PA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium (refreshments @ 6:30 p.m.)
The Parents' Association's first general meeting of the year will be packed with important information for new and returning parents. All Stuyvesant parents are welcome to attend.
This meeting will focus on the critical topic of how parents can most effectively communicate with school personnel.
Come meet the new Interim Acting Principal Eric Contreras and new Parent Coordinator Dina Ingram, and hear Assistant Principal for Guidance Casey Pedrick discuss how to proceed and what to expect when you communicate with teachers, guidance counselors and others at the school!
Tuesday, September 27, 3:45 p.m., Room 107
URGENT: PARENT SCIENCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
DONATE TO THE ANNUAL APPEAL - STUYVESANT NEEDS YOUR HELP
ALL gifts to the PA are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law!
Pease remember that our students and school need and depend on your financial support. So much of what makes Stuyvesant special - extracurricular activities, academic enrichment, extended library hours, the Writing Center, translation resources, tutoring services, and so on - are very difficult to fund only with city funds. Your support makes these vital “extras” possible. Donate online by clicking the link below. Your child will ultimately be the beneficiary of whatever you can give.
Remember: No amount is too small to make a big difference. We can't do this without you!
OTHER PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Stuyvesant PA also maintains an official Facebook page with reminders for upcoming events that have already been posted on the websites and the weekly eNews. Parents can click “Like” on the page to receive Facebook notifications. It is a public page and you will not need to provide any personal information to join.
SHOP AMAZONSMILE AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
Please use AmazonSmile to shop for yourself and others and support our school. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Stuy PA whenever you shop. Just click the link StuyAmazonSmile to do your holiday shopping and support Stuyvesant High School.
Homework help for students is available from the United Federation of Teachers Dial a Teacher telephone service by calling 212-777-3380 Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 – 7:00pm. Learn more at this link: http://www.uft.org/dial-a-teacher
NEW FORMAT FOR STUY PA BULLETIN (NEWSLETTER)
Our Stuy PA Bulletin has transitioned to a new format. Parents are now receiving a PA Newsletter mailed to their home addresses four times during the school year. The second Newsletter should arrive in mid-December. Please note there will no longer be advertisements offered in the newsletter.
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.
SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2016-2017
The Stuyvesant school calendar containing student and school events may be accessed at this link.
The Stuyvesant PA calendar containing parent events may be accessed at this link.
The 2016-2017 Department of Education calendar may be accessed at this link.
Please note: the Stuyvesant parent teacher conferences are held on different dates than those listed in the DOE calendar, so please refer to the Stuyvesant calendar for school meetings and events.