Well, it's time to step up again. On June 11, we will have the full attention of NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. In all things public education pre-K--12 in our city, the buck stops with Ms. Farina. She comes to this top job with 40 years of experience in New York City public schools, including a significant tenure as the principal of PS 6, a well-regarded elementary school on the Upper East Side. She is a vocal advocate for parental involvement in school affairs. As an appointee of Mayor Bill de Blasio, she is also regarded as a chancellor interested in making changes that reflect the true educational needs of our kids.
On June 11, Chancellor Farina will host a Town Hall meeting on issues affecting schools in our district. She will be there to listen. We need to be sure our voices are heard - loud and clear. We have every reason to believe she'll be listening - closely.
Please make space on your family calendar to attend this event, on June 11, 6:30-7:30pm at nearby 154 W 93rd Street. Bring your kids, your questions, your posters, your vibrant school spirit. We on the Task Force will see to it that she knows everything we've been doing to keep kids and teachers at PS 163 safe. You need to be there to ask her to stay informed and involved and make certain our school is protected. Chancellor Farina, and her top staff, are already aware of the threats our school our faces. Let's make sure she knows how much we value her involvement and how seriously we expect her to take her role as steward of every facet of our children's educational experiences.