Parent Advisory Board Meeting

Dear PTA members, Parents, Parent Coordinators, Principals and Councils:

The Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to the next Parent Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:00pm at Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424  Conference Room 213.  All parents and educators are invited to attend this informative meeting.

We will have the President of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Michael Mulgrew as our guest speaker.  The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) represents teachers in the New York City public schools.  Mr. Mulgrew will speak on several important issues related to education.  Topics that are expected to be covered include the recent changes to the Common Core and how this will affect students and teachers, teacher and student evaluations,  parent involvement,  efforts to improve innovation and academic achievement, new disciplinary actions, Community Learning Schools Initiative, class size matters and teacher training.

The Parent Advisory Board meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss current concerns and future objectives with regards to teachers and education and you will have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q and A. Please feel free to share this invitation with other parents, teachers from your school and friends.  Please RSVP via email at education@queensbp.org or via phone at (718) 286-2850.

Thank You,

Monica Gutierrez
Education Director
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
(718)286-2627

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7th Grade High School Admissions

Dear 7th Grade Parents/Guardians,

We will provide 7th grade parents with a general overview of the High School enrollment process. I hope you will join us on the evening of Thursday, May 19th from 6pm-7pm at M.S. 67 in the school auditorium. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Sincerely,
Taso Lampoutis
Assistant Principal

“A Night of the Arts” on May 24

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
7:00 pm
Doors will open at 6:30PM for viewing of the art exhibition

Join us for our annual performance of music, dance, drama, and the arts as we celebrate the remarkable talents of our students.

To reserve seats, kindly return the completed form with payment to Ms. Cho in a sealed envelope marked “Night of the Arts”. Tickets will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Only checks or money orders payable to “MS67” will be accepted. Seating will be General Admission.

Senior Activities

Dear 8th Grade Parents and 7th Grade Magnet Parents:

Graduation ceremonies will be held Monday, June 27, 2016 at Francis Lewis High School.  The ceremonies will begin at 9:30 A.M. in the Francis Lewis High School auditorium.  There are two tickets allotted for each graduate, due to the available seating in the auditorium.  Please plan accordingly.

Awards Night will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the M.S. 67 auditorium.  Students receiving awards will be notified by letter in advance.

The prom will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Douglaston Manor from 6:00 P.M. until 9:30 P.M.  Please arrange to pick up your child promptly at 9:30 P.M. in front of the restaurant.

The Earth Science Regents Lab Practical (Performance Test) will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

The Living Environment Regents will be on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 8:15 A.M.

The Core Algebra I Regents will be on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:15 A.M.

The Earth Science Regents (Written) will be on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:15 A.M.

The Geometry Regents will be on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:15 A.M.

The Second Language Proficiency in Spanish will be on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:00 A.M.

 The LOTE Spanish Comprehensive Exam (8th gr. Magnet Only) will be on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. 

 Students taking Regents and Proficiency exams will report to school ½ hour before the scheduled beginning of the test.  Students not taking the Regents will report to school at the regular time and will be dismissed at the regular scheduled time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me for additional discussion.

Sincerely,
Taso Lampoutis
Assistant Principal

Senior Dues and Graduation Information

imagesSenior dues will be collected beginning Monday, March 07, 2016 through Monday, May 02, 2016.  Graduation will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Francis Lewis High School at 9:30 A.M.  Since seating is limited, each candidate will receive two tickets only.

Dues are payable only by check or money order, in the amount of $175.00, made out to M.S.67Q.  Please write the student’s name and class on the memo line of the check/money order.  Your child’s homeroom teacher will collect payments and completed tear-offs during A.M. homeroom.

For more information: 2016 Senior Dues