Are Schools Open in NYC February 26, 2010? Go to 1010WINS, Call 311 or Go to the DOE Website!

From the NYC Department of Education Website:

As of the afternoon on Thursday, February 25th – Schools Are Open Tomorrow While we continue to monitor the weather, all indications are that schools will be open tomorrow. If conditions become worse than expected and schools do have to be closed, we will inform parents immediately. After-school and PSAL programs will take place as planned. There are some weather-related cancellations, however. Parent teacher conferences at intermediate and junior high schools planned for today will be rescheduled due to snow conditions.

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Sprout Film Festival at The Met!

The Eighth Annual Sprout Film Festival will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 30 – May 2, 2010. The Sprout Festival was founded in 2003 and showcases film and video related to the field of developmental disabilities.


Please mark your calendar and, if possible, spread the word.

Thank you.

Tax Credit Campaign- Find Tax Assistance Center – New York City 2010

Qualifying New Yorkers can visit free assistance sites that are part of the New York City Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition beginning mid-January 2010.

At free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites and AARP Tax-Aide sites, trained and certified volunteers prepare basic federal and state tax returns and help filers claim credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and New York City Child Care Tax Credit.


Public Hearing on Metro Transit Changes for March 2010

Please come to the Staten Island Public Hearing on proposed cuts for the Metro Transit System. Some cuts may include cutting Student Metro Cards!!! Come testify about how this reduction will affect your family.

Link here for the  Straphangers Campaign Website

Link here for the MTA Website

Tues, 3/2/10 College of Staten Island Springer Concert Hall, 1P Building 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island All hearings start at 6pm. Registration closes at 9pm.


Directions:  Bus: S62/92, S93  Bus from Manhattan: X10, X11  Bus from Brooklyn: S53 to S62/92, S93  NYCT shuttle bus will operate from CSI bus stop to concert Hall

This Spring – Jazz at Lincoln Center Events for Kids

Jazz at Lincoln Center has a Jazz Program called WeBop. WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program in which children (ages 8 months – 5 years) and their parents/caregivers learn about jazz’s improvisation, creative process, instruments, styles and great performers. The classes provide a creative outlet for parents and children to explore jazz as a tool to educate and express themselves together.

Click here to link: WEBOP Jazz Program for Kids

PS 373R PTA Meeting- For all Sites – March 4, 2010 at 5p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Time: 5 PM Sharp

Location: Main Site, 91 Henderson Avenue on the corner of Lafayette Avenue

Items on the agenda will include:

  • an update on the increase use of technology in the classroom, and the following events:
  • the Mother’s Day plant sale, the Spring Carnival, the upcoming autism walk on June 13th and the PTA sponsored Baseball game between the Staten Island Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Since we have much to discuss, it is important to attend. The PTA is only as effective as the parents who attend the meetings so come on out and get involved. We hope to see you there.