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Officers                   2013-2015              Members
Laurie Windsor, President                          
Robert HuDock     Evie Rabeck
Mark Bramante, First Vice Pres                  Amany Naseif        Christoper Sichler   
Eileen McKenna, Second Vice Pres             Zi Yi Pan               Robert Yee      
Dina Gangemi, Secretary                        
Sheila Higginson, Treasurer                      Joseph Criscola, Student Member     


Borough Appointees: Mark Bramante & Eileen McKenna

Randi Lazarus, Administrative Assistant

Doreen Daly, Presidents Council  
Costantino, Community Superintendent  
Bill Chin,
District Family Advocate
718 759 3944   

Next CEC Meeting
Wed, May 14 at 7 pm April 14-22: No School (Spring Recess)
I.S. 259 (7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway)
Prescription Drug Absue Presentation
by NYC Police Dept School Safety Division

Pre-Kindergarten Update 4/2/14
We are happy to announce that new full-day, public school pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs will be available this September! For a list of these new full-day options, please see our Pre-K Expansion Guide, which is available on the pre-k website or at an Enrollment Office next week.

The deadline to submit your public school pre-k application is Wednesday, April 23. If you already submitted an application and want to apply for one of these new programs, you can update your program choices through your online application account or by submitting a new paper application at an Enrollment Office.

If you have any questions, please contact or visit our pre-k website. You can also find translated versions of Pre-K Admissions resources on the following pages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu.

We look forward to supporting you through this exciting process!

Pre-K Admissions Team


Gifted & Talented Admissions: Score Report Delivery and Open Houses 3/28/14

Students who took the Gifted & Talented (G&T) assessment in the winter will receive score reports and eligibility letters in early April. Students who are eligible to participate in a G&T program will also receive an application form with a list of program options. Families must submit G&T applications by April 21. Many schools hosts open houses or tours for prospective families, this information will be available on the G&T homepage . For questions, email  



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