On February 25, 2016, we welcome Rachel’s Challenge to our school to promote tolerance and respect for all. The entire day will be dedicated to recognizing and ending bullying, promoting acceptance of others, recognizing the importance of simple acts of kindness, and so much more. This will take place throughout the school day and at 6:00 pm we will be welcoming families and members of the community to watch the presentation.
During their two day tour of Washington DC, they had the opportunity to visit numerous memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s and Korean Memorial along with watching one of United States military’s most sacred rituals, The Changing of the Guard, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
Leave it to Mr. Oppenheim, Mrs. Gorry, Ms. Brainsky and Mr. Agosto for organizing and chaperoning this trip which was both adventurous and academically stimulating.
For a glimpse of this trip, click here to view a video slideshow courtesy of Mr. Oppenheim.
For activities in the city celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday, visit Bryant Park today.
Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony
& other Romantic classics!
QUEENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sunday April 17th, 7pm
The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra returns to Flushing’s exquisite Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday, April 17th at 7pm to perform a stirring concert of legendary music from the Romantic period. Classics will include Brahms’ popular Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and dynamic concertos by Richard Strauss and Ferdinand David.
Admission will be a Free-will offering.
Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, NY 11355
Hello East-West Students and Families,
On Sunday April 17th, the American Museum of Natural History will host its first Game On! MicroRangers Competition.
Participants can play the new mobile game at the museum to learn about the microscopic world and win prizes for completing challenges.
No sign up required! All ages welcome!
Click here for more details: http://www.amnh.org/calendar/game-on!-microrangers-competition
Save the date for our next Teen Sci Café on May 4th!
Dr. Edmund Griffin – Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University
Only a small percentage of people who try an illicit drug will go on to develop addiction. What makes one more vulnerable to addiction than another? Theories abound, from troubled childhoods to work stress to genetics. Psychiatrist Edmund Griffin explains how epidemiology, cocaine-addicted rats, and molecular neuroscience all help to shed light on one society’s most troubling questions: Why is it that some people just can’t get enough?
Free admission and refreshments! Win Prizes!
Doors open 4pm!
Please RSVP here by Sunday, May 1st to ensure a spot:
See attached flier for more details.
Notifications for session 5 will be out by April 16. If you applied and did not get a response, contact Leah Golubchick, After School Program Coordinator at the American Museum of Natural History at 212.496.3529.
Thursday, April 21st 2016
Junior Parent College Night
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join Ms. Park, Ms. Torres and Ms. Washington for an informative session.
Senior Year Expectations
Next steps in your child’s academic career
Transcripts and Class ranking
College requirements and financial aid
Dinner will be provided.
For more information, please contact Ms. Washington at email@example.com or 718.353.0009