Important Dates January 2020

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Important Dates in January 2020:

  • 1/6 – 1/17: DRP Assessment will be conducted
  • 1/7: End of Marking Period
  • 1/9: Girls’ Varsity Basketball Home Game 4 PM
  • 1/10: Student/Teacher Basketball Game 3-5:30 PM
  • 1/16: Boys’ Varsity Basketball Home Game
  • 1/20: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 1/21: Report Card Distribution
  • 1/22: SLT 5 PM & PTA 6 PM
  • 1/30: Girls’ Varsity Basketball Home Game 4 PM
  • Every Tuesday: Parent Engagement 2:40-3:30 PM

For all January events and updates, please see our calendar here.

Free High School Webinar 2/26/20

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Free Webinar: “NYC Public High Schools Admissions:  What You Need to Know Once Results Come Out”

Wednesday, February 26

7:00 to 8:00 pm

Location:  Your Computer!

Capacity is limited, and registration is required:  Register Here


If you are a NYC middle school family or school counselor, this webinar is for you.

Agenda will include (subject to change):

– What can you expect when results come out?
– What are the various results scenarios?
– What if you are not happy with your results?
– How will waitlists work?
– How will appeals work?
– What are my chances of success AFTER results come out?
– What can you expect to see in the MySchools system and when?

Maurice Frumkin is President of NYC Admissions Solutions and former Deputy Executive Director of High School Admissions with the NYC Dept. of Ed. Over the past 10+ years, Maurice and his team have trained hundreds of school counselors and counseled hundreds of families on the NYC high school admissions process, as well as K-college admissions. He is a frequent speaker at schools across the city on a variety of admissions topics.

Meatless Monday

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The Initiative

Did you know your school has been part of the Meatless Monday program since September?  This means that every Monday, all of New York City’s public school children are served a vegetarian lunch such as Mexicali bean and vegetable tacos or veggie chili.

Studies show consuming less meat and more plant-based foods can improve our health and reduce our risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.  Meatless Monday is one step toward preventing these diseases.  Organizations such as the American Heart Association support Meatless Monday as a way to promote a well-balanced diet.

A Personal Approach

This initiative is personal for me.  In April 2016,  I was diagnosed with advanced Type 2 diabetes.  Within three months of adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet, I lost 35 pounds and reversed my diabetes.  My success convinced my mother to use diet to manage her diabetes too.  It’s been a wonderful new chapter.

As a Brooklyn Borough President and a fellow parent, I am committed to our children and families’ health.  That’s why I invite you to join me in supporting Meatless Monday.  Whether it’s taking a Meatless Monday pledge, continuing Meatless Monday beyond school hours with a vegetarian dinner or learning about nutrition and our food environment, I applaud your healthy eating efforts!

More Information & Getting Involved

If you would like to make healthful changes to your school — including starting a wellness council, adding nutrition education, scratch cooking, gardens & more — please contact the NYC Healthy School Food Alliance at  For more information on nutrition education, organizations that could provide community nutrition education workshops are listed in the Tisch Food Center’s Nutrition Education Programs NEP Database.

 Share Your Story

I would love to hear from you!  If you would like to share your story, or become more involved, please reach out to my deputy strategist, Rachel Atcheson, at (718) 802-3762 or  I look forward to working together to ensure the best possible future for all of Brooklyn’s families.


Eric L. Adams
Brooklyn Borough President