District 22 Weekly Email Blast 3/22/1

State Testing Tips for Students and Families: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NY_A8sJl7AFsAxpT1Xp-ap3xszmR06DF?usp=sharing


2019 Testing Parent Guide 2019 Testing Parent Guide https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TVZqVly29ew4JvthME8l1EHNzL-v2rzE?usp=sharing


The 2019 Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments: What Parents Need to Know http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/2019/2019-handout-for-parents-3-8-tests.pdf


Things every parent should know about student participation in statewide assessments under the Every Student Succeeds Acthttp://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/2019/2019-things-every-parent-should-know-assessment.pdf


PARENTS’ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW YORK STATE’S ANNUAL GRADES 3-8 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & MATHEMATICS TESTS http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/2019/2019-faq-for-parents-3-8-tests.pdf


The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is developing a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. This is part of New York’s ESSA plan. NYSED is gathering feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public. Please complete this five-minute survey and tell us how we can make the Parent Dashboard as useful as possible.  http://bit.ly/2UtaGs1


The Growing Up NYC Summer Guide features a range of free and low-cost programs and activities for youth of all ages, as well as jobs and internships for teens and young adults. Discover programs, learn the details, and find out how to apply in one place! https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/summer/

Message to a Parent Series # 4:  In this “Message to a PARENT,” You must discipline your children…but appropriately!” Principal Kafele is saying that discipline is important…but appropriately done without denigrating and demeaning the child. https://youtu.be/jbPbiMCKPOU One of the most sought-after school leadership experts in America, Principal Kafele is impacting America’s schools! He has delivered over two thousand conference and program keynotes, professional development workshops, parenting seminars and student assemblies over his 32 years of public  speaking. 

Free Adult Education Classes right here in District 22! View this page for a flyer for programs in District 22 and for more information on tuition-free adult education classes to individuals who are 21 and over. Adults can enroll in English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to learn English, Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) classes, formerly (GED), to earn a high school equivalency diploma, and Career and Technical Education classes to become certified in a trade, such as Certified Nurse Assistant, Culinary Arts, Microsoft Certification, and more.

Visit our School Events and Good News Blog: see what’s happening in our schools this week: https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/school-events-news


Visit our Community Events Page: Many upcoming events including overdose training, helmet giveaways and more https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/community-events

8th Grade Families: Round 2 of high school admissions is now open. Submit a Round 2 application by April 5 ONLY if you’d prefer a Round 2 program to your Round 1 offer. If you get a Round 2 offer, it will replace any Round 1 offer; if you don’t get a Round 2 offer, you will keep your Round 1 offer.

Visit https://www.myschools.nyc/en/  or read our Round 2 Admissions Guide to find programs available in Round 2:https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/round-2-high-school-admissions-guide—english


March 26 & 27 Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences: Check with school for exact date and time.

Thursday, March 28:
District 22 Anti-Bullying Workshop 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at  P.S. 139, 330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Cafeteria
. We will be identifying different types and forms of bullying, the frequent warning signs, what is known about the nature and prevalence of bullying, and what can parents and caregivers do. There will be additional resources provided for families. This is a FREE workshop. We will have giveaways, door prizes and light refreshments. We encourage all to attend this very informative workshop. For more information contact Linda Dalton at LDalton@schools.nyc.gov or Heather Fiorica at HFiorica@schools.nyc.gov PLEASE REGISTER athttps://forms.gle/D5WLMJS89FCmJKXx5


March 30 & 31: 8th Grade FamiliesThe Round 2 High School Fair is Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31, 2019 from 11 AM – 2 :00 PM at the Bayard Rustin Educational Campus, 351 W. 18th,  Street,
NY  NY 10011.

March 30 – April 7 Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC)

Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC) is a democratic, grassroots-driven process, in which community members – like YOU – directly decide how to spend at least $1 million in capital funds in participating Council Districts. Between March 30th and April 7th, eligible residents across the five boroughs will cast their ballot and vote for the locally developed projects that they feel will best improve their community! Click here to see if your Council Member is participating, and, if they are, click their name to view projects on the ballot and voting locations.  If you are unable to vote in person, you can vote online here. Voting is open to everyone ages 11 (or at least in 6th grade) and older* who lives in one of the 32 participating Council Districts – regardless of immigration status, gender, race, ethnicity, or eligibility to vote in traditional elections. Make sure to tell your family, friends and neighbors to vote!


Middle School Admission Results: In April, your child will get their middle school results. They’ll get a middle school offer from the Main Round and may also get a second offer from the New Schools Round. If your child also gets an offer to a new school or program, you will have to choose between the two offers. Most students get an offer to attend one of the programs ranked on their middle school application, but it is not guaranteed. If you do not get an offer from one of the programs ranked on your application, you will get one to another school. For more information visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/middle-school

April 2 – 3 NYS ELA Test paper-based administration grades 3-8

Wednesday, April 3 NYS School Survey Deadline: Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue amongall members of theschool community about how to make the school a better place to learn. Parents/guardians can take the NYC School Survey atwww.nycschoolsurvey.org using the survey access code printed on their individual surveys. If you cannot find your survey materials, you can click on a link atwww.nycschoolsurvey.org to lookup your survey access code or call the hotline at 1-877-819-2363. Please note that the survey is anonymous. No one at the DOE will ever see your individual responses. Your school. Your child. Your voice:www.nycschoolsurvey.org Questions? Please speak with your school’s parent coordinator. Thank you for taking the time to complete the NYC School Survey atwww.nycschoolsurvey.org

Friday, April 5 Deadline to apply to Round 2 High School Admissions: See above.

Friday, April 5 Deadline to apply for STEM Matters NYC 1 Week Camps: https://nycdoe.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App Families can only attend one program. However, they can apply to any program which their student is eligible to attend based on grade level (not all programs are available to all grades).Visit the  programs page so that families can see all information at once and review an FAQ in many languages: https://spep.libguides.com/STEMprograms/Summer2019 Additionally, families can click on the tab for entering K-9 programs in September to find this document that lists all programs, grades, and dates:http://spep.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=47425398

Thursday, April 11 CEC Candidate Forum: Candidate forums allow CEC candidates to meet parents and parent selectors who will vote for candidates for their district’s CEC; voting will take place from May 2–14. The parent selectors are the PA/PTA presidents, recording secretaries, and treasurers from each school. We encourage all parent selectors and candidates in our district to attend the forum on Thursday, April 11 at 6 PM at PS/IS 109, 1001 E 45th St, Brooklyn, NY 11203. ALL are welcome to attend. Download flyerhere

April 19-26 Spring Recess Schools Closed

Friday April 26 Deadline to apply for 5 Week STEM Summer in the City.  View flyer for more information here  https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/school-events-news/stemsitc5weekprogramapplicationclosedapril26applynow Application link here https://nycstem.formstack.com/forms/summerstem2019.

May 1-2 NYS Math paper-based administration: For grades 3-8

May 2 – May 14 CEC Selections: Selections by PA/PTA President, Recording Secretary and Treasurer.

May 6–17 NYSESLAT Reading, Writing, Listening for English Language Learners: Check date w/school.

May 21 CEC Election Results will be announced.

May 21 & 22, Art Exhibit 3-5 PM, Joan Snow Pre-K Center, 1340 East 29 St, 11210 view flyer

May 22–May 31 Grade 4 & 8 NYS Science Performance (Some Gr 7 accelerated check w/Principal)

June 5, Music Concert, 10:30 AM, IS 278, 1925 Stuart St, 11229

June 6, Science Expo, 9:15-11:15 AM, Joan Snow Pre-K Center, 1340 East 29 St, 11210.  View flyer

June 7, Family Fun Night, 5-7:30 PM, John Malone Community Ctr., 2331 Bergen Ave. 11234

June 13, Dance Show, 10:15 AM, PS/IS 206, 2200 Gravesend Neck Rd, 11229 View flyer