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SPRING FEAST!

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 successful!

Stay tuned for our Spring Feast Online Auction, coming soon!

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 written permission.)



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

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AP EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS
Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, May 21, 3:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Advanced Placement Curriculum/Examination Review Sessions will be held for many AP classes through May 21st. All sessions are from 3:40-4:40pm, and the full schedule of review sessions may be accessed via this link: http://stuy.enschool.org/pdf/2015_AP_Review_Schedule.pdf

A detailed schedule of Advanced Placement (AP) exams in May is available via this link: http://stuy.enschool.org/pdf/2015_AP_Exam_Schedule.pdf


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


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 914-364-0336.


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Chemistry/Physics-Mr. Thomas: x9010 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
English- Mr.Grossman: x6011 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Guidance- Ms. Pedrick: x2222 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mathematics- Ms. Ferrara: x4020 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Music/ Fine Arts/Technology- Dr. Wheeler: x1321 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Physical Education/Health- Mr. Moran: x5010 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Social Studies- Ms. Suri: x3021 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
World Languages- Ms. Ubieta: x5021or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Always feel free to contact your child’s guidance counselor for assistance. And Parent Coordinator Andrew Wong ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 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.
Daniel Charnis
Kai Pacheco





THE PA NEEDS WRITERS, PROOFREADERS, DESIGNERS, TRANSLATORS for 2014-2015!!

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.


SHSAT UPDATE
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  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you want further information and would like to be involved.

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.

Most recent update: Photos from the August 2014 Camp Stuy. 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.


MORE RESOURCES
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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 
Please CLICK HERE to subscribe to the PA listserv and receive weekly updates on school news, meetings , and events.

  • 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.

  • If you are having difficulty viewing this Web site with Internet Explorer, please try FIREFOX or  CHROME.


    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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ruth Wyatt at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested. Questions? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 .