Join a Community or Citywide Education Council

Dear Parents,

The Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the Department of Education invites you to an information session regarding the 2017 Education Council Elections on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at 120-55 Queens Blvd in Kew Gardens in Room 200.  Education Councils offer parents an opportunity for District and Citywide leadership with a strong voice in education policy. Attendees will learn about education councils and how to become a candidate and run in the elections.  The session will include a Q & A with current and former council members.  The following are the Education Councils that will be discussed:

Community Education Councils (CEC)

The CECs work closely with the district superintendents, approve school zoning lines, hold hearings on the capital plan, and provide input on instructional and policy issues. Each CEC has nine members who are parents of students currently in grades K-8 in district schools, and two Borough President appointees.  The two Borough President appointees do not run in a regular election the way the other 9 members do.

Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)

The CCHS advises on education policy and issues involving high school students. The CCHS has 10 elected members, two from each borough, who must be the parents of students currently attending a public high school.

Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)

The CCELL advises on education policy and issues involving students in bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The CCELL has nine elected members, who must be parents of students currently or recently classified by the DOE as English Language Learners.

Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)

The CCSE advises on education policy and services for students with disabilities. The CCSE has nine elected members, who must be parents of students receiving special education services paid for by the DOE.

Citywide Council for District 75 (CCD75)

The CCD75 advises on education policy and services for  students with disabilities who attend D75  programs. The CCD75 has nine elected members, who must be parents of students in a D75 program.

Come and learn more about the education council elections and make a difference in education.  Please feel free to share this email to all of your parent contacts who you think will make a great leader on an education council. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank You,

Monica Gutierrez

Education Director

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz


Proposed New Middle School

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Location: P.S. 361
39-07 57th Street
Woodside, New York 11377
Time: 6:00PM
Community District Education Council 30 will hold a Public Hearing regarding the site  election of the southwest corner of 48th Street and Barnett Avenue in the Sunnyside  section of Queens, for the construction of a new, approximately 600 seat intermediate school facility in Community School District No. 30.
Speaking time of three minutes per person will be allocated. Scheduled speakers will be given priority over unscheduled speakers. Requests for speaking time should be received at the Community District Education Council Office at least 24 hours, prior to the Calendar Meeting.



Spanish interpretation will be provided., (718) 391-8380

CEC Presentation on Middle School Enrollment Process

Click Here For CEC Meeting Agenda

Please join Community District Education Council 30

 Monday, 0ctober 17, 2016

P.S. 361

39-07 57th Street

Woodside, New York 11377 




Middle School Enrollment Process High School Enrollment Process


Public Agenda and Speaking Time 

****Be part of the discussions!****

Share your experiences and opinions!

The Council wants to hear from you!!!!!!!!!!

Special PTA Meeting Wed., Oct. 5

The PTA is calling a special meeting for the sole purpose of voting to authorize funding for instrument repairs.  There are a number of children who would like to participate in our school’s band, but cannot because the school does not have working instruments for them.  Providing these funds will allow our band director, Mr. Madden, to have the instruments repaired so that more children can participate in the band.  We ask parents to come to this meeting, which will take only 10 minutes, and participate in a vote.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of the PTA members, stop by the office, or contact us via the email above.


Hablar con los Expertos en Educación Especial

Consejo de Educación Especial de la Cuidad
Presenta una noche de
Hablar con los Expertos en
Educación Especial
Jueves, 29 de septiembre 2016
6:00 P.M.

Hunters Point Community Middle School Cafeteria
1-50 51st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

¿Su hijo(a) tiene un IEP?
¡Aquí está su oportunidad de hablar con los expertos y obtener respuestas a
sus preguntas!

Admisión y Matrícula
Servicios relacionados

Habrá servicios de interpretación en español.
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D30 Middle School Fair – Oct. 6th

Join us to learn about the schools in your district and how to apply to middle school this fall.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:30-7:30pm (Information Sessions at 5:30pm; 6:10pm; 6:50pm)

Oliver Wendell Holmes (I.S. 204)
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City, NY 11106

Prepare for the fair!
Learn more at
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Call 718-935-2398 anytime with questions

Interpretation services are available.


PTA Meeting – Wednesday, 8:15 AM

PTA Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

*8:15 AM*

Call to order

  • Introductions of the PTA board members
  • Treasurer’s report
  • New Business
  • Principal’s report
  • School Leadership Team report & call for nominations



Coffee and snacks will be provided – younger children are welcome!

PTA Notes:

  • We’re returned to the office in the main area by security. Stop by and say hello!
  • We are collecting box tops for education. You can drop them off at our office.

We look forward to another great year!

Contracts for Excellence

Special Presentation
Contracts for Excellence

Monday, September 19,, 2016
5th Floor Conference Room
28·11 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101
(Prior to the calendar Meeting )

The Contracts for Excellence (C4E) Program was established in 2007 to provide additional accountability for increased State Aid for low performing school districts.

For the past a years, NYC DOE has received Contracts for Excellence (C4E) funding from the NY State Education Department that is to be used in very specific ways.

One of the requirements of C4E is to have a public information process. The presentation will be facilitated by the Community District Superintendent, Dr. Philip A. Composto, and a budget representative from the Field Support Center. The meeting will be recorded and participants will be able to submit oral and written comments that will be addressed at a later date.