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Financial Aid Night - Wednesday, 12/8 @ 6pm
Financial aid night for parents of seniors will be on Wednesday, December 8th at 6pm in the auditorium. Chantel Jackson from the college office will be giving out important information about how to complete the FAFSA form as well as scholarship information. An interpreter will be available. Don't miss out on this wealth of information.

Meeting With The Manhattan Superintendent - Monday, 11/8 @ 6:30pm
Hello this is Ms. Knight the Parent Coordinator at Norman Thomas High School. We are having an important meeting on Monday, November 8th at 6:30pm with the Manhattan superintendent about the future of Norman Thomas High School. It is very important that you attend this meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Aris Parent Link
Parents can get their child's academic information at ARIS Parent Link. Please contact Ms. Knight, the Parent Coordinator, at 212-576-0610 for the Student ID and Temporary Password.

Supplemental Education Services
Supplemental Educational Services are available for students who need and qualify for free tutoring. The deadline to enroll your child has been extended to Wednesday, November 24. Pick up the booklet and the application in Ms. Knight's office in Room 138F. You must submit the application to Ms. Knight by the deadline. No applications will be accepted after November 24th.

Report cards will be distributed on Wednesday, November 17th. Please take advantage of the free service.

Parents Association Meetings
All Parents Association meetings are at 6pm in the auditorium on the 2nd floor. We will provide a $4.50 Metrocard and light refreshments. Please try to stay involved and if you have any questions about any of the Parents Association activities or their members, call Ms. Knight at 212-576-0610 or 347-563-5273. If you speak Spanish someone should always be available to help.

2010 NYSESLAT-Tested Out Student List
Nineteen students received a grade of "P" (Proficient/Passing) on the NYSESLAT. Download the list here.

What Students Need to Attend School Prepared
Five things students need to be prepared to attend school.

School Uniform Initiative
Read about Norman Thomas High School's reorganization plans starting Fall 2010, including a school uniform initiative.

Description of the school uniform and where to buy it.

Letter from Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, about school budget
Read the letter from Joel I. Klein to parents explaining our schools' current budget situation.
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Parents Association Executive Board Nominations
Nominations are still being accepted for the Parents Association executive board for the 2010-2011 school year. You can nominate yourself or someone else.

Citywide Education Council Elections
The New York State legislature passed a new governance bill that was signed into law by Governor Paterson on August 11, 2009. This school governance law extends mayoral control of the New York City school system and mandates the establishment of a Citywide Council on English Language Learners and a Citywide Council on Special Education. In order to implement this legislation, the New York City Department of Education is holding special elections.

Apply for School Meals Online
Visit to apply for School Meals online. Families only need to submit one application online for all their children, even if their children attend different types of schools (public, private or charter).

Complete the application online in any of the seven languages on ACCESS NYC - English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole or Arabic.

The paper application is still available and families who prefer that method, or would like to apply in a language not available on ACCESS NYC (for example Bengali, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Hindi, Polish or Urdu) can obtain the application from their child's school.

If you have any questions about the application, send an email or call the Office of School Food Help Desk at (718) 707-4400.

Norman Thomas HS does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any
of its employment, educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, recreational, and other school-administered programs.
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