415-89 Street, Room 511, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Tel 718-759-3921
Fax 718-759-3920
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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                      Andrew Windsor, 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

Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm
At PS/IS229 (1400 Benson Avenue)
Honoring our PTAs
Farewell to CEC Members
Farewell to CEC Student Member
Honoring our District 20 High School Student Council


 G&T for 4th & 5th Grades:
If your child is entering fourth or fifth grade in the 2015-2016 school year, you can start the admissions process for placement in citywide and district Gifted & Talented programs on Monday, May 11.

Parents of eligible children may submit a Request for Placement (RFP) in person at a Family Welcome Center. The deadline for submitting a RFP is Friday, May 22, 2015. For more information, please review the FAQs.

Decision letters for Kindergarten through grade 3 placement will be sent to families the week of May 25.

Eligibility will be determined by multiple measures:

  • 2015 New York State English Language Arts (ELA) and Math scores
  • 2015 Report Card Grades
  • Descriptors of Exceptional Characteristics provided by the student’s teacher

All measures are weighted equally. After submitting a RFP, your child’s school will be prompted to submit the Descriptors of Exceptional Characteristics form. Eligible students will be provided with a list of programs over the summer and may submit an application at that time. You’ll receive a decision letter in the late summer or early fall.

Eligibility for students not currently enrolled in public school (e.g., private, parochial, home school, etc.) is established through a review of the three measures stated above. In the absence of state tests, parents will be contacted to submit objective assessment data that demonstrates advanced performance in ELA and Math.

Science State Exams Grades 4&8
Performance Tests Wed May 20 to Fri May 29
Written Test Mon June 1

District 20's New Grading Guidelines & Weighted Values

Grading Guidelines Weighted Value
Level 4 92-100% Component      Weight
Level 3 80-91% Exams      45%
Level 2 65-79%  Classwork           30%
Level 1 Below 65%                    Homework           25%



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