pm for Parent Teacher Conference on May 23. Just email us and let us know your time/date preference!

SPECIAL EVENT: Parent Advisory Board to Focus on the Needs & Rights of Special Needs and IEP Students

The following post is a courtesy announcement. Any questions relating to the event may be directed to the contact information listed below.

KATZ
The Queens Parent Advisory Board, chaired by Borough President Melinda Katz, will convene on Wednesday, April 25 at 6pm in Queens Borough Hall for a public meeting on the rights of special needs students and the services available to them.

The meeting will help clarify the rights of students who have special needs and examine how parents can ensure that those rights are respected. It will also include a review of the programs and services available to students with special needs, as well as students with individualized education programs (IEP).

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Ketler Louissaint – Superintendent of School District 75
    Will detail the services and programs available for special needs students within New York City public schools’ District 75.

  • Michelle Singleton-Stone – Director of Special Education at Queens South Field Support Center
    Will explain how to obtain an individualized education program (IEP) and the process that follows.

  • Kerry Yefet – UFT Liaison to the Office of Specialized Instruction and Student Support
    Will speak on the 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
    Parent to Parent of New York State is a nonprofit 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.

This event is free and open to the public. As space may be limited, participants are asked to RSVP in advance by emailing education@queensbp.org or calling 718-286-2850.

LOCATION:
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard Room 213
Kew Gardens, NY 11415

 

 

Tuesday, April 24: Presentation on Strategies for Learning & Attention

WORKSHOP

The school will host a presentation/discussion on learning and attention strategies. Topics that will be discussed:

  • what are learning and attention issues (& what they are not)
  • which skills can be affected by learning and attention issues?
  • what helps children to improve their skills?
  • discuss how learning and attention issues may result from how the brain processes information
  • questions/concerns that family members may have

The presentation/discussion will take place at the Main Building library beginning 8:30am. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us!