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Gearing Up for a New School Year

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All public schools begin classes on Monday, September 9, which does not leave much time to establish a routine if you haven’t already done so in your home. The beginning of a new school year can be anxiety-inducing for parents and children alike but with a few tweaks to a child’s daily routine and pre-planning for the year ahead, the first days of school can start off without a hitch. Below are some helpful tips from The Children’s Aid Society to remember and put into practice to ensure you get off on the right foot:

Time Warner Grant Awarded to I.S. 218

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Time Warner Cable (TWC) recently awarded a $3,500 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Summer Challenge Grant to the summer program at I.S. 218, a Children’s Aid community school.

A Visit from the Chancellor

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Schools Chancellor Walcott, along with DYCD Commissioner Mullgrav, paid a visit to CS 211 this morning as part of a tour of NYC Summer Quest sites. Together, the group practiced with the marching band, observed a cooking demonstration and paid a visit to the chicken coop outside 211.

Bronx Bowmen Compete in Archery Tournament

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Archery programs for young people have been growing at a clip, as studies begin to show that the sport helps boost self-confidence, motivation and focus—while being fun at the same time.

Children's Aid Proudly Graduates its 2012-2013 Adult GED Class

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Last night, 20 adult graduates affiliated with the Salome Urena Campus, a Children's Aid community school, celebrated the completion of their GEDs.

Fannie Lou Holds Its First Student Opportunity Fair

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With the end of the school year approaching, students at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid community school, spent the day yesterday exploring exciting options for the summer.

Fannie Lou High School Wins Basketball Tournament

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The boys basketball team at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, a Children’s Aid community school, achieved their dream of winning the Division B basketball championship on March 17.

Parent Literacy Event at Children’s Aid’s Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus

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Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus, a Children’s Aid community school site in Washington Heights, recently hosted a gathering of roughly 80 parents and their middle schoolers. This was no regular home-school communication meeting; it was a rather impressive cross-ge

Children’s Aid Commemorates Dominican Independence

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Parents and other adults who participate in engagement programs at Children’s Aid recently gathered at the Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus for its annual Dominican Independence Celebration.

Rising Together to Improve Outcomes for Bronx Children

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Approximately one year ago, The Children’s Aid Society and Phipps Neighborhoods joined forces to develop a cradle-through-college-and-career pathway initiative for the South Bronx.

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