PA GENERAL MEETING: Middle School Applications & Successful Homework Helping Strategies – October 25th

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Guidance Counselor Mr. Reid will be on hand to talk about District 28 middle schools, and will answer parent questions regarding the middle schools application process.
Also, Parent Focus Educational Coach Courtney Hillesheim will be offering parents successful tips and strategies to help their child reduce frustration around completing homework assignments.
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The current PA Executive Board with former Co-President Jackie Jauregui (back fourth from left), and Parent Focus Educational Coach Courtney Hillesheim (front left)
 
Childcare is available for school-aged children. Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, October 25th
6:00-8:00pm
Main Building Auditorium

TITLE 1 MEETING: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

UPDATE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER FOR FUTURE DATE OF MEETING.

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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:

  • Provide an overview of Title I laws and policies
  • Describe parental involvement requirements
  • Vote and Select Title I Parent Committee Structure and members
  • Select Title I Parent Committee Chairperson

If you are able to make this meeting, or participate as a parent committee member, please come to this meeting.

MEETING LOCATION: 
Main Building Library
Monday, October 15, 4:00PM

Parent Workshop Tuesday, Oct 9: Think Central

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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!

Meet your new SLT members!

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!

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From Left: Alpana Patel, Joel Grayson, Debbie McGirt (alternate), Silva Eden (alternate), Anna Valasco

 

Public Hearing: Wednesday, September 26th on Proposed Kew Gardens Jail

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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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