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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.
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  • Don't forget Stuy's excellent Parent Coordinator, Harvey Blumm, is always available to answer questions. Send him an e-mail, find him in room 273, or call him at 347-563-5099.

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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 GoodShop and GoodDining to support the PA.

2014 SCHOOL SURVEYS
Deadline: Friday, April 11 | Online or by mail

Last year a record number of Stuyvesant parents completed the survey. Let's keep up the momentum this year! If you did not pick up your survey in person in March, the form was mailed to your homes last week. You may either mail the completed paper form or complete them online by clicking the logo above and using the serial number on your paper form to log in.

If you have misplaced your green envelope and need your online access code, please call the DOE's Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603. You will need your child's name and the school's name to retrieve your code.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Every year, all parents, all 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. Survey questions assess the community's opinions on academic expectations, communication, engagement, and safety and respect. School leaders can use survey results to better understand their own school's strengths and target areas for improvement. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.

      THE 11th ANNUAL SPRING FEAST     
  & 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION   
     
WAS A SUCCESS THANKS TO YOU!     

Special Guest Mr. Larry Barth being thanked for 30 years of dedication to Stuyvesant by Co-Presidents Dave Venderbush and Haiying Ju. Photo Credit: Tom Eng

THANK YOU  to everyone who supported the PA's "Sports Night" on March 21.
And thank you to everyone who participated in the online auction last week.

Click the auction icon below to see the results.



The auction is now closed.

 Click HERE to learn more about Spring Feast.


SPRING 2014 BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR
Thursday to Sunday, April 3 - 6, 2014
Tribeca Barnes & Noble | 97 Warren Street (1 block from Stuyvesant High School)


Get your SAT, ACT, AP, Regents, and other test prep books and materials and beach reading to get ready for Spring Break. Come to the Tribeca Barnes & Noble (97 Warren Street) from April 3-6 to make your purchases and help support the PA. Or you can shop 
online using school code: 1133994. Click HERE or on the logo above to download the voucher.  Join us at 4PM on Friday, April 4 for the kick off event. Students from the Stuy Jazz Band and A Capella will perform between 4 and 5 PM.

CHECK OUT THE ENHANCED ONLINE VERSION OF THE 2014 MID-WINTER PA NEWSLETTER - The Bulletin!

Active ImageCLICK HERE to read the latest full-color online version of the PA newsletter. The online version has an additional article on applying for summer opportunities, highlights from the postponed January General Membership meeting, and a full-color photo galleryHighlights of this issue include sage advice on the college admission process from Keith Berman of Options for College, a summary of the recent Stuy graduates panel on the transition from high school to college, an article written by special guest contributer Jed Applerouth of Applerouth Education, Inc., and more! And every issue is translated into Chinese and Korean!

Note: All links in the online version are clickable, including links to summer internship and job resources.

Looking for archive issues?  Every issue of the Bulletin since 2001 is available online. Click here to read them.

Have a comment?  Send the the Bulletin team your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas for new articles.  Email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Bulletin team wishes everyone a very happy start of the spring term!  Please look for our next issue in early May.

JOIN US AT THE NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, April 29 | 7:00 PM | Murray Kahn Theatre (auditorium)

Come hear The Hidden Story of What Drives Success, a presentation by Dr. Vivian Louie from Hunter College.

It's a common American story - certain ethnic groups are motivated to achieve, and others are not. In telling this story, we see the power of ethnity everywhere and attribute ethnic cultural causes to ethnic patterns of inequality. That's why for all the comparisons between groups, both historic and present - who's up, who's down, who has the winning formula, who doesn't - the real point is missed. The hidden story of what drives success has to do with the power of institutions to shape what opportunities groups have or don't have, and what they can do. Yet we do not often bring into the dialogue the fact that institutions and policies matter. In this talk, Dr. Louie draws on the existing research, including her own, to suggest ways to refocus the national conversation on what drives success in the United States. She suggests that the question should really be: While there are clearly ethnic patterns in achievement, does that mean ethnic culture is driving these differences? Refocusing the national conversation is crucial because this move will help us develop better policies to address inequality in America.

Note: Stuy spiritwear will not be available for purchase at this meeting. Please stay posted to learn when they will be available again. They make wonderful gifts for the entire extended family!

Come early and mingle with other parents before the meeting. The PA's Hositality Committee will serve coffee and snacks beginning at 6:30.

JUNIOR PARENTS - DID YOU MISS THE MARCH 11 COLLEGE INFORMATION KICK OFF MEETING?
  Click HERE to see the PowerPoint presentation and make sure you stay on top of the process in the coming months ahead.

Please don't forget to log in to the school's
PARENT TOOLS page to sign up for individual College Advisement sessions with our wonderful College Office Counselors. Don't have a Parent Tools account?  Forgot your Parent Tools password? No worries. Please contact Parent Coordinator, Harvey Blumm, to activate your new account or to reset your password. Send him an e-mail , find him in room 273, or call him at 347-563-5099.

HOLD THE DATE: Thursday, May 1 is the highly anticipated annual COLLEGE NIGHT sponsored by the Stuyvesant Parents' Association. Come meet representatives from more than 175 colleges from across the country!


NEED AN EXCUSE TO SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP?

Stuyvesant High School PA

GET WHAT YOU NEED (OR WANT) AND SUPPORT THE PA!

Note: Eligible items sold directly by Amazon.com only. Marketplace purchases will not apply.


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!
David Cahn
Jack Cahn
Julia Cha
Soham Daga
Lydia Goldberg
Min Kyu Danny Kim
Eugene Lee
Michael Lim
Jing Lin
Alex Sandomirsky
Alvin Wei

A very special congratulation goes out to Soham Daga for being selected as one of the 40 finalists this year!

CALENDARS
Click HERE to download the 2013-2014 School Year Calendar.
Please click HERE for Stuyvesant High School's Spring Term 2014 Calendar.
Please click HERE for the January 2014 Regents and Final Exam schedule.
Looking ahead, click HERE for the projected January 2014 NYS Regents Exam schedule.
Click on the mini calendar at the top right of this page to see the PA's meeting calendars for 2013-2014.
Please e-mail 
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to let us know if you find an error in any of this information.

FALL 2013 A.I.S. TUTORING AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS

Parents, please remind your students that FALL A.I.S. (Academic Intervention Services) tutoring sessions are available to all students who want extra time to review classroom topics.  Most courses are covered by these free, supplemental afterschool sessions, which take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:40 to 4:40. All tutoring sessions are taught by teachers who teach sections in these subjects. Click HERE for the new schedule.
MICHAEL ST. JOHN TURNER PRESENTATION ON FINANCIAL AID FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS
Tuesday, October 22 | 7:00 PM | Murray Kahn Theatre (auditorium)

Did you miss the October 22 presentation by Michael St. John Turner? Mr. St. John Turner is the Client Relationship Manager of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. Click HERE to download his PowerPoint presentation.

SENIOR PARENTS COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 6:30 PM | Murray Kahn Theatre (auditorium)

 Senior parents, did you miss the important information session presented by Stuy's College Office Director, Casey Pedrick, on October 1, 2013? Click HERE to read Ms. Pedrick's PowerPoint presentation.

Please remember, parents are encouraged to call or e-mail Parent Coordinator Harvey Blumm for answers to your college process related questions.


SENIOR FAMILIES: DID YOU MISS THE SPRING MARCH 6, 2013 COLLEGE KICK OFF MEETING?

Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation by College Office Director Casey Pedrick. Remember: If you have questions about the process, Parent Coordinator, Harvey Blumm is a wonderful resource and he can be a liaison between parents and the College Office to help you to navigate this exciting time in your child's educational career.

Please remember to check the PA's College Info page periodically for updated information about college-related events for parents.

Note: You may also download the PowerPoint presentation by Michael St. John Turner from the March 5 PA meeting on the College Info page.


STUY STUDENTS EXCEL IN INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH IN 2013!

 CLICK HERE to see the list of the 300 newly selected 2013 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 10 students named as semifinalists. Join us in congratulating these fabulous students!


Pran Chanthrakumar
Amanpreet Singh Kandola
Miranda Li
Jamie Lee Solimano
Carolyn Yao
Zofii Kaczmarek
Jongyoon Lee
Antata Majumdar
Jordan Andrew Wallach
Ben Zang

A very special congratulations to Jamie Lee Solimano, who was named one of the 40 finalists!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE PA WITH A PURCHASE DURING OUR SPRING 2013 BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIRS
Friday, February 22 to Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Barnes & Noble Tribeca | 97 Warren Street

Wednesday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013


We especially would like to thank Stuy history teacher Mr. David Hanna, and French teacher Ms. Elsie Augustave for kicking off the book fairs with readings from their books.  Mr. Hanna read from "Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812," on Friday, February 22, and Ms. Augustave read from "The Roving Tree," on Wednesday, May 22.

THANKS TO MR. & MRS. BOAZ WEINSTEIN, THE LIBRARY HAS REOPENED!

Wednesday, January 9
Mr. and Mrs. Boaz Weinstein cut the red ribbon at a dedication ceremony on January 16 with Interim Acting Principal Jie Zhang and former principal Stanley Teitel.

The library renovation is complete! The newly renamed Boaz R Weinstein Library reopened on Wednesday, January 9, from periods 1-10. All students may enjoy the expanded facilities during their free periods (please show your ID or schedule at the door). The beautifully redesigned library has all new furniture, shelving and technology - including more computers and printers for student use. The renovation was made possible by the generous donation of Stuy alum Boaz Weinstein ('91). The entire Stuy community is grateful to Mr. Weinstein and to former principal Stan Teitel, the school administration and library staff and student volunteers for all their hard work to make this wonderful new facility available for our students for many years to come.

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
Have you seen the page created by Dr. Jonathan Gastel dedicated to promoting student research projects and opportunities at Stuy? Check out his page by clicking this link and let Dr. Gastel know what you think by emailing him at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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 June 2012 graduation ceremony, 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.

Most recent update: Photos from the June graduation processional. Enjoy!

Active ImageMENTORS NEEDED!!

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  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  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.


 PARALLEL UNIVERSES, TIME TRAVEL, HYPERSPACE, AND "READING THE MIND OF GOD"
Monday, February 6, 2013 | 3:30 to 4:30 P.M. | Murray Kahn Theatre (Stuy Auditorium)

Dr. Michio Kaku inspired an audience of nearly 400 students, teachers and parents with a talk on the future and its many possibilities.

Did you miss the event? Click here to see photos taken by parent Andrew Cribb of the standing room only presentation in the theater and the reception in the library.

To learn more about Dr. Kaku, please click on the Special Events page.


SAFETY FIRST While Stuyvesant is located in one of the safest neighborhoods in NYC, students should still be vigilant about their safety. 
Parents, please remind your students to:
  • Travel in groups whenever possible to and from the subway
  • Be alert to unusual happenings in their surrounding in and out of the school
  • Do not walk with earphones that block out street noises
  • Keep their music players, cell phones and other valuables out of sight
  • Do not engage with strangers who approach them
  • ALWAYS report incidents to the school administration right away

SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUDGET CUTS TO STUYVESANT & TO NYC'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

It 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 STUY
We 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. It’s that simple!


CLICK HERE 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!

SHOP QSP FOR BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND MUSIC

CPR/AED and STANDARD FIRST AID CLASS

The Stuy Red Cross Club offers a "CPR/AED and Standard First Aid" class each year. The class costs $45 and takes place in the spring term. They are open to all Stuy students. These are 4 sessions lasting 2 to 3 hours each, usually taking place right after 10th period. You must attend all 4 sessions to be certified. Please visit http://stuyredcross.org/ for more information and to sign up.



RACE TO NOWHERE, THE DARK SIDE TO AMERICA'S ACHIEVEMENT CULTURE
Filmmakers Vicki Abeles and Jessica Congdon depict the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded schools and our children's lives, leading to highly-stressed youth. Thank you to the 350+ parents who joined us in winter 2011 for the free viewing. Thank you also to acclaimed NYU behavioral psychologist Dr. Lori Evans, clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Kimberly Williams, and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw, who led the lively discussion with parents following the movie.
Click here to find out more about this documentary.

See the March 2011 PA Bulletin  for a write up about the film.


DID YOU MEET STUY ALUM, NOBEL LAUREATE and POET, ROALD HOFFMANN?
 Roald Hoffmann (Stuyvesant High School 1955, Nobel Laureate Chemistry 1981, poet, and playwright) made a rare appearance in NYC to speak to Stuyvesant parents and the Stuy community on March 12.

We hope everyone who attended his presentation: "A little chemistry, and a little about what I learned from Stuyvesant and 45 years at Cornell" found it inspiring.  If you missed it, look for an article summarizing his remarks in the April PA Bulletin!
To see photos from the event, please see Stuy parent Andrew Cribb's website.

DID YOU HEAR BRIAN GREENE'S CONVERSATION WITH STUYVESANT PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ALUM?
Did you know that string theorist Brian Greene, author of The Fabric of the Cosmos; Space,Time and the Texture of Reality; The Elegant Universe; and The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos is a Stuy alum (Class of 1980)? Dr. Greene is well-known for writing books that make physics accessible to the average person. He shared a humor-filled exchange with the Stuy community on May 10, sharing memories from Stuy and his take on everything from Einstein's Theory of Relativity to what really happens at the center of a black hole and how much a Large Hadron Collider would cost to effectively prove (or disprove) the existence of strings and branes. If you missed it, look for an article summarizing his remarks in the June PA Bulletin!

Interesting trivia: The Washington Post called Brian Greene
"the single best explainer of abstruse ideas in the world today."


To see photos from the event, please see Stuy parent Andrew Cribb's website.

To learn more about Dr. Greene, please click on the Special Events page.

IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN SUMMER PROGRAMS at COLLEGES in NYS?

Summeroncampus.com is an award winning website that lists summer camps and summer programs in New York State. The information is grouped by region, and listed by county. For each county, you can see which colleges have programs and the names of the programs. The five counties of New York City are in Region 8.


Active ImageWant to know more about summer programs, school budget, school survey reports, school progress reports, check out our Resource Page.

SPECIAL NOTICE - THE VALERIE PIRO FUND

Valerie Piro, Stuyvesant High School alumna, was paralyzed from the chest down on January 12, 2008 while en route with the Stuyvesant Girls’ Track Team to a meet at Dartmouth College.  Her ongoing long-term rehabilitation has gone beyond all expectations, but requires significant resources that are not covered by insurance. The Valerie Piro Fund, established by the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association, is currently accepting donations to be used towards her medical costs. To find out more about Valerie’s impressive progress and to contribute to the Valerie Piro Fund, please visit: Valerie Piro '09 Fund.


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.


9/11 HEALTH PROGRAMS

New York City funds physical and mental health treatment available at no cost to adults and children for 9/11-related health problems through the WTC Environmental Health Center.  If you believe you or your family can benefit from these programs, please visit the NYC 9/11 website: www.nyc.gov/911healthinfo. Additional information about the WTC Environmental Health Center can also be found at www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/services/wtc-health-center.shtml.


SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (2010)

Information and applications are available in Room 236, or may be downloaded from: 
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/summer_youth_employment.shtml
https://application.nycsyep.com/
For additional information, call 212-306-8000. 

Other NYC-sponsored opportunities are available at these sites:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/summer_youth_employment.shtml
http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/programs/programs_teens.html

Current 10th-Graders: Youthbridge-NY is now accepting applications for its academic year 2011-2012 Youth Fellowship program. Download the application here . The application deadline is May 6, 2011!  Learn more at the following site:
http://www.youthbridgeny.org/about-whoweare

Cooper Union Free Art/Design/Writing Programs : Their programs represent excellent opportunities for interested students. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012 programs. A mandatory Portfolio Review is part of the process. For more information, call 212-353-4202 or check the following link:
http://www.saturdayoutreach.org/outreach/apply/

9th & 10th Grade Students:

The American Museum of Natural History is offering a great research/mentoring opportunity for students interested in biology or anthropology. This two-year program includes free after-school classes, hands-on research with AMNH scientists, and free SAT prep classes. You may learn more by calling 212-496-3529, or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or at this link:
http://www.amnh.org/education/students/program.php?id=206

A very useful source of information about student opportunities in museums throughout NYC can be found at: http://www.careerintern.org/cin/members/  

An excellent volunteer-oriented website is available at: http://www.dosomething.org/

Would you like your child to participate in a very worthy community-service event?  Check this out:
KIDS WALK FOR KIDS WITH CANCER 
There will be a 4.5 mile walkathon to raise money for pediatric cancer research organized by NYC area high school students. The walkathon will take place in Central Park on Saturday, May 7, 2011. We are looking for Stuyvesant Students to walk and get sponsors in order to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. For more information, or to get involved, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please feel free to contact Parent Coordinator Harvey Blumm with any questions or feedback on any items in this message, or with any other suggestions or concerns you may have. And please feel free to share any information that may be of interest to our parents, teachers, or students.


Opportunities as of November 18, 2008. Please check for relevancy: