Upcoming Events

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A Song-filled Spring Afternoon: Campus Schools Choral Concert - Wednesday, April 13th

On Wednesday, April 13th at 2 PM in the HCCS Auditorium, many voices will be lifted in song in a concert given by the 5th Grade Elementary School Chorus and the High School Junior and Senior Choruses. The performance caps off a day of collaboration between the three groups of students and their conductors, Darren Leander, MichelineBeaudry, and Robert Randall, all under the direction of choral music specialist Paul Hallsted.

Join Us for MOSAIC'S "Diversity in the Arts" Evening - Thursday, April 14th

Please join us for a compelling trio of diverse performances! MOSAIC'S "Diversity In The Arts" evening is Thursday, April 14th at 6pm in the HCCS Auditorium. The program includes:

- An excerpt from MultiStages' award-winning musical, Temple of the Souls

- African American piano/vocal duo, Pianist Byron Sean and Soprano Brandie Sutton, will present a program of Italian operatic arias, Spanish art songs, jazz standards by Duke Ellington, and spirituals by African American composers.

Come out to see Robin Hood, a Middle School Production

Join us for the Middle School production of Robin Hood, by Larry Blamire!  The cast and crew are 7th - 9th graders, and we also have some 10th graders on our production team.  The story combines all of the legends surrounding Robin Hood into an action-packed, comedic evening of theatre. 
Performances:
Thursday, 4/7 at 4pm
Friday, 4/8 at 4pm
Saturday, 4/9 at 6pm
Ticket prices are $5 for Hunter students, $10 for non-Hunter students and senior citizens, and $15 for adults. 
The box office opens 30 minutes before show time (3:30pm on Thursday/Friday, and 5:30pm on Saturday) outside of the auditorium on the 2nd floor.
 

Buy Your Tickets Now for the HCHS Spring Auction!

On April 16th Hunter parents and faculty will "PAINT THE TOWN" at The Prince George Ballroom for a night of festive fundraising! Bid on great donations like Tickets and a Backstage tour of the Broadway musical The School of Rock, VIP Grandstand seating for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, dining gift certificates like $500 to Blue Hill, an exclusive "Selfie Tour" of the Met, Rangers vs Islanders tickets, Premiere Yankee tickets, late night tickets including John Oliver and Steven Colbert, an exclusive wine tasting party, hotel stays, cool electronics and elegant jewelry. 

Reminder! The annual PTA Meeting in Flushing will be on Wednesday, March 30th

Heart as Well as Head: How Families Support the Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners

The social-emotional side of gifted learners is sometimes overlooked, because of the focus on academic achievement. Yet without attention to their social and emotional lives, gifted learners don't reach their potential. Dr. Elissa F. Brown, Director of the Hunter College Gifted Center and Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter's School of Education, will speak about the links between Hunter students' emotional development and their academic achievement. She will also answer questions and discuss strategies that families can use to support their gifted children.

Join us on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 pm 

Nan Shan Senior Center, 136-18 39th Avenue, 6th Floor, Flushing, NY 11354 

Mosaic Presentation: Understanding the QUILTBAG – Thursday, March 17th

Would you like to know more about what our teens mean when they say they or their friends are…Questioning, Queer, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Agender, Allied, Asexual, Gay, Genderqueer, Genderfluid? What are the current issues students face?

Join Mosaic on Thursday, March 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria, for a presentation and workshop.

Wellness Workshop: Monday, March 7th

Does your child have the skills and self-awareness necessary to create and maintain healthy relationships? Come and think together about how parents can help their teens to improve interpersonal effectiveness and satisfaction in all of their relationships--at home with parents and siblings, in school with peers and adults, out in the larger world. 
Please join Dr. Alison Ferst, Psychology Fellow Jaleh Hamadani and Health Education Faculty Emma Calderon in the HCCS cafeteria on Monday morning, March 7, 2016 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. for a facilitated conversation about understanding and communicating with your teen about relationships--family, friends, dating, teachers and mentors etc.
Click here for more information about the Wellness Workshops https://www.hunterpta.org/wellness-workshops

Counselor's Coffee Feb. 24: Strategies to Reduce Your Child's Anxiety

The Counseling Department and the PTA invite you to a Counselors' Coffee in the cafeteria on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 8:30 to 9:45 am. It's an opportunity for counselors and parents to come together in a casual setting.  February's Coffee focuses on anxiety, finding a healthy balance of work and play, and supporting your child at Hunter. Questions? Email Marilyn Katz, PTA Counseling Committee Chair, at counseling@hunterpta.org by Feb. 22. 

Workshops, PTA Meeting Focus on Teens, Gender Roles, Sex and Consent

Hallways, a nonprofit focusing on harm prevention issues, led a discussion on trends and statistics relating to teens and sexual violence at January’s PTA meeting in a presentation, “Talking with Your Teen About Sexual Consent.” Hallways’ director and a counselor had previously led two workshops with HCHS juniors and seniors, one on gender roles and another on consent. Detailed minutes and findings from those workshops as well suggestions about how we as parents can talk to our teenage children about sex and consent can be found here.  The PowerPoint presentation from that evening is found here.

Come See HCHS's Production of Kiss Me, Kate! Feb. 4, 5, and 6

Join us for Hunter College High School's Musical Repertory production of Kiss Me, Kate! This hilarious comedy (book by Sam and Bella Spewack; music and lyrics by Cole Porter) follows the on- and offstage antics of a troupe of actors putting on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Kiss Me, Kate! has something for everyone. Love triangles! Gangsters! Spontaneous full company dance numbers! "It’s Wunderbar!" 

Kiss Me, Kate is directed by Nicholas Goldrosen '16 and Gregory Lipson '16. 

Read on for Performance Times & Ticket Info

HCHS & PTA websites: Information at your fingertips

Our PTA and school websites offer a wealth of information and we would like you to use them as a resource to find out answers to your questions. For example, do you wish you could just click on a link to see the safety patrol schedule?  Or do you want to see the notes from the last counseling coffee that was attended by more than 100 parents?  This and other information is all here.  Here is a sampling of what you can find.  Please remember to log in to see the full list. Click on the links to see more!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with CAPA on Feb. 26

Reserve your seats now for the CAPA (Chinese American Parents' Association) Lunar New Year Banquet! All parents and students are invited to this community event, featuring performances by HCHS students. 

When: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 6 pm. Where: Jade Asian Restaurant, 136-28 39th Ave., Flushing. Tickets: $45* per person; see below for information on purchasing tickets*SPECIAL: Purchase a table of 10 before January 25 for $398

Dr. Fisher Answers Parent Questions at September PTA Meeting

At the September PTA meeting, HCHS Principal Dr. Tony Fisher answered wide-ranging parent questions ranging from the science fair, how the school administers AP tests, the PSAT, tutoring to grading- and homework-related questions. Read the Q&A here and the full PTA minutes here.

School Year is Here--Time to Pay Your PTA Dues

As the students get started, so does the PTA! And that means we need your help and support. From your Hunter Calendar, to our online website and searchable parent directory, meetings to share and discuss topics that impact our children's school lives, and events to bring our parent community together, the PTA brings its spirit but also needs funding. We ask for a contribution of $75 to make this all possible.  Your tax-deductible contribution entitles you to one printed copy of the Hunter Family Directory. So please send in your contribution today! PTA Dues for 2015-2016 are payable online here.  Thanks for your support and hope to see you often!

Update Your Online Contact Information Now!

The Online Parent Directory is a great source of contact information and search tool for parents. By editing your directory listing, you have full control over what information other parents see regarding your family. Read the how-to's below.

Key Information for Parents of 7th and 8th Graders

Parents of 7th and 8th graders: Now's the time to check the calendar (Click here to download the file) or the 2015-16 Grade Events webpage for grade-specific events. You can find information there about Parent Night/potluck/travel class dinners; the first parent night/potluck is for Grade 7 and will be held on Monday, Sept. 28 in the cafeteria. Also hold the date for Open School Day--your chance to visit your child's classes and browse student clubs--on Oct. 9! Read on for more information on the parent nights/7th-8th grade travel class parties, volunteering as a travel class representative, and signing up for the Neighborhood Safety Patrol, a once-a-year requirement for all 7-8 parents.

Parents: Link School Calendar to Your Devices

Parents of Hunter students can now link the school's calendar to their personal devices like smartphones and tablets. The electronic HCHS Calendar is part of the school's website. You can also always find it here. But now you can have it with you wherever you go. The PTA webmasters suggest that you subscribe to the calendar rather than importing it. (A full pdf version can also be downloaded here.)

Need step-by-step directions? Click to read instructions on how to subscribe from various calendar applications and devices.

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