AFSE Weekly Family & Students Priorities: 12/10 - 12/14

Action Item #1: (All Students): Breakfast with the Principal: Please join Mr. Raeke for breakfast and to share plans for the holidays on December 19 at 9:00 AM in Room 420
Action Item #2: 10th & 11th Grades): iMentor Event - Tuesday, December 11. Remind your student to attend next week's iMentor event at 5:30 PM. Event attendance is a vital part of your student's iMentor curriculum, so please ensure your student RSVPs and arrives on time. Students are encouraged to check the iMentor platform to confirm their mentor has RSVP'd.
Action Item #3 (10th - 12th Grades): College Now & STEM Program @ Baruch Spring semester deadline is approaching. College Now is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take college level courses early to earn college credits. See Mr. Brathwaite in room 422 for assistance. Please visit this website for more details and to apply. The STEM program is open to sophomores and juniors with potential for summer internship. Please see Mr. Nunez in room 422 for the application.
Action Item #4 (11th Grade): SAT Prep:  AFSE is excited to partner again with Kaplan to offer SAT Prep beginning in February. SAT prep will be on Wednesday and Thursdays (3:30 - 5:30) and two Saturdays (9:00 - 1:00) on 2/9 and 3/9.  The program will be offered for free; however, students will be expected to pay a $60 refundable deposit that will be given back based on number of sessions attended.  Students with perfect attendance will receive back the full deposit.  An online survey will be shared with students to sign up and reserve a spot in this program. Students who cannot pay the deposit can request a waiver.  Priority will be given to 11th grade.  Spots that are not assumed by 11th grade will be offered first to 10th and then 9th.
Action Item #5 (All Students): Please see the AFSE Club List, Tutoring Schedule, and Student Opportunities linked below. Some clubs are still finalizing their meeting schedule and will be shared as soon as they are completed.

Family Opportunity: AFSE's Community was given the opportunity from the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture to attend on Tuesday, December 18, a free Carnegie Hall Concert entitled "Antonín Dvořák—America is An Idea, Not Just a Place”, celebrating the 125th anniversary of "Dvorak at Carnegie Hall". Antonín Dvořák, protégée of Johannes Brahms and heir to the highest tradition of European composition, came to America in 1892 at the bequest of Jeanette Thurber, the creator of the National Conservatory of Music--the first institution to allow women and people of all color to create music at the highest level. His collaboration with the African-America singer/arranger Harry Burleigh, resulted in what Dvorak called a "great and noble school of music" in America.

If interested in attending this free event, please complete the sign up sheet HERE. Any questions, please contact Mr. Brathwaite at