Important News and Information
Auction Donations for Spring Feast Needed!
Our children invest their time, their minds, and their hearts and souls into Stuyvesant every day—and this is the time of year for parents to do so as well. We encourage every parent to find a way to give back to this amazing school.
We've sold lots of tickets for Spring Feast and are super excited to see you there at this special community event. Now we need to make sure the auction is a success.
How You Can Help:
Bring our donation form and community letter with you when you go shopping, to restaurants, to hotels or to vacation resorts......anywhere you go. We will gratefully accept donations of gift certificates, gift cards, e-cards, tickets, store vouchers, advertisements for the journal, and other intangible items. Not sure how to approach businesses for donations and ads? Check out our "Tips for Solicitation".
Give Directly, Be Creative!
The Gift of Time
College Office Presentation for Parents of Juniors
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m., Murray Kahn Theater (Auditorium)
Come learn from our college counselors what Juniors and their parents need to know to make the college admissions process as smooth and effective as possible. This meeting is for Parents of Juniors only!
Sophomore Parents Q&A Discussion
NEW DATE: Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 p.m., Student Cafeteria (5th Floor)
Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 3, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 6:00 p.m.
Murray Kahn Theater (Auditorium)
SING is a school-wide event and Stuyvesant tradition since 1973. This theatrical competition represents the pinnacle of Stuyvesant school spirit. Each team performs an original musical production that is written, produced, directed and funded completely by students. The shows are judged and scored by Stuyvesant alumni. Hundreds of students will be a part of this annual event and tickets must be purchased in advance from the participating students.
Wellness Workshop - Save the Date
Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.
Stuyvesant is planning its first Wellness Workshop! This will be an exciting opportunity for all parents to participate in rotating workshops AND a choice of fitness event! Information and sign up will be coming soon . Dr. Markova has partnered with Dr. Wendy Suszuki, a neuroscientist and professor at NYU to discuss the effects of exercise on long term memory and brain function in our children. We will also host a hands-on workshop on preparing healthy meals and snacks. After these fun and important presentations, we invite parents to sign up for a choice of Yoga or Spin class or play ping pong with us! Dr. Markova has arranged for professional instructors to teach a 45-minute class for parents in Yoga and Spin.
2017 Phonathon - Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, March 8 &Thursday, March 9, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., SEIU-CC, LLC "Communications Center" (330 W. 42nd Street, 7th Floor)
Volunteers are needed to help make phone calls to Stuyvesant parents requesting donations for the 2016-2017 Annual Appeal. The funds raised provide the many extra activities and opportunities that enrich our children's education and make Stuy special. Suggested scripts for the phone calls will be provided. Dinner will be provided to all of the volunteers. We will use the phone banks located at the SEIU-CC, LLC "Communications Center" 330 W 42nd Street, 7th Flr. (between 8th and 9th Avenues.) Please volunteer to make calls, meet other Stuy parents, and help the PA help our children.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 23, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to meet your student's teachers! The teacher room list will be provided a few days before the conferences.
Click Parent Teacher Conference Tips for more information about what to expect onconference day and helpful tips.
Open School Morning
Friday, March 24, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Stuyvesant Parents are invited to follow their student through their scheduled classes in a special morning program of brief (20 minute) classes. Come and experience for yourself the fun and challenges of a typical day at Stuy.
March PA Meeting:
Tuesday, March 28, 7-9:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30pm), Murray Kahn Theater (Auditorium)
Tentative AP Exam Schedule
Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 19
A Tentative AP Exam Schedule and information has been emailed by Randi Damesek.
Below is some additional information.
- Registration for exams will begin mid-March.
- Exact details will be posted on the Stuyvesant website.
- Once registration begins you will have one week to bring the registration form and check (payable to Stuyvesant High School) to room 209.
- Exams cost $93.00 each.
- Exam cost for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch is $53.00 per exam, although we are hopeful that the Department of Education will help cover part or all of this cost.
- Students may sign up for exams for classes they completed in the fall or are taking in the spring.
- With the permission of the department AP, you may take one exam that you are self-studying for.
Please stop by room 207 if you have any questions.
Stuy Spirit Wear
Let everyone know how proud you are of your Stuy student! (#HumbleBrag)
Newly designed Spirit Wear includes:
- Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirts
- Flannel Pajama pants with pockets
- Caps and Beanies
All items will be for sale before PA General Meetings. Orders will be taken for any item that sells out
All profits go to the Stuyvesant Parents' Association.
PA Meeting Recaps
Testing expert Jed Applerouth clarified the details about the SAT Subject Tests, in terms of when to take them, how many to take, and what college admissions offices are looking for. He discussed how they connect to the SAT, ACT, and AP tests, and how to help your child make a testing plan and timeline that work.
Guidance Counselor Harvey Blumm discussed how Stuy students can make the most of their summer break. Harvey, a former Stuy parent and former parent coordinator, has a wealth of useful information and has been helping parents and students navigate summers for years.
Important information and useful resources on applying for college scholarships was shared with parents during this Tuesday, December 13, meeting. Take a few minutes to check out the slides here.
This month we had a special speaker: Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business and the bestselling author of several books, most notably The Righteous Mind and numerous articles, including the cover story in The Atlantic in 2015, The Coddling of the American Mind. If you missed Professor Haidt's talk, you may be interested in reading this article on the topic.
- Minutes of the PA General Meetings
- Schedule of the PA General meetings
- The 2016-17 Executive Board, their contact details, and their responsibilities
Spring Feast 2017: Friday March 31, 2017
Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth Street
At Spring Feast not only do we all have a chance to contribute to the annual fund, but we have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with our Stuy family.
This year’s extravaganza--with special guests, student performers, and special auctions--will be the biggest and most spectacular one ever, but we need you to make that happen.
Use AmazonSmile and Support Stuy
At no extra cost to you, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Stuyvesant Parents' Association whenever you shop. Just click the StuyAmazonSmile link and select Stuyvesant High School as your charity of choice--it's such an easy, yet impactful way to give!
For more wonderfully simple ways to support our school, please visit the Support the School page.
Appropriations Committee News(February 2017) The Stuy PA has launched its spring 2017 round of appropriations. The PA invites students, faculty and administration to apply for grants from the PA money raised to fund projects or clubs. The deadline to submit funding requests was Thursday, February 9, 2017.
Click here for information and application form.
(November 2016) The Appropriations Committee has reviewed all the applications for PA funding received from Stuy's clubs, publications, and teachers. At the November 15th PA General Meeting, the PA membership voted to approve the first-round funding for Stuy's clubs, publications, and other activities. This funding is one of the most important ways we enhance the Stuy experience for our students.
Crisis Manager Update: Cell Phone Alert System
Email addresses of parents who have joined the email list on the school website at www.stuy.edu have been uploaded to the School Dude Crisis Management cell phone alert system. You may download the app from your app store on iPhone or Android devices. Choose Stuyvesant as your school. You will be able to receive texts (fees may apply according to your plan) about emergency or other important information. You can find and download information and instructions at www.schooldude.com
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.
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 December 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.
Resources for Students
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is located in the library and is open every day periods 4 through 8, on a drop in, first-come basis. Editors are available to work with students on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final edits.
The library is available for students to visit during free periods or lunch periods each school day unless otherwise announced. All students must scan in with their student IDs prior to entering the library. Many times of the day, the library becomes full within the first 10-15 minutes of each period. When it is too full, students must wait to be let in by a librarian as space becomes available. Additionally, the library has extended hours until 5pm Monday through Thursday, which is a good opportunity for students to finish up schoolwork or print assignments before they head home.
Click here for the library calendar with important announcements.
AIS tutoring (Academic Intervention Services) is available after school from 3:40- 4:40pm. These are valuable sessions where students can meet with teachers for extra help or make up lab work. There is tutoring available in Math, Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry, Technology, and World Languages as well as Biology.
ARISTA, Stuyvesant’s branch of the National Honor Society, provides free one-on-one tutoring to any student who requests this service. Students requesting tutoring will be matched with an ARISTA member who has scored above a 90 in that subject area. All interested students should go to the ARISTA website to create an account at stuyarista.org.
Resources for Parents
Reach Out to Staff or Fellow Parents
The parent coordinator, Dina Ingram is your point of contact to answer questions about the school or to refer you to the appropriate contacts to resolve any issues, should they arise. You can read Dina's Intro Letter in English, Chinese, or Korean
Stuyvesant's Guidance Department offers expert individual help to students and parents. Here is a directory of Stuyvesant School Counselors with contact details.
The Stuyvesant PA 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.
Please note that the private Stuyvesant Facebook groups are not sanctioned by the school or by the Stuyvesant PA Executive Board, and were set up independently by parents as a way to share information with each other. All information about Stuyvesant school and PA events should be obtained from the official communications on either the Stuyvesant website, the Stuy PA website, or through the emails from the school and PA.
Bookmark These School Calendars
- The Stuyvesant school calendar containing student and school events may be accessed at this link.
- The Stuyvesant Parents' Association calendar containing parent events may be accessed at this link.
- The 2016-2017 Department of Education calendar may be accessed at this link.
- The 2016-2017 Department of Education testing 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.
Important School Policies
Information on school policies and procedures can be found here, these include the Code of Conduct, Cell Phone Policy, Dress Code, Elevator Use, Extracurricular Activities, Hall Use, Locker Use, Going out of school at lunch period, Attendance/Cutting Policy, Advanced Placement Policy, Homework Policy, Homework Methods/Study Skills, Problem Resolution, and Test Day Guidelines.
Please note that the administration requests an ABSENCE or LATENESS NOTE whenever students are absent from or arrive late to school.
How You Can Support Stuy and Our Students
ALL gifts to the PA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law!
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. The suggested contribution is $500 per student, but donations of every amount are needed and appreciated—no amount is too small to make a difference.
To those who have already given, THANK YOU!
Donate Used Test Prep Books to the Student Union or ARISTA
If you no longer need your Test Prep Books from previous years, consider donating them to either the Stuyvesant Student Union or ARISTA, Stuyvesant's chapter of the National Honor Society. The Stuyvesant Student Union and ARISTA will resell your donated books at deeply discounted rates to raise additional needed funds.
Support Stuy While Searching and Shopping Online
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.
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.
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