District 22 Weekly Email Blast 1/12/18

Some photos from College Awareness Day:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/17P9BlfG-JrTjYoVGHsTCYMqLTHGEu85-/view?usp=sharing 



School Events/Good News Blog https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/school-events-news



Community Events: https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/community-events



Monday, January 15: Schools are closed in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.



Tuesday, January 16: Parent to Parent NYS and the New York City Department of Education are hosting an information session on the ASD Nest and ASD Horizon programs (specialized programs for students on the autism spectrum) on Tuesday, January 16, on Staten Island. The event will discuss program features, the application process, and admissions criteria. Contact (718) 494-4872 or SIPTP@aol.com to RSVP or get more information.



Friday, January 19 There’s still time to submit your Kindergarten Application: The deadline has been extended.  All children born in 2013 who live in NYC can apply to kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. You don’t need any paperwork or documentation to apply—all you need is:

Your child’s name, date of birth, and current pre-K (if applicable)
Your contact information and information on any siblings who will be in grades K-5 next year (if applicable)
The programs you are applying to, ranked in your preference order —use the Kindergarten Directory to choose up to 12 programs
Apply online, by phone at 718-935-2009, or in person at a Family Welcome Center by January 19. Already submitted your application? Forward this message to friends or family who still need to apply.

Visit Kindergarten Admissions,http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/kindergarten.html  call 718-935-2009, or email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov if you have any questions. Questions? You can visit Kindergarten Admissions, email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov, or call 718-935-2009.



Saturday, January 27 The annual INCLUDEnyc Fair (formerly Summer Fun & More): will be held Saturday, January 27, from 11am-3pm at Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. Families can meet face-to-face with representatives from nearly 100 different summer camps, after-school programs, recreational programs, and more. Interpretation will be available in Spanish, Chinese, and ASL. For more information, visit their website www.includenyc.org



Pre-Kindergarten Admissions Information and Open Houses: https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/pre-k-open-house-information



Chancellor Fariña Announces Annual Arts in School Report: Celebrating Record-High Number of Certified Arts Teachers Citywide http://on.nyc.gov/2FfvvzS



The UFT’s Dial-A-Teacher program was founded in 1980 to offer homework help to students. Today, qualified teachers at Dial-A-Teacher field more than 60,000 calls a year in 10 languages! Learn more: http://www.uft.org/parents/dial-a-teacher



Keeping Kids Healthy No more sick days! Check out expert advice to keep your child healthy year-round: https://www.familyeducation.com/kids/keeping-kids-healthy



Middle school is often a time of social and emotional turmoil. While you can’t stop it from happening, you can help your kids learn to control it. Here’s advice on how: 



Guide to Healthy Eating and Active Living in NYChttp://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/cdp/healthy-eating-active-living-guide.pdf
The symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are often described as “flu-like”–headache, weakness, nausea, etc. Install CO alarms in your home to detect this odorless, colorless gas. http://ow.ly/cdZ930hAfTN



Is your child interested in learning more about a marine-related career? Students 13-years-old and above can apply for various scholarships through Beneath the Sea! For inquires, please email scholarships@beneaththesea.org



CEC 22 has a vacancy open to any parent with a child in pre-k through eighth grade in a District 22 school.

If you are interested in serving on the Council, please consider applying to fill this seat. To obtain an application, email CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov or visit http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/CEC/GPInformation/default.htm Please be sure to submit your completed application no later than January 19, 2018.

CECs work directly with the superintendent; provide input to the Chancellor and to the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) on district concerns; approve zoning lines; hold public hearings on capital needs; and so much more!