News and Announcements

Holiday Shopping and Black Friday


If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to the holidays, but also feeling slightly panicked at everything that’s on your to-do list. And if shopping is one of those items, you should know that any time you click on an Amazon ad on the Stuy PA website and purchase something at Amazon, a percentage of your sale goes directly to the Stuy PA at no extra cost to you and with no change to your existing membership services (such as Prime).

This is such an easy way to make a difference—and, BONUS! you’ll kill two birds with one stone—not only will you cross some items off your list, you’ll be contributing money to Stuy that gets used for great programs that directly benefit your kids. Sports, academics, clubs, teachers, the library, and even the principal all receive money from the PA.

You may see a pop-up when you get to Amazon that asks you if you want to shop “Amazon Smile” to benefit Stuyvesant. This program pays out at a much lower rate, so please do not use this option. Instead, bookmark this link (or click on any Amazon ad on this website) before shopping at Amazon.


Volunteer for the Phoneathon!

Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help make phone calls to Stuyvesant parents to encourage them to donate to the 2017-2018 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 in English and Chinese. Pizza 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!! It’s a fun event and a great way to meet other Stuy parents and get involved and help improve our student’s school experience.

If you receive a call from us that Monday or Tuesday, please help us by picking up the phone, meeting your fellow Stuy parents, and donating in any amount. Your participation is important and donations of every amount make a difference

Click here to sign up to volunteer on one or both of the dates


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Spring Feast 2018: Volunteers Needed

We will celebrate Spring Feast, the PA’s largest annual fundraising community event, on April 20, 2018, at Jing Fong Restaurant in Chinatown. We need help to plan and execute the event!

  • Live and Silent Auctions – donations soliciting
  • Spring Feast Journal – selling ads, design etc
  • Ticket sales at school events and online
  • Graphics, InDesign and other skills
  • and more…

If you can help please complete this form or reach out to springfeast@stuy-pa.org


Chinese Parents’ Workshops: The Making of a High School Superstar

培養子女成為高級巨星
Guidance counselor, Vivian Ngai, is hosting two Chinese-Language parent workshops on the topic of must-have skills related to the college application process. The first of these workshops, on time management and organization, took place on November 9th.

Workshop Two: Heart Building
How to strengthen parent-child communication and increase child’s emotional stamina

培養強健的心靈和抗逆力
Thursday, December 7, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m
Teacher’s Cafe 5th flr


SLT

Tuesday, November 28, 3:45 – 5:00 pm, Room 107

The School Leadership Team is made up of representatives from the administration, teachers, parents and students to discuss various educational issues and school policies. Parents are welcome to attend and observe but participation is generally limited to SLT members. Parents can reach the parent members of the SLT at slt@stuy-pa.org


Parents’ Association General Meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Murray Kahn Theater (Refreshments @ 6:30 pm)

Expect an update on Appropriations Funding requested by teachers, clubs, extra curricular activities, and more. A presentation will be given on the applications received and the PA funding budgeted for each. This will come up for a membership vote at this meeting. This is how your donations are put to work. Be sure to come to the meeting to learn more.

Maxwell DeChiara of Smart Alex tutors will talk about strategies useful in preparing kids for both the SAT and ACT tests.  He will also talk about tutors–when they can be helpful and what they do. All parents are invited to attend.


Breakfast with the Principal

Thursday, December 7, 7:45 am, 5th Floor Teachers’ Cafe

Principal Eric Contreras will host his second breakfast of the school year to discuss current events at Stuy, works in progress, and to answer parents’ questions. Come for coffee, bagels, and informative conversation!


Stuy Spirit Wear

Stuy Spirit Wear will be sold at the next general meeting. T-shirts are only $10, hoodies are a mere $20, 5 different colors available. And we will be selling PE wear for Stuy Gym class at the standard $10 for T-shirts and $15 for shorts.

New designs coming soon!

 


Requests for Help

Review Scientific Papers for Regeneron Biology Research Program

The school year has begun and we are already in full swing mode with the Regeneron Biology Research program! The returning seniors had a wonderfully productive experience in their respective laboratories this summer but are now faced with the daunting task of writing a scientific paper about the research.

Though some of the biology teachers assist me in reviewing these papers, we are still in need of additional individuals who are willing to devote their time to critically review a student’s paper. We as a school want to give our students’ papers the best possible chance of performing well in the various upcoming science competitions.

If you are a professional scientist or were at one time, and would like to volunteer your time to construct a meaningful critique of a student’s research paper please contact Jason Econome, Research Coordinator, at jgpeconomopolis@gmail.com. Provide me with a brief statement describing the type of research paper you are qualified to review and the student you would like to be matched with (see attached file of our students’ project papers).

We all want our student’s papers to reflect the devotion and quality of effort that was put into their research projects this past summer. Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Donate to the Annual Appeal

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, our College Office, Internships and Student Opportunities, translation resources, tutoring services, equipment for The Innovation Lab, and so on—are very difficult to fund without your help. Your support makes these vital “extras” possible.

The suggested donation is $500 but gifts of every amount will make a difference. We ask that you give whatever your family can afford.

Please consider making a donation now so that we can continue to boost Stuyvesant student’s opportunities and experience. You can make a one-time or repeating donation to the Parents’ Association.

Many companies have matching gift programs and will match contributions made by their employees to Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association, a 501(c)(3) organization. Please request a matching gift application from your employer and send it to the PA. We will do the rest. If you have questions email matchinggifts@stuy-pa.org.

Once you have filled out the form, click here to contribute to the Stuy PA’s Annual Fund.