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Build it Back in Brooklyn

Build it Back will be at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club on Sunday, March 22nd.

Build it Back staff will be on hand to look up your case status, answer questions, and resolve issues related to your individual application. For questions or concerns, please contact Borough Director Andrew Olsen at aolsen@recovery.nyc.gov.

We hope to see you there!

What: Build it Back in Brooklyn
When: Sunday, March 22nd, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, 3076 Emmons Avenue

Little Blurb

At the MBCG meeting on March 18, 2015, a presentation was made regarding Pre-K.  The following is sent as a Public Service at the request of our members:

Apply for Free Pre-K!

The Pre-K for All system of free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K for All programs includes both New York City Early Education Centers and district schools. At all pre-K programs, children will learn to problem solve, ask questions, work together, and will have an early start to a high-quality education.

Applying to pre-K has never been easier. This year, applications for both types of programs across the city will be combined in a single easy to use application at nyc.gov/prek from March 16th through April 24th. Our mission is to reach every family that is eligible for this important opportunity. If you or anyone you know has a child born in 2011, please call 718-935-2067 or visit nyc.gov/prek.

The Pre-K for All Outreach Team will have staff across the city – in parks, museums, libraries, and community events – ready to assist parents in finding the school that’s right for them. If you or your organization would like to participate in this historic effort, please contact Rebecca Bruckenstein at rbruckenstein@schools.nyc.gov or by calling 347-449-4352 or 212-637-8021. We would be happy to provide more information, training, and direct outreach to eligible families.

 

UPDATE – Bridge Between Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay will be Closed for Repairs

Update on March 10, 2015

The MBCG has been informed that work has begun on the footbridge; however, it is our understanding that the bridge will remain open until Wednesday, March 18th.
If there are any changes, we will send another alert.  This will be an inconvenience for everyone until the promised completion date of Memorial Day.

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Due to prevailing weather and icing conditions, the contractor may not be able to close the bridge as scheduled.  He will do so on the first available date next week!!
Completion of the job continues to be set for Memorial Day.

New Middle Schools Application Available Next Week

Message from NYC Department of Education

Beginning next week, you may apply to new schools or programs opening in your community for the 2015-2016 school year! These schools will be pre-populated on the New Middle Schools Application, which will be distributed by your child’s elementary school next week. You will also receive directory pages providing information about each new or expanding school at that time.

District Borough School DBN School Name Update Program Code Program Name
02 Manhattan 02M131     Sun Yat Sen Middle School (M.S. 131) New dual language program M131P M.S. 131 Mandarin Dual Language Program
04 Manhattan 04M964 Central Park East II Expanding School M964U Central Park East II
06 Manhattan 06M326 The Literary Arts Academy New dual language program M326M M.S. 326 Spanish Dual Language Program
10 Bronx 10X390 M.S. 390 New dual language program X390M M.S. 390 Spanish Dual Language Program
13 Brooklyn 13K266 Park Place Community (M.S. 266) Location changed K266R Park Place Community (M.S. 266)
15 Brooklyn 15K497 School for International Studies New dual language program K497M School for International Studies French Dual Language Program
15 Brooklyn 15K839 M.S. 839 New School K839U M.S. 839
18 Brooklyn 18K068 Isaac Bildersee (I.S. 68) New dual language program K068M I.S. 68 Haitian Creole Dual Language Program
21 Brooklyn 21K228 David A. Boody (I.S. 228) New dual language program K228Q David A. Boody (I.S. 228) Hebrew Dual Language Program
21 Brooklyn 21K281 Joseph B. Cavallaro (I.S. 281) New dual language program K281M Joseph B. Cavallaro (I.S. 281) Mandarin Dual Language Program
24 Queens 24Q560 Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology Expanding School Q560S Robert F. Wagner Jr. Arts and Technology Program
27 Queens 27Q318 Waterside School for Leadership New dual language program Q318M Waterside School for Leadership Spanish Dual Program
28 Queens 28Q072 Catherine & Count Basie Middle School (M.S. 72) New dual language program Q072M Catherine and Count Basie (M.S. 72) Haitian Creole Dual Language Program
28 Queens 28Q358 M.S. 358 New School Q358U M.S. 358
30 Queens 30Q127 Aer ospace and Science Academy (P.S. / I.S. 127) New dual language program Q127M P.S. / I.S. 127 Spanish Dual Language Program
31 Staten Island 31R051 Edwin Markham (I.S. 51) New dual language program R051M Edwin Markham (I.S. 51) Spanish Dual Language Program

How to Apply to New Middle Schools or Schools with New Dual Language Programs

If you are interested in having your child apply to a new middle school or program, you should complete and return the New Middle Schools Application to your child’s elementary school by March 4, 2015

New Schools Application vs. Main Round Application

The New Middle Schools Application is separate from the main round application you completed in November 2014. If your child participates in the new schools application process, he or she will receive any new school offers in May in the same letter with his or her offer from the original application. Applicants will be able to choose between the new schools offer and the main round offer.

Additional Support 

If you have any questions, please email MS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov. Directory information, including translated versions of the new schools directory pages, are available online

We look forward to helping you along the way! 

The Middle School Admissions Team 

Thank You to Councilman Chaim Deutsch

MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP
Serving the Community for 74 years
SPECIAL THANKS ARE IN ORDER TO COUNCILMAN CHAIM DEUTSCH who spent hours yesterday, after being alerted about a water main break in Manhattan Beach.    Our Councilman was there for us—on the telephone–in the community —giving us updates all evening in order for us to alert residents as to what was happening and when the gushing waters would end!  Councilman Deutsch was there for us all night in the frigid temperatures—until the problem was fixed!For those of us on Dover, Exeter, Coleridge, Ocean who had no heat, no hot water, no flushable toilets and no drinking or cooking water on a miserably cold night– we are most grateful.

On behalf the entire community:  a HUGE THANK YOU.

Sincerely,

Judy Baron,
President

MBCG – Meeting Calendar

All meetings are held at PS 195 Manhattan Beach Public School,  131 Irwin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Time:  8:00 P.M.

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

July no meeting

August to be announced

Wednesday, Sept 16, 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

December annual meeting to be announced 75th anniversary of the MBCG