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Important Weekly Announcements

AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 5/22 - 5/26
Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 

Priority Action Steps for the Week: 

Action Item # 1 (Juniors & Freshmen): Remind your freshman (9th) or junior (11th) to attend this week's iMentor event on Tuesday, May 23, at 5:30 PM. (9th & 11th Grades Only) (Deadline: Tuesday, May 23)

Action Item #2 (All Students): All students will receive his/her June Regents schedule for Regents Week (6/13 - 6/22). Please review the Regents schedule and, if you have any questions or concerns, contact your child's Advisor. If you would like to request that an exam be added from your child's schedule, ask your child's advisor to complete the June Regents Request Form. (All Grades) (Deadline: Friday, May 26)

Action Item #3 (Seniors ONLY): The Class of 2017 will have an overnight trip to Pinegrove Ranch in Kerhonkson, NY from June 1 - 2. Seniors have received an email with their current eligibility status and a copy of the permission slip. If your Senior is currently ineligible, it is important that he or she address the academic, attendance and/or behavioral concerns that have impacted his or her eligibility status. The total cost of the trip per student is $100. The signed permission slip packet and payment for the trip are due Tuesday, May 23. Final student eligibility will be determined by Administration on Friday, May 26. (12th Grade) (Deadline: Tuesday, May 23)

Action Item #4 (Seniors ONLY): The Class of 2017 will be graduating at NYU's Skirball Auditorium on June 27, 2017 (See the Save the Date below). Each graduating student is eligible for 4 tickets to graduation based on the auditorium's capacity. Seniors will receive an email from Ms. Prior-Grosch this week with the Graduation Ticket Request Form. The deadline to complete the form is May 31. The form is to be completed by the Senior, so please speak with your child about the number of tickets you would like to request. If you would like to request additional guest tickets, please make sure your child includes the total number of tickets requested in the form. (12th Grade) (Deadline: Wednesday, May 31)
 
Graduation
 
Key Events/Activities for the Week - Click here 
(NOTE: Click "List" to view the calendar with details of events)
  • AFSE Talent Show - Wednesday, May 24 - 2:30 - 3:20 PM
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29 - School Closed
  • Saturday School - Saturday, June 3 - 9:00 - 12:00 PM
  • PTA Genius Speaker Series - Saturday, June 10 @ 11:30 AM - RSVP HERE.

 


 
AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 5/15 - 5/19
Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements
 
Priority Action Steps for the Week: 
Action Item # 1: Seniors can place portrait package orders. Please click here to see UPDATED packages and products that are available. Please note, due to printing demands, prices will increase on May 15. (12th Grade Only) (Deadline: May 15)

Action Item # 2Remind your sophomore (10th) or senior (12th) to attend this week's iMentor event on Tuesday, May 16, at 5:30 PM. (10 & 12th Grades Only) (Deadline: May 16)

Action Item #3:
 Parents/guardians - please join us for the PTA Parent Staff Mixer at Cleary Gottlieb (1 Liberty Plaza) on Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. The mixer is an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet and continue building positive relationships. Click here to RSVP.
 
Action Item #4: Saturday School for students who need additional academic support and/or who need to complete assignments should attend. The Saturdaysession will be from 9:00 - 12:00 PM. Students should check with their teachers to see if they will be available. 
 
 
Key Events/Activities for the Week - Click here 
(NOTE: Click "List" to view the calendar with details of events)
  • Wednesday, May 17 @ 4:30 PM - SLT Meeting at AFSE
  • Wednesday, May 17 @ 5:30 PM - PTA Parent Mixer at Cleary Gottlieb - see above. 
  • Friday, May 19 @ 5:30 PM - AFSE/Gramercy Spring Dance - Student should sign up here. Tickets are $5 per person. Pizza and beverage included with ticket. 
  • Saturday, May 20 @ 9:00 AM - Saturday School at AFSE.

 
Important Message from the Principal 

Every day students are bombarded with and have access to sensitive content that would be better understood when contextualized and accompanied by adult guidance. Our young adults are highly influenced by what they watch, hear, and read particularly through social media outlets; therefore, it is critical to be aware of what your students are consuming. Recently, Netflix released a series, 13 Reasons Why based on a young adult novel that explores a variety of sensitive teen issues. I encourage you to read this Chalkbeat article to learn more about the series and have pointed discussions with your son/daughter about such issues as necessary. If you have any questions or need support/resources, please do not hesitate and contact the school.  
mportant Message from the Principal.  
 

AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 5/8 - 5/12
Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements
 
Priority Action Steps for the Week: 
Action Item # 1This week students will begin taking AP Exams. Please see the May Calendar for all upcoming AP Exam dates. Students who are in AP courses should continue with final preparations - good luck students! (10th, 11th, and 12th Grades) (Deadline: May 10)

Action Item # 2Seniors can place portrait package orders. Please click here to see UPDATED packages and products that are available. Please note, due to printing demands, prices will increase on May 15. (12th Grade Only) (Deadline: May 15)

Action Item #3:
 Parents/guardians - please join us for the PTA Parent Staff Mixer at Cleary Gottlieb (1 Liberty Plaza) on Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. The mixer is an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet and continue building positive relationships. Click here to RSVP.
 
 
 
 

AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 5/1 - 5/5
Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 

Priority Action Steps for the Week: 

Action Item #1Please make every effort to join us for the last Parent Teacher Conference/Celebration on Wednesday, May 3, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. We will have family workshops with free resources to take home and a potluck celebration to recognize and show appreciation to our educators at AFSE! Be sure to sign-up for a potluck dish at tinyurl.com/afsePTApotluck (All Grades) (Deadline: May 3)

A Byte of AFSE

 Action Item # 2This week students will begin taking AP Exams. Please see the May Calendar for all upcoming AP Exam dates. Students who are in AP courses should continue with final preparations - good luck students! (10th, 11th, and 12th Grades) (Deadline: May 10)

Action Item # 3Seniors can place portrait package orders. Please click here to see UPDATED packages and products that are available. Please note, due to printing demands, prices will increase on May 15. (12th Grade Only) (Deadline: May 15)
 
Key Events/Activities for the Week - Click here 
(NOTE: Click "List" to view the calendar with details of events)
  • Tuesday, May 2 - AP Computer Science A Exam
  • Wednesday, May 3 - Parent-Teacher Conference/Workshops & PTA Teacher Appreciation Celebration & Potluck
  • Friday, May 5 - AP Computer Science Principles Exam 
 

 
AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 4/17 - 4/21
 
Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 

Key Activities for the Week:

  • Monday, April 10 - Tuesday, April 18 (School Closed).
     
  • Classes resume on Wednesday, April 19 at 9:00 AM.
     
  • SLT Meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 PM
     
  • PTA Meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 PM (Developing Healthy Habits in Teenagers Workshop with Sean Grover - RSVP via email sent from PTA)
     
  • Saturday Academy on Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 AM

Save-the-Date:
Parent-Teacher Conference/Workshops/Celebration:

  • Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
    (Includes family workshops, free resources for families, and a PTA Staff Appreciation Potluck Event to celebrate our school community)
 

AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 3/27 - 3/31

Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 

Priority Action Steps for the Week:

Action Item #1
Freshmen (9th graders) are scheduled to attend the 2017 CSNYC Opportunities Fair thisWednesday, March 29, 2017. Students should be sure to return permission slips to the school in order to participate in New York City's largest annual college and career inspiration event for public high school students studying computer science. The 2017 CS Fair will host over 2,000 students from 65+ schools across all five boroughs as well as 100+ companies, colleges and extra-curricular programs. (9th grade)(Deadline:March 29)

Action Item # 2
Please encourage your student to prepare for their upcoming College Board PSAT/SATtest administrations: 
Action Item # 3:
For families who did not attend the Spring Parent Teacher Conferences, we have mailed you the NYC School Survey to complete. You should receive the parent survey enclosed in a green envelope to complete and submit by Friday, March 31.

In order to increase on last year's 46% parent/guardian participation completion rate anyone who completes the survey and gives the confirmation to Ms. Cameron will receive a FREE AFSE T-Shirt and be entered in a raffle to win a Swag Pack. There will be TWO winners per grade. (All Grades) (Deadline: March 31)
 
Key Events/Activities for the Week - Click here 

 
AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 3/20 - 3/24

Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 
 
Priority Action Steps for the Week:
Action Item #1
Freshmen (9th graders) are scheduled to attend the 2017 CSNYC Opportunities Fair thisWednesday, March 29, 2017. Students should be sure to return permission slips to the school in order to participate in New York City's largest annual college and career inspiration event for public high school students studying computer science. The 2017 CS Fair will host over 2,000 students from 65+ schools across all five boroughs as well as 100+ companies, colleges and extra-curricular programs. (9th grade)(Deadline:March 29)

Action Item # 2
Please encourage your student to prepare for their upcoming College Board PSAT/SATtest administrations: 
Action Item # 3:
For families who did not attend the Spring Parent Teacher Conferences, we have mailed you the NYC School Survey to complete. You should receive the parent survey enclosed in a green envelope to complete and submit by Friday, March 31.

In order to increase on last year's 46% parent/guardian participation completion rate anyone who completes the survey and gives the confirmation to Ms. Cameron will receive a FREE AFSE T-Shirt and be entered in a raffle to win a Swag Pack. There will be TWO winners per grade. (All Grades) (Deadline: March 31)
 

 
AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 3/20 - 3/24

Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 

Priority Action Steps for the Week:
Action Item #1:  Remind your freshman (9th) or junior (11th) student to attend this week's iMentor event on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:30 PM. (9th & 11th Grades Only) (Deadline: March 21)

Action Item #2:
 
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM and Friday, March 24, from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. Instructions were mailed home on how to schedule an appointment with teachers using PTC Wizard. If you need help scheduling an appointment, please call Ms. Cameron at 212-253-3294 or email at acameron@fsenyc.org.

We will also have the NYC School Survey available for you to complete. In order to increase on last year's 46% parent/guardian participation completion rate anyone who completes the survey and gives the confirmation to Ms. Cameron will receive a FREE AFSE T-Shirt and be entered in a raffle to win a Swag Pack. There will be TWO winners per grade. (All Grades) (Deadline: March 23 & 24)

Action Item #3
Upcoming PSAT/SAT Testing: Please encourage your student to prepare for their upcoming College Board test administrations. 

 
Action Item #4: Picture retake day will be on Wednesday, March 22. If you would like your student to take a photo, please send payment to Ms. Cameron in an envelope with your package choice. See packages here. (All Grades) (Deadline: March 22)
 
 

Important Announcement - School Open on Wednesday, March 15:

New York City district schools will be open, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. School will normal school hours beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 3:20 PM. All programs and activities will be held as scheduled.

The AFSE PTA will still hold tomorrow's PTA meeting and speaker event with Sean Grover, author of When Kids Call the Shots, and his workshop: "Developing Healthy Habits in Teenagers." The event is free and scheduled to coincide with the March PTA meeting. To sign up: CLICK HERE

Thank you to all custodial engineers and custodial staff who have been out in full force to shovel snow, clear sidewalks, and ensure our buildings are ready for staff and students to safely return.

Please take additional precautions for your morning trip to school tomorrow!
 

Important Announcement for Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City district schools will be closed tomorrowTuesday, March 14, 2017, including after-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities. Yellow bus service for charter and non-public school students will not operate tomorrow

Additionally, the following AFSE events are cancelled for Tuesday:
  • iMentor for 10th and 12th grades is CANCELLED 
  • SAT prep for 11th grade is CANCELLED 
 
Continue to stay updated by visiting the NYC Dept. of Education website: http://schools.nyc.gov.

AFSE will provide updates on its website and via email with the status of school for Wednesday, March 15

Stay safe, warm, and inside!

Sincerely,

Seung Yu
Principal
 

AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 3/6 - 3/10

Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 

Priority Action Steps for the Week:
Action Item #1:
Picture Day will be held on Tuesday, March 7, with 30% of proceeds being donated to the AFSE PTA! Please be sure to send photo order envelopes byMonday, March 6 to ensure an appointment is made for your student. Please see this link for packages available. Photo Retake day will be held on March 22.  (Grades 9 - 11) (Deadline: March 6)
 
Key Events/Activities for the Week - Click here 

(NOTE: Click "List" to view the calendar with details of events)
 

 
UPDATE: 2/9/17
 
School will be open tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 10, at regular hours (9:00 AM - 3:20 PM). Students and staff should take extra time and precautions as necessary for travel to school. 
 
We will continue to update our website and email students if there are any changes to the status of school opening. Be sure to also visit the NYCDOE website for additional updates. 
 
Have a safe and warm evening.
 

UPDATE: 2/8/17
 
School is closed for tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, due to the anticipated inclement weather. See the NYCDOE announcement
 
Please look for updates tomorrow via email and on our website for the status for Friday, February 10.
 
Stay safe and warm!
 
 

AFSE Morning Family & Students Weekly Priorities: 2/6 - 2/10

**NOTE: Fall Semester report cards will be distributed and mailed off on Monday, February 6, 2017, along with an overview of grading policy and student's Spring Semester program. 

Every Monday by 8:00 AM (except on holidays) you will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 

Priority Action Steps for the Week:
Action Item #1:  Remind your sophomore or senior student to attend this week's iMentor event on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 5:30 PM. (10th & 12th Grades Only) (Deadline: February 7)

Important Notice:  Attendance 
Daily attendance is critical for academic success.  We expect that all students attend school daily, but understand that illness and other circumstances may arise that prevent a student from attending school.  In the event that a student is absent, the absence must be verified through a letter or email provided by the parent.  Verified absences include, but are not limited to, medical appointments, personal illness, funeral services and participation in religious services.  

In order to verify an absence, you must take one of the following two actions: 
1. Send student to school with a letter verifying the reason and date for the absence to be brought to the secretary in the Main Office.  
2. Email secretary Stephanie Ambrose at sambrose@afsenyc.org with the reason and date for the absence.
 

Key Events/Activities for the Week - Click here

(NOTE: Click "List" to view the calendar with details of events)


Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these announcements, please feel free to contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Cameron via phone (212-253-3294) or email (acameron@afsenyc.org).


CSEdWeek 2016

 Join us in celebrating CSEdWeek 2016! Check our Facebook and Twitter feeds to see how we are supporting #CS4All and #CSEducation throughout our school, the city, and the nation. 


30,000 Words in 30 Days

Ms. Towne's 12th grade English class participated in National Novel Writing Month. Each student had 30 days to compose a novel of 30,000 words. Watch the video captured by NY1 on our AFSE Spotlight page. 

 

Ms. Towne's 12th Grade English Class

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 AFSE Weekly School Highlights: 11/30 - 12/2

Click on the link above to view our Friday highlights of the week. 

 
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