Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools

The 2017–18 Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools provides families with useful, easy-to-read information on academic expectations, school and district-level supports, and tips for encouraging their children academically and emotionally. Achieve NYC is available in English and nine additional DOE-covered languages.

Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools, has the most current information regarding the City’s public schools.  The guide contains: important dates, details about enrolling in City schools, who to speak to in schools when you have concerns, grade-specific learning expectations, transportation options for students, and how to obtain financial aid for college.

Parents- Please take this 7 minute survey for our school

Dear Parents,

As you may know, we are starting the process of the Leader In Me which is a program that encourages leadership and responsibility in our students based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

To assist, we need you as a parent/guardian to take this short survey (which is translatable into several languages).

Thank you.

Click here to take the survey:

Parent Survey Link for 2016

Here is a link to help you teach these Leadership Skills at home:

Be Proactive classroom poster

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You’re in Charge: I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Begin with the end in mind classroom poster

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan: I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Put first things first classroom poster

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Think win-win classroom poster

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood classroom poster

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk: I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Synergize classroom poster

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better: I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Sharpen the Saw classroom poster

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

NYU 2016 ELL Parent Academy -October 21, 2016 from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Dear Parents,
NYU is offering a special seminar entitled the  2016 ELL Parent Academy to be held Friday, October 21, 2016 from 8 AM to 2 PM.

 The Flyer has been translated into 10 Languages.

The ELL Parent Academy is for parents of English Language Learners and for school personnel who work with ELL parents. The ELL Parent Academy is designed to provide information and resources to support parents, families and educators in their efforts to help ELLs achieve academic success.

David E. Kirkland, Ph.D, JD – Executive Director
Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity & the Transformation of Schools
Lissette Colón-Collins – Assistant Commissioner
NY State Education Department – Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages
John Dau
– Social Activist, Public Speaker, Author and Social Entrepreneur

Pre-Registration is required. Please Register here:
For more information please call: (800) 469 – 8224. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Between Two Worlds: With keen insight, Mr. Dau shares the myriad of cultural and material differences he faced upon arrival to the United States in 2001. He recounts the shock of his tribal culture colliding with life in America and delves into the challenges of making a new life for himself while keeping one eye on Sudan. Mr. Dau aims to help audiences understand the struggles many first generation refugees face, as well as offering insights on how to assist refugees adjusting to a new life in the United States.

There will be 2 breakout sessions (about 50 min each) after the major session offering workshops in about 7-9 languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Arabic, French, Haitian, Korean and a few African Languages. We will address any other pre-registered languages groups who may require translation.