2017-2018 Parent Association – General PA Meeting Minutes

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September 20, 2017 – PA Meeting Minutes

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PA Re-Election November 15th, 2017

Dear Families of PS/IS 102Q,

Due to technical errors during the election of officers for the Parent Association of our school a new election will be held on Wednesday November 15,  2017 at 8:30 AM.   Parents will be electing a President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer.  Nominations will be taken from the floor and are open to any parent interested in running.  The election will be facilitated by Eleanor McNamee, the District 24 Family Leadership Coordinator.

On Wednesday,  November 29, 2017 at 8:30 AM we will be having an additional Parents Association meeting to ratify the proposed bylaws as well as voting on this year’s  Parent Association Proposed Budget.

These are very important meetings and I look forward to seeing you.

Best

William Ko, Principal

This Halloween, 102 Chooses Treats (and Love)

Dear Families of PS/IS 102Q,

Sometimes the world can seem incredibly scary, especially when we come across news–as we did this Halloween–that someone had caused harm to others solely for this purpose.

People often hurt one another because they are hurt themselves, and they don’t know how to stop the pain. It’s never an excuse, but I can’t help but think that people cause harm only because they never had the chance to learn how to live any other way.

Hate and fear spreads quickly because they need little effort: a quick Facebook post, a hurtful message on Twitter, a rude insult; it takes nothing to cause a great deal of hurt.

Love and kindness, however, spread only through shared experiences and individual sacrifice. You can’t tell someone you care about them by commenting on their Instagram; you make clear to the people you love by showing up everyday, and never choosing to do anything but support them. The target of hate can change at a whim, but what you love today you will most likely always care about.

For NYC, many will remember Halloween 2017 as a day of fear and uncertainty. Our students, however, will remember Mario Karts racing down the hallway, Candy Wrappers doing ridiculous photo poses, Jellyfishes bouncing all over the first floor, life-size Dunkin Donuts cups and so much more. 

They will remember a day of joy, love, and community. This is who we are and what we do, and this is why I couldn’t be more proud to be a member of the 102 family.

Students: the world is like a long, dark tunnel where we all carry our own tiny flashlight with no extra batteries. If we lived fearfully, we wait for others to expend their batteries, aimlessly pointing tiny lights that disappear into the vast darkness.

But when everyone choose to light up at the same time, the dark tunnel will suddenly not seem so dark after all. It will be obvious which direction to go next, and the group of lights will simply move forward, together.

I promise you that 102 will be lit, always. And soon we’ll count on you to help us light up the rest of the world.

With Love,

William Ko, Principal


A veces, el mundo puede parecer terriblemente aterrador, especialmente cuando encontramos noticias como las de ayer, que durante el Halloween, una persona perjudicó a otras con el único propósito de hacer daño.

Con frecuencia, las personas se lastiman unas a otras porque ellas mismas están heridas y no saben cómo aliviar su dolor. Esto jamás será una excusa, pero no puedo dejar de pensar que dichas personas causan daño simplemente porque nunca tuvieron la oportunidad de aprender a vivir de otra forma.

El odio y el miedo se extienden rápidamente porque necesitan poco esfuerzo: una breve publicación en Facebook, un mensaje hiriente en Twitter o un insulto no requieren mucho, pero pueden causar un gran daño y lastimar profundamente.

Por otro lado, el amor y la bondad se transmiten sólo mediante el contacto personal, la proximidad y diferentes experiencias compartidas. No podemos decirle a los demás que nos preocupamos por ellos con solo comentar en su Instagram. Demostramos nuestro amor a las personas estando presentes todos los días para apoyarlos . Lo que se odia ahora puede cambiar en cualquier momento, pero lo que hoy amas seguramente siempre te importará.

Para algunos, quizás el Halloween del 2017 será recordado como un momento de miedo e inseguridad, pero para nuestros estudiantes sus recuerdos serán Mario Karts corriendo por el pasillo, envolturas de dulce haciendo poses graciosas para las fotos , gomitas de dulce rebotando en el primer piso, tazas de Dunkin Donuts de tamaño natural y mucho más .

Recordarán un día de alegría, amor y comunidad. Es por este motivo que no podría estar más orgulloso de ser un miembro de la familia 102.

Estudiantes: el mundo es como un túnel largo y oscuro donde cada uno lleva una pequeña lámpara y apenas un par de baterías. Si vivimos atemorizados, y sólo esperamos a que alguien gaste sus baterías, nuestras diminutas luces desaparecerán en la oscuridad, y hasta habrá quienes se molesten con otros cuando estos traten de mirar hacia donde ellos alumbren.

Pero si todos elegimos iluminar al mismo tiempo, de inmediato, ese túnel dejará de ser tan oscuro. El camino a seguir se verá completamente claro, sabremos cual es el próximo paso a seguir y todo el grupo de luces avanzará al tiempo.

Les prometo que 102 estará encendida siempre. Y pronto contaremos con ustedes para que nos ayuden a iluminar el resto del mundo.

Con amor,

 William Ko, Principal

Meeting with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, October 12th

Dear Parent Advisory Board members, Parents, PTA & PA members, Principals, Teachers, Parent Coordinators, Counselors and Community Education Councils:
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz would like to invite you to her next Parent Advisory Board meeting to be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm in Room 213 at Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, NY. We will be hosting a workshop on the high school admissions process and the different admissions criteria for specialized high schools, performing arts schools, special program schools, zoned schools, special testing schools, schools that provide college credit, career and technical schools, and special needs schools. The workshop will also include a High School Fair from 5pm to 8pm where parents will have a n opportunity to learn more about the different high schools, their programs and criteria to enter. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions. All parents and educators are invited to attend this informative meeting.
Queens Borough President’s Parent Advisory Board Meeting Schedule for October 12, 2017:
5pm-8pm High School Fair
6pm –7pm Workshop by Margaret Rogers, Queens Director of the Office of Enrollment at the Department of Education who will give an overview of the high school admissions application process and different criteria for specialized high schools, performing arts schools, special program schools, zoned schools, special testing schools, schools that provide college credit, career and technical schools, and special needs schools.
7pm-8pm High Schools will speak on the different programs they have and admissions criteria:
– Queens High School for the Sciences at York College – Specialized High School in Queens
– Bard High School Early College Queens – High School students graduate with an Associate’s College Degree tuition-free
– Townsend Harris High School – An academically selective high school that is highly competitive
– Baccalaureate School for Global Education – Admissions criteria screened
– Frank Sinatra School of the Arts – Performing Arts High School audition process
– Bayside High School – Program specific admissions criteria
– Thomas A Edison High School – Career and Technical Certifications upon graduation and college credit
– Maspeth High School – Admissions criteria depends on the program
– Academy of American Studies – Admissions criteria screened
– York Early College Academy – Admissions criteria screened
– The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria – Admissions criteria screened
– East West School of International Studies –Admissions Criteria Educational Option
– Forest Hills High School – Program specific admissions criteria
– Robert F. Kennedy Community High School – Admissions Criteria Educational Option
– Benjamin Cardozo High School – Program specific admissions criteria (students in sports have the opportunity to try out for the Olympics)
– Academy of Finance and Enterprise – Admissions criteria limited unscreened
– World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School – Admissions criteria limited unscreened
– Aviation Career & Technical High School – Admissions criteria screened
– Energy Tech High School – Admissions criteria limited unscreened
– Robert F. Kennedy Community High School – Admissions Criteria Educational Option
– Information Technology High School – Admissions criteria limited unscreened
– And more
The New York City high school admissions process can be intimidating and confusing for many parents and students especially if they are navigating it for the first time. The Parent Advisory Board meeting will provide guidance and clarification in order to help parents and students through the selection process. Packets with information will be given out to all attendees. Schools may backpack the invite attached above (with the agenda) home with all students. Please share this invitation with other parents from your school. Please RSVP via email at education@queensbp.org < mailto:education@queensbp.org> or via phone at 718-286-2850.
We look forward to seeing you at this very important meeting on October 12th .