NYC Lower Manhattan Public Schools: Add Kindergarten Classrooms
  • Petitioned Hannah Friedman

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Borough President, Scott Stringer's Office
Hannah Friedman
Director of Planning for South Manhattan at NYC Department of Education
Drew Patterson
Lorainne Grillo
Mark Stenberg
Mayor, New York City
Michael Bloomberg
Elizabeth Rose
City Council Member
Margaret Chin
Chancellor, The New York City Department of Education
Dennis M. Walcott
The New York City Department of Education
Panel of Education Policy
The New York City Department of Education
Kathleen Grimm
District 2 Superintendent, The NYC Department of Education
Mariano Guzman
Speaker, New York State Assembly
Sheldon Silver
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Office
Paul Goldstein
Comptroller
John C. Liu
US Congressman
Jerrold Nadler
President of Manhattan Borough
Scott Stringer
Public Advocate
Bill deBlasio
Deputy Chief of Staff
Avi Fink
Deputy Chief of Staff
Jahmila Joseph
Chief of Staff
Dominick Williams
Lead Community Organizer
Sayde L. Vassil
The New York City Department of Education

NYC Lower Manhattan Public Schools: Add Kindergarten Classrooms

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June 2013

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Education is vital to this community and the Department of Education has failed to provide adequate capacity to meet the needs of its residents and are leaving children and families behind. Uprooting children out of their community is detrimental to their development and is clearly not the answer.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. PS 89 Opens 5th Kindergarten Class

      B P
      by B P
      Petition Organizer
      Exclusive: PS 89 opens 5th K class to deal with PS 276 waitlist

      Update June 11, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD PS 89 recently opened a 4th kindergarten class to make room for the kids on the waitlist. However, the PS 276 waitlist remained. We have learned that PS 89 has now opened a 5th kindergarten class, possibly allowing PS 276 waitlisted kids to move in.

    2. Anger Builds as School Waitlists Linger

      B P
      by B P
      Petition Organizer
      Anger builds as school waitlists linger | DOWNTOWN EXPRESS

      BY JOSH ROGERS | These are our lives - these are our lives," Jessica Whitney Gould told Dept. of Education officials Friday. She was hoping they'd get the sense of urgency she and Downtown parents are feeling waiting to find out where their 5-year-old children are going to go to school.

    3. Parents Slam Lack of DoE Solutions

      B P
      by B P
      Petition Organizer
      Parents Slam DOE Failure to Plan for Downtown Kindergarten Wait-Lists - Battery Park City - DNAinfo.com New York

      LOWER MANHATTAN - The Department of Education's alternate plans for more than 100 children who remain on record wait-lists for Downtown's popular kindgergartens won't be announced until mid-June, officials said last week, leaving frustrated families and educators outraged. "I just can't believe this," said Arianna Massouh, whose daugher is wait-listed along with 38 other children at Battery Park City's popular P.S.

    4. Families Left Waiting for School Space

      B P
      by B P
      Petition Organizer
      Families left waiting for school space | DOWNTOWN EXPRESS

      By KAITLYN MEADE and JOSH ROGERS | When the school waitlists were tallied in April, 148 kids were left without a seat Downtown - and now parents and community leaders are searching for an alternative to the Department of Education's knee-jerk reaction to send students to seats outside their neighborhood.

    5. Letter to the Editor: The Waiting List Problem (scroll down 1/3)

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      by B P
      Petition Organizer
      April 30 Tuesday

      Bringing Home The Beacon One World Trade Center's Jewel in the Crown May Be Installed Today The coronation of One World Trade Center as the tallest building in New York (and possibly the Western Hemisphere, depending on whom you believe), originally planned for Monday, was scrubbed due to high winds.

    6. Reached 500 signatures
    7. Letter from a Waitlisted Parent to BatteryPark.TV

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      by B P
      Petition Organizer
      Letter: Parent outraged over kindergarten waitlist | BatteryPark.TV

      In our most recent CB1 meeting, Tricia Joyce started her speech saying "We built it and they came...". We invested our dreams, our finances, and our futures in building a community in downtown after 9/11, when even the biggest companies were shipping off their headquarters to Jersey City and other locations.

    8. **Please come to next Community Board 1 Meeting**

      B P
      by B P
      Petition Organizer

      THIS is the place to have our voices heard and talk real solutions. Please join me at Murry Bergtraum High School, 411 Pearl Street, Auditorium. Tuesday, 4/23 @ 6pm.

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. Downtown Express Article

      B P
      by B P
      Petition Organizer
      Parents worry as kindergarten waitlist reaches 148 | DOWNTOWN EXPRESS

      By JOSH ROGERS | Lower Manhattan principals offered lucky children about 400 kindergarten seats this September, leaving 148 others on waiting lists to get into P.S. 234, 276 and the Peck Slip School. At least a few of the waitlisted 4- and 5-year-olds are likely to end up at Spruce Street School, which currently has three openings for its 75 slots.

    11. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Yan Peng JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      My best friends need to send their kid to the kindergarten.

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    • Zhongqiu Shao NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      My grandson will go to school next September.

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    • Yuguang Zhou NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      We live in the zone

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    • Qiong Sun NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      we live in the zone and face potential push-out by the overcrowdedness

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    • afagh owlia HOUSTON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      she is my brother grand baby i like my nice be very happy.

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