What: Homework help line for elementary and middle school students, run by classroom teachersHours: Monday—Thursday, 4—7 p.m.Languages spoken: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak and Spanish
A Brief History: The Dial-A-Teacher program began in January of 1980. It was a pilot program in 17 schools in 8 districts. Five teachers were hired to field these questions with one teacher proficient in Spanish. Students throughout the city quickly began to use the program to get help with homework problems that stumped them. By 1986, the program expanded to include all elementary schools in the city through funding by the NYC City Council. The UFT provided a large space where the newly hired staff of 45 teachers could work. Hundreds of texts and reference materials were bought and Dial-A-Teacher was now a world-class source of help for all the elementary students in the city. As word spread to students that there was a telephone number that they could call to get free help with homework, the number of calls climbed steadily. Students in middle school and high school who were using the Dial-A-Teacher program since the third grade continued to seek this help. Dial-A-Teacher began hiring experts in advanced math and science to field these calls from older students.
10th-12th grade students:
STUDENT HISTORIAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Wednesdays, November 29, 2018–June 6, 2018, 4–6:30 PM: The New York Historical Society’s nationally-recognized Student Historian Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2018–2019 school year. In this program, students in grades 10–12 can connect with teens from across the tri-state area who share their love of history. Interns develop their research and public speaking skills, learn about careers in museums and libraries from professionals in the field, and improve technical skills through multi-media projects. A select number of New York City high school students with demonstrated financial need can receive stipends for participation. This program is free to all other participants.
Application Deadline: October 5. Click here for more information, including application materials.
High School Girls:
TECH SCHOLARS II
Saturdays, October 13–November 17, 2018, 9 am–12 pm New York Historical Society: During this 6-week intensive program, high school girls will expand their CSS and web design skills as they curate and build an online collection. Scholars will gain behind-the-scenes insight in the processes of digital humanities, meeting with Museum staff and influential women in technology fields while researching and writing about an artifact of their interest from the Museum collections. They will leave the program with a collaboratively developed site and a deeper understanding of CSS design principles and HTML. Scholars entering the program should have foundational HTML and CSS skills.Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and will close when the program fills. Click here for more information, including application materials.
High School Students:
Are you a NYC public schools parent or caregiver who identifies as LGBTQ or do you know of an LGBTQ parent with children who are currently attending NYC public schools? The DOE’s Office of Counseling Support Programs is looking for participants for a focus group that will help the DOE understand how to best support LGBTQ parents/caregivers and their families.
Participants in the focus group will get the opportunity to discuss their personal experiences as parents of City public school students. Meetings will be held in the evening at Tweed Courthouse in downtown Manhattan on a monthly basis and dates and times will be announced in late fall 2018.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this focus group, please email Shoshana Lief at email@example.com.
MESSAGE FROM KMC:
Kaufman Music Center welcomes parents to consider joining the celebration of Special Music School for a Musical Evening with violinist Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Orion Weiss. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm, and the concert gets underway at 7:30pm: The Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, New York City. Tickets may be purchased here, and all proceeds benefit the SMS music program.
Lin: Beethoven Violin Concerto: https://youtu.be/HylMOWqjw0M?t=4m8s
Weiss: Mozart sonata: https://youtu.be/t3dip1N26MY
1ST -8TH GRADE FAMILIES: NYC Parks Department afterschool programs:
The NYC Parks Afterschool Program provides children ages six to 13 with academic support and physical activity in a safe-structured environment. This free program takes place weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., a critical time to engage school-aged children in structured activities and expose them to new interests.
Programming is based around monthly themes including sports, famous artists, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). All themes are showcased at culminating events such as the STEAM Makers Faire and the Art Show in Poe Park and Afterschool Adventures, which engages youth in the sports they have learned throughout the year. Our program complements what children are learning in school and strengthens their sense of belonging in the communities in which they live.
Our programs offer:
- Academic enrichment
- Healthy snacks
- Supervised computer use
- Team-building activities
- Sports and fitness
- Arts and cultural programming
For more information and registration details, please click HERE.
CITIWIDE COUNCIL ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS:
CEC3 Equity & Excellence Committee Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 4th at 6:30 pm
PS / IS 76 – Library, 220 W. 121 Street
Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 pm
Joan of Arc Building, 154 W. 93rd Street
Thursday, October 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
PS 242 – 134 West 122 Street
All Families: New, Free, Multimedia Exhibition Focuses On Jerome Robbins And His Muse, New York City Forbes Magazine: Legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins was deeply connected to New York, drawing inspiration for shows and ballets from the people and places around him. This vibrant relationship between Robbins and the city is the focus of a new exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Read the full story