Weekly Reminder

Written by Shelley Lander on 02-21-2002

�We have highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall no perish from the earth.� George Washington�s birthday is February 22. His first annual address was given on April 30, 1789: �Republican Model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people�

7th Annual RCCP Citywide Institute � Conflict Resolution: Building Dialogue & Community in Challenging Times � Saturday / Sunday, April 20-21, 2002 � 8:00AM-3:00PM at the school for Physical City, 55 East 25th Street (Manhattan). Open to all members of the NYC School Community, one day or both days. Registration is due April 12, 2002. Call the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program at (212) 260-6290.

American Teacher Awards Presented by the Walt Disney Corporation � Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2002, through the Web site, www.Disneylearning.org or by phoning toll-free 1-877-ATA-TEACH (1-877-282-8322). Administrative permission is required for a teacher to complete and submit the application. Feel free to contact Terry Wick at [email protected] or (818) 955-6700.

Jewish Heritage Week Essay and Poetry Contest � �Chessed: The Jewish Tradition of Compassion and Kindness.� The contest deadline is March 26, 2002. Contact Marcy Fishman, Jewish Community Relations Council, 70 West 36th Street - Suite 700 � New York, NY 10018, phone (212) 983-4800 ext 142.

Amnesty International Summer Institute and Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship � Please contact AU�s Field Program at (202) 544-0200 � re: Patrick Stewart Scholarship or AU�s International Politics and Foreign Policy Division at (202) 885-1843 re: Summer Institute.

Survey, Week of March 4, 2002, by the NYC Developmental Assets Task Force for grades 9-12 entitled �Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behavior � Schools chosen: � Concord, Hostos-Lincoln Academy, New School for Arts and Sciences, EBC Bushwick for Public Service, and East New York Family Academy.

Science Teachers �Conference for K-12 Educators � From Don Pollock
Shipboard Marine Science, March 6, 2002-May 22, 2002, Wednesday evenings 3:30PM-6:00PM at Oceanside High School -call (516) 594-2359.

BESIS Principal�s Certification will be released by ATS at the beginning of March BESAR�s application can faxed by February 8, 2002, to Marion Gross or Gary Keblish at (718) 752-7491.

ESR Cultural Sensitivity Training - Monday, February 25, 2002 (Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island schools) 12:00-3:30, located at 45-18 Court Square, Long Island City, New York 11101, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

ESR Cultural Sensitivity Training � Wednesday, February 27, 2002 (Manhattan and Queens schools) 12:00-3:30, located at 45-18 Court Square, Long Island City, New York 11101 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Grace Institute Announces Unique Scholarship Program for High School Graduates Executive Assistant Program: contact Ms. Whitney at (212) 832-7605 or 7606,

Richard Ashworth / Robert Benor Memorial Scholarship, for the school year beginning in the Fall of 2002, will be awarded to support the educational goals of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Matriculated Freshman. Deadline is March 15, 2002 � Contact PFLAG NYC � Miriam at (212) 620-7310.

Robert C. Bryd Honors Scholarships � for the academic year 2001-2002; deadline March 1, 2002. Eligibility is based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores. UAPC has agreed to calculate grade point averages for students in the graduating class of 2002, based on the highest 12 un-weighted grades from the following 15 units: English (3 units), Social Studies (3 units), Mathematics (3 units), Science (3 units), and foreign languages (3 units). Questions may be addressed to State Ed Dept (518) 486-1319, or Rachel Mecane, (917) 256-6489.

Rewarding Young Leaders in Our Community Scholarships � from the Check Cashers Association and Travelers Express/Money Gram. One winner and two runners up will be selected from each borough ($3,000-$1,000 awards); deadline: March 15, 2002. Contact Ms. Ronnie Solow, Director of Special Projects, NYC Board of Education at (718) 935-3475.

Municipal Credit Union Scholarship Program 2002 � The Municipal Credit Union is a nonrecurring award of 33 grants for $1,000 each and two grants for $5,000 each. If the student applying is also a member of MCU on their own, they are automatically entered into the statewide Public Relations & Marketing Council scholarship competition. The scholarship awards will be paid to the student and the chosen educational institution. You only need one application for all scholarships. The application has been placed into your mailboxes at the Superintendent�s Office.

Scholarships for Academic Excellence � The New York State Education Department has issued a memorandum indicating that, pending the appropriation of State funds during 2002 session of the New York State Legislation, 8,000 Scholarships for Academic Excellence will be awarded. There will be 2,000 scholarships with a value of $1,500 each and 6,000 scholarships valued at $500 each. If you have any questions about the information provided in this weekly reminder contact the Scholarship Processing Unit,
Room 1078 EBA, Albany, NY 12234 or phone (518) 486-1319.

National Guidance Counselor is the Week (February 4-8). It isn�t impossible to simply set aside a week to accommodate the invaluable contributions our counselors made to the well being of our students and our school system. You are the shoulder-to-cry-on the fount-of-knowledge, the calm-port-in-an-angry-sea, the smile-in-a-tearful-face, the fair-arbitrator-in-a-world-of-injustice-and a reasonable-mind-in-an-unreasonable-world. Teenagers, especially need you in so many ways and you are always there for them all of the time. We recognize and appreciate the valuable roles you play.

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