DOE Info & Community Updates
DISTRICT 3 NEWS
CEC3 Middle School Committee Meeting
August 31, 2022 @ 1pm
DOE NEWS / EVENTS
NYS Thought Exchange Survey
Please complete the NY State Thought Exchange Survey on how to use the new money from the Federal Government. Survey question: As we prepare for the next school year in New York, what are the most important academic, social emotional, and/or mental health supports for schools to provide to serve all students (i.e., general education students, students with disabilities, English language learners, and others)?
Classical Theatre of Harlem
CTH's 2022 Free Summer Production July 5th - 29th in Marcus Garvey Park will be an Afrofuturistic adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Free At-Home COVID Tests
Free at-home test kits are available all across NYC. To find distribution sites near you, visit nyc.gov/covidtest (scroll down the page to the section for "At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Pickup") or call 311.
Every home in the U.S. is also eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests from COVIDtests.gov.
Watch The Queen of Basketball — Best Short Subject Documentary
Lusia Harris — a pioneering athlete who became a basketball phenomenon in the 1970s, made history as the first woman to score a basket in the Olympics and was one of the first two women inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This documentary film won Best Documentary Short Subject at the 94th Academy Awards.
Junior Playworker Program with Brooklyn Wild
July 18 - September 2, 2022
Brooklyn Wild is looking for junior playworkers ages 14-17 for Summer 2022. Playwork training is provided and paid. Brooklyn Wild is not a traditional camp; in their program, play is child-directed and the playworker's role is flexible as they gently support play without judgment. Playworkers help create a space where children are in charge of their own time and can be their truest selves through play.
MEETINGS / WORKSHOPS
AAPI-LEAD (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - Learn. Engage. Advocate. Dream)
Cohort B: August 16 - August 19, 2022
10am - 4pm (youth only need to attend one cohort)
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor
Four-day youth conference that brings together NYC’s AAPI and allied youth to discuss the experiences and issues most relevant to AAPI young people. By coming to this conference, youth will also have the opportunity to apply to the Asian American Students Advocacy Project (ASAP), the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families' youth leadership program. Reach out to Ada Lin, Program Coordinator, with any questions.
Recorded Webinar: How Parents, Peers, and Teachers Shape Skills and Inspire Aspirations
As part of Rockefeller University's program on Parents and Science, on October 19, 2021, Ronald F. Ferguson, Ph.D., drew upon almost four decades of research and consulting on topics ranging from state and local economic development to school leadership, teaching, and parenting to compare and contrast what parents and teachers do to foster children’s life success, including helping to anticipate and manage both positive and negative peer dynamics.
Students, Parents and Experts Weigh in on Mental Health in Schools
Chalkbeat sponsored a conversation on supporting students' mental health this school year. If you weren't able to attend or want to revisit the conversation, you can read a quick recap and watch the full recording. There is also a "take home" sheet full of great articles and resources.
NYC Parks Summer Programs
NYC's outdoor pools will re-open on June 28th — find pools near you. Explore the full range of summer programs for youth and adults as well as kid-friendly events that will take place in public parks across the city.
See NYC Attractions for Free
Culture Pass is one of the best deals in town for NYC families! If you have a library card with the Brooklyn, Queens or New York Public Library, you may get free admission to many cultural venues. If you don't have a library card, sign up for one on the websites for the Brooklyn, Queens, or New York Public Library.
Harlem Grown Saturdays
Saturdays through October 22, 2022 @ 10am - 4pm
116 West 134th Street
Every Saturday until the end of October, Harlem Grown offers free programming for children of all ages and their families at their 134th Street Farm! Visit Harlem Grown Saturdays for more info.
Sign Up for Free Youth Sports Programs this Summer
City Parks Foundation free weekly youth sports programs start this July in parks across all five boroughs. Perfect for beginners, kids can learn a new sport, get active, and make new friends along the way. For kids ages 7 to 17, registration for their free summer programs is now open for:Tennis
Keep Moving with NYRR!
NYRR's Open Run program brings free, weekly community-led runs and walks to neighborhood parks across all five boroughs and the greater New York City area? Each NYRR Open Run is open to runners and walkers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Sign up and bring the family - dogs and strollers are welcome to come along, too!
Free Tutoring for Students with an IEP
The Hunter College Learning Lab offers free one-on-one tutoring to children and adolescents with IEPs twice per week for a full year at Hunter College. Learn more and apply online.
Hudson Guild SHSAT
This is a free tutoring program in partnership with Tutorverse for students in the 7th grade that are looking to take the SHSAT test in the 8th grade or need additional academic support. Families can apply. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Middle School Program Director, Ashley Bermudez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (646) 883-4015. If SHSAT isn't for you, we also have free after-school and a Learning Lab Program.
Common Denominator is a non-profit organization that teaches middle school students to navigate and enjoy math through holistic assessments and skill development while instilling agency and math confidence at a critical age. It is offering free math tutoring, in-person and remote, to 5th - 8th graders.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness
The issues surrounding mental illness are extraordinarily complex. But the most important step is to start talking about it. Hiding in Plain Sight will bring that conversation into homes, schools, the workplace, and community organizations across the country. Executive produced by Ken Burns, co-directed by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, Hiding in Plain Sight, the first film of Our Mental Health Crisis, premieres June 27-28, 2022. (4 hours)
In celebration of Pride Month, explore the history and contributions of the LGBTQA+ community with the wide range of resources posted on the DOE's website and in The Morning Bell.
Child Mind Institute Guide to Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event
In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide from the Child Mind Institute was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations. It offers simple tips on what to expect, what to do and what to look out for.
Hidden Voices: Emily Roebling, Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge
Read about Emily W. Roebling, the acting engineer responsible for the construction and completion of New York's "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Brooklyn Bridge! This article is part of the Morning Bell's Hidden Voices series. The Morning Bell is an online publication designed for NYC students, parents, and educators.
Saturday Night Lights
Through a partnership between NYPD and the Department of Youth and Community Development, Saturday Nights Lights NYC is an initiative where 100 gyms across the city offer free, high-quality sports programs for kids on Saturday nights. To find an open gym near you, check out their list of sites.
InsideSchools' Free Listings
New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities. The free and low cost programs listed by InsideSchools are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day.