Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to the Next Parent Advisory Board meeting on NYC School Safety Protocols – May 31, 2018

Please see the message below from the Office of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz:


Dear Parent Advisory Board members, Principals, Teachers, Parents, PA/PTA, and Parent Coordinators,

The next meeting of the Parent Advisory Board will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall, Room 200 located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY.

We will host an important information session with representatives from the Department of Education and the New York Police Department on the topic of school safety, in light of the recent school shootings in other states.

We will have the following guest speakers:

Mark Rampersant – Deputy CEO Office of Safety & Youth Development, NYC Department of Education

Jay Findling – Director of Emergency Readiness, Safety, and Security, NYC Department of Education

*Will outline the safety protocols in effect in the City’s public schools and go over the safety drills put in place to prepare schoolchildren on how they should respond in the event of a shooting.

 Sergeant Dwayne Palmer – School Safety Division, New York Police Department

*Will review the lessons law enforcement have learned from previous school shootings and discuss how these lessons have led to updated shooting response protocols.

Please feel free to backpack the invitation attached above home with the students or share this invitation with other parents, as the Parent Advisory Board meeting is open to the public.

Attendees will be able to ask questions during the questions and answer period of the meeting.

Please RSVP via email at education@queensbp.org or via phone at 718-286-2850.

Coffee with the Principal – 7th Grade Parents

Seventh grade parents are invited to coffee with Principal Annello and the administrative team on Friday, May 25th at 9:00am. RSVP required to Jenny Cho at xcho@schools.nyc.gov by Wednesday, May 23rd. Please click HERE for details. (The flyer has the incorrect year but dates are correct.)

Free Practice SHSAT at Kaplan- May 19-20

Kaplan is offering a free, 60-minute SHSAT practice test at locations across NYC the weekend of May 19 – 20. Approximately one week from the test administration, students will receive access to a personalized score report that will help them prepare for test day. Practice tests are free to attend, but seats are limited.  Click HERE to go to the Kaplan website for additional information and registration.

**This message is posted as an informational service to parents and does not constitute an endorsement of Kaplan or its programs.**

8th Grade Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th Graders,

Below are a few reminders/updates:

Washington, DC Trip:

The Washington, DC trip is on May 16-18.  Please remind your child to pack appropriate clothing and items for the trip.  Students should report to the school at 6:30am on Wednesday.  Please do not park in front of the school building.

ARISTA Candidates:

Students that met the academic requirements for ARISTA were given invitation letters stating that their service record was due on May 11. We will extend it to this Monday, May 14.  The ceremony is on May 31 at 9am.

Awards Night:

Students that were recommended by the 8th grade teachers to receive an award were giving invitations this week to attend the ceremony on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30pm.  Please return the slip by June 1 confirming if you will be attending.

Bronx Science Open House for 7th Grade

A Message from the Bronx High School of Science:

Open House for 7th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians

Bronx Science would like to invite your 7th grade students to our Spring Open House, which will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

The tour is self-guided so students and parents/guardians can come anytime between the hours of 5:00 – 7:00pm and they can feel free to stay as long as they like.

Students and parents/guardians will be able to talk to students, parents, teachers and administrators and learn about the Bronx Science experience.  They will be able to create a self-guided tour of the school, which will enable them to visit demonstrations in every department.  The presentations will be given throughout the evening so they can come anytime before 7:00pm and drop into any class for as long as they wish.

Your families can visit our website:  www.bxscience.edu to learn more about the school, including directions, after school activities, our Course Guide, and much, much more about Bronx Science.

Families can register at the following link: http://bxscience.edu/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=409197&id=1

Click HERE to access the flyer in English.
Chinese HERE
Korean HERE
Spanish HERE