Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Middle School Parent/Student Forum

Check out our zoned middle schools in Jackson Heights! Come hear from recent graduates and parents of students at I.S. 230 and I.S. 145.

Sponsored by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools and CEC District 30.

¡Ven a charlar sobre nuestras escuelas de la zona de Jackson Heights! Loinvitamos para que conozca y escuche a padres y graduados recien de I.S. 230 y I.S. 145.

Co-patronicado por Jackson Heights People for Public Schools y CEC District 30.

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Kindergarten Forum

Jackson Heights Parents Talk Kindergarten

Come to a Kindergarten Parents’ Forum

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30 PM
Location: PS 222
86-15 37 Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Not sure about where to enroll your child in kindergarten? Come hear from parents at our local public schools about what our schools have to offer.

Schools: PS 212, PS 69, PS 149, PS 222, PS 228, PS 89

Jhschools.org

Find us on Facebook: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools; JH People for Bilingual Education

 

¿Qué Kindergarten puedo escoger?
Te invitamos a un foro acerca de las opciones que hay para Kindergarten en nuestra área.

Día: Miercoles, el 8 de noviembre, 2017
Hora: 7:30 pm
Lugar: PS 222
86-15 37 Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372


¿No está seguro dónde matricular a su hijo para Kindergarten?
Lo invitamos para que conozca y escuche a padres que tienen a sus hijos en las escuelas públicas de nuestra área. Hablaremos de lo que nuestras escuelas pueden ofrecer para nuestros hijos.

Escuelas: PS 212, PS 69, PS 149, PS 222, PS 228, PS 89

Jhschools.org

Encuéntranos en Facebook: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools; JH People for Bilingual Education/Para la Educación Bilingüe

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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education

A public forum to address:

  • What are charter schools?
  • How are charter schools funded?
  • Do charter schools hurt public schools?
  • What does Trump’s push for charter schools mean for public education?

Guest speaker:
Carol Burris, The Network for Public Education

Carol Burris is the award-winning principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre who retired early in 2015 to become a full-time advocate for public education and against corporate education reforms. Dr. Burris is the author of three books on educational equity and is a contributor to The Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet.”

Wednesday, June 7
7pm – 8:30pm
PS 149
93-11 34th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Sponsored by: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools and District 30 Community Education Council

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Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Open Meeting

Jackson Heights People for Public Schools is a group of parents, teachers, and caregivers who believe in our local public schools and wish to support them to make them even stronger. We work on issues such as more money for our schools, lowering class-size, increasing time for arts, gym, and recess, expanding opportunities for dual language bilingual education, and integrating our schools by income and ethnic background.

Come learn more about our public schools and let’s work together to advocate for the improvements our kids need.


Saturday, March 25
2:00 – 4:00 PM
PS 212, 34-25 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

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Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

March for Public Schools

State Senator Jose Peralta abandoned our community when he didn’t vote for $4.3 billion in state funding owed to our public schools. Instead, he sided with Republicans. Join us to march to Peralta’s office to demand he fully fund our schools.

Saturday, March 25
12PM – 1PM

Start:
PS 69 Jackson Heights
77-02 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

End:
Senator Peralta's District Office
32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst , NY 11369

 

Find out how much money your school is owed:
http://www.whatismyschoolowed.com/

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Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Meeting on State Tests

Children in grades 3-8 have weeks of testing ahead.
Opt Out Now!

Informational Meeting:
Tuesday, March 7
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Community United Methodist Church
81-10 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY

The NY State English Language Arts (March 28, 29, & 30) and Math (May 2, 3 &4) tests do not count for student promotion, grades, or for most middle and high school admissions.
Young children will sit for exams that last more than 10 hours over two weeks.

Test preparation is the main reason why our children do not have the State required arts and gym instruction time and adequate time for recess. Testing itself completely disrupts school schedules.

In 2016, 22% of parents in New York State refused the test for their children. Their refusal is changing how State leaders view standardized tests and changing testing policies for the better.

School time should be used for teaching and learning, not testing and test prep.

Say NO. Do not participate. Withdraw your consent from actions that harm our kids.

More information about the State tests and opting-out:

Changethestakes.org
Timeoutfromtesting.org
Facebook.com/groups/nycoptout

 

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Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

People's March for Education Justice - NYC

We are marching in the People's March for Education Justice on March 4 in Manhattan. The march, organized by the Alliance for Quality Education, aims to defend public education from attacks at the federal and state levels. Among other messages, we demand that New York State fully fund our schools and that the state and federal government stop to privatize public schools through vouchers and privately-run charter schools.

Saturday, March 4, at 9:30 am
1 Central Park West, New York NY 10023

We will meet on Saturday morning at 74th Street Station at 9 AM.

More information at 

www.facebook.com/events/856752357801161/?active_tab=about 
www.aqeny.org/march

 

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gifted & Talented Discussion

Is Gifted & Talented Best for My Child?
Is Gifted & Talented Best for Our Community?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Community United Methodist Church
81-10 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Subway: E/F/M/R/7 to 74th Street/Broadway/Roosevelt

A talk with Dr. Allison Roda, author of Inequality in Gifted and Talented Programs (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

The conversation will address:

  • The history of gifted programs in education
  • Roda’s interviews with parents across NYC in gifted and general education programs
  • Alternative models to gifted programs

Dr. Allison Roda is an assistant professor of education at Molloy College and a research consultant at the Center for Diversity and Equality in Education (CDEE) at Rutgers University-Newark.

Sponsored by: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools and the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (jhbg.org)

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Jan
7
11:00 AM11:00

Kindergarten and Pre-K Forum

If your child was born in 2012 (K) or 2013 (PreK) you should know that this Saturday, January 7 from 11 AM to 1 PM, JH People for Public Schools (JHPPS)  with Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG)  and Community Education Council 30 (CEC30)  ‎will be having a forum on Kindergarten and PreK registration. If you have a 3 or 4 year old this is the forum for you!

Kindergarten registration is due by January 13, 2017and Pre K registration begins on January 17, 2017. Ask all of your education questions to other parents and DOE representatives. Learn about your local public schools. Learn how to complete the on line registration.

Learn about Dual Language programs at our local public schools and learn about G + T programs.

Spanish translation will be available.  

Held at PS 149 on 93rd Street and 34th Avenue.

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Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Kindergarten Forum

Jackson Heights Parents Talk Kindergarten

Come to a Kindergarten Parents’ Forum

Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:30 PM
Location: Community United Methodist Church
81-10 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Not sure about where to enroll your child in kindergarten? Come hear from parents at our local public schools about what our schools have to offer.

Schools: PS 212, PS 69, PS 149, PS 222, PS 228, PS 89

Jhschools.org

Find us on Facebook: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools; JH People for Bilingual Education

 

¿Qué Kindergarten puedo escoger?
Te invitamos a un foro acerca de las opciones que hay para Kindergarten en nuestra área.

Día: Jueves, el 8 de diciembre, 2016
Hora: 7:30 pm
Lugar: Community United Methodist Church
81-10 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372


¿No está seguro dónde matricular a su hijo para Kindergarten?
Lo invitamos para que conozca y escuche a padres que tienen a sus hijos en las escuelas públicas de nuestra área. Hablaremos de lo que nuestras escuelas pueden ofrecer para nuestros hijos.

Escuelas: PS 212, PS 69, PS 149, PS 222, PS 228, PS 89

Jhschools.org

Encuéntranos en Facebook: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools; JH People for Bilingual Education/Para la Educación Bilingüe

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Arts & Gym

A Quality Education Includes the Arts and Gym!

Tuesday, November 15
Location: PS 212
34-25 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Guest speaker:
Christine Appah, NY Lawyers for the Public Interest’s PhysEd4All campaign

Come and learn about NY State and City guidelines and requirements regarding gym and arts classes in public schools. Find out how parents, guardians, and members of the community can advocate for the programs our kids need and deserve.

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Co-sponsors: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Community Education Council for District 30, NYC Council Education Committee Chairperson Daniel Dromm, Jackson Heights Beautification Group

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Find us on Facebook: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools; JH People for Bilingual Education

¡Una educación de calidad incluye las artes y la educación física!

Martes, el 15 de noviembre, 2016
Lugar: PS 212
34-25 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Hora: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Invitado especial: Christine Appah-Gyamfi, NY Lawyers for the Public Interest’s PhysEd4All campaign

Venga a enterarse de los requisitos del estado y de la ciudad de NY respecto a la gimnasia y las clases de arte en las escuelas públicas. Descubra cómo los padres, tutores y miembros de la comunidad pueden conseguir los programas que nuestros hijos necesitan y merecen.

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Patrocinado por: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Community Education Council for District 30


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Encuéntranos en Facebook: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools; JH People for Bilingual Education/Para la Educación Bilingüe

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Beyond Pink and Blue

Beyond Pink and Blue: Making Gender Inclusive School Environments
A forum and conversation with Jared Fox, NYC Schools' first LGBTQ Community Liaison

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00-8:30PM
P.S. 69
77-02 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Subway: 7/N/R/F/E to 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue

When a child is born, we hear “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl.” But for that baby, it means a set of stereotypes, practices, and boxes that they’ll be put into for the rest of their lives. For schools, creating a gender inclusive environment goes beyond supporting students that fall outside these norms to supporting all kids. Come learn about what the NYC Department of Education is doing to ensure gender equity, and how we as parents, guardians, and community members can work together to ensure that our public schools are safe and inclusive places for all students.

Sponsored by: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools and NYC Council Education Committee Chairperson Daniel Dromm

 

Más allá del rosado y del azul: creando ambientes escolares que incluyan diversidad de género
Un foro y conversación con Jared Fox, el primer Coordinador de Enlace con la Comunidad LGBTQ de las Escuelas de la ciudad de Nueva York

El martes, 25 de octubre 2016
7:00-8:30PM
P.S. 69
77-02 avenida 37, Jackson Heights, Nueva York 11372
Metro: 7/N/R/F/E a 74ta Street/Roosevelt Avenue

Cuando un niño nace, escuchamos: “es niño” o “es niña” Pero para ese bebé, significa que será encasillado por el resto de su vida a un grupo de estereotipos, prácticas y categorías. Para las escuelas, crear un ambiente que incluya respeto al género significa ir más allá del brindar apoyo a estudiantes que no encajen en estas normas a darle apoyo de todos los niños. Venga a aprender lo que el Departamento de Educación de la ciudad de Nueva York está haciendo para asegurarse de la equidad sexual, y como nosotros como padres, tutores y miembros de la comunidad podremos trabajar juntos para asegurarnos que nuestras escuelas públicas sean sitios seguros y invluyentes para todos los estudiantes.

Patrocinado por: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools y el presidente del comité de educación del consejo de la ciudad de Nueva York, Daniel Dromm

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