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Education PS 321
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So you want to give your child the best education possible, but it’s difficult keeping your options in line. While we can’t take all the worry out of applications, embarrassing cafeteria moments, and getting your teens up on time, our new Schools Directory can help you get a better handle on your options. So far we’re listing
Education PS 321 protest by Olga Garcia-Kaplan on Twitter
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Parents and students around the neighborhood, and the state, are dealing with another year of Common Core testing, with the English Language Arts exam having just been completed yesterday. And while the test developers claim these exams cover skills and knowledge that are “designed to prepare students for life outside the classroom,” many parents disagree,
Education pta fun run
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The Brooklyn PTA 5k Fun Run, sponsored by Brooklyn PTAs, Council Member Brad Lander, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, and families are invited to come “run/walk/stroll/toddle” through Prospect Park to raise money for area schools. Participants can chose to race individually, or form a team with others from their school. School teams of 20+ racers will
Education PS 321
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Do you own a local business, or otherwise offer a service that neighbors may like to bid on? Consider making a donation to the upcoming spring auction to support PS 321 (180 7th Avenue), which will take place on May 16. The school notes that successful items donated in the past have included tickets to
Education PS 39
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Want to pick up a fun new item while supporting a local school? The annual spring auction for PS 39 (417 6th Avenue) is coming up, and you’ll have a chance to bid on items online starting next week, as well as during silent and live auctions at their fundraising gala next month. Sponsored by
Education Pre-K Class via Department of Education
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Believe all kids deserve pre-kindergarten education? What about after school programs that keep them active and creative, and take a load off of working parents? You can help demand educational resources for all by signing our local Assemblymember James Brennan’s petition for daylong universal pre-k and expanded after school programs at junior high schools around NYC. The
Education Classroom via NYC DOE on FB
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If your child was born in 2009, the time has finally come to send in those kindergarten applications. This year, the Department of Education has introduced Kindergarten Connect, an online system that allows you to complete the application process online. You can check out an instructional video below: Parents are also invited to submit applications over
Education De Blasio at MS 51 via Brad Lander on Twitter
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Today Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named veteran educator Carmen Fariña to be his schools chancellor, and he chose to make the announcement right here in Park Slope at MS 51, which his kids had attended. Fariña also has some local ties to the neighborhood, having once served as superintendent of Brooklyn’s District 15, which covers our area. Here’s
Education pre k DOE via fb
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This Thursday, December 12 from 6:30-8pm, join the Brooklyn Free Space Preschool for an Introduction to Public Elementary School, a community workshop with Pamela Wheaton from Insideschools. Pamela will discuss what you need to know about entering NYC’s public schools, including pre-K admissions and Kindergarten Connect, the new online application system, and there will be a
Education PS/MS 282 Chess Team via FB
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The PS/MS 282 chess team, the Royal Panthers, won a National Championship last year, but not every child on the team got to head to the competition. This year, they’re hoping to get all the kids to a tournament to compete together, and they need your help. The team is raising funds at Donors Choose,
Art & Music Art by Tamar Cohn via South Slope Silent Auction
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In the market for some new artwork? The fourth annual South Slope Silent Art Auction is set for Friday, November 22, from 6:30pm to 9pm, at Two Moon Art House and Cafe (315 4th Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). Admission is free, and proceeds from the show, which is currently on display at Two Moon, benefit PS 295. If
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