STUYVESANT PARENTS - KEEP UP WITH SCHOOL NEWS
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THE PA NEEDS WRITERS, PROOFREADERS, DESIGNERS, TRANSLATORS for 2014-2015!!
- Please remember to check the school's Web site regularly at stuy.edu.
- If you are a senior parent, please also check the school's College Bulletin page often for relevant college process updates.
- Want to read the student newspaper? Click here to go to the Spectator.
- Don't forget Stuy's excellent Parent Coordinator, Andrew Wong, is always available to answer questions. Send him an e-mail, find him in room 271, or call him at 212-312-4800, ext. 4849.
To Donate to the Annual Appeal and see how your donations have worked to help the school, click HERE!
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Do what you do every day and support the PA - all year long! Instead of using Google, consider GoodSearch for your online searches! Every single search brings a donation to us so we can do more to help the school. Designate Stuy PA as your charity of choice at GoodSearch before you begin. Also consider and GoodDining to support the PA.
Stuyvesant High School Parents' Association offers a printed and online quarterly parents' newsletter called the PA Bulletin. (Click here to see past issues.) This publication offers information and advice to families about school and PA events, new programs and offerings, faculty profiles, college-related and other student enhancement advice, etc. Every issue is produced in English, Chinese and Korean. It is completely volunteer-driven. The entire team is made up of current and past parent volunteers.
We launched the first issue of 2014-2015 in early October, which should be in your mailboxes. The online edition will be found here soon. We need YOU to help us make future issues of this publication possible. If you are a budding journalist or passionate about grammar, love to design or carry your camera with you everywehre, or can write in Chinese or Korean, we need your help. Please volunteer as writers, proofreaders, translators, photographers, and designers. It is a great way to get to know the school better. Please send your name and area of interest to
STUY STUDENTS EXCEL AGAIN IN INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH IN 2014!
CLICK HERE to
see the list of the 300 newly selected 2014 Intel STS semifinalists and their brief project descriptions. (Scroll down to New York State and look for Stuyvesant High School.) This year, Stuyvesant students excel again with 11 students named as semifinalists. Join us in congratulating these fabulous students!
|Min Kyu Danny Kim|
A very special congratulation goes out to Soham Daga
for being selected as one of the 40 finalists this year!
HELP THE PA TO HELP THE SCHOOL - ALL YEAR LONG
There are many ways parents and supporters can help the PA by doing what we already do every day and at no extra cost to us. We can even save some money. Consider these options:
Start here: Designate the Stuy PA as your charity of choice at GoodSearch.
Search the Web: As you know, Google is not the only online search option. Use GoodSearch after you have selected the PA as your charity, and every search you do brings a donation to us so we can do more to help the school. If you register with GoodSearch first, each search yields even more for the PA. Go ahead! Look up something.
Shop for Holiday Gifts: Many of us choose online shopping over braving the stores. This, year, consider going to your usual shopping sites via GoodShop. GoodShop takes you to many of your favorite stores such as Lands End, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Apple, Macy's, and even Orbitz.com to make your travel plans. A portion of every purchase you make will benefit the Stuy PA. AND going through this site gives you access to many discount coupons for those stores. Don't forget to designate Stuy PA as your chosen charity first.
Shop on the go: Download the GoodShopto-go browser add on and when you shop, up to 20% of your purchase will be automatically donated to the PA, again at no extra cost to you. Youi'll also get coupon alerts for great discounts at your favorite online stores. Start shopping now!
Dine out: Make your dinner reservations or take out order online through GoodDining and every meal earns up to a 6% donation to Stuy PA. Put away your pots and pans this weekend and help the PA. Note that you must register with a valid email account before using this benefit. Don't forget to designate Stuy PA as your chosen charity first.
IMPORTANT RESOURCE: STUYRESEARCH.ORG Most recent update: Photos from the August 2014 Camp Stuy. Enjoy!
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE FABULOUS PHOTOS by ALUMNI PARENT ANDREW CRIBB?
Here is the link to Andrew's photo archive site showcasing many events from the last few years. If you missed the spring concerts or are interested in photos from the August Camp Stuy event, Andrew has put some of those photos up for your enjoyment. Please feel free to leave a comment on the site to let him know if you appreciate his efforts.
Stuyvesant High School is committed to providing students with the opportunity to participate in research. In order to improve the effectiveness of the schoolís research program, students need mentors with experience in specific areas of research such as computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and the social sciences. If you are interested in working with a student as a mentor, please email
. Please provide your name, contact information, and your particular area of research. Your information will be passed along to the appropriate Research Coordinator at the school.
SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUDGET CUTS TO STUYVESANT & TO NYC'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
is critically important that all parents contact their State and City
Elected Officials in support of maintaining proper funding for our
public schools despite the poor economy and NYS and NYC budget
shortfalls. Education is the key to our economic recovery and our
elected officials must stand firm and provide the responsible leadership
needed to protect our school children against devastating cuts.1. For more information on speaking out against the cuts, please click HERE.2. To print out a "clip-n-save" guide to learn who represents you and how to contact elected officials, please click HERE.
HELP THE PA
SEARCH ON GOODSEARCH - SUPPORT STUYWe seem to be constantly "Googling" for information. What if every time we find something online, we also support the school or the PA? Now we can. Use goodsearch.com to look up information and a donation is made to the school or the PA every time. Yes, every time. Don't forget to select the PA or the school as your cause before you conduct your search. Try it now. Click on the logo below.
SHOP ONECAUSE - SUPPORT STUY
CLICK HERE to shop on-line through onecause.com (formally SchoolPop) at over 400
of the best-known brand name stores. A portion of your total will be
donated to the Stuy PA at no extra cost to you. All you have to do is:
1) Register with OneCause.com; 2) Remember to access the merchant's
website through the PA's website or OneCause.com. Itís that simple!
to shop QSP-Reader's Digest for books, magazines, and music. Fourty
percent (yes 40%) of your subtotal will benefit the Stuyvesant PA.
Thank you for your support!
Want to know more about summer programs, school budget, school survey reports, school progress reports, check out our Resource Page
ABSENCE or LATENESS NOTE
SCHOOL POLICY: The administration requests all parents to complete an ABSENCE or LATENESS NOTE whenever their children are absent from or arrive late to school. The note may be found here.
Senior Parents: Missed the October 1st presentation at Senior Parent Night? Download it by clicking here
|CALENDARS Please click HERE to download the 2014-2015 School Year Calendar. NEW! Click on the mini calendar at the top right of this page to see the PA's meeting calendars for 2014-2015. Please e-mail to let us know if you find an error in any of this information.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
The Executive Board of the Parents' Association of Stuyvesant High School opposes Bill S7738-2013 and Bill A9979-2013 to change the use of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) as the sole criterion for admission to the specialized high schools. As stated in recent statements from the Bronx High School of Science Parents' Association, Brooklyn Tech PTA and Brooklyn Tech Alumni Association, the SHSAT provides an objective, meritocratic method to allot seats to the specialized high schools that admits young people from all economic levels, races, religions, and immigration histories. Any disparities in the diversity of admissions results are not the fault of the SHSAT, but of deeper problems in our educational system and our society. Altering the specialized high school admissions process will badly damage those schools without fixing the underlying root causes of inequality. We urge the state's legislators to vote against the proposed bills.
Click here to read Bill S7738/A9979.
Click here to read the statement by The Bronx High School of Science Parents' Association.
Click here to read the statement by the Brooklyn Technical High School Parent Teacher Association.
Click here to read the statement by the Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni Association and here for their supporting position paper.