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STUYVESANT IS #1
Stuyvesant High School is listed #1 on the Niche list of best public high schools in America. CLICK HERE to view the list.
DONATE TO THE ANNUAL APPEAL - STUYVESANT NEEDS YOUR HELP
ALL gifts to the PA are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law!
As you think about giving to worthy causes during the upcoming holiday season, please remember that our students and school need and depend on your financial support. So much of what makes Stuyvesant special - extra-curricular 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. So please do respond generously to the upcoming PA Annual Appeal mailing, which you should be receiving at home within a few weeks. Or donate online by clicking the link below. Your child will ultimately be the direct beneficiary of whatever you can give.
Remember: No amount is too small to make a big difference. We can't do this without you!
And to the parents who have already given to the annual appeal, THANK YOU!
THANK YOU TO THE FACULTY RECEPTION VOLUNTEERS!!!
The faculty and staff greatly enjoyed the reception the PA hosted to kick off Parent Teacher Conferences. It was a HUGE success!! A big THANK YOU to the co-chairs of the Faculty Reception Committee Karen Starr, Janette Choi and to all the dedicated parents who donated desserts and/or their time to set up and serve. Special thanks to Keiko Tase and to parents who stayed for cleaning up. It could not have happened without all of you!
Beginning Monday, November 23
Please send in canned & other non-perishable food for the Stuy Unity food drive. All food items to help homeless and disabled hungry New Yorkers may be dropped off at the table by Room 211, or brought to the Spark Office in Room 726– donations will be accepted until mid-December.
Beginning Tuesday, December 1
Send in money with your student to buy inexpensive roses, carnations, and other fragrant flowers that will be sold in the cafeteria every day during periods 4-8, as well as outside room 209 after 2:00pm. They will be delivered to students in school on 12/18- a wonderful start to the upcoming holiday vacation. The funds raised will benefit the Indicator, Stuyvesant's yearbook.
BREAKFAST WITH THE PRINCIPAL
Thursday, December 3, 7:45 a.m., 5th Floor Teachers Cafeteria
It's time again for this popular event for a light breakfast and coffee while you hear Principal Zhang's thoughts on current happenings at the school and have an opportunity to meet other parents, ask questions and raise concerns. All parents are welcome!
CHINESE OUTREACH MEETING
Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.), 5th Floor Cafeteria
Come to the second Chinese Outreach Meeting of the year. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with other parents and discuss any questions or concerns. More information about this meeting will be coming soon. This meeting will be conducted in Chinese.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.), Auditorium
The December meeting will feature an informative presentation on the financial aid process for college. Come hear valuable advice from Julieta Schiffino, Associate Director of Financial Aid for the SUNY system. All are welcome. Senior families applying for financial aid are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, December 15, 3:45 p.m., Room 107
WINTER CONCERT AND STUDENT ART SHOW
Friday, December 18, 6:00 p.m., Murray Kahn Theater
Come hear sublime music from our musicians and choral groups and view the distinctive & creative artwork & technology projects on display for all to enjoy.
SCHOOL LIBRARY OPEN ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FOR STUDENTS
The school library will stay open until 5:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for the rest of the term. All students are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to study, collaborate on projects, and use the computers for schoolwork.
WRITING CENTER IN LIBRARY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
The Writing Center in the school library is an invaluable resource for students who can use writing assistance for any subject. Seniors can also get help with college essays. It is open from 4th through 8th periods, and students are welcome to visit during their free or lunch periods.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteer for Spring Feast: Volunteers are needed to help plan Spring Feast, the school's largest fundraiser of the year, taking place on Friday evening, April 8. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents at the school. For more information contact: carolmeltzer.stuypa@
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- Be sure to sign up for a new Stuyvesant Parent Tools account to receive important emails from the school, principal, and guidance department related to schedule changes, clubs, internships, and college information. This is a different communication than the PA E-News. Instructions for signing up were sent home with your student on Tuesday, November 17. Contact your students' guidance counselors if you didn’t receive the instructions or need help signing up.
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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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NEW FORMAT FOR STUY PA BULLETIN (NEWSLETTER)
Our Stuy PA Bulletin will transition to a new format. Parents will receive a PA Newsletter mailed to their home addresses four times during the school year. The second Newsletter should arrive in mid December. The PA Executive Board made this decision due to the outdated nature of print information, as well as the costs involved. E-news and Online websites have been able to deliver timely and effective communication for our Stuy community. Please note there will no longer be advertisements offered in the newsletter.
Advertisers are encouraged to continue reaching our Stuy families via Stuy student newspaper The Spectator and the Spring Feast Journal.
The office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale A.Brewer has awarded Stuyvesant High School a $150,000 Capital Grant - the grant will allow the PA to undertake a much needed upgrade to the sound system in the school auditorium, along with other improvements! In addition, Council Member Chin was able to allocate an additional $100,000 to for the purpose of a theater renovation.
Congratulations to Principal Jie Zhang and the hardworking Stuy PA grant writing committee!
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 congratulating the 2 students from Stuyvesant!
Daniel Charnis and Kai Pacheco
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.