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DOE public hearing on changes at P.S. 9

Start Date: 
January 24, 2011 - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
NYC Department of Education
Location: 
P.S. 9 auditorium
80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Our local public school, P.S. 9, has undergone a resurgence during the last few years. Its pre-school has become so popular that even zoned families are no longer guaranteed a spot. This year, the school had enough kindergarten enrollment to add a 6th class. Local parents have been increasingly involved with the school and have worked with the school to obtain a new library and, for this fall, a new playground.

For the last decade, P.S. 9 has shared the 80 Underhill Avenue building with a small middle school, M.S. 571. When the city Dept. of Education (DOE) decides that extra space exists in a school building, it houses schools together. Last month, the DOE announced its plan to phase out M.S. 571 for poor performance. The DOE has proposed putting a year-old charter middle school into the building. The charter school, Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School, is currently located in Crown Heights. By most accounts, it is likely to be a successful, disciplined middle school.

Others in the the P.S. 9 community, however, prefer that the space be left for the expected growth of PS 9 as an elementary school. They would like to see the campus returned to an elementary-only space, as it was for decades. The school has been growing quickly and already could use more space. The school would benefit greatly from having to itself the cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium and library space—currently, because of sharing space with ONE school, the lower grades eat lunch at 10:30 a.m. and the school occasionally holds gym in the auditorium. For the next year, P.S. 9 would have to share these facilities with two schools.

This hearing is being sponsored by the Department of Education so that parents and residents can express their views on the proposed changes at P.S. 9. Speakers must sign up between 5:30 and 6:15. Questions may also be submitted in writing.

Open to: 
General public

Changes at P.S. 9

Start Date: 
January 7, 2011 - 7:45am
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
P.S. 9
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
United States
Description: 

Our local public school, P.S. 9, has undergone a resurgence during the last few years. Its pre-school has become so popular that even zoned families are no longer guaranteed a spot. This year, the school had enough kindergarten enrollment to add a 6th class. Local parents have been increasingly involved with the school and have worked with the school to obtain a new library and, for this fall, a new playground.

For the last decade, P.S. 9 has shared the 80 Underhill Avenue building with a small middle school, M.S. 571. When the city Dept. of Education (DOE) decides that extra space exists in a school building, it houses schools together. Last month, the DOE announced its plan to phase out M.S. 571 for poor performance. The DOE has proposed putting a year-old charter middle school into the building. The charter school, Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School, is currently located in Crown Heights. By most accounts, it is likely to be a successful, disciplined middle school.

Others in the the P.S. 9 community, however, prefer that the space be left for the expected growth of PS 9 as an elementary school. They would like to see the campus returned to an elementary-only space, as it was for decades. The school has been growing quickly and already could use more space. The school would benefit greatly from having to itself the cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium and library space—currently, because of sharing space with ONE school, the lower grades eat lunch at 10:30 a.m. and the school occasionally holds gym in the auditorium. For the next year, P.S. 9 would have to share these facilities with TWO schools.

P.S. 9's principal is holding a breakfast meeting THIS FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7, at 7:45 a.m., to discuss concerns about the proposed changes. All local residents are welcome to attend.

Open to: 
Prospect Heights residents

District 13 town hall meeting

Start Date: 
October 26, 2010 - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Borough President Marty Markowitz and Council Member Letitia James, and the Brooklyn Parent Academy
Location: 
Brooklyn Borough Hall Court Room
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Council Member Letitia James, and the Brooklyn Parent Academy urge all District 13 parents to attend a comprehensive town hall meeting to discuss the welfare of School District 13. Discussion will include:

  • Conflict resolution: Building bridges within a school community.
  • Supporting District 13 schools: What kind of schools do parents want?

District 13 schools include the following:

    P.S. 003 The Bedford Village
    P.S. 008 Robert Fulton
    P.S. 009 Teunis G. Bergen
    P.S. 011 Purvis J. Behan
    P.S. 020 Clinton Hill
    P.S. 044 Marcus Garvey
    P.S. 046 Edward C. Blum
    P.S. 054 Samuel C. Barnes
    P.S. 056 Lewis H. Latimer
    P.S. 067 Charles A. Dorsey
    P.S. 093 William H. Prescott
    Satellite Three
    M.S. 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center
    P.S. 133 William A. Butler
    P.S. 256 Benjamin Banneker
    Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts
    M.S. K266 - Park Place Community Middle School
    P.S. 270 Johann DeKalb
    P.S. 282 Park Slope
    P.S. 287 Bailey K. Ashford
    Satellite East Middle School
    P.S. 305 Dr. Peter Ray
    P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams
    Satellite West Middle School
    Academy of Business and Community Development
    Urban Assembly Academy of Arts and Letters
    Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women
    M.S. 571
    Khalil Gibran International Academy
    Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VII Middle School
    Achievement First Endeavor Charter School (84K508)
    Leadership Prep Charter School (84K517)
    Community Roots Charter School (84K536)
    Community Partnership Charter (84K702)
    Academy for Health Careers (K751)
    Academy of Business and Community Development (K336)
    Adult and Continuing Education (K755)
    Bedford Academy High School (K595)
    Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory High School (K575)
    Benjamin Banneker Academy (K670)
    Brooklyn Academy High School (K553)
    Brooklyn Community High School of Communication, Arts and Media (K412)
    Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service (K616)
    Brooklyn International High School at Water's Edge: Brooklyn International Campus (K439)
    Brooklyn Technical High School (K430)
    City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (K674)
    Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts (K265)
    Freedom Academy High School (K509)
    George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School (K605)
    P.S. K077 (K077)
    P.S. K753 - School for Career Development (K753)
    Science Skills Center High School at Water's Edge: Brooklyn International Campus (K419)
    The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (K483)
    Urban Assembly High School of Music and Art at Water's Edge: Brooklyn International Campus (K350)

 

Open to: 
District 13 parents

P.S. 9 silent auction benefit

Start Date: 
October 22, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
P.S. 9
Location: 
Prospect Park Picnic House
Entrance from Prospect Park West Between 4th and 5th Streets
United States
Description: 

Help save P.S. 9's arts program!

Participants and Auction Items:

    IZZE’s Sparkling Juices
    Mount Gay Rum
    Catskills vacation rental
    A week of NYC Explorers Summer Camp
    BCAP 2-week Summer Camp
    Passes to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
    Family membership to the NY Transit Museum
    Artwork created by our kids
    “Principal for A Day”
    and the list goes on!

For more information, contact Charmaine Derrell-Jacob at 347.563.5324 or cderrell@schools.nyc.gov, or click on the Auction link at www.ps9brooklyn.org.

Advance sale tickets are available until Friday, October 8, at P.S. 9 room 112.
Pre-auction bidding is online at www.ps9brooklyn.org/support-ps-9.

Open to: 
General public ($25 admission includes one free drink)

Compensation for tornado-related losses available from NYC Comptroller

Posted: October 6, 2010 - 1:12pm

 

Representative Yvette Clarke's office has informed us that community members who sustained property damage during the tornado that struck Prospect Heights on September 16, 2010 may file claims for reimbursement from the City of New York.

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
June 9, 2011 - 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: 
Crown Heights Apartments
1055 St. John’s Place corner Kingston Avenue
Brookyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board  8 represents North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville.

Community Board 8 has an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and many other matters relating to the welfare of their community.

Please visit http://www.brooklyncb8.org/ for more information on the meeting agenda.

Open to: 
General public