On April 3, the District 3 Magnet School Program (http://www.d3mag.net/) will be presenting a parent workshop to clarify the public school choice process. They’ll present on the many public school options open to families.
When: Tuesday, April 3 from 5PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Joan of Arc Auditorium, 154 West 93rd Street (Between Amsterdam and Columbus), Manhattan
Charter Schools and Special Education:
On April 4, the Charter Parent Action Network (CPAN) and the NYC Special Education Collaborative will present a half day workshop about the history of Special Education at Charter Schools and the evaluation and referral process. Please RSVP to Dania Reid at dreid@nyCPAN.org or 212-437-8336.
When: Wednesday, April 4 from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM
Where: NYC Charter School Center, 111 Broadway, Suite 604, Manhattan
The UPK application is out for Department of Education (DOE) UPK programs is April 5. CBO programs may have their own deadlines or rolling admission throughout the year. Don’t forget to check. The directory and applications is available here.
May SAT Registration
Students must register for the May SAT by April 6.
On April 14, the Queens Library College Fair will host representatives from many different colleges and trade schools. Hear a panel discussion as well as information about financial aid and admissions.
When: Saturday, April 14 from 10AM to 2PM
Where: Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona
On April 14, the NYC Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium is hosting a Family Resource Day in Queens. There will be reps from summer camps, child care programs, educational resources, and other resources. There will also be workshops and other activities throughout the day.
When: Saturday, April 14 from 11AM to 3PM
Where: Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing
At this meeting on April 16, several officials from the Department of Education will be present to talk about reforms designed to improve education for students with disabilities throughout the city. Meetings are subject to change so call ahead to 718-631-6927.
When: Monday, April 16 from 7PM to 10PM
Where: MS67, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck
DOE Spring Recess
Public school kids will be on vacation from Friday, April 6 to Friday, April 13. School starts up again on Monday, April 16.
On April 18, the Education Department’s Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will present sessions about special ed reform. Presenters will describe the process for developing Individualized Education Plans (IEP).
When: Wednesday, April 18 from 9:30AM to 11:30 AM and 6:00PM to 8:00 PM
Where: 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City
On April 19, Quality Services for the Autism community (QSAC) will present a conference for parents and families as well as professionals on the topic of autism. Workshops will cover increasing language, sexuality, and navigating insurance.
When: Thursday, April 19 from 8:30AM to 3:30PM
Where: Sheraton LaGuardia, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing
Cost: $25 for family members; scholarships are available
On April 22, meet reps from hundred of colleges. Parents and students can also participate in workshops about financial aid, admissions, and students with special needs and college.
When: Sunday, April 22 from 11AM to 4PM
Where: Javits Convention Center, Hall 1A, 655 West 34 Street, Manhattan
This workshop will go over the different kinds of learning and attention disorders that can affect school-age children, the evaluations that are available, and how to obtain them for your child. For more information and to register contact Meredith Nabozny at MNabozny@NSHS.edu.
When: Wednesday, April 25 from 6PM to 8PM
Where: Lenox Hill Hospital, Corwin Hall, 210 East 64 Street, Manhattan
New York State Exams:
Students in grades three to eight will be participating in English Language Arts tests from April 17 to 19 and Math tests from April 25 to April 27.
Sneak Peek: Looking forward to May:
Special ed: Conflict Resolution and Communication: May 10
NYS Math Exams for students in grades 3-8: May 23
Memorial Day Observed: May 28
By: Sandy Jimenez