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Major win for students in Brooklyn’s District 13: NYC Schools Chancellor Fariña announces Atlantic Yards facility will house middle school

Posted: January 28, 2016 - 7:36pm

BROOKLYN, NY, January 28, 2016: This morning, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña stated that the new Department of Education Facility to be constructed at the Atlantic Yards project will be programmed as a dedicated middle school. The Chancellor spoke at a Brooklyn Newsmakers breakfast hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Organizers behind the M.S. OneBrooklyn vision for an intermediate school to occupy space being built at the Atlantic Yards site expressed enthusiasm over the news. In a statement, the group said, “On behalf of the more than 1,000 people who have signed the M.S. OneBrooklyn petition, we are delighted that the Chancellor has committed that the Atlantic Yards facility will be a dedicated middle school. We look forward to working with the Department of Education to leverage the arts and tech resources of Brooklyn, and incorporate dual-language curricula at this new school. Together, we can deliver an outstanding middle school experience accessible to all students of District 13.”

PS 9 Pumpkin Patch

Start Date: 
October 24, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
PS 9 PTO
Location: 
PS 9 Garden & Outdoor Classroom
(Enter on Bergen Street & Underhill Ave.)
United States
Description: 

Still need a pumpkin for Halloween? Or just looking for some Saturday fun? Join the PS9 PTO for its annual Pumpkin Patch Garden Party & Festival!

They’ll have pumpkin decorating, great food, music, face painting, photos, and lots of fun.

All proceeds go to PS9 and its garden program.

Open to: 
General public

PS9 Bounce Back to School Carnival

Start Date: 
September 26, 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
PS 9 PTO
Location: 
PS 9 Playground
80 Underhill Avenue
United States
Description: 
Kick off the school year with some great old-school carnival fun! Featuring seven commerical-grade bouncy houses (one for toddlers!), trained face painters, professional carnival games, big time raffle prizes and a huge outdoor DJ dance party! There will be yummy BBQ, homemade lemonade and drinks, popcorn and other snacks for all to enjoy.
 
How do I get there?
  • Q to 7th Avenue
  • 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza
  • C to Clinton/ Washington and walk across Atlantic Avenue 
What are the entry fees?
  • $5 per adult
  • $2 per child 
  • (Children under 2 Free) 
  • Each child ticket is good for 1 free bounce!
What are the ticket prices?
Tickets for Bounce Houses (1 Ticket), Carnival Games (1 Ticket) and Food (Varies):
  • 1 Ticket – $2
  • 6 Tickets – $10
  • 12 Tickets – $20
  • All-Day Bounce Bracelet – $35 (covers unlimited bounce house entry only)
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, Visa and MasterCard
 
Questions or want to volunteer?
Contact us at: bouncebackps9@gmail.com.
 
All proceeds directly benefit the children of PS 9, The Teunis G. Bergen School.
 

 

Open to: 
All families

Seminar on how to apply for affordable housing

Start Date: 
July 12, 2015 - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Mutual Housing Association of New York
Location: 
Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
856 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

New City-subsidized affordable buildings are being developed in Brooklyn and made available through NYC HPD's lottery system. Attend a free seminoar to learn tips on how to correctly fill out and submit lottery applications.

Space is limited. RSVP to (718) 246-8080, ext. 239.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

Community organizations, parents and elected officials announce vision for dedicated middle school at Atlantic Yards

Posted: July 7, 2015 - 10:26am

BROOKLYN, NY, July 7, 2015: Today, a coalition including Community Education Council 13; Brooklyn Community Board 8; the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC); leaders of the parent-teacher organizations of Brooklyn public schools P.S. 9, P.S. 11, P.S. 20, P.S. 133, and P.S. 282; and elected officials announced M.S. OneBrooklyn, a community vision for a new public middle school to serve District 13. M.S. OneBrooklyn would be located in the school facility being created at the Atlantic Yards project expected to open in September 2018, and would help meet a significant local need for a dedicated intermediate school accessible to all District 13 students.

M.S. OneBrooklyn’s unique location within Brooklyn’s cultural district will enable it to offer a curriculum that recognizes the intrinsic value of the arts and culture while also using them as a critical lens through which students learn to see themselves, the communities around them, and the role of the arts and culture in society. Reflecting the many technology start-ups that now call this part of Brooklyn home, M.S. OneBrooklyn will offer a comprehensive science, technology, engineering and math (“STEM”) curriculum. Subjects like software engineering and robotics will complement a rigorous math and science foundation, preparing students for the challenges of high school, college and future careers. M.S. OneBrooklyn will offer dual language studies, in order to provide continuity in the bilingual and bicultural educations of the students in six District 13 dual language elementary school programs while providing deep support for English language learning students.

Sign a petition calling on Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Farina to dedicate the Atlantic Yards facility for use as a middle school.

Press conference: Community vision for middle school at Atlantic Yards

Start Date: 
July 7, 2015 - 8:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Community Education Council 13, Community Board 8, P.S. 9 PTO, PHNDC
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
United States
Description: 

On May 15, the New York School Construction Authority issued a notice of construction for a 616-seat facility to be created in a building at the Atlantic Yards site expected to start construction in July 2016. The SCA’s notice describes the facility as a primary/intermediate school. At a public hearing held on June 3, parents and elected officials overwhelmingly asked that the new facility be dedicated to intermediate school education.

On July 7, community representatives, civic leaders, elected officials and public school parents will announce a vision for a new intermediate school in Prospect Heights to be located in the Atlantic Yards space. Organizers seek a commitment from the Department of Education to move forward with the community’s stated need for a neighborhood middle school.

Join Community Education Council 13, Brooklyn Community Board 8, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the P.S.9 PTO, City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, and State Senator Jesse Hamilton to find out more about this important neighborhood initiative.

Open to: 
General public