Hello SMS Families! Last week, we had our first week of NDI at the elementary school, PSAT/NMSQT administration for juniors, a great turn out at the PTA meeting, a moving Cover Me (Aretha Franklin) competition at the high school, and an exciting new format for our high school open houses. Thank you to all the faculty, parents, and students that volunteered their time to make these successful events.
Middle School contest (Grades 6 – 8) Monday, October 29, 2018 – at MS 101 The Edward R. Byrne School (Bronx, NY) Register: http://mathleague.or
Street Tree Care- Lower East SideThursday, October 25, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Central Park, Manhattan Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship and Goods Mart to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.
Tree Planting- Great Kills ParkSaturday, October 27, 9:00am-1:00pm, Great Kills Park: Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the Crooke’s Point area of Great Kills Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
8th Grade Families: Specialized High School Admissions Information Sessions
We’d like all New York City public high school students to take this survey, which will help us better understand student needs so we can serve them more effectively. The survey is optional and anonymous.
Take the survey now(Open external link)
TUES, OCT. 16 – CEC3 Multilingual Committee Meeting, 6:30p @ Joan of Arc, 154 W. 93 St.
CEC3 Middle School Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 23th at 6 PM
MS421 West Prep Academy, 150 West 105th Street
CSD3 Presidents’ Council & CEC3 Joint Calendar Meeting
Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM
MS245 Computer School, 100 West 77th Street – Auditorium
D3 Family Fun Night: Friday, October 26 5-8pm: 370 W 120th Street: The first 15 families from each school that registers and attends will receive a District 3 Book bag. RSVP: tinyurl.com/d3familyfunDinn
Childmind.org has several interesting articles this week about teens and substance use, how it effects mental as well as physical health: https://childmind.org/