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February 2019

Integrate NYC February Youth Council

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WANT TO BRING YOUR CREATIVITY TO THE MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE IN OUR SCHOOLS? BELIEVE IN YOUTH?

Join IntegrateNYC as we get our creative juices flowing in our campaign to build student power and create an integrated and equitable school system!
This month’s Youth Council will bring students from across the city together to start building the schools we envision.
Friday, February 15th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm at INYC offices, located at 601 West 26th Street, 3rd floor.
Would be great to have students from SoF represent!

Join IntegrateNYC as we mobilize student power across New York City to create an integrated and equitable school system! #StillNotEqual

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Raising a Child in the Age of Social Media and the Internet

We are pleased to announce an evening with Mike Fraser, who will be speaking about the challenges parents face raising children in the modern age of social media and the internet.
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Don’t miss this important discussion.
Tuesday, February 26th at SoF
5:30pm – Refreshments in lobby of the auditorium
6:00pm – 7:00 pm – Mike Fraser speaks
7:00pm – 8:00pm – break out into small group talks (circles) with SoF teachers

 

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Mike Fraser is a New York State-Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice on New York’s Upper East Side. He has been a featured speaker on the topic of Compulsive Internet and Video Game Use at the New York State Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in New York City. Twice he has been the recipient of the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Psychiatry’s Outstanding Teacher Award, and is the current Chair of the Psychology Directors of New York State (PSYDNYS).
A letter from our Principals in the importance of attending this talk:

 

 

 

 

 


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Summer Enrichment Opportunities – Updated

SoF will be having a Summer Enrichment Fair this spring…here are some opportunities to look into now!
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1. SchoolFood Summer Apprenticeship Program
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
The NYCDOE Office of Food and Nutrition Services is offering the Summer Apprenticeship Program for high school students to support the Summer Meals Programs. Participating students will acquire knowledge about culinary career paths, food service operations, and culinary arts related to preparing meals for the largest school system in the country. Participating students will earn minimum wage for the duration of the program. Please note, candidates must not be attending summer school during the day in order to be eligible for this position. A maximum of two entries per school will be accepted. Visit
 
 
2.  Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is a free journalism and college preparatory program for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. During the intensive residential 10-day summer program, students will engage in workshops, lectures, and activities led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and PSJP alumni. Activities culminate in the publication of the student-produced newspaper, the Princeton Summer Journal. During the students’ senior year of high school, they will be matched with a volunteer college counselor who is a professional journalist or program alum to help with the college application process. All expenses are paid for by the program. Learn more and apply 
 
3. Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship providing instruction in art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. This Scholarship, valued at $7,000, covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, year-round college access program, Summer Scholars courses in July, and guidance throughout the college application process. 
4. ArtsConnection Student Art Program Call for Art
Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
ArtsConnection Student Art Program is seeking art submissions from students in grades 6-12. Art in any medium that can be framed will be accepted into the competition. The Student Art Program curates and mounts student exhibitions in corporate spaces in New York City. There is an opening reception for artists, teachers, and their guests for each show. Learn more and apply
5.  Girls Who Code
Deadline: Early acceptance deadline is February 15, 2019.  Application closes March 15, 2019 (From the website: Apply for a free 7-week introductory computer science program for 10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. During the 7-week program, participants learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers.  Learn more
6. NYU’s Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE)
Deadline: Late February, 201.  From the website: A free program for academically motivated, current 10th and 11th grade New York City Students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  This full-time, seven week program includes: a high level, 5 week authentic research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student, a stipend of at least $500 for completing the program, as well as two weeks of workshops, college advisement and other activities geared to preparing ARISE students for the college application process.  In the workshops, students will be introduced to the field of scientific ethics, contemporary issues in scientific inquiry, data collection and analysis, research practices, lab safety and more.  Learn more
7.  Student Historian Internship Program
Deadline: February 25th.  From the website:  Student Historian interns are high school-aged students who use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct exciting research and share their scholarship through creative digital projects. Interns meet with professional staff to learn about careers in the museum, library, and history fields; work collaboratively with fellow students to develop their public speaking and leadership skills; and engage in hands-on work to deepen their understanding of American history and art. The theme of the program is We the People: Democracy from Athens to AmericaLearn more

 

 

 

We will continue to update this as more opportunities come.

 

 

 

 

 


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SoF scores at Manhattan Mathcounts Competition!

On Saturday, February 2nd, School of the Future 6th and 7th graders competed, along with middle schoolers from throughout Manhattan, in the Manhattan Mathcounts chapter competition at MLK Educational Campus.  They had a fun-filled morning of tackling challenging math questions, making new friends, and hearing a guest lecture on math beyond the classroom.  7th grader Saksham Thapa was the top scorer from SOF!  Student participants were 6th graders: Alexander Pascal, Nicolas LoBello, Ria Boutsis, Keahi Gal and 7th graders: Talin Schlachet, Saksham Thapa, and Ida Gray.

Go Bulldogs!

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Send a Bear to your child for Valentine’s Day!

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Surprise your child at school with an adorable Build-A-Bear teddy bear for Valentine’s Day!  Each Build-A-Bear will have a candy necklace, too!

Purchase a bear below!  Be sure to include your child’s full name and grade.
$10.  Bears can be purchased through Tuesday, February 12th, by 2pm (no exceptions).
We have a limited supply (only 3o bears), so don’t wait!  Purchase NOW!
Be sure to tell your child to stop by the Bake Sale on Valentine’s Day (2nd floor) to pick up a special surprise!

Gift to: Student Name & Grade


 

 

 

 


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