News and Updates

On Friday, Principal Contreras hosted Breakfast with the Principal. More than 85 parents attended and shared their views and concerns, and also had the opportunity to meed new Interim Acting Assistant Principal of Organization, Dr. Gary L. Haber. Topics discussed included
Academic Integrity, Program Change Requests; and the 2018 School Survey. In addition, Assistant Principal Brian Moran discussed Health classes’ transition Freshman year. If you were not able to attend, you can see the PowerPoint presentation here.

School Closed Feb 16-Feb 23. School will be closed on Friday, February 16th for Lunar New Year celebrating the Year of the Dog. Happy New Year; Gong Xi Fa Cai to all those in our Stuyvesant community celebrating!

School will also be closed through the following week for Mid-Winter Recess. We will welcome students back to school on Monday, February 26th.

A DRAFT of the Spring AP Testing schedule is available on the school website HERE. You can also access it by clicking “2018 AP Exam Schedule” under the “Academics” tab at

On Wednesday, February 7th, there will be a HALF DAY for students. This early dismissal will accommodate the administration of the AMC 10A and 12A exam. Students taking this math exam will be stay at school. All others will be dismissed.

Your Donations at Work

About 15% of Stuy Parents have donated to the Annual Fund so far this academic year. At the Parents’ Association General Meeting on January 23, parents voted to approve our second round of cash disbursements (appropriations).

$83,383.59 is going to support the following clubs, academic programs, and teams.

Speech and Debate Stuy Red Cross Spanish Honor Society
Boy’s Track & Field French Language Woodshop
Basketball Technology Innovation Lab
Lab Equipment Chemistry and Physics Writing Center Guidance
TEDx Stuy Cricket Research Club
Girls Tennis Cheer/Stunt Team

To see the full list, please take a look at this report and this summary. Funds from this round of appropriations will mean that there will be no delay in the Fall when the money is needed. Questions?

Planning for April 26 College Fair Starts

The 2018 College Fair Committee is in the first stages of planning for the 2018 event, during which Stuy will host representatives from about 160 universities and colleges. At our 2017 College Fair, we hosted about 180 reps. The reps are welcomed by ARISTA students and volunteers, given dinner at a memorable reception we host, and provided with classrooms to make presentations to juniors and their parents. It is a great opportunity for juniors to make contact with reps, ask questions about colleges, and get literature. We will need about 30 parent volunteers to help with the event. Keep an eye out for the sign up list.


Don’t Miss Stuy’s Biggest Fundraiser and Community Event!

Click here to buy tickets now!


Friday, April 20 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10013



For more information, click here.

Annual Appeal

So far 528 families out of 3,300 have donated. We can do better! If you have not yet made a donation, please reach out now. Your participation is most valuable! Click here to see more on how your donations have been put to work at Stuy recently. Thank you!

To donate by check, please make checks payable to Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association and send or hand deliver to:
Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association
345 Chambers Street, Room 271
New York, NY 10282-1000

Matching Gifts from Your Employer

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 from your employer. The PA’s address is above and the EIN is: 13-6108649. If you have questions email or

Tax Deduction Receipts

Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association, is a 501(c)(3) organization. Once we receive your donation, the PA will mail you a receipt for your tax purposes. Be sure to include your mailing address with your donation. The full amount of any donation to the PA (including the Annual Appeal and Phonathon) is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you have questions email

Upcoming Meetings and Events

College Information Night for Junior Parents

Thursday, February 13th, 6 PM, Murray Kahn Theatre

This event is for junior parents only and will cover important information regarding the college search and admissions process. We will conduct similar presentations for students on February 12th during their English classes in the Lecture Halls. They should NOT attend on the night of the 13th as space in the theatre will be limited. One parent and/or guardian from each JUNIOR family is strongly encouraged to attend this important informational meeting about the college
application process led by our College Office. Simultaneous translation will be provided in Mandarin.

Chinese Parent’s Workshop

Wednesday, February 7, 9:30 a.m. – Teacher’s Cafe, 5th floor

On Wednesday, February 14th there will be another Chinese language Parent Workshop led by Counseling Department Intern, Leilei Huang. This workshop will discuss, “Talking About Emotions Between Parents & Adolescents”. Parents will meet in the 5th floor Teacher’s Cafeteria at 9:30am for this workshop that will be held entirely in Mandarin.

SLT Meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 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.

Topics discussed at the January School Leadership Team meeting included the DOE C30 Process for hiring staff. Our principal, Eric Contreras, explained the process and outlined the goals. The SLT representatives have an advisory role in this process. The process is explained here (PDF). The principal also outlined proposed Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Physics classes for the Fall which will make use of The Innovation Lab.

Parents can reach the parent members of the SLT at

Parents’ Association General Meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Murray Kahn Theater (Refreshments @ 6:30 pm)

Our presenter for the Feb. 27 PA will be Jed Applerouth, educational psychologist and founder and CEO of Applerouth Tutoring. Mr. Applerouth will help to clear up the considerable mystery surrounding the SAT 2s—aka the SAT subject tests—when to take them, how many to take, and what college admissions offices are looking for.

Also presenting, Assistant Principal Eric Grossman, who will talk about how to get an A on an English paper.

More Information

Innovation Lab at Stuy

Stuy’s new Innovation Lab, officially known as the Irwin Zahn Innovation Lab, will be dedicated on March 2, 2018, with the grand opening and press conference hosted by the Stuyvesant Alumni Association.

The Irwin Zahn Innovation Lab will be housed in Room 250, and has been made possible through the generous support of the Grant-Writing Committee of the Stuyvesant High School Parent’s Association, which resulted in grants from Manhattan Borough President, Gayle Brewer and New York City Councilwoman, Margaret Chin; additional generous support and donations from the Parent’s Association; ongoing generous support from Stuyvesant Alumnus ‘44, Irwin Zahn, and the support of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association.

More details and photos to come!

Emergency Preparedness

Parents and students seeking information on emergency preparedness in the wake of recent attacks in the city, can start their quest by reading the advice provided by NYC at Ready New York.

PlanNowNYC is a website developed by NYC Emergency Management and partners that helps New Yorkers prepare for terrorist attacks and no-notice events. It provides tips on knowing facts and being responsible. Ready NYC also provides a complete GUIDE on being prepared as a family in NYC for emergencies.

And don’t forget to install Stuy’s Crisis Manager Text Notification System download instructions can be found by clicking here—please make sure to turn on ‘push notifications’ after you download the app.

Please click here for more suggestions on emergency preparedness from the Stuy administration.

Stuy Spirit Wear

Stuy HS Parents Association Spirit Wear had a wonderful 2017 and looks forward to an exciting 2018 with new styles and designs!

We will not be selling at public events in January but look for us in mid February and March 2018.

Prices will rise on March 1st so if you are interested in grabbing some left over inventory at 2017 prices, please contact Spirit Wear at:

Happy New Year from all of us on the Stuy HS Parents Association Spirit Wear team.

Thanks for supporting STUY!​

Raise Money for Stuy at Amazon

Did you 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.

Parent Community Discussion Boards

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Please stay tuned and thank you for your patience.