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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Throughout May

This month, New York City public schools across the five boroughs are celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by reflecting upon the contributions of generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans throughout U.S. history. Join in on the celebration with our list of suggested events, digital resources, and books for students and New Yorkers of all ages!
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Thank Your Favorite Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2–6)

Join us all week long as we honor teachers across the five boroughs for their extraordinary service on behalf of City students! Use our official DOE All Stars web tool to send a note of appreciation to the teachers who have made a difference in your life, and consider nominating them for a 2022 Big Apple Award!
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The Month Ahead (May 2022)

As we enter the last full month of the 2021–22 school year, see what's happening in NYC public schools in May 2022! Highlights include Eid al-Fitr, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Memorial Day.
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Secure Your Child’s Seat in Summer Rising 2022

NYC families with students currently in grades K–8 can enroll in Summer Rising, the City's free, full-day, academic and enrichment program for summer learning. Learn more about Summer Rising, including activities, supports, services, and eligibility requirements, and apply today to secure your child's spot!
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