PS 372 Parent Advocacy Committee (PAC)

NY State Testing – A Parent’s Choice

While there were very small improvements in the test last year, this year there will be no changes in the NY State test this year (same number and types of questions, and same time expectations).  In the fourth year of NY State standardized testing for grades 3-8, there are still good reasons not to take…

Math Field Tests for Fourth Graders

June 8, 2016 Dear 4th grade parents, Your child is slated to be tested again in Math this Friday, June 10th at the Children’s School. This time it is a field test for sites randomly selected, in which Questar Corporation will use our children to try out new questions for future state testing materials. Almost…

NYS Testing – A Parent’s Choice

NY State Testing –­ A Parent’s Choice The PS 372 PAC wants you to know that last year in NY state about 20% of eligible students opted out of state testing. As a result, Cuomo has changed his stance.  He is conducting a review of the Common Core Standards with plans to revise them, and…

Healthy Food Action Alert

Tell Jo Anne Simon + Jesse Hamilton to Support Farm to School!It’s time to urge New York State legislators to support Farm to School in the 2016-2017 Budget Proposals! The New York School Nutrition Association, the association of school food service professionals, is requesting an increase in the New York State reimbursement of school meals tied…

New York State Tests 2016

The New York State tests for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will begin in early April. Here is some information on this year’s tests. The change with the biggest impact to our students is that the tests are no longer timed. Every child can take as long as he or she needs to complete the test. The number…

Take a Look at the State Tests

Brooklyn New School’s Parent Action Coalition (PAC) invites you to come look at the New York State test questions on Sunday 1/24 @ 7pm at BAX, 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn NY.  (Childcare will be provided.)  BNS principal and teachers will be on hand to join the conversation and speak with interested parents.  Bring your wonderings and…

Panel Discussion on Testing: Wednesday, December 9

“TALKING ABOUT TESTING” Hosted by: DISTRICT 15 COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL & P.S. 10 Date: DECEMBER 9th, 2015 Time: 7 – 9 pm Location: K280 Address: 500 19th Street (Entrance at 10th Avenue), Bklyn, NY Please join the District 15 Community Education Council, P.S. 10 and distinguished panelists for a discussion of the evolution of standardized testing in the US. The discussion will address the current…

Parents for Middle School Equity Petition Letter

The following letter is from Parents for Middle School Equity – a group of D15 parents committed to changing the way that children are assigned to middle schools in this district. See the link to the slide show below for an overview. Some members of the committee are parents at PS 372 and would like to invite interested…

Parent Action Conference – Saturday, November 7th

Save the date! There will be a Parent Action Conference on Saturday, November 7th at PS 133 in Brooklyn. This event is sponsored by Class Size Matters, NYC KidsPAC, Education Council Consortium and Community Education Council District 15. There will be workshops on developing action plans to address school overcrowding, rising class sizes, mayoral control, empowering parents and…