Message from the DOE: November is Family Empowerment Month. EVENTS FOR STAFF AND PARENTS.
Mon, Nov 9 4:36pm



November is Family Empowerment Month

Family Empowerment Month is an opportunity to recognize the importance of school, home, and community partnerships, now even more crucial in these times. Family Empowerment Month is a collection of activities and events celebrating and supporting families.  


Save the Date


ÿ       Chancellor Town Hall with CEC 8 (11/9)

ÿ       Chancellor Town Hall with CEC 32 (11/19)

ÿ       Horario de Oficina con el Canciller y El Doctor (11/10), llamen al 1-800-280-9461

ÿ       Forum for Foster Families (11/10) (11/18)

ÿ       Family and Student Information Sessions (11/12) (11/19) 

ÿ       Multi-Lingual Mondays:  CTE Pathways for Middle School Students (11/16)


Family Fun (Parent Workshops and Virtual Family Field Trips)


ÿ       Parents as Learning Heroes: Tips and Resources for a Different Kind of School Year  (11/10) (11/16)

ÿ       Workshop Post Secondary Pathway Fair with Children's Aid (11/11) All Grades


ÿ       New York Transit Museum Virtual Field Trip (11/11) Ages 5-11


ÿ       Workshop Common Sense Education, Digital Learning and Well-being 

All Ages (11/16 7:00pm)


NYC Horario de Oficina con el Canciller y El Doctor

Spanish-speaking families across the DOE are invited to attend #NYCOfficeHours en Español, the Chancellor’s Spanish-language virtual town hall on health and safety in school buildings, which will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on November 10. 

The town hall meeting, hosted by Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, will feature Dr. Aaron Miller, executive director of the Family Health Program for New York City Health and Hospitals. They will be providing information and responding to questions from families about COVID-19 testing in schools, ventilation, PPE and cleaning protocols, among other topics. To access #NYCOfficeHours en Español, families should dial 1-800-280-9461.


Family and Student Information Session

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us this Thursday, November 12th from 6:30pm-8pm at our next Family and Student Information Session.  We want to hear from you! We know that many families are considering whether to “opt-in” to blended learning, and want to provide an opportunity for families to ask question and learn the most up-to-date information about blended learning.  This event is also an opportunity for you to share your experiences of back to school for you and your family.

Registration is open for both events and families can submit questions by completing the online registration form by accessing this link:  http s://  SpanishMandarinCantonese and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Anyone can access the livestream at the time of the event by accessing this link:  


NYC Testing & Tracing Town Hall

Join Pixie Aventura to learn about the NYC Test & Trace Corps and why it's important for New Yorkers to get tested often for COVID-19. They will also be sharing resources available to you and your loved ones if you test positive. 

MONDAY, November 9th AT 7 PM EST – 7:45 PM EST. 

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 City Harvest Food Drive

For 38 years, City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered to host the city’s largest food drive, taking place this year from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through Friday, January 22, 2021. Our goal is to collect one million pounds of nutritious food, which we will deliver, free of charge, to hundreds of soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across the five boroughs.

Find out how you can get involved this year by visiting City Harvest’s website