Save the Date!

On Thursday, May 16th, TAG will be hosting “Family Engagement Night,”  from 4:30pm-7:30pm.  Families are invited to TAG to participate in activities that will be taking place in many different classrooms.  In addition, we will be presenting the 7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert on that evening.  Please note that this event is designed to promote family engagement.  If you wish to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher, please contact them to schedule an appointment.

More details will be sent out shortly.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, May 16th, from 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Thank you for your continued support!

Apply for G&T Test by November 9th!

To apply for the New York City Department of Education’s Gifted & Talented Program, your child must be a current NYC resident entering kindergarten through third grade in September 2019. You must apply for your child to take the G&T test.

Schedule your child’s test by the November 9 deadline one of two ways:

  • Online at MySchools.nyc in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Haitian Creole, Korean, or French:
  • In person at a Family Welcome Center—find locations and hours here

When and where your child takes the G&T test depends on their current grade level and whether they attend a public school.

  • Current public school students in grades K-2 will take the test during a regular school day in January—get your child’s testing date from their school.
  • Current pre-K, charter school, and non-public school students will take the test on a weekend date—choose a test date and location when you schedule the test.

For more information on the NYCDOE’s G&T Program, please visit their site.

Upcoming Events!

Here are a few dates to keep in mind!

Tuesday, May 15th – Field Day for 5th and 6th Grade

Wednesday, May 16th – Field Day for K-4th Grade

Wednesday, May 16th – Science Fair at Tito Puente Education Complex at 4:30pm

Thursday, May 17th – Field Day for 7th and 8th Grade

Friday, May 18th – 5th and 6th Grade Spring Concert at 9am

Wednesday, May 23rd – TAG Family Engagement Night 4:30pm

Thursday, May 24th – Coffee and Tea with Ms. C at 8:15am

Thursday, May 24th – District 4 Learning Expo at 4:30pm

Friday, May 25th – 7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert at 6:00pm

We hope to see you at the events!

Updated! Parent/Teacher Conferences: Fifth – Eighth Grade Procedures

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, March 15th.  This will be a half day of school for all students, with dismissal at 11:05am. Afternoon conferences will be held from 12:00pm and end at 3:00pm.  Evening conferences will begin at 5:30pm and end at 7:30pm.

Fifth – Eighth Grade Procedures

All Fifth through Eighth Grade conferences, as well as conferences for all cluster teachers will be on a “first come, first served,” basis.

Fifth and Sixth Grade conferences will be held in the gymnasium.

Seventh and Eighth Grade Conferences will be held in the library.

In addition to the Thursday, March 15th date, teachers will be hosting after-school conferences, on Tuesday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 27th. Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment for these dates/times.

 

Deadline for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dear TAG Families,

All conferences for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade must be scheduled via the online appointment booking calendar.  Please note that the deadline to sign up for an appointment for Parent/Teacher Conferences is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13th, at 9:00pm.  If you have not scheduled your appointment by this time, the calendar will be locked and no further appointments may be scheduled online.  If you do not schedule an appointment, your child’s teacher will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

To sign up for an appointment, go to tagscholars.com and click on the tab labelled, “Parent/Teacher Conferences.”

If you have any further questions, please contact parent coordinator, Ms. Powell at LPowell15@schools.nyc.gov.

2017 Manhattan Spelling Bee

Yesterday, approximately 70 students representing 25 schools participated in the 2017 Manhattan Spelling Bee at PS 59 – Beekman Hill International. The top eleven spellers will go on to participate in the Citywide Spelling Bee, hosted by the Daily News, will be held at the New York Public Library in March.

Congratulations to our TAG students, Cruz Warshaw and Tasnim Sumaita for placing within the top twelve places.

Tasnim Sumaita (740)

Cruz Warshaw (740)

“The Overlap of Giftedness and Social Emotional Functioning”

On November 30th, our School Psychologist, Dr. Marc Gerber was invited to present during Coffee and Tea with Ms. C.  The workshop was titled, “The Overlap of Giftedness and Social Emotional Functioning”. Parents learned of the available social and emotional support systems for TAG students including long-term and short-term interventions.

See Dr. Gerber’s PowerPoint of the workshop below.

TAG’s 6th Grade Admissions Information

The following are the steps involved for applying to TAG for 6th grade.

  1. Contact your child’s current elementary school counselor to obtain the New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE) Middle School Application.
  2. List TAG (04M012) as one of your choices.
  3. The New York City Department of Education’s Office of Enrollment will send TAG the list of all students who applied to TAG.
  4. TAG will review all of the applicants’ information (report card grades, state test scores, attendance, etc).
  5. After all student information has been reviewed by TAG Administration, those offered placement at TAG will receive an official notification from the Department of Education.

For general information regarding the New York City Department of Education’s Middle School Admissions process please visit the Middle School Admissions site.

For TAG specific questions, you may contact our Parent Coordinator, Mr. Johnson at DJohnson73@schools.nyc.gov

Parent Teacher Conference Procedures (K-4th Grade)

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, November 16th.  This will be a half day of school for all students, with dismissal at 11:05am. All students must be picked up on time.  We cannot supervise students after dismissal. Afternoon conferences will be held from 12:00pm and end at 3:00pm.  Evening conferences will begin at 5:30pm and end at 7:30pm.

Kindergarten – Fourth Grade Procedures

All Kindergarten through Fourth Grade families should sign up for one conference, only.  To do so, just follow these steps:

  • Go to, TAGScholars.com.
  • On the home page, go to the tab for “Parent/Teacher Sign-Up.”
  • Select the teacher you would like to make a conference with by clicking on their name.
  • The selection tool will automatically open.
  • In the section entitled, “Comments/Questions,” please make sure to include your child’s name.
  • You may make only 1 appointment.
  • You will receive a confirmation email, as well as a reminder, the day prior to your appointment.

In addition to the Thursday, November 16th date, you can also sign up for an after-school conference, on Tuesday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 28th.