NEW COMMITTEES

The PA is setting up the following committees to improve our fundraising efforts.  We are looking for fresh ideas and perspectives to raise funds for the school.

Boutique Sales – planning, donations, and inventory

Donations – reaching out to local and national businesses

Hospitality – purchasing and setting up refreshments for PA meetings and special events

If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise, please contact the PA.

Reminder: Upcoming PA Elections

As a reminder, we are holding an election during Tuesday’s PA Meeting for our VP2 & VP3 positions.  Descriptions of these positions can be found below.

If you are interested in running, please return the tear off that went home and return it to the school on Monday.  If you did not receive a tear off, please contact the PA.

You are welcome to nominate yourself at the PA meeting, but having your information ahead of time helps us with the process.

2nd Vice President:  The 2nd Vice President shall recommend and make any necessary arrangements not limited to the Fall (Candy Sale) Fundraiser, Picture Day Fundraiser, 5th Grade Prom, 8th Grade Prom, 8th Grade Graduation Party, Parent Appreciation Breakfast, and Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast.  The 1st and 3rd Vice Presidents will work collaboratively with the 2nd Vice President in fulfilling these duties.  The 2nd Vice President shall communicate regularly with the executive board members to discuss any matters pertaining to these duties.  The 2nd Vice President will assist all executive board members in all PA meetings, functions and fundraisers as necessary.

3rd Vice President: The 3rd Vice President shall be responsible for Box Tops and the management of the PA website.  The 3rd Vice President shall communicate with parents as to provide pertinent information on the PA website.  The 3rd Vice President shall ensure that permission is obtained for any use of pictures and statements on the PA website.  The 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents will work collaboratively with the 3rd Vice President in the management of the PA website and Box Tops. The 3rd Vice President shall communicate regularly with the executive board members to discuss any matters pertaining to these duties.  The 3rd Vice President assist all executive board members in all PA meetings, functions and fundraisers as necessary.

Pizza and Bake Sales!

As part of the Parents’ Association’s continuing fundraising efforts, we host monthly pizza and bake sales during lunch periods.  Pizza is available for $2.00/slice; we also have snacks and drinks ranging from $.25 to $2.00.

Our first Pizza Day is Tuesday, September 25th.

The future dates are:

Oct. 30th, Nov. 27th, Dec. 18th, Jan. 29th, Feb. 26th, Mar. 26, Apr. 30th, May 28th, June 18th

Volunteers and donations are always welcome!  If you would like to volunteer your time to help, please be at the security desk by 9:15 am on the day of the sale.  We truly appreciate all of your help and support.

WELCOME BACK!

The Parents Association would like to thank all of the parents who helped fundraise and donated their time last year.  Because of your help, we were able to help the school replace all of the window shades on the 3rd floor.  For this year’s goal, the PA would like to raise enough money to replace the window shades on the 4th and 5th floor.

For this school year, PA will have many events throughout the school year.  We will post dates for the events around the school, by all of the entrances and on our PA Facebook page; Parents Association PS/IS 206 Joseph F Lamb School.  As a reminder, the school store will be open on every other Wednesday during lunchtime.

Thank you for all your support!

Second and Third Vice President Positions

The following P.A. Executive Board positions are open for nominations to all parents or legally appointed guardians of students attending PS/IS 206 during the 2018-2019 school year:

2nd Vice President:  The 2nd Vice President shall recommend and make any necessary arrangements not limited to the Fall (Candy Sale) Fundraiser, Picture Day Fundraiser, 5th Grade Prom, 8th Grade Prom, 8th Grade Graduation Party, Parent Appreciation Breakfast, and Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast.  The 1st and 3rd Vice Presidents will work collaboratively with the 2nd Vice President in fulfilling these duties.  The 2nd Vice President shall communicate regularly with the executive board members to discuss any matters pertaining to these duties.  The 2nd Vice President will assist all executive board members in all PA meetings, functions and fundraisers as necessary.

3rd Vice President: The 3rd Vice President shall be responsible for Box Tops and the management of the PA website.  The 3rd Vice President shall communicate with parents as to provide pertinent information on the PA website.  The 3rd Vice President shall ensure that permission is obtained for any use of pictures and statements on the PA website.  The 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents will work collaboratively with the 3rd Vice President in the management of the PA website and Box Tops. The 3rd Vice President shall communicate regularly with the executive board members to discuss any matters pertaining to these duties.  The 3rd Vice President assist all executive board members in all PA meetings, functions and fundraisers as necessary.

If you are interested in nominating yourself for a position, please complete the tear-off that went home and return it to your child’s teacher by Monday, September 17th, 2018.

Please be advised that all members of the Parents’ Association, including Executive Board members, are volunteers; these are not paid positions.

In order to maintain an active Parents’ Association, an Executive Board is required, and your support is necessary to do that.

Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the P.A. Meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.  Elections will be held at our P.A. meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.  You don’t have to physically be here on the day of the election to run for any position.  But be sure to hand in the tear off by Monday, September 17th, 2018. 

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New York City Department of Education Community Schools Policy

Community Schools as Part of the Mayor’s Equity Agenda

The New York City Department of Education views Community Schools as a central strategy for achieving an equitable educational system. The Community Schools initiative builds off of the Department of Education’s (DOE’s) Framework for Great Schools and is aligned with the administration’s efforts focused on youth and families, including expanding full-day pre-kindergarten to every four-year-old and offering afterschool programs to every middle schools student.

With equity as a key driver, the DOE is developing the next generation of Community Schools and creating the systems and structures to ensure these that these schools address inequality in sustainable ways and prepare students to be college and career ready.

Common Values and Features of Community Schools

Every Community School is different and reflects the strengths and needs of its students, families, and community. The most successful Community Schools are anchored this set of common values that serve as their foundation:

  • Strong instruction designed to provide personalized learning opportunities to increase all students’ academic achievement.
  • Robust engagement, anchored in positive youth development, ensuring that schools are welcoming and empowering to students, families and community members.
  • Continuous improvement using school and student data to tailor programming and instruction focused on results.

Community Schools also share common features that support student learning

  • School leadership has a clear instructional vision and high expectations for all students.
  • Schools implement a collaborative school governance structure that includes a lead CBO partner and members of the School Leadership Team (SLT).
  • Expanded learning time includes academic interventions and enrichment activities that are aligned with school day curriculum and expectations. As well as, rigorous, engaging and college and career preparation.
  • Student attendance is supported through drop-out prevention strategies.
  • Parents and caregivers are real and active partners in their children’s education.
  • Positive youth development strategies are infused across academics, programs and services.
  • All community schools stay open beyond traditional school hours and many also offer programming on weekends, school breaks, and during the summer.
  • Mental health, medical, and social services are available to students who need them.
  • Community members are engaged in activities that develop stronger school community.
  • Family members have access to educational opportunities and programs that strengthen families.

Core Elements of a NYC Community School

The administration has developed a framework to ensure consistency and quality across NYC Community Schools, while also providing schools with sufficient flexibility to encourage innovation. That framework is based on the following Core Elements:

Core Programs and Services

  • Expanded Learning Time
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Parent and Family Engagement
  • Guidance and Social Services
  • Adult and Family Services
  • Positive youth development
  • Arts programming

Core Structures Needed to Provide Services

  •  A lead Community School Community-Based Organization (CBO) Partner
  • Dedicated Community School Director
  • Ongoing Needs Assessment
  • Defined Community Partnerships
  • Intentional Coordination of Services
  • Strategic Data Collection & Analysis
  • Authentic School-Based Governance

Core Outcomes and Results

With these; structures, programs, and services in place we are confident that our schools will achieve the following results:

Student-Level Results

  •  Increased attendance and student engagement
  •  Improved academic performance
  • Greater connectedness to adults and classmates in their schools
  • Development of social and emotional skills necessary for success

School-Level Outcomes

  • Improved school culture and climate
  • Improved student academic performance
  • Families are more actively engaged in children’s education
  • More seamless service delivery through increased collaboration between schools and partners

Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

The full text of the policy, can be found on the main page of the website of the Panel for Educational Policy: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2015-2016/November192015PanelMeeting.htm

I. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

Name: Christopher Caruso
Office: Office of Community Schools
Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
Email: CommunitySchools@schools.nyc.gov<mailto:CommunitySchools@schools.nyc.gov> Phone: (212) 346-5213

II. Comments can be delivered by email to CommunitySchools@schools.nyc.gov<mailto:CommunitySchools@schools.nyc.gov>, by phone to (212) 346-5213, or by mail to the address set forth above.

III. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item
November 19, 2015 at 6:00pm
M.S. 131
100 Hester Street
New York, NY 10002

Sadye L. Campoamor
Panel for Educational Policy & External Affairs
NYC Department of Education
(646) 812-0663 | (212) 374-6836
SCampoamor@schools.nyc.gov<mailto:SCampoamor@schools.nyc.gov> | http://schools.nyc.gov<http://schools.nyc.gov/>

Public Meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy

Murry Bergtraum High School
411 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10038
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
6:00 PM

In accordance with City Council legislation, Panel meetings will now be live-streamed over the Internet. To access this service, please register here<http://www.learndoe.org/pep/>. Registration will remain open until the meeting’s adjournment. A recording and transcript will be posted to the Panel website following the meeting.

Please be aware that if you choose to attend this meeting, your image or voice, or the image or voice of your child, may appear in the live-stream footage, or in the recording that will be posted to the Panel website.

AGENDA

Regular Public Meeting

A. Chancellor’s Update

B. Arts Advisory Committee Report

C. Aggregation of Community District Budgets Together with a Proposed Budget for Administrative Expenditures of the City Board and the Chancellor (see here<http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2015-2016/October272015PanelMeeting.htm>).

The Panel will vote on the attached aggregation of community district budgets together with a proposed budget for administrative expenditures of the City board and the Chancellor. Public comment on this item will take place before the Panel votes.

D. Approval of Contracts (see here).<http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/documents/Contracts/default.htm>

The Panel will vote on the attached list of contracts. Public comment on contracts being considered by the Panel will take place before the Panel votes.

E. General Public Comment

Sign Up For Public Comment
Speaker sign-up for agenda items B-E will begin at 5:30PM at the door and will close promptly at 6:30PM. Speakers may only sign themselves up for public comment, and only those who signed up will be permitted to speak during the appropriate public comment period(s). Each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak during the public comment period(s) for which they signed up.
Interpretation Services
Interpretation services will be provided in Spanish; interpretation services for other languages will be provided upon request. American Sign Language will be provided through reservation only: (212) 374-5472 or panel@schools.nyc.gov<mailto:panel@schools.nyc.gov>.
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Contact for agenda items: (212) 374-5472 / 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007