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									                      THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS ACADEMY
                                     Gregory M. Hodge, Ph.D., Principal


To:           Students, Parents & Staff
From:         Mr. Thomas T. Ajibola, Assistant Principal
Re:           Comprehensive Tentative School Calendar – 2011-2012

SEPTEMBER 2011
~ HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ~

 5          Monday     LABOR DAY (Schools Closed)
 6          Tuesday    Teachers, secretaries, paras, etc. report for a regular work day
                       (Students not in attendance)
 7          Wednesday Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development (Students not in attendance)
 8          Thursday   School Session Begins for All Students
                       PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
 9          Friday     MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       LGR Applications due to Ms. Washington in College Office (Room 136) by 2 pm
                       Last day to register online for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in October
                       LAB-R Testing (Within first 10 days of entrance)
 10         Saturday   ACT Test Day (Need photo ID and Arrive ½ hour before test start time)
 12         Monday     HS (9-12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
 13         Tuesday    School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria )
 15         Thursday   PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
 16         Friday     Let’s Get Ready Parent Meeting (6 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
                       Last day to register online for ACT in October
 17         Saturday   Let’s Get Ready- Placement Diagnostic 10 – 2 pm
 18         Sunday     42nd Annual African-American Day Parade (1 pm on 111th St. & ACP Jr. Blvd.)
                       Komen New York City Race for the Cure (See below for details)
 19         Monday     Let’s Get Ready Intro Session (in Students’ Cafeteria; 6:30 – 8:30 pm)
 22         Thursday   Meet & Greet Teachers (6 - 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
                       ALL STAFF MUST ATTEND (Course outlines distributed 6 - 7 pm)
 23         Friday     Back to School Inspirational Concert (6 – 8 pm in Auditorium)
 24         Saturday   Math Workshop (8 – 4 pm)- Rooms 286, 287
                       Back to School Inspirational Concert (2 – 4 pm in Auditorium)
 26         Monday     Let’s Get Ready - (6:30 – 8:30 pm)
 26 - 28    Mon - Wed 12th Grade Senior Photos - $20 sitting fee is required
 29 - 30    Thur – Fri ROSH HASHANAH (Schools Closed)

Community Service Opportunities for September:

Komen New York City Race for the Cure (5K)                                         www.komennyc.org
In the past, nearly 1,500 breast cancer survivors and 20,000 people in total have poured into New York’s Up-
per West Side and Central Park for this massive benefit. Participants have come from 41 states and six coun-
tries to take part to walk or run in support of breast cancer advocacy. Over the years, it has raised millions,
25% of which goes to national groups, and 75% of which is invested in community programs in the five bo-
roughs, Long Island and Rockland and Westchester counties. Visit the Komen site to register online or to find
out where and when pre-registration takes place. All registrants receive race bibs, shirts and other goodies.
There’s a registration fee, although there are no fund raising minimums. For complete details, visit Komen’s
New York Web site. The Komen New York City Race for the Cure (5K) is scheduled to be held on Sept. 18th
at 9:00am. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. on 110th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
    OCTOBER 2011
1         Saturday      Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        College Board SAT/Subject Tests Day (Need photo ID & Arrive ½ hr. before test time)
2         Sunday        College Fair @ Nassau Coliseum (5 – 9 pm; $20 fee for transportation cost)
                        New York City Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour (See below for details)
3         Monday        HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Let’s Get Ready (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
                        12th Grade Senior Photos - $20 sitting fee is required
                        NYSAA Testing (until Feb. 10)
                        Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
                        8th Grade Photos - $55 required
4         Tuesday       Grades 6 & 7 Picture Day - $30 is required
5         Wednesday     12th Grade Photo Make-up - $20 sitting fee
                        Principal For A Day (See below for details)
                        PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
6         Thursday      Let’s Get Ready (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
                        Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Last day to register online for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in November
7         Friday        Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
10        Monday        COLUMBUS DAY (Schools Closed)
                        Chess Tournament CIS (8 - 4 pm); (Teachers must move personal items)
12        Wednesday     End of First Marking Period (22 Days)
                        PSAT for all 10th and 11th Graders (Students must have photo ID)
                        School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
13        Thursday      Let’s Get Ready (6:30-8:30pm)
14        Friday        Open House (5:45 p.m. in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Rhythm & Blues Concert (6 - 8:30 pm in Auditorium)
                        Grades due at 9 am
                        Deadline for the formation of student council (Two class reps. by grade)
15        Saturday      Math Workshop (8 – 4 pm)- Rooms 286, 287
                        Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Rhythm & Blues Concert (2 – 4 pm & 6 - 8:30 pm in Auditorium)
15 - 16   Sat - Sun     Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (See below for details)
17        Monday        Let’s Get Ready (6:30 – 8:30 pm)
                        Departmental meetings
17 - 31   Mon. – Mon.   Campaign for students executive board
20        Thursday      PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Let’s Get Ready (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
21        Friday        Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
22        Saturday      Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        ACT Day (Students must have photo ID and Arrive ½ hour before test start time)
22 – 23   Sat – Sun     Specialized HS Admission Test (SHSAT – Grade 8)
24        Monday        Let’s Get Ready (6:30 – 8:30 pm)
27        Thursday      Early Dismissal for students at 11:23 am
                        Parent Teacher Conference (Afternoon 12:15 - 2:50 pm & Evening 5-7 pm)
                        Report Card distribution
                        College Fair @ FDA 9 – 12 noon (Gym & Library)
                        All Senior Mandatory College Meetings (Auditorium: 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm)
28        Friday        Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria )
                        Hispanic Heritage Celebration
29        Saturday      Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Math Workshop (8 – 4 pm)-Rooms 286, 287
                        Specialized HS Admissions Test (Grade 9 & SE)
31        Monday        No Let’s Get Ready class
Community Service Opportunities for October:

New York City Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour (30, 60 or 100 miles)               www.msnyc.org
This benefit is a truly unique and a great way to tour New York City. On the event day, the city shuts down
the Lincoln Tunnel, FDR Drive and Westside Highway so that participants can support the thousands of New
Yorkers living with MS and their families. Registration fees apply, although early registrants receive lower
fees. Participants are also asked to make pledges, which differ depending on the length of the ride: 30 miles
(about $50), 60 miles (about $75) or 100 miles (about $100). In previous years, the event has raised over $1
million. For this year’s details, visit the MS Society’s New York Web site or call 212-463-9791. The New
York City Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour is scheduled to be held on Oct. 2nd.
Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. on 110th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (26.2 or 13.1 miles)                      www.avonwalk.org
This is a weekend event that has awarded more than $350 million to breast cancer research and care organiza-
tions worldwide. Proceeds go toward furthering breast cancer awareness and supporting prevention programs,
treatment, support services and scientific research. There are registration fees (in the past, $55), and fund rais-
ing minimums (in the neighborhood of $1,800). There is no registration deadline, however space is limited
and registrants must be 18 or older. For complete details, visit the Web site or call 1-877-WALK-AVON. The
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is scheduled to be held on Oct. 15th beginning at 5:00 am & ends on Oct. 16th
at 3:30 pm.

Principal For A Day
http://www.pencil.org/page.htm?id=24
PENCIL's Annual Principal For A Day® event serves as the official kick-off for our Partnership Program.
Held each year in October, Principal For A Day® mobilizes partners to launch their collaborations on a city-
wide basis. Hundreds of New York business leaders visit their partner schools in all five boroughs to start or
continue their collaborations. These visits provide business Partners with valuable exposure to their school’s
culture and unique strengths and challenges. On Principal For A Day®, business leaders may visit their part-
ner schools for a partial or entire school day. Partners are encouraged to create a structured agenda that
will provide a complete introduction to the school community and begin to shape ideas for future collabora-
tion. Suggested activities include visits to classes; meetings with faculty, parents and student leadership
groups; and partnership planning sessions.
    NOVEMBER 2011
    ~ NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH ~

1            Tuesday       School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
2            Wed           Debate for student elections (periods 9 & 10 – Auditorium)
3            Thursday      PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                           Let’s Get Ready (6:30 – 8:30 pm)
4            Friday        Proof and Payment (Half) for picture due for 12th Graders
                           Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria )
                           MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                           Last day to register online for ACT in December
5            Saturday      Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                           College Board SAT/Subject Tests Day (Need photo ID & Arrive ½ hr. before test time)
                           Specialized H.S. Admissions Test (Grade 9)
7            Monday        HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                           Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
     8       Tuesday       ELECTION DAY/CHANCELLOR’S CONFERENCE DAY
                           (Students not in attendance)
9            Wed.          Last day to register online for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in December
                           Elections for student executive officers (Pres., VP, Sec. & Treasurer)
10           Thursday      Let’s Get Ready (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
                           Result of Student elections
11           Friday        VETERAN’S DAY (Schools Closed)
                           Chess Tournament CIS (8 - 4 pm); (Teachers Must Move Personal Items )
12           Saturday      ABENY Educational Conference @ FDA 8 – 2 pm
                           Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                           Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair @ Riverbank State Park 11 to 3 pm
13           Sunday        Specialized HS Admissions Test (Make up)
14           Monday        Let’s Get Ready (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
                           Departmental Meetings
14-18        Mon-Fri       Mid-Terms (in class)
15-22        Tues-Tues     Trip to Japan
17           Thursday      PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                           Let’s Get Ready (6:30 - 8:30pm)
                           Deadline to Notify Guidance & Resolve Academic Spring/Summer Transcript Issues
18           Friday        Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria )
19           Saturday      Math Workshop (8 - 4 pm); Rooms 286, 287
                           Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                           Let’s Get Ready Final Diagnostic Test (10 - 2 pm)
20           Sunday        SHSAT – Makeup (Grade 8 & 9)
                           Race To Deliver (See below for details)
21           Monday        Let’s Get Ready (6:30 – 8:30 pm)
                           End of 2nd Marking Period (26 Days)
24 - 25      Thur.- Fri.   THANKSGIVING RECESS (School Closed)
28           Monday        Let’s Get Ready (6:30 – 8:30 pm)
                           Grades Due at 9 am

    Community Service Opportunities for November:

    Race to Deliver (4 miles)                              www.godslovewedeliver.org or www.racetodeliver.com
    The goal of this race is to support God’s Love We Deliver, which improves the health and well-being of men, women
    and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. The race
    is always held the Sunday before Thanksgiving in Central Park. There is an entry fee of about $25. Fund raising is not
    mandatory. All of the proceeds go to direct service. The Race to Deliver is scheduled to be held on Nov. 20th at 8:30
    a.m. in Central Park.
    DECEMBER 2011
1         Thursday     PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       Let’s Get Ready (6:30 – 8:30 pm)
2         Friday       Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       Report Card Distribution – 2nd Marking Period (4:00 – 6:00 pm)
3         Saturday     Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       College Board SAT/Subject Tests Day (Need photo ID & Arrive ½ hr. before test start time)
5         Monday       HS (9 - 12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
9         Friday       Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
10        Saturday     Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       ACT Test Day (Students must have photo ID and Arrive ½ hour before test start time)
                       Math Workshop (8 - 4 pm); Rooms 286, 287
                       MENTORING IN MEDICINE CONFERENCE @FDA, 8 - 2:30 PM
                       (TEACHERS MUST MOVE PERSONAL ITEMS FOR THIS EVENT)
12        Monday       Departmental meetings
14        Wed.         School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
15        Thursday     PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
16        Friday       Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                       Final Payment for Picture – 12th grade
17        Saturday     Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
19        Monday       Departmental Meetings
23        Friday       Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
24        Saturday     Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
26        Monday       Last day to register online for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in January
26- 1/2   Mon.- Fri.   WINTER RECESS (Schools Closed)


    Community Service Opportunities for December:




    JANUARY 2012
3            Tuesday        STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL
5            Thursday       PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
6            Friday         Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
7            Saturday       Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                            Math Workshop (8 – 4 pm); Room 287
9            Monday         HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                            Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
10           Tuesday        School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
13           Friday         MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                            Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
14           Saturday       Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
16           Monday         DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY (Schools Closed)
                            Chess Tournament CIS (8 – 4 pm); (Teachers must move personal items)
17 - 20      Tues. - Fri.   Final Exams (in class)
19           Thursday       PTA Meeting (6 - 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
20           Friday         Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
21           Saturday       Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                            Fight For Air Climb in NYC (See below for details)
23           Monday         Departmental Meetings
24-27        Tues – Fri.    Regents Testing Week (eligible students)
27           Friday         End of 3rd Marking Period (41 Days)
                            Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
28           Saturday       Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                            College Board SAT/Subject Tests Day (Students must have photo ID & Arrive ½ hr. before
                            test start time)
30           Monday         CHANCELLOR’S CONFERENCE DAY (High School students not in attendance)
                            Fall term ends for HS
                            Grades Due at 9 am
31           Tuesday        Spring Term begins for all high school students


     TBA –
             Year Book- Last Day For Submission


     Community Service Opportunities for January:

     Fight For Air Climb in NYC (40 story-high climb)                                       www.lungusa.org
     The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung
     disease, is the driving force to do so. This event is open to all fitness levels. You can participate by climbing
     with family members or individually in looking for a new athletic challenge of climbing 40 stories. There is a
     $25 registration fee and a minimum requirement of fundraising $100. Registration begins at 9 am. This event
     is scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 21st at One Penn Plaza, located at 34th Street and 7th Ave. and
     will tentatively begin at 10 am.
    FEBRUARY 2012
    ~ AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH ~

2            Thursday   PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
3            Friday     Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Report Card Distribution – 3rd Marking Period (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
4            Saturday   Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
6            Monday     Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
                        HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 –8 pm, Teachers’ Cafeteria)
8            Wednesday School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
10           Friday     Last Day for NYSA Assessment
                        Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm, Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                        Last day to register online for SAT in March (Subject Tests not offered)
11           Saturday   Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
13           Monday     Departmental meetings
16           Thursday   PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
17           Friday     Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
18           Saturday   Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
20-24        Mon - Fri. MIDWINTER RECESS (Schools Closed)
25           Saturday   Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)

    TBA –
            Let’s Get Ready
            African-American Heritage Celebration (3 - 5 pm)

    Community Service Opportunities for February:
    MARCH 2012
    ~ WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH ~

1            Thursday    PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
2            Friday      Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
3            Saturday    Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
5            Monday      HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                         Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
9            Friday      Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                         MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                         Last day to register online for ACT in April
                         End of First Marking Period (23 Days)
10           Saturday    College Board SAT Day (Need ID & Arrive ½ hr. before test start time)
                         Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
12           Monday      Grades Due by 9:00 am
                         Departmental Meetings
13           Tuesday     School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
15           Thursday    PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
16           Friday      Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
17           Saturday    Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
22           Thursday    PREFERENCE SHEETS DISTRIBUTED
23           Friday      Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
24           Saturday    Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
29           Thursday    Early Dismissal for students at 11:23 am
                         Parent Teacher Conference (Afternoon 12:15 - 2:50 pm & Evening 5 - 7 pm)
                         Report Card Distribution
30           Friday      Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                         Women’s History Celebration (3 pm in School’s Auditorium)
31           Saturday    Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                         Chess Tournament CIS (8 - 4pm); (Teachers must move personal items)

    TBA –
            Let’s Get Ready
            Riverbank College Fair
            Pfizer Oncology Colon Cancer Challenge (See below for details)

    Community Service Opportunities for March:

    Pfizer Oncology Colon Cancer Challenge (4-mile run, 1.7-mile walk or half-marathon)
            www.coloncancerchallenge.org
    Take your pick at this event: you can do a 4-mile run, 1.7-mile walk or (for men only) half-marathon through
    Central Park. There is a mandatory registration fee; however, no fund raising minimums apply. About 85% of
    funds raised are contributed to research and community outreach. Unlike other Manhattan athletic fund raisers
    that support New York beneficiaries, the challenge’s proceeds are donated to nationally, and even internation-
    ally focused research. For more information, call 718-430-2600.
    APRIL 2012
2            Monday           HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm, Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                              Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
4            Wednesday        School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
5            Thursday         PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
6            Friday           MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                              Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
6 - 13       Fri – Fri        SPRING RECESS (Schools Closed)
9            Monday           Last day to register online for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in May
                              Departmental Meetings
11           Wednesday        Completed Preference Sheets due to Ms. Washington (Room 136)
12           Thursday         Deadline to Notify Guidance and Resolve Fall’s Academic Transcript Issues
13-15        Friday-Sunday    Chess National High School Championship (Minneapolis, MN)
14           Saturday         Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                              ACT Test Day (Need photo ID and must arrive ½ hour before test start time)
16           Monday           STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL
16 – 20      Mon - Fri        Mid-Term Exams (in class)
17 – 18      Tue – Wed        NYS ELA Test (grades 6 – 8)
18           Wednesday        NYSESLAT – Speaking portion (until May 18)
19           Thursday         PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
20           Friday           Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
21           Saturday         Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
23 – 24      Mon – Tue        NYS Math Test (grades 6 – 8)
27           Friday           Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                              End of Second Marking Period (28 Days)
28           Saturday         Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
29           Sunday           New York City Multiple Sclerosis Walk (See below for details)
30           Monday           Grades Due by 9:00 am


    TBA -
            Parkinson’s Unity Walk (See below for details)

    Community Service Opportunities for April:

    New York City Multiple Sclerosis Walk (2.5, 7.5 or 12.5 miles)                www.msnyc.org
    Check out Manhattan’s South Street Seaport by joining the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Walk.
    Up to $2.5 million has been raised by the walk in previous years. About 60% of proceeds to go programs and
    services in New York’s five boroughs, 40% to national research. Walkers can choose a 2.5, 7.5 or 12.5 route,
    and are asked to raise a minimum of about $50. For up-to-date details, visit the Web site or call 212-463-9791.
    The NYC Multiple Sclerosis Walk is scheduled to be held on April 29th.

    Parkinson’s Unity Walk (2 miles)                                       www.unitywalk.org
    Since 1994, families, friends, caregivers and major Parkinson’s foundations have gathered each year in Cen-
    tral Park to support of one goal: find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Unlike many other New York-based ben-
    efits, this event is focused largely on national programs: every donation goes directly to major U.S. Parkin-
    son’s foundations. Those planning to make a donation or raise money must register. Registration is not re-
    quired otherwise. For more information, see the Web site or call 1-866-789-9255.
  MAY 2012
   ~ ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH ~
   .
1          Tuesday   Preference Sheet Due
3          Thursday  PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                     Report Card Distribution - 2nd Marking Period of 2nd Semester (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
4          Friday    Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                     Last day to register online for ACT in June
5          Saturday  College Board SAT/Subject Tests Day (Students must have photo ID & Arrive ½ hr.
                     before test start time)
                     Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
7          Monday    Revlon Run/Walk New York (See below for details)
                     HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                     Faculty Conference (Period 9 in Auditorium)
7 - 14     Mon - Mon AP Exams begin (continue through May 14)
8          Tuesday   NYSESLAT – Reading, Writing, Listening portions (until May 18)
                     School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
11         Friday    Last day to register online for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in June
                     Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
12         Saturday  MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                     Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
14         Monday    Departmental Meetings
17         Thursday  PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
18         Friday    Last day for NYSESLAT – Speaking portion
                     Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
19         Saturday  Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
20         Sunday    AIDS Walk (See below for details)
21         Monday    DEADLINE FOR AP TEACHERS TO ASSIGN SUPERVISED AP PROJECTS
23         Wednesday NYS Science Performance Test ( grade 8 – until June 1)
25         Friday    Open House (5:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
26         Saturday  Open House (12:45 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                     Chess Tournament CIS (8 – 4 pm); (Teachers must move personal items)
28         Monday    MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED (Schools closed)
29 – Jun 4 Tue - Mon Final Exams – in class (Middle School)
                     Mock Regents Week (In Class)

  TBA -
           American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Heart Walk (See below for details)

  Community Service Opportunities for May:
  American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Heart Walk (5K)                        www.americanheart.org
  This Lower Manhattan-based fund raiser has allowed the AHA to invest more than $364.3 million in research, professional and pub-
  lic education and advocacy. The benefit includes a 3.1-mile competitive run and a non-competitive walk in New York's Financial
  District. The aim is to promote the cardiovascular benefits of regular exercise. Walkers must raise a certain minimum to receive a t-
  shirt. For more information, visit the Web site or call 212-878-5900.

  AIDS Walk (10K)                                                                    www.aidswalk.net
  This is a highly successful 10K (6.2-mile) walk that begins and ends in Central Park. Funds raised go to Gay Men's Health Crisis
  and other AIDS organizations in order to provide services for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. There are no fees or
  mandatory fund raising commitments. The AIDS Walk is scheduled to be held on May 20th in Central Park. Register online or call
  212-807-9255 with questions.

  Revlon Run/Walk New York (5K)                                                    www.revlonrunwalk.com/ny
  Established in 1993, this is a huge event that has gathered up to 40,000 people in Times Square for a benefit that ends in Central
  Park's East Meadow. There is a mandatory registration fee ($25-$30 in the past). There are no fund raising minimums. See Web
  Site or call 212-379-3199 for details. The Revlon Run/Walk New York Marathon is scheduled to be held on May 5th.
    JUNE 2012
1         Friday             All Seniors’ Book Accounts Must Be Cleared
2         Saturday           Col. Board SAT/Subject Tests Day (Need photo ID & Arrive ½ hr. before start time)
                             Chess Tournament CIS (8 – 4 pm); (Teachers must move personal items)
4         Monday             NYS Science - Writing section (grade 8)
                             HS (9–12) Grade Parent Committee Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
5         Tuesday            Clerical Half Day (Early dismissal for MS at 11:23 am)
                             Grades Due (Middle School)
6 - 12 Wed – Tues            Final Exams – in class (High School)
7      Thursday              Chancellor’s Conference Day (Students not in attendance)
8      Friday                MS (6–8) Grade Parent Committee Meeting 6 – 8 pm
                             Book Collection (Non-Regents & All Textbooks)
9         Saturday           ACT Test Day (Students must have photo ID and Arrive ½ hour before test start time)
11        Monday             Clerical Half Day (Early dismissal for MS at 11:23 am)
                             SUPERVISED AP PROJECTS DUE
12        Tuesday            End of the Third Marking Period of 2nd Semester (30 Days)
                             Book Collection (Regents Review Books)
13        Wednesday          School Leadership Team Meeting (5:45 – 7 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
                             Return All Remaining Book Receipts to Mr. Alonso in Room 155
13-22     Wed – Fri          Regents Testing Week
14        Thursday           PTA Executive Board Meeting (6 – 7:30 pm in Teachers’ Cafeteria)
15        Friday             Middle School Graduation Rehearsal (9-11 am @ Hostos Community College)
18        Monday             Grades Due (High School Non-Regents courses)
21        Thursday           PTA Meeting (6 – 8 pm in Students’ Cafeteria)
22        Friday             HS Graduation Rehearsal (9:00 am @ United Palace Aud., 175th St. & Brdway)
25        Monday             Middle School Graduation (2:30 – 4:30 pm @ Hostos Community College)
                             Grades Due (All Regents grades not yet submitted)
26        Tuesday            HS Graduation (10 – 12 pm @ United Palace Aud., 175th Street & Broadway)
27        Wednesday          Last Day for Students (All students report)
                             Report Card Distribution - (HS: 8:00 – 10:00 am; MS in 2nd Official Class)
                             Early Dismissal for Middle School Students @ 11:23 am
                             Last Day for teachers, paras and school aides
29        Friday             Last Day for other staffs


    TBA –
            High School Awards Assembly
            Middle School Awards Assembly
            American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure NYC to Suburb (See below for details)
            Easter Seals’ Walk With Me (See below for details)
            Hope & Possibility Race (See below for details)

    Community Service Opportunities for June:

    American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure NYC to Suburb (15, 32 or 62 miles) www.diabetes.org
    This bike ride brings together a community of diabetes sufferers, their friends and family and corporate teams.
    Cyclists must pay a registration fee and obtain at least $100 in pledges. For every dollar raised, 80 cents goes
    toward diabetes research, education and advocacy. For complete details, visit the Web site or phone 212-878-
    5900.

    Easter Seals' Walk With Me (5K)                                                      www.walkwithme.org
    This walk raises money to further the Easter Seals mission: to provide programs and services to children and
    adults with disabilities and other special needs, and their families. The event takes place in Riverside Park,
    along the Hudson River. There are no fund raising minimums or registration fees.
Hope & Possibility Race (5 miles)                                              www.achillestrackclub.org
The Achilles Track Club race attracts many New Yorkers trying to qualify for the New York Marathon, as
well as club members, wounded war veterans and disabled New York City school kids. About 85% of the
adult runners are not disabled, which fits into the club's goal to integrate disabled and able-bodied athletes.
There is a registration fee for adults (typically around $20-30). Children participate for free. The event is not
a huge fundraiser; however, Archilles does use proceeds to bring disabled athletes to the New York marathon
and to support club programs and events. Visit the Web site or call 212-354-0300 for more information.

								
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