Last Week to Apply for Spring STEM Enrichment Camps

Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 who are interested in having fun, unique, STEM experiences during Spring Break, April 22 to April 26, 2019, can apply until February 15 to attend the Department of Education Spring STEM Enrichment Camps. STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs are great opportunities for children to explore, tinker, discover and design while learning and having fun. Spots are limited and preference is given to students who attend Title I schools.

Application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019!

For more information and to apply visit:

For questions, please contact

Lunar New Year Celebration at Queens Botanical Garden

Sat, February 9, 2019

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

While many places in the city are putting on Lunar New Year family friendly celebrations, our suggestion for this week is Queens Botanical Garden,, located at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355. Yes, it is quite a ride, but the line-up of events will make it all worth. On Saturday, February 9, 2019 you can celebrate the Year of the Pig at Queens Botanical Garden with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family! Drop-ins are welcome. The activities and events will include: red envelope decorating, paper cherry blossoms, paper lantern making, origami, animal face painting, storytime, ink workshops, dance and performances, art display and plant sales
For more details regarding the schedule of the day, please visit:

Parenting Minutes

WNET’s Parenting Minutes are short videos that focus on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children. Each video page contains shareable tips and facts, as well as links to more FREE resources and information.

Community Education Council District 22 Meeting Announcement




(718) 968-6111 


CEC D22 Members: Dorothy Crawford (Vice President, acting President), Natasha Arez (Recording Secretary), Jennifer Pazmino (Treasurer), Maria Figaro, Rhonda Watson-Greene, Dr. J. M. Cody, Zadine Richardson. 

Community Education Council District 22 Meeting Announcement

CEC D22’s Next Special Meeting is scheduled for 

Thursday February 7th, 2019


PS 152 / School of Science and Technology

725 East 23rd Street

Brooklyn, New York 11210


For more information or questions, please email 

We have vacancies. Become a Member. 

Please apply: providers/education-councils/available-council-seats 



Science Night is Coming!

Save the Date: Thursday, March 28 is SCIENCE NIGHT at PS 217!

Join us for a free, hands-on evening of science fun in our school cafeteria.

VOLUNTEERS needed! Please contact Sherry Goldberg to help out. No experience needed – just hands that are willing to get a little messy.



25/28 Family Night – NO Homework
28 SLT meeting 4:00 PM
30 Metro Card Van at Cortelyou Library @ 10 AM

1 First Friday – Grades K, 1 and 2
Discovery Zone Fair @ 2:30 PM
World Read Aloud Day
5 Lunar New Year. Schools Closed
8 Executive Board PA Meeting @ 8:15 AM
Second Friday – Grades 3, 4 and 5 @ 8:15 AM
11 General PA Meeting @ 6:00PM
12 Student of the Month Pre-K, K & 1
13 Student of the Month Grades 2 & 3
14 Student of the Month Grades 4 & 5
14/15 Valentine’s Day Bake Sale
18 – 22 Midwinter Recess. Schools Closed
25 SLT @ 4:00 PM
Family Night – NO Homework
27 Town Hall Safety Meeting @ 8:15 AM
Discovery Zone Spring Edition Starts

2019 Community Education Council Elections

2019 is an election year for the Community Education Council. All seats will be available for a 2 year term.

The Department of Education has launched the Campaign on January 9th, in order to raise awareness among parents of the opportunity to serve on an Education Council. Parents can apply online at  for the Education Council seats from February 14 through March 6, 2019. Information sessions are taking place in all boroughs.

SAVE THE DATE for the CEC Candidate Forum that will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6 PM at PS/IS 109 (1001 East 45th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203). At this forum nominees for the CEC will be permitted to make presentations to the selectors (PA/PTA President, Recording Secretary and Treasurer) and other parents and interested parties.

To learn more about Community Education Councils, visit

View this CEC Information Video here

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to parent Coordinator Mara Dubovici ( / 718.434.6960 x 1)

Join P.S. 217 Conversation Circle for Non-English Speakers!

Conversation Circle is a great way to practice English with native speakers.  It is fun, informal and free. If you would like to practice your English, join P.S. 217 Conversation Circle for group conversation on Tuesdays from 8:15 to 9:15am.  Meet other parents and neighbors and improve your speaking skills.

Our Spring 2019 session is February 12 – May 21. Orientation for English speakers and registration for non – English speakers will take place Tuesday, February 12 in Room 109, at 8:15am. For more information, contact Mara Dubovici, Parent Coordinator (Room 109 / / 718.434.6960 x 1)

Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages Classes at P.S. 217

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:40 – 9:00 PM

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:40 to 9:00 PM, adults willing to learn English in a classroom environment are welcome to join the curriculum based program offered by OACE (Office of Adult and Continuing Education).  FREE English for Speakers of Other Languages classes are open to all to individuals who are 21 and over.

Ongoing enrollment and in-take is available. For details please call 718.240.2770.

FREE Citizenship Application Assistance Offered by NYC Council Member Mathieu Eugene

Saturday, January 26, 2019 11 AM – 2 PM

Middle School 2

655 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

3rd Flood, Gymnasium

Experienced lawyers and immigration professionals will be available to help with application.

Pre-registration is required for this event! For an appointment and/or a detailed list of what documents you should bring, please call 646-664-9400. Website: