It was wonderful, exciting, festive and hugely
successful! Thank you so much for your support in making this the
best Spring Feast ever!
Special thank you to 2015 Spring Feast Co-Chairs, Iris Lam, Carol Meltzer and Sylvia Ramos for
all their time and effort in making the Spring Feast so wonderful and
Stay tuned for our Spring Feast Online Auction, coming
See photos of the grand event at http://www.pbase.com/andrewcribb (Click through to
the Stuyvesant gallery and the event gallery. No press use without express
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 two more regular General Meetings this year: 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.
Any Questions? Email us at
We can’t wait to meet you!
PA AND SLT ELECTIONS FOR 2015 - 2016
Nominations for PA and SLT Elections Now Open:
Please consider running for a position on next year's PA
Executive Board or the SLT. This is a great way to have a direct say in your
child's Stuy experience. Elections will be held for all PA officer positions at
the May 26 PA General Meeting and for SLT representative positions at
the June PA General Meeting.
Click here for nomination form!
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,
THE PA NEEDS WRITERS, PROOFREADERS, DESIGNERS, TRANSLATORS for 2014-2015!!
PA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium (Refreshments @ 6:30 p.m.)
Join the PA for a student moderated panel
discussion with admissions representatives from these Hidden Ivies:
Vanderbilt University, Pomona College, Reed College and Johns Hopkins
University. For more information click the Hidden Ivies Flyer .
COLLEGE NIGHT FOR JUNIOR FAMILIES
Thursday, April 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The PA will be hosting 175 college representatives at
Stuyvesant High School to meet Junior students and their parents! The
PA will be also be serving dinner to the reps prior to the event. We are looking
for volunteers between 2:30 - 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to
impress upon the college reps the wonderful community we have at
Stuyvesant. Volunteers for College Night, Thurs April 30th should
email their name and child's year to
ACT/NEW SAT COMBINATION PRACTICE TEST
Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Stuyvesant High School
Kaplan is holding an ACT/New SAT Combination Practice Test at
Stuyvesant. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Pre-Register at http://bit.ly/StuyPT5_2_15
Click this link for more information
Questions: Please contact Robin Kaufman at
PRE-COLLEGE INFORMATION PRESENTATION
FOR 9TH & 10TH GRADE PARENTS/ GUARDIANS
Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium
Topic: How to Navigate the College Admissions Process
Speaker: Larry Strickler, Baruch College
Come hear Larry Strickland, an expert and entertaining
speaker from Baruch College to help you learn about required standardized tests
(SAT and ACT), financial aid and the general college admissions process.
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 .
PERFORMANCE OF VERDI'S REQUIEM AT CARNEGIE HALL
Sunday, May 24, 8:30 p.m., Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Avenue)
Members of the Stuyvesant Chorus, along with faculty, alumni, and distinguished soloists, will join a full professional orchestra at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 24th at 8:30pm to perform Verdi's Requiem. Tickets for this magnificent musical performance range from $20-$100, and may be purchased in the Principal's office, Room 105. Learn more at this link.
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.
REMIND YOUR STUDENTS!
The school library is open until 5:00pm on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to the generous support of parents who have
donated to the Parents' Association. Encourage your student to take advantage
of this study resource.
INFORMATION ABOUT CONTACTING YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS
Now that the Parent/Teacher conferences have taken
place, please remember that you should always feel free to follow up with any
school personnel as questions and concerns may arise. You can email all of your
child’s teachers (and guidance counselor), all Assistant Principals, and
Principal Zhang via this link: http://stuy.enschool.org/apps/staff/
Individual teachers may provide students with alternate email addresses.
Teachers usually do not have school phone numbers, but telephone messages may
be left at the general school switchboard, 212-312-4800. Or you may leave a
message for a teacher with the appropriate Assistant Principal, whose
department extensions are:
Biology/GeoScience- Ms. Fong: x7011 or
Chemistry/Physics-Mr. Thomas: x9010 or
English- Mr.Grossman: x6011 or
Guidance- Ms. Pedrick: x2222 or
Mathematics- Ms. Ferrara: x4020 or
Music/ Fine Arts/Technology- Dr. Wheeler: x1321 or
Physical Education/Health- Mr. Moran: x5010 or
Social Studies- Ms. Suri: x3021 or
World Languages- Ms. Ubieta: x5021or
Always feel free to contact your child’s guidance
counselor for assistance. And Parent Coordinator Andrew Wong (
212-312-4800, ext. 2713) can help in reaching out to school staff.
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.
TICKETS: BECAUSE OF NEW AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES, we have extended the early-bird special for another week. Through March 7, you can still get tickets for $70 per seat (table for 10 for $650.)
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 Spring Feast page
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.
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