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

Posted: July 7, 2015 - 9:26am

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

Public hearing on new primary/intermediate school for District 13

Start Date: 
June 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
CNR - Center Light Health Care Center
727 Classon Avenue Corner of Park Place
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Brooklyn Community Board 8 will hold a public hearing on the New York City School Construction Authority's plans to create a primary and intermediate school within District 13. The school is to be housed in a building to be constructed as part of the Atlantic Yards project, located at the northeast corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue. The school is expected to occupy 100,000 square feet of space in the building, known as B15, and will have capacity for 616 seats.

A public notice from the NYC SCA is here. Comments on the plan may be submitted to the SCA until June 29 by email to sites@nycsca.org.

Open to: 
General public

Stop 'N' Swap

Start Date: 
June 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
GrowNYC
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
United States
Description: 

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, elecytronics, books and toys that you no longer need. No furniture or large items. Take home something new-to-you, free!

You don't have to bring something to take something!

For more information, visit www.grownyc.org/swap.

Open to: 
General public

School-to-School Dialog on High Stakes Testing

Start Date: 
April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, City Council Member Brad Lander
Location: 
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street (at 7th Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Join local elected officials for a community dialogue on high-stakes testing. We will provide information on how dierent school communities can organize around the issues of high-stakes testing. Elected ocials will give updates on budgetary, legislative and political developments.

For more information, please call (718) 284-4700.

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues)
United States
Description: 

Community Board meetings are an opportunity for community members to hear about neighborhood developments related to land use, economic development, social services, transportation, open space and more.

The agenda for the April 9 meeting is as follows:

1. Meeting Call to order
 
2. Roll Call
 
3. Acceptance of Minutes
 
4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world's largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.
 
5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).
 
6. Committee Reports:
 
Action Items:
  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • Transportation
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
  • Executive Committee
7. Other Committee Reports:
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services
8. Old Business/New Business
 
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
 
10. Public Comments/Announcements
 
11. Adjournment
 
Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change without notice.

 

Open to: 
General public