Wednesday, January 27, 2016

FW: Manhattan Borough Arts Festival- K-12, All Districts 1-6, 79, 75


I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” -Georgia O'Keeffe


Dear Colleagues,


The Manhattan Borough Arts Festival is being held during the wonderful early summer days: June 6-11th  for the Visual Arts and June 13th for the Performing Arts!


Manhattan Borough Arts Festival Application and Information- Please Disseminate Widely!





-open to all Districts 1-6, 79,75.

- both the visual and the performing arts (music, dance and theatre)

- submitting teachers must be certified Department of Education arts specialists, 7-12

-on high school level, students may complete application, only with the permission of teacher

-2 visual arts submissions per school

-3 performing arts submissions per school

-deadline for Visual Arts: February 22nd

-deadline for Performing Arts: March 24th


Thursday, January 21, 2016

FW: Scholarship- Due March 4th


The American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship is inviting students to apply for a scholarship: "Students who plan to major in business and/or the STEM disciplines -- and who plan to pursue a career in the energy sector -are invited to apply for an AABE Atlanta scholarship."


Applications must be received or postmarked by MARCH 4, 2016. 



FW: College Financial Aid


Please ensure your undocumented students or students you think may be undocumented apply for any and all opportunities…


Scholarship for Undocumented Students- Due February 15, 2016:  

TheDream.US provides college scholarships for DREAMers who need financial support to achieve an associate's or bachelor's degree. The scholarship will help cover tuition and fees at one of the Partner Colleges, which include CUNY schools. For more information visit  TheDream.US And for more information about financial aid for undocumented students visit this Federal Student Aid document .


Undocumented Students


CUNY Financial Aid



Applying for Financial Aid-SUNY


(Private –mostly)College Financial Aid

Colleges Meeting Full Financial Need


Inside Schools-Note free PD on February 2nd for Families

Free Guide-Download


To download or share, please go to the Center's website at

To order free print copies of the guide for students, families or colleagues, please click here.

On Feb. 2 the Center, along with the city's Department of Education, is sponsoring a free day-long free conference, "FAFSA, Financial Aid & Funding Your Students' College Education." Click here for more details.


The guide comes in Spanish for downloading

Center for NYC Affairs


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

FW: Tough FAFSA Questions Answered


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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

FW: New Programs at the LES Girls Club


Greetings from the LES Girls Club,


We are starting a new session of FREE programs at our state of the art 30,000 square foot facility.  We hope you can join us, so please read below and sign up HERE!

  • This session begins Monday, January 11th and ends Saturday, March 5th.
  • There will be homework help Tuesday - Friday from 3:30-4:30
  • After-school programs are from 4:30 - 6:15 (unless otherwise noted)
  • Healthy snack and fresh smoothie are provided
  • Programs are for girls in 6th grade and up (unless otherwise noted)
  • SONYC Members (girls in grades 6, 7, and 8th grade)  and current Girls Club members will have first priority for all programs
  • Submitting this form does not guarantee space in a program
  • Space is limited and we will do our best to make sure you are in your 1st choice classes. 



Thank You,

Jenny Dembrow
(212)982-1633 ext. 213
The Lower Eastside Girls Club
402 East 8th Street
New York, N.Y.  10009

FW: Welcome back! Upcoming dates and tomorrow plans


Hi Everyone!  Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Just wanted to remind you of some upcoming dates and what the plan is for tomorrow when the Alumni come back to speak to classes.


4th- return to school
7th-College talks in 11th, 10th and selected 9th grade classes(See specifics below)
12th-Drama Juniors to NYTW for mentoring(They will not be in reading)
18th-No school
20th- Henry Street Sophomores out on trip at 12:00
25th-29th CYA/Regents/ Senior photos/Senior Trip


2nd  rotation 3
starts of 9th grade arts
8th- no school
9th:40-3:30 AAA Assembly
11thDance 4:30-7:00
15th-19th-no school
23rd-Drama juniors at NYTW (not in reading)


At 12:00-invited alumni will be returning to talk about their college experience.  They will first have a luncheon in the basement.  Please come by and say hi!  Then they will be visiting the classes listed below.  They will stay in your class for approximately 30 minutes.  In general they can be quite chatty and students want to ask questions, but please feel free to facilitate the conversation as necessary.   You can use the questions below as a reference.  Thank you!






























Ms. Z-342











1.       What are you studying?

2.       What has surprised you the most about college?

3.       What are your favorite classes and why?

4.       What have been your most difficult classes and how did you manage to get through them?

5.       What is it like being a minority on campus?

6.       Has it been hard to make friends?

7.       What advice would you give a LoMA student?

8.       What has changed about you since you've been in college?

9.       Were your expectations for your particular college met?

10.   What is the financial aid situation like and how are you dealing with it?

11.   What has been the biggest challenge of your freshmen year?

12.   What dorm life like?

13.   How's the food?

14.   What impact has college had on your family life and relationships?

15.   What would you have changed about what you did in high school knowing what you know now?

16.   How do you stay focused now that you are more independent?

17.   What do you do on weekends for fun?

18.   Then open it up to questions from the audience.




Yetta Garfield, AP
The Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
350 Grand Street, NYC 10002