Town Square’s 12th Annual Schoolfest
January 26, 2020
Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY: On Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 12 to 5 PM, SCHOOLFEST 2019 will return to Middle School 126 in Brooklyn. For 12 years, this one-of-a-kind school fair has brought together public schools, charter schools, private schools, early childhood centers, K-12 and extracurricular activity providers for the benefit of North Brooklyn families. Families will learn about diverse educational opportunities from early childhood to high school, while sampling community potluck dishes and enjoying a fun family afternoon!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND SCHOOLFEST?
· Are you a parent, grandparent or caretaker trying to learn more about the schools in Greenpoint and Williamsburg?
· Are you struggling to understand and navigate the complex NYC school system and admission process?
· Are you interested in finding out about afterschool enrichment options?
· Are you interested in finding out about local educational services and products?
· Schoolfest is the event for you!
WHAT MAKES SCHOOLFEST SO VALUABLE?
· Schoolfest offers a supportive networking and informational experience for both exhibitors and parents.
· Schoolfest allows our neighborhood schools to share new information and projects with each other so that our entire district may benefit.
· Most importantly, Schoolfest understands that parents can often be overwhelmed by school choices and admission processes. Schoolfest helps parents navigate through the confusion so that they can make the best choice for their child’s educational needs
SCHOOLFEST 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
· Unique chance to meet many schools and enrichment providers in one day, and narrow your search to a short list that is best for your child.
· Informative workshops presented and/or moderated by renowned Joyce Szuflita of NY School Help.
· Fun family activities by local enrichment providers.
· Live music for adults and kids by Hopalong Andrew, Jana Astanov, IS 318 Rock Band and more.
· Yummy international potluck, reflecting the diverse tapestry of North Brooklyn.
SCHOOLFEST 2019 FREE WORSHOPS, presented and or moderated by
· 12:15 PM Intro to Elementary Schools
· 1:15 PM Intro to Middle Schools
· 2:15 PM Parent Panel on High Schools
· 3:15 PM Early Childhood Options
SCHOOLFEST 2019 EXHIBITORS & PARTICIPANTS, as of 9/12/2019
Please check https://www.townsquarebk.org/schoolfest for frequent updates as we receive participants’ registration forms.
· Early Childhood Centers: ABC Child Center * Bright Horizons * Greenpoint YMCA * JCC North Williamsburg Y Preschool * Small World Early Childhood Center * Stagg Street Center for Children * Williamsburg Northside School
· Public Elementary Schools: P.S. 31 * P.S. 46 Edward C. Blum * P.S./I.S. 84 José De Diego School * P.S. 196 Ten Eyck School *
· Public Middle Schools: P.S./I.S. 84 José De Diego School * M.S 126 John Ericsson Middle School * Uncommon Schools
· Public High Schools: Brooklyn Technical High School * Uncommon Schools * The High School for Enterprise, Business & Technology
· Independent & Parochial Schools: BASIS Independent Schools * Blue School * Garden School * Martin Luther School * St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy * Williamsburg Northside Schools
· Other: Apple Bank * Aviator Sports & Events Center * Bella Face Painting * Big Reuse in Partnership with DSNY * BNS Real Estate * Broadway Stages * Brooklyn Public Library * Center for the Independence of the Disabled of New York * CityMD Urgent Care * CleanChoice Energy * East River State Park * ESS Community Projects * Evol-Electric Transportation * ExxonMobil * Geek Forest * Greenpoint Landing * Greenpoint Orthodontics * Greenpoint Pediatric Dentistry * Greenpoint YMCA * Intelligentsia * Kings County District Attorney * Luna Park * Moonlight Books * North Brooklyn Neighbors * NY School Help * NYC Admissions Solutions * NYC Department of Environmental Protection * NYC DOE District 14 Community Education Council * NYC DOE District 14 Superintendent’s Office * NYC DOE District 79 – Adult Education * NYC DOE Food and Nutrition Services * NYC Parks GreenThumb * NYPD * Parent Focus * PM Pediatrics * School of Rock Williamsburg * Scouts BSA, Greater New York Councils * Scouts, BSA Boys Troop 26 * Scouts, BSA, Boys Troop 469 * Scouts, BSA, Girls Troop 1G * Scouts, BSA, Pack 7 * Soccer Shots * Solar One * St Nicks Alliance * The Art Table Studio * The Harlem MagicMasters * The Museum of Interesting Things * Wild Bird Fund
Schoolfest 2019 Partners and Sponsors: Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters: NYC DYCD, NYS AM Joseph Levin, NYC CM Stephen Levin, NYC CM Antonio Reynoso, NYC DOE D14 Superintendent Alicja Winnicki, NYC DOE D14 CEC, NYC School Help, St. Nicks Alliance.
Get your admission tickets here and stay in touch!
Schoolfest Admission tickets: https://schoolfest-2019-admissions-tx.eventbrite.com
· More info at www.townsquarebk.org
This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the NYC Department of Education or the City of New York. Rather, this is a labor of love by a local non-profit group, Town Square, for the benefit of our families and community.
New York Jewih Parenting Guide