On behalf of our community, the PTA executive board of the Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars would like to share the following statement regarding the School Diversity Advisory Group’s recommendations to phase out elementary G&T schools.
The Talented and Gifted School (“TAG”) for Young Scholars (M012) is the most diverse of the five citywide Gifted and Talented Schools. TAG Young Scholars is located in the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem (El Barrio) and serves grades K through 8. TAG Young Scholars has consistently ranked top two in all of New York State. The school, which has long attracted Black and Latinx children, was founded as a specialized program in 1989 and became a citywide Gifted and Talented school in 2005 under the leadership of its current principal Ms. Janette Cesar. TAG Young Scholars is one of the few schools that opted into a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools by giving priority, for 40% of its kindergarten seats, to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income).
TAG Young Scholars is a wonderful example of what New York City schools are capable of. It should remain intact as a Gifted and Talented program and not be phased out. We welcome Chancellor Carranza and Mayor De Blasio to learn from our successful model, as well as work with us to help maintain our high-achieving and diverse school.
PHONE SYSTEM BEING REPAIRED AT TAG
CONGRATULATIONS to all the incoming families and welcome to the TAG community! Please read through our Welcome Package (including a FAQ page).
And please don't forget to Sign up with the PTA to receive TAG PTA emails. (the 2018-2019 K class graduation date is 2027)
•If you'd like to receive information from the PTA delivered to your e-mail inbox, create or update your TAG Profile by clicking the button below! Completing the online form allows your Class Parent to send messages that are relevant to your grade!
• Updating your profile allows you to choose whether to publish your information to the Parent Directory, or to make it available only to the relevant Class Parents.
Buy tickets, babysitting, and sponsor a TAG teachers/staff HERE.
The PTA is launching their Holiday Box Top Dress Down initiative! Dress Downs will be on 12/17, 12/18, or 12/19. You can get them two ways:
For every 50 Box Tops you submit, you will receive a Dress Down Day.
In lieu of Box Tops, you can donate to IPledge to help keep all the programs and services the PTA funds for next year. Donate a minimum of $100 between Wednesday December 5th – Friday December 14th
and as a THANK YOU for donating, we will give you dress down days.
Get more details & make your donation HERE.
The first PTA meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, Sep. 25th. at 6pm, in the cafeteria. At this meeting we'll be:
A potluck dinner will be held at 5:45 pm. Childcare will be provided.
Be sure to attend, so your voice can be heard!
* Note: In observance of Yom Kippur, the evening of Tuesday Sept. 18th, this meeting will be moved to the following Tuesday, September 25th.
The PTA Treasurer is a key role responsible for all the financial affairs of our PTA and is required per our bylaws. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our current PTA Co-Treasurers have submitted their resignations. Accordingly, we will need to vote in a new Treasurer(s) at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm in the cafeteria. Nominations will be taken from the floor during this PTA meeting, and an expedited election will be held for the 2018-2019 PTA Treasurer or Co-Treasurers. Sound like something you'd be interested in doing? Great! Come to the Sept 25th PTA meeting at 6pm and throw your hat in the ring (self-nominations are ok)! And don't forget, Co-Treasurers are allowed so you can run with another TAG parent and all TAG parents are eligible, even if you’re new to the school. Read more about the Treasurer responsibilities HERE
The PTA budget process has begun for the 2018-2019 school year! Be sure to attend our next Budget meetings so you can give your input on items you'd like to see included in next year's PTA budget. The meetings will be held on:
- Tues, March 27 @ 8:15am (in the library)
-Thur, May 3rd @ 8:15am (in the library)
If you can't attend the meeting, feel free to email the Budget VPs. And don't forget you can check out the 2017-2018 PTA budget HERE.
Thank you for all the parents who took the time to fill out our survey. We received 103 responses, and the results are below. Your feedback will be taken into account while planning the activities and the events for the next years. Please click HERE to see the survey results in graphics.
Do you have questions on the timing of the PTA meetings? Are you confused by the PTA budget process? Do you have questions about the YMCA After school v.s. enrichment programs? Please click HERE for our general FAQ section.