Parent Update

Week of January 25, 2021

Virtual and In-person activities; Some are Free, others have a Fee.  Make sure you look through the entire post and check the dates.

1. East River, Mistaken Identity?- A Hunters Point Environmental Center Program2. Virtual Chess Club ages 13 to 18 years Thursday, January 28, 2021, 3 p.m. www.nypl.org3. A Night of Broadway and Opera – McAninch Arts Center
4. Do-Hyun Kim Piano Concert-The Morgan Library & Museum5. Upcoming Event Industry City Live events, Music, Art, Fun Activities6. STEAM Workshop: Coding Club Beginner at Virtual/Online Workshop
7. Queensborough Performing Arts Center8. Upcoming Events – Dyckman Farmhouse9. FREE Pintsize Ninja Workout
10. Ethel and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home11. Lincoln Park Zoo – Home | Facebook sign in required12. Astronomy Days | Programs and Events Calendar
13. Member Mornings: Final weekends for Vida Americana|Whitney Museum of American Art14. Tot Shabbat | JCP Downtown: Jewish Community Project • TriBeCa • SoHo • Lower Manhattan15. Underwater Happy Hour w/ the NY Aquarium: SHARKS!
16. Intrepid Museum Events17. Noteworthy Math: the math of music and the music of math – National Museum of Mathematics18. Loving Math series – National Museum of Mathematics
19. HUMAN/Nature: Portraits From the Permanent Collection | Godwin-Ternbach Museum20. QED Homework Help – National Museum of Mathematics21. Outta the Books

GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls

  • Saturday, March 6, 1:00 to 3:00 PM – Virtual Girls In Science & Engineering Day (GSED)

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  1. High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma (ONLINE) (Feb 16 to June 8)
  3. COLLEGE PREPARATION (ONLINE) (Pathways-To-College) (Feb 22 to April 23)
  5. Home Health Aide (HHA) (HYBRID)
  6. APPLY NOW online:  on the website, click on the Zoom Virtual Admissions link to speak live to an Admissions Team Member (M-F: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM) SUNY-Queens EOC, 158-29 Archer Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11433 All programs are HRA approved.  

School-Experience-Survey Share your experiences about learning in NYC public schools!  Take our survey to help us plan for the future. All students parents/guardians and teachers of students in grades 3-K through 12 are invited to participate in the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey.  Your feedback on remote learning, technology, how DOE is communicating, and health and safety in our schools will help us plan both remote and in-person learning. 

School Quality Snapshot 2019-2020 Every year, schools receive a School Quality Snapshot based on the learning environment and the performance of its students. The 2019-2020 School Quality Snapshot is now available

Get Ready for the 2021 CCEC Elections!

We are two weeks away from the opening of applications to run for the Community and Citywide Education Councils (CCEC)! Is your parent community ready to Run.Serve.Lead? This election, parents will be able to use their NYC Schools Account to run and vote! 

January is NYC Schools Account Sign-Up Month 

Mission: 100% parents and students signed up!!

Please share the Parent Sign-Up Guide in (English or Spanish)  with your families and an instructional video,

Events with Chancellor Carranza 

  • CEC 16 Town Hall with Chancellor Carranza on January 26th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (English, Arabic, Bengali/Bengla, Spanish
  • CCD75 Town Hall with Chancellor Carranza on February 3rd from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • CEC 28 Town Hall with Chancellor Carranza on February 4th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • CEC 21 Town Hall with Chancellor Carranza on March 10th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • Panel for Educational Policy Meeting on January 27th at 6pm.  More information here.

Parent University *NEW FEATURES*

Parent University ( is a course registration and management system where NYC families can find free trainings on a wide range of topics. Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood, and seeks to educate and empower them as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities.  We currently offer 200+ free, pre-recorded, on-demand, and live, web-based courses and they cover a wide range of categories

EVENTS:  Free Online Civics Classes to Prepare for the Citizenship Exam

 The NY Historical Society is partnering is offering classes to green card holders on Saturdays, January 23 – February 27, 10 am-12 pm.

Get Your Child’s COVID-19 Test Results  

Schools offering in-person teaching and learning are conducting weekly random testing of students and staff for COVID-19.  If a student is tested, parents should hear results via text, email, or phone call within two to three days.  Please make sure that families provide their schools with their most current contact information. 

Learn more about COVID-19 testing results here  or at  

OPPORTUNITY:  Deadline for Art for BPL’s Black America Library Card

Students ages 13 and up are welcome to enter the contest to design Brooklyn Public Library’s first Black American Library card. The deadline to enter and submit one’s work is Jan. 31. For more information.

EVENT:  The INCLUDEnyc Fair  

Saturday, January 30, 2021  

Join Anytime From 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Registration required: 

INCLUDEnyc is a non-profit providing training and information for young people with any disability (age 0-26)

School Building Closed - Fully Remote