Opportunity to Serve on the Community Education Council for District 26

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is looking to appoint 2 parents to Community Education Council 26.  The Community Education Council meets one time a month in the evening to talk about education policies and to pick and choose which schools get capital funding from the School Construction Authority for school construction needs such as a new school addition/extension, school electrical upgrades, upgrades to the gym, science lab, auditorium, playground, science labs, cafeteria, library and more.  If chosen you would serve for 2 years.  The requirement is that you must live in the school district.  As the Borough President appointee you will be in constant contact with the Queens Borough President’s office keeping the Borough President informed of concerns and needs in school district 26.  The Community Education Council covers only elementary and middle schools.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Approving zoning lines, as submitted by the superintendent;
  • Reviewing the district’s educational programs and assessing their effect on student achievement;
  • Submitting an annual evaluation of the superintendent to the Chancellor, and consulting on the selection of the community superintendent;
  • Serving as liaisons to School Leadership Teams and providing assistance;
  • Holding public hearings on the district’s annual capacity plans and submitting to the chancellor a CEC-approved plan based on enrollment/utilization data for each school in the district;
  • Holding joint public hearings with the chancellor (or designee) for any proposed school closing or significant change in school utilization; and

Preparing a district report card and ensuring its public distribution.

If you are interested please fill out the application at the following link http://www.queensbp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BP-Appointee-Application-2017.pdf and email it back as soon as possible to education@queensbp.org .  The applications are currently being reviewed.  Please share this with other parents who you know would be great leaders on Community Education Council 26.

Volunteer Opportunity: Field Day – Tues June 27

Field Day for all the students will be held on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the school.  The events include carnival-style games and a dunk tank!  Parent volunteers are needed from 10:00AM to 1:00PM to chaperone the students as they go from station to station. Please sign up below if you would like to volunteer.

Prom and Graduation Details

The 8th grade senior prom is tomorrow evening, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Douglaston Manor is located at 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd, Douglaston, New York, 11363., tel. 718.224.8787. All students should be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance of the Manor. Please note, students must be picked up promptly at 9:30pm.

The Graduation Ceremony is Thursday evening, June 22, 2017 at 7:30pm at Queens College. Students should be dropped off at Goldstein Theater (next to Colden Auditorium)  at 6:30 pm. Parents will be admitted into the Colden Auditorium at 7pm  and the ceremony will begin in the Colden Auditorium at 7:30pm. We expect the ceremony to be up to 2 hours long. We will have graduation rehearsals for all students tomorrow, June 21st.

Colden Auditorium and Goldstein Theater are located on the Queens College Campus at the corner of the Long Island Expressway and Kissena Blvd. in Flushing. Two parking lots are conveniently located directly across from the pedestrian entrance, between Reeves Avenue and the Horace Harding Expressway. Parking is free.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the 8th grade Assistant Principal, Mr. Lampoutis at 718.423.8138 or by email at tlampoutis@schools.nyc.gov.

8th Grade Student Breakfast

Dear 8th Grade Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

On the morning of Tuesday, June 20th, there will be a yearbook signing/bagel breakfast for our graduating 8th grade students in the cafeteria during periods 1 and 2. Students should bring their yearbooks so that students can exchange yearbooks during the time they are in the cafeteria.

Thank you,
Mr. Taso Lampoutis
Assistant Principal

MS67 Louis Pasteur Summer Reading List

Gr 6:
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Marley, A Dog Like No Other: A Special Adaptation for Young Readers – John Grogan

Gr 7:
Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson by Barry Denenberg
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

Gr 8:
Chew On This by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Rizzo, Assistant Principal.