Students at JHS 56 partnered with Xmental, Inc. on a past
active design mural project for their playground

Grant Opportunity from the NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene:

  • “We are pleased to announce the Active Design in Schools grant opportunity for K-12 Schools in NYC. The goal of this grant is to catalyze active design enhancements in schools to promote physical activity and healthy living among students and the school community. This grant is administered by The Citizens Committee for New York City in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant. We are awarding 20 grants of $4,000 each to support active design projects in schools.
  • Applications are due Friday, February 12th by 11:59 pm (EST) and must be filled out online.
  • To learn more about Active Design in Schools and this grant opportunity, please register for the upcoming training or WebEx:

Charter Hearing

  • Please join CEC1 members at a public hearing to explore the consequences of charter requests for an increase in enrollment and a merger in our district.
  • Details from the hearing notice:
    • “Manhattan Charter School…currently serves approximately 266 students in grades K-5. Manhattan Charter School is requesting an increase in enrollment from 274 students to 290 students. Manhattan Charter School II, a charter school education corporation authorized by SUNY…seeks to merge with Manhattan Charter School, a charter school education corporation authorized by NYCDOE…such that when the merger was approved, Manhattan Charter School II would be the successor education corporation under the name “Manhattan Charter Schools.” Manhattan Charter School would be renamed “Manhattan Charter School” and Manhattan Charter School II would be renamed “Manhattan Charter School 2.”
  • Wed. 1/6/2016, 6:00 pm (Speaker Sign-In), 6:30 pm (Presentation, Question, Comments), 100 Attorney St.

Discretionary Capital Funding from the Manhattan Borough President’s Office

  • Applications for FY17 Discretionary Capital Funding are available from the Borough President’s Office. Eligible recipients include city agencies, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and public schools.
  • Application deadline: 2/12/2016 at 5:00 pm.

Articles of Interest:

Upcoming Events:

  • Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL), Calendar and Business Meeting: Tues. 1/5/16, 6:00 pm, Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers St. (English and Multilingual Flyers).
  • CEC1 Business Meeting: Wed. 1/6/16, Time TBA, PS 20, 166 Essex St.
  • Citywide Council on High Schools, Calendar and Business Meeting: Wed. 1/13/2016, 6:00 – 8:45 pm, Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers St. (English and Multilingual Flyers).
  • CEC1 Calendar Meeting: Wed. 1/20/16, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, PS 20, 166 Essex St.
  • Date Change: February’s CEC1 Business and Calendar Meeting will take place on Tues. 2/23/2016 (please note the date change from 2/10/2016).
  • From the District Office:
    • D1 Kindergarten Enrollment Workshop: Henry Street Settlement at the Boys and Girls Republic, Wed. 1/6/15, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, 888 E. 6th St., (Flyer in Spanish)
    • Presidents Council: Fri. 1/8/16, 9:00 – 10:30 am, PS 20, 166 Essex St.
    • “District 1 Nuts and Bolts SLT Training”: 1/12/2016. More information to come.
    • District Leadership Team Meeting, Thurs. 1/21/16, 10 am – 12 pm, PS 140, 123 Ridge St.