Parent Advisory Board Meeting – Nov. 30

Parents are invited to the next Parent Advisory Board meeting on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6:00pm located at Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Blvd in the Borough President’s Conference Room.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will host a workshop for all Queens Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) as well as for parents interested in becoming more involved in their schools. The workshop will feature presentations from Family Advocates Sonia Rueda (School District 28) and Lori Butera (School District 26.)

For more information: Parent Advisory Board Invite.

RSVP by calling (718) 286-2850 or at

Picture Retake Day: December 2nd, 2015

If you are interested in retakes, please return the complete photo package with the exception of the class picture. No retakes will be done without the return of original package.

If you did not receive your pictures, or a technical error occurred with your photographs, please notify me in writing and your child will be scheduled for a retake.

If your child was absent on the original photo day, their individual picture will be taken on retake day. Please be sure to send the envelope designating which package you are purchasing along with a check made out to “Irvin Simon” if you have not previously placed an order.

2014-15 School Quality Snapshot

Results of the school survey that was conducted over the spring are now available.  You can find the reports at these DOE links:

The survey results inform us of everything from the students’ academic performance level to the parental and community satisfaction level.  Last school year, 63% of the teachers and 98% of the students responded to the survey, but only 31% of the parents had responded.  We’re aiming to bring up the parental survey participation to 90% or above.

November 12th PTA Meeting Agenda

The next PTA meeting is this Thursday November 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The anticipated agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Speaker: Mr. Jerard Armstrong, Guidance Counselor, MS67Q on the topic of “Cyberbullying”

Approval of minutes from the last meeting (5 min)
President’s Report and announcements (10 min)
Treasurer’s & Financial Secretary’s Report (5 min)
School Administrator’s Report, Mr Schandel (10 min)
VP, Membership’s Report (5 min)
VP, Fundraising’s Report (5 min)
VP, Box Top Coordinator’s Report (5 min)
VP, Volunteer Coordinator’s Report (SO Dance parent volunteer opportunity) (5 min)
VP, Website’s Report (5 min)

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Save $10 on your BJ’s Membership and Support MS67PTA

From November 2nd to November 16th, 2015 you can join or renew your BJ’s membership at a discounted rate AND help support the MS67PTA!

This membership offer is for new members who wish to enroll or existing members who want to renew. You can join or renew your BJ’s Inner Circle membership for $40 (save $10 off the annual membership fee), get 3 bonus months free, AND our PTA will receive $5!

This fundraiser is now over. You can see other opportunities to support the PTA by looking under Support the PTA in the menu.

ALERT: November PTA meeting date being changed to Thursday November 12, 2015 @7:00 PM

It has been brought to our attention that many of the parents will not be able to attend the upcoming MS67 PTA meeting currently scheduled for November 19, 2015 due to parent teacher conferences being held at the same time in NYC public high schools.

Therefore, our next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

As always, please email us with any suggested agenda items prior to the next meeting.

Parent Engagement Conference: Special Education


Queens North Parent Engagement Conference
Special Education
Thursday, November 12, 2015
5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Hosted by the Queens North Borough Support Center for parents of children with disabilities in Districts 24, 25, 26 & 30.

The Department of Education is committed to partnering with parents to provide the information and resources, to ensure your child’s success!

The workshop will take place at:
I.S. 025 Adrien Block
34-65 192 Street, Flushing, New York 11358

Please RSVP by contacting your child’s Parent Coordinator or the link below:

Translation services will be available. Light refreshments will be served.chinese spanish

New High School in District 26

There will be a Community Board 11 General Meeting on November 2, 2015 at 7:30pm at MS 156 in Bayside. The meeting will address the building of a new high school in Bayside on the site of the Bayside Jewish Center. According to Kim D’Angelo, Councilman Paul Vallone spoke at the Presidents’ Council Meeting recently about the DOE plans to build a new high school, and at a recent meeting at PS 158 “many neighborhood residents spoke out loudly against the plan.”

Please attend the meeting if you wish to express your opinion regarding a new high school in District 26.

For more information: Public Hearing on a Proposed High School in Bayside