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Parents/ Guardians you can meet the nominees for your Community or Citywide Education Council. Click here for the 2013 candidate forums schedule and view candidate profiles at 

NYCitizenship in Schools is a new citywide program that offers free immigration information, assistance and financing options to eligible parents of students in the city’s public schools seeking to begin the application process to become U.S. citizens. Parents/ Guardians please share this opportunity with others in your community. Citizenship events will be held through June. For more information, read this overview or go to the City’s website.

Click on the eligibility requirements and flyer in English/Spanish. Individuals will receive a time slot for the event after registering here.
Saturday, April 13, at the Medgar Evers College gym, 1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225. (Only about 50 slots left.)
Saturday, May 4, at P.S. 189, 2850 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan, NY 10040.
Saturday, May 18, at P.S. 503/506, 330 60th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220. 


The Administration for Children Services Bronx Family Services Unit will present their 2nd Annual Father’s Resource Fair, Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1200 Waters Place, 2nd Floor in the BronxThe event will include the introduction of the Bronx Vision, a group of men from NYC Administration for Children’s Services who are engaging fathers in the community by linking them to educational and vocational opportunities, along with other services. 

Click on the attached flyer.


Families are invited to attend a celebration of Autism Awareness Month at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10453 on Saturday, April 20 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, giveaways and games. Contact Melissa Garcia at or 718-299-8750 for more information. Click on the flyer


The Eagle Academy Foundation, which manages the Eagle Academies for Young Men public schools, is holding a full week of activities during Eagle Week, May 4-11. 

A Parent Expo will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Eagle Academy of Queens, 171-10 Linden Blvd., Queens, NY 11434. This is a free community event open to parents and will focus on effective strategies to engage inner city young men in school.  Download a flyer or click here to register.

Annual Citywide Parent Conference on English Language Learners—May 15

Parents and guardians of ELLs and former ELLs in New York City public schools are invited to the 10th annual citywide parent conference, Creating Pathways to College – Dream, Believe, Succeed! The conference will feature panels, workshops, educational publishers, and community resources. Translation services, breakfast, lunch, and MetroCards will be provided.  The conference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Jacob K. Javits Center (11th Avenue between West 34th and 38th Streets).  For more information, flyers and registration forms in several languages, click here

(Registration forms also available in the main office at LGJ)

PLEASE NOTE parents must return the registration forms to Mrs. Smallwood no later than Wednesday, May 1. 

New York Immigration Coalition’s Parent Guide to College 

“Your Children Can Go to College…Yes They Can!” was developed by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) to help immigrant parents understand the college readiness process and prepare their children for college. Expert advice is presented through engaging personal stories of immigrant families together with action-oriented guidance. For many parents, especially immigrant parents who are still learning English, the American system of higher education and financial aid can be complicated. The NYIC college guide provides immigrant parents an easy-to-read entry point. 


Parents/ Guardians in January 2011, the Board of Regents approved the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), which are the compilation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the additional standards developed by the NY State Department of Education (NYSED). The Common Core standards were developed by educators and other experts based on research and lessons learned from top-performing countries. The Common Core standards provide a clear picture of what students need to learn each year in order to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers. The standards describe the skills and knowledge your children need to succeed in a rapidly changing world, including the ability to think creatively, solve real-world problems, make effective arguments, and engage in debates.