WELCOME CLASS OF 2019 PARENTS!
We know exactly how you are feeling – excited and more than a little
apprehensive. We are here to help.
It’s Not too Early to Get Involved: Join our Community NOW
We have three more regular General Meetings this year: March 24 (topic:
Changes to the SATs), April 28 (topic: Panel of College Reps)
and May 26 (topic: Federal Student College Aid).
Light refreshments are offered at 6:30 pm; the meetings start at 7:00
pm. Please come to the meetings, learn how the PA runs and get
to know your fellow Stuyvesant parents. Check our
website stuy-pa.org for more information.
2015 Spring Feast
All Class of 2019 Parents and Students are
cordially invited to attend the PA’s annual “Spring Feast” gala on April
17th at Jing Fong restaurant in Chinatown. This event
is a wonderful opportunity to meet current parents and students,
mingle with teachers and administrators and get your questions answered
before next fall. Buy your tickets HERE. As you check out, please add “Class of
2019” in the notes field.
Any Questions? Email us at
We can’t wait to meet you!
DONATE TO THE ANNUAL APPEAL - STUYVESANT NEEDS YOUR HELP
To Donate to the Annual Appeal and see how your donations have worked to help the school,
SPRING FEAST - BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY
Friday, April 17, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m., Jing Fong Restaurant (20 Elizabeth Street, NY, NY)
Participate in the largest Stuyvesant community and
fundraising event of the year. All parents, students, siblings and alumni are
invited to attend. The evening will include a raffle, auction, student
performances, dinner, music and more.
The PA has secured an exciting mentorship opportunity, which has made been possible by the Zheng family, but you must attend the Spring Feast to take advantage of it. Ten MDs, Directors and VPs from a major investment bank will hold one-on-one, private sessions with Stuy kids to discuss how to succeed on Wall Street. The sessions will take place at Stuy starting at the beginning of May. The sign-up, which will take place at the Spring Feast, is free, but is limited to 20 kids. Other mentoring sessions (in science and architecture, among others) will be offered at the silent auction to be held that night.
If you miss the Spring Feast, you will miss these mentoring possibilities! Buy your tickets now.
We are trying to organize tables around various interests, so if you want to sit with the club or team your child is involved with, let them know and we will organize the seating. If you want to make new friends, we will put you with like-minded people.
CASH DONATIONS: The PA has received a matching donation of up to $2,500 from the Zheng family! This means that every dollar you contribute is worth two dollars. The matching donation will only be made if and to the extent the PA receives cash donations from you. We are still short of our goal, so act now.
AUCTION DONATIONS: Some recent donations for the auction:
Four Disney One-Day Park Hopper passes
Tickets to a Mets game
Tickets to the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
Henri Bendel "Blocked Carryall" Handbag
SAT Common App Essay Package
Please keep them coming! No donation is too small. The PA welcomes all unused/unopened items, and is especially interested in auctioning unforgettable experiences. Can you cook authentic Chinese or Korean food? Offer to go to the winning bidder’s house and cook for a group of ten. All donations are tax deductible.
TREAT-A-TEACHER: Buy a ticket for a teacher (by March 12, please) and suggest teachers to be invited to the event. Give the people who work so hard for your kids a wonderful night out.
SENIOR PARENTS: Buy a booster ad for your graduating senior in the commemorative Spring Feast Journal to congratulate him or her for a job well. Email Iris Lam at
or Ruth Wyatt at
if you are interested.
To buy tickets, treat a teacher, donate auction items, advertise in the journal, sponsor the event, volunteer or for more information click the .
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS - DEADLINE APRIL 10
Seniors: The Alumni Association is currently accepting
applications for their generous scholarships available to the Class of 2015.
These range from from $100 to $12,500! This is just one of the many ways in
which our loyal alumni support Stuyvesant and its students - learn more at this
link: http://www.stuyalumni.org/spring-2015-scholarships/ Please note that the deadline to apply
is April 10th.
Also check the Scholarships and
Aid page for additional scholarship opportunities.
THE PA NEEDS WRITERS, PROOFREADERS, DESIGNERS, TRANSLATORS for 2014-2015!!
PA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium (Refreshments @ 6:30 p.m.)
Experts from the Kaplan Test Prep company will discuss
the changes to the SAT exam (beginning in Spring, 2016), and how students can
best prepare for the new format. Robin
Kaufman is the Pre-College Programs Manager for Kaplan working in Manhattan. Cailin
Papszycki is the Regional Director for Kaplan working in New York State.
Between them they have over 13 years of experience working with families to
navigate the testing landscape.
SPRING FACULTY RECEPTION - VOLUNTEERS AND DESSERT DONATIONS NEEDED
Thursday, March 26
the PA sponsors a faculty reception to kick off the Parent Teacher Conferences. Volunteers
are needed to set-up, serve teachers, and/or clean up. Contact
you can volunteer or to let us know if you can contribute food and/or desserts.
We depend on our parents to help make this feast a HUGE success!
Dessert Donations Needed - If you'd like to donate a dessert for this event, please send it in on
Thursday morning with your child - they may bring any dessert items to
Room 209 throughout the day. Thank you!
SPRING PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27 (morning)
SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium (Refreshments @ 6:30 p.m.)
Speaker: Frank Bruni, New York Times Columnist and bestselling author
Topic: A Healthier Approach to College and the Admissions Race
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni will
speak to Stuyvesant families at this special presentation. He will discuss his new book about college
admissions, “Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be” which addresses the
stress todays’ families face in coping with the college process. Students are
welcome and encouraged to attend.
STUDENT MUSICAL SHOWCASE
Wednesday, April 1, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
All parents are welcome to attend. Come hear the mellifluous sounds of
our beginning, intermediate, and advanced bands, along with our string
orchestra & always-scintillating jazz band!
NEW YORK NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR
Sunday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - Hall 1C (655 West 34 Street)
PA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium (Refreshments @ 6:30 p.m.)
JUNIOR PARENTS - COLLEGE NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Thursday, April 30
ART/AUCTION SALE - SAVE THE DATE
Friday, May 15
Save the Date: There will be an Art Auction/Sale at
school on the evening of Friday, May 15 – part of the proceeds will directly
benefit the Physical Education department and the school’s 45 PSAL sports
teams. Learn more at this link: http://stuy.enschool.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=346519&id=0
NEW YORK COLLEGES THAT CHANGE LIVES (CTCL) EVENT
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., New York's Hotel Pennsylvania - Skytop Ballroom (401 Seventh Avenue)
Since 1998, CTCL has
offered a national series of information sessions and college fairs for
students, parents, and college counselors. These sessions begin with an enlightening
30-minute presentation on today’s college search process and are followed
immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Students
and families are able to collect information from and speak directly with
admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the
book Colleges That
Change Lives. For more information about this event please check the CTCL Events website .
PA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium (Refreshments @ 6:30 p.m.)
PA has rescheduled the cancelled January General Meeting speaker, Mr.
Michael Turner, to the PA General Meeting on May 26, which will feature an informative
presentation on the financial aid process for college.
NEW FACEBOOK PAGES!
Please check out our new Facebook Pages for Freshman and
Sophomore parents and click "LIKE" on the pages to receive news and updates. Also check out the new Spring Feast page for information regarding the biggest and most important fundraiser held
annually by the Stuyvesant Parents Association.
PLEASE JOIN US TO CONGRATULATE STUY'S 2015 SEMIFINALISTS IN THE INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH!
CLICK HERE to see the list of the 300 newly selected 2015 Intel STS semifinalists and their brief project descriptions. Please join us in congratulation the 2 students from Stuyvesant.
Writers, photographers, editors, proofreaders, translators and designers are needed to help with the quarterly PA Bulletin . We especially need writers -- no professional experience required!! Please send your name and area of interest to bulletinboard@stuy-pa-org.
SUPPORT THE SCHOOL WHILE SEARCHING AND SHOPPING ON THE WEB
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 with money-saving coupons. If you search the web using GoodSearch instead of Google, shop online using GoodShop, make dinner reservations using GoodDining, a donation will be made to Stuyvesant if you indicate Stuy PA as your charity of choice. To learn how, please click the Support the School page.
NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat introduced Bill S-1787 to “Authorize[s] the board of education of the city school district of the City of New York to establish standards for admission to special high schools” (http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S1787-2015) (The special high schools include: Stuyvesant,Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, Queens HS for the Sciences at York College, HS for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, HS for American Studies at Lehman college, Brooklyn Latin, Laguardia HS and all additional schools that the board of education of the city school district of the City of New York designates as special high schools)Many Stuy parents attended the Dec 11 rally at City Hall to oppose the City Council Resolution to support the NYS bills to change the Specialized High Schools admissions policy from the current single, objective test admissions criterion to multiple, including subjective and non-academic, criteria. Many Stuy parents also testified at City Hall, signed petitions, and sent emails to legislators. Our voices make a difference! The resolution in the NYC Council may or may not come up for a vote. There will be more actions we can take as developments occur.Please contact
if you want further information and would like to be involved. 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 school’s 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.
Want to know more about summer programs, school budget, school survey reports, school progress reports, check out ourResource 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.
STUYVESANT PARENTS - KEEP UP WITH SCHOOL NEWS
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- 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.
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|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.