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School District 30

Community Meeting

We need your support!

The DOE is proposing to dismantle the G&T Middle School program known as “The Academy” at P.S. 122 by eliminating 3 of the 4 G&T classes.

How this affects you:

1) Future P.S. 150 students lose access to the ‘Academy’ and our district will have fewer G&T middle school seats overall. If you hoped that your child could be accepted into the program later, he/she will now be competing for seats that are insufficient for even the current population of G&T students.

2) Our district loses one of the top middle school programs in the state.

District 30 has the reputation of having excellent schools, attracting responsible parents who want to live in a neighborhood which cares about education. We need to retain that reputation and support the schools that are doing well, not restructure or destroy them.

3) If your child is supposed to go to the ‘Academy’ and is in K through

2nd grade – you will be directly impacted when this change takes place. P.S. 122 will then house an extra 200+ middle school students that it does not have room for, resulting in overcrowding

and a loss of resources such as science, music, library, and computer rooms. The quality of instruction will not be the same.

Please join us Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30pm to learn more about the

DOE’s proposal, its potential impact, and how we can work to stop it.

Together, let’s protect our schools and our community!

Meeting Information

P.S. 122

Auditorium

21-21 Ditmars Boulevard Astoria, New York 11105 (718) 721-6410

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:30 P.M.

MEETING TO HELP SAVE

OUR PRESTIGIOUS P.S.122!!!

Dear School District 30 Residents,

The Department of Education (DOE) is proposing to restructure P.S.122 by adding a zoned middle school program and make drastic cuts to P.S.122’s Talented & Gifted program in the process. This proposal would cause a surge in enrollment and overcrowding resulting in a loss of enriching resources for ALL P.S.122 students including the science lab, library and art room. The quality of instruction that P.S.122 is known for would suffer.

The impact of these actions will be felt beyond the borders of P.S. 122, potentially also affecting local schools such as P.S. 85, I.S. 141, P.S. 150, P.S. 166 and P.S./I.S. 126 in an adverse way.

The impact of the DOE’s proposal will be felt beyond school walls. Many hard-working families have chosen to move to and even buy homes in School District 30 because of its successful schools. Damaging our schools will only serve to break apart our community and could potentially threaten real estate values of our respective neighborhoods.

Our community cannot sit by as our schools’ abilities to serve the needs of ALL our children are severely diminished. We need your help!

Please join us at the upcoming general community meeting to learn more about the DOE’s proposal, its potential impact, and how we can work to stop it.

Together, let’s protect our schools and our community!

Meeting Information

P.S. 122

Auditorium

21-21 Ditmars Boulevard

Astoria, New York 11105

(718) 721-6410

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

6:30 P.M.