Parent 411 - Upcoming Events

The Week of April 26th Events

What Is Happening ?

In this edition of the Parent 411 we are sharing some great upcoming events and we will also be sharing the following:

  • Our students have been working as socially conscious disruptors with our support of the #STOPASIANHATE Movement
  • April is Autism month ; as a school we sought to expand our knowledge base.
  • Our Community Education Council Election will be taking place in May- Election updates for parents.
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Our Response: From Our Principal Lori Baker And Madame Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter

"The verdict was announced in the Derek Chauvin case. The former Minneapolis Police Officer was convicted on all charges in the death of George Floyd. George Floyd was murdered in May 2020 after Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes while he pleaded more than 20 times saying, "I can't breathe."...This is a very emotional and important time for our country. The NYCDOE is in the process of developing resources to be used in the classroom to assist in facilitating classroom conversations to help our students feel safe and supported.

Although accountability has been served, a guilty verdict is not a change in bias beliefs. As stated in the quote by Nelson Mandela "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

​Lori Baker


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Chancellor's Letter To Our Families.

Dear Families, Last year, a police officer put his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, but to me, it felt like an eternity. I felt pain and rage, deep in my bones. It wasn’t a new feeling. I have felt that many times in my life, as a Black woman, sister, daughter, and mother to Black children—and as an educator who has served children of color in this city for more than 20 years...

Please click the link below to read the Family Letter in its entirety.

We Protested As A School In Support of the #STOPASIANHATE Movement

April Is Autism Month - Listen and Learn

Five Questions about Autism
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Summer Rising- NYC's Free Summer Program

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate offered by the DOE. The Department of Education is planning the City's most exciting summer ever! For the first time, the DOE will fully integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways. Summer Rising will address academic and social emotional needs of our youth through tailored support. These programs will provide a bridge to next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools. They will address unfinished learning while providing avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.

Parents should note that registration is done through the DYCD portal. Students will be participating in the academic morning program from 8:30 am to 12 pm and then transitioning to DYCD afternoon component from 12 pm to 6pm.

Program Overview :

  • Summer Rising will be available throughout the City to every New York City student.
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
  • There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and in accordance with State health and safety guidelines.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student

Summer Rising Calendar Grades K-5-

1. July 6 to August 20 (except July 20)

2. Monday–Friday 3. Academic Program 8 AM– 12 PM ; DYCD Component 12 PM - 6 PM


All New York City students will have an opportunity to participate in the program.

Do not worry if your school’s program is listed as “To be announced soon” or if you cannot find your school’s program on (Open external link)discoverDYCD(Open external link) Additional programs will be added to discoverDYCD(Open external link) on Mondays each week.

Please complete this survey(Open external link) so we can be in touch to let you know when your school’s program is listed and help you through the registration process. You should also create an account on discoverDYCD(Open external link) to receive email updates and learn about the new program locations added on Mondays.

If your student is a New York City resident who does not attend a DOE school, you should apply to a program that is in your neighborhood.

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How to Vote in the 2021 NYCDOE CCEC Elections
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Real Talk Thurs. - Every Other Thurs. at 5pm. Via Zoom

Join us bi-weekly for our REAL TALK Thurs. conversations. At our last REAL Talk held on Thurs. April 22nd - In the light of the recent events in our country we discussed how to have courageous conversations with our children.

Our focus for the month of April and May are our Family Fitness Nights. April has been a preview of our upcoming Title 1 Event that will be taking place in May where we will be live with fitness fun and nutrition information.

Please click on the video link below and preview our upcoming Family Fitness Nights.

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Parent University


Courses for Families to Support Students in Hybrid and Remote Learning

The DOE invites families to participate in a three-part Parent University virtual series calledMaking Learning Work.” The courses include a user-friendly family guide with practical resources, tools, and tips to help students learn at home and school, and build and sustain meaningful relationships. Courses will be conducted in English and Spanish and taught by DOE partners at Columbia University’s Center for Public Research and Leadership. Please share these courses with your families using these flyers in English and Spanish.

The DOE’s Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

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The City wide Council of English Language Learners - Town Hall With The Chancellor

Wednesday, May 5th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Wednesday, May 5th

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Please register for this event at the following link,

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity. Issues and concerns will be addressed.

English Conference Line: Dial 929-205-6099 (Local NYC) and enter Webinar ID: 835 9700 6395

Spanish Conference Line: Dial 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) and enter Pin 735-255-0102

Mandarin Conference Line: Dial 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) and enter Pin 933-059-6663

Cantonese Conference Line: Dial 877-853-5257 (Toll Free) and enter Pin 565-808-2412

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