Parent Engagement Tuesdays

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2:25 pm – 3:05 pm

January 6, 2015 3rd Grade ELA

January 13, 2015 3rd Grade Math

January 20, 2015 4th Grade ELA

January 27, 2015 4th Grade Math

Health and Wellness with Mr. Castano Gym

Parents can also schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher by sending her a note.

Please contact your Parent Coordinator Ms. Pate if you have any questions or are in need of assistance in setting up an appointment with your child’s teacher at or (718)784-2252 ext. 1611.

Middle School Application Update

Middle school applications are now available for elementary schools to distribute to students. Fifth grade students (and 6th graders in K-6 schools) are able to apply to middle schools across their district, as well as certain boroughwide and citywide options. Please complete the application and submit it to your child’s guidance counselor no later than Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Every 5th grade family should take the opportunity to communicate their preferences for middle school by filling out an application. The application will include all the middle schools to which each student is eligible to apply. Families should also refer to the Middle School Directories to research school options, contact schools of interest, and attend any open houses and information sessions that are offered.

If you have any questions about the middle school application process, email or call 718-935-2398.

The Middle School Admissions Team

Workshop for Parents of District 30

District 30 Presidents’ Council, Community District Education Council 30


Unity Stage Company



Creative Thinking through Improvisation and Theater

A workshop for District 30 Parents & Parent Coordinators

Please join

Presidents’ Council

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


P.S. 280

34‐20 94th Street Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Come and join the fun!

Light refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP by Monday, November 3, 2014

Email to or Phone 718‐391‐6122 Spanish translation will be provided

This is the first of seven workshops funded by New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm

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Ebola Update from Chancellor Farina

The following text is pasted from an electronic notification. The letter and it’s translations can be downloaded: Click here to open/download School Community Ebola


Dear Parents and Families,

On Thursday, a physician residing in Manhattan who had recently worked with patients in Guinea developed a fever. EMS was contacted and the doctor was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where a diagnosis of Ebola was confirmed. This is the first case of Ebola in New York City.

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) are working together to ensure that families have the most up-to-date guidance about Ebola. The facts below are important to help you understand how low you and your child’s risk of Ebola exposure is:

• Ebola can be spread only by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. It is not spread through the air or simply by being near someone who is infected.

• People only become contagious after they begin to have symptoms, such as fever.

• The Ebola outbreak is concentrated in only three countries – Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

• If someone has traveled to Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone in the past 21 days but does not have any symptoms, he or she cannot infect anyone else with Ebola.

• If you or your child has traveled to one of these three countries in the past 21 days and has any early Ebola symptoms — including fever, headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or lack of appetite – an adult should call 911 immediately, identifying the affected individual’s symptoms and travel history. Health care will be provided across the City with no questions asked about immigration status and regardless of ability to pay. Do not send your child to school until medical attention has been received.

New York City is collaborating closely with its state and federal partners to protect New York children and families. The risk of infection in New York is extremely small, and we hope this information will ease any concerns that you might have:

• All NYCDOE school nurses and medical providers in New York City have been prepared by the Health Department to look for signs of Ebola and take immediate steps to isolate those who may be infected and transfer them to a hospital for evaluation.

• Since August, the DOE has been providing weekly Ebola updates to all principals.

• All school principals were provided a guidance document that can be found at

• In partnership with the DOE, the DOH is providing training for central staff who can answer questions as they arise.

The DOE and DOH are committed to keeping families informed about the latest information related to Ebola. Please visit the or talk to your school nurse for accurate updates about Ebola.

Thank you,

Carmen Fariña, Chacellor

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner

Department of Education Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

CDEC 30 Workshop: Roles and Responsibilities of the PTA Executive Board

District 30 is offering a chance to learn about the roles and responsibilities of PTA Executive Board. Various rules and regulations governing PTA fiscal management will be discussed and de-mystified.

District 30 cordially invites you to

Participate at our upcoming PA/PTA Workshop

It’s A Big Job, Let’s Make It Fun!

PA/PTA Executive Board

Roles, Responsibilities & Fiscal Management

When: October 27, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: District 30 Office

Room 510

28-11 Queens Plaza North

Long Island City, New York 11101

All are welcome!

It is important that you pre-register. For further information or to register, please call Bandna Sharma at 718.391.6122 or 718-391-8390