Carin Barbanel and Louise Stocker on behalf of the Election Committee thank all the parent candidates for participating in the PA election on May 24. The election results follow. Every candidate received a large number of votes, a clear sign that the parent community appreciates your interest in working with the PA. As there are many volunteer opportunities with the PA apart from elected positions, we hope that all candidates will continue to be active and involved.
Elected First Vice President
Elected Second Vice President
Senior Parent SLT Rep
John Wehba (Alternate)
Junior Parent SLT Reps
Cynthia Curtis Nelson
Shirley Chin (Alternate)
Sophomore Parent SLT Reps
Jim Sulley (Alternate)
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!
Thanks to you, we have already met our goal for the Valentino Matching Fund!
SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 school calendar may be accessed at this link. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2016.
COLLEGE HANDBOOK 2017
The college handbook 2017 is now available to download in three languages. They include the most recent updates with Naviance and Redesigned SATs. The PA would like to thank all the volunteers for the enormous amount of translations.
Chinese Translators: Lynn Chen, Wai Wah Chin, Mei Li, Jeniffer Liao, Esther Liu, Lin Ni, Yan Sun, Min Zeng.
Korean Translators: Insook Ahn, Min Kim, Bujeon Song-Gravador
Click HERE to download.
THANK YOU 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!
Click HERE to read the most recent bi-weekly school newsletter from the guidance department containing information about school events, clubs, internships, college fairs and seminars, and more.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO STUYVESANT'S INTEL 2016 SEMIFINALISTS
Three Stuyvesant students were chosen as Intel Science Talent Search 2016 Semifinalists:
Danyaal Ain, “Evaluation of Toxicity and Potential Carcinogenic Effect of Inert Ingredients in Pesticides”
Maxwell Fishelson, “Szemeredi-Trotter: Applications and Limitations”
Carol Wang, “APOL1 Risk Variants Enhance HIV Replication in Peripheral Bone Mononuclear Cells through Increasing Pro-inflammatory Cytokines Production”
Congratulations to these three students for all their hard work and for helping to maintain Stuyvesant’s “Tradition of Excellence”.
Read more here.
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.
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.
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
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
STUYVESANT PARENTS - KEEP UP WITH SCHOOL NEWS
- Please CLICK HERE to subscribe to the PA listserv and receive updates on meetings and events in the weekly PA E-News.
- 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.
- Sign up for a NYC Department of Education account containing attendance and other student information. Enrollment instructions were sent home on September 22nd.
- Please remember to check the school's Web site regularly at http://stuy.enschool.org/.
- 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.
- If you are having difficulty viewing this Web site with Internet Explorer, please try FIREFOX or CHROME.
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.
STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL AWARDED CAPITAL GRANT
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 for the 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
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.
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE FABULOUS PHOTOS BY STUY PARENT ANDREW CRIBB?