June 22nd, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This is our last eBlast for the school year! We’ve been honored to serve you, your children, the administration and faculty of one of the best high schools around. We improved on our attendance at Parents’ Association meetings and increased donations, but we’re still far from where we should be. Everyone who made it to our meetings left feeling that it was worth the trip.
For those of you who are ‘graduating’, we wish your children great success in college and in life. From what we’ve heard, they leave high school prepared.
A big thanks to Principal Donahue for so smoothly taking over the reigns of this institution. She did so with calm and control. She is open and responsive to parent needs and suggestions, and has the needs of our children as her first priority.
We might be sending some more updates as to how you can make your voice heard regarding the potential changes in the admissions methods for our Specialized High Schools. One of our jobs is to advocate for you, the parents and guardians of Bronx Science, as well as for your children. As you know, we released a position statement supporting the current system that can be found HERE. It was approved unanimously by both the PA Executive Committee and those at the June general meeting. It mirrors the positions put forth by the Bronx Science Alumni Association and the Endowment, as well as from the other Specialized Schools. Since then, we’ve received countless emails of support. We also received two notes voicing dissent for our position. Needless to say, we welcome any and all opinions and ideas from our constituents. Part of having your voice heard in our decision-making process does involve attending our meetings. Please join us each month and have a say in what we do.
Thanks for your support and have a great summer!
Shanti Knock and Adam Stern
Bronx High School of Science
75 West 205 Street, Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone: (718) 817-7700 Fax: (718) 733-7951