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The Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series

posted Dec 16, 2013, 10:09 AM by Ruby Grimes

The Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series 

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce the kickoff of our 2013 - 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health and illness. The workshops are led by our expert clinical faculty who will provide insights, tips and advice on working with children and adolescents. 
All workshops are free, open to the public and will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm at our conveniently located Manhattan office at One Park Ave, 7th floor. Registration is required. 
To register for a workshop, please visit the following page 
>>Register online
To learn more about our presenters, please visit this page and search by last name. 

Upcoming Workshops

December 12, 2013
Early Communication in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders  
Social communication is a hallmark deficit of autism spectrum disorders. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) and positive behavior support (PBS) interventions have been shown to be effective in this domain. We will discuss strategies for eliciting first words and multiple word phrases, as well as more advanced language goals such as question-asking.
PresenterSarah Kuriakose, PhD 
December 19, 2013
Identifying and Successfully Treating ADHD: What You Need to Know
There are a lot of important things to know about ADHD. In this workshop you will learn how to distinguish the facts from the myths, navigate the evaluation process and select treatments that are supported by current research.
January 9, 2014
How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender and Sexuality
As adults we know that gender and sexuality are far from one size fits all. Some girls prefer to play the roles of boys and vice versa. Some children may feel more comfortable playing with peers of the opposite sex, or may frequently cross-dress. Others may be exploring their sexual orientation, or seeking to understand the sexual or gender identity of their parents or siblings. While exploring gender identity and sexual orientation are a normal part of kids’ development, there is no user’s manual for talking to your kids about these issues. In this workshop, we will review development of gender and sexuality in childhood and adolescence and discuss how to talk to your kids about these issues.
PresenterAron Janssen, MD
January 16, 2014
Helping Your Children Get Along with Each Other
Ever think about how you can help your children get along better with each other and create more peace in the home? This workshop will focus on tips for helping your children to have healthy relationships with each other and emphasize what you can do to foster healthy interactions and reduce conflict.
January 23, 2014
It’s All in the Family: Challenges and Strategies for Parenting with ADHD
ADHD is highly heritable and is found to run in families. This means children with ADHD are more likely to have at least one parent with ADHD symptoms. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for helping your child with ADHD if you are dealing with or have dealt with similar challenges.
PresenterKaitlin Gallo, PhD
January 30, 2013
Using Social Stories and Visual Supports to Build Coping Skills
Social stories and visual supports can be powerful tools in developing coping and emotion regulation skills for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. This workshop will discuss these strategies, provide guidance for writing successful social stories and creating effective visual supports, and provide information regarding the application of these tools across different settings, including home, school and the community.
PresenterSarah Kern, LCSW
February 6, 2014
Building Basic Communication Skills in Couples and Families
This workshop will help participants learn and practice skills essential for effective communication, including how to initiate a discussion about a difficult topic and how to avoid the negative communication patterns that lead to emotionally intense arguments. Both individuals and couples are welcome.
February 13, 2014
Simple Steps to Improve Your Child’s Sleep
Sleep is an essential part of healthy development, but many children have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. In this workshop, you will learn how to help your child develop better sleep habits, overcome their nighttime fears and no longer dread their bed.
February 27, 2014
Day-to-Night Parenting Strategies
This workshop presents practical advice for getting through the day—from morning routine to bedtime—with less stress and resistance from children with attention and behavior difficulties. We will cover information for children in preschool through adolescence. Parents will also learn helpful hints for measuring the effectiveness of their actions and when to seek additional help.

Make Your Voice Heard...Class Size Matters

posted Dec 11, 2013, 4:38 AM by Ruby Grimes

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Class Size Matters
Dear folks:
 
1.     Save the date for NYC parents:  Commissioner King and the Regents are finally coming to hear from NYC parents on the Common Core, testing and student privacy, after appearing at 14 forums in the rest of the state.  Unfortunately, they have given us only one week of warning and will hold only three forums over two nights: Tuesday Dec. 10 in The Bronx and Brooklyn; and Wednesday Dec. 11 in Manhattan.  Locations and times are posted here:  http://classsizematters.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb1f227100&id=f29414da5e&e=d71d640aee PLEASE come and let your voice be heard at one of these forums, including how you feel about the state’s plan to share personal student data with inBloom Inc. 

2.     Update on inBloom:  New York is last state out of nine original states remaining in the inBloom data-sharing project.  Shortly after my trip to Chicago, Illinois announced it would create its own separate data system and would make inBloom completely voluntary.  Even those districts that received Race to the Top funds would not be required to return them if they chose not to share their data. Almost immediately, Chicago announced it would pull out of inBloom and it is likely all the other 34 RTTT districts in the state will follow soon.  Even before that, Illinois state officials said they would bar any sharing of health or disciplinary data, given the extreme sensitivity of this information.
 
3.    Yet state education officials here in New York are doing the opposite.  Not only does Commissioner King insist on sharing the personal data of every public and charter school student in the state, whether their district wants to share their data or not, he insists on uploading personal disciplinary data (how many days your child had an in-school or out of school suspension) and detailed health records (their disabilities and 504 diagnosis and accommodations.) Up to now, this data has been very closely held at the school and district level, as Mary-Fox Alter, Superintendent of Pleasantville, pointed out at a recent meeting of the Westchester/Putnam school board. 
 
As quoted in in LoHud News, Alter said that “A child is better protected in the criminal justice system than in this,” given the confidentiality required for minors’ criminal records.  At the meeting, I spoke about how the data dashboards that will offer these records at the touch of a finger, allowing this information to create negative stereotypes in the minds of their teachers, and become a self-fulfilling prophecy –with especially damaging results for those children who once struggled academically or had behavior problems.  Yet despite the strong objections expressed by many of the school board members and Superintendents at the meeting, Ken Wagner, the NYSED representative, was unable to offer any convincing rationale for the educational usefulness of this plan that made it worth all the serious and potentially life-altering risks it poses for New York’s children.
 
4.    On January 3 in Albany, the state court will hear our lawsuit asking for an immediate injunction to block the state uploading any more data to the inBloom cloud.  The date, originally, December 6, was postponed because our attorneys amended the original brief, pointing out even more ways in which NYSED has violated the Personal Privacy Protection Law.  The amended petition is here.  Because of this, the state asked for more time to reply, but claims that it cannot delay uploading student names to inBloom beyond Jan. 15.  Sadly, we now have evidence that much personal student data has already been uploaded: last December, supposedly to help with inBloom’s “infrastructure development” and again in July, for the data dashboard “road shows.”  Why the state couldn’t use dummy data to help inBloom develop its system and for the dashboard companies to show off their wares, instead of the student unique ID numbers along with an abundance of other sensitive information, I have no idea.  This irresponsible decision provides yet more evidence of how little respect state officials have for our children’s safety and privacy.
 
5.    Finally, for those of you who live in NYC, there has been a discussion in the media over whether mayor-elect de Blasio has gone back on his promise at a mayoral education forum last year that he would have a “serious serious public screening” for the Chancellor if electedand a “Chancellor who is presented to the public, not just forced down our throat.”  He pointed out last October that the secretive method by which Cathie Black was chosen had led to disaster.   As you remember, I posted apetition a few weeks ago that more than 540 parents have now signed, urging de Blasio to adopt a transparent, inclusive process that would include the opportunity for public input.

Yet on Monday, he said that said there would be no “beauty contest” where finalists for the job would be “put on display” – appearing to trivialize the issue.  He made clear that none of the finalists would even be made public before his decision was made.  Because of our petition, I was quoted in the Daily News and GothamSchools, where I said I was deeply disappointed.  The next day, he was asked about his apparent reversal, and according to the Daily News said: “We are talking to a number of individuals who have extraordinary careers in education. This is an open process in the sense that any name could be put forward, and names are being looked at that clearly have extraordinary educational credentials. So there’s not going to be a Cathie Black situation here.”  When a reporter followed up by asking how a public screening could occur if the public was not informed of the candidates under consideration,“An irritated-sounding de Blasio replied only: “I’m defining what I was saying then and what I’m saying now.”  Here are articles in the WSJ and the NYT about this issue; the latter mentions our petition. 

I want to make clear that having an inclusive process for a Chancellor or Superintendent of schools is far from unusual.  It is what many cities and districts around the country customarily do, including Baltimore, Seattle, and Philadelphia. Only in NYC does it seem that public engagement is considered somehow negative and divisive, rather than a positive asset to the process.  In Tucson, for example, applicants are encouraged to send their resumes to a committee made up of parents, teachers and community members. The committee ranks the applicants, the school board chooses the three or four top candidates, and then each of them are invited to appear at a forum to present their views and answer questions from the public. At the forums, a feedback form is made available, though the school board makes the final selection, as the mayor would in this case.

De Blasio made a point during his campaign of saying that he would be more collaborative in his educational decision-making than Bloomberg, and would seriously consult with parents and communities. After twelve long years in which parents have been completely cut out of the equation, instituting an inclusive process in the choice of a chancellor would have been a great way to show he was serious about this– as well as make it more likely that whomever was ultimately selected was someone willing to come before the public, stand up for what he or she believed, be responsive to questions, and able to present a compelling and progressive vision of the future.  It is too bad that New Yorkers will not have the opportunity for this to occur.

Though many names have been floated for the position, we have now posted detailed summaries of the records of the three mentioned who seem most credible:  Andres Alonso,  Kathleen Cashin., and Joshua Starr. I urge you to take a look and see what you think.  I want to make clear I have no inside knowledge that any of these three are being seriously considered by de Blasio.  The only individual that has been reported by the media as having been contacted is Kaya Henderson, the Washington DC Chancellor and protégé of Michelle Rhee.  If this means she is being seriously considered by de Blasio as NYC Chancellor, this would be extremely alarming and represent a big step backward into the past. 

The Mayor-elect claims that the public has a chance to make its voice heard by emailing the transition website.  I urge you to do so at http://classsizematters.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb1f227100&id=3c785c05ad&e=d71d640aee .You should feel free to let his team know if you think the selection process for a new Chancellor represents the “serious public screening” he promised, how it might be made more transparent or inclusive, and/or who you think the best candidate for Chancellor might be.

Talk to you soon,

Leonie Haimson
Executive Director
Class Size Matters
124 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011
212-674-7320

 

Greetings Students and Parents!

posted Nov 26, 2013, 12:07 PM by Ruby Grimes   [ updated Dec 3, 2013, 4:53 AM by Kelly Carrion ]

During the holidays, many of us a reminded of how important our families and loved ones are. The Parents of Association would like to wish all of you HAPPY THANKSGIVING.


Let this year's New Years resolution be to be together and supportive for our children, because they are our future.

We believe that with your participation on our meetings our PA association will be strong team with strong voice to advocate for our children.

Thanks to Mr. Lyons and other staff who helped to put together the presentation for parents on college process. It was fabulous!! We feel sorry that you missed this opportunity. Please come to our next meetings. For any question on college application and other preparation please Ms. Dina Moya-Arevalo at 212. 245.5925 X3306 or email her at dmoya-arevalo@hsgca.org.

Best wishes,

 

Mirela Jaubelli

PA Co-president

PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2013

posted Nov 20, 2013, 5:36 AM by Kelly Carrion

Hello All,
 
My name is Shannon Deas, I am the Urban Arts Site Coordinator here at Graphics H.S located in room 247B.  After speaking with several parents and hearing their need for a parent college workshop, we were able to find someone to come in and work with the parents and students at the next Graphics H.S parent meeting. This meeting will take place on Thursday, November 21st 2013 from 6-8 p.m. in room 338. Food will be provided, and students are welcomed to join.If students show up with their parents they will receive a movie ticket!!! We will also be raffling off a Thanksgiving basket for parents.Please make every effort to attend this workshop and help spread the word to other parents. Below is a brief description of the workshop.  
Thanks,
Shannon
 
 
"If you are wondering what goes into a typical college application, then this workshop is for you! In this workshop parents and students will learn the tools, timeline and steps to stay on top of the college application process. What do colleges look for? What is required in a typical application? When should I start? Armando Somoza Program Manager at Urban Arts Partnership will review the necessary steps of completing a strong college application. We will explore ways to get prepared for the application process in 9th, 10th and 11th grade as well as what to expect during your student’s 12th grade year."During this meeting we will be discussing steps to college applications, financial aid, significant deadlines and much more. .

Update to Graphics Community: School Resumes Tomorrow 11/07

posted Nov 6, 2012, 5:57 PM by Web Master

Dear Graphics Community, 

I am pleased to announce that our campus is ready to receive students for classes tomorrow for a normal day of school.  There are no evacuees in the building and it is no longer a shelter site.  Our hard working custodial staff was able to clean and sanitize all areas of the school including all bathrooms, the gymnasium, lobby, cafeteria, as well as all classrooms on floor 2.  Floors 3-7 were already cleaned and sanitized yesterday.  As of 4 PM today, all areas of the school were cleaned and sanitized a minimum of 1 time. 

Tonight, the Division of School Facilities will clean and sanitize a second time every space in the building including all bathrooms, floors 2-7, the gymnasium, cafeteria, lobby and all stairwells and common areas out of an abundance of caution.  The protocols used for cleaning and sanitizing are the same used by FEMA which include using bleach and Spray 9 cleaner.  Mr. Frank, our Parent Association co-president, was onsite today to observe this and toured the building with me today.  He is expected to report out to you today by email on how he found the building after his inspection.

Please note the following:

  • all evacuees and families have been relocated to other buildings and the shelter site has been formally closed
  • all areas of the school will be cleaned and sanitized at least two times prior to students entering the building
  • classes resume for all students normally tomorrow Wednesday 
  • Guidance Counselors and our school social workers are on call to help students who may have been affected by the storm 

In conclusion, we are ready to welcome students tomorrow for their first normal day of school in over a week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's advisor, guidance counselor (guidance@hsgca.org) and/or any member of the Administrative team (information@hsgca.org).  I look forward to welcoming students tomorrow morning.


Estimada Comunidad Graphics,

Me complace anunciar que nuestra escuela está lista para recibir a los estudiantes para las clases de mañana en un día normal de escuela. No hay evacuados en el edificio y que ya no es un sitio de refugio. Nuestro duro trabajo de los servicios de custodia fue capaz de limpiar y desinfectar todas las áreas de la escuela, incluyendo todos los baños, el gimnasio, lobby, cafetería, así como todas las aulas en la planta 2. Pisos 3-7 fueron limpiados y desinfectados ya ayer. Al 4 horas de hoy, todas las áreas de la escuela fueron limpiados y desinfectados con un mínimo de 1 hora.

Esta noche, la División de Instalaciones de la escuela va a limpiar y desinfectar una vez cada segundo espacio en el edificio, incluyendo todos los baños, pisos de 2-7, el gimnasio, la cafetería, el vestíbulo y todas las escaleras y zonas comunes fuera de un exceso de precaución. Los protocolos utilizados para la limpieza y desinfección son los mismos utilizados por FEMA en sus sitios de evacuación, que incluyen el uso de cloro y limpiador spray 9. Sr. Frank, nuestra Asociación de Padres y co-presidente, era el sitio hoy para observar esto y recorrió el edificio hoy conmigo. Se espera que el informe fuera el día de hoy por correo electrónico sobre cómo encontró el edificio después de su inspección.

Por favor, tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

todos los evacuados y familias han sido reubicadas en otros edificios y el sitio de refugio se ha cerrado formalmente
todas las áreas de la escuela serán limpiados y desinfectados por lo menos dos veces antes que los estudiantes que entran en el edificio
se reanuden las clases para todos los estudiantes normalmente mañana miércoles
Orientadores y nuestros trabajadores sociales de la escuela están de guardia para ayudar a los estudiantes que pueden haber sido afectados por el temporal

En conclusión, estamos listos para dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes de mañana para su primer día en la escuela normal de más de una semana. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor no dude en acercarse a consejero de su hijo, consejero (guidance@hsgca.org) y / o cualquier miembro del equipo administrativo (information@hsgca.org). Estoy deseando dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes de mañana de mañana.


Sincerely, 

Brendan

Update Graphic Campus 11/05

posted Nov 5, 2012, 4:22 PM by Web Master

Dear Graphics Community,

I wanted to update you on the progress from today's work. As of today we have the following areas cleaned for use: the gymnasium, the third floor, the sixth floor, the seventh floor, as well as the fifth floor which is for use by students in the Business of Sports School.  We have a significantly lower number of evacuees present in the building, mostly families.

Tomorrow, I will update you as to the progress made this evening. In addition our Parent Association co-president Mr. Frank is scheduled to tour and inspect the building tomorrow afternoon. Upon completion, he will communicate to you all his findings as well. 

For Wednesday, we will have a Crisis Intervention plan in place to support our students in transitioning back to school. Our Guidance Team and social workers will be on call to help deal with any issues arising with our student body. This support will also be expanded through our Advisory Program.

In addition to these emails, we have also reached out to families via our automated messenger system. We will continue to do so and will update our homepage regularly to give you the latest information. Please stay tuned for more information tomorrow and please do remember that all New York City schools are closed to students tomorrow Tuesday, Election Day. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Wednesday morning.





Sincerely,


Brendan

Update Regarding Progress at Graphics Campus

posted Nov 4, 2012, 8:29 PM by Web Master

Dear Graphics Community, 

I am writing to you with a positive update on building conditions.  Since Friday, there has been significant progress towards getting our building in condition for students on Wednesday.  In the space of about 24 hours, half the building has been cleaned, organized and sanitized.  In addition, approximately 1000 evacuees have been transitioned to other shelter sites reducing our total evacuee number as of Sunday to approximately 200.  

I will update you all on the progress that is made tomorrow and Tuesday.  Given the extra time due to the fact that students are not in session tomorrow and Tuesday, our hard-working custodial staff should have more then enough time to clean and sanitize the remainder of the building before Wednesday morning when students return.  Our campus provided a valuable service to our City and neighbors in an emergency situation.  Thank you for your patience in this process and we all look forward to returning to a normal school day on Wednesday.

REMINDERS:

  • Students do not have school MONDAY and TUESDAY
  • Students return to school at their regular time on WEDNESDAY
  • Staff report to school Monday starting Period 2



Estimada Comunidad Graphics,

Me dirijo a usted con una actualización positivo en las condiciones de construcción. Desde el viernes, ha habido un progreso significativo hacia la obtención de nuestro edificio en condiciones para los estudiantes el miércoles. En el espacio de 24 horas aproximadamente, la mitad del edificio se ha limpiado, desinfectado y organizado. Además, cerca de 1.000 evacuados han hecho la transición a otros sitios de albergue reducir nuestro número total de evacuados a partir del domingo a aproximadamente 200.

Voy a actualizar a todos por el progreso que se realizará mañana y el martes. Dado el tiempo extra debido al hecho de que los estudiantes no están en la sesión de mañana, nuestro trabajador personal de mantenimiento debe tener más tiempo para limpiar y desinfectar el resto del edificio antes de la mañana del miércoles cuando los estudiantes regresan. Nuestra escuela proporciona un valioso servicio a nuestra ciudad y los vecinos en una situación de emergencia. Gracias por su paciencia en este proceso y que todos estamos ansiosos de regresar a un día normal de clases el miércoles.

Recordatorios:

  • Los estudiantes no tienen clases de lunes y martes
  • Los estudiantes regresan a la escuela en su tiempo regular el miércoles
  • Informe de calificación a la escuela de lunes comenzando el período 2



Sincerely, 

Brendan

UPDATE Graphics Campus CLOSED Monday November 5th for All Students

posted Nov 3, 2012, 2:39 PM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 3, 2012, 2:57 PM ]

Dear Graphics Community, 

I was just informed by Chancellor Walcott that the Graphics Campus will be closed to students on Monday, November 5th.  All students at HSGCA, BOSS, and UA should not report to school on Monday.  Students are expected to report regularly on Wednesday, November 7th at their regular times.  (FYI, please remember that Tuesday is Election Day and students never have classes on Election Day.)  This information will be posted on our HSGCA website at www.hsgca.org and will be phoned home to families via automated phone messages soon.

Tomorrow, I will again update parents, students and staff regarding our clean up and preparation effort.  This extra time without students will allow us ample time to fully prepare our building for students returning on Wednesday in a safe and orderly fashion.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented emergency.  Stay tuned for more information tomorrow.  


Estimada Comunidad Graphics,

Se me informó por el canciller Walcott que el Campus de gráficos se cerrará a los estudiantes el lunes, 5 de noviembre. Todos los estudiantes de HSGCA, BOSS, y UA no deben reportarse a la escuela el lunes. Los estudiantes deben reportar regularmente el miércoles, 7 de noviembre en sus horarios habituales. (Para su información, por favor recuerde que el martes es el día de las elecciones y los estudiantes no tienen clases durante la jornada electoral.) Esta información será publicada en nuestro sitio web en HSGCA www.hsgca.org y se llamó por teléfono a casa a las familias a través de mensajes telefónicos automatizados pronto.

Mañana, volveré a actualizar a los padres, alumnos y personal acerca de nuestro esfuerzo de limpieza y preparación. Este tiempo extra sin estudiantes nos permita el tiempo suficiente para terminar de preparar el edificio para los estudiantes que regresan el miércoles de una manera segura y ordenada.

Una vez más, gracias por su paciencia y comprensión durante esta emergencia sin precedentes. Estén atentos para más información mañana.



Sincerely, 



Brendan

Update on Conditions at Graphics Campus

posted Nov 3, 2012, 2:36 PM by Web Master

Dear Graphics Community, 

I am writing to update you on current conditions at our campus.  As many of you may know, our school campus was activated as an evacuation site.  Currently, we are still housing individuals and families forced to evacuate from the storm last week.  At this time, I have not been updated as to when the evacuation site will be closed down.  As soon as I have more information, I will communicate this to you all.  

I have received many emails and calls from students and parents who are seriously concerned about the sanitary and safety conditions at our school based upon recent news reports.  As a parent myself, I completely understand the concerns raised by parents, students and staff members.  In response to these concerns, I wanted to alert you to the following:
  • Today our campus will be inspected by DOE officials to inspect the conditions onsite.
  • Tomorrow, I will be joined by Principal Solomon and Principal McKoy from the other two schools in the building (UA and BOSS) along with senior DOE officials to conduct a second site visit/inspection.
I will update you all after this meeting tomorrow via email, automated phone calls, and on our school webpage located at www.hsgca.org.  Please continue to monitor your emails, the local news and call 311 for more information.  As I learn more information, I will communicate it to you as fast as possible.  Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented emergency.


Estimada Comunidad Graphics,

Le escribo para informarle sobre nuestras condiciones en la escuela. Como muchos de ustedes saben, nuestro plantel se activó como un lugar de evacuación. En la actualidad, seguimos siendo individuos y familias obligadas a evacuar de la tormenta de la semana pasada. En este momento, no me he puesto al día en cuanto a cuando el sitio de evacuación se cerró. Tan pronto como tenga más información, voy a comunicar esto a todos ustedes.

He recibido muchos correos electrónicos y llamadas de los estudiantes y los padres que están seriamente preocupados por las condiciones de higiene y seguridad en nuestra escuela sobre la base de los informes de noticias recientes. Yo mismo soy un padre de familia, entiendo perfectamente las preocupaciones expresadas por los padres, estudiantes y miembros del personal. En respuesta a estas inquietudes, quería avisarle a lo siguiente:

Hoy nuestro campus recibirá la visita de funcionarios del DOE para inspeccionar el sitio condiciones.
Mañana, estará acompañado por el director Salomón y McKoy Principal de las otras dos escuelas en el edificio junto con altos funcionarios del DOE para realizar una segunda visita.
Voy a actualizar a todos después de esta reunión de mañana a través de correo electrónico, llamadas telefónicas automatizadas, y en nuestra página web de la escuela ubicada en www.hsgca.org. Por favor siga vigilando tus correos electrónicos, las noticias locales y llamar al 311 para obtener más información. A medida que aprendo más información, voy a comunicar con usted lo más rápido posible. Gracias por su paciencia en esta emergencia sin precedentes.



Sincerely, 

Brendan


Message From Our Parent Coordinator

posted Oct 30, 2012, 12:33 PM by Web Master


Greetings Families and Friends, 


Welcome to what will prove to be a great school year for our students. For those of you that do not know me I am Annie Peralta-Leon and I am the parent coordinator here at the High School of Graphic Communication Arts.


Over the next few months you will be receiving plenty of valuable information from me, with regards to parent association news, events throughout the school, and throughout the city. I share a lot of my information via emails, so I encourage you to access your email often, so that you do not miss out on all the great things going on here. I also encourage you to come out to our many workshops, and the monthly parent association meetings where you will stay informed and knowledgeable about your child's learning.


For the month of October, I urge to come out for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, October 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM or on Friday, October 26th from 12:45 to 2:45 PM. Also, please be aware that students will be dismissed at 11:50 am on Friday October 25th in order to facilitate our conferences in the afternoon.


 Please feel free to come and visit us whenever you can, and stay in contact with us every chance you get. If you need assistance with anything do not hesitate to call or email me, as I am always here to help. I can be reached by phone at 212-245-5925 ext 2017, or by email at aperalta-leon@hsgca.org.


 Thank you for time and I look forward to meeting with you and your family soon!


 Best regards always,

 Annie 


Upcoming P.A. Events / Proximos eventos de la Associacion de Padres 



10/23– Workshop on Introduction to Pupilpath pt2 5:00 PM 

10/25- Workshop on Introduction to Pupilpath pt2 10:00 AM 

10/30– Workshop on Introduction to Pupilpath pt 3 5:00 PM 

11/01- Workshop on Introduction to Pupilpath pt 3 10:00 AM 

11/13– Workshop on the Road to College 5:00 PM 

11/15- Workshop on the Road to College 10:00 AM 

11-20- Parent Association Meeting 6:00 PM 





Mensaje de la Coordinadora de Padres 



Saludos Familias y Amigos, 


Bienvenido a lo que va a ser un gran año escolar para nuestros estudiantes. Para aquellos de ustedes que no me conocen soy Annie Peralta - León y soy la coordinadora de padres aquí en la Escuela de Graphic Communica-tion Arts. 


Durante los próximos diez meses usted va a recibir mucha información valiosa de mí, con respecto a la asociación de padres, los eventos en toda la escuela, y en toda la ciudad. Yo comparto mucho de mi información a través de correos electrónicos, así que, los animo a tener acceso a su correo electrónico con frecuencia, para que no se pierda de todas las grandes cosas que pasan aquí. También le invito a venir a nuestros numerosos talleres y las reuniones mensuales de la asociación de padre, donde se mantendrán informado y con conocimientos sobre el aprendizaje de su hijo. 


Para el mes de octubre, insto que salga a las conferencias de padres y maestros el Jueves, 25 de octubre de 5:30- 8:00 o en Viernes, 26 de octubre 12:45-2:45. Además, tenga en cuenta que los estudiantes saldrán a las 11:50 de la mañana del viernes 25 de octubre con el fin de facilitar las conferencias de la tarde. 


Por favor, no dude en venir a visitarnos siempre que puedas, y mantenerse en contacto con nosotros cada vez que pueda. Si usted necesita ayuda con cualquier cosa no dude en llamar o enviarme un correo electrónico, ya que siempre estoy aquí para ayudar. Me pueden contactar por teléfono al 212-245-5925 ext. 2016, o por correo electrónico a aperalta-leon@hsgca.org. 


Gracias por el tiempo y espero con interés el reunirme con usted y su familia pronto! 


Saludos cordiales siempre,

Annie 





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