Teacher Times #4
September 28, 2015
Birthdays of the Week
Pek Lan Cooper 9/28
Steven Goldman 9/28
Nicole Stuart 10/3
SASF is Back!!
SASF is back, Monday-Fridays from 2:50pm to 5:30pm and will also begin Saturday programming on Saturday, October 3rd. They are offering STEP, Tech squad, and flag football league games. Saturday's will be held from 9 am to 12:30pm and lunch will be served at 12 noon. For more information, please visit RM 448 or call Ms. Nicole at 718-584-0876 Ext. 4480
Students Who Are Cutting and/or Not Showing Up To Class
Please advise Guidance Counselors Jashaun Sadler, Raul Acevedo and Guidance Secretary Leticia Domenech in the Guidance Department of all such absences.
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
§ The Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Musical Program
§ Challenge Grants for Art, ELA, and Math
§ 2015-16 School Wellness Council Grant Program
Read Aloud Series
This season, the Read Aloud Series will present two special, free events for NYC students: the National Book Award Teen Press Conference (on Tue, Nov 17 at 10:30am) and the New York City Youth Poet Laureate Competition (on Sat, Dec 19 at 4pm). Below—and attached—are descriptions of the events. To reserve seats, visit 92y.org/ReadAloud or call 212.415.5576.
Tue, Nov 17, 10:30 am – National Book Award Teen Press Conference: At the annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, middle and high school students from New York City’s public and private schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to the five Finalists for the 2015 National Book Award in Young People's Literature. Participating schools will receive a copy of one of the finalist’s books. Jacqueline Woodson, a previous National Book Award Winner in Young People's Literature, will emcee.
Sat, Dec 19, 4 pm – New York City Youth Poet Laureate Competition: In partnership with Urban Word NYC and NYC Votes, 92Y presents the New York City Youth Poet Laureate Slam Finals to identify youth writers and leaders who are committed to youth voting, poetry and performance, and social justice issues across NYC. The event will showcase the top teen poets in NYC, as well as announce the 2015-16 NYC Youth Poet Laureate who will receive a book deal from Penmanship Books.
Pic Of The Week
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
Professional development and student opportunities are posted on the PD and Student Opportunities page. This week’s highlights include:
§ Participate on October 1: Free Museum of the City of New York Back-To-School Celebration
§ Apply by October 5: Apply for the Service in Schools Service-Learning Institute!
§ Apply by October 5: Apply Now for the Scientist-in-Residence Program
§ Register by October 5: Biographies of Early New Yorkers: Four Session Afterschool Series at the Museum of the City of New York
§ Register by October 9: Attend the Fifth Annual Inclusive Education Student Summit
§ Participate on October 14: Attend the Service in Schools Partner Fair!
§ Register by October 14: Educator Open House at the National Archives
§ Participate on October 14: History Uncorked: Think & Drink with Eric Foner at the New-York Historical Society
§ Participate on October 16: Educator Open House at the Staten Island Museum
§ Register by October 19: Free Evening for Educators at Bard Graduate Center
§ Ongoing: AIS Professional Learning Opportunities
§ Ongoing: After School Professional Development Program Professional Development Opportunities
§ Various Dates: Professional Learning in the Arts 2015-16
Elementary and Middle Schools:
§ Register by October 2: UNICEF’s Child Soldier Author Event
§ Register by October 15: Register for Daily News Spelling Bee Competition
§ Participate on October 17, November 14, and December 12: Join Art Club at The Frick Collection
§ Apply by October 5: Apply Now for the Citizen Science Program
Middle and High Schools:
§ Register by October 10: Attend the Cornell STEM Workshop at the Weill Cornell Medical College
§ Apply by October 5: Apply Now for the High School Science Research Pathways Program