CAMP FAIR – February 2008!

ANNUAL SUMMER PROGRAM AND CAMP FAIR:  February 26th from 6pm to 8 p.m at the PARENT RESOURCE CENTER, 2795 Richmond Ave, 2nd floor, SI, NY. Telephone: (718) 698-5307. Information and resources will be provided by day camps and sleep away camps. Scholarship information will be available. Light dinner and raffle.

New Charter School Coming to Staten Island – for Junior High School Students

STATEN ISLAND FEDERATION OF PTAS Special Ed committee MEETING on Monday, Feb. 25, 10 am-12 noon at Petrides, Bldg. A, rm.118Guest Speaker: Mr.Ken Byalin of the Verrazano Foundation will be there to provide information and respond to questions about the new John W.Lavelle Charter School. For more info about the meeting, please email Kathleen Boyer akdboyer@mindspring.com The Verrazano Foundation Announces John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School. The John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School will provide a college preparatory education for students in grades 6 through 12 who are at risk of academic failure or underachievement as a result of disturbances of mood, thought, cognition or behavior. While admission to Lavelle Prep is not limited to students with a psychiatric diagnosis, the majority of seats will be reserved for these students.John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School will be located on Staten Island, will serve youth in grades 6 to 12, will have classes of approximately 15 students and will enroll 75 6 th graders each year beginning in September 2009. Lavelle Prep grows out of the collaboration of The Verrazano Foundation, the Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health at Columbia University, the Education Department of the College of Staten Island, the Staten Island Mental Health Society, and other local organizations and individuals. For further information, contact:The Verrazano Foundation, 777 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305Phone: 718-667-2832 Fax: 718-667-2344 E-mail: information@verrazanofoundation.org

February PTA Meeting

 The next PTA meeting will be at the Main Site at 91 Henderson Ave at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Tony Calabrese of MetLife who will do a workshop on Guardianship Issues for the families of Special Needs Children.The February Bake sale will follow the meeting at 11 a.m. If you have any goodies to contribute please bring your donation.Thank You!