Some Things To Look Forward To..

BronxMama will be DominicanRepublicMama for ten days, but when we return there will be some cool new features on their way. Warm weather is approaching, so that means outdoor birthday ideas!

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Last day to register to run

March 19th is the last day to register to run for the CECs.

South Bronx parents are encouraged to sign up. Visit powertotheparents.org!

This Weekend

Saturday 14th

Family Tree Roots and Branches at Wave Hill

675 West 252nd Street  Bronx, NY 10471
Design a family album after sketching trees from around the globe. Then use collage to assemble a family roots and heritage book, bound with a willow shoot. Bring family photos to include.
718.549.3200
http://www.wavehill.org/
Ages: All Ages
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free with paid admission; Children (under 6) free; Members free; Sat 9am-12n free for all

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Hands On New York Day

April 25th 2009 is the 15th Annual Hands On New York Day. Sign up at www.nycares.org/volunteer/annual_events/honydmilliontrees/ to volunteer to help plant the 20,000 trees that will be planted in over 100 parks.

April is the Second Annual MillionTreesNYC Month. Their goal is to plant one million trees by 2017. You’re encouraged to bring your family, friends, or neighbors and help New York Cares plant their goal!

Deadline Extended for Parents to Run for NYC Education Councils

Good News. The deadline for public school parents to register to run for NYC’s Community and Citywide Education Councils (CECs) has been extended until March 19th.

The NYC Department of Education is asking everyone to spread the word about the elections.

Sign up at powertotheparents.org

Parents Encouraged to Run for Community and Citywide Education Councils

If you have a child in an NYC public school, the Department of Education is encouraging you to run for your Community or Citywide council. The 32 CECs (Citywide Education Council) replaced New York City’s School Boards back in 2004 and serve as a parental advisory board. They meet once a month and speak about issues such as zoning and instruction.

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