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We finally have our Facebook up and running!  Please visit the site and share information about schools with other parents in the area. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us. http://www.facebook.com/dobroschools

Updated Kindergarten tour dates

Joyce Szuflita has just sent out the latest list of kindergarten tour dates.  If you haven’t educated yourself about how to apply to Kindergarten in NYC (you need to apply), we recommend that you attend one of her seminars at NYC School Help or read up on your options on the NYC DoE website, you have ...

Time to Apply to Kindergarten: Tour schedule of schools

DoBro parents, are you looking for a elementary school or kindergarten for your child for 2103-14? Admissions for kindergarten is open, learn how to apply here. Joyce Szuflita of NYC School Help provides the latest info of schools to check out and their tour schedules: District 13 (North of Fulton) PS 8 check website for more dates. ...

Levin and James On the Record: In Favor of a New School for DoBro

BIG NEWS – Tish James and Steve Levin have both gone on the record in support of building a new school in Downtown Brooklyn As I mentioned in a previous post, I met with Councilman Levin to talk schools and he suggested I attend a city council committee hearing regarding lowering of parking minimums. It ...

Another option for children living in Downtown Brooklyn: P.S. 133 in Park Slope, Info session tomorrow

A brand new building on Fourth Ave is opening and will house the expanded P.S. 133. Starting in the 2013–14 school year, PS 133 will be a choice school for children from both District 13 and District 15, which means that out of zone parents living in Downtown can choose to send their children there if there ...

City Point – Game Changer and Opportunity Lost

More than any other single development, City Point will single-handedly alter the face of Downtown Brooklyn.  Not only is it planned to be an upscale mall, it is bringing three residential towers to the neighborhood. It replaces the Albee Square Mall which was torn down by developer Joe Sitt and replaced by 1.6-1.9 million square ...

Joyce Szuflita blog post re: redistricting in Park Slope and P.S. 133

Here is an informative blog post regarding the new D13/D15 “School of Choice” PS 133 from NYC School Help. The school is moving into a nice new building at 4th and Butler in Fall 2013, which is a trek, but will include dual language programs for those interested in that. If you are not on Joyce Szuflita’s email ...

New Housing, Library and Cultural Space coming to BAM

The last of the city-owned lots in the BAM cultural district are moving forward with new development. Hundreds of new residents will live there a few years now. The good thing is that there will  be affordable housing, a grand public plaza and library built there but no new school for Downtown Brooklyn.  An opportunity ...

A First Meeting with City Councilman Steve Levin 1

When we started this group a few months back to advocate for a new school to be started in Downtown Brooklyn, we expected that it might be a difficult sell to the local politicians.  Well it turns out that we have an important ally in the cause, Councilman Steven Levin who represents most of neighborhood. ...

Come learn about the new Success Academy Charter School opening in Fort Greene in 2013-2014 1

Success Academy charter school opening in west Fort Greene in 2013-14.  The schools’ organizers will be holding an informational meeting next week at the Belltel Lofts (365 Bridge St) so that interested parents can find out more about the plans for the schools and learn about their philosophies.   If you are at all curious ...