Sunday, October 18th 11am – 3pm PS 147 / Brooklyn Latin School 325 Bushwick Avenue
Town Square is proud to have once again offered ScoolFEST, the ultimate open house for parents and educators alike. As with prior SchoolFESTs, we are invited all schools (public & private, day care through high school) and other service providers for children in Greenpoint, Williamsburg - and for the first time, Bushwick - to a single venue.
Each school had an Information Table. We organized and held workshops to help parents understand their educational choices in our neighborhood, the application process,key deadlines, and more. All grade levels were covered, including (1) Pre-K/Elementary Schools, (2) MiddleSchools & (3) High Schools. And as an added treat, an exciting talent show was held, including several school bands and musical groups, as well as an inspiring performance by OperaOggiNY.
SchoolFEST is one of Town Square's most popular and important events in our community. For parents, it is an unparalleled opportunity to learn about neighborhood schools and services. For schools, it is an invaluable promotional platform and networking opportunity.
Along with all the great features and services of previous SchoolFESTS, we were excited to make some additions that made Fall SchoolFEST 2009 the best SchoolFEST yet! First, we expanded our universe to include schools in Bushwick. Second, several colleges representatives attended, including those from SUNY, CUNY, Columbia, & Yale Universities. We were happy to host several presentations from college admissions officers and college testing experts. We are planning to keep expanding this portion of our program, since it is never too early to start planning for higher education!
We hope to see you again next fall!
Town Square thanks Councilmembers Diana Reyna and David Yassky and their respective staff for their extraordinary efforts that make Schoolfest a reality. We also thank the schools and our volunteers, U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, NYS Assemblyman Joe Lentol, Democratic District Leader Steve Cohn, BPP Marty Markowitz, CB1 District Manager Gerald Esposito, the DOE representatives who attended Schoolfest, and Joyce Szuflita of NYCSchool Help for all their hard work and support.