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  • 2022-2023 NYCDOE Calendar

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2022-2023-school-year-calendar/

     

     

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  • Title I PAC Parent Workshops

    Thank you to all who completed the parent survey to determine which workshops you’re interested in!  The workshops are scheduled to take place virtually on Tuesday March 22, 2022 from 10 am to noon and on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm.  The four workshops that received the most votes were:  1) Improving your child’s study skills / dealing with test anxiety, 2) Social Emotional Learning, 3) Internet Safety and Cyberbullying, and 4) Health Workshop for parents.  All four workshops will be presented on both dates; if you can attend both dates, you will have the opportunity to attend all four workshops.  More details, including links to the workshops are available at https://www.aclanyc.com/title_i_pac

     

    Please register in advance for the workshops.

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  • ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - Take a Seat with the Chancellor!

    Please see the below opportunity for students to represent Brooklyn North as part as the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council (CSAC).  In alignment with the Chancellor's vision, students will have an opportunity to authentically engage in informing policy and practice. This would be a great opportunity for students either in student council and/or if they have an interest in having their say in policy movement and advocacy.  
     
    There are 10 students seats available so please share with your students accordingly and have them apply by the 3/14 deadline.    See the application below along with additional information regarding CSAC, calendar dates, and FAQ's:
     

    What is CSAC?

    As a citywide council of youth representatives, CSAC collaborates with NYC DOE stakeholders to provide student perspectives, inform and create policy, and spark new practices that advance equity and student voice in decision making.

    How do students define CSAC?

    • “A group of students that represent student voices across New York City”

    • “A policy-advocacy group, an advisory group to the DOE, and a listening group/platform for other students”

    • “A place where students can share their thoughts for the future of the DOE and NYC schools knowing their opinions matter”

    • “We do work on a city-wide level in collaboration with various stakeholders and the Chancellor”

    • “A platform of empowerment for students”

    What should members expect?

    CSAC members strive to create a welcoming, fun, creative, productive, youth-led, adult supported, special community for changemakers. We define leadership as advocacy. Expect to learn new things, meet new people, gain confidence, and raise your voice, and support others.

    Schedule

    In order to join CSAC, you need to commit to all 13 weeks of sessions (March - June). This is very important! 

    If your schedule is already FULL, and you know you will have scheduling conflicts, perhaps you can share this opportunity with a peer who is available. 

    CSAC Meetings 

    This year, to balance safety concerns with the need to be together in community, CSAC will offer a “hybrid” program combining virtual and in person sessions. 

    CSAC include regular, mandatory meetings: 

    • Kick Off (Virtual)

    • Orientation (In Person)

    • Monthly CSAC Meetings (In Person)

    • Weekly Working Group Meetings (Virtual, day/time determined by WG members)

    • Youth Summit (In Person)

    • Culmination (In Person)

    …and additional, special opportunities:

    • Citywide BSAC Trainings: Youth Leadership for Empathy & Equity

    • Ongoing Leadership Opportunities for CSAC

    • Exec Board Meetings

    • PEP Meetings 

    Dates

    (Virtual unless indicated as in person)

    Wed, March 16 | Kick Off 4-5:30pm

    Fri, March 18 | Orientation (in person) early release day, 2-5pm 

    March 21-25 | Working Groups**

    March 28-April 1 | Working Groups**

    April 4-8  | Working Groups**

    Wed, April 13 | CSAC Monthly (in person), 4-6pm* 

    Skip Week of Spring Break

    April 25-29 | Working Groups**

    May 3-6 | Working Groups**

    May 9-13 | Working Groups**

    Wed, May 18 | CSAC Monthly (in person), 4-6pm* 

    May 23-27 | Working Groups**

    May 31-June 3 | Working Groups**

    Thurs, June 9 | CSAC @ Youth Summit (in person, no school), 10am--4pm* 

    Weds, June 15 | CSAC Culmination (in person, Regents Week), 12-4pm* 

    Notes:

    *Logistics for full group CSAC meetings are subject to change if needed for safety purposes and/or group consensus. 

    **Working Groups determine their own (virtual) meeting time. 

    Full CSAC (monthly, in person)

    Working Groups (weekly, virtual)

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    Working Groups

    In addition to whole group activities, CSAC divides into Working Groups (WGs) in order to pursue particular issues in depth, or push forward new, promising practices for CSAC. CSAC's returning student members, the Executive Board, determine WG themes. All Working Groups include adult partners, often critical DOE stakeholders, because authentic youth-adult partnership is integral to the success of CSAC.

    Student Voice 

    This WG will create more opportunities for student voice:

    • In schools: by helping facilitate youth-led town hall or roundtable style discussions, capturing best practices, AND creating resources students and schools to use to make change in their community.

    • Citywide: by advancing more authentic student voice practices within the NYC Panel for Education Policy (PEP). Every year, 2 CSAC students serve on PEP, and additional CSAC members make up a team (the PEP Squad) involved in policy research, student outreach, and speaking to the PEP regarding student concerns.

    Mental Health

    This WG will focus on topics related to mental health in order to facilitate town hall or roundtable style discussions that uplift student concerns and ideas, learn more about promising practices, and prioritize 

    student views within recommendations for DOE policy and practice. This WG will be encouraged to consider mental health advocacy through the lenses of care, equity, and intersectionality.

    Racial Justice

    This WG will focus on topics related to racial justice in order to facilitate town hall or roundtable style discussions that uplift student concerns and ideas, learn more about promising practices, and prioritize student views within recommendations for DOE policy and practice. This WG will have learning and advocacy opportunities. Students will engage in self reflection, community building, and research, and explore practices within the group to reflect changes we want to see in our system as a whole.

    Communications

    This WG will blend creativity, wellness, and advocacy through social media! Last year CSAC launched an Instagram page, and this year we will take it to the next level. If you are a designer, journalist, storyteller, artist, activist, or influencer - this group is for you. This WG will work together to share information, create original content, elevate CSAC initiatives, and inspire! Students will incorporate mindfulness and advocacy skills into a social media practice for positive change.

    FAQ

    Can anyone apply?

    Traditionally, CSAC has been a central student advisory council, made up of students only from the Borough Student Advisory Councils, which each send ~5 representatives. This year, we are opening up to a few other student groups focused on education advocacy to try something new.

    Does CSAC meet with the Chancellor?

    Yes, the Chancellor is a critical DOE stakeholder for CSAC, and we schedule regular touch points throughout our program year. Traditionally, the Chancellor participates in orientation, mid program sessions, and the CSAC Culmination. 

    Additionally, DOE stakeholders participate in our Working groups as adult partners. These are members of policy teams who want to co-create policies and practices with student leaders to make an impact system wide.

    Do CSAC students participate in other student voice initiatives?

    Yes! CSAC members receive many invites and opportunities to represent students at DOE events, panels, etc, and there are also many opportunities you will create to connect with your peers in schools, via social media, and networking with other youth advocates.

    When are applications due?

    CSAC App: https://bit.ly/CSACAPP2022

    Applications are due Monday, March 14. 

    If you are selected:

    Members who are selected to join the CSAC will complete pre-orientation documents and permission slip (TBA).

    Still have questions?

    Email Student Voice Manager Amallia Orman at aorman3@schools.nyc.gov.

    Link to this form: https://bit.ly/CSACINFO2022
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  • Virtual Open Houses for students applying to sixth and ninth graders for Fall 2022!

    VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022

    Please join us virtually on Friday, February 18, 2022  to learn more about ACLA.   Our presentation will be in English with a simultaneous Spanish translation available.

    6pm:  This presentation is geared to current fifth graders applying to enter ACLA as a sixth grader in the Fall of 2022, and their families. 

    7pm:  This presentation is geared to current eighth graders applying to enter ACLA as a ninth grader in the Fall of 2022, and their families.

    Register in advance for the virtual open house here:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduGsrToqG9f-7PHLHGxDORhXfso5c9j7Opens in a new browser tab

    (Please note it is the same link for both sessions.)

    MISSED IT?  A link to the recording will be available here after the virtual open house.

     

    More information:  https://www.aclanyc.com/admissions

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  • What are you doing over Spring Recess???

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    Apply Now for Exciting STEM Spring Break Enrichment Programs!

    Look what’s buzzing for spring break! K-12 students can apply now to attend enrichment programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. K-8 students can apply for camps. Students in grades 9-12 can apply for a STEM course and an internship. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city!  

    Programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Rocking the Boat; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and UrbanGlass.

    Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences. 

    Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 28. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyerlearn more (including translations), and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

    (Links don’t work? Try these! https://spep.libguides.com/STEMprograms and https://tinyurl.com/STEMMattersNYCSpring)  

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  • ACLA Students Featured in Stanford University News!

    Check out our ACLA students, featured in this Stanford University News article  , for continuing to rise to the challenge-this time, it's our eleventh graders tackling a Stanford University computer science course, in partnership with the National Education Equity Lab!

    They're also on the front page of Stanford's website!  See https://www.stanford.edu/  (scroll down) and in the Wall Street Journal.

     

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  • ACLA and Math For America Master Teacher Benjamin Rivera inspires students to pursue higher education and careers in STEM

    https://www.mathforamerica.org/model/impact/beyond-medicine-opening-students-eyes-careers-stem

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