The Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars (TAG) is one of New York City’s five public citywide gifted and talented (G&T) schools. Founded in 1989, TAG is located in the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem and serves grades K-8.
TAG has the most diverse student body of the five citywide G&T schools. Our students are exceptional, with incoming kindergartners scoring in the 99th percentile on a national test used to determine admissions to gifted programs in NYC. In general, TAG students work at least one year above their grade level. TAG consistently ranks as one of the top performing schools in NYC and received an overall grade of “A” in its most recent progress report. TAG was also the recipient of the Blackboard Award for Outstanding Elementary and Middle School in 2013. Mayor Bloomberg recognized TAG as one of the top 22 schools in NY State in 2013.
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Every day, NYC Schools require that all students have a printed or electronic copy of a completed health screening questionnaire.
If your student has a smartphone, you can set a shortcut or bookmark to the NYCDOE health screening page: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc. To log in, use your student's DOE Student Account username and password (managed here: https://idp.nycenet.edu). You or your student can complete the form before school: just show the completed form on the phone.
Alternatively, you can download this PDF and print out the questionnaire at home to be completed and brought to school each day.
The TAG PTA is participating in New York City's Vaccine Referral Bonus Initiative. If you (or someone you love) is vaccinated for the first time at a NYC-run vaccination center, $100 will be donated to the TAG PTA. Secure the health of yourself and your city at the same time as helping the kids at TAG!
To ensure that TAG PTA gets the $100, please do the following when completing the paperwork online (or in-person): (1) mark "Yes" indicating that you have been referred by an organization, and (2) select "Parent Teacher Association at TAG School for Young Scholars (M012)" as the organization from the dropdown menu (or write into the available space):
A strong PTA is vital to our school community. By participating in the PTA Executive board you will have an opportunity to develop and expand on the tradition of academic excellence, social and academic enrichment and community building that help make TAG a place where all of our children can thrive.
Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for the election.
We need to vote in the CEC elections.
Although there are other candidates, here’s the list of Candidates from TAG (04M012):
Click for a full list of all D4 CEC candidates.
Click to view recording of the D4 CEC Candidates’ forum.
Reminder, you have one vote per child, each vote has 3 selections. Only ONE parent per school will be selected, please choose wisely.
Do not hesitate to contact me, Rasheedah Harris D4 President for D4 Presidents’ Council, if you have any questions or require support through this process. Rasheedah Harris (rasheedahBharris@gmail.com, 917 767 6624).
Please share below message far and wide:
It's time to vote for the CEC members. Please spread the word. Please forward this on and post all over social media, if you can.
Translations in all 9 languages are below. Please ensure our ESL families receive the translated. Connect with your parents and legal guardians to assist them in participating in this process, however you can. History begins today!
On Saturday May 1, for the first-time parents will have the ability to make a direct impact in our school community by voting in the Education Council Elections.
To vote, you will need a NYC Schools Account with at least one student registered. If you do not have an account, click here to sign up . If you need help signing up for an account, please reply to this email and I will guide you through the process.
Visit schools.nyc.gov/Elections2021 to get to know the candidates and vote from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone before May 11.
Questions? Call 311.
Community and Citywide Education Councils give parents a strong voice in NYC education. Voting in these elections gives you the opportunity to help determine how that voice is used.
شاهد مقطع فيديو قصيرًا عبر الإنترنت لمزيد من هناالمعلومات
Gade yon videyo kout sou entènèt pou plis enfòmasyon Isit la
Regardez une courte vidéo en ligne pour plus d'informations Ici
আরও তথ্যের জন্য অনলাইনে একটি ছোট ভিডিও দেখুন এখানে
자세한 내용은 온라인으로 짧은 비디오를보십시오. 여기
посмотрите короткое видео онлайн для получения дополнительной информации Здесь
Vea un video corto en línea para obtener más información AQUI
مزید معلومات کے لئے ایک مختصر ویڈیو آن لائن یہاںدیکھیں
“Evergreens might not mind winter, but for all the other trees, spring is a great re-leaf.”
With Spring around the corner, it’s a time for renewal and for a refresh. What better time to relaunch the iPledge initiative.
Donating both finances and time is more important than ever. The suggested donation is $1,250 per scholar, however, any amount you can contribute directly benefits our scholars and our TAG community, whether blended or remote.
Our fundraising efforts allow us to support critical programs/initiatives such as:
Whereas progress has been made, we still have a distance to go to be able to continue these vital programs. These programs do so much to enhance our scholars' TAG experience. Please visit the iPledge page on the PTA website to pledge your support for our community.
We will be awarding the class that raises the most through iPledge a special treat.
TAG PTA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.
Message from the NYC Department of Education Elementary Admissions Team:
Join us for a virtual Gifted & Talented Information Session! At each event, we’ll share an admissions presentation and answer your questions.
Sessions will be held on the following dates and times—please use the links and information below to join the session best suited to you and your family’s language preferences:
Thursday, March 18 from 6-7pm | Interpretation provided in Arabic, Urdu, and Haitian Creole
Tuesday, March 23 from 6-7pm | Interpretation provided in Russian, Korean, and French
Thursday, March 25 from 6-7pm | Interpretation provided in Bangla, Mandarin, and Spanish
We are here to support you throughout the admissions process! If you have questions, you can:
The NYCDOE has provided some resources to remind us this month that Black history is American history:
The Morning Bell commemorates Black History Month
Center for Racial Justice in Education, Black History Month Resource Guide for Educators and Families and Black History Month Resources #2
Two collections including dozens of resources organized into categories to support the integration of Black history and experiences in school curricula and at home.
NYCDOE School Library System, Black History Month: Remembering the Past Shaping the Future Collection
A collection of 333 ebooks and 112 audiobooks for young people relating to the Black experience in the US and beyond. Available to NYCDOE students and teachers by logging into the Sora app with their NYCDOE credentials.
New York Times, Honor and Learn This Black History Month
List of cultural and historical events occurring in February to honor Black History Month with registration links.
New York Public Library, Black History Month at NYPL
The New York Public Library celebrates Black History Month throughout February with live online events and programs, blog posts, recommended reading, and a wide array of digital resources available to anyone with a library card.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Black Liberation List for Teens and Black Liberation Reading List for Kids
For 95 years, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has preserved, protected, and fostered a greater understanding of the Black experience through its collections, exhibitions, programs, and scholarship. In response to the uprisings across the globe demanding justice for Black lives, the Schomburg Center has created a Black Liberation Reading List. The titles on the list represent books we and the public turn to regularly as activists, students, archivists, and curators, with a particular focus on books by Black authors and those whose papers we steward.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Public Programming
A listing of the public events hosted by the Schomburg Center for the month of February.
National Geographic Kids, Black History Month
A short reading about the history of Black History Month for elementary school readers.
Focus Question for Black History Month: What is Black History Month and how did it develop?
USA Today, Why Is Black History Month In February? How Do You Celebrate? Everything You Need To Know
Article with a short history of Black History Month and a discussion about how to expand the teaching of Black history beyond the month of February.
Focus Question for Why Is Black History Month In February?: Why is Black History Month important?
NYC Parks and Recreation: Black History Month: Black History in Queens
Bailsey Boulevard and 177th Street
February 6, 2021, from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month in Parks with the Urban Park Rangers. This program highlights the significance of Queens for notable and impactful Black historical figures throughout history.
The YMCA has launched a Gift card give away, if you refer a parent to the program, both receive a gift card. The YMCA after school program is operating (in-person and virtually) and are still accepting new applications for elementary and middle school students to join. Please consider joining if you’re able. We hope to all be back to working abs full time in-person schooling one day soon and we’d like to still have the ymca after-school program as an option for us. To help sustain this program, we can enroll our children now, in-person or virtually as a way to support.
Elementary Section / Grades K-5:
Due to COVID-19 Vanderbilt YMCA/COMPASS operates Monday -Friday in person service 2:00pm to 5:00 pm. Remote service from 2:30pm-4:30 pm. Children in the Y receive a cold snack , homework help, expressive arts, SEL and elective classes that supports STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, that aligned with the Common Core Standards. In addition, the Y provides Holiday Camp when school is closed (selected Holidays) & Summer Camp. To register click link for online enrollment HERE
For additional information, please contact Ms. Andrea Scott at (917) 575-4021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Section / Grades 6-8:
Due to COVID_19 The Vanderbilt YMCA / SONYC operates Monday -Friday in person 2:00pm to 5:00 pm and Remote service from 2:30pm-4:30pm. We offer, cold snack, a club-based activities that provides engaging and enriching activities based on the current Common Core, Math Club, STEM, and literacy standards in education. Students select clubs based on their interests, and pick 4 different elective periods over the span of the school year. To register click link for online enrollment HERE
Please contact Mr. Kenneth Melendez for additional information at 347-514-4318 or email email@example.com