Notice of Notification – PA / SLT Elections
The PA is holding our annual elections on Tuesday, May 7th at 6pm during our regularly scheduled meeting. We are taking nominations now until the day of the elections for both PA and SLT. All members of the association (all parents and/or guardians) are encouraged to run. If you are interested in running for any of the following officer positions, please send your nomination(s) to the Nominating Committee at [email protected]. We are happy to discuss the duties of each position with you and will also provide you with the necessary assistance for a smooth transition to your new position.
SOF needs engaged parents, and we hope you will jump on this amazing opportunity to have an impact on students’ achievement and help to make our school culture more collaborative.
PA Officer positions:
. President or Co-Presidents
. Recording Secretary
. Communication Secretary
. 4 positions
Thank you for your consideration,
The Executive Board
The ADHD Club’s mission is to fight the stigma of mental health issues, by showing compassion, educating peers, and encouraging conversations about this important issue. Recently, club members visited neighborhood elementary school The Learning Spring, a school designed for children on the autism spectrum, to read aloud and play games with students.
Sixteen wonderful students from SOF’s Model United Nations team attended the National High School Model UN conference last week with thousands of student delegates from around the United States and the world. NHSMUN is the world’s largest Model UN conference for secondary students.
The SOF team represented the Country of Bangladesh in a simulation of United Nations diplomatic activities. At the conference, held at the Midtown Hilton, students participated in a variety of committees, from the World Bank to the Special Political and Decolonization Committee. During committee sessions, which ran from 8:30am to 11:30pm every day, students participated in debates about important world issues and worked with other delegates to pass resolutions that proposed concrete solutions to address these issues. They attended an in-person visit with diplomatic representatives from Bangladesh at the Permanent Mission to Bangladesh, and attended closing ceremonies at the United Nations headquarters.
Said senior Zahedul Chowdury, who served on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues:
“It was one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had in my life. Being in school, it can be hard to see the potential you have – but when I was at MUN, I felt like a real adult, participating in making resolutions that can impact people not only here in America but all over the world. I felt responsible for the future.”
Students who are interested in sharing this amazing experience next year should conduct additional research into the organization at the NHSMUN website (http://www.nhsmun.nyc/
), and keep an eye out for recruitment materials from faculty advisors Lauren Murphy and Catherine Thompson, released in September.
The Child Mind Institute is a wonderful organization doing research, education and advocacy around mental health and learning disabilities in children. They are currently doing a mental health study called ‘The Healthy Brain Network’ and are looking for families to participate in the research. Participating students will receive a free mental health and learning evaluation as well as compensation for their time. This is an opportunity to get an otherwise very expensive evaluation from an amazing team. If you are interested, please contact them to find out more.
Please click on the link to your child’s grade for the Parent Teacher Conference form. Forms must be returned by Monday, March 25th, 2019.