Deadline to Apply to Serve on an Education Council Extended to March 13

Education Councils are essential to the success of NYC’s public schools! Apply to run for a seat on an Education Council before March 13 at 13:59 p.m. Please go to to apply in any of the DOE covered languages.

This is a unique opportunity for all parents to speak up – not only for your community but also for your school and child! There is one council for each of NYC’s 32 community school districts, plus four citywide councils. If you are elected, you will have opportunities such as working directly with your superintendent(s), advising the NYC Schools Chancellor, and advocating for capital funding for schools in your district.

Applying is quick and easy at! Call 212-374-1936 or email with any questions.

Dear Parent Advisory Board Members,

The next Parent Advisory Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00 pm in Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55, Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY-2nd floor.  All parents and educators are invited to attend.

We will have the New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia as well as members of the board of Regents as our guest speakers. Topics that are expected to be covered include the new changes to the Common Core and how the new changes will affect teachers and students as well as the newly passed federal law called Every Student Succeeds Act and how that will impact schools in 2017 in line with the Common Core changes.

The Parent Advisory will provide an opportunity to further understand the changes planned in education and offers a chance to express concerns and questions. Please feel free to share this invitation with parents, members of Parent Associations, Principals, Teachers and UFT chapter leaders from yoour school. Please RSVP via email at or via phone at 718-286-2850.


Melinda Katz


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 Parent Coordinator Mission Statement

My Mission is to empower our parent community by improving the communication between all school constituencies. My mission is to raise the awareness of school goals and events by providing classes, workshops and opportunities for discussion and collaboration to develop a community of learners. Parents will be given the tools necessary to become partners with I.S.5 as we prepare them to become lifelong learners. By celebrating our cultural differences, we will unite to form enduring friendships.

Walter H. Crowley School of Leadership at I.S.5,

Clara Alonso


 Education starts in the home and we, as parents, must remember that we are equally responsible for educating our children. We, as parents must help by being involved and cooperate with our children’s teachers. It is important to be proactive, productive, and positive to build a solid foundation. By our example, we encourage our children to succeed both in school and through out their live.

ESL Classes for Parent’s

esl classes

Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty

Bronx Zoo Trip

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Parent Zumba Classes


Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy Holidays