MECA Family & Caregiver Update
November 6th, 2023
Dear MECA Families & Caregivers:
It was awesome seeing so many students and staff members participating in our fall Spirit Week. The Halloween costumes alone were extraordinary! We are now thrilled to be entering into this season of thanksgiving with all of you and are looking forward to our many November traditions, especially our Thanksgiving Feast which is scheduled to take place Wednesday November 22nd.
Updates regarding upcoming events are below, including fall Parent Teacher Conferences. This year, Parent Teacher Conferences will be conducted remotely. Appointments will be scheduled using a new platform, TeacherReacher. Instructions for account creation will be shared with all home adults later this week. As always, reach out to myself or Ms. Vivian with questions or concerns!
Vivian Cruz (Parent Coordinator) email@example.com
(212) 225 -0880 ex. 3366
Tuesday November 7
ELECTION DAY - NO SCHOOL*
Friday November 10
End of first marking period
School is IN SESSION today
Wednesday November 15
November PTA Meeting (Remote) - College Information Night
Thursday November 16
Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday November 17
Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences
*BMCC classes are in attendance unless already noted by the professor!
Please continue to return MECA Media Consent Forms!
While enrolled in MECA, students will be videotaped from time to time as we document their learning experiences. Video footage may be used, with your permission, to create promotional materials used for recruitment purposes in addition to media used to showcase best educational practices for schools within our immediate network.
MECA, along with several other schools in the CUNY/UA District, is working with Connect With Kids Network, a nationally renowned media company that produces materials used to promote innovative public school programs throughout the United States. You can see some of the work they are best known for here, the documentary Defining Us.
In support of our work with CWK, in addition to future projects, please fill out the attached media consent form and have your child return it to the Main Office room 239.
We are looking forward to sharing new media content with you soon!
This Week in PSAL
Track Boys Clinic
Armory - 5:00pm
Boys Bball 4:30-5:30
Girls Bball 5:30-6:30
Boys Bball (3:00-4:50)
Girls Bball (4:50-6:40)
Girls Bball (3:00-4:50)
Boys Bball (4:50-6:40)
JV Volleyball vs. Bayard Rustin
Boys Basketball 3-4:45
Girls BBall Scrimmage vs Seward Park 4:45-6:30
Girls Basketball 3-4:45
Boys Basketball 4:45-6:30
Girls Basketball 4:30-5:30
Boys Basketball 5:30-6:30
Girls Basketball 4:00-5:20
Boys Basketball 5:20- 6:40
Boys Basketball 4:00-5:20
Girls Basketball 5:20- 6:40
Your Rights as the Parent of a Public School Student
The law in the United States requires public schools to educate all students, no matter what their immigration status. Starting at age 5 or 6, children are legally required to attend school. When you wish to talk to someone at the school, you can ask the school to provide an interpreter.
Priority #1 All students will learn to read well By June 2024 pass rates for ELL students on the NYS ELA Regents exam will increase 10 points fro 80% to 90%
Priority #2 All students are physically & emotionally safe By June 2024 Hispanic female students will indicate they are invited to participate in collaborative conflict resolution by 15 points from 60% to 75% as measured by favorable responses on the NYC School Survey
Priority #3 All students have a high quality academic experience By June 2024 students with disabilities' pass rate on the Alg I Regents exam will increase from 58% to 65%
Priority #4 All students graduate college & career ready By June 2024 the number of students who are eligible for a CTE endorsed diploma will increase by 17, from to 8 to 25 students as measured by pass rates on the Adobe Photoshop Certification exam
Priority #5 All schools are inclusive & responsive to parents By June 2024 favorable responses regarding teacher initiated contact concerning student performance will increase by 16 points, from 69% to 85% as measured by NYC School Survey responses