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Sunday, September 1

September 2019 Newsletter for Families

Child Obesity Awareness
National Library Card Sign Up
National Deaf Awareness
National Literacy Month
Thursday, September 5
First Day of School For All
Students (Partial school day

DISTRICT 22 for Pre-K)

Tuesday, September 10
5619 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234
CEC 22 Meeting
Phone: 718-968-6115
Thursday, September 12
Julia Bove, Superintendent
Elementary School Meet The
Linda Dalton, Family Support Coordinator Staff Night (Check w/School
Heather Fiorica, Family Leadership Coordinator for Time) Sunday, September 15
Hispanic Heritage Month until
Thursday, September 19
Middle School Meet The Staff
Night (Check w/School for
Saturday, September 21
High School Admissions Fair
10 AM - 3 PM
@district22bkny @district22bkny
Sunday, September 22
High School Admissions Fair
10 AM – 3 PM

Thursday, September 26
National School Parent Group

TO SCHOOL Monday, September 30

Rosh Hashanah (Schools

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Message from our Superintendent
September 5, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

District 22 continues to show increases in both ELA and Math

performance and student progress. This year, we have initiatives
that include “Algebra for All” whereby grade five students are
taught math by a teacher who has received intensive training in
the teaching of Algebra. With this initiative, our students will be
better prepared to take Algebra in middle school and beyond.

As a district, we are paying close attention to the “social issues”

that face our students including the “internet and bullying” We
have planned many workshops for parents to support us in solving
this increasing problem. Please be an engaged parent/guardian
and participate in all of the planned meetings and events at your
school through the parents’ association. Continue to check the
District website, social media, and attend Community Education
Council (CEC) Meetings.

I wish you and your family a successful and healthy year,

Julia Bove

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All Families
Chancellor Carranza’s Welcome Back Letter: Read Chancellor Richard A. Carranza's letter to
families welcoming them back to a new school year.

September Parent Conferences/PA/PTA Meetings: We encourage you to attend the September

Parent Conferences (Meet the Staff Night) and your school’s Parent Association/Parent Teacher
Association Meetings. For further information, please contact your school’s parent coordinator.

Thursday, September 12 elementary school Thursday, September 19 middle school

Schools Closed: September 30 – October 1 (Rosh Hashanah)

Back-to-School Basics: is a one-stop shop with important information to help NYC families get ready
for the first day of school and the school year ahead

View Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Read the NYC Schools Guidebook Learn more about the New York City Departments of Education’s
initiatives to support Strong Schools and Strong Communities across the city. This Guide was created
for parents like you who are seeking the most current information to enable you to best advocate
for your child. Whether you have a child in Pre-K or preparing for college, you can find information
on deadlines and requirements at every level. Find out who’s who at your child’s school, how to talk
to your child’s teachers, what student achievement looks like, policies that impact you and your
child, the school calendar and information about enrollment, transportation and programs across
all grades.

Community District Education Council (CDEC 22) also known as Community Education Council 22
(CEC22): All CEC meetings are public and located in our district schools. The Business Meeting is at
6:30 PM (For council business) and the Calendar Meeting 7:00 PM (Public comment is encouraged)
The next meeting is Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 5619 Flatllands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234.

Visit myschoolapps and submit a Family Income Inquiry Form today! Breakfast and lunch is served
at no charge to all families, however we need your help to make this program a success. All
parents, regardless of income, must still complete a School Meals Form so that our schools get
access to federal funding for this program and others.

Families can view their child’s ELA & Math results on their NYC Schools Account at If you do not have access, please contact your school’s parent

School Calendar 2019-2020:


Parents Bill of Rights:

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Office of Pupil Transportation: The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) is the largest school
transportation department in the country. To find school bus stop information, bus routes, eligibility
for school bus or metro cards, etc., please visit

For all of us at the NYC Department of Education (DOE), safety is of the utmost importance when it
comes to our public schools and the 1.1 million students we serve. This is why every City school
has readiness plans in place to address various school-related emergencies as they arise. We want
all City students to know that they, too, play a huge role in protecting their schools. What role?
Simple: “If you know something, say something.” Students: if you are aware of a threat, don’t keep
it to yourself—find help. Tell a trusted adult. Call 311 (or 911 for immediate emergencies). Know of
an ongoing bullying and/or harassment occurring at your school? Use our bullying report form and
help end it. Let’s work together to ensure everyone feels secure, supported, and respected in City
public schools. On behalf of the DOE, we thank the New York Police Department, our teachers
and administrators, and our vigilant students for all that they do to keep our schools safe.

Sign up for the District 22 Family Support Coordinator’s Weekly Email Blast or Remind System:
Important school reminders, free children events, helpful hints and happenings in our community.
To join the remind system text the message @csd22fsc to the number 81010. To sign up for the
email blast, send an email to or fill in form at

Save the Date! District 22 Empowering Families: Improving Student Attendance and Reducing
Chronic Absenteeism: What is Chronic Absenteeism? How can I help my child succeed in school?
How do I keep track of absences? Thursday, October 24 at PS/IS 109, 1001 East 45th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11235: For the convenience of all families, we will have two information sessions. The
morning session is 9 AM-11 AM and the evening session will be 6 PM-8 PM. We look forward to
seeing you there.

Register for Morning Session

Register for Evening Session

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month: The Brooklyn Public Library's card is free for
anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes or goes to school in New York State. There is a limit of
one library card per person. To apply, learn about library resources and homework help visit their
website here.

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Pre-Kindergarten Admissions
Children born in 2015 will begin pre-K in September 2019. Your child must be a current New York City
resident to apply. Subscribe to the NYC Department of Education email list to get updates on when
and how to apply for the 2019-2020 school year or visit the pre-k site here:

Kindergarten Admissions
All families submit a Kindergarten Application between late November and early January, by
phone, online, or in person at a Family Welcome Center (FWC). You can apply to up to 12 schools.

Learn more at

Middle School Admissions

The District 22 Middle School Fair will be held Monday October 28 5:30-7:30 PM at PS 152, 725 East
23rd St, 11210. Please schedule to attend an information session at the fair, as 5th grade families will
receive further information regarding the MySchools online application process. District 22 middle
schools will hold open houses, please click here flyer. For additional resources and information
including the Middle School Directory, visit
by-grade/middle-school . The middle school application will open in October. Deadline to apply
to middle school is December 2, 2019

High School Admissions

8th grade families will receive further information from their middle school on the MySchools online
application process. Families must register to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test
(SHSAT) and/or to audition for LaGuardia High School.

High School Fairs: Register here

• Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 10 AM – 3 PM, John Jay Education Campus,
237 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

• Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 10 AM- 3PM, Edward R. Murrow High School, 1600
Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11230

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Career and Technical Education Fair: Saturday, October 19, 9 AM – 2 PM, 105 Tech Place,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Deadline to apply to high school is December 2, 2019 Please visit D22 High School’s websites for
more information/changes:

Goldstein High School 1830 Shore Blvd., 11210, 718-368-8500

Madison High School 3787 Bedford Ave., 11229, 718-758-7200

Midwood High School 2839 Bedford Ave., 11210, 718-724-8500

Origins High School 3000 Avenue X, 11235, 718-891-0037,

Gifted & Talented Admissions

This fall, sign your child up to take the G&T test. All students who take the test in January will get a
score report in the spring, and students who get a qualifying score of 90 or above will also get a
G&T application. Sign up to test one of two ways: Online in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali,
Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Haitian Creole, Korean, or French or in person at a Family Welcome Center.

Multilingual Learners
We offer families of English Language Learners three programs that help their children learn
English. The three programs are Dual language, Transitional Bilingual Education and English as a
New Language. For more information regarding programs and testing visit

Special Education
We urge families to take advantage of all the opportunities the DOE offers for you to engage and
partner with your child’s school. Information on the IEP Process, Supports, Services School Settings,
etc are available on the website .

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Parent & School Leadership
School Leadership Team: District 22 will schedule a School Leadership Team Training in the fall.

PA/PTA: Executive Board Members should review the PA/PTA Timeline emailed to you.

District 22 School News & Community Events

PS 889: Congratulations to our very own Christina Singh at PS 889, for being spotlighted on "Beyond
the Classroom Five Teachers Making a Difference". Providing culturally responsive instruction to
support student learning &

PS 207: Welcome back to school staff team building activity.

PS 194: The new dance studio at PS 194 is complete and ready to go!! Thanks to the ArtSPACE this
beautiful studio will be well used by our students.

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IS 278: On July 31th and August 7th, Marine Park JHS 278 welcomed in their new 6th grade class
with an opportunity to participate in their annual, “6th Grade Day of Fun.” Students were invited to
come to school and meet their new classmates, teachers, assistant principal, and principal.
Students were divided into teams, with each child receiving a Marine Park I.S. 278 Class of 2022 t-
shirt in the color of their team. This day allowed the incoming 6th graders to become familiar with
the Marine Park environment, as well as make new friends! Students were able to connect with
each other and their teachers socially and emotionally. With approximately 100 students coming
to each day that was offered, students were able to start school knowing more familiar faces; not
just faces of their peers, but faces of their teachers too. Marine Park’s “6th Grade Day of Fun”
gave the students just a small glimpse into what it feels like to find your “home” within a school

IS 78: We are excited to announce our new Band Room which opened in September!

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Congratulations to PS 134, PS 197, PS 222, PS 254, NYS Education Department Identified Recognition
Schools! Schools are identified as such because they are among the top performing under ESSA
for performance, student growth and/or graduation rate: met or exceeded either the school or
state measures of interim progress for English language arts and mathematics, rate of Chronic
Absenteeism, and College, Career and Civic Readiness; and met the federally required 5 %
participation rate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments. A ceremony
honoring schools was held at Tweed in July.

Welcome Back to School: Our principals and staff were excited and welcomed students and their
families on the first day of school. We captured some pictures at some of our school sites at PS 52,
IS 14 and PS/IS 206.

Tina Maffeo, Parent

Kristin Hurley, Principal PS 52 Coordinator, IS 14

Barbara Warner, Parent PS/IS 206 pencil balloon

Coordinator, PS 52 decorations welcome
students and families.

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