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School of the Future Auction

Our annual auction is one of School of the Future’s largest fundraising events of the year, raising critical funds that go right back into the classroom making essential programs such as afterschool, the arts, academic enrichment, athletics and much more possible. The auction is sponsored by the Parents’ Association and all donations are tax deductible.

Support and involvement from all parents is crucial in order to achieve our goals. We thank you for making a huge difference!

 

Monday, April 4, 2016
6pm – 8pm
Zinc Bar (82 West 3rd St)
* Silent and Live Auction, Cocktails and Hors D’oeurvres, Live DJ & Dancing
* Jazz performance beginning at 9pm
Cost: $50 per person

Purchase Tickets »

 

 

How Can Parents Get Involved

  • Solicit two or more donations (per child) of goods or services
  • Ask your friends, family & other contacts who have access to “money can’t buy” special experiences, such as in-home chef dinners, backstage access, vacation homes and other valuable items: $250 – $1000+ range. Online Donation Form »
  • Volunteer for an auction committee (Event night, Restaurants, Corporate outreach campaign & more).
  • Email Jenni Kops at [email protected]
  • Ask your company to underwrite an auction expense (such as printing, food and beverages, space rental, etc.): $100 – $1,000+ range
  • Attend the auction on Monday, April 4, 2016. Purchase tickets »

Online Auction

Prior to our Auction Event Night, we will host our auction online that enables us to sell items to friends & family and other supporters around the country.
Participate in the online auction and/or purchase your tickets to the live event »

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Friendsgiving at SOF

Friday, November 20th marked School of the Future’s Friendsgiving event organized by our middle school student council members under the advisement of Ms.Ordonez, our MS Spanish teacher. Filled with music by our student DJ Desiree for the afternoon, the cafeteria was transformed into activity/game stations and dance halls. Uniting with after school, our SOF kids were able to fund raise for student council and enjoy their time with friends and reflect on what they were most grateful for. We look forward to more Friendsgiving events at School of the Future!

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A Discussion About Academic Tracking

Should schools be tracking students according to academic ability?

 

Please save the date of Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:30pm. District 2 Community Education Council will be hosting a forum on academic tracking at PS 59 (233 E 56th Street), featuring education expert Carol Burris.

Dr. Burris became Executive Director of the Network for Public Education Foundation in August 2015, after serving as principal of South Side High School in the Rockville Centre School District in NY since 2000. Her publications include Detracking for Excellence and Equity (2008) and On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the 21st Century Struggle against Re-segregation (2014). She regularly expresses her concerns about the misuse and unintended consequences of high-stakes testing on the Washington Post, The Answer Sheet blog.

You can learn more about Dr. Burris and her work at her blog and the National Education Policy Center.

The forum will be followed by CECD2’s January Calendar and Working Business meetings. Agendas will be circulated before the meeting.

Babysitting and light refreshments will be provided.

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8th Grade Superheroes!

Our 8th graders have been channeling their inner Superhero in Art Class. Students have been focusing on Principles of Proportion & Scale. They utilized the 8-oval method of drawing a proportional figure as well Oil Pastel techniques to create a “portrait” of themselves as superheroes (antiheroes included!)

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8th Grade Trip to the Brooklyn Museum

In preparation for our upcoming pop art inspired shoe sculpture project in the art room, students went to see The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum. They also viewed an interactive installation by contemporary artists Faille. Both these exhibitions pushed our 8th graders thinking of what Art is and what constitutes as art. Who knew going to an art exhibition could be this much fun!

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