4/21/23 News+Center

Great news, the 2024 Participatory Budgeting votes have been counted, and Center School was one of five projects that will be funded. The upgrade to the electrical wiring will begin in July!

We have a full week next week! See the details below for our community coffee, annual Writers Night and our monthly PTA meeting.

PTA Meeting
Please join us Monday, April 24th at 6:30 pm for our monthly PTA meeting.
Meeting ID: 830 1581 9090
Passcode: 017515
Community Coffee 
We look forward to seeing everyone on April 28th in the courtyard after drop-off. Please join us for coffee and conversation!
Special Events
Writers Night is April 26th, 6PM @ Prohibition (503 Columbus Avenue between 84th
& 85th streets)
 Come support the talented and imaginative members of the Center School
community who will be sharing their original written works. This wonderful and
inspiring event gets more popular each year and is a great chance to socialize
with our community including the teachers. 
 We welcome donations to the Center School PTA to support our community
special events. Any donation amount is truly appreciated. Thank you in advance
for your generous support of these events!
Chamber Music Night is Monday, May 1st
 We have had a fantastic response and so we have closed the RSVP list
 If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email
Singer / Songwriter Night is Wednesday, June 14th @ 6:30 PM at Dublin House 
225 W. 79th Street
 If you would like to perform, please email CenterSchoolSpecialEvents@gmail.com 

The Auction planning meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 8:45am at the Lenwich near school. 

Break Bread & Build Belonging
A Program from the Center School Committee on Racial Justice and Equity
Tuesday, May 9
6:00pm – 7:30pm
At The Center School, large Studio

Please join us for an evening for the adults in the Center School community (families, teachers, staff, etc.) to connect with one another over food and beverages while talking about deepening the community of belonging at The Center School. Community is created through connection.
And nothing helps connect people like sharing a meal together.
Food and beverages catered by Migrant Kitchen.  Please RSVP here by May 2nd.
We look forward to connecting with our community.

PTA and SLT Opportunities
We will be hosting our PTA and SLT elections in May. We currently have several positions that will be vacant next year, so we are looking for members of our community to run for office.
If you have questions about these opportunities or positions, please contact the PTA Presidents at centerschoolpta@gmail.com.

Community Education Council Elections 2023
CEC Elections start today, April 21st and run through May 9th. Center School has multiple community members running. We have included all the candidate profiles here: https://apps.schools.nyc/CECProfiles/CandidateListByDistrict/03
From April 21 through May 9, log in to your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) and click on the “Vote” tile to proceed to the voting site. Once there, you will automatically be presented with ballots for all the councils you are eligible to vote for—it’s that easy!         
CCECs work directly with schools and the NYC Department of Education to advocate for all NYC students across 32 Districts and 4 Special Councils in New York City. They are an important part of affecting policy change and outreach to help make our schools work for everyone. Your vote ensures the right people get this authority.
You vote through your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA or My Student Account) Link to NYCSA: https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc
District 3 Update                                                                       
Inviting the whole community to the Open Hearts UWS FREE STORE this Saturday 4/22 from 10am-12pm at the church at 86th & West End (Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew). Flyers are attached.                                                                                      
Questions? Email: donations@openheartsinitiative.org  OR kerrikeiger@gmail.com

TOWN HALL: A Courageous Conversation about Equity, APRIL 25                                  
You are invited to our next D3 Town Hall which will be on Tuesday, April 25 th at 6pm and will feature NY State Senator Cordell Cleare as guest speaker. REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE.

D3 Science Expo: Postponed
The D3 Science Expo scheduled for April 29th has been postponed – this is due to
feedback from D3 school communities and based on many factors. In its place, please stay tuned for a Spring D3 STEAM Fair later in the school year! We will share details with you as soon as we have them.

Mark Your Calendar – Important Dates
 April 24: PTA Meeting
 April 26: Writers Night
 April 27: SLT Meeting
 April 28: Community Coffee 
 May 1: Chamber Music Event
 May 3: Auction Planning Meeting
 May 9: CRJE Event
 May 22: PTA Meeting & ELECTIONS
 May 25: SLT Meeting
 June 1: 8th Grade Show
 June 12: PTA Meeting
 June 15: SLT Meeting

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