SIPP Grant Event, March 29 at 6pm

  • From the District Office: Please attend a Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program (SIPP) Grant event where work groups will report on their progress.
  • The $1.25 million grant was awarded to the district by the New York State Education Department in July 2015.
  • This week, schools sent flyers home to families about the event.
    • Work groups include PS 15 Enrichment, Family Resource Center, Socioeconomic Integration, and Monitoring and Evaluation.
    • Reports will address the revised timeline, completed activities, resources and supports, next steps, and how you can be a part of the upcoming activities.
      • Tues., March 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, PS 20, 166 Essex St. (Auditorium)
      • Refreshments and free childcare will be provided

Title I School Parent Committee Survey Due March 18th

  • Principals have received a link to a Title I School Parent Committee Survey from the DOE.
    • In accordance with Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)…all schools with Title I, Part A programs are required to have a Title I Parent Committee that serves as the consultative and representative body for Title I parents. This committee helps ensure meaningful, two-way communication between your school and parents regarding student academic learning and other school activities. As noted during the “Title I 101” sessions, for the 2015–16 school year, Title I parents may choose to form either a Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) or a Title I Parent Subcommittee within your school’s existing Parent Association (PA) or Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
  • The short survey must be submitted by each Title I school by Friday, March 18, so Title 1 Representatives may want to check with principals in the next couple of days to be sure it has been completed.
  • Email for more information.
  • Check out these Title I Resources.

“Beyond Measure” Film Screening

  • The documentary Beyond Measure will be screened at the Earth School on March 19th. The film documents how “schools that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education are shaping a new vision for our classrooms. These are schools that see critical thinking, communication, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity as the key to good education. And they are dramatically improving outcomes for children of all backgrounds. They are schools where practically every student graduates and goes on to finish college.”
  • An interactive discussion will follow the screening. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. Students are welcome to watch the film.
    • Sat. March 19, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Earth School Auditorium, 600 East 6th St., NY, NY 10009 (Between Ave. B & C)

Location Change: March 23rd PEP Meeting

  • The DOE is proposing to consolidate CASTLE and the middle school grades of HSSIS with UNMS. There has been a change in location of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the PEP will vote on the consolidation. 
    • March 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
    • Prospect Heights High School (883 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225)

High School Newsletter

Chirlane McCray’s Visit to PS/MS 188

  • Chirlane McCray discussed her mental health initiative with parents at P.S. 188 last week.