Upcoming District Sponsored Events

MATH MATTERS – a middle school family math workshop – Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at MS 74. Registration required. Click HERE for details.

SWD Book Club – the book for February is WONDER by R. J. Palacio – Monday, February 12, 2018 6:15 PM at PS 213 (231-02 67 Ave.)  Registration required. Click HERE for details.

We Heart Computer Science – A Hands-On Computer Science Introductory Workshop For Parents & Students (grades 5 & up) – Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:15 8:00 PM at MS 74.  Click HERE for details.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk – learn parenting techniques from the best selling book – Tuesdays, March 6,13 & 20, 2018, 9:00 – 11:00 AM at MS 74. Registration required.  Click HERE for details.

Upcoming District and Community Events

Parents, please take the time to look into these upcoming programs.  Really interesting and engaging.  The flyers with additional information are attached.  Happy Winter!
*  A Parent Book Club (for families interested in reading, sharing, and learning about people with disabilities) – click HERE
*  Math Matters (A Middle School Family Math Workshop) – click HERE
*  We Love Computer Science (A Hands-on Computer Science Introductory Workshop for Parents & Students (grades 5 & up) – click HERE
*  How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk (Learn parenting techniques from the best selling book) – click HERE
*  Spelling Bee for 3rd through 6th graders by Queens Library – click HERE
*  Include NYC Fair (Summer fun and year-round activities for young people with disabilities) – click HERE

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.